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.The Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit भगवद्गीता, Bhagavad Gītā, "Song of The Blessed Lord"), also more simply known as Gita, is a sacred Hindu scripture,[1][2] considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy.^ Bhagavad-gita is also known as Gitopanisad.
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^ That is the message in the Bhagavad Gita, the divine song of the Lord.
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^ This is how to listen to the divine song of the Lord, the Bhagavad Gita.
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[3] .The Bhagavad Gita comprises roughly 700 verses, and is a part of the Mahabharata.^ In the Mahabharata there is given the Bhagavad-gita.
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^ Read Bhagavad-Gita, 700 Verses with commentaries CHAPTER 1 .
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^ Bhagavad-Gita, 700 Verses without commentaries .
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.The teacher of the Bhagavad Gita is Krishna, who is revered by Hindus as a manifestation of God himself,[3] and is referred to within as Bhagavan, the Divine One.^ This is the God whom the Bhagavad Gita proclaims.

^ Study the Bhagavad Gita, the word of God .
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^ Bhagavad-Gita Course Week one: .
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[4]
.The content of the Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war.^ Krishna and Arjuna are on a battlefield.

^ That is the relationship between Arjuna and Krishna.
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^ The Bhagavad Gita takes place as the battle between the Kurus and Pân.d.avas is about to start.
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.Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma about fighting his own cousins who had taken the side of evil, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince and elaborates on different Yogic[5] and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies.^ Krishna also instructs Arjuna to fight to set the proper example of duty.
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^ I understand that there are lots of different translations of the Gita, and commentators sometimes make up their own philosophy taken from quotes of the Gita, although often they make conclusions which are against the clear indiciations of the Gita itself.

^ As the Bhagavad Gita begins, the great warrior Arjuna is despondent to see his friends and relatives arrayed in battle before his chariot, intending to fight against his side in this war.

.This has led to the Gita often being described as a concise guide to Hindu theology and also as a practical, self-contained guide to life.^ This has led to the Gita often being described as a concise guide to Hindu philosophy .
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^ It should be understood that it was circumstances that led to the Bhagavad Gita being spoken on the battle ground and the war was not the reason for it’s revelation.
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^ About us Feedback Home › Web resources › Humanities › Religion and theology › Bhagavad-Gita and Hindu texts .
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.Maharishi Mahesh Yogi describes it as a lighthouse of eternal wisdom that has the ability to inspire any man or woman to supreme accomplishment and enlightenment.^ I commend this wonderful gift of God unto every man and woman, towards his or her supreme blessedness and highest welfare.
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^ He obtains perfect wisdom, Supreme Peace and eternal Bliss and Immortality.

^ The yogis who have tuned-in their consciousness with the supreme consciousness can see the eternal light in trance.

[6] .During the discourse, Krishna reveals His identity as the Supreme Being Himself (Svayam Bhagavan), blessing Arjuna with an awe-inspiring vision of His divine universal form.^ During the discourse, Krishna reveals his identity as the Supreme Being Himself ( Bhagavan ), blessing Arjuna with an awe-inspiring glimpse of His divine absolute form.
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^ Krsna is the Godhead himself ( svayam bhagavan ).
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^ Vision of the Universal Form 12.
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The Bhagavad Gita is also called Gītopaniṣad, implying its having the status of an Upanishad, i.e. a Vedantic scripture.[7] .Since the Gita is drawn from the Mahabharata, it is classified as a Smṛiti text.^ The Bhagavad Gita ( Sanskrit :- Bhagavad Gītā ) is an ancient Sanskrit text comprised of 700 verses from the Mahabharata ( Bhishma Parva chapters 25 42 [1] ).
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^ The Gita Supersite concentrates on the Bhagavad Gita ('Song of the Lord') - a Sanskrit text from the Mahabharata epic which is revered as sacred by the adherents of Hinduism.
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^ This website is dedicated to the Bhagavad Gita ('Divine Song of God') - the Sanskrit text from the Bhishma Parma of the Mahabharata epic.
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.However, those branches of Hinduism that give it the status of an Upanishad also consider it a śruti or "revealed" text.^ The introduction gives a detailed analysis of the origins of the Purusha Sukta according to Hindu tradition, and the place of the text in the broader context of Hindu and Vedic mythology.
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^ This section gives a large number of sacred Hindu texts, both in translation and in some cases in Sanskrit using Devangari script.
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^ While technically it is considered a Sm ṛ ti text, it has singularly achieved a status comparable to that of śruti , or revealed knowledge .
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[8][9] As it is taken to represent a summary of the Upanishadic teachings, it is also called "the Upanishad of the Upanishads".[1] Another title is mokṣaśāstra, or "Scripture of Liberation".[10]

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Date and text

Bhagavad Gita, a 19th century manuscript.
.The Bhagavad Gita occurs in the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata and comprises 18 chapters from the 25th through 42nd and consists of 700 verses.^ The price is $18.00 USD for 18 chapters and 700 verses.

^ In the Mahabharata there is given the Bhagavad-gita.
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^ (Bhagavad-Gita chapter 18 mantra 65) .
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[11] .Its authorship is traditionally ascribed to Vyasa, the compiler of the Mahabharata.^ The sage Vyasa, who is traditionally supposed to be the author of the Mahabharata and the Gita (which forms part of the Mahabharata), offers to restore his sight, in order that he may watch the battle of Kurukshetra.

[12][13] .Because of differences in recensions, the verses of the Gita may be numbered in the full text of the Mahabharata as chapters 6.25–42 or as chapters 6.23–40.[14] According to the recension of the Gita commented on by Shankaracharya, the number of verses is 700, but there is evidence to show that old manuscripts had 745 verses.^ Read Bhagavad-Gita, 700 Verses with commentaries CHAPTER 1 .
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^ By admin B hagavad Gita chapter 14 .
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^ Gita Chapter 14 .

[15] .The verses themselves, using the range and style of Sanskrit meter (chhandas) with similes and metaphors, are written in a poetic form that is traditionally chanted.^ Krishna , as the speaker of the Bhagavad Gita is referred to within as Bhagavan (the divine one), and the verses themselves, using the range and style of Sanskrit meter ( chandas ) with similes and metaphors, are very poetic; hence the title, which translates to "the Song of the Divine One".
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^ Sanskrit words when not used in sentences (i.e., when isolated without grammatical form) have a special form; this is the manner in which they appear in dictionaries (e.

^ They are written in a style of Sanskrit different from any other literary works.

.The Bhagavad Gītā appeared later than the great movement represented by the early Upanishads and earlier than the period of the development of the philosophic systems and their formulation.^ Unless one reads the Bhagavad-gītā in a submissive spirit, it is very difficult to understand Bhagavad-gītā, because it is a great mystery.
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^ Arjuna said: “O Madhusüdana, the system of yoga which You have summarized appears impractical and unendurable to me, for the mind is restless and unsteady.” (Bhagavad-Gita, chapter 6, mantra 33) .
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.The date and authorship of the Gītā are not known with certainty and scholars of an earlier generation opined that it was composed between the 5th and the 2nd century BCE.[12][16][17] Radhakrishnan, for example, asserted that the origin of the Gītā is definitely in the pre-Christian era.^ Though it is not exactly clear when the Bhagavad Gita was composed, western historians assume a date between 500 and 50 BCE. There is, however, considerable debate on the subject.
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^ Gita Chapter.7 Gita Chapter 8 Gita Chapter 9 Gita Chapter 10 Gita-Chapter 11 Gita Chapter 12 Gita Chapter 13 Gita Chapter 14 Gita Chapter 15 Gita Chapter 16 Gita Chapter 17 Gita Chapter 18 Chapter 1 The Yoga of the Despondency of Arjuna .

^ Hazra dates the latter between A.D. 1203 and 1525, the other one in the sixth century A.D. .
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[12] More recent assessments of Sanskrit literature, however, have tended to bring the chronological horizon of the texts down in time. .In the case of the Gītā, John Brockington has now made cogent arguments that it can be placed in the first century CE.[18] Based on claims of differences in the poetic styles some scholars like Jinarajadasa have argued that the Bhagavad Gītā was added to the Mahābhārata at a later date.^ Based on the differences in the poetic styles and supposed external influences such as Patanjali 's Yoga Sutra , some scholars have suggested that the Bhagavad Gita was added to the Mahabharata at a later date.
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^ Q: While studying Bhagavad-gita I realized for the first time that there are some difference in the Sanskrit text between Srila Prabhupada's Gita and all the other editions: "Bhagavad-gita As It Is" has 46 verses in the first chapter and 35 verses in the 13th chapter while all the other editions have 47 verses in the first chapter and 34 in the 13th chapter.
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^ In the very first chapter itself Arjuna starts his arguments based on very wrong thinking patterns.

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.Within the text of the Bhagavad Gītā itself, Krishna states that the knowledge of Yoga contained in the Gītā was first instructed to mankind at the very beginning of their existence.^ The Bhagavad-Gt itself is a text-book of the highest system of Yoga.

^ Published here online by the American Gita Society, this text is a translation of the Bhagavad Gita by Dr. Ramanand Prasad, first published in print in 1988.
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^ Krishna , as the speaker of the Bhagavad Gita is referred to within as Bhagavan (the divine one), and the verses themselves, using the range and style of Sanskrit meter ( chandas ) with similes and metaphors, are very poetic; hence the title, which translates to "the Song of the Divine One".
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[21] .Although the original date of composition of the Bhagavad Gita is not clear, its teachings are considered timeless and the exact time of revelation of the scripture is considered of little spiritual significance by scholars like Bansi Pandit, and Juan Mascaro.^ Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures."
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^ The Bhagavad-Gita is the storehouse of spiritual knowledge.

^ The Bhagavad Gita is a scripture that teaches the art of life.
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[1][22] .Swami Vivekananda dismisses concerns about differences of opinion regarding the historical events as unimportant for study of the Gita from the point of acquirement of Dharma.^ Repeated DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR STUDY OF GITA 57 reading or recitation of Gita consolidates the convictions about the essence of Gita and thereby rejuvenates the enthusiasm to practice that essence (NAMASMARAN).
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^ It is nice to share here that I found study of Gita different from study of many other books.
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^ In the winter of 1978, His Holiness Swami Lakshman Joo delivered two introductory lectures concerning the Bhagavad Gita, interpreted by Abhinavagupta.
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[23]

Prelude

A manuscript illustration of the Battle of Kurukshetra, fought between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, recorded in the Mahābhārata.
.The Mahabharata centers on the exploits of the Pandavas and the Kauravas, two families of royal cousins descended from two brothers, Pandu and Dhritarashtra, respectively.^ Dhritarashtra, was the elder son in the royal family.
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^ Dhritarashtra and Pandu were brothers.
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^ Pandu had five sons, called the Pandavas, while Dhritarashtra had a hundred sons, called the Kauravas.
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.Because Dhritarashtra was born blind, Pandu inherited the ancestral kingdom, comprising a part of northern India around modern Delhi.^ The former was born blind, therefore, Paandu inherited the kingdom.

^ The Bhagavad Gita is part of the Mahabharata , the epic poem of India relating the struggles between the Kuru and Pandu dynasties descended from King Bharata.

^ Bhshma, because Dhṛitarshṭra was considered unfit to rule the kingdom on account of his blindness.

