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Bhagavad Geeta - Chinmaya Mission

English, Religion, 61 seasons, 218 episodes, 3 days 2 hours 18 minutes
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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. Find more Geeta treasures including access to an exclusive Geeta app and more Geeta related content at theholygeeta.com
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 66 - 67 - What’s Wrong with Liking My Stuff?!

Without clear understanding that all that we seek outside is not going to bring us the peace we seek, the mind will always be restless. Swamiji delves deep into our mind’s flawed logic and tendency to dwell on the objects we desire. He also clearly illustrates the journey from agitation to quietness in the mind that we repeatedly go on when pursuing our desires. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
16/07/202319 minutes 6 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 64 - 65 - Going Beyond Likes and Dislikes

It is not that every object attracts us, but depending on our likes and dislikes that the mind develops a desire for certain objects. Taking our mind through the shopping malls of the world around us, Swamiji clearly illustrates how in the peaceful mind of one who has given up strong likes and dislikes, the seeds of their vasanas get completely roasted! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
29/06/202320 minutes 16 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 63 - The Ladder of Fall (2)

Obsessive desire for anything constitutes lust. Lust when obstructed leads to anger, and this anger deludes us, causing us to lose our ability to discriminate between what is real and unreal. Swamiji illustrates this through an anecdote in the Ramayana, driving home the clear ways in which our desire for the world outside carries us swiftly down the ladder of fall! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
17/06/202325 minutes 10 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 61-63 - The Ladder of Fall (1)

The mind is easily coloured by sense pleasures and the intellect often justifies indulgence, but Krishna explains how an intellect dedicated to a higher goal can lovingly inspire the mind to master, and not just suppress, the senses. Swamiji also introduces Krishna’s famous ‘ladder of fall’ to help us understand how the uncontrolled mind leads us further away from our ultimate goal! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
01/06/202332 minutes 6 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 59-60 - The Strength of the Senses!

How much can one abstain from all the temptations of the world? When we stay away from the temptations, they eventually turn away from us too. However, Krishna reminds us that the memory of the pleasures continues to tempt even the most intelligent of us! Having withdrawn the senses, the mind must be alert, vigilant and directed into deeper contemplation of the Truth. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
21/05/202328 minutes 15 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 57- 58 - The Person of Perfection (4)

Krishna paints this delicate word-picture of a person of perfection on the canvas of Arjuna’s mind. He even anticipates Arjuna’s queries and begins to eliminate them! How can one so easily withdraw from the world? In today’s episode, Swamiji eloquently explains Krishna’s beautiful metaphor comparing the tortoise and the sthitaprajna! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
10/05/202329 minutes 27 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 56-57 - The Person of Perfection (3)

Swamiji clearly points out how our raga (attachment), leads to bhaya (fear) and krodha (anger), and the stithaprajna is free from them. Their mind is not dependent on any outer object, hence the level of detachment which they operate from. The person of perfection also sees beyond ‘good’ and ‘bad’, neither complains nor praises, and is ever fixed in knowledge of Brahman in all as all. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
02/05/202328 minutes 13 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 56 - The Person of Perfection (2)

With a variety of tales, Swamiji explains the self-satisfied nature of one who is equanimous. We hear of the sthithaprajna’s unshakeable mental attitude towards joys and sorrows, who accepts all that falls in their lap as the Lord’s grace, and has no fear, attachment or anger towards the world and people around them. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
16/04/202322 minutes 37 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 54-55 - The Person of Perfection (1)

Having heard of this state of ease, Arjuna is curious to understand such a person of perfection. To the untrained ear, his questions may seem childish, but Krishna understands these prattling questions from His student and begins by speaking of the knowledge the sthitaprajna is rooted in. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
30/03/202329 minutes
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 51-53 - The Path to Ease

Moksha is not freedom from action but freedom in action. When we intelligently let go of attachment to the results of actions, we gain freedom from bondage of birth and de ath. Swamiji breaks down the psychology of our attachment to the fruits of our efforts despite the suffering that we inflict on ourselves by that very attachment, and how we can reach our original state of ease. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
04/02/202332 minutes 39 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 49 - Are We Being Miserly with Our Efforts?

