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The Bhagavad-Gita. A Book of Hindu Scriptures

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And as he sees on both sides "fathers and grandfathers, teachers, uncles and brothers, sons and grandsons, friends, fathers-in-law and companions," he is overcome by a feeling of deepest pity. Ichaloka-Paraloka vivekha=indifference to the fruit of actions in this world or in any other (as in Swarga-heaven); 3. The Bhagavad-Gita is relevant even today as it was centuries ago. The heroes of the epics are avatars, incarnation of God, Vishnu, as human being: Rama, in the Ramayana, and Krishna, in the Mahabharata.

Lectures on the Bhagavad Gita (Annotated Edition)

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This ancient language is so systematic that technologists searching for a linguistic basis for artificial language turned to Sanskrit. Just the pure teaching is enough – just the simple, clear Light of Krishna’s Love that pours through every page. The sublimity, the nobility, the natural justice, the equality, the love and welfare of all humanity as a whole is the theme of the Rig Veda. Therefore, our own past actions and not Krishna is to be blamed for our sufferings. Listen to The Bhagavad Gita podcast - By Michael Scherer - americanphonic.com.

The Bhagavad-gita, T

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Desai is a scholar of classical Indian art and former South Indian dancer. Many of the temples built by kings in places of their choice have been forgotten but those temples constructed in kshetras, which have been hailed by the masses, are popular even today. Judge "Hear again, O thou of mighty arms, my supreme words, which unto thee who art well pleased I will declare because I am anxious for thy welfare. "Neither the assemblage of the Gods nor the Adept Kings know my origin, because I am the origin of all the Gods and of the Adepts.

The Bhagavad Gita: A Walkthrough for Westerners

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And yet every line, as the title suggests, begins with "If you-", allowing for the potential mistakes of the flawed human race. He who perfectly practices the one receives the fruits of both, and the place ╫ which is gained by the renouncer of action is also attained by him who is devoted in action. These three types of work come from the three gunas, the qualities of nature. Last year I was invited to a Hare Krishna (Hindu) meeting by a friend. He whose actions are for me alone, who esteemeth me the supreme goal, who is my servant only, without attachment to the results of action and free from enmity towards any creature, cometh to me, O son of Pandu."

A Synthesis of Bhagavad-Gita

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He says that whatever paths men choose, He meets them there, because all forms being filled with his life, all paths are His. The Gita qualifies this belief by asserting that action without desire for the fruits of action (nishkama karma) leaves the soul unstained by such karmic residues. In addition to being a historical fact, the setting of Gita signifies a deeper conflict within our consciousness. The philosophical discourse between Arjuna and Krishna, the latter being represented as the Avat�ra of Vishṇu, but acting as Arjuna�s charioteer.

Bhagavad Gita: Song of the Blessed One

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By calling a text or texts “scripture,” we are saying that the text has a special relationship not only to us personally, and to our community, but also to the Divine or Truth. Srila Prabhupada writes, "Chanting of the holy name of the Lord and dancing in ecstasy are also considered pranayama." (Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.23.8, Purport) The fifth limb of yoga, pratyahara, deals with the withdrawal of the senses, a major subject in the Bhagavad-gita.

Bhagavad-gita : Or the Lords Song (The Temple Classics)

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Content with what comes to him without effort of his own, mounting above the pairs of opposites, free from envy, his mind balanced both in success and failure; though he acts, yet the consequences do not bind him. C. came to the north-west, the Indians had already worked out a national culture of their own, unaffected by foreign influence. He is also described as Sat-chit-ananda in Ch. Then after many lives, the student of spirituality, who earnestly strives, and whose sins are absolved, attains perfection and reaches the Supreme.

Message of the Bhagavad Gita

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Remember that Lord Sri Krishna first explained the distinction between the self and non-self and then, out of love, showed to Arjuna His universal form only after giving him the divine sight, i.e., in Daivi Prakriti, the Light of Ishwara. Finally, it is important for us to become an affluent, scientifically advanced, geo-politically influential culture if our words are to be taken seriously. He who is full of faith attains wisdom, and he too who can control his senses, having attained that wisdom, he shall ere long attain Supreme Peace.

Song of God

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On looking a second time he realizes that it is but a piece of rope: yet he thought he saw a serpent; �Maya or illusion is an element which enters into all finite things, for everything that exists has only a relative, not an absolute, reality, since the appearance which the hidden noumenon assumes for any observer depends upon his power of cognition.� (S. Sri Krishna therefore says: "The difficulty of those whose minds are set on Avyaktam is great. As a practitioner of bhakti yoga since 1986, she is co-founder of The Secret Yoga Institute with author and teacher Graham M.

Classics of Indian Spirituality: the Bhagavad Gita,

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What are the kind of new texts can traditional scholars develop in Sanskrit? The second, much longer episode may have been inspired (or, later, referenced) by the line in the Gita in which Krishna goads Arjuna by saying, “Stop acting like a kliba; stand up!” (Kliba is a catch-all derogatory term for a castrated, cross-dressing, homosexual, or impotent man, here used as a casual slur, “not a real man.”) But earlier in the Mahabharata, Arjuna has masqueraded as precisely such a person, a transvestite dance master who also serves as charioteer to an arrogant wimp of a young prince who does not realize that he is treating the greatest warrior in the world as his servant, just as Arjuna does not at first realize that he has for his charioteer a great god who has sheathed his claws.