Pujya Bhaishri delivered an enlightening discourse on the Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta in Kolkata from 29th September to 3rd October 2010. The chief host of this katha was Shri R.P. Goenkaji.
Pujya Bhaishri mainly elucidated on the third chapter of Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta: Karma Yoga. He explained the significance of performing our duties as Yagya by referring to verses 16 and 17.
Verse 16:
evam pravartitam cakram nanuvartayatiha yah
aghayur indriyaramo mogham partha sa jivati
This means: O Arjun, one who does not apply in the human life the cycle of sacrifice (Yagya) established by the Vedas, leads a life full of sin. Living only for the satisfaction of the senses, such a person lives in vain.
Verse 17:
yas tv atma-ratir eva syad atma-trptas ca manavah
atmany eva ca santustas tasya karyam na vidyate
This means: But one who remains ecstatic within the self, self illuminated and fully satisfied within the self, for him there remains no further duty.
Explaining these verses, Pujya Bhaishri said that Yagya alone is the basis of life (existence). It is impossible to imagine the creation, maintenance and destruction of the universe without the spirit of Yagya. Several different possibilities of the interaction of Purusha (God) and Prakriti (Mother Nature) have been speculated upon and enunciated in our Darshans (schools of philosophical thoughts). Each and every act of our living should be performed as a Yagya (sacrifice). From the moment we wake up and open our eyes, eat, drink, move around, even creating a family, until we go to sleep, each activity should be should be an act of Yagya. Therefore, our entire lives should be dedicated to God in the spirit of sacrifice.
The devotees of Kolkata were blessed and fully submerged in this divine Gyan Yagya from the beginning till the end.

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