A restless mind leads to an inefficient intellect, leading to nothing but more suffering! Doing our best and accepting the fruits of our action as the just results, regardless of whether it is what we desire or not, ensures a balanced mind. Swamiji elaborately explains the benefits of performing our duties with this attitude (and the downside of not!) The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
05/01/202325 minutes 25 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 46-48 - The Essence of Karma Yoga

Swamiji distils the knowledge of Karma Yoga to explain how we can come to liberate ourselves. He shares the approach we should take to doing our duties such that we can remain steadfast in yoga - ever peaceful and balanced with an equanimous mind. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
02/12/202237 minutes 16 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 42-44 - Flowery Words Bear No Fruit!

As we gain spiritual knowledge, many paths and many goals appear to be taught over the ages. How to know which will lead us to our goal? Swamiji explains how the flowery words of various ‘religious’ practices promise only temporary pleasures, not allowing the mind to become peaceful, perpetually distracting the mind! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
11/11/202218 minutes 26 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 40 - How is Buddhi Yoga different from Karma Kand?

Working with the right attitude, the right Buddhi, can help us gain knowledge of the Truth. By acting without the input of our own likes and dislikes, the mind becomes calm and unites us with the Buddhi, the means to gain knowledge. Gradually, we begin to work with our intelligence in tune with our higher Ideals, purifying us with each action we undertake! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
27/10/202220 minutes 1 second
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 39 - What is Buddhi Yoga?

Swamiji elaborates on Krishna’s advice to ‘work for the sake of working’ to prevent creating newer vasanas, and shares the importance of knowledge of the Self through an amusing story from Swamiji’s time in Hong Kong! He also introduces the upcoming concept of Buddhi Yoga that Shri Krishna shares with Arjuna. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
21/10/202224 minutes 38 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 31-33 - Living our Best Life

Swamiji illustrates how one’s swadharma expresses itself no matter what with a humorous anecdote with Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. If we don’t express our own swadharma, we cannot work with efficiency and a sense of fulfilment. When life gives us opportunities to live out our swadharma, we must seize them, for they will open many doors for us! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
18/08/202218 minutes 51 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 31 - No Better Opportunity than Now, Arjuna!

Our karma (work) is an expression of our swadharma (personality). Arjuna’s duty is to fight and protect his country and Krishna reminds him of this. Swamiji teaches us to look at our swadharma and what work we inherently want to engage in, by which we can exhaust our vasanas and purify our mind! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
12/05/202222 minutes 9 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 30 - The Four Levels of our Personality

We all have physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual personalities with different needs and desires, curating our swadharma, our individual duty. The same situation outside is also processed by them differently. Arjuna, like us all, sees the battle only physically and emotionally. Krishna now begins to guide us through these four levels to help resolve our own internal conflicts. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
05/05/202219 minutes 24 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 30 - Jiva and Atma

Swamiji illustrates that the texture of the water will determine the quality of the reflection of the Sun reflected in it. Similarly, as our mind and vasanas, so our expression of the Divinity within us. When we decide to clear the water, we add a purifier to it, and when we aim to purify our mind, we must add inspiration from the Higher into our minds. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
26/04/202218 minutes
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 29-30 - Wonder of Wonders!

The Atma in discussion remains a wonder to all, be one a scholar or a dullard. Even more wonderful is the Master who can explain to us what words fall short of describing! With His characteristic examples, Swamiji explains how the subtleness of the Atma and Jiva can be understood. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
19/04/202227 minutes 22 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 23-28 - What do you grieve for?

Continuing these important verses of the Geeta, Krishna reiterates to Arjuna that there is no need to grieve. Birth and death is inevitable to the body but O Arjuna, realise that the relatives you grieve for are not the body but the eternal, unchangeable, imperishable Atma (Self). The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
12/04/202236 minutes 50 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 22 - Casting off the body like a garb

In this very important verse from the Bhagavad Geeta, Krishna shares a powerful analogy of how the jiva (soul) casts off the body and takes a new one just like how one would shed off old garments and wear new ones. Swamiji delves into the law of action and reaction as he sheds more light into this nuanced topic. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
05/04/202225 minutes 20 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 21 - Unborn and Undying

