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Theme 1- Divine or demoniac, the choice is yours

Lord Krishna encourage Arjuna by telling him that he was not born with demoniac qualities. His involvement in the fight was not demoniac because of him considering pros and cons. He was considering whether respectable persons like Bhishma and Drona should be killed or not, so he was not acting under the influence of anger, false prestige or harshness. Therefore, he was not of the quality of the demons. For a kshatriya, a military man, shooting arrows at the enemy is considered transcendental, and refraining from such a duty is demoniac. Therefore, there was no cause for Arjuna to lament. Anyone who performs the regulative principles of different orders of life is transcendentally situated.

Bhagavad-gita chapter 16 verse 5-21

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Theme 2- True knowledge of a wise man: distinction between spirit and matter

The Lord at once took the position of the teacher and chastised the student, calling him, indirectly, a fool. The Lord said that you are talking like a learned man, but you do not know that one who is learned—one who knows what is body and what is soul—does not lament for any stage of the body, neither in the living nor in the dead condition. Arjuna argued that religious principles should be given more importance than politics or sociology, but he did not know that knowledge of matter, soul and the Supreme is even more important than religious formularies. And, because he lacked that knowledge, he should not have posed himself as a very learned man. As he did not happen to be a very learned man, he was consequently lamenting for something which was unworthy of lamentation. The body is born and is destined to be vanquished today or tomorrow; therefore, the body is not as important as the soul. One who knows this is actually learned, and for him there is no cause for lamentation, regardless of the condition of the material body.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 2 verse 11

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Theme 3- Duryodhana's shrewd diplomacy

Duryodhana, a great diplomat, wanted to point out the defects of Dronacharya. Dronacharya had some political quarrel with  King Dhrupada, the father of Draupadi, who was Arjuna’s wife. As a result of this quarrel, Dhrupada performed a great sacrifice, by which he received the benediction of having a son who would be able to kill Dronacharya. Dronacharya knew this perfectly well, and yet, as a liberal brahmana, he did not hesitate to impart all his military secrets to the son of Dhrupada, Dhristadyumna, when he was entrusted to him for military education. Now, on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra, Dhrstadyumna took the side of the Pandavas, and it was he who arranged for their military phalanx, after having learned the art from Dronacharya. Duryodhana pointed out this mistake of Dronacharya so that he might be alert in the fight. By this he wanted to point out that he should not be similarly lenient in the battlefield against the Pandavas, who were also Dronacharya’s affectionate students. Arjuna, especially, was his most affectionate and brilliant student.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 1  verse 3

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Theme 4- Lust- the greatest enemy of the human form of life

When a living entity comes in contact with the material creation, his eternal love for Krishna is transformed into lust, in association with the mode of passion. When lust is unsatisfied, it turns into wrath; wrath is transformed into illusion, and illusion continues the material existence. Therefore, lust is the greatest enemy of the living entity, and it is lust only which induces the pure living entity to remain entangled in the material world. The material creation is created by the Lord to give a facility to the conditioned souls to fulfil the lustful propensities, and when they are completely baffled by prolonged lustful activities, the living entities begin to inquire about their real position. This inquiry is the beginning of the Vedanta-sutras. Therefore, the origin of lust is also in the Supreme. If, therefore, lust is transformed into love for the Supreme, or transformed into Krishna consciousness—or, in other words, desiring everything for Krishna—then both lust and wrath can be spiritualized.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 3 verse 37-39

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Theme 5- Subduing the “restless mind"

The mind is so strong and obstinate that it sometimes overcomes the intelligence, although the mind is supposed to be subservient to the intelligence. Artificially, one may establish a mental equilibrium towards both friend and enemy, but ultimately no worldly man can do so, for this is more difficult than controlling the raging wind. In the Vedic literatures it is said: “The individual is the passenger in the car of the material body, and intelligence is the driver. Mind is the driving instrument, and the senses are the horses. The self is thus the enjoyer or sufferer in the association of the mind and senses. So it is understood by great thinkers.  Intelligence is supposed to direct the mind, but the mind is so strong and obstinate that it often overcomes even one’s own intelligence. Such a strong mind is supposed to be controlled by the practice of yoga, but such practice is never practical for a worldly person.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 6  verse 34

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Theme 6- Sri Krishna's universal form

