Join Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as he unravels the secrets of Bhagavad Gita Chapters 17 and 18. You can watch the commentary online from the comfort of your home.
Chapter 17 - The Threefold Path
What happens when someone worships the Divine disregarding the scriptures? How are one's food preferences related to one's nature? What are the three kinds of penance and three kinds of charity? What is the true name of the Divine?
Join Gurudev as he explains from Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17, the three qualities that this whole Creation is made up of and how their knowledge can help you make the right choices in life.
Chapter 18 - The Final Liberation
What is the difference between escapism and renunciation? Is it possible to perform action and not be tainted by its consequence? What are the 3 grades of knowledge, 3 grades of actions, 3 grades of actors, 3 grades of intelligence and temperament in people? What roles do different kinds of people take up in society? How does one attain the Divine while performing one's roles in life?
And what is the Ultimate Principle that overrides all of the above?
Imbibing the learnings of the Bhagavad Gita will empower you to:
- Live with increased awareness, strength, and compassion
- Transcend beyond concepts and limitations
- Be present in the moment
- Develop greater equanimity, peace, and happiness
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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18
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Frequently Asked Questions
A: If you register before the live event start date, you will have access to the live event and to the recorded videos for 30 days after the event start date. If you register after the live event start date, you will have access to the recorded videos for 30 days after your registration date.
A: The Bhagavad Gita is a 5000-year-old dialogue between Lord Krishna and warrior prince Arjuna that took place in the battlefield of Mahabharata.
A: The life-transforming wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita can help you live with more awareness, strength, and compassion. It can help you transcend beyond concepts and limitations and bring about equanimity, peace, and happiness.
Q: I have not heard/read the previous chapters of the Bhagavad Gita. Can I still attend this session?
A: Yes. Every chapter of the Bhagavad Gita touches upon different aspects of our life, and you can start your journey from this one.
A: The Bhagavad Gita has something to offer to every generation, every age group, and every mindset, and can be read by any age-group.
A: The Bhagavad Gita has many teachings to offer. Some of them are:
Do not think that if there is no sense of hatred or aversion, then you will not be able to fight. It is not so. Hatred and aversion only make you weaker. A person filled with hatred may appear to be angry and very strong on the outside, but in reality, he gets shaken, and the mind becomes weak and unsteady.
When you fight, do not fight out of hatred and feverishness; instead, fight with a firm determination and steady mind. There is a vast difference between these two states. When you compete, fight with complete enthusiasm and also with total awareness. This is the spiritual path; this is Dharma.
Lord Krishna said, “One who works too much and one who is lazy, both, cannot reach the height of yoga. Only those who walk the path of moderation can get out of misery”.
If you win, don’t lose your head and if you lose, don’t lose your heart. You keep your heart in the right place, your mind in the right place and still be happy.
Whether you are poured with compliments or you are given umpteen numbers of insults; in both situations, keep your smile and equanimity.
Whether it is an enemy or a friend, pleasant circumstances or unpleasant; do not crave for praise or be hateful.
Such an ideal will help you manage your mental and emotional state of mind.
Don’t look for happiness in that which is temporary, that which is fleeting and changing. Joy and happiness are only in something that doesn’t change.
So, there is misery before getting a position and while holding the position. The fear of its loss gives you sorrow. When it is gone, then also its remembrance gives misery. That is why it is called as asukham. There is no sukha (happiness) in temporary things. Sukha is inside you.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna, “I reside in everyone, so see Me in everyone around you.”
When the mother is at home, the child is confident. In the subconscious mind, a child is very comfortable knowing that the mother is at home. A sense of security, a sense of confidence, a sense of knowing that somebody is backing me, guiding me and caring for me, all this brings a deep sense of security. This is refuge.
A: Everyone desires that life should be beautiful, fulfilling, filled with love and success. Who does not want this? Everyone wishes that I should be all right and so should everyone else around me. But to achieve such an environment, our mind is the only obstacle - it is not the others. Our mind is our greatest enemy. If we know how to handle our mind, then we can manage our life too.
So, the biggest secret is how to handle the mind and how to become content, and Lord Krishna has explained this delicate art in the Bhagavad Gita.
The Bhagavad Gita talks about the meaning of life, and how to overcome grief and so on. These truths are relevant to all times, and applicable to all people. It is the giver of eternal bliss.
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