Hari Om , Can someone please explain the correlation between verse 8.20/21 avyakta -1 and 2 in relation to the 8 fold ashtada prakriti we learnt in chapter 7 by Swamiji ? Where does karya brahmaa fit in there?
Can someone suggest if there is any discussion forum specific to this chapter 8 .I tried this platform but dont see any discussions.As its such a unique chapter it would help me to see all view points.Pls advise where i can access this.
Hey there, I was following the MGML course with dedication but my MBA semester exams are coming soon. I won't be able to study GITA for the entire month of November which means I'll be one-month late in completing the course.
Taking the risk of sounding very silly, I humbly request for some pointers on my practice.
There is an inertia to sit down quietly for next few minutes.
Once this inertia is overcome one way or another, I find myself initially and involuntarily getting too much focussed around my eyes (flickering) / distracted by the flickering.
After 2-3 minutes or so (sometime even longer), I start to sense calmness, eyes stop flickering, and there is a sense of just being.
After meditating for more minutes, I find inertia to come out of my meditation. Mind doesn't want to come out of it. At this stage, I don't feel any restlessness in principle.
Object of meditation: I find it unnatural with me to focus on an object (sound, breath) during the later part of a meditation sitting. But if I allow myself to leave out the objects and focus on just being there, it becomes effortless without having to focus on object. This extends the time being spend on meditation without feeling the need to come out of it. In the initiating minutes, sounds and breath definitely help me.
What I don't know if all of these are natural, expected or needs correction. I humbly request to help me with this.
I am a student of Master Gita, Master Life. In this course, I was answering a question in 6th Chapter. In Q 11, it is asked which of the following is true of a karma yogi. One of the options is "A karma yogi gives up sankalpas and hence is a true sannyasi". This has been included as a correct answer. Whereas, my understanding was when the seeker becomes Yogarudha, then he gives up the sankalpas. As explained by Swamiji, it is the sankalpa which pushes the seeker to actions. Since the karma-yogi is still in the realm of action, he does not give up sankalpas. Pl. clarify.
Hari Om Guruji Pranaam In the 1st chapter 10th sloka aparyaaptam and paryaaptam is explained in the recording as paryaaptam as limited and aparyaaptam as unlimited but I understand as paryaaptam as sufficient and apariyaaptam as insufficient so with this the meaning of the word in sloka nd sloka itself is changed as what I understand. Please clarify.
In Self Assessment question 18 of Chapter 7, "Having the Lord as its substratum, maya veils the Lord" has been marked as wrong. But in Swamiji's discouse, he as clearly said "having Me as a substratum, the Maya veils Me" (page no 63, line 2).
Hari Om. In the opening Chapter 1 discourse of MGML, Swamiji beautifully explains Moksha as freedom from the agitations of the mind. Can someone provide some light on how is this related / unrelated to the interpretation of Moksha as liberation from the cycle of life and death?
Swamiji was explaining Paramatma+Maya = Easwaran and Paramatma+Avidya=Jeevan. What is Easwaran here ? Is it deities we pray in temples like Swami Ayyapa or Guruvayoorapa ? What is Avidya ? Is it Ignorance or Ajnanam ?