.The Pandava brothers were Yudhishthira the eldest, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadeva.^ He cunningly plotted the downfall of Yudhishthira and the other Pandava brothers by playing on Yuddhishtiras one weakness - gambling.
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^ Arjuna blew his conch “Devadatta”, while Bhima, his brother, sounded the “Paundra”.
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^ "In the tribe called Vrishni, I am Krishna and amongst the five Pandava brothers, I am Arjuna."
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.The Kaurava brothers were one hundred in number, Duryodhana being the eldest.^ Duryodhana The eldest son of Dhṛitarashṭra and Gndhr, leader of the Kurus (or Kauravas) in the conflict with the Pṇḍavas at Kurukshetra.

^ His glorious grandsire (Bhishma), the eldest of the Kauravas, in order to cheer Duryodhana, now roared like a lion and blew his conch.
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^ Dhritarashtra educated the five sons of Pandu (the Pandavas), along with his own one hundred sons (Kauravas).

.When Pandu died at an early age, his young children were placed under the care of their uncle Dhritarashtra who usurped the throne.^ Pandu died young, after which Dhritashtra then ascended the throne.
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^ The young boy needed constant care; Lev was his nanny and cared for him until the boy died before his 14th birthday.
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^ This is so that his father can be remarried to a woman who requires that the succession to the throne go through her children and that there be no conflict about it, i.e.
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[24][25]
.The Pandavas and the Kauravas were brought up together in the same household and had the same teachers, the most notable of whom were Bhishma and Dronacharya.^ All were brought up together, had the same teachers and were treated equally.
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^ After the ten days of continued war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas, when the great warrior Bhishma was thrown down from his chariot by Arjuna, Sanjaya announces the news to Dhritarashtra.
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^ Bhishma also loved Arjuna very much but in order to fulfill his role as the general of the Kaurava army he had again and again killed hundreds of people in the Pandava army.

[25] .Bhishma, the wise grandsire, acted as their chief guardian, and the brahmin Drona was their military instructor.^ How can I, in the battle, shoot with shafts On Bhishma, or on Drona-O thou Chief!— Both worshipful, both honourable men?

^ How can I, in the battle, shoot with shafts On Bhishma, or on Drona-O thou Chief!-- Both worshipful, both honourable men?
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^ How can I, in the battle, shoot with shafts On Bhishma, or on Drona-oh, thou Chief!
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.The Pandavas were endowed with righteousness, self-control, nobility, and many other knightly traits.^ Those who are self-controlled and who are endowed with faith can reap the full benefit of the Gita, which is the science of the Soul.
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^ Endowed with a pure intellect, controlling the self by firmness, relinquishing sound and other objects and abandoning both hatred and attraction, .
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^ King Janaka and many others attained perfection of Self-realization by selfless service (KarmaYoga) alone.

.On the other hand, the hundred sons of Dhritarashtra, especially Duryodhana, were endowed with negative qualities and were cruel, unrighteous, unscrupulous, greedy, and lustful.^ Dhritarashtra educated the five sons of Pandu (the Pandavas), along with his own one hundred sons (Kauravas).

^ If the sons of Dhritarashtra , weapon in hand, should kill me in battle, me weaponless and not defending myself, that would be better for me.
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^ In consequence, Duryodhana, Dhritarashtra’s eldest son, became jealous and planned to murder them.

.Duryodhana, jealous of his five cousins, contrived various means to destroy them.^ While they grew up together, the eldest Kuru, Duryodhana, became jealous of his cousins and over the years continually plots to kill or dispossess them.
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Arjuna chooses Krishna instead of his vast army, 18th century painting
.When the time came to crown Yudhisthira, eldest of the Pandavas, as prince, Duryodhana, through a fixed game of dice, exiled the Pandavas into the forest.^ So the Pandavas went into exile to the forest.

^ During their time in the forest, the Pandavas had the opportunity to practise Yoga and meet many sages.
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^ According to the rules of the game of dice, the Pandava brothers were to go for exile for a stipulated period, after which, Duryodhan promised, they would get back their kingdom.
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[25] On their return from banishment the Pandavas demanded the return of their legitimate kingdom. .Duryodhana, who had consolidated his power by many alliances, refused to restore their legal and moral rights.^ Duryodhana refuses to restore their kingdom.
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^ Dharma (righteousness) protects those who protect Dharma (morality, justice, and righteousness).

^ Many aspirants lose their power of discrimination and right understanding and thereby lose themselves in heavenly enjoyments.

.Attempts by elders and Krishna who was a friend of the Pandavas and also a well wisher of the Kauravas, to resolve the issue failed.^ According to the advice of Mother Kunti and with the inspiration of Lord Krishna, the Pandavas decided upon war and tried to establish their rightful claim on the kingdom by overcoming the Kauravas.
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^ Arjuna said: For the faithful but of unsubdued mind, who deviates from (the path of) meditation and fails to attain yogic perfection -- what is the destination of such a person, O Krishna?
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^ For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy.” (Bg.
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.Nothing would satisfy Duryodhana's inordinate greed.^ But Duryodhana, in the insanity of his greed, would not agree even to this.

[27][28]
.War became inevitable.^ So war became inevitable.

.Both Duryodhana and Arjuna requested Krishna to support them in the war, since he possessed the strongest army, and was revered as the wisest teacher and the greatest yogi.^ Arjuna now requests Krishna for guidance: .

^ Duryodhana chose Krishna’s army.

^ During the curtain raiser before the Mahabharata War, Duryodhana chose Sri Krishna's large army for his help while Arjuna selected Sri Krishna's wisdom for his support.
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.Krishna offered to give his vast army to one of them and to become a charioteer and counselor for the other, but he would not touch any weapon nor participate in the battle in any manner.^ Arjuna asks Krishna to drive the chariot out between the armies and surveys the scene.
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^ Therefore Krishna's final instruction is, " Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisances to me and worship Me.
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^ Sanjaya said: O King, Lord Krishna, as requested by Arjuna, placed the best of all the chariots in the midst of the two armies facing Arjuna's grandfather, his guru and all other Kings, and said to Arjuna: Behold these assembled soldiers!

[27] .While Duryodhana chose Krishna's vast army, Arjuna preferred to have Krishna as his charioteer.^ Krishna is driving the chariot in which Arjuna is sitting.
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^ Arjuna, a warrior in the opposing Pandu army has Krishna as his charioteer.

^ Krishna is driving Arjuna's chariot.
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[29] .The whole realm responded to the call of the Pandavas and the Kauravas.^ Pandu had five sons, called the Pandavas, while Dhritarashtra had a hundred sons, called the Kauravas.
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.The kings, princes, and knights of India with their armies assembled on the sacred plain of Kurukshetra.^ What did the sons of Pandu and also my people do when they had assembled together, eager for battle on the holy plain of Kurukshetra, O Sanjaya?
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^ What did the sons of Pandu and also my people do when they had assembled together eager for battle on the holy plains of Kurukshetra, O Sanjaya?

^ Dhritirashtra: Ranged thus for battle on the sacred plain— On Kurukshetra—say, Sanjaya!

[27] .The blind king Dhritarashtra wished to follow the progress of the battle.^ Dhritarashtra is the blind king of the Kurus; his charioteer, Sanjava, reports the progress of the battle to him.

^ Your son, King Duryodhana, when he saw Pandu's army ready for battle approached his commander and spoke as follows.

^ For I desire to observe those who are assembled here to fight, wishing to please in battle the evil minded Duryodhana (the son of Dhritarashtra).

.The sage Vyasa offered to endow him with supernatural sight, but the king refused the boon, for he felt that the sight of the destruction of those near and dear to him would be too much to bear.^ But the king refused the offer.
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^ Would it not be much better for him to surrender everything in favour of his enemies and retire in peace?
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^ Sage Vyasa, the author of Mahabharata, wanted to give the blind king the boon of eyesight so that the king could see the horrors of the war for which he was primarily responsible.
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.Thereupon Vyasa bestowed supernatural sight on Sanjaya, who was to act as reporter to Dhritarashtra.^ Sanjaya acts as the medium and through his mouth, the words of Krishna and Arjuna are reported.

^ The sage Vyasa, who is traditionally supposed to be the author of the Mahabharata and the Gita (which forms part of the Mahabharata), offers to restore his sight, in order that he may watch the battle of Kurukshetra.

^ He retired to the forest to atone, leaving the elder statesman Bhishma (He Who is Formidable), uncle of Pandu and Dhritarashtra, to act as the regent of the kingdom.
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.The Gita opens with the question of the blind king to Sanjaya regarding what happened on the battlefield when the two armies faced each other in battle array.^ By  Author Unknown  | Published 06/3/2006 Category: Articles on the Gita Article Viewed 107819 Times Rating: Unrated The Bhagavad-gita opens with blind King Dhritarashtra requesting his secretary, Sanjaya, to narrate the battle between his sons, the Kauravas, and their cousins, the Pandavas.
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^ Sanjaya said: O King, Lord Krishna, as requested by Arjuna, placed the best of all the chariots in the midst of the two armies facing Arjuna's grandfather, his guru and all other Kings, and said to Arjuna: Behold these assembled soldiers!

^ "I can say that in the Bhagavad-gita As It Is I have found explanations and answers to questions I had always posed regarding the interpretations of this sacred work, whose spiritual discipline I greatly admire.
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[30]

Background

Bronze statue representing the discourse of Krishna and Arjuna, in Kurukshetra
.The Bhagavad Gita begins before the start of the climactic battle at Kurukshetra, with the Pandava prince Arjuna becoming filled with doubt on the battlefield.^ In the beginning, Arjuna decided that he should not fight in the Battle of Kurukshetra.
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^ He wanted Arjuna to become the authority in understanding the Bhagavad-gita.
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^ The Gita begins with the description of legions of Kauravas and Pandavas on the Kurukshetra.
  • STUDY OF BHAGAVAD GITA DR. SHRINIWAS J. KASHALIKAR 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Original source]

.Realizing that his enemies are his own relatives, beloved friends, and revered teachers, he turns to his charioteer and guide, Krishna, for advice.^ In VI.5, Krishna preaches about right exertion: "Let a man lift himself by his own Self alone, let him not lower himself; for this self is the friend of oneself and this self alone is the enemy of oneself".

^ But turning from the translator to the book itself, we shall now inquire who was Krishna, Arjunas friend, what was the origin of the Lords Lay, and what are its real merits as compared with the New Testament?

^ There in the midst of both armies, Arjuna's mind reels as he foresees the imminent death of his teacher, relatives, and friends.
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In summary the main philosophical subject matter of the Bhagavad Gita is the explanation of five basic concepts or "truths":[31]
  • Ishvara (The Supreme Controller)
  • Jiva (Living beings/the individualized soul)
  • Prakrti (Nature/Matter)
  • Dharma (Duty in accordance with Divine law)
  • Kaala (Time)
.Krishna counsels Arjuna on the greater idea of dharma, or universal harmony and duty.^ Lord Krishna says to Arjuna: “Therefore, without attachment, constantly perform action which is duty, for, by performing action without attachment, man verily reaches the Supreme”.
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^ Arjuna saw the entire universe, divided in many ways, but standing as (all in) One (and One in all) in the body of Krishna, the God of gods.
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^ Arjuna should therefore, do his duty steadily act for the satisfaction of Krishna.
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.He begins with the tenet that the soul (Atman) is eternal and immortal.^ Hence, He says, this type of Yoga is a path to enlightenment through the realization of the difference between the temporal body and the immortal soul (Atman).
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^ "The atman is eternal, immortal, never born and therefor can never die.

^ The invisible Self (Atma, Atman, the soul, spirit, the life-force) is eternal.

