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Swami Tadatmananda's lectures on the Mahabharata
Adi Parva  
     chapters 1, 53, 54 (PDF) Introduction
     chapters 55, 56 (PDF) Vaishampayana’s introduction & summary
Sabha Parva  
     chapters 45, 46, 50 (PDF) Duryodhana’s envy and Dhritarashtra’s weakness
Aranyaka Parva  
     chapters 1, 2 (PDF) Yudhishthira & the Brahmana: coping with loss
     chapters 28, 30 (PDF) Draupadi’s anger & Yudhishtira’s forgiveness
     chapters 31, 33 (PDF) Destiny vs effort: Yudhishthira & Draupadi’s debate
     chapters 46, 48 (PDF) Dhritarashtra’s lament to Sanjaya
     chapters 175, 178 (PDF) Ajagara (cobra) instructs Bhima & Yudhishthira
     chapters 180, 181 (PDF) Fairness of karma: Markandeya & Yudhishthira discuss
     chapters 186, 187 (PDF) Creation & dissolution: Markandeya describes
     chapter 197 (PDF) Vyadha Gita: dialogue between butcher & brahmana
     chapter 198, 199 (PDF) Vyadha Gita: svadharma
     chapter 200 (PDF) Vyadha Gita: karma & moksha
     chapter 201, 202 (PDF) Vyadha Gita: self-control
     chapter 203 (PDF) Vyadha Gita: sattva guna leads to enlightenment
     chapter 205, 206 (PDF) Vyadha Gita: Vyadha’s curse and conclusion
     chapter 245, 247 (PDF) Story of Mudgala and Durvasa
     chapter 296, 298 (PDF) Yaksha Prashna: Yudhishthira’s test
Udyoga Parva  
     chapter 7 (PDF) Arjuna’s & Duryodhana’s choices
     chapter 23, 31 (PDF) Yudhishthira, Sanjaya & Krishna debate the war
     chapter 33 (PDF) Vidura Niti: Vidura’s teachings on dharma
     chapter 36 (PDF) Vidura Niti (continued)
     chapter 41, 42 (PDF) Sanatsujatiya: rishi Sanatsujata’s Vedantic teachings
     chapter 43 (PDF) Sanatsujatiya (continued)
     chapter 44, 45(PDF) Sanatsujatiya (conclusion)
     chapter 66, 67(PDF) Krishna’s true nature: Sanjaya describes
     chapter 70, 77(PDF) War or peace: choice or destiny?
Bhishma Parva  
     chapters 2, 16, 41(PDF) Context of the Bhagavad Gita
Drona Parva  
     chapters 61, 62, 89, 90(PDF) Dhritarashtra's remorse
     chapter 164(PDF) Yudhishthira's falsehood
Sauptika Parva  
     chapters 1-5(PDF) Ashvatthama's Massacre Plan
Stri Parva  
     chapters 1-3, 8(PDF) Dhritarashtra's Mourning
Shanti Parva  
     chapters 7-23(PDF) Arguments for and against sannyasa
     chapters 26-28, 32-34(PDF) Vyasa and Yudhishthira discuss karma
     chapters 50-55(PDF) Krishna asks Bhishma to advise Yudhishthira.
     chapters 105(PDF) Bhishma: How to cope with loss.
     chapters 110-111(PDF) Bhishma and Yudhishthira discuss dharma.
     chapters 161(PDF) Debate on the four purusharthas.
Moksha Dharma Parva (part of Shanti Parva)  
     chapters 168(PDF) King Senajit and the Brahmana.
     chapters 169(PDF) Medhavi teaches his father.
     chapters 171(PDF) The Story of Manki.
     chapters 187(PDF) Kshetrajna (knower) vs senses, mind & intellect.
     chapters 188-189(PDF) Bhishma's meditation instruction.
     chapters 194-199(PDF) Manu teaches self-knowledge to Bhrihaspati.
     chapters 215(PDF) Prahalada tells Indra that human agency does not exist.
     chapters 216-7(PDF) Bali tells Indra that free will does not exist.
     chapters 222(PDF) Qualities Necessary for Moksha.
     chapters 224, 231-3(PDF) Vyasa and Shuka discuss self-knowledge, yoga, and karma.
     chapters 240-242(PDF) Vyasa & Shuka discuss consciousness, mind and senses.
     chapters 246(PDF) Vyasa concludes the Shuka Anuprashna.
     chapters 265, 268(PDF) Bhishma teaches dharma, moksha, and desirelessness.

