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Season 1 - Episode 6

The Bhagavad Gita Background

25 min - Talk


The story begins on the battlefield; the field of our human experience. James outlines the primary characters and offers enough background to help us start to understand the Bhagavad Gita. He chants the first verse and translates it word for word, bringing the teachings to life in an accessible, digestible, and meaningful way.

We have attached a PDF of the chart so that you can follow along with us.
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Jul 31, 2015
Bhakti, Jnana
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Such a clear presentation of what the whole beautiful song this teaching is about. Thanks James for your practice and clear, inspiring talk; and to you YA for bring him and these teachings to us!
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Beautiful , inspiring talk
So grateful for this oppurtunity!
Wonderful contextualization of the Bhagavadgītā! Clear, concise and insightful. Thank you!
Just listened to this again! I have read a "novelized" English version of the Mahabharata, but did not understand the meaning of, for example, the names of the main characters. It will be interesting to reread this epic after having listened to your teaching, James. Thank you.
woooow beautiful explanation.... and I'm so grateful to be able to have these opportunity to listen to your classes James!!!! you are awesome teacher... thank you
I am watching / listening to Chapter 2 again.  First time, like in books, I skipped the introduction!!! But it's so instructive, so useful to know what the names when we encounter them in the epic or the Gita it enriches the meaning a thousand times, thanks so much James.

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