[32] .Any 'death' on the battlefield would involve only the shedding of the body, whereas the soul is permanent.^ BG 2.13: As the embodied soul continuously passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death.

^ Just as the soul acquires a childhood body, a youth body, and an old age body during this life; similarly, the soul acquires another body after death.
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^ As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death.
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.Arjuna's hesitation stems from a lack of accurate understanding of the 'nature of things,' the privileging of the unreal over the real.^ Arjuna experiences the magnificent Cosmic Vision and understands the glorious nature of a liberated being.
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^ Perverse in spirit, lacking and understanding, cruel in the things they do, the followers of this creed stand as enemies of the world, set on its destruction.

^ Some other individuals understand and realize the true nature of the world through SANKHYA philosophy without going through the experiences a common man.
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.His fear and hesitance become impediments to the proper balancing of the universal dharmic order.^ Whenever miscreants are born to destroy world order (Dharma), the good Lord incarnates to put everything in proper balance (VR 7.08.27).

.Essentially, Arjuna wishes to abandon the battle, to abstain from action; Krishna warns, however, that without action, the cosmos would fall out of order and truth would be obscured.^ Krishna warns him that if he were to leave the battlefield at this point of time, he would fail miserably in his duties, throwing the entire cosmos out of balance, obscuring and wiping out all good from the face of the earth.
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^ Lord Krishna says to Arjuna: “Therefore, without attachment, constantly perform action which is duty, for, by performing action without attachment, man verily reaches the Supreme”.
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^ Arjuna, who was a devotee of Sri Krishna, expressed his desire to have the Lord with him, neglecting the powerful Narayani Sena, even though Krishna warned that He would remain a witness, bound by the vow of not participating in battle and not taking up arms.
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.In order to clarify his point, Krishna expounds the various Yoga processes and understanding of the true nature of the universe.^ For verily (the true nature) of action (enjoined by the scriptures) should be known, also (that) of forbidden (or unlawful) action, and of inaction; hard to understand is the nature (path) of action.

^ Usually, when Krishna mentions renunciation (jñânayoga), it is to contrast it unfavorably with karmayoga or to clarify that "true" renunciation is the mental attitude of detachment, not the abandonment of dharma .
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^ The teachings of Yoga expounded by Krishna in the Gita, show us the way out of confusion, giving us the clarity and the confidence to act correctly.
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.Krishna describes the yogic paths of devotional service,[33] action,[34] meditation[35] and knowledge.^ Path of knowledge described.

^ The one who render devotional service to the Lord in knowledge and who is free from material desire is the best.
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^ DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR STUDY OF GITA 33 Lord Krishna guides Arjuna that it is impossible to live without action.
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[36] .Fundamentally, the Bhagavad Gita proposes that true enlightenment comes from growing beyond identification with the temporal ego, the 'False Self', the ephemeral world, so that one identifies with the truth of the immortal self, the absolute soul or Atman.^ The Bhagavad Gita is a gospel for the whole world.
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^ The Bhagavad Gita is one of the world-scriptures today.
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^ Bhagavad-Gita Course Week one: .
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.Through detachment from the material sense of ego, the Yogi, or follower of a particular path of Yoga, is able to transcend his/her illusory mortality and attachment to the material world and enter the realm of the Supreme.^ Yoga is linking to the Supreme, or it is the path to the Supreme.

^ Yogis, having abandoned attachment, perform actions only by the body, mind, intellect and also by the senses, for the purification of the self.
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^ In this world there is a two fold path; the path of knowledge of the Sankhyas and the path of action of the Yogis."

[37]
Krishna does not propose that the physical world must be forgotten or neglected. .Rather, one's life on Earth must be lived in accordance with greater laws and truths, one must embrace one's temporal duties whilst remaining mindful of timeless reality, acting for the sake of service without consideration for the results thereof.^ One must know the philosophy of life.
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^ Such one is a yogi, and not those living without a fire and duties.
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^ We must discover this in our life and consciously cooperate with the law of Truth.
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.Such a life would naturally lead towards stability, happiness and, ultimately, enlightenment.^ The sage who leads a life of perfect renunciation does only such actions as are required for the bare existence of the body.

^ A constant awareness of the Absolute and Timeless Reality would help him lead a happy and contented life, ultimately bestowing enlightenment on him, while still in this material world.
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^ From the beginning the rishis realized that the foundation of life was spiritual and not material and unless you were able to find the spirit within us we would never be able to fathom the nature of the material world.

.To demonstrate his divine nature, Krishna grants Arjuna the boon of cosmic vision (albeit temporary) and allows the prince to see his 'Universal Form' (this occurs in the eleventh chapter).^ Chapter Eleven then begins with Arjuna's request to see the form by which the Lord pervades the universe.
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^ Vision of the Universal Form 12.
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^ Krishna describes that form to Arjuna and then blessed him with the eyes to see it.
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[38] .He reveals that he is fundamentally both the ultimate essence of Being in the universe and also its material body, called the Vishvarupa ('Universal Form').^ Whatever forms are produced in all different wombs, O Arjuna, the material Nature is their body-giving cosmic mother; and the Spirit or Consciousness is the life-giving father.

^ By Thee is this universe pervaded, O Being of infinite form (38).

^ Whatever forms are produced in all different wombs, O Arjuna, the material Nature is their body-giving mother; and the Spirit or Consciousness is the life-giving father.
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.In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna refers to the war about to take place as 'Dharma Yuddha', meaning a righteous war for the purpose of justice.^ Questions and answers about Bhagavad-gita .
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^ The Bhagavad Gita takes place as the battle between the Kurus and Pân.d.avas is about to start.
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^ That's what Bhagavad Gita is all about.
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.In Chapter 4, Krishna states that he incarnates in each age (yuga) to establish righteousness in the world.^ O Arjuna, I am the legitimate desire in those, who are not opposed to righteousness," says Sri Krishna in the 10th Chapter of the Gita.
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^ Krishna shows Arjuna, through most of the chapter, a visual manifestation of all his incarnations and manifestations.
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^ We are 5000 years into the age of Kali yuga, we still have 427,000 years to go, before Lord Krishna incarnates himself as Lord Kalki and destroys all the material planets.
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[39]

War as allegory

.There are many who regard the story of the Gita as an allegory; Swami Nikhilananda, for example, takes Arjuna as an allegory of Atman, Krishna as an allegory of Brahman, Arjuna's chariot as the body, etc.^ Krishna is driving the chariot in which Arjuna is sitting.
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^ There are so many interpretations of the Gita.
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^ Krishna is driving Arjuna's chariot.
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[40] Compare to this the chariot allegory found in the Katha Upanishad.
Mahatma Gandhi, in his commentary on the Gita,[41] interpreted the battle as "an allegory in which the battlefield is the soul and Arjuna, man's higher impulses struggling against evil."[42] Swami Vivekananda also said that the first discourse in the Gita related to war can be taken allegorically.[43] Vivekananda further remarks, "this Kurukshetra War is only an allegory. .When we sum up its esoteric significance, it means the war which is constantly going on within man between the tendencies of good and evil."^ A never-ending war between good and evil forces is going on in each persons life.

^ The two armies pitted against one another; the Pandava army and the Kaurava army stand for the eternal struggle between good end evil forces within man.
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^ The Master of this World    Takes on himself the good or evil deeds    Of no man- dwelling beyond!

[13]
In Sri Aurobindo's view, Krishna was a historical figure, but his significance in the Gita is as a "symbol of the divine dealings with humanity",[44] while Arjuna typifies a "struggling human soul."[45] However, Aurobindo rejects the interpretation that the Gita, and the Mahabharata by extension, is "an allegory of the inner life, and has nothing to do with our outward human life and actions":[45]
...That is a view which the general character and the actual language of the epic does not justify and, if pressed, would turn the straightforward philosophical language of the .Gita into a constant, laborious and somewhat puerile mystification....the Gita is written in plain terms and professes to solve the great ethical and spiritual difficulties which the life of man raises, and it will not do to go behind this plain language and thought and wrest them to the service of our fancy.^ Jawaharlal Nehru "The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion."
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^ Prime Minister Nehru "The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion."
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^ Prime Minister Nehru "The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life\'s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion."
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But there is this much of truth in the view, that the setting of the doctrine though not symbolical, is certainly typical...

Overview of chapters

Krishna displays his Vishvarupa (Universal Form) to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.
The Gita consists of eighteen chapters in total:
.
  1. Arjuna requests Krishna to move his chariot between the two armies.^ Arjuna asks Krishna to drive the chariot out between the armies and surveys the scene.
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    ^ That is the relationship between Arjuna and Krishna.
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    ^ Arjuna now requests Krishna for guidance: .

    .When Arjuna sees his relatives on the opposing army side of the Kurus, he loses morale and decides not to fight.
  2. After asking Krishna for help, Arjuna is instructed that only the body may be killed as he was worried if it would become a sin to kill people (including his gurus and relatives), while the eternal self is immortal.^ Krishna also instructs Arjuna to fight to set the proper example of duty.
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    ^ But, seeing them, Arjuna decides that he does not want to fight and kill his relatives and friends after all.
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    ^ He instructs Arjuna to fight.
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    .Krishna appeals to Arjuna that, as a warrior, he has a duty to uphold the path of dharma through warfare.
  3. Arjuna asks why he should engage in fighting if knowledge is more important than action.^ Arjuna should therefore, do his duty steadily act for the satisfaction of Krishna.
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    ^ (Arjuna is a kshatriya, of warrior caste, whose duty is to fight to uphold righteousness).

    ^ Krishna also instructs Arjuna to fight to set the proper example of duty.
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    .Krishna stresses to Arjuna that performing his duties for the greater good, but without attachment to results, is the appropriate course of action.
  4. Krishna reveals that he has lived through many births, always teaching Yoga for the protection of the pious and the destruction of the impious and stresses the importance of accepting a guru.
  5. Arjuna asks Krishna if it is better to forgo action or to act.^ Lord Krishna says to Arjuna: “Therefore, without attachment, constantly perform action which is duty, for, by performing action without attachment, man verily reaches the Supreme”.
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    ^ Arjuna should therefore, do his duty steadily act for the satisfaction of Krishna.
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    ^ Krishna teaches Arjuna, and us, how.
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    .Krishna answers that both ways may be beneficent, but that acting in Karma Yoga is superior.
  6. Krishna describes the correct posture for meditation and the process of how to achieve Samādhi.
  7. Krishna teaches the path of knowledge (Jnana Yoga).
  8. Krishna defines the terms brahman, adhyatma, karma, atman, adhibhuta and adhidaiva and explains how one can remember him at the time of death and attain his supreme abode.
  9. Krishna explains panentheism, "all beings are in me" as a way of remembering him in all circumstances.
  10. Krishna describes how he is the ultimate source of all material and spiritual worlds.^ (Bhagavad-Gita chapter 7 mantra 6) I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds.
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.govindas.com.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The bright and dark paths (during time of death) described.