Year-Month-Day      Book                Chapter and Verses
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2015-10-10                    1-Adi Parva                   Ch 1, Intro & V 1-3
2015-10-24                    1-Adi Parva                   Ch1, 6-9 and Ch 53, V 32-35 and Ch 54, V 1-7
2015-10-31                    1-Adi Parva                   Ch 54, V 10-23 and Ch 55, V 1-5
2015-11-14                    1-Adi Parva                   Ch 55, V 7-43
2015-11-21                    1-Adi Parva                   Ch 56, V 1-33
2015-11-28                    2-Sabha Parva              Ch 45, V 4-38
2015-12-05                    2-Sabha Parva              Ch 45, V 40-53
2015-12-12                    2-Sabha Parva              Ch 45, V 53-57 and Ch 46, V 6-35 and Ch 50, V 1
2015-12-19                    2-Sabha Parva              Ch 50, V 1-27
2015-12-26                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 1, Ch 2, V 1-15
2016-01-02                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 2, V 26-64
2016-01-09                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 2, V 65-67 and Ch 28, V 4-6
2016-01-16                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 28, V 13-36 and Ch 30, V 3-8
2016-01-30                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 30, V 14-44
2016-02-06                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 31, V 2-18
2016-02-13                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 31, V 22-41 and Ch 32, V 1
2016-02-20                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 32, V 11-38
2016-02-27                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 33, V 1-19
2016-03-12                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 33, V 20-56
2016-03-19                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 46, V 2-38 and Ch 48, V 10-40
2016-03-26                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 175, V 5-21 and Ch 176, V 2-49 and Ch 177, V 1-2
2016-04-02                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 177, V 3-20
2016-04-09                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 177, V 21-33 and Ch 178, V 3-7
2016-04-23                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 178, V 8-45
2016-04-30                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 180, V 1-39 and Ch 181, V 1-23
2016-05-07                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 181, V 25-32
2016-05-14                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 181, V 34-38 and Ch 186, V 1-13
2016-05-21                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 186, V 56-122
2016-05-28                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 187, V 1-48
2016-06-11                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 197, V 1-31
2016-06-18                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 197, V 33-44 and Ch 198, V 4-22
2016-06-25                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 198, V 37-78 and Ch 199, V 1-15
2016-07-02                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 199, V 19-34
2016-07-09                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 200, V 5-37
2016-07-23                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 200, V 38-52
2016-07-30                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 201, V 2-6
2016-08-06                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 201, 8-10 and Ch 202, V 17-23
2016-08-13                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 203, V 2-8
2016-08-27                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 203, V 8-50
2016-09-10                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 205, V 19-29 and Ch 206, V 6-12
2016-09-17                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 206, V 15-26
2016-09-24                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 245, V 1-34 and Ch 246, V 3-11
2016-10-01                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 246, V 11-32
2016-10-15                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 246, V 33-34 and Ch 247, V 9-40
2016-10-22                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 247, V 41-42 and Ch 296, V 5-33
2016-11-05                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 296, V 35-40 and Ch 297, V 2-29
2016-11-12                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 297, V 36-55
2016-11-19                    3-Aranyaka Parva         Ch 297, V 54-74
2016-11-26                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 7, V 5-35
2016-12-03                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 23, V 1 and Ch 27, V 2
2016-12-10                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 27, V 2 and Ch 29, V 27
2016-12-24                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 29, V 27 and Ch 31, V 21
2017-01-07                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 33, V 1-19
2017-01-21                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 33, V 19-48
2017-01-28                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 33, V 48-88
2017-02-04                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 36, V 1-12
2017-02-11                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 36, V 22-61
2017-02-18                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 41, V 2-10 and Ch 42, V 1-4
2017-03-04                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 42, V 4-7,8
2017-03-11                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 42, V 8,9-14
2017-03-18                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 43, V 1-6
2017-03-25                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 43, V 8,12,22-24
2017-04-01                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 43, V 25, 36-37
2017-04-15                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 44, V 1-4