The word tatra (there) is very significant. It indicates that both Arjuna and Krishna were sitting on the chariot when Arjuna saw the universal form. Others on the battlefield could not see this form because Krishna gave the vision only to Arjuna. Arjuna could see in the body of Krishna, many thousands of universes. As we learn from Vedic scriptures, there are many universes and many planets. Some of them are made of earth, some are made of gold, some are made of jewels, some are very great, some are not so great, etc. Sitting on his chariot, Arjuna could see all these universes. But no one could understand what was going on between Arjuna and Krishna.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 11  verse 13

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Theme 7- Constitution of soul, Super soul and nature

Since every living entity is an individual soul, each one is changing his body every moment, manifesting sometimes as a child, sometimes as a youth, and sometimes as an old man. Yet the same spirit soul is there and does not undergo any change. This individual soul finally changes the body at death and transmigrates to another body; and since it is sure to have another body in the next birth— material or spiritual—there was no cause for lamentation by Arjuna on account of death, neither for Bhishma nor for Drona, for whom he was so much concerned. Such changes of body account for varieties of enjoyment or suffering, according to one’s work in life. So Bhisma and Drona, being noble souls, were surely going to have spiritual bodies in the next life.
Any man who has perfect knowledge of the constitution of the individual soul, the Super soul, and nature—both material and spiritual—is called a dhira or a most sober man. Such a man is never deluded by the change of bodies.
The theory of reflection can be applied to the Super soul who is present in each and every individual body and is known as the Paramatma, who is different from the individual living entity.
If Arjuna is on the same level with Krishna, and Krishna is not Superior to Arjuna, then their relationship of instructor and instructed becomes meaningless. If both of them are deluded by the illusory energy (maya), then there is no need of one being the instructor and the other the instructed. Such instruction would be useless because, in the clutches of maya, no one can be an authoritative instructor.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 2  verse 13

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Theme 8- Three pathways which lead to hell- lust, anger and greed

The demons’ lust is never satiated. They will go on increasing and increasing their insatiable desires for material enjoyment. They have no knowledge of the wrong way. Accepting impermanent things, such demoniac people create their own God, create their own hymns and chant accordingly. The result is that they become more and more attracted to two things-sex enjoyment and accumulation of material wealth. The word asuci-vratah, unclean vow, is very significant in this connection. Such demoniac people are only attracted by wine, opposite sex, gambling and meat eating; those are their asuci, unclean habits. Induced by pride and false prestige, they create some principles of religion which are not approved by the Vedic injunctions. Although such demoniac people are most abominable in the world, still, by artificial means, the world creates a false honour for them. Although they are gliding toward hell, they consider themselves very much advanced.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 16 verse 10

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Theme 9- Changing bodies

Change of body by the atomic individual soul is an accepted fact. Modern scientists neither believe in the existence of the soul nor explain the source of energy from the heart. Continuous changes of body appear from childhood to old age. From old age, the change is transferred to another body. Transference of the atomic individual soul to another body is made possible by the grace of the Super soul which fulfils the desire of the atomic soul.
The Vedas, like the Mundaka Upanishad, as well as the Svetasvatara Upanishad, compare the soul and the Super soul to two friendly birds sitting on the same tree. One of the birds eating the fruit of the tree is captivated by the fruits of the material tree, and the other bird Krishna, the witnessing bird is simply witnessing the activities of His friend. The two birds are the same in quality and are friends. But still, one is the master and the other is the servant. Forgetfulness of this relationship by the atomic soul causes one to change his position from one tree to another or from one body to another. The jiva soul(Arjuna) is struggling very hard on the tree of the material body, but when agreed to voluntary serve the other bird(Krishna) as the supreme spiritual master, the subordinate bird immediately becomes free from all lamentations.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 2 verse 22

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Theme 10- The 10 avataras of Lord Krishna–Purpose: To awaken Krishna consciousness

The 10 avataras of Krishna, the order in which They appear in the material world are:
1. Matsya, the fish incarnation, to save the Vedas.
2. Kurma, the tortoise incarnation, to hold the hill on His back.
3. Varaha, the boar incarnation, fights with the demon Hiranyaksa.
4. Nrsimhadeva, the lion incarnation, to kill the demon Hiranyakasipu.
5. Vamanadeva, the dwarf incarnation, begging some land from King Bali.
6. Parashurama, to kill the demoniac kshatriyas.
7. Lord Ramachandra, to go off into exile with His wife, Sita, and brother, Laksmana.
8. Krishna, lifting Govardhana Hill, with brother Balarama beside Him.
9. Lord Buddha
10. Lord Kalki is riding on His horse, killing all the demons and thus liberating them.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 4  verse 7