    ^ And thereupon attains the Supreme Abode.
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    .Arjuna accepts Krishna as the Supreme Being, quoting great sages who have also done so.
  11. On Arjuna's request, Krishna displays his "universal form" (Viśvarūpa), a theophany of a being facing every way and emitting the radiance of a thousand suns, containing all other beings and material in existence.
  12. Krishna describes the process of devotional service (Bhakti Yoga).
  13. Krishna describes nature (prakrti), the enjoyer (purusha) and consciousness.
  14. Krishna explains the three modes (gunas) of material nature.
  15. Krishna describes a symbolic tree (representing material existence), its roots in the heavens and its foliage on earth.^ Lord explains the nature of devotional service.
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    ^ All these are done by the (Gunas of) nature.
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    ^ Bhakti yoga (divine love & devotion) .
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    .Krishna explains that this tree should be felled with the "axe of detachment", after which one can go beyond to his supreme abode.
  16. Krishna tells of the human traits of the divine and the demonic natures.^ Divine qualities lead to the Liberation, demonic ones to slavery.
    • Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC swami-center.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Having achieved peace with the help of yoga, distracting his attention to nothing else, reflecting always on the Supreme, such one attains the Highest Divine Spirit.
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    ^ Krishna ends the chapter by explaining that because lust, anger and greed are the beginnings of demonic life, all sane men should therefore give them up and understand their duty through faithfully following the scriptures.
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    .He counsels that to attain the supreme destination one must give up lust, anger and greed, discern between right and wrong action by evidence from scripture and thus act rightly.
  17. Krishna tells of three divisions of faith and the thoughts, deeds and even eating habits corresponding to the three gunas.
  18. In conclusion, Krishna asks Arjuna to abandon all forms of dharma and simply surrender unto him.^ That is the relationship between Arjuna and Krishna.
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    ^ It is not possible for anybody to completely abandon action by thought, word, and deed.

    ^ TYAGA is giving up all results or fruits of actions.
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    He describes this as the ultimate perfection of life.

Scripture of Yoga

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The Gita addresses the discord between the senses and the intuition of cosmic order. It speaks of the Yoga of equanimity, a detached outlook. .The term Yoga covers a wide range of meanings, but in the context of the Bhagavad Gita, describes a unified outlook, serenity of mind, skill in action and the ability to stay attuned to the glory of the Self (Atman) and the Supreme Being (Bhagavan).^ In this context Âtmâ means mind.
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^ Yoga is skill in the performance of actions.

^ This will lead to attaining the serene and supreme self.
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.According to Krishna, the root of all suffering and discord is the agitation of the mind caused by selfish desire.^ Selfish desire or lust is the root of all evil.

^ Desire is the root cause of all evil actions.
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^ Selfishness is the root cause of other impure desires in the mind.

.The only way to douse the flame of desire is by simultaneously stilling the mind through self-discipline and engaging oneself in a higher form of activity.^ Desire for salvation is a higher or noble form of desire.

^ Yogis, having abandoned attachment, perform actions only by the body, mind, intellect and also by the senses, for the purification of the self.
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^ COMMENTARY: They go to the eternal Brahman after attaining knowledge of the Self through purification of the mind by performing the above sacrifices.
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.However, abstinence from action is regarded as being just as detrimental as extreme indulgence.^ According to Krishna, the supreme yogi is the one who regards all beings (not just all people) as his equals and who considers their pain and pleasure on par with him own.

^ However Arjuna is the normal human being who just cannot grasp this amazing state of living described in this chapter by Krishna.

.According to the Bhagavad Gita, the goal of life is to free the mind and intellect from their complexities and to focus them on the glory of the Self by dedicating one's actions to the divine.^ Prime Minister Nehru "The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion."
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^ Yogis, having abandoned attachment, perform actions only by the body, mind, intellect and also by the senses, for the purification of the self.
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^ Self-realization the real goal of life is not possible for those who are attached to pleasure and power and whose judgment is obscured by ritualistic activities for fulfillment of selfish desires.

.This goal can be achieved through the Yogas of meditation, action, devotion and knowledge.^ This is achieved through knowledge and through tough experiments.
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^ Some by meditation behold the Self in the Self by the Self, others by the Yoga of knowledge, and others by the Yoga of action.
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^ Though he works, he does nothing, as he has no selfish interests, his actions are burnt by the fire of wisdom, which consists in the realization of inaction in action through the attainment of knowledge of the Self.

.In the sixth chapter, Krishna describes the best Yogi as one who constantly meditates upon him[46] - which is understood to mean thinking of either Krishna personally, or the supreme Brahman - with different schools of Hindu thought giving varying points of view.^ Yogi means a person who has cultivated him or herself, who acts, not reacts.
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^ This is the greatest sign of the yogi which Krishna expands upon in the 6th chapter.

^ One who thinks of Krishna at the time of his death goes to Krishna.
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.Krishna summarizes the Yogas through eighteen chapters.^ Krishna shows Arjuna, through most of the chapter, a visual manifestation of all his incarnations and manifestations.
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^ The four inter-connected paths of yoga discussed in the first twelve chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita may be summarized as follows: .

^ This is YOGA of YOGA or YOGA attained through YOGA or MAHAYOGA! At the end of 11th chapter; Lord Krishna asserts that SWADHARMA i.e.
  • STUDY OF BHAGAVAD GITA DR. SHRINIWAS J. KASHALIKAR 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Original source]

Three yogas in particular have been emphasized by commentators:
  • Bhakti Yoga or Devotion,
  • Karma Yoga or Selfless Action
  • Jnana Yoga or Self Transcending Knowledge
.While each path differs, their fundamental goal is the same - to realize Brahman (the Divine Essence) as being the ultimate truth upon which our material universe rests, that the body is temporal, and that the Supreme Soul (Paramatman) is infinite.^ That Supreme Reality is the one universal Essence present everywhere.
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^ Soul simply accepts different material bodies for  a temporary period.
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^ Staying in this soul union with me is the supreme goal.
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.Yoga's aim (moksha) is to escape from the cycle of reincarnation through realization of the ultimate reality.^ This is the aim of the real yoga.
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^ All our activities must be aimed at realizing this ultimate wisdom.
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^ Thou shalt first attain purity of mind, then Yoga (concentration and meditation), then knowledge and then ultimately perfection (moksha or liberation).

There are three stages to self-realization enunciated from the Bhagavad Gita:
  1. Brahman - The impersonal universal energy
  2. Paramatma - The Supreme Soul sitting in the heart of every living entity.
  3. Bhagavan - God as a personality, with a transcendental form.

Major themes of yoga

The influential commentator Madhusudana Sarasvati (b. circa .1490) divided the Gita's eighteen chapters into three sections, each of six chapters.^ In conformity with them, the Gita consisting of eighteen chapters, has three sections.

^ Here (in the Gita) each section of six chapters should be understood as referring to one part (of the Vedas).

^ The wealth thus acquired should be carefully divided into three portions, keeping the equirements of righteousness in view.

.According to his method of division the first six chapters deal with Karma Yoga, which is the means to the final goal, and the last six deal with the goal itself, which he says is Knowledge (Jnana).^ This division is according to the Guna and Karma.
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^ Karma and knowledge (jnana) are not different for a sannyasi.
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^ Discourses 13, 14 and 15 deal with Jnana Yoga (Yoga of knowledge).

.The middle six deal with bhakti.^ Six chapters in the middle of the book deal with ‘tat’ (i.e., that – the supreme self).
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[47] .Swami Gambhirananda characterizes Madhusudana Sarasvati's system as a successive approach in which Karma yoga leads to Bhakti yoga, which in turn leads to Jnana yoga.^ Karma yoga, Jnana yoga or Bhakthi Yoga.
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^ Direct Krsna consciousness is bhakti-yoga, and jnana-yoga is a path leading to bhakti-yoga.
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^ The demigods are worshiped by persons who are more or less adherents of the processes of jnana, yoga and karma, i.e., the impersonalists, meditators and fruitive workers.
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Karma Yoga

.Karma Yoga is essentially Acting, or doing one's duties in life as per his/her dharma, or duty, without concern of results - a sort of constant sacrifice of action to the Supreme.^ What is your dharma, your duty to do in life?
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^ This may be achieved by doing one’s prescribed duties of life.
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^ Karma Yoga (the Yoga of Selfless Action) described.

.It is action done without thought of gain.^ There is "right" Action: that which being enjoined-- Is wrought without attachment, passionlessly, For duty, not for love, nor hate, nor gain.
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^ There is "right" Action: that which - being enjoined Is wrought without attachment, passionlessly, For duty, not for love, nor hate, nor gain.
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^ There is no basis for right thought and action without Self-knowledge.

.In a more modern interpretation, it can be viewed as duty bound deeds done without letting the nature of the result affecting one's actions.^ "You certainly have the right to do your duty but not the claim over the fruits whenever; never see yourself as the cause of the results as you should never let attachment accompany a religious duty".
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^ Lord Krishna says to Arjuna: “Therefore, without attachment, constantly perform action which is duty, for, by performing action without attachment, man verily reaches the Supreme”.
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^ Doing ones duty without a personal, selfish motive is an exalted state given only to the enlightened ones.

.Krishna advocates Nishkam Karma (Selfless Action) as the ideal path to realize the Truth.^ Karma Yoga (the Yoga of Selfless Action) described.

^ The path of Karma Yoga (Yoga of selfless action) The path of devotion Take refuge in the Lord .

^ Karma Yoga (Yoga of selfless, disinterested Action) described.

.Allocated work done without expectations, motives, or thinking about its outcomes tends to purify one's mind and gradually makes an individual fit to see the value of reason and the benefits of renouncing the work itself.^ One must be cautious about this treatment of mind and how it works.
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^ They purify the reasonable one.
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^ Without renouncing motive, no one becomes a yogi.
  • BHAGAVAD-GITA (THE LORD'S SONG) 11 October 2009 9:39 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

These concepts are vividly described in the following verses:
"To action alone hast thou a right and never at all to its fruits; let not the fruits of action be thy motive; neither let there be in thee any attachment to inaction"(2.47)[49]
"Fixed in yoga, do thy work, O Winner of wealth (Arjuna), abandoning attachment, with an even mind in success and failure, for evenness of mind is called yoga"(2.48)[50]
"With the body, with the mind, with the intellect, even merely with the senses, the Yogis perform action toward self-purification, having abandoned attachment. He who is disciplined in Yoga, having abandoned the fruit of action, attains steady peace..."[51]
.In order to achieve true liberation, it is important to control all mental desires and tendencies to enjoy sense pleasures.^ The pleasure one enjoys from spiritual practice results in cessation of all sorrows.
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^ The celestial controllers, being nourished and pleased by selfless service, will give you all desired objects.

^ The pleasure that one enjoys from spiritual practice results in cessation of all sorrows.

The following verses illustrate this:[52]
"When a man dwells in his mind on the object of sense, attachment to them is produced. From attachment springs desire and from desire comes anger."(2.62)[52]
"From anger arises bewilderment, from bewilderment loss of memory; and from loss of memory, the destruction of intelligence and from the destruction of intelligence he perishes"(2.63)[52]

Bhakti Yoga

According to Catherine Cornille, Associate Professor of Theology at Boston College, "The text [of the Gita] offers a survey of the different possible disciplines for attaining liberation through knowledge (jnana), action (karma) and loving devotion to God (bhakti), focusing on the latter as both the easiest and the highest path to salvation."[53]
.In the introduction to Chapter Seven of the Gita, bhakti is summed up as a mode of worship which consists of unceasing and loving remembrance of God.^ The Bhagavad Gita consists of seven hundred verses.
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^ Loving God is not separate from loving His creation, because the creation is made up of fragmented spiritual sparks, which together make up the Whole.

^ Bhakti Yoga means the path of attaining union with the Lord through intense love of God.
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.As M. R. Sampatkumaran explains in his overview of Ramanuja's commentary on the Gita, "The point is that mere knowledge of the scriptures cannot lead to final release.^ In the Gita it explains that our natural state is one full of knowledge and bliss.

