Bhagavad Geeta Simplified

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By: Vidyashankar Hoskere

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. These recordings are posted in this podcast.

Q&A
#1
10/14/2021

The Story of Savitri and Satyavaan


Q&A - Advaita
10/14/2021

In between chapters we have a full class of questions and answers. This question was about the 3 matas - Advaita[non-dualism], Vishistaadvaita[qualified non-dualism], Dvaita [dualism]


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 31
#9
06/20/2021

श्री भगवान् उवाच The Lord said:

काम एष क्रोध एष रजोगुणसमुद्भवः | Nature of Desire and Anger

महाशनो महापाप्मा विद्ध्येनम्.इह वैरिणम् ||37

kaama esha krodha esha rajogunasamudbhavah |

mahaashano mahaapaapmaa viddhyenam iha vairinam ||37

This is Desire kaama esha; this is Anger krodha esha – born out of samudbhavah passion rajo-guna; giving rise to a great and unquenchable thirst (for satiation of desire) mahaashano; and drives one to great sins mahaapaapmaa; know these to be viddhi enam the real and present iha enemies vairinam.

धूमेनाव्रियते वह्निर्.यथाऽदर्शो मलेन च | The Veil that envelops the truth

यथाल्बेनावृतो गर्भस्.तथा तेनेदमावृतम् ||38

dhoomenaavriyate vahnir.yathaadarsho malena cha |

yathaalbenaavruto garbhas.tathaa tenedamaavrutam ||38

Even as yathaa a fire vahnih is enveloped aavriyate by smoke dhoomena, as a mirror aadarshah by dust malena, and cha as the foetus garbhah is surrounded aavrutah by the amniotic fluid ulbena, even so tathaa is this idam covered by aavrutam that t...


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 30
#8
06/20/2021

सदृशं चेष्टते स्वस्याः प्रक्रुतेर्.ज्ञानवानपि |

प्रकृतिं यान्ति भूतानि निग्रहः किं करिष्यति ||33

sadrsham cheshtate svasyaah prakruter.jnanavaanapi |

prakrutim yaanti bhootaani nigrahah kim karishyati ||33

Even a wise man jnaanavaan api acts cheshtate in accordance cheshtate with his own svasyaah nature prakruteh ; beings bhootaani follow yaanti nature prakrutim; what can kim restraint nigrahah achieve karishyati ?

इन्द्रियस्येन्द्रियस्यार्थे रागद्वेषौ व्यवस्थितौ |

तयोर्न वशमागच्छेत् तौ ह्यस्य परिपन्थिनौ ||34

indriyasya indriyaarthe raaga dveshau vyavasthitau |

tayorna vasham.aagachchet tau hyasya paripanthinau ||34

The desire and hatred dynamic raaga dveshau is established vyavasthitau between the senses indriyasya and the sense objects indriyaarthe. One should not na get caught aagachchet in their taih grip vasham, for him asya these two tau are indeed hi the waylaying dacoits paripanthinau.

श्रेयान् स्वधर्मो विगुणः परधर्मात् स्वनुष्टितात् |

स्वधर्मे निधनम् श्रेयः परधर्मो भयावहः ||35

shreyaan svadharmo vigunah paradharmaat svanushtitaat |

svadharme nidhanam shreyah paradharm...


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 29
#7
06/20/2021

प्रकृतेः क्रियमाणानि गुणैः कर्माणि सर्वशः |

अहन्कारविमूढात्मा कर्ताहमिति मन्यते ||27

prakruteh kriyamaanaani gunaih karmaani sarvashah

ahankaara.vimoodhaatmaa kartaaham.iti manyate||

The Gunas gunaih of Prakrti prakruteh are the causative agencies kriyamaanaani of all actions karmaani sarvashah. Only those deluded by the ego ahankaara vimoodhaatmaa think that iti manyate – ‘I am doing this’ kartaa aham.

