Bhagavad Gita - Chapter II Print E-mail

A stream cut off from the main river stagnates, putrefies and dies. Similarly a human being disconnected from the totality degenerates and falls into error, delusion and grief. The Bhagavad Gita lifts you out of despair and awakens you to your own glory and power.

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Bhagavad Gita - Chapter I Print E-mail

The first chapter is titled Arjuna Visada Yoga or Yoga of Arjuna’s Grief. While there is not much philosophy here it gives valuable insight into the human personality. It begins with Dhrtarastra’s question to Sanjaya. The Bhagavad Gita is conveyed to us by Sanjaya, the commentator of the Gita who was endowed with the special privilege of seeing the proceedings at Kurukshetra from the palace in Hastinapur, a distance of about 120 kms. Sage Vyasa, the composer of the Gita, conferred this gift to Sanjaya. Dhrtarastra asks Sanjaya what his sons and the sons of Pandu are doing. The root of all conflict and war is a feeling of separateness – mine versus yours – which Dhrtarastra displays. Pandu was his brother and Pandu’s sons were like his own. Yet he differentiates between his sons and those of Pandu’s.

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Bhagavad Gita - Introduction Print E-mail

The Bhagavad Gita is the most enchanting and comprehensive dissertation on how an ordinary mortal can rise above petty, personal preoccupations to become the extraordinary immortal Spirit. It draws from the sublime truths of the Upanisads and presents them as a practical technique of living. The Gita has generated deep interest among seekers of Truth worldwide and has been translated into almost every major language. Yet it is enigmatic and eludes the grasp of most people.

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