^ Mere intellectual knowledge does not lead to liberation.
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^ Commentary: Just as seeds that are roasted cannot germinate, so also the actions that are burnt by the fire of knowledge cannot bear fruits, that is, they cannot bring man to this world again for the enjoyment of the fruits of his actions.

.Devotion, meditation and worship are essential."^ Others, however, do not know the yogas of meditation, knowledge, devotion, and work; but they perform deity worship with faith as mentioned in the scriptures by the saints and sages.
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As Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita:
.
  • "And of all yogins, he who full of faith worships Me, with his inner self abiding in Me, him, I hold to be the most attuned (to me in Yoga)."^ And among all Yogins, he who, full of faith with his inner self merged in Me, worships Me, he is deemed by Me to be the most devout (47).

    ^ And among all the Yogis, he who, full of faith and with his inner self merged in Me, worships Me, he is deemed by Me to be the most devout.
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    ^ He who seeth me in all things and all things in me looseneth not his hold on me and I forsake him not.

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  • .
  • "After attaining Me, the great souls do not incur rebirth in this miserable transitory world, because they have attained the highest perfection."^ After attaining Me, the great souls do not incur rebirth in this miserable transitory world, because they have attained the highest perfection.
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    ^ After attaining Me, the great souls do not incur rebirth in this miserable transitory world because they have attained the highest perfection.

    ^ After attaining Me the great souls do not incur rebirth, the impermanent home of misery, because they have attained the highest perfection.
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  • "... those who, renouncing all actions in .Me, and regarding Me as the Supreme, worship Me...^ Others also, not knowing thus, worship, having heard of it from others; they, too, cross beyond death, regarding what they have heard as the supreme refuge.
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    ^ But to those who worship Me, renouncing all actions in Me, regarding Me as the supreme goal, meditating on Me with single-minded Yoga, .
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    ^ But those who worship Me, renouncing all actions in Me, regarding Me as the supreme goal, meditating on Me with single minded Yoga.

    .For those whose thoughts have entered into Me, I am soon the deliverer from the ocean of death and transmigration, Arjuna.^ Do not sink into the ocean of worldliness and transmigration.

    ^ For those who worship the Supreme with unswerving devotion as a personal deity of their choice, offer all actions to Me, intent on Me as the Supreme, and meditate on Me; I swiftly become their savior ¾ from the world that is the ocean of death and transmigration ¾ whose thoughts are set on My personal form, O Arjuna.
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    ^ But, to those who worship Me as the personal God, renouncing all actions to Me; setting Me as their supreme goal, and meditating on Me with single minded devotion; (12.06) I swiftly become their savior, from the world that is the ocean of death and transmigration, whose thoughts are set on Me, O Arjuna.
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    .Keep your mind on Me alone, your intellect on Me.^ If you are not able to fix your mind and intellect wholly on the Lord all the time, then do it for some time at least.

    ^ Keeping good company and setting a higher goal of life prevent the mind and intellect from becoming tainted by the distractions of sensual pleasures.

    ^ Fix thy mind on Me only, thy intellect in Me, (then) thou shait no doubt live in Me alone hereafter.

    .Thus you shall dwell in Me hereafter."^ With this do ye nourish the gods, and may the gods nourish you; thus nourishing one another, ye shall attain to the highest good.
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    ^ Thus nourishing one another you shall attain the Supreme goal.
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    ^ With this do you nourish the gods and may those gods nourish you; thus nourishing one another, you shall attain to the highest good.

    [57]
  • .
  • "And he who serves Me with the yoga of unswerving devotion, transcending these qualities [binary opposites, like good and evil, pain and pleasure] is ready for liberation in Brahman."^ Good and evil, pain and pleasure will always exist.

    ^ He who has renounced good and evil actions that produce pleasure and pain is a devotee of the Lord.

    ^ And he who serves Me with unswerving devotion, he, crossing beyond the qualities, is fit for becoming Brahman.
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    [58]
  • .
  • "Fix your mind on Me, be devoted to Me, offer service to Me, bow down to Me, and you shall certainly reach Me.^ Fix thy mind on Me, be devoted to Me, sacrifice to Me, bow down to Me.
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    ^ Thereafter you shall certainly come to Me.
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    ^ Thereafter, you shall certainly attain Me.

    .I promise you because you are My very dear friend."^ Because, I am very dear to the wise, and the wise is very dear to Me.
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    ^ I promise you because you are very dear to Me.
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    ^ O my dear Krsna, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation.
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    [59]
  • .
  • "Setting aside all meritorious deeds (Dharma), just surrender completely to My will (with firm faith and loving contemplation).^ Setting aside all noble deeds, just surrender completely to the will of God (with firm faith and loving contemplation).
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    ^ Set aside all meritorious deeds and religious rituals, and just surrender completely to My will with firm faith and loving devotion.
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    ^ Nay, and nowhere shall ye find Any man of all mankind Doing dearer deed for Me; Nor shall any dearer be In My earth.
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    .I shall liberate you from all sins.^ I shall deliver you from all sins.

    ^ I shall liberate you from all sins, the bonds of Karma.
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    ^ I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions.
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    Do not fear."[60]

Jnana Yoga

.Jnana Yoga is a process of learning to discriminate between what is real and what is not, what is eternal and what is not.^ Thus in the Upanishads of the glorious Bhagavad-Gita, the science of the Eternal, the scripture of Yoga, the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna, ends the tenth discourse entitled: .

^ Thus in the upanishads of the blessed Bhagavad Gita, the Science of Eternal, the Scripture of yoga, says the fourteenth conversation between Shri Krishna and Arjuna, entitled: .
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^ Thus in the upanishads of the blessed Bhagavad Gita, the Science of Eternal, the Scripture of yoga, says the fourth conversation between Shri Krishna and Arjuna, entitled: .
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.Through a steady advancement in realization of the distinction between Real and the Unreal, the Eternal and the Temporal, one develops into a Jnani.^ The two armies pitted against one another; the Pandava army and the Kaurava army stand for the eternal struggle between good end evil forces within man.
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^ By performing his duty and worshipping through this the One by Whose Will all beings come into existence and Who pervades everything, man attains Perfection!
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^ When one can completely withdraw the senses from the sense objects as a tortoise withdraws its limbs into the shell for protection from calamity, then the intellect of such a person is considered steady.
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.This is essentially a path of knowledge and discrimination in regards to the difference between the immortal soul (atman) and the body.^ The body or creation is different from the soul or the creator.

^ Adhibhuta or knowledge of the elements pertains to My perishable nature and the Purusha or the Soul is Adhidaivata; I alone am the Adhiyajna here in this body, O best of the embodied (4).

^ This is known as gradual emancipation of the soul from the lower centers in the body via the path leading to celestial controllers.

.In the second chapter, Krishna’s counsel begins with a succinct exposition of Jnana Yoga.^ This is YOGA of YOGA or YOGA attained through YOGA or MAHAYOGA! At the end of 11th chapter; Lord Krishna asserts that SWADHARMA i.e.
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^ Thus in the Upanishads of the glorious Bhagavad-Gita, the science of the Eternal, the scripture of Yoga, the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna, ends the second discourse entitled: .

^ Chapter 5: Path of Renunciation Arjuna said: O Krishna, You praise transcendental knowledge (the Saamkhya or Karma-Samnyasa) and also performance of unattached action, Karma-yoga.
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.Krishna argues that there is no reason to lament for those who are about to be killed in battle, because never was there a time when they were not, nor will there be a time when they will cease to be.^ There is no sin in killing an aggressor.

^ Lord Krishna says that there is none who kills, none who will be killed.
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^ But, those who worship Me with devotion, they are with Me and I am also with them.
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.Krishna explains that the self (atman) of all these warriors is indestructible.^ I have already destroyed all these warriors.
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^ All these (warriors) have already been destroyed by Me.
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^ All these (seekers) are indeed noble, but I regard the wise as My very Self, because the one who is steadfast becomes one with the Supreme Being.
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.Fire cannot burn it, water cannot wet it, and wind cannot dry it.^ Weapons cannot cut It, fire cannot burn It, water cannot make It wet, and air (or wind) cannot dry It.

^ The Spirit cannot be cut, burned, wetted, or dried.
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^ This Atma cannot be cut, burned, wetted, or dried up.
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.It is this Self that passes from body to another body like a person taking worn out clothing and putting on new ones.^ After giving up one type of body, he enters another type of body, as we put on and take off clothes.
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^ After giving up one type of body, he enters another type of body, as we put on and take off old clothes.
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^ He destroys this body and takes another body and so on.

.Krishna’s counsel is intended to alleviate the anxiety that Arjuna feels seeing a battle between two great armies about to commence.^ The two armies pitted against one another; the Pandava army and the Kaurava army stand for the eternal struggle between good end evil forces within man.
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^ Seeing your sons standing, and the war about to begin with the hurling of weapons; Arjuna, whose banner bore the emblem of Lord Hanumana, took up his bow and spoke these words to Lord Krishna: O Lord, please stop my chariot between the two armies until I behold those who stand here eager for the battle and with whom I must engage in this act of war.
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^ Seeing the sons of Dhritaraashtra standing; and the war about to begin; Arjuna, whose banner bore the emblem of Hanumana, took up his bow; and (1.20) Spoke these words to Lord Krishna: O Lord, (please) stop my chariot between the two armies until I behold those who stand here eager for battle and with whom I must engage in this act of war.
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However, Arjuna is not an intellectual. .He is a warrior, a man of action, for whom the path of action, Karma Yoga, is more appropriate.^ Karma Yoga (the Yoga of Selfless Action) described.

^ Karma Yoga means: Performing one's duties and action without interest in the fruits of action.
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^ The demigods are worshiped by persons who are more or less adherents of the processes of jnana, yoga and karma, i.e., the impersonalists, meditators and fruitive workers.
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"When a sensible man ceases to see different identities due to different material bodies and he sees how beings are expanded everywhere, he attains to the Brahman conception."[61]
"Those who see with eyes of knowledge the difference between the body and the knower of the body, and can also understand the process of liberation from bondage in material nature, attain to the supreme goal."[62]

Eighteen Yogas

.In Sanskrit editions of the Gita, the Sanskrit text includes a traditional chapter title naming each chapter as a particular form of yoga.^ This chapter is known by the name Adhyatma Yoga also.

^ The four inter-connected paths of yoga discussed in the first twelve chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita may be summarized as follows: .

^ The Yoga of Renunciation of Action Gita chapter 5 Explanations from various sources .

.These chapter titles do not appear in the Sanskrit text of the Mahabharata.^ To understand the inauthenticity of these inserted portions of text, it is enough to note that throughout, the Biblical story references use sanskritized Islamic Arabic names.
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^ Unfortunately, we are unable to read and understand the original Sanskrit texts that explore these ideas.

^ The issue is not whether there can be prophetic scriptures, but whether these specific passages are authentic parts of the original sanskrit text, or if they have been added.
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[63] Since there are eighteen chapters, there are therefore eighteen yogas mentioned, as explained in this quotation from Swami Chidbhavananda:
.All the eighteen chapters in the Gita are designated, each as a type of yoga.^ The four inter-connected paths of yoga discussed in the first twelve chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita may be summarized as follows: .

^ The Yoga of Renunciation of Action Gita chapter 5 Explanations from various sources .

