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  1. Session 1 – Search for Happiness How are you special? Humans and Animals Common - SEED, Differences - ABCD Relative Problems and Real Problems How to achieve real happiness? What is the permanent solution?

  2. Session 2 – Does God Exist 3 Arguments 1) What is the Proof of Existence of God ? CLOrD 2) How to see God ? 3) Why does God allow sufferings? What is the Definition of God ? SPICE How to acquire knowledge about God ? PAS

  3. Session 3 – Who am I? 1) Scriptures are like our mother 2) I am not this body but an Eternal Soul 3) How many bodies do we have? 4) What is the proof for the existence of the Soul? 5) FAQ’s about the Soul

  4. Session 4 – One GOD or many Gods 1: Why are there so many Scriptures? 2: One God or many Gods? – Is God Personal or impersonal? 3: Who is GOD? 4: Who are the demigods? 5: Can anyone become God?

  5. Session 5 – Why do bad things happen to good people? Five Main Themes of Bhagavad Gita Material World and Spiritual World Jail of the Material World – 2P 2C Time Karma FAQs What should I do now? Action Time

  6. Session 6– Practical Application of Bhagavad Gita Summary More on Karma: Action without Reaction Yoga and Bhakti Yoga Practical Application of Bhagavad Gita in daily life

  7. Who am I ? I am not the Material Body but I am the Spirit Soul, entrapped in the temporary material body

  8. Where do I come from ? I, the spirit soul who was originally with GOD has Come from the Spiritual World, a place where there is, my true Home which is eternal, conscious and full of bliss

  9. Where am I now ? I am now in this Material World, called Dukhalayam and Asasvatam , a Temporary Place where Misery is a constant companion

  10. Why am I here now ? I chose to be Independent of GOD, and thus He created this place as a Prison for my Rectification and Purification

  11. Why do I get different bodies ? I have the Freedom to choose my Attitudes and Actions. Based on my Responses, I get Reactions. Different kinds of reactions give rise to different kinds of (84 lakhs) bodies

  12. For how long will this go on ? Millions of life we have lived, millions of good and bad things we have done, millions of Reactions are waiting for us.

  13. What should I do now ?

  14. We have the most precious gift – Human Body Human life is like a train junction, we can decide our future course of journey, as a Demigod, as a Human being, as an Animal or go Home back to Godhead Human body gives us facility to choose our Responses. If good karma=good results. If bad karma=bad results. Both good and bad karma keep us in the material world.

  15. How can I go home back to Godhead ? Performing Akarma. Akarma are actions which have NO reactions. AkarmaBurns away all our past good and bad reactions too

  16. Session 6– Practical Application of Bhagavad Gita Summary More on Karma: Action without Reaction Yoga and Bhakti Yoga Practical Application of Bhagavad Gita in daily life

  17. What is Akarma? Attitude and Actions which bring no material reaction = Akarma Good Karmas Bad Karmas How can we perform an action that gives zero or no reactions? Do we know of any action which gives no reaction?

  18. What is not Akarma? 3 Misconceptions Akarma means no action Akarma means effortless action Akarma means action for someone else

  19. How can we practically perform Akarma? Actions or work done for the pleasure of the Supreme Lord gives no material reactions. Spiritual Reactions Spiritual Blessings

  20. Bhagavad Gita 3.9 Yajnarthatkarmano ‘nyatra Loko ‘yam karma bandhanah Tad-artham karma kaunteya Mukta-sangahsamacara Work done as a sacrifice for Visnu has to be performed; otherwise work causes bondage in this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain free from bondage.

  21. Do we have to pay the bills?

  22. Do not stick posters. By order.

  23. How can working for the Lord be Akarma? Supreme Lord is Spiritual. Anything in connection with Him becomes Spiritual Gives no material reactions

  24. Iron rod takes up the qualities of fire. A person absorbed in Krsna Consciousness is sure to attain the spiritual kingdom.

  25. Soldier fights for his country.

  26. Will he be rewarded or punished?

  27. Akarma = service to the Supreme Lord = Yoga

  28. Session 6– Practical Application of Bhagavad Gita Summary More on Karma: Action without Reaction Yoga and Bhakti Yoga Practical Application of Bhagavad Gita in daily life

  29. What is Yoga? Yujya Join Connect Add Join your Activities and Senses to the Lord

  30. Why should we try to connect the soul with the Supreme Lord ?

  31. What is not Yoga? Increased life-span Shapely body Mystic powers Focused intelligence

  32. We should know clearly what we are looking for, else we can make fools of ourselves

  33. Preliminary and basic stages of eight-fold process of yoga. Astanga-yoga introduced by the great sage Patanjali. Yama – Don’ts or Restrictions Niyama – Do’s or prescriptions that create purity and foundation Asana – Physical excerices Pranayama – Breathing exercises Pratyahara – Total sense control Dharana – Holding the Lord in the mind Dhyana – Focussing on the form of the Lord Samadhi – Absolute or total absorption in the Lord and Awakening one’s spiritual relationship with the Supreme Lord

  34. What is the perfection of Yoga ? Acting in Krsna Consciousness or Samadhi is the Perfection of Yoga Begin to practice at any stage of life. Make quick progress towards true yoga or Akarma or Bhakti Yoga

  35. Bhakti Yoga Connect the Soul to the Lord Dhyanato DhyanaYoga Use the Intelligence to focus on and perform dhyana on the Transcendental or the Beautiful form of the Supreme Lord Jnana to Jnana Yoga Use mind to understand the Supreme Lord And serve Him Karma to Karma Yoga Use senses to serve the Supreme Lord

  36. SPIRITUAL WORLD Top floor Indirect Path Direct Path

  37. Why is Bhakti Yoga the top most Yoga system ? Bhakti Yoga gives maximum result in the shortest time with minimum effort Maximum people can practice it Bhakti can be practiced at any TPC Bhakti Yoga awakens the original nature of Soul: to Love and to Serve

  38. Bhakti Yoga gives maximum result in the shortest time with minimum effort

  39. Maximum people can practice it

  40. Bhakti can be practiced at any TPC

  41. Bhakti Yoga awakens the original nature of Soul: to Love and to Serve

  42. Bhakti Yoga awakens the original nature of Soul to SERVE

  43. Bhakti Yoga awakens the original nature of Soul to LOVE

  44. How can one achieve this pure love for Lord Krsna ? Already exists Eternally established in the hearts of living entities Ash on coal Bhakti Yoga reignites and reawakens the dormant LOVE of GOD

  45. Why are we not attracted to Krsna spontaneously ? Illusion Pride Anger Greed Envy Lust

  46. What is Krsna’s viewpoint? Confirms the Superiority of Bhakti Yoga

  47. What is Bhakti Yoga? Bhakti means devotional service Driven by affection. This force is “rasa” or mellow. Whose taste is very sweet All bonafide activities in Krsna Consciousness are Amrta, or permanent Attachment to Lord Krsna