"Bhagavad Gita for All" Lectures
A practical guide for everyday life
by Nalin Nirula

Krishna & Arjun survey the battlefiled array at Kurukshetra

Bhagavad Gita For All paintings in traditional Orriya style

'Bhagavad Gita for All' is an ongoing lecture series by Nalin Nirula.

He is a spiritualist and karmic healer based in New Delhi, known for reversing chronic degenerative diseases, as well as conveying spiritual, destiny-changing initiations.

Here are result-oriented solutions on how to live a happy, fulfilled life without complicated methods.

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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1: "Observing the Armies on the Battlefield, & the Consequences of War" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2: "The Eternal duties of Mankind" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

NEW PAGE : Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3: "Karma-Yoga" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

NEW PAGE : Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4: "Transcendental-Knowledge" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

NEW PAGE : Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5: "Karma-Yoga: Action in Krishna Consciousness" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

NEW PAGE : Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6: "Dhyana-Yoga" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

NEW PAGE : Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7: "Knowledge of the Absolute" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

NEW PAGE : Bhagavad Gita Chapter 8: "Attaining The Supreme" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

NEW PAGE : Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12: "Devotional Service" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

NEW PAGE : Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13: "Nature, The Enjoyer and Consciousness" - With detailed word for word synonyms & translation, and audio lecture.

  • Download the chapter 15 Class Handout notes (PDF)

Direct Link to BG 15.15: “I am situated in the heart of all souls as the observing and guiding Supersoul, and from Me arise the soul's remembrance of the self, knowledge, as well as forgetfulness of both...”

Direct link to BG 15.16: "There are only two types of living beings that exist in the world—the fallible, and the infallible..."

Direct link to BG 15.17-18: "My glories are sung throughout the universe as I am transcendental to all the temporary & permanent imperishable beings, and am known as the Supreme Person—Puruṣottamaḥ."

Direct link to BG 15.19-20: "One who knows Me thus without doubt as the Supreme Person Puruṣottama, of the eternal blissful form, such a one is the knower of everything. He therefore engages himself in rendering devotional service to Me in many ways, O son of Bharata."

The Bhagavad Gita for All Lectures are held on a weekly basis every Saturday morning between 8:15 and 9:00 am in front of an audience of students and visitors at The True North Health Center, A-14, Anand Niketan, New Delhi 110021. (For updates check the Karma Blog regularly)

Click here to read Q & A about Krishna Aaradhana (service to God).

Current Bhagavad Gita lecture uploads here in the order as: most recent first (reverse order).

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Scroll to BG Chapter 8 - Slokas 1-8 Lecture

Scroll to Chapter 1 : "Observing the Armies on the Battlefield, & the Consequences of War"

BG 11.1-14 Lecture - "The Universal Form"

In response to Lord Krishna's conclusive statement in chapter 10, that He pervades the entire cosmic manifestation and sustains it, Arjun ask how Lord Krishna is simultaneously present in bodily form in front of him while being eternally present in the universe.

Arjun requests to see the Universal Form of Krishna; the significance of blind King Dhritrasthra hearing this description is that it is meaningful for us as well.

Q & A at 24.51: "...Dhritarasthra getting this information is the equivalent of an ordinary human being who does not have the spiritual eyes to see; but even he, by listening carefully can see (the truth) even if he is blind. We may be like Dhritarasthra--unable to see, but if one sincerely listens and hears with the proper attitude of respect & surrender to the Divine--even he can be liberated. Eventually Dhritsrashtra was liberated also, but it took a long time."

BG 10.33-42 Lecture (Chapter Conclusion) - "Know that with a single spark of Myself I am present in the entire universe and sustain it." (BG 10.42)

Whatever talent or great or wonderful or beautiful or admirable thing we see in someone--all of these are coming from Krishna's opulence only. We have borrowed these or reflect His greatness in any great thing we do. The actions we take however, are not to Krishna's account but to ours and we experience results of our actions accordingly.