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Theme 11- Undeviating determination and faith of the yoga practitioner

The yoga practitioner should be determined and should patiently prosecute the practice without deviation. One should not become discouraged if there is any delay in the attainment of success, which is sure for the rigid practitioner.
The example of the sparrow who lost her eggs in the waves of the ocean teaches us what is determination. A sparrow laid her eggs on the shore of the ocean. They were carried away by waves. The frustrated sparrow decided to dry up the ocean by picking out the water in her small beak when the ocean refused to return her eggs. Everyone laughed at her for her impossible determination. The news of her activity spread, and at last Garuda, the gigantic bird carrier of Lord Vishnu, heard it. He was impressed by the determination of the sparrow and became compassionate towards her. He came to the sparrow and  asked the ocean to return her eggs lest he himself take up the work of the sparrow. This frightened the ocean, and he returned the eggs. Thus the sparrow became happy by the grace of Garuda.
Similarly, the practice of yoga, especially bhakti-yoga in Krishna consciousness, may appear to be a very difficult job. But if anyone follows the principles with great determination, the Lord will surely help, for God helps those who help themselves.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 6 verse 24

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Theme 12- Journey of the soul

Here the living entity is described as ishvara, the controller of his own body. If he likes, he can change his body to a higher grade, and if he likes he can move to a lower level. Minute independence is there. The change his body undergoes depends upon him. At the time of death, the consciousness he has created will carry him on to the next body. If he has fixed his consciousness on godly qualities, he will get the form of a demigod. And, if he is fully Krishna conscious, he will be transferred to Krishnaloka in the spiritual world and will associate with Krishna. It is a false claim that after the annihilation of this body everything is finished. The individual soul is transmigrating from one body to another, and his present body and present activities are the basis of his next body. One gets a different body according to karma, and he has to quit this body in due course. This process of transmigrating from one body to another and struggling while in the body is called karsati or struggle for existence.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 15 verse 8

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Theme 13- The sound of the transcendental conch shell: Indicative of the Pandavas inevitable victory

The conch shells in the hands of Krishna and Arjuna are described as transcendental. The sounding of the transcendental conch shells indicated that there was no hope of victory for the other side because Krishna was on the side of the Pandavas. Victory is always with persons like the sons of Pandu because Lord Krishna is associated with them. And whenever and wherever the Lord is present, the goddess of fortune is also there because the goddess of fortune never lives alone without her husband. Therefore, victory and fortune were awaiting Arjuna, as indicated by the transcendental sound produced by the conchshell of Vishnu, or Lord Krishna.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 1 verse 14

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Theme 14- Imperishable soul

Changes of body account for varieties of enjoyment or suffering, according to one’s actions in life. Bhisma and Drona, being noble souls, were surely going to have either spiritual bodies in the next life, or at least life in heavenly bodies for Superior enjoyment of material existence. So, in either case, there was no cause of lamentation.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 2 verse 13

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Theme 15- The role, purpose and sanctity of bhakti yoga in life

“Sacred place” refers to a place of pilgrimage. In India, yogis, transcendentalists or devotees leave home and reside in sacred places such as Prayag, Mathura, Vrindavana, Rishikesa, and Haridwar and in solitude practice yoga where the sacred rivers like the Yamuna and the Ganges flow. But often this is not possible, especially for Westerners. The so-called yoga societies in big cities may be successful in earning material benefit, but they are not at all suitable for the actual practice of yoga. One who is not self-controlled and whose mind is not undisturbed cannot practice meditation. Therefore, in the Brhan-Naradiya Purana it is said that in the Kali-yuga (the present yuga or age) when people in general are short-lived, slow in spiritual realization and always disturbed by various anxieties, the best means of spiritual realization is chanting the holy name of the Lord.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 6 verse 11-14

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Theme 16- The most confidential part of knowledge