We live in the delusion that we are this body. Swami Swaroopananda guides us to recognise the perishable and changing nature of this body. He urges us to instead identify with the Atma - the Self; that is unborn, undying and cannot be destroyed by anyone or anything. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
13/02/202222 minutes 24 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 17-20 - The Indestructible Truth

Krishna shares pivotal verses that will support a spiritual seeker in their meditation. He reiterates the nature of one’s Self as that which is changeless and the eternal Truth that pervades everything. Krishna urges Arjuna to get up and recognise that which is imperishable. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
31/12/202133 minutes 11 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 15-16 - The Vantage Point

Krishna continues to help Arjuna cultivate a higher viewpoint from which he can see how small his problems truly are, giving him the strength and wisdom to be able to solve them, rather than run away. Swamiji breaks down Krishna’s words about this new vision and guides us on how we can cultivate it ourselves. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
02/12/202130 minutes 17 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 15 - This Too, Shall Pass!

All our experiences, happy or sad, have a beginning and an end. But the more we complain about what we cannot change, the more the sorrow and pain magnify! When the mind is disturbed by sorrow, we brood over the change and become more easily influenced by future fluctuations. In forbearing the changes in the world outside, we can gradually come to identify with the changeless within us. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
18/11/202119 minutes 3 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 14 - Forbearing the pinpricks of the world around us

We experience the world around us as pairs of opposites, giving us joy or sorrow, based on our likes and dislikes. When our sense organs come into contact with the sense objects, then only do we experience these dualities, just as when we touch electricity, we get the shock! In this episode, Swamiji teaches us the secret to overcoming these ‘shocks’ around us! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
04/11/202127 minutes
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 12-13 - Every body dies, but nobody dies

To comfort Arjuna’s grief, Krishna reveals the truth of how there never was a time when any of us did not exist. The ‘I’ Krishna speaks of is the Self of everybody, not the individual ego-centric identity we associate with. Understanding the permanence of the one true Self is a hallmark of the wise student of the Bhagavad Geeta! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
28/10/202119 minutes 5 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 11 - Grief, and the secret to Relief!

The cause of our sorrow is our false expectations born of misunderstanding one thing to be something else. Identifying with the individual ego, we grieve for the natural phenomenon of death, and lose sight of our Dharma. Knowledge of what Dharma is lifts us out of sorrow, and here Krishna, the Jagad-Guru, establishes Dharma by taking Arjuna as His disciple. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
14/10/202134 minutes 4 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 7- 11: When Man falls Silent, God Speaks!

Through his signature storytelling, Swamiji illustrates the paths of Shreyas and Preyas - goodness and pleasure. Arjuna’s humility helps him open up to Krishna’s guidance, demonstrating an ideal disciple’s character and surrender. Krishna begins His song with a gentle scolding of Arjuna’s misery and Swamiji gives us a short, but powerful lesson from Krishna’s first words of the Geeta. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
02/10/202137 minutes 18 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 4- 7: Oh Me, Oh My!

Swamiji explains that the notions of “I” and “mine” arise when we don’t know who we truly are, leading us to misidentify our swadharma. Arjuna's response to Krishna reveals this, when he seeks to abandon his duty as a warrior to live a renunciate’s life to avoid the war. Arjuna’s outburst peaks when he surrenders to Krishna and enquires into what will lead him to the greatest good. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
23/09/202130 minutes 32 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 1-3: Krishna Speaks!

Grief like Arjuna’s leads one to enquire into what is the cause of one’s sorrow. How can we find permanent solutions to our problems and gain shreyas - the supreme good? Swami Swaaroopananda explains how Krishna begins by calling out Arjuna’s despondency as ignoble and un-Aryan, in an attempt to prod at his pride and shake him out of self-pity. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
16/09/202125 minutes 4 seconds
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Gayatri Mantra Day 9: Our true nature

As we do our Japa of the Gāyatrī Mantra, the mind quietens.  We must deepen our Sādhana by contemplating that Truth which the Mantra is indicating. In this concluding episode, Swamiji explains how the Mantra reveals to us our true nature, that of Existence (Sat), Consciousness (Cit) and Bliss (Ānanda)!
09/09/202125 minutes 8 seconds
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Gayatri Mantra Day 8: The meaning of Om

