Arjuna is bewildered by the most basic questions: ‘Who am I?’ ‘What am I meant to do?’ In the karma yoga section of Bhagavad-gita, the first six chapters, Lord Krishna, in response, explains to Arjuna the process of yoga and the basic transcendental knowledge needed to act in spiritual consciousness.
Nestled between the karma yoga and jnana yoga sections, the treasure of bhakti, hidden in the middle six chapters of the Bhagavad-gita, is revealed to us along with the details of the intimate relationship between the Lord and His pure devotees, as well as different ways to become one
After the section about karma (action) and a section about bhakti (devotion), we come to a section about jnana (knowledge). Please prepare yourself for receiving knowledge, ‘knowing which all the sages have attained the supreme perfection’, which will help you go home, back to Godhead.
Sri Isopanisad one of the 108 principal Vedic scriptures known as the Upanisads. Sri Isopanisad is a conceptual text, rather than a description of the Lord's pastimes. Reading and studying this book is meant to advance one's view of life; to teach one how to re-spiritualize every endeavor of one's actions.
For six weeks we will be discovering Srila Prabhupada's translation and commentary to Srila Rupa Goswami's Upadesamrita. Rupa Goswami was especially empowered by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to assemble instructions on how to attain love of Godhead, Krishna -prema. His Upadesamrita (The Nectar of Instruction) is a compilation of eleven verses that outline the gradual progress and main instructions for a serious spiritual practitioner who wishes to attain this eternal love.
The Nectar of Devotion (NOD) is Srila Prabhupada's summary study of Srila Rupa Goswami's Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu. It presents "the complete science of devotional service." In this course you will systematically study the first nineteen chapters of the NOD.