^ This Fifth Chapter of Bhagavad– Gita is a practical explanation of Krsna consciousness, generally known as karma-yoga.
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.The function of the yoga is to train the body and the mind....^ With the mind endowed with renunciation and Yoga thou shalt be freed from good and evil results while yet living and thou shalt come unto Me when this body falls.

^ The unwavering firmness by which, through Yoga, the functions of the mind, the life force and the senses are restrained- that firmness, O Arjuna, is Satvic (pure).

^ Having closed all gates of the body * , locked the mind in the heart, directing the Atman * to the Supreme, and being established firmly in Yoga, .
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.The first chapter in the Gita is designated as system of yoga.^ This is the conclusion of the first chapter of Bhagavad Gita.
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^ The four inter-connected paths of yoga discussed in the first twelve chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita may be summarized as follows: .

^ The Yoga of Renunciation of Action Gita chapter 5 Explanations from various sources .

.It is called Arjuna Vishada Yogam - Yoga of Arjuna's Dejection.^ (Arjuna Vishada Yoga) .

^ Do thou, O Arjuna, know Yoga to be that which they call renunciation; no one verily becomes a Yogi who has not renounced thoughts!
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^ The Yoga of Dejection (despondency) of Arjuna .

[64]
.In Sanskrit editions, these eighteen chapter titles all use the word yoga, but in English translations the word yoga may not appear.^ Yuj is the Sanskrit word for yoga.
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^ BGALLCOLOR.PDF 3181.08KB (3257428 bytes) The above file has all 18 chapters of the Bhagavadgita in Sanskrit, transliteration, colorized words for easy identification, word 4 word translation, superscription of words, rearrangement of words in a readable form in English.

^ Sanskrit, just English translations, but are accompanied by a critical introduction, general index and footnotes.
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.For example, the Sanskrit title of Chapter 1 as given in Swami Sivananda's bilingual edition is arjunaviṣādayogaḥ which he translates as "The Yoga of the Despondency of Arjuna".[65] Swami Tapasyananda's bilingual edition gives the same Sanskrit title, but translates it as "Arjuna's Spiritual Conversion Through Sorrow".[66] The English-only translation by Radhakrishnan gives no Sanskrit, but the chapter title is translated as "The Hesitation and Despondency of Arjuna".[67] Other English translations, such as that by Zaehner, omit these chapter titles entirely.^ So if you get the Nag Publishers publication and the Motilal publication for a given Purana, you will have both the Sanskrit and the English translation, and there *should* be one-to-one correspondence, since they are both based on the same edition.
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^ Sanskrit, just English translations, but are accompanied by a critical introduction, general index and footnotes.
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^ For example, in 4th chapter, Lord Krishna says in the same verse, (Chaturvarnayam maya srustam…) that he created four VARNAs and also he did not create them.
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[68]
.Swami Sivananda's commentary says that the eighteen chapters have a progressive order to their teachings, by which Krishna "pushed Arjuna up the ladder of Yoga from one rung to another."^ Another of the great sayings of Krishna in this chapter is this.

^ He pushed Arjuna up the ladder of Yoga from one rung to the next.
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^ Lord Krishna says to Arjuna: “Therefore, without attachment, constantly perform action which is duty, for, by performing action without attachment, man verily reaches the Supreme”.
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[69] As Winthrop Sargeant explains,
.In the model presented by the Bhagavad Gītā, every aspect of life is in fact a way of salvation.^ Today the field of consciousness has leaped to prominence and many experiments are being carried out on consciousness and how it controls every aspect of our life.

^ All he wants to do is to worship Him in all ways, in every life!

^ The Bhagavad Gita also presents to us a complete notion about such fundamental problems of philosophy as what is man, what is God, what is the meaning of human life and the principles of human evolution.
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[70]

Message or the summary of the Gita

.Several scholars and philosophers have tried to summarise the central teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.^ The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are fundamental to Hinduism.

^ Several scholars and philosophers have tried to summarise the central teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.
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^ The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are universal.
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.The Gita centers on the revelation of Vaishna monotheism, offering the alternative of just war, even against relatives provided the aggression is in the "active and selfless defence of dharma", to the pacifist Hindu concept of non-violence.^ This holy scripture is not just an old scripture, nor is it just a book of religious teachings, nor even a Hindu holy book.
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^ Arjuna used not merely the language of non-violence, but even that of Sannyasa (of monks), of complete renunciation.

^ The two great epics of Hinduism, Ramayana and the Mahabharata, describe the events that lead to wars between the just and the unjust.

[71] Some commentators have attempted to resolve the apparent conflict between the proscription of violence and ahimsa by allegorical readings. .Gandhi for example took the position that the text isn't concerned with actual warfare so much as with the "battle that goes on within each individual heart". Such allegorical or metaphorical readings are derived from Theosophical interpretations due to Subba Row, William Q. Judge and Annie Besant.^ Due to their ability to travel in the astral world, they were able to go to different spheres in outer space, much like the modern astronaut who goes to different planets.

^ Krishna goes on to tell Arjuna that if he refuses to fight and flees from the battle, people will be justified in condemning such action as unworthy of a warrior.
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^ One who finds happiness with the Supreme Being, who rejoices Supreme Being within, and who is illuminated by Self-knowledge; such a yogi attains Nirvana, and goes to the Supreme Being.
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Stephen Mitchell has attempted to refute such allegorical readings.[72]
Scholar Radhakrishnan writes that the verse 11.55 is the "the essence of bhakti" and the "substance of the whole teaching of the Gita"[73]
.He who does work for Me, he who looks upon Me as his goal, he who worships Me, free from attachment, who is free from enmity to all creatures, he goes to Me, O Pandava.^ He who does all actions for Me, who looks upon Me as the supreme, who is devoted to Me, who is free from attachment, who bears enmity towards no creature, he comes to Me, O Arjuna.

^ He who does all actions for Me, who looks upon Me as the Supreme, who is devoted to Me, who is free from attachment, who bears enmity towards no creature, he comes to Me, O Arjuna!
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^ The one who does all works for Me, and to whom I am the supreme goal, who is my devotee, who has no attachment, and is free from enmity towards any being attains Me, O Arjuna.
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Scholar Steven Rosen summarizes the Gita in four basic, concise verses:[74]
." I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds.^ Similarly, this material world is a reflection of the spiritual world.
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^ Material Nature is the original source of the material world, consisting of three modes of material Nature and eight basic elements out of which everything in the universe has evolved, according to Sankhya doctrine.

^ The number of these planets is far, far greater than all of the planets of this material world.
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Everything emanates from me. .The Wise who fully realize this engage in my devotional service and worship me with all their hearts."^ The wise who know this perfectly engage in [KRISHNA'S] My devotional service and worship [KRISHNA] Me with all their hearts.
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^ But, those who worship Me with devotion, they are with Me and I am also with them.
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^ He who, being established in unity, worships Me who dwells in all beings,that Yogi abides in Me, whatever may be his mode of living.
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.(10.8)
"My pure devotees are absorbed in thoughts of me, and they experience fulfillment and bliss by enlightening one another and conversing about me."
^ The attainment of spiritual bliss is the real fulfillment of one's desire for sense gratification.

^ Hence they can be used even by one who knows nothing about its power.

^ Directing their thoughts to Me, devoting their lives to Me, enlightening each other, always conversing about Me, they are happy and content.
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.(10.9)
"To those who are continually devoted and worship me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to me."
^ Understanding this, the wise ones worship Me with love and devotion.
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^ But those who worship Me with love and devotion are very close to Me, and I am also very close to them.

^ But, verily, they who are devoted to Me with love they are in Me and I am in them.
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.(10.10)
"Out of compassion for them, I, residing in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance."
^ [Home] I, who dwell within their inner psyche as consciousness, destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the shining lamp of transcendental knowledge as an act of compassion for them.
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^ Out of compassion for them I, who dwell within their heart, destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the shining lamp of knowledge.
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^ Has your delusion born of ignorance been destroyed?
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(10.11)
Ramakrishna said that the essential message of the Gita can be obtained by repeating the word several times,[75] "'Gita, Gita, Gita', you begin, but then find yourself saying 'ta-Gi, ta-Gi, ta-Gi'. Tagi means one who has renounced everything for God."
According to Swami Vivekananda, "If one reads this one Shloka —क्लैब्यं मा स्म गमः पार्थ नैतत्त्वय्युपपद्यते । क्षुद्रं हृदयदौर्बल्यं त्यक्त्वोत्तिष्ठ परंतप॥ — one gets all the merits of reading the entire Gita; for in this one Shloka lies imbedded the whole Message of the Gita."[76]
.Do not yield to unmanliness, O son of Pritha.^ Yield not to impotence, O Arjuna, son of Pritha!
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.It does not become you.^ Do not become a coward, O Arjuna; because it does not befit you.

^ Do not become a coward, O Arjuna, because it does not befit you.
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.Shake off this base faint-heartnedness and arise, O scorcher of enemies!^ Cast off this miserable faint-heartedness, O Parantapa, and arise!
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(2.3)
Mahatma Gandhi writes, "The object of the Gita appears to me to be that of showing the most excellent way to attain self-realization" and Gandhi writes that this can be achieved by selfless action—"By desireless action; by renouncing fruits of action; by dedicating all activities to God, i.e., by surrendering oneself to Him body and soul." Gandhi called Gita, The Gospel of Selfless Action.[77]
Eknath Easwaran writes that the Gita's subject is "the war within, the struggle for self-mastery that every human being must wage if he or she is to emerge from life victorious"[78], and "The language of battle is often found in the scriptures, for it conveys the strenuous, long, drawn-out campaign we must wage to free ourselves from the tyranny of the ego, the cause of all our suffering and sorrow".[79]

Influence

.śrī bhagavān uvāca
kālo 'smi lokakṣayakṛt pravṛddho; lokān samāhartum iha pravṛttaḥ
ṛte 'pi tvā na bhaviṣyanti sarve; ye 'vasthitāḥ pratyanīkeṣu yodhāḥ (11:32 = MBh 6.33.32)

The Lord Said:
Doom am I, full-ripe, dealing death to the worlds, engaged in devouring mankind.
^ Lord Krishna said: I am death, the mighty destroyer of the world.
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^ The Supreme Lord said: I am death, the mighty destroyer of the world, out to destroy.
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^ After reading it there’s no doubt what it says… “The wise, engaged in devotional service take refuge in the Lord and free themselves from the cycle of birth and death by renouncing the fruits of action in the material world.
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.Even without slaying them not one of the warriors, ranged for battle against thee, shall survive.^ Even without thee, none of the warriors arrayed in the hostile armies shall live.

^ Shall I deal death on these    Even though they seek to slay us?

^ Shall I deal death on these Even though they seek to slay us?
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trans. Gandhi
.In a heterogeneous text, the Gita reconciles facets and schools of Hindu philosophy, including those of Brahmanical (orthodox Vedic) origin and the parallel ascetic and Yogic traditions.^ This is what makes the Gita different from other schools of philosophy.

^ Talk given in Malaysia on 15th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita April 2008 The main schools of philosophy which existed at that time have been synthsised and amalgamated in the Bhagavad Gita.

