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Bhaja Govindam – An Introduction

Adi Shankaracharya’s works Composed by the great saint Sri Adi Shankaracharya, Bhaja Govindam is one of the most lucid yet insightful works of Vedanta. Some of the other magnificent works on Vedanta by Adi Shankaracharya are the Vivekachudamani and Atmabodha. He combined his scientific knowledge of the subject with deep devotion to produce brilliant compositions. […]

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter XIII

Children enjoy playing with masks. The more distorted and grotesque the mask, the greater the thrill. The secret of their amusement is the fact that they know the masks are different from them. They are immune to the aberrations of the masks. […]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Introduction

OVERVIEW I Introduction 1-2 II Duryodhana Speaks 3-11 III Armies Blow Conches 12-19 IV Arjuna Ready for Battle 20-25 V Arjuna Succumbs to Emotion 26-30 VI Arjuna Reasons Wrongly 31-37 VII Arjuna Collapses 38-47 […]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 1 & Verse 2

1.There could not be a more dramatic backdrop for a spiritual discourse than brother warring with brother. Yet, paradoxically, the site of the Mahabharata [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 3 & Verse 4

3. Dronacarya, the revered guru of both the Pandavas and the Kauravas was a mighty warrior. Though a Brahmana by birth and son of [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 5 & Verse 6

5. Duryodhana speaks of some more Pandava warriors as 'excellent men'. They are: Drstaketu - King of the Cedis. He was the son of [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 7 & Verse 8

7. Duryodhana addresses Dronacarya as best among the ‘twice-born’. This term refers to Brahmanas, the highest calibre of human beings. Human beings were classified [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 9 & Verse 10

9. Duryodhana ends his listing by including many other heroes. However, he claims they are giving up their lives for his sake! They had [...]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter I – Verse 11 & Verse 12

11. Duryodhana instructs his own army to protect Bhisma alone. Bhisma was the role model for both the Pandavas and the Kauravas not just [...]

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