Being our dearest friend, Krishna accompanies us through all lifetimes and bodies wherever we go and does not participate in our experiences of sorrow and happiness, but is always looking to guide us back to Him.

BG 10.23-32 Lecture - "Among the great sages I am Bhrigu; of vibrations I am the transcendental Om. Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names (japa), and of immovable things I am the Himalayas." (BG 10.25)

"I am the beginning, middle and end of all creations, O Arjuna, and of the sciences I am the science of the spiritual self; of all knowledgeable arguments I am the natural conclusive truth." (BG.10.32)

BG 10.19-22 Lecture - "O Arjuna, conqueror of ignorance, I am the soul self of all living entities and am situated within their heart. I am also the beginning, middle and end of all living entities." - The Infinite Opulence of the Absolute

BG 10.12-18 Lecture - "O Keshava, not even the demigods nor demons know who You are in Your Infinite Opulence" - The Infinite Opulence of the Absolute

All that great, wonderful, powerful and beautiful come from a small part of Krishna. With just a spark of Himself He spreads throughout the universe and sustains it.

BG 10.1-11 Lecture - "The Infinite Opulence of the Absolute" - Krishna is the source of all that exists
"Neither the demigods, nor the sages know who I am in truth, because in every way I am the origin and source of them all." (BG 10.2)

Discussion, Q & A

How healers engage in Krishna's service; a discussion on demigods, sages-- they do not know Krishna in truth. One who knows Krishna automatically engages in His service. Krishna's guidance on how to conduct oneself and what to do to be permanently free of the karma syndrome sufferings--birth, death, old age and disease. Making ones life perfect in all respects.

BG 9.29-34 Conclusion-The Most Confidential King of Knowledge

BG Chapter 9 Conclusion:
Everyone has the opportunity and right to attain to the supreme destination, to attain to Krishna no matter what their birth and circumstance in life may be.

There is no restriction or discrimination.

If one engages one's mind in thinking, worshiping and being completely absorbed in Krishna consciousness, one can reach Him very quickly.

BG 9, 23-28 - Krishna is the master and enjoyer of all

The Supreme Person, Krishna is the enjoyer and master of all. He alone can liberate one from the binding consequences of karma and give freedom from birth, death, old age and disease. Offer all that you do to Krishna, and become free of binding consequence karma.

Beyond the cycle of 4 Vedic objectives for society--dharma, artha, kaama, moksha--there is the service aspect to Krishna. This is the goal of all devotees and healers.

BG 9, 16-22 - Vedic rituals merit is flickering & returns you to a life of mortality...

Following Vedic rituals and the demigods gives one merit that enables the living entity to enjoy great heavenly pleasures in the planets of the demigods. Once the merit is exhausted the soul returns the mortal world of death and old age again.

Those who are devotees of Krishna and serve and worship Him one-pointedly and exclusively, meditating on His transcendental form, gain imperishable karma and transcendental merit.

They can do this by applying His transcendental energies of Reiki and the KQ Force to all that they do.

By this, the Reiki and KQ healers offer all that they do to Krishna, and serve Him knowingly or unknowingly and He provides them with all their requirements in the material and spiritual worlds. Healers get the benefit of becoming karma-consequence free and returning to Krishna's eternal home in the spiritual sky.

BG 9, 7-15 - The ignorant and the devoted get different results in what they do

"The ignorant do not know who I am -- the Master and proprietor of all that exists. The frustrated and foolish think I am like them...On the other hand those who know who I am and who serve Me with devotion, they are under protection of My Divine nature..."

The frustration of the ignorant
Krishna, the Supreme Divine as His Paramatma expansion within the individual, is not limited by the constraints that limit the individual soul in that particular body. The confused and deluded living entities are bewildered and frustrated in their pursuit of liberation, materialistic desires and aspirations. They are frustrated in knowledge.