^ This point is confirmed in so many places in the Bhagavad-gita and in so many other Vedic texts also.
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It had always been a creative text for Hindu priests and Yogis. .Although it is not strictly part of the 'canon' of Vedic writings, almost all Hindu traditions draw upon the Gita as authoritative.^ All Vedic knowledge is infallible, and Hindus accept Vedic knowledge to be complete and infallible.
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^ If one reads Bhagavad-gita sincerely and seriously, then all of the reactions of his past misdeeds will not react upon him.
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^ The BHAGAVAD-GITA is contained in Book 6 of the great Hindu epic, MAHABHARATA, probably the longest poem in all of literature.
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.For the Vedantic schools of Hindu philosophy, it belongs to one of the three foundational texts Prasthana Trayi (lit.^ Kṛipa was one of the privy councillors at Hastinpura, and was one of the three sole surviving warriors of the conflict on the side of the Kauravas (hence he is referred to in the text as the conqueror in battle).

^ Secularism Introduction to Bhagavad Gita Bhagavad Gita, "The Song of God", is one of the core religious texts of Hinduism.

^ Spiritual Disciplines Hindu Philosophy and "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch I believe in coincidences, and it was one hell of a coincidence that just as I finished reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch I received a phone call...

."three points of departure"), the other two being the Upanishads and Brahma Sutras.^ One who uses duty, earning wealth, and enjoying sensual pleasure in a balanced manner without any one of the three being harmed by the other two attains salvation (MB 9.60.22).

^ A living being serves other living beings in two capacities.
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^ This point distinguishes Hinduism from other religions, which say God is only the good and "Satan" is the bad, with a constant war between the two.
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.The Bhagavad Gita's emphasis on selfless service was a prime source of inspiration for Mahatma Gandhi.^ Selfless service or Tyaga is the essence of the Bhagavad-Gita as given in this last chapter.

^ The invaluable Gita Gyana given by Gururmaa is the source of inspiration for us, which always shows us the path when we are lost.
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^ In the Bhagavad-gita, worship of different demigods or rendering service to them is not approved.
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Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism has also been inspired by the Gita.[citation needed]
.J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist and director of the Manhattan Project, learned Sanskrit in 1933 and read the Bhagavad Gita in the original, citing it later as one of the most influential books to shape his philosophy of life.^ One must know the philosophy of life.
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^ The Gita is a book that teaches the art of life.
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^ The reason to read the Gita is to learn to apply principles in your life.
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.Upon witnessing the world's first nuclear test in 1945, he later claimed to have thought of the quotation "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds", verse 32 from Chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita.^ Gita-Chapter 11 .

^ In the first chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, we don't know what to do.
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^ Gita, Chapter 4, Verse 10 .

[80][81]
A 2006 report suggests that the Gita is replacing the influence of the "The Art of War" (ascendant in the 1980s and '90s) in the Western business community.[82]

Commentaries and translations

.Traditionally the commentators belong to spiritual traditions or schools (sampradaya) and Guru lineages (parampara), which claim to preserve teaching stemming either directly from Krishna himself or from other sources, each claiming to be faithful to the original message.^ Some commentators consider Krishna other than God; others call Him a "Hindu God."

^ Yet man professes to belong to a particular type of faith with reference to particular time and circumstance and thus claims to be a Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist or an adherent of any other sect.
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^ Lord Krishna says here that one should not be partial, but should treat a faithful or a helpful person better then others.

.In the words of Hiriyanna, "[The Gita] is one of the hardest books to interpret, which accounts for the numerous commentaries on it - each differing from the rest in an essential point or the other."^ It’s only one word changed, but what a difference!
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^ In the words of the Gita ‘One’s own dharma, even if devoid of merit, is the best for oneself’ (Sreyaan svadharmo vigunah).

^ Bahuvrihi (Possessive): None of the original words remain important, but a new one emerges, meaning something other than the constituents: .
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[83]
.Different translators and commentators have widely differing views on what multi-layered Sanskrit words and passages signify, and their presentation in English depending on the sampradaya they are affiliated to.^ Sanskrit words when not used in sentences (i.e., when isolated without grammatical form) have a special form; this is the manner in which they appear in dictionaries (e.

^ BGALLCOLOR.PDF 3181.08KB (3257428 bytes) The above file has all 18 chapters of the Bhagavadgita in Sanskrit, transliteration, colorized words for easy identification, word 4 word translation, superscription of words, rearrangement of words in a readable form in English.

^ Most of the vowels in English take on different sounds depending upon their positions between other letters.

Especially in Western philology, interpretations of particular passages often do not agree with traditional views.
The oldest and most influential medieval commentary was that of the founder of the Vedanta school[84] of extreme 'non-dualism", Shankara (788-820 A. D.),[85] also known as Shankaracharya (Sanskrit: Śaṅkarācārya).[86] .Shankara's commentary was based on a recension of the Gita containing 700 verses, and that recension has been widely adopted by others.^ Read Bhagavad-Gita, 700 Verses with commentaries CHAPTER 1 .
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^ Bhagavad-Gita, 700 Verses without commentaries .
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^ Bhagavad Gita:all 700 verses of the Bhagavad Gita .
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[87] .There is not universal agreement that he was the actual author of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita that is attributed to him.^ Complete Bhagavad-Gita with commentaries .

^ In the Mahabharata there is given the Bhagavad-gita.
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^ The teachings of the Bhagavad Gita are universal.
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[88] .A key commentary for the "modified non-dualist" school of Vedanta[89] was written by Ramanujacharya (Sanskrit: Rāmānujacharya), who lived in the eleventh century A.D.[86][90] Ramanujacharya's commentary chiefly seeks to show that the discipline of devotion to God (Bhakti yoga) is the way of salvation.^ Bhakti Yoga (Yoga of devotion) discussed.

^ It is a wonderful book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on Yoga, Devotion, Vedanta and Action.

^ Me Who am He that heeds The sacrifice and worship, God revealed; And He who heeds not, being Lord of Worlds, Lover of all that lives, God unrevealed, Wherein who will shall find surety and shield!
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[91] The commentary by Madhva, whose dates are given either as (b. 1199 - d. 1276)[92] or as (b. 1238 - d. 1317),[70] also known as Madhvacharya (Sanskrit: Madhvācārya), exemplifies thinking of the "dualist" school.[86] .Madhva's school of dualism asserts that there is, in a quotation provided by Winthrop Sargeant, "an eternal and complete distinction between the Supreme, the many souls, and matter and its divisions."^ There is a fine distinction between them.
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^ They who by the eye of knowledge, perceive the distinction between the field and its knower and also the liberation from the Nature of being, go to the Supreme.

^ They who, through the eye of knowledge, perceive the distinction between the Field and its Knower, and also the liberation from the Nature of being, they go to the Supreme.
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[70] Madhva is also considered to be one of the great commentators reflecting the viewpoint of the Vedanta school.[93]
.In the Shaiva tradition,[94] the renowned philosopher Abhinavagupta (10-11th century CE) has written a commentary on a slightly variant recension called Gitartha-Samgraha.^ The GITA was written between the fifth century BC and the second century CE and is attributed to Vyasa.
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^ A. Various translations (what to speak of commentaries) differ due to a particular author's philosophical conclusion (siddhanta).
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.Other classical commentators include Nimbarka (1162 AD), Vallabha(1479 AD)., Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486 AD), [95] while Dnyaneshwar (1275-1296 AD) translated and commented on the Gita in Marathi, in his book Dnyaneshwari.^ It is nice to share here that I found study of Gita different from study of many other books.
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^ Because Srila Prabhupada has not, like almost all the other translators of the Gita, tried to minimize Krishna’s position or twist some meaning other than surrender to Krishna out of the book.
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^ There are scores of books based on Bhagavad Gita - Some are plain translations from Sanskrit to English.

.In modern times notable commentaries were written by Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi, who used the text to help inspire the Indian independence movement.^ COMMENTARY: Only for a sage who has realised the Self are the Vedas of no use, because he is in possession of knowledge of the Self.
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^ A busy man with an active temperament will be greatly benefited by the commentary of Sri Gangadhar Lokamanya Tilak, entitled Gita Rahasya.
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^ COMMENTARY: The royal sages were kings who at the same time possessed divine knowledge.
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[96][97] .Tilak wrote his commentary while in jail during the period 1910-1911, while he was serving a six-year sentence imposed by the British colonial government in India for sedition.^ In a nutshell, tampering with the Bhavisya P. is connected to the anti-Vedic agenda of several Muslim and Western groups in recent past during the British rule in India.
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[98] .While noting that the Gita teaches possible paths to liberation, his commentary places most emphasis on Karma yoga.^ COMMENTARY: This is the essence of the whole teaching of the Gita.

^ [Note: This is the essence of the whole teaching of the Gita.

^ The four inter-connected paths of yoga discussed in the first twelve chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita may be summarized as follows: .

[99] .No book was more central to Gandhi's life and thought than the Bhagavadgita, which he referred to as his "spiritual dictionary".[100] During his stay in Yeravda jail in 1929,[101] Gandhi wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita in Gujarati.^ The Bhagavad-Gita is the storehouse of spiritual knowledge.

^ Complete Bhagavad-Gita with commentaries .

^ The Bhagavad-Gita with commentaries, 4th Edition.

.The Gujarati manuscript was translated into English by Mahadev Desai, who provided an additional introduction and commentary.^ Sanskrit, just English translations, but are accompanied by a critical introduction, general index and footnotes.
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^ Resource material covering numerous subjects dealing with Islam and Ahmadiyyat (i.e.:, beliefs and worship, introduction and English translation of the Holy Quran).
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^ (As explained by Sri Madhusudana Sarasvati, translated into English by Swami Gambhirananda, Advaita Ashrama) .

It was published with a Foreword by Gandhi in 1946.[102][103] Mahatma Gandhi expressed his love for the Gita in these words:
I find a solace in the Bhagavadgītā that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. .When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavagītā.^ One who sees One in all and all in One, sees the One everywhere.

^ He sees, who sees that all actions are performed by Nature alone and that the Self is actionless.

^ The knowledge by which one sees one and the same immutable, undivided divinity in all creatures, such knowledge is in the mode of goodness.

.I find a verse here and a verse there and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies - and my life has been full of external tragedies - and if they have left no visible, no indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of Bhagavadgītā.^ There is no such quote at all.
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^ There is no separate life for the individual.

^ They are in fact, no actions at all.

[104]
Three translations: Bhagavad Gita As It Is, a Gujarati translation by Gita Press, and another English one published by Barnes & Noble.
.Other notable modern commentators include Sri Aurobindo, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Swami Vivekananda, who took a syncretistic approach to the text.^ Swami Vivekananda said: Work done for others awakens the subtle and dormant divine power, Kundalini, within our body.

^ But one who wants to approach the supreme planet, Krishnaloka, or any of the other planets within the spiritual sky, will not meet with these material inconveniences.
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^ But one who wants to approach the supreme planet, Krsnaloka, or any of the other planets within the spiritual sky, will not meet with these material inconveniences.
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[105][106]
.Swami Vivekananda, the follower of Sri Ramakrishna, was known for his commentaries on the four Yogas - Bhakti, Jnana, Karma and Raja Yoga.^ Karma yoga, Jnana yoga or Bhakthi Yoga.
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^ The four inter-connected paths of yoga discussed in the first twelve chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita may be summarized as follows: .

^ The demigods are worshiped by persons who are more or less adherents of the processes of jnana, yoga and karma, i.e., the impersonalists, meditators and fruitive workers.
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.He drew from his knowledge of the Gita to expound on these Yogas.^ Of these two, the devotees and the men of knowledge – who are the better knowers of yoga?