The 3 vyāhrtis Bhūh, Bhuvaḥ and Svaḥ, prefix the Gāyatrī Mantra, which Ādi Śaṅkararacharya tells us indicate the nature of the Truth. Oṃ, with which the Mantra begins, is the subtlest of all symbols for, and is the closest indicator of that same Truth. Swamiji gives us further insight into Oṃ, distilled from the vast knowledge of the Upaniṣads.
02/09/202125 minutes 47 seconds
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Gayatri Mantra Day 7: Gayatri Mantra reveals the Truth

In this episode, we hear from Swami Swaroopananda about Ādi Śaṅkararacharya’s commentary on the Gāyatrī Mantra, which tells us that the Gāyatrī Mantra reveals the truth about the relationship between the Jivatma and Paramatma. Swamiji breaks down the meaning of each word of the Mantra, taking us deeper in contemplation on the divine Gāyatrī Mantra!
26/08/202130 minutes 30 seconds
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Gayatri Mantra Day 6: Overcoming limitations

The vibrations of the Gāyatrī Mantra create the right mental atmosphere so we can gain the right knowledge to overcome our limitations. Swamiji explains how understanding the Mantra can lead us to know the Truth of our eternal nature.
19/08/202129 minutes 14 seconds
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Gayatri Mantra Day 5: The impact of chanting on the mind

The Gāyatrī Mantra illustrates the brilliant values and qualities the Sun embodies, and gives an ideal to aspire to. Swamiji shines a light on how regular Japa (chanting) of the Gāyatrī Mantra leads us to develop a calm, concentrated, devoted mind, in which all noble values can be cultivated. As our practice of Gāyatrī Japa deepens, our intelligence gains clarity and our knowledge deepens.
12/08/202126 minutes 8 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 42-43: Arjuna justifies his pacifism

Arjuna continues to justify his pacifism, telling Krishna that by killing a whole generation of men, the Vedic culture would be lost for future generations to follow. He even goes on to say he would rather the Kauravas kill him unarmed! Swami Swaroopananda talks about how Arjuna’s words have become today’s reality and reminds us to rise and take back our cultural heritage and pride. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
04/07/202135 minutes 23 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 40-41: Why family units break down

The family unit ensured that family traditions were passed down through the generations. As time goes by, we see this unit gradually decline, leading to great loss in cultural values. Drawing on real life situations, ranging from the collapse of the traditional joint family, to intercultural marriages, Swamiji shows us how the Geeta can help reconcile today’s generation gap. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
25/06/202125 minutes 44 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 38-40: The importance of family unit

When we want to escape a situation we have to justify our own minds/our desires, to make it seem like we are much greater than we actually are. Arjuna’s first argument against fighting is the breakdown of the family unit. Using modern society’s example, Swami Swaroopananda shows us how this argument has manifested itself today in the form of failing welfare systems and national debts! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
17/06/202118 minutes 17 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 36-37: Arjuna's misplaced compassion

Arjuna’s identification with the Kauravas as his family blinds him from seeing that his real duty lies in ensuring Dharma is upheld no matter what. He misquotes the scriptures to try and justify his misplaced compassion. Swamiji reminds us that punishment is for correction, not revenge, and knowing our duties clearly prevents us from getting carried away by our attachments. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
10/06/202116 minutes 2 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 33-35: Recognising desire in our denial

In moments of mental weakness, the bigger picture gets distorted as we zoom into our personal gains or losses in a situation. We even start to deny our true intentions, attempting to appear compassionate. Swami Swaroopananda guides us to see what our mind denies, because in denial is our desire expressed. Only upon recognising those desires, can we actually do something about them! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
03/06/202121 minutes 19 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 29-32: Arjuna's Symptoms

When the mind is overwhelmed by emotion, the body too may not be able to function properly. A cloudy mind is unable to see clearly any long-term benefit, and justifies weakness with superficial nobility. As Swamiji paints the picture of Arjuna speaking to Shri Krishna on his chariot, we see all these effects manifest in our hero - a reflection of our own mind! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
27/05/202122 minutes 20 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 26 to 28: How our minds function

Swami Swaroopananda expounds on how in the face of challenging situations the mind gets clouded by emotions, interfering with the intellect’s decision-making process. While Duryodhana projects his fears on to his Guru, Arjuna does the opposite, expressing all his emotions to Shri Krishna. Swamiji explains how by following in Arjuna’s footsteps, we can tap into the wisdom of the Geeta. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
20/05/202121 minutes 44 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 24-27: The Importance of Spirituality