तत्त्ववित्तु महाबाहो गुणकर्मविभागयोः |

गुणा गुणेषु वर्तन्त इति मत्वा न सज्जते ||28

tattvavittu mahābāhō guṇakarmavibhāgayōḥ । guṇā guṇēṣhu vartanta iti matvā na sajjatē ॥ 28 ॥ O Mighty Armed one mahaabaaho, the knower tattvavit of differentiating principles of guna and karma guna karma vibhaagayoh however tu realizing matvaa that it is indeed iti the modes of character gunaah that are the key influencers of external actions guneshu vartanta, remains unattached na sajjate.

प्रक्रुतेर्गुण.सम्मूढाः सज्जन्ते गुणकर्मसु |

तानकृत्स्नविदो मन्दान्.कृत्स्नविन्न विचालयेत् ||29

prakṛtērguṇasaṃmūḍhāḥ sajjantē...


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 28
#6
06/20/2021

तस्मादसक्तः सततं कार्यं कर्म समाचर | असक्तो ह्याचरन्कर्म परमाप्नोति पूरुषः ||19

tasmādasaktaḥ satataṃ kāryaṃ karma samāchara । asaktō hyācharankarma paramāpnōti pūruṣhhaḥ ॥ 19 ॥ Therefore tasmaat without attachment asaktah perform samaachara always satatam the work karma that is to be done karyam; for hi by doing aacharan work karma without attachment asaktah one attains aapnoti to the highest param.

कर्मणैव हि संसिद्धिम् आस्थिताः जनकादयः | लोकसङ्ग्रहमेवापि संपश्यन्.कर्तुमर्हसि ||20

karmaṇaiva hi saṃsiddhim.āsthitā janakādayaḥ । lōkasaṅgraham.ēvāpi sampaśhyan.kartumarhasi ॥ 20 ॥ Verily hi by action alone karamanaiva, Janaka and others janakaadayah attained aasthitaah to perfection samsiddhim; furthermore api , even for eva the guidance of the masses lokasangraham you ought to arhasi perform action kartum with proper understanding sampaśhyan.

यद्यादाचरति श्रेष्टः तत्तदेवेतरो जनः | स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते ||21

yadyadācharati śhrēṣhṭhastattadēvētarō janaḥ । sa yatpramāṇaṃ kurutē lōkastadanuvartat...


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 27
#5
06/20/2021

CHAPTER 3, V13-18

यज्ञशिष्टाशिनः सन्तो मुच्यन्ते सर्वकिल्बिषैः | yajna shishTāshinah santo muchyante sarva kilbishaiḥ |

भुञ्जते ते त्वघं पापा ये पचन्त्यात्मकारणात् ||13 bhunjate te tvagham pāpā ye pachantyātama kāraNāt|

The pious santah who consume ashinaḥ the remnants of yajna yajnashishTa are relieved muchyante of all sarva sin kilbishaiḥ; but tu they te who cook pachanti for their own sake ātama kāraNāt those sinful ones pāpāḥ verily eat bhunjate sin agham.

अन्नाद्भवन्ति भूतानि पर्जन्यादन्नसंभवः | annād.bhavanti bhootāni parjanyādanna sambhavaḥ|

यज्ञाद्भवति पर्जन्यो यज्ञः कर्मसमुद्भवः || yajnād.bhavati parjanyo yajnaḥ karma samudbhavaḥ ||14

कर्म ब्रह्मोद्भवं विद्धि ब्रह्माक्षरसमुद्भवम् | karma brahmodbhavam viddhi brahmākshara samudbhavam|

तस्मात्सर्वगतं ब्रह्म नित्यं यज्ञे प्रतिष्ठितम् || tasmāt.sarvagatam brahma nityam yajne pratishThitam ||15

From food annād come forth bhavanti living creatures bhootāni; from rain parjanyāt comes forth sambhavaḥ food anna; from yajna yajnāt arises bhavati the rains parjanyaḥ; and from yajna yajnaḥ karma karma is born samudbhavaḥ.

Kno...


