TOPICS AND TEACHERS:
4 Bhagavad Gita 9.33 Classes with Swami Viditatmananda
3 Bhagavad Gita 6.5 Classes with Swamini Paraprajnananda
3 Guided Meditations with Swamini Paraprajnananda
3 Satsangs (Q&A) with Swami Viditatmananda
1 Vedic Chanting Class with Suddhatma Chaitanya
Anityamasukhaṁ lokamimaṁ prāpya bhajasva mām (Bhagavad Gītā, 9.33)
“Having gained this world, which is of little happiness, may you seek me,” Lord Krishna says to Arjuna. As a human being, one has the unique opportunity to choose lasting happiness over the fleeting happiness one experiences here. How? By seeking and thereby understanding Bhagavān, the source of all happiness, as the truth of yourself.
Uddharet ātmanātmānaṁ nātmānam avasādayet (Bhagavad Gītā, 6.5)
“May one lift oneself by oneself; May one not destroy oneself.” With these words Lord Krishna makes it very clear that one has to help oneself. Ignorance is something we are born with and if we don’t do anything about it, it will perpetuate. It is our responsibility towards ourselves not to let ourselves get destroyed. We must be both beneficiary and benefactor to ourselves, because otherwise we will wind up being an enemy to ourselves.