Out of this, they take shelter of an atheistic, demonic viewpoint thinking they can become God, or concoct a god, but everything that they get is temporary and frustrating.

Bhagavad Gita for All lecture by Nalin Nirula - Chapter 9, texts 7 through 15.

BG - 09, 7-15 Q & A

How do we manage relationships keeping in mind that the Divine is within all?

* "The Divine particle is within everyone, but that does not make that person the manifest Divine.

"The problem is of relationship with that person, not the Divine... Paramatma has nothing to do with either the actions, or the consequences arising from a person's actions. Do not confuse the individual as being identical with the Divine that accompanies the soul."

At the time of birth in the material river, if the soul knows who Krishna is, then how do we take birth in the material universe? How can we be sure that if the soul knows who Krishna is now, the soul won't come back again?

* "The soul does not know who Krishna is when they are born (in the Vaitrani river). It is on the edge of the material and spiritual.."

"This most confidential and highest of all knowledge gives the direct perception of the self and is the purest and highest dharma which is eternal and joyfully performed." - BG. 9.3

Bhagavad Gita for All lecture by Nalin Nirula - Chapter 9, texts 1 through 6.

Q & A on BG. 9.1-6.

* ‘Are Reiki and the KQ healers at the same level as the bhakti- yogi?’
* ‘Krishna’s unmanifested form is present throughout the universe as the universal life force energies of Reiki and the KQ Force, the brahminical energies - then why is it limited to a few?’
* “People are attracted to all kinds of paths in search of the ultimate according to one’s inclination and karma - but finally, all of these must necessarily end at the path of devotional service to Krishna if one is to achieve liberation and the ultimate destination.”

Bhagavad Gita for All - Chapter 8 with a Summary study of Canto 3, Chapter 32 of Srimad Bhagavatam - Entanglement in Fruitive Activities

The Yoga of attaining the Supreme: “The benefit of all religious and sanctioned practices like penances, sacrifices, charities, fruitive activities, intellectual speculation and analytical studies are not lost to one one who enters the path of devotional service. Very soon he comes to My abode.”

(With a specially referenced summary study of Canto 3, chapter 32 of Srimad Bhagavatam - 'Entanglement in Fruitive activities')

Discussion: Detachment, not being happy in daily activities, something is missing.

"Detachment means not having a proprietary approach towards results--if you have a sense of loss, that is not detachment. Attachment means having a sense of loss and gain. But detached doesn't mean I am indifferent. I am doing those things I may not enjoy or unhappy about doing them, but I don't neglect it. I understand I need to do this."

Why is it important to be detached or analytical about our emotions or activities? That will give us anxiety. Why not enjoy that moment because we are doing our healing and carrying on?

"Yes that is right. You are not required to supervise your emotions and feelings in that way. If there is a contamination of it with a sense of loss then that means you are still working on it--and that is okay. It's a process. You are on the way and that's fine. Don't worry about it, continue with your healing with this understanding."

Chapter 8 Conclusion - Q & A - BG 20-28, (Attaining the Divine) -

Questions on Pure devotional service
* Struggle and happiness * Time of departure from the body * The suffering of Devaki, Yashodha, the Pandavas

The non-envious intelligent who wish to end the constant material cycle of birth, death, old age and disease in this 'dukhalya' (place of miseries) approach Krishna in exclusive devotional service.

With a connection to the brahminical energies of the KQ Force and Reiki, this is easily achieved by karmic healers.

Chapter 8 - BG 20-28, Conclusion for Attaining the Divine - Practical advice from Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, on how to attain the Supreme, and how to apply this to everyday life, even though one chooses different paths to the Supreme.

Chapter 8 - BG 17-22 - Universal creation, manifestation and annhilation of living entities - The constant presence of the Supreme Divine during the manifest and unmanifest states of the Universe. How to return to the Spiritual home for permanent relief from sufferings and attain peacefulness.

