Bhagavad Gita Podcast

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Weekly podcast discussing the practical applications of the Bhagavad Gita.

What is Bhagavad Gita? Read here – Bhagavad Gita for the Beginners

Bhagavad Gita has the best life teachings but most of the explanations have been either theistic or philosophical in nature, making it a difficult read for many. Everyone wants to read it but only a few actually do. We are using a storytelling approach to explain the practical applications of the Bhagavad Gita in our personal and professional lives. We are two individuals – one a business leader and the other a Yoga teacher – with our own explanations and thought process to the Bhagavad Gita.

Episode 1: What is Bhagavad Gita? Who is Krishna?

  • What is Bhagavad Gita? We will give you a brief introduction to the Gita. 
  • Who is Krishna? We will discuss if we need to see Krishna as God to understand Gita. 
  • Bonus: We will discuss Star Wars and how Anakin/Luke Skywalkers face similar situations in Star Wars as Arjuna, the central character of the Bhagavad Gita. And do not miss our story from the movie Avatar. 

Episode 2: Duryodhana’s Mindset in the Bhagavad Gita

  • Can we let go of our desire? What is a creative desire? What is a destructive desire?
  • Why was Duryodhana so unhappy? We will discuss his character and analyze his entitled mindset.
  • Bonus: Do not miss the story of 99 Club. It is one of the best moral stories we have heard in a long time. 

Episode 3: Krishna’s role as a Charioteer in the Bhagavad Gita

  • What kind of person is ready for wisdom – we will discuss why Krishna chose Arjuna but not Yudhisthira or Bhima? 
  • What does Krishna’s Role as a Charioteer teach us? 
  • Bonus: Don’t miss our story from the Disney movie – Ratatouille  and Martin Luther King’s Noble Peace Prize – Speech 

Episode 4: What is Samkhya Philosophy?

  • What are the Vedas and the Upanishads? A brief introduction
  • What is Samkhya Philosophy? Why was it one of the most popular doctrines in ancient India?
  • A brief introduction to Vedanta philosophy, focusing on Advaita Vedanta philosophy. How is Advaita Vedanta philosophy different from Samkhya philosophy? Do not miss our blog explaining the concept of Samkhya philosophy 

Episode 5: What is Dharma?

  • A brief introduction to caste-based versus class-based division in Hinduism
  •  A big bonus: For most of this episode, we have discussed two Hindi movies in detail –  Deewar (1975).  We tell stories of a father and a son, and how both of them face the same moral dilemma, and how they behave differently. And Border (1997), how a Major reprimanded, rebuked, provoked, and ridiculed an officer, who wanted to leave the battlefield to be with his dying wife.  
  • AND do not miss the real-life story of happy-go-lucky Rob- the janitor; and how he inspired everybody with his selfless act. 

Episode 6: Karma Yoga

  • Who is Karma Yogi? Krishna says, “Karma Yogi is someone who is neither elated by good fortune nor depressed by bad. Such a person is free from attachment, fear, and anger.”
  • Story of a hare and a tortoise and what tortoise teaches us to be a Karma Yogi. 
  • A story of a man who dug the mountain to create a path for the villagers. 
  • We discuss Karma Kanda using the example of the famous movie Oh My God- OMG

Episode 7: Advance Karma Yoga

  • he power of gratitude. Let’s learn how ancient people from the Vedic era used yajna as a means to show gratitude to gods.
  • How the habit of showing gratitude can help us in both personal and professional lives. 
  • Get great quotes of Krishna from chapter 3 (We have shared them below)
  • Listen to the story of the “most beautiful donkey” in town and how delusional we can get about ourselves
  • Listen to the story of the King and his plants, and learn why we should be the best version of ourselves. 

6 comments

  1. Awesome Vinod.
    Crystal clear voice, very good example with story. Deepti kalakkaityee. Keep going and awaiting your next part .

    Sundar Mama

  2. Hello Vinod and Deepti, I am very much pleased to hear the interpretation of BGita in a different angle and perspective. Doing in a nice way. Hats off. Alamelu

  3. Hi Vinod and Deepti. You are doing a great job. It is a pleasant surprise to hear Vinod talking about Gita. Hats off to you Deepti to get him doing this. Vinod your voice is superb with modulation. Deepti I know it is your script. It is a difficult job. Continue the good job. You are making it so simple. One suggestion. If you can include more real story in each episode anyone can connect with it. Many interpretations are beyond my understanding. Here the story of Deewar and connecting it with Gita, will make sense to many people.

  4. Hi vinod and Deepti, I could listen to this episode only today. It is explained so well in simple language. Keep doing it. Stories will always connect you to any difficult topic.

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