^ Arjuna asked: Which of these has the best knowledge of yoga those ever-steadfast devotees who worship Your personal aspect, or those who worship Your impersonal aspect, the formless Absolute?

^ (Gita 3.3) The Blessed Lord said: O unblemished one, among these people two kinds of steadfastness were spoken of previously by Me - in the Yoga of Knowledge for the men of realization, in the Yoga of Action for the yogis.

.Swami Sivananda advises the aspiring Yogi to read verses from the Bhagavad Gita every day.^ [Note: The reading of the Bhagavad Gita, verse by verse, may be commenced from here.

^ Many people I know read the Gita every day.
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^ Just read it every day and practice.
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.Paramahamsa Yogananda, writer of the famous Autobiography of a Yogi, viewed the Bhagavad Gita as one of the world's most divine scriptures.^ The Bhagavad Gita is a gospel for the whole world.
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^ The Bhagavad Gita is one of the world-scriptures today.
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^ So the Gita is a scripture of yoga and the definition of yoga in Bhagavad Gita is the most profound definition of yoga.
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.A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, wrote Bhagavad-Gītā As It Is, a commentary on the Gita from the perspective of Gaudiya Vaishnavism.^ Hare Krishna Home Page Brought to you by The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Founder-Acarya, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Site contains Graphics, Books, Magazine, FounderCenters, Philosophy, Other Resources.
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^ These answers of Krishna are the essence of the Bhagavad Gita one of the greatest by profoundness of wisdom and breadth of the fundamental problems covered books existing on the Earth.
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^ The Bhagavad Gita- Verse by verse Translation and commentaries by Swami Shivananda The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh .

.The work became the principal text for the modern Hare Krishna movement.^ An alternative source of news and information on the Hare Krishna / Vaisnava movement.
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.In 1965, the modern sage Maharishi Mahesh Yogi published his own commentary of the Gita and proclaimed his technique of Transcendental Meditation to be the practical procedure for experiencing the field of absolute Being described by Lord Krishna.^ In the Gita, Krishna means that aspect of the absolute Lord that attracts you.
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^ The Gita is the best abode of Lord Krishna.

^ In Gita Lord Krishna is the cosmic consciousness.
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[107]
.The first translation of Bhagavad Gita to English was done by Charles Wilkins in 1785.[108][109] In 1808 passages from the Gita were part of the first direct translation of Sanskrit into German, appearing in a book through which Friedrich Schlegel became known as the founder of Indian philology in Germany.^ There are scores of books based on Bhagavad Gita - Some are plain translations from Sanskrit to English.

^ Bhagavad-gita is also known as Gitopanishad.
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^ There are several translations of the Bhagavad Gita into Russian language.
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[110] Another English translation is by Barbara Stoler Miller.

Adaptations

Philip Glass retold the story of Gandhi's early development as an activist in South Africa through the text of the Gita in the opera Satyagraha. .The entire libretto of the opera consists of sayings from the Gita sung in the original sanskrit.^ Where are your quotes from the Bhagavad-gita to say Maha-Visnu is the origin of Krishna?
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[111]
.In Douglas Cuomo's, Arjuna's dilemma, the philosophical dilemma faced by Arjuna is dramatized in operatic form with a blend of Indian and Western music styles.^ Arjuna, one of the five Paandava brothers, faced the dilemma in the battlefield whether to fight, or run away from war for the sake of peace.

[112]
.In Doctor Atomic, an opera by John Adams the librettist Peter Sellars uses text from the Bhagavad Gita (including J. Robert Oppenheimer's mistranslated quote I am become death, destroyer of worlds quote from the Gita).^ The Bhagavad Gita is a gospel for the whole world.
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^ The essence and entire wisdom was taken from all the scriptures in the world and put into the Bhagavad Gita.
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^ Lord Krishna said: I am death, the mighty destroyer of the world.
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See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Pandit, Bansi. Explore Hinduism. p. 27. 
  2. ^ Hume, Robert Ernest (1959). The world's living religions. p. 29. 
  3. ^ a b Nikhilananda, Swami. "Introduction". The Bhagavad Gita. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "Bhagavan". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://www.vedabase.net/b/bhagavan. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  5. ^ Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita
  6. ^ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi; On The Bhagavad Gita; A New Translation and Commentary With Sanskrit Text Chapters 1 to 6, Preface p.9
  7. ^ The phrase marking the end of each chapter identifies the book as Gītopanishad. The book is identified as "the essence of the Upanishads" in the Gītā-māhātmya 6, quoted in the introduction to Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, A.C. (1983). Bhagavad-gītā As It Is. Los Angeles: The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. http://vedabase.net/bg. .
  8. ^ Thomas B. Coburn, "Scripture" in India: Towards a Typology of the Word in Hindu Life, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 52, No. 3 (Sep., 1984), pp. 435-459. JSTOR 1464202
  9. ^ Tapasyananda, p. 1.
  10. ^ Nikhilananda, Swami (1944). "Introduction". The Bhagavad Gita. Advaita Ashrama. p. xxiv. 
  11. ^ Swarupananda, Swami (1909). "FOREWORD". Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita. http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/sbg/sbg03.htm. 
  12. ^ a b c Radhakrishnan, S. (2002). "Introductory Essay". The Bhagavad Gita. HarperCollins. pp. 14–15. 
  13. ^ a b Vivekananda, Swami. "Lectures and Discourses ~ Thoughts on the Gita". The Complete works of Swami Vivekananda. 4. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Complete_Works_of_Swami_Vivekananda/Volume_4/Lectures_and_Discourses/Thoughts_on_the_Gita. 
  14. ^ The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) electronic edition. Electronic text (C) Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, India, 1999.
  15. ^ Gambhiranda (1997), p. xvii.
  16. ^ Juan Mascaro; Simon Brodbeck (2003). "Translator's introduction to 1962 edition". The Bhagavad Gita. Penguin Classics. p. xlviii. 
  17. ^ Zaehner, Robert Charles (1973). The Bhagavad-Gita. Oxford University Press. p. 7. "As with most major religious texts in India, no firm date can be assigned to the Gītā. It seems certain, however, that it was written later than the 'classical' Upanishads with the possible exception of the Maitrī which was post-Buddhistic. One would probably not be going far wrong if one dated it at some time between the fifth and the second centuries B. C." 
  18. ^ John Brockington, The Sanskrit Epics (Leiden, 1998)
  19. ^ C. Jinarajadasa (1915). "The Bhagavad Gita". Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, Madras. India. http://www.theosophical.ca/BhagavadGitaCJ.htm. Retrieved 2008-09-24. "…an analysis of the epic shows at once by differences of style and by linguistic and other peculiarities, that it was composed at different times and by different hands" 
  20. ^ For a brief review of the literature supporting this view see: Radhakrihnan, pp. 14-15.
  21. ^ Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4, Text 1: vivasvan manave praha, manur ikshvakave 'bravit
  22. ^ Mascaro, Juan; Simon Brodbeck. The Bhagavad Gita. p. xlviii. "Scholars differ as to the date of the Bhagavad Gita; but as the roots of this great poem are in Eternity the date of its revelation in time is of little spiritual importance." 
  23. ^ Vivekananda, Swami. "Thoughts on the Gita". The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda. Advaita Ashrama. http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Complete_Works_of_Swami_Vivekananda/Volume_4/Lectures_and_Discourses/Thoughts_on_the_Gita. "One thing should be especially remembered here, that there is no connection between these historical researches and our real aim, which is the knowledge that leads to the acquirement of Dharma. Even if the historicity of the whole thing is proved to be absolutely false today, it will not in the least be any loss to us. Then what is the use of so much historical research, you may ask. It has its use, because we have to get at the truth; it will not do for us to remain bound by wrong ideas born of ignorance." 
  24. ^ Nikhilananda, Swami (1944). Introduction. p. xiii. 
  25. ^ a b c Rama, Swami (1985). Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita. Himalayan Institute Press. p. 10. 
  26. ^ Nikhilananda, Swami (1944). Introduction. pp. xiv-xv. 
  27. ^ a b c Nikhilananda, Swami (1944). Introduction. p. xvi. 
  28. ^ Rama, Swami (1985). Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita. Himalayan Institute Press. p. 11. 
  29. ^ Rama, Swami (1985). Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita. Himalayan Institute Press. p. 12. 
  30. ^ Nikhilananda, Swami (1944). Introduction. p. vii. 
  31. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Introduction". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://bhagavadgitaasitis.com/introduction/en1. Retrieved 2008-01-14.  "The subject of the Bhagavad-gita entails the comprehension of five basic truths"
  32. ^ Ramanuja's translation BG 2.12 "...you have always existed. It is not that 'all of us', I and you, shall cease to be 'in the future', i.e., beyond the present time; we shall always exist. Even as no doubt can be entertained that I, the Supreme Self and Lord of all, am eternal, likewise, you (Arjuna and all others) who are embodied selves, also should be considered eternal."
  33. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter 12: Devotional Service". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://bhagavadgitaasitis.com/12/en1. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  34. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter 3: Karma Yoga". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://bhagavadgitaasitis.com/3/en1. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  35. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter 6: Dhyana Yoga". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://bhagavadgitaasitis.com/6/en1. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  36. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter 2:Summary". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://bhagavadgitaasitis.com/2/en1. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  37. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. B-Gita 8.10 "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, verse 8.10". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://vedabase.net/bg/8/10/ B-Gita 8.10. Retrieved 2008-01-14.  "by the strength of yoga, with an undeviating mind, engages himself in remembering the Supreme Lord in full devotion, will certainly attain to the Supreme"
  38. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Chapter 11:Universal Form". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://bhagavadgitaasitis.com/11/en1. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  39. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 4.8". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://bhagavadgitaasitis.com/4/8/en1. Retrieved 2008-01-14. "to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear"
  40. ^ "Arjuna represents the individual soul, and Sri Krishna the Supreme Soul dwelling in every heart. Arjuna's chariot is the body. The blind king Dhritarashtra is the mind under the spell of ignorance, and his hundred sons are man's numerous evil tendencies. The battle, a perennial one, is between the power of good and the power of evil. The warrior who listens to the advice of the Lord speaking from within will triumph in this battle and attain the Highest Good."Nikhilananda, Swami (1944). "Introduction". The Bhagavad Gita. p. 2. 
  41. ^ Gandhi, Mohandas K., The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi Berkeley Hills Books, Berkeley 2000
  42. ^ Fischer, Louis: Gandhi: His Life and Message to the World Mentor, New York 1954, pp. 15-16
  43. ^ Vivekananda, Swami. "Sayings and Utterances". The Complete works of Swami Vivekananda. 5. p. 416. 
  44. ^ Aurobindo, Sri (1995). "The divine teacher". Essays on the Gita. Lotus Press. p. 15. ISBN 0914955187. 
  45. ^ a b Aurobindo, Sri (1995). "The human disciple". Essays on the Gita. Lotus Press. pp. 17–18. ISBN 0914955187. 
  46. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 6.47". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://bhagavadgitaasitis.com/6/47/en1. Retrieved 2008-01-14. "And of all yogis, the one with great faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself, and renders transcendental loving service to Me -- he is the most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. That is My opinion."
  47. ^ Gambhirananda (1998), p. 16.
  48. ^ Gambhiranda (1997), p. xx.
  49. ^ Radhakrishnan 1993, p. 119
  50. ^ Radhakrishnan 1993, p. 120
  51. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 5.11". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://vedabase.net/bg/5/11. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  52. ^ a b c Radhakrishnan 1993, pp. 125-126
  