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Bhagavad Gita

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Bhagavad Gita PSYCH310-01

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Outline of Bhagavad Gita. Written in scripture form.
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Date Created: 10/12/16
1. There are two types of people in this world: those who are born with divine nature or demonic nature. Divine nature possess these attributes: a. Fearlessness, pure heart, is steadfast in knowledge and yoga. They have charity, self-control and sacrifice. They study their scriptures and are righteous, and non-violent. They are free from lust, anger, and hatred. b. Leads to freedom 2. Those who are born with a demonic nature are rude, ignorant, have anger and are a hypocrite a. Leads to bondage b. They don’t know when to start or stop action, or right from wrong c. They believe world has no truth d. They have no moral law, and don’t believe in God, and are only driven by lust e. They cling to hypocritical desires, and pride (self-esteem). f. They try to gain much wealth for selfish reasons g. These people fall into hell. h. Cling to egotism and are hateful i. They cycle through the birth and death into demon wombs 3. Those people who don’t believe the scriptures or don’t follow God, they cannot reach perfection, happiness or the highest goal. a. Scriptures should be the things that guides you what you should and should not do. b. Your work should be performed in this world. 4. Three kinds of faith a. 1. Faith; our faith is within our innate personality i. Whatever faith we posses, that is who we are as a person. ii. Sattvic worships gods iii. Rajasic worship demigods and demons iv. Tamasic worship ghouls and ghosts 5. Those who practice things not found in the scriptures are egotistic and filled with rage. a. These are also people who are born with a demonic nature. b. The food that is preferred are sacrifices i. Foods that increase life, health, happiness taste good and are sattvic in nature. ii. Sattic seeks no rewards and believe they need to offer sacrifices. c. Rajasic: sacrifices are to gain a reward d. Tamasic: offer no sacrifice, food, and don’t ding hymns 6. Penance of the body: spiritual leaders, wise men who are pure 7. Penance of speech: doesn’t cause distress, and is beneficial 8. Penance of the mind: silence, purity, and self-restraint a. Those who practice with perfect faith these three things and seek no personal reward are sattvic b. If it is performed to gain honor, or respect=rajasic c. Tamasic: performed in self-torture or with intent to ruin another person. 9. Giving gifts: a. Sattvic: given with out expecting return, given to a worthy person in the right place and time, and they feel it is their duty to give. b. Rajasic: given with hope of return, or given with a grudge c. Tamasic: given to the wrong person, at the wrong place and time, with no proper respect. 10. Om Tat Sat: sacrifices were created in the beginning a. Om: where sacrifice, gift giving and performing penances started. b. Tat: the rites of sacrifice and gifts, and those who want freedom without rewards c. Sat: praise worthy act, reality and goodness, steadfastness in sacrifice or actions d. Asat: if a gift is given, penance is performed or rite is observed without faith. It is considered vain. 11. Liberation through renunciation a. Sanyasa: nature of renunciation b. Tyaga: difference between renunciation (desire) and relinquishment (abandon fruit) c. Tamas: If renunciation is done out of obligation d. Rajasic: failure to take action because of physical hardship, and is not able to gain fruit of relinquishment e. It is impossible to abandon actions completely, but you must give up the fruit of actions to be a true relinquisher. 12. Five factors: body, agent, senses, activities, divine destiny. 13. To be free from bondage: no egotism, no defiled understanding 14. Driving power of action: knowledge, and the object of knowledge 15. Component of action: instrument, object, doer a. Knowledge, action, doer=Gunas b. Sattvic: Eternal knowledge, undivided i. Doer: free from attachment, not focused on success or failure ii. Understanding of renunciation. Know right from wrong iii. Unwavering concentration c. Rajasic: knowledge where you see people as separate i. Doer is passionate seeks reward for actions ii. Knowledge of right and wrong being what you have to do and what you shouldn’t do iii. Desire wealth, and rewards d. Tamasic: knowledge that clings to one object of action, without reason or perception i. Doer is lazy and rude ii. No understanding of right and wrong iii. Unwilling to give up sleep and arrogance 16. Sattva: start like poison, but end up nectar. Born with clear understanding of self 17. Rajasic: happiness comes from the sense. Like nectar at first, but ends up poison. 18. Tamasic: Happiness is in the self in the beginning and end. Comes from sleep, and being lazy 19. We obtain perfection by devoting ourselves to our own duty and performing our own actions a. If understanding is not attached and you are able to conquer yourself, then you can attain supreme perfection b. If you set your thoughts on “Me” through grace you are able to overcome trials c. We are bound by Karma d. Listen to Him, and set your mind to him and he will tell us what is for our own good. i. Abandon dharmas, He will set us free from our sins


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