This video series is an explanation of India’s best-loved scripture approached from an entirely fresh perspective — one that combines its deep allegorical meaning with its down-to-earth practicality.

Introduction to The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

How can we find true happiness? The Bhagavad Gita is an extraordinary scripture that tells us how. The Bhagavad Gita is a part of the Mahabharata, an allegorical story describing the spiritual path as a battlefield. Why a battlefield? Peace isn’t something we get simply by not fighting, Swami Kriyananda says — we must win it by conquest. This video … Read More

The Four Aspects of Mind

The four aspects of mind, Swami Kriyananda explains, are mon, the mind; buddhi, the intellect; ahankara, the ego; and chittwa, feeling. We are only caught in delusion when we become attached through feeling — through our likes and dislikes. Symbolism discussed: Krishna represents God and the Guru Arjuna represents the sincere devotee