CHAPTER VI

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Introduction

DHYANA YOGA   OVERVIEW – THE YOGA OF MEDITATION   Yogi becomes Jnani 1 – 9 Preparation for Meditation 10 – 15 Prerequisites for Meditation 16 – 18 Control Calms the Mind 19 – 24 Meditation ushers Realisation 25 – 28 Test of Realisation 29 – 32 Mind difficult to Control 33 – 36 What if Unsuccessful 37 – 42 Yogi attains Goal 43 – 47   […]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 1 & Verse 2

  1. Sannyasa is the most misunderstood concept. Everyone thinks of a sannyasi as one who has given up family, career and [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 3 & Verse 4

    3. A yogi who still has desires for the world needs to perform action dedicated to a higher cause. Then [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 5 & Verse 6

  5. Take responsibility for yourself. You have created your present situation. You can redeem yourself through knowledge and the right effort. [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 7 & Verse 8

  7. Verses 7, 8 and 9 describe a jnani, realised Soul. This verse deals with subjective changes. One who is: Jitatmana [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 9 & Verse 10

  9. The jnani views different kinds of people equally. The key word is samabuddhi . The verse describes various people.   [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 11 & Verse 12 – 13

  11. Spiritual development is about cleansing of the inner personality of the dirt of vasanas. For this you must develop an [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 14 & Verse 15

  14. The preparation for meditation continues:   Prashantatma – Mind tranquil, serene, calm, and mature. Desires have been reduced. Vigatabhi – [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 16 & Verse 17

  16. This verse describes those who are not fit for meditation. People who eat too much or too little are the rajasika [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 18 & Verse 19

  18. Who is a yukta purusa, one established in union with Self? Viniyatam cittam - One with a completely restrained mind. [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 20 & Verse 21

20. The mind comes to rest through the practices of Karma, Bhakti and Jnana Yogas, not by bringing the body to rest. What makes the [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI – Verse 22 & Verse 23

22. Atman is the Highest. Having attained Realisation you understand there is nothing superior to It. It is the ultimate Achievement. Then even the greatest [...]