The most confidential part of knowledge is that one should become a pure devotee of Krishna and always think of Him and act for Him. One should not become an official meditator. Life should be so moulded that one will always have the chance to think of Krishna. One should always act in such a way that all his daily activities are connected with Krishna. He should arrange his life in such a way that throughout the twenty-four hours he cannot but think of Krishna. And the Lord’s promise is that anyone who is in such pure Krishna consciousness will certainly return to the abode of Krishna, where he will be rewarded with the association of Krishna face to face. This most confidential part of knowledge is spoken to Arjuna because he is the dear friend of Krishna. Everyone who follows the path of Arjuna can become a dear friend to Krishna and obtain the same perfection as Arjuna. These words stress that one should concentrate his mind upon Krishna-the very form with two hands carrying a flute, the bluish boy with a beautiful face and peacock feathers in His hair. There are descriptions of Krishna found in the Brahma-Samhita and other literatures.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 18 verse 65

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Theme 17- Yajna, the purpose of the Vedas

The material creation by the Lord of creatures(Vishnu) has living entities conditioned by material nature because of their forgetfulness of their relationship to Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Vedic principles are bestowed on mankind to  help us understand this eternal relation. The Lord says that the purpose of the Vedas is to understand Him.

Lord Vishnu, is the Lord of all living creatures, all worlds, and the protector of everyone. He created this material world for the conditioned souls to learn how to perform yajna (sacrifice) to satisfy him(Vishnu), so that they can live comfortably without anxiety and to gradually become Krishna conscious and become godly in all respects. Then after finishing the present material body, they can enter into the kingdom of God. That is the whole program for the conditioned soul. In this age of Kali, the sankirtana-yajna (the chanting of the holy names of God) is recommended by the Vedic scriptures, introduced by Lord Chaitanya for the deliverance of all men in this age.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 3 verse 10

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Theme 18- The imperishable science of yoga imparted through the parampara system

We find the history of the Bhagavad-gita, a standard book of knowledge, coming down from time immemorial, traced from a remote time when it was delivered to Vivasvan, the sun god, the king and origin of all planets in the solar system. He is rotating under the order of Krishna and is controlling all other planets. In fact, Vivasvan, a kshatriya was His first disciple to understand the science of Bhagavad-gita. The sun-god spoke to his son Manu, and Manu spoke to his son Iksvaku. It was spoken again by the Lord again to Arjuna about five thousand years ago according to the Gita itself which is as good as Vedas.

The Gita is meant for the protection of  the mankind. All executive heads should spread this knowledge among citizens so that they may take advantage of this knowledge which is superhuman and pursue a successful path, utilizing the opportunity of the human form of life meant for cultivation of spiritual knowledge, to re-establish their eternal relationship with Krishna.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 4 verse 1

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Theme 19- Analytical Yoga and Devotional yoga- the goal is one and the same

The aim of the analytical study of the material world is to find the Vishnu, or the Super soul. Devotional service to the Lord entails service to the Super soul. One process is to find the root of the tree, and next to water the root. The real student of sankhya philosophy finds the root of the material world, Vishnu, and then, in perfect knowledge, engages himself in the service of the Lord. Therefore, in essence, there is no difference between the two because the aim of both is Vishnu. Those who do not know the ultimate end say that the purposes of sankhya and karma-yoga are not the same, but one who is learned knows the unifying aim in these different processes.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 5 verse 4-6

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Theme 20- Equal vision of the humble sage or Krishna conscious individual

  Krishna is a conscious person who is equally kind and treats every living being as a friend. The brahmana and the outcast may be different from the social point of view, but they are equal from the viewpoint of a transcendentalist. This is due to their relationship to the Supreme as Paramatma is present in everyone’s heart. The soul and the Super soul within the body are of the same spiritual quality and are conscious, eternal and blissful. However, they are not equal in quantity. The individual soul is present only in that particular body, whereas the Paramatma is present in each and every body. The individual soul is conscious within the limited jurisdiction of the body, whereas the Super soul is conscious of all bodies. The Super soul is present in all bodies without distinction.

Bhagavad-gita  Chapter 5 verse 18

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Theme 21- Energies of Lord Krishna - Superior and the inferior energy

Those who obey the rules and regulations of scriptures, the moral and social laws are devoted to the Supreme Lord. Out of these there are four classes of men—those who are sometimes distressed, those who are in need of money, those who are sometimes inquisitive, and those who are sometimes searching after knowledge of the Absolute Truth. These persons come to the Supreme Lord for devotional service under different conditions. These are not pure devotees because they have some aspiration to fulfil in exchange for devotional service. Pure devotional service is without aspiration and without desire for material profit.

