4 Vedanta Qualifications (samanya Dharma, svadharma, loka-sangraha, Emotions) (5)
4 Vedanta Qualifications (samanya Dharma, svadharma, loka-sangraha, Emotions) (5)

Summary:

Session 5 completes the meaning of “apyāyāntu mamāngāni” prayer from Chāndogya Upaniṣad.

It discusses 4 distortions all humans are subject to. All serious spiritual aspirants are advised to consistently nurture them before and during pursuit of “sarvam brahma” (Permanent Self-Realization & Actualization as Advaita Vedanta teaches).

TOPICS COVERED:

  1. The result of “Enlightenment sickness” in Spiritual marketplace. Consequence of incomplete Self-Knowledge or premature conclusion of “I am the Whole“.
  2. 3 Kinds of Dharma’s one needs to correctly follow/practice: (1) samanya dharma, (2) svadharma, (3) loka-sangraha
  3. Why cheating/lying/manipulating/unforgiving/grievances always leads to your EVENTUAL LOSS. (Prevents happiness, Mokṣa)
  4. Reason why humans cheat/lie/manipulate – despite knowing/feeling it’s NOT right. (rāga-dveṣa or likes-dislikes)
  5. Two forces in Universe that always ensure a loss for any unethical/immoral behavior. (dṛṣta-phalam, adṛṣta-phalam)
  6. How to know what one’s duties/responsibilities are in every moment.
  7. For pursuit of Moksha – change of attitude from “Me” to “Us” is helpful: loka-sangraha
  8. Emotional Management: 4 ways to manage suppressed, stagnating emotions.
  9. Cause for our Inferiority-complex. (Not feeling good enough, inadequate, small, unimportant, not valued, etc)
  10. Conclusions about (1) World and (2) People – shift from narrow minded view TO broad minded view – is an attribute of a wise person.

Lines covered are:

  • mā mā brahma nirākarot
  • anirākaraṇam astu anirākaraṇam me astu
  • tat ātmani nirate yaḥ upaniṣatsu dharmāḥ te mayi santu

At end (1:19:42h), we have a spontaneous FAQ on Self.

Download visual mind map of this session.

29 May 2018

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