BG 8.9-16: Attaining salvation through various methods which lead to one point--thinking of, remembering the Divine Supreme--Krishna, in yoga with Him at the time of death.

Additional Questions PART - 2: India Defense affirmation discussed (Part 2 of Bhagavad Gita ch. 8, 6-8 conversation)

How to construct an effective affirmation for healing * India Defense * Duty to one's country and nation * Terrorism is wrong by any measure and standard and requires an effective response that the enemy understands. Education is needed.

Additional Questions on BG 8-texts 6-8: PART - 1: Remembering Krishna:
  • Advanced Knowledge for Healers

Why one needs to remember and think of Krishna during daily activities.
The method on how to focus on Krishna during daily activities is practical through the healing heart to heart connection during these activities--available only through Reiki & the KQ Force.

Texts 1 through 8 : Q&A on Transcendental Yoga, Attaining the Supreme

Chapter 8 of Bhagavad Gita : Transcendental Yoga, Attaining the Supreme

Texts 1 through 8

Chapter 7 of Bhagavad Gita for All recap and Q & A for daily life application.
"What keeps you going back to the demigods...? The cost you pay to go to the demigods is fear and you buy ignorance. To go back to the Divine--to Krishna, you have get rid of the fear and ignorance. So these two goals are not compatible. If you keep going to the demigods then you remain in this universe.

"Krishna says that those who want to get rid of old age, death, rebirth and anxiety approach Him."

Summary Review of chapter 7 of Bhagavad Gita - Knowledge of the Absolute, texts 1 to 30.

Bhagavad Gita for All - Chapter 2 : The Eternal Duties of Mankind - Contents of the Gita Summarized

BG 2.19-28 : The eternally existing soul is never the killer, and nor can it ever be killed

The soul changes worn out bodies just like one changes a worn out garment. (BG 2.22)

Krishna tells Arjun, 'He who is in knowledge, knows that the self is not killed and the soul self never kills...'

This is not to encourage killing, but in the interest of righteous action, killing is permitted according to regulations.

Killing is never whimsical or random. It is the duty of a kshatriya (Arjun) to fight for the protection of the population and the weak, according to his dharma.

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BG 2.14-18 : Krishna instructs Arjun on the qualities of the body and soul

Krishna explains to Arjun that the perishable body houses the imperishable, 'sat' consciousness and soul-self.

Being full with soul-consciousness eliminates pain and sorrow, while bodily consciousness is the cause of sorrow and pain.

Arjun is advised to be tolerant the appearance & disappearance of the 'asat'-- the changeable.

That which is 'asat' can never become 'sat' or permanent,  and that which is constant, 'sat' can never be destroyed.

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Therefore there is no need to lament for the passing away of the body or the naturally changing conditions.

BG 2.09-14 : Arjun declines to fight his relatives

Overcome by sentiment and the attachment to his family and relatives, Arjun gives up and declines to fight.

He would sooner live by begging or die himself rather than kill his relatives--even in the cause of righteousness.

Arjun  puts the life of his evil-minded relatives as paramount over fulfilling his duty and dharma.

With a sarcastic smile Krishna calls Arjun out on this self-serving weakness, and points out the facts.

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BG 2.04-08 : Arjun Surrenders to Krishna for guidance

Demoralized, traumatized and grief-stricken at the prospect of deaths of so many family members at

his behest, Arjun admits he is unable to see what is right action for him in this situation.

Confused, and in desperation, Arjun surrenders to Krishna as His student and disciple. Arjun begs guidance as to the proper action for him to take.

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BG 2.01-03 :

Arjun is paralyzed by grief on seeing his relatives arrayed against him on the battlefield. Seeing Arjun in such a condition of depression and anxiety, Krishna speaks to Arjun those words meant to remove the darkest of ignorance and fear.

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Bhagavad Gita for All - Chapter 1 : Observing the Armies on the battlefield of Kurukshetra

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