One should render transcendental loving service to the Supreme Lord Krishna favourably and without desire for material profit or gain through furtive activities or philosophical speculation. That is called pure devotional service.

When these four kinds of persons come to the Supreme Lord for devotional service and are completely purified by the association of a pure devotee, they also become pure devotees. As far as the miscreants are concerned, for them devotional service is very difficult because their lives are selfish, irregular and without spiritual goals.

Those who are always busy with fruitive activities come to the Lord in material distress and at that time associate with pure devotees and become, in their distress, devotees of the Lord. On the whole, when the distressed, the inquisitive, the seekers of knowledge, and those who are in need of money are free from all material desires, and when they fully understand that material remuneration has nothing to do with spiritual improvement, they become pure devotees. As long as such a purified stage is not attained, devotees in transcendental service to the Lord are tainted with furtive activities, and they search after mundane knowledge, etc.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 7 verse 4-5

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Theme 22- The Pious vs impious

Material nature is called prakriti, or the energy of the Lord in his different incarnations (expansions) as described in the Satvata Tantra.

For material creation, Lord Krishna’s plenary expansion assumes three Vishnus. The first one, Maha-Vishnu, creates the total material energy, known as mahat-tattva. The second, Garbhodakasayi Vishnu, enters into all the universes to create diversities in each of them. The third, Ksirodakasayi Visnu, is diffused as the all-pervading Super soul in all the universes and is known as Paramatma, who is present even within the atoms. Anyone who knows these three Vishnus can be liberated from material entanglement.”

This material world is a temporary manifestation of one of the energies of the Lord. All the activities of the material world are directed by these three Vishnu expansions of Lord Krishna. These are called incarnations. Generally one who does not know the science of God assumes that this material world is for the enjoyment of the living entities and that the living entities are the causes controllers and enjoyers of the material energy. According to Bhagavad-Gita this atheistic conclusion is false. In the verse under discussion it is stated that Krishna is the original cause of the material manifestation. The factual Absolute Truth is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna. He is the complete energetic person, and he possesses different separated and internal energies.

In the material energy, the principal manifestations are eight and out of these, the first five manifestations, namely earth, water, fire, air and sky, are called the five gigantic creations or the gross creations, within which the five sense objects are included. They are the manifestations of physical sound, touch, form, taste and smell. Material science comprises these ten items and nothing more. The false ego-“I am,” and “It is mine,” which constitute the basic principle of material existence-includes ten sense organs for material activities. The subject matter of discussion in the sankhya philosophy is only the manifestation of the external energy of Krishna, as it is described in the Bhagavad-Gita.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 7 verse 15-16

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Theme 23- Material consciousness and spiritual consciousness

One who is not Krishna conscious is subjected to material desires while contemplating the objects of senses. The senses require real engagements, and if they are not engaged in the transcendental loving service of the Lord, they will certainly seek engagement in the service of materialism. In the material world everyone, including the powerful devatas to say nothing of other demigods in the heavenly planets—is subjected to the influence of sense objects and the only method to get out of this puzzle of material existence is to become Krishna conscious. Lord Shiva was deep in meditation, but when Parvathi agitated him for sense pleasure, he agreed to the proposal, and as a result Kartikeya was born. When Haridasa Thakura was a young devotee of the Lord, he was similarly allured by the incarnation of Maya Devi, but Haridasa easily passed the test because of his unalloyed devotion to Lord Krishna. One who is not, therefore, in Krishna consciousness, however powerful he may be in controlling the senses by artificial repression, is sure ultimately to fail, for the slightest thought of sense pleasure will agitate him to gratify his desires.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 2 verse 62-63

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Theme 24- Chanting of the holy name of the Lord – the supreme yajna (sacrifice) in Kali Yuga

