Our mission is to share the wisdom of Vedanta (the knowledge of universal oneness) and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness - enabling people to become positive contributors to society. The Podcast features the teachers of Chinmaya Mission, who capture the essence of the Bhagavad Geeta, the Upanishads and other ancient Hindu scriptures and bring them to us in a contemporary language with messages relevant to our times.
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Geeta Chapter 1: Why Study the Geeta? by Swami Swaroopananda
The irony of life is that we expect permanent joy in an ever-changing world and remain disappointed. Is it really possible to be free of sorrows? Swami Swaroopananda in this premier episode shares how the Geeta holds the answers to a life of fulfilment. Swamiji also shares his own journey into the Geeta and the inspiration behind the Bhagavad Geeta Marathon Yagna.
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Krishna’s Powerful Instructions #9: Eternal happiness awaits
Swamiji summarises Krishna’s Powerful Instructions in this final talk. This series of talks have summarised the entirety of the Bhagawad Gita, guiding us in a practical and clear manner on how to strive to achieve that Infinite bliss. Reminding us that desire, lust, anger and greed are sure ways to suffering, Swamiji guides us on how to free ourselves from this bondage, through surrendering to the Lord and gaining knowledge. The knowledge we gain from the shastras will allow us to determine what is right and wrong. When we live life according to this scriptures, we become fit for the highest Truth. It is abidance in this Truth, that will lead us to Infinite bliss, to eternal happiness.
Krishna’s Powerful Instructions #8: Achieving goals
Often we experience difficulty reaching our goals. This practical talks shows us the means to integrate our minds and intellect, a key method by which we can achieve success. Our mind, because it is full of desires and distractions, often deters us from reaching our goals. However, when the mind and intellect are integrated and remain focused on the Truth, we recognise that we can achieve anything because we are not limited, but we are part of the Infinite. To bring about this integration, we need to focus on positive values and work on removing our pride, ignorance and ego. When all our actions are devoted to the Lord, the ego is dropped and integration can take place. With an integrated mind and intellect, anything is achievable!
Krishna’s Powerful Instructions #7: Why Worry?
Why worry? Shri Krishna reminds us time and time again that for His devotees there is no reason to worry. His devotees shall never perish. How do we keep reminding ourselves that we are always protected? Swamiji reminds us that even those who have committed multiple sins, when they turn their mind to the Divine, they are transformed. When that person experiences a sense of Oneness with the Lord, they experience eternal peace. Once one has surrendered completely to God, there is nothing to worry about.
Krishna’s Powerful Instructions #6: Win the mind, win the world
As our mind, so is our experience of the world. As our mind, so our thoughts, our actions and our results. The entire world we experience is through the mind, so if our mind is miserable, everything appears miserable. Then how do we master this mind? Swamiji guides us clearly on developing a single pointed, meditative mind that can achieve magnificence. When our thoughts are scattered our energy is dissipated. Instead, if one’s thoughts are directed towards a Higher goal and focused on the Lord, revelling in positive thinking, one can manifest greatness.
Krishna’s Powerful Instructions #5: Lift yourself by yourself
Happiness is our true nature, our birth right yet why are we always searching for it? Swamiji takes us through a logical explanation, showing us how due to ignorance, we keep searching for happiness externally. When we do this, we often experience lust, anger, greed and as a result we deprive ourselves of peace and balance. Krishna’s Powerful Instructions in this talk demonstrates how best to manage anger and greed. Emphasis is placed on the need to calm our minds and discriminate between right and wrong. Most importantly, we are empowered to take control of our own happiness; as Shri Krishna clearly says “lift yourself by yourself” and make your mind one that is conducive to achieving happiness.