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

Episode 1
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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

Episode 2
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The Bhagavad Gita shows us in allegorical form how man came from spirit and manifested from vibration into material form. The dialogue between Krishna (guru) and Arjuna (humble disciple) illustrates how we gamble away our happiness and peace of mind playing with the delusion and desires of this world. Warning: The dice are loaded. Swami talks about the aspects of … Read More

Awakening the Kundalini

Episode 10
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Chapter 1, Stanza 3 How do we awaken the power (Kundalini) that is within each of us? It is possible to awaken this power by bringing energy upward through spiritual practice to the brain. We possess a tremendous power that can be harnessed when we learn to be lions of self control. No matter the background or religion, it is … Read More