Arjuna’s command to Krishna brings him face-to-face with the Kuru army on the battlefield, and when the devotee ‘commands’ the Lord, delusion is sure to result. Swamiji elaborates on the delusion faced by all of us, as seen in the case of Arjuna, and tells us how spiritual knowledge equips us to achieve success in the truest sense. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
03/05/202128 minutes 55 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 20-23: Arjuna and Krishna enter the battlefield

Swami Swaroopananda gives us the fascinating history of how Krishna became Arjuna’s charioteer, and how Hanuman came to sit on his flagstaff. Wishing to view the armies of both sides and view those he must fight with, Arjuna tells Krishna to bring him to the middle of the battlefield. What a thrilling moment after all the tumult of the war instruments! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
17/04/202126 minutes 40 seconds
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Chapter 1 Verse 14-19: A Bird’s Eye View of the Pandava army

In today’s episode, Swamiji gives us the beautiful vision of Shri Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield, along with the Pandava army, as they blow their conch shells. Sanjaya describes in great detail, the conch shells of each of the Pandava brothers and the terrifying effect they had on Duryodhana and his army. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
04/04/202126 minutes 7 seconds
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Chapter 1 Verse 9-13: The War is Declared!

Continuing with Duryodhana’s monologue with Drona, we see Duryodhana’s weak & self-centered personality express itself in his elaborate description of the Pandava army and the miniscule mention of his own army’s heroes. The war is declared with Bhishma’s blowing of his conch shell, and Swami Swaroopananda brings the awe-inspiring vastness of the battlefield alive in his characteristic narration style. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
31/03/202122 minutes 8 seconds
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Chapter 1 Verse 4-8: As a Man Thinketh

In times of adversity, our true character and personality is revealed. Through the lens of Duryodhana and his words to his Guru Drona, Swami Swaroopananda gives us insight into the workings of a mind full of fear, pride and negativity towards others. A cautionary tale if we ever heard one! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
20/03/202123 minutes 12 seconds
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Chapter 1 Verse 2-3: Duryodhana’s Reaction to the Pandava army

Sanjaya responds to Dhritarashtra’s question about what happened at Kurukshetra by first narrating Duryodhana’s reaction to viewing the Pandava army. Duryodhana approaches his Guru Drona with arrogance, teaching us an invaluable lesson in how not to behave with our teachers! The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
07/03/202119 minutes 45 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1 Verse 1: Dhritarashtra’s Question

Swami Swaroopananda sets the scene between King Dhritarashtra and his minister, Sanjaya on the tenth day of the Mahabharata war. The blind king’s question opens the first chapter of the Geeta, giving us a deep insight into the psychology of the human mind! Swamiji invites us to use the question to reflect on how we also blindly live our lives. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
28/02/202131 minutes 11 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1: Mahabharata in a nutshell

We are introduced to the great history of the Mahabharata, which forms the background against which the teachings of Shri Krishna shine forth as a crest jewel. Swami Swaroopananda introduces the various meanings of ‘Dharma’ and how the Mahabharata navigates Dharma by introducing us to the epic’s numerous personalities. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
17/02/202130 minutes 43 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1: How to study the Geeta

To benefit from the treasures of the Geeta, Swami Swaroopananda guides us to apply proper understanding and inquiry. Swamiji introduces us to the paths of ‘Pravritti’ and ‘Nivritti’, for the evolving and the evolved seekers respectively, and the results that await for the one who follows Dharma. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
07/02/202129 minutes 4 seconds
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Geeta Chapter 1: Self Transformation for World Transformation

Today we journey with Swami Swaroopananda into inspiring memories of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s first ever Marathon Bhagavad Geeta camp in Sidhbari, at the foothills of the Himalayas. Swamiji goes on to explain how the knowledge of the Geeta can transform each and every one of us, effectively creating the change we wish to see in the world. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
31/01/202117 minutes 46 seconds
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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. The entire Geeta Marathon by Swami Swaroopananda can be caught at https://clix.chinmayamission.com/product/geeta-marathon/
24/01/202127 minutes 13 seconds