CHAPTER V

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Introduction

KARMA SANNYASA YOGA OVERVIEW – THE YOGA OF RENUNCIATION OF ACTION I Yogi, Sannyasi, Jnani 1-7 II Their Approach to Action 8-12 III Jnani Defined 13-15 Pathway to Enlightenment 16-21 V Prerequistes to Meditation 22-26 VI Meditation Introduced 27-29 […]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 1 & Verse 2

  1. This question of Arjuna’s persists through chapters 3, 4 and now 5. He is not convinced that he should fight [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 3 & Verse 4

    3. Who is a sannyasi? Not one who wears ochre robes, lives in an ashram, hermitage, or has retired to [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 5 & Verse 6

5. The end result of both the Path of Action as well as the Path of Knowledge is the same – God Realisation. The [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 7 & Verse 8 – 9

7. This verse describes a jnani who is – Yogayukta – established in yoga, union with Self. He has followed the three practices of [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 10 & Verse 11

10. A sannyasi has the mind anchored in Brahman. He dedicates all actions to the goal of Realisation. He is focused on Brahman hence [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 12 & Verse 13

12. A bhogi becomes a yogi by looking beyond the small ‘self’ to a higher ideal. As his focus shifts to the goal he [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 14 & Verse 15

14. Na kartrtvam - Atman has no doership. It is like petrol in a car. As you develop spiritually you lose the sense of [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 16 & Verse 17

16. Verses 16 to 21 deal with the pathway to Enlightenment. Na karmani – Atman does not act. Actions are caused by vasanas. The [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 18 & Verse 19

18. Pandita literally means one who has knowledge of Self. In the present the Pandita has equal vision towards: - A Brahmana, highly sattvika [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 20 & Verse 21

20. In verses 20 to 29 Krsna speaks of renunciation which precedes meditation and Realisation. The first step is to be neutral to the [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter V – Verse 22 & Verse 23

22. In verses 22 to 26 Krsna gives the prerequisites to meditation. Sense enjoyments give pleasure in the beginning but sorrow in the end. [...]