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

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

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