2017-04-22                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 44, V 4-17
2017-04-29                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 44, V 19-20 and Ch 45, V 2
2017-05-06                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 45, V 4-13
2017-05-13                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 45, V 24-28
2017-05-20                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 66, V 6-13 and Ch 67, V 1-7
2017-05-27                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 67, V 7-21
2017-06-10                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 70 and Ch 72, V 1
2017-06-17                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 72, V 1-8
2017-06-24                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 75, V 9-17
2017-07-01                    5-Udyoga Parva            Ch 76, Ch 78, V 18
2017-07-15                    6-Bhishma Parva           Ch 2, Ch 16, Ch 41 V 1-8
2017-07-22                    6-Bhishma Parva           Ch 41 V 9-55
2017-07-29                    7-Drona Parva               Ch 61 V 5, Ch 62 V 8
2017-08-05                    7-Drona Parva               Ch 62 V 9, Ch 164 V 72
2017-08-19                    7-Drona Parva               Ch 164 V 74 - V 111
2017-09-02                    10-Sauptika Parva         Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 3
2017-09-09                    10-Sauptika Parva         Ch 1-5
2017-09-16                    11-Stri Parva                  Ch 1, Ch 2 V 3
2017-09-23                    11-Stri Parva                  Ch 2 V 13, Ch 8 V 8,9
2017-10-07                    11-Stri Parva                  Ch 8 V 16, 47
2017-10-14                    12-Shanti Parva             Ch 7 V 8-32
2017-10-28                    12-Shanti Parva             Ch 8 V 32, Ch 9, Ch 10 V 1
2017-11-04                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 10 V 17, Ch 16 V 6
2017-11-11                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 14 V 15, Ch 23 V 12
2017-11-18                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 26 V 2, Ch 27 V 27
2017-11-25                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 27 V 27, Ch 32 V 20
2017-12-02                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 33 V 6, Ch 50 V 13
2017-12-09                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 50 V 13, Ch 54 V 39
2017-12-16                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 55 V 1-2, Ch 105 V 13
2017-12-23                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 105 V 19-52
2017-12-30                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 110 V 1-12
2018-01-06                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 111 V 1-27
2018-01-27                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 161 V 2-19
2018-02-17                     12-Shanti Parva            Ch 161 V 24-43
2018-02-24                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 168 V 1-15
2018-03-03                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 168 V 16-30
2018-03-10                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 168 V 31-52
2018-03-17                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 169 V 1-10
2018-03-31                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 169 V 11-28
2018-04-14                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 171 V 1-19
2018-04-21                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 171 V 20-30
2018-04-28                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 171 V 31-50
2018-05-05                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 187 V 1-12
2018-05-12                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 187 V 14-40
2018-05-19                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 187 V 41-57, Ch 188 V 1-5
2018-05-26                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 188 V 5-18
2018-06-02                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 188 V 19, Ch 189 V 21
2018-06-16                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 194 V 1, Ch 195 V 16
2018-06-23                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 196 V 14, Ch 197 V 3
2018-06-30                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 197 V 7, Ch 199 V 14
2018-07-07                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 215 V 2-17
2018-07-14                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 215 V 17-35
2018-07-21                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 216 V 1, Ch 217 V-13
2018-08-04                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 217 V 15-55
2018-08-11                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 222 V 1-22
2018-08-18                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 224 V 1, Ch 231 V 16
2018-08-25                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 231 V 21, Ch 232 V 2
2018-09-08                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 232 V 2-7
2018-09-22                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 232 V 10-25
2018-09-29                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 233 V 1-7
2018-10-20                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 233 V 9-11, Ch 240 V 1
2018-10-27                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 240 V 2-7
2018-11-10                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 240 V 11-22
2018-11-17                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 241 V 1, Ch 242 V 5
2018-11-24                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 242 V 6-16
2018-12-01                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 246 V 1-7
2018-12-08                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 246 V 9-15
2018-12-15                     12-Moksha Dharma      Ch 265 V 1-10

 

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