The demigods are authorized supplying agents on behalf of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vishnu.
One should know, however, that all the necessities of life that the human society requires, are supplied by the demigod agents of the Lord. No one can manufacture anything. Take, for example, all the eatables of human society. These eatables include grains, fruits, vegetables, milk, sugar, etc., for the persons in the mode of goodness, and also eatables for the non-vegetarians, like meat, none of which can be manufactured by men. This aim of life is attained by performance of yajnas. If we forget the purpose of human life and simply take supplies from the agents of the Lord for sense gratification and become more and more entangled in material existence, which is not the purpose of creation, certainly we become thieves, and therefore we are punished by the laws of material nature. A society of thieves can never be happy because they have no aim in life. The gross materialist thieves have no ultimate goal of life. They are simply directed to sense gratification; nor do they have knowledge of how to perform yajnas. Lord Chaitanya, however, inaugurated the easiest performance of yajna, namely the chanting of the holy names, which can be performed by anyone in the world who accepts the principles of Krishna consciousness.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 3 verse 12

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Theme 25- The three types of faith in correspondence to the three modes of material nature

In this verse the Supreme Personality of Godhead describes different kinds of worshipers according to their external activities. According to scriptural injunction, only the Supreme Personality of Godhead is to be worshipped, but those who are not very conversant with, or faithful to, the scriptural injunctions worship different objects, according to their specific situations in the modes of material nature. Those who are situated in goodness generally worship the demigods. The devatas include Brahma, Shiva and others such as Indra, Chandra and the sun-god. There are various demigods. Those in goodness worship a particular demigod for a particular purpose. Similarly, those who are in the mode of passion worship the demons. We recall that during the Second World War, a man in Calcutta worshiped Hitler because thanks to that war, he had amassed a large amount of wealth by dealing in the black market. Similarly, those in the modes of passion and ignorance generally select a powerful man to be God. They think that anyone can be worshiped as God and that the same results will be obtained.
Now, it is clearly described here that those who are in the mode of passion worship and create such gods, and those who are in the mode of ignorance, in darkness, worship dead spirits. Sometimes people worship at the tomb of some dead man. Sexual service is also considered to be in the mode of darkness. Similarly, in remote villages in India there are worshipers of ghosts. We have seen that in India the lower class people sometimes go to the forest, and if they have knowledge that a ghost lives in a tree, they worship that tree and offer sacrifices. These different kinds of worship are not actually God worship. God worship is for persons who are transcendentally situated in pure goodness. In the Srimad-Bhagavatam it is said: sattvam visuddham vasudeva-sabditam.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 17 verse 4

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Theme 26- Bhakti Yoga- The perfect yoga, Krishna conscious devotee- the perfect yogi

The culmination of all kinds of yoga practices lies in bhakti-yoga. All other yogas are but means to come to the point of bhakti in bhakti-yoga. Yoga actually means bhakti-yoga; all other yogas are progressions toward the destination of bhakti-yoga. From the beginning of karma-yoga to the end of bhakti-yoga is a long way to self-realization. Karma-yoga, without fruitive results, is the beginning of this path. When karma-yoga increases in knowledge and renunciation, the stage is called jnana-yoga. When jnana-yoga increases in meditation on the Super soul by different physical processes, and the mind is on Him, it is called ashtanga-yoga. And, when one surpasses the ashtanga-yoga and comes to the point of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna, it is called bhakti-yoga, the culmination. Factually, bhakti-yoga is the ultimate goal, but to analyze bhakti-yoga minutely one has to understand these other yogas. The yogi who is progressive is therefore on the true path of eternal good fortune. One who sticks to a particular point and does not make further progress is called by that particular name: karma-yogi, jnana-yogi or dhyana-yogi, raja-yogi, hatha-yogi, etc.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 6 verse 47

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Theme 27- Lord Krishna - the only savior of the surrendered souls

When one tries to satisfy the senses of Govinda without desiring to satisfy one’s own senses—then by the grace of Govinda all desires of the living entity are satisfied. Arjuna’s deep affection for community and family members was exhibited  due to his natural compassion for them. Everyone wants to show his opulence to friends and relatives, but Arjuna feared that all his relatives and friends will be killed in the battlefield, and he will be unable to share his opulence after victory. This is a typical calculation of material life. He did not know that Krishna had already killed them before their coming into the battlefield and that he was only to become an instrument for Krishna. As a natural devotee of the Lord, Arjuna did not like to retaliate against his miscreant cousins and brothers, but it was the Lord’s plan that they all should be killed. The Lord can excuse a person on His own account, but He excuses no one who has done harm to His devotees. Therefore, the Lord was determined to kill the miscreants, although Arjuna wanted to excuse them.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 1 verse 33-35

