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The Bhagavad Gita is a book of mankind's collected experience of and answers to life's most basic questions, who I am from, where do I come? What is my purpose and destiny? And most practically, how do I find happiness? These podcasts originate in lectures of Nilbog, a disciple of Swami Chinh my ANADA. They are presented here in 20 to 30 minute segments, each covering three of the Geita 701 verses. Welcome to Geita Wisdom for Daily Living.
So we had been discussing Chapter two Sankei Yoga Yoga knowledge. So far we have discussed up to the word 30 the knowledge of Sankyo with knowledge about your own self. What is the nature of the self? And then now I'll teach you the Buddha yoga. I'll teach you the yoga of how to implement this knowledge in your life. Let's go Buddha intelligent way of living. And then began said the way to work in this world is to help. Equanimity with equanimity comes from your understanding of what you are getting into.
If you understand the field of actions and the nature of the field of actions, the equanimity comes easily, naturally. If you do not understand the field of action, then obviously you will have difficulties. And we have used the example of a roller coaster that one who is standing in the line with all the enthusiasm he knows what is the nature of the roller coaster. He anticipates the ups and downs and twists and turns.
That's the thrill of riding a roller coaster. If there was no ups and downs and twists and turns, there is no fun in roller coaster. More twists and turns and more ups and downs that are all the more enjoyable. Then you go back and stand in line again to join. So if you enter this inside with the expectation that there will be ups and downs, twists and turns, Sukuk Love, Alabama and Georgia. Well, that's the thrill of living in Sanford.
So at the end of this life, we'll come to the conclusion that that was pretty thrilling, right? Well, let's do it all over again. It's called Partners and we'll stand in line again in that sense, while we are on the ride, we forget that this is what we signed up for. That problem comes. So we're going to say, keep that in mind, that these are natural. And this is what you signed up for, the goal of life is to realize your true self, which is what I taught you in the first portion of this discussion.
Now to tell you how to use that knowledge to realize that ultimate truth, the self, the nature of yourself, we're going with us discusses what is the difficulty we have in understanding. So we have basically discussed in the beginning there are six schools of thought in the school of thought, which is based on the previous personal with the. And so all we does are divided into four parts in the mantras, then promenades and runnicles and then open sets.
The philosophy, which is more centered around Carmac on the promenade portion Pottawatomie Manser and we are discussed before input elements of the goal of life is to reach heaven and in heaven. Then you will have Supre sensuous experiences to make you feel happy. Every good action we perform will create a marriage. You accumulate enough marriage so you can go to school together and that's what you do. Then you will have this enjoyments when you exhaust your. Balance of your marriage will come back again, working for the more marriage and go back to sort of God.
But that's the goal of life and performance. And therefore, the society in general placed more emphasis on. Collecting marriage in various ways to do you recognize and ritual, so the means of rituals was supposed to be to purify your mind and intellect, you can become single, point it, but the means became the goal in the society and they completely missed the boat. So now we see the criticism. No one really that how you missed that boat is a society.
And we have seen time and again in history of India that the philosophers and the great thinkers have come to realign the religion back to its goal. So the spiritual aspect becomes available to all people. So it seems that doing more but at the time, the spiritual aspect of the goal was not available to most people. People were stuck into the rituals that we want with us, criticizes those people who had been misguiding the generations. So you say it was 42 youm imam was Pete Watchem, but I wouldn't leave those people.
Using the flowery language are unwise. Unwise. People are using flowery language. The language used in in Brahmin a portion of Broadway way. Does he say they make it sound like that is the goal? Those descriptions rituals are for you to purify your mind and intellect. But here they who made it sound like that is the goal. This is what they should be doing. And then it becomes so elaborate in society was so indulgent into it that. Average person was afraid of the word yoga or youngner, because in each ritual it has been said that if you don't perform it correctly, then you will incur sin in adverse effect.
So you have to an expert to tell you how to do it. And each ritual became so elaborate that it is very elaborate. Describe what type of bricks to be used, how the bricks to be arranged for the Yagoona. So the right person was afraid of the word Yagoona in yoga. With that fear that if I do something wrong other than killing merits or demerits, therefore one in the previous verse has given us the assurance that this yoga, this the yoga, when you perform, there is no danger of any adverse effect.
And even a little practice, you don't have to an expert, you don't have to perform it to a level that you become a master. Even starting off a little effort also will not convey the complete contradiction to what was prevalent in ritualism, in ritualistic practice, you have to do it correctly. If you don't do it correctly, it will adversely affect you about one thing. None of that is advice in this yoga. But the yoga. There is no adverse effect.
You perform your actions in this manner with equanimity of mind. And you will be. Liberated from all your can't abandon the boundaries of actions. So no one is criticizing the people who are using flowery language. To make people confused about what is right and what is wrong. And they say vedova that at. They take great pleasure in using the words of does. Not unheard of it involved in this. There's nothing other than this other than this other than this karma can other than this editorial's, other than to accumulate merit and go to heaven.
There's nothing else there. Completely missing the boat, the goal of life is to achieve that oneness with yourself, understanding the self. Commitment, I swear to God, put our heart because they're desirous of achieving Surgut, those are the Swanigan became the ultimate goal. Swanigan Parashar let's say that with us, say the car mechanic should be doing all this. Carmines When you do you'll accumulate matics and you will go to the Swanigan became the goal of life.
So Wallaga Gentlemen Karma follow. Which promises new birth to the renewal of their actions. You will come back again, you'll have more enjoyment and you go to Sagala. Grijalva vitiates Ebola and all kinds of rituals. Not a one single goal. Also not one single path. There are so many desires and so many goals. So now you can say that even though this criticism is for the kind of Makana, you look at our lives, it is exactly that.
We are all Karmi countries do all kinds of actions to achieve all types of different results in different accomplishments and achievements. Grijalva says. Ebola, they're engaged in too many different types of activities, too many different type of rituals. Bougere Asphodel got empathy because we want to achieve the Bougere and Aishwarya enjoyment and power. That became the goal of life then and even now. We have know one single goal, and therefore we are not focused and therefore we cannot achieve what we think is our birthright, which is happiness.
Because we lost ourselves into Korea, responsible, on the one hand, we ask criticizes those people who preached that the goal of life is to go to heaven, to elevate your standard of living. Now we have come to a conclusion that no matter what status you have in the society, what achievement you have, what accomplishment, your your problems remain the same, whether you are working at the lowest rung of the society or the highest level of the society, basic problems which we face, which makes us unhappy and remain exactly the same.
So this Bogalay Australia is not going to give us what we are ultimately looking for is happiness, everyone continues the criticism against what you've done. They are uprooted to the south, their intellect is taken away. They're lost their rational intellect, their what will give me happiness because they are Hoga. I should have been engaged in enjoyment, in power. This fixation with the enjoyment and power raising the standard of living, we lost the goal of life that we want to be happy, it is pure and simple.
Vavasor Yetnikoff. But Dehe. Somehow, though, not with those who are engaged in this variety of activities to achieve what I d of goals, they cannot have the single pointed mind, the single pointed intellect to achieve that oneness with self. That oneness with yourself is the only means to achieve happiness. The conclusion of Vedanta. So by one with us who wrote The Burma Sutra is received by the Ryan Crystalise, this knowledge when he said saying that the goal of life is to achieve the oneness with their true selves, once you realize your true self, all that which is seeking all your life will be your peace and happiness will be your birthday.
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