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 26
#4
06/20/2021

INTERACTION CLASS


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 25
#3
06/20/2021

देवान् भावयतानेन ते देवा भावयन्तु वः |

परस्परम् भावयन्तः श्रेयः परमवाप्स्यथ ||11

devān bhāvayatānena te devā bhāvayantu vaḥ |

parasparam bhāvayantah shreyah param.avāpsyatha ||

Foster bhāvayata by this anena the Gods devān and may the Gods te devā foster bhāvayantu you vah; fostering bhāvayantah each other parasparam, you ye shall attain avāpsyatha to the supreme param good shreyah .

इष्टान्भोगान् हि वो देवा दास्यन्ते यज्ञभाविताः |

तैर्दत्तानप्रदायैभ्यो यो भुङ्क्ते स्तेन एव सः ||12

ishTān bhogān hi vo devā dāsyante yajna.bhāvitāḥ |

tairdattān.apradāyaibhyo yo bhunkte stena eva saḥ ||

The devatas devāḥ having been thus fostered through yajna yajna.bhāvitāḥ, grant dāsyante to you vaḥ your desired enjoyments ishTān bhogān; thus hi whoever yaḥ enjoys bhunkte what is given dattān by them taiḥ without offering back apradāyaiḥ to them aibhyaḥ, a thief stenaḥ indeed eva is he saḥ.

[Brahma creates fr...


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 24
#2
06/20/2021

CHAPTER 3 - v6-10

कर्मेन्द्रियाणि संयम्य य आस्ते मनसा स्मरन् |

इन्द्रियार्थान्.विमूढात्मा मिथ्याचारः स उच्यते ||6

karmendriyāṇi samyamya ya āste manasā smaran |

indriyārthān vimooḍhātmā mithyāchāraḥ sa uchyate ||6

Having controlled samyamya the organs of action karmendriyāṇi he who sits ya āste continuing to dwell in his mind manasā smaran upon the objects of the senses indriyārthān he sa is said to be uchyate a fake practitioner mithyāchārah.

यस्त्विन्द्रियाणि मनसा नियम्यारभतेर्जुन |

कर्मेन्द्रियैः कर्मयोगं असक्तः स विशिष्यते ||7

yastvindriyāṇi manasā niyamyārabhatérjuna |

karmendriyaih karmayogam.asaktaḥ sa vishisḥyate ||7

However tu one who yah controlling niyamya the senses indriyāni by the mind manasā and remaining unattached asaktaḥ undertakes ārabhate the path of work karmayogam with the organs of action karmendriyai, he sa excels vishisḥyate.

नियतं कुरु कर्म त्वं कर्म ज्यायो ह्यकर्मणः |

शरीर यात्रापि च ते न प्रसिद्ध्येद्.अकर्मणः ||8

niyatam ku...


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 23
#1
06/17/2021

CHAPTER 3 - KARMA YOGA


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 19
#12
06/17/2021

CHAPTER 1 - REVISION


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 22
#14
06/17/2021

CHAPTER 2 - REVISION CLASS C


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 20
#13
06/17/2021

CHAPTER 2 - REVISION CLASS B


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 19
#12
06/17/2021

CHAPTER 2 REVISION CLASS A


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 18
#11
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 17
#10
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 16
#9
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 15
#8
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 14
#7
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 13
#6
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 12
#5
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 11
#4
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 10
#3
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 9
#2
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 8
#1
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 7
#3
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 6
#2
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 5
#1
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 3
#3
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. You can attend the current classes via Google Meet link - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq and also clarify doubts during a brief interaction in the end.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 4
#4
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am., IST - https://meet.google.com/nxz-ybah-stq . These recordings are posted in this podcast.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 2
#2
04/13/2021

The Bhagavad Geeta is the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. This gem contains every aspect of spirituality sought by a seeker in simple conversational language. The same is taught to aspirants by Sri Vidyashankar Hoskere every Sunday from 8:30-10am. These recordings are posted in this podcast.


Bhagavad Geeta Simplified - Class 1
#1
04/02/2021

Introduction to the conflict between the righteous Pandavas and the greedy Kauravas.