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Theme 28- Extraordinary beauty, opulence and glory are none but Lord Krishna’s

Any glorious or beautiful existence should be understood to be but a fragmental manifestation of Krishna’s opulence, whether it be in the spiritual or material world. Anything extraordinarily opulent should be considered to represent Krishna’s opulence.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 10 verse 41

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Theme 29- Degrees of Lord Krishna’s reciprocation towards living entities

Everyone is searching for Krishna who is dwelling within everything, including the particles of atoms. But Krishna is only fully realized by His pure devotees. He reciprocates according to their wants as a supreme master, a personal friend, a son, and a lover. Krishna rewards all the devotees equally, according to their different intensities of love for Him. For those impersonalists who want to commit spiritual suicide Krishna helps by absorbing them into His effulgence. But neither they accept the eternal nor relish the bliss of transcendental personal service to the Lord and exhibit their dormant desires. They are given a chance to act on the material planets. The Lord awards the desired results of their prescribed duties and everyone is dependant for success upon His mercy alone. Unless one comes to the highest perfection of Krishna consciousness, all attempts remain imperfect.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 4  verse 11

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Theme 30- Lord Krishna is not a common man

The Personality of Godhead, who conducts  creation, maintenance and annihilation of the complete cosmic manifestation, cannot be a human being. Actually, He is the Supreme Lord. In Brahma-samhita , it is said that Krishna is the supreme and His body is sac-cid-ananda, non-material, eternal, blissful and full of knowledge. Although He is not a common man, the foolish deride him and consider him to be a man, as they do not know the confidential activities of the Supreme Lord. He is the proprietor of everything that be and that He can award liberation to anyone. As has been explained in several places (mama maya duratyaya), He claims that the material energy, although very powerful, is under His control, and whoever surrenders unto Him can get out of the control of this material energy.
There are many controversies amongst the impersonalists and the personalists about the Lord’s appearance as a human being. But if we consult Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam, the authoritative texts for understanding the science of Krishna, then we can understand that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is present everywhere in all parts of the material and spiritual creation.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 9  verse 11

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Theme 31- Liberation from the cycle of birth and death by Lord Krishna

It is explicitly stated here that the Supreme Lord can only be appreciated by devotional service. Therefore, one should be fully devoted and fix his mind fully on Krishna in order to achieve Him. Irrespective of kind of work in which one is engaged, but that work should be done only for Krishna chanting Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. That is the standard of devotional service. His life’s mission is to please Krishna. The Supreme Lord herein promises that He will without delay deliver a pure devotee thus engaged, from the ocean of material existence. One simply has to practice the easy process of Krishna consciousness and fully engage himself in devotional service.

Simply by chanting the holy name of Krishna-Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare-a devotee of the Lord can approach the supreme destination easily and happily, but this destination cannot be approached by any other process of religion. When everyone takes shelter of the supreme omnipotent Godhead Krishna, that is the highest perfection of life.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 12  verse 6-7

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Theme 32- Goloka Vrindavan (spiritual world) and material world

The spiritual world, the abode of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna is Krishnaloka, Goloka Vrindavana. In the spiritual sky there is no need of sunshine, moonshine, fire or electricity, because all the planets are self-luminous. We have only stars in this universe which is self-luminous like Sun, but all the planets in the spiritual sky are illuminated by the internal potency of the Supreme Lord and the effulgence is emanating from the planet of Krishna, Goloka Vrindavana. Part of that shining effulgence is covered by the mahat-tattva, the material world. Other than this, the major portion of that shining sky is full of spiritual planets, which are called Vaikunthas, chief of which is Goloka Vrindavana.
As long as a living entity is in this dark material world, he is in conditional life, but as soon as he reaches the spiritual sky, by cutting through the false, perverted tree of this material world, he becomes liberated. There he enjoys eternal bliss, eternal life, and full knowledge. Then there is no chance of his coming back here. One has to associate with devotees, those who are in Krishna consciousness , and detach from the material world. One should take it very seriously that devotional service as described in the Twelfth Chapter is the only way to get out of this false representation of the real tree.

Bhagavad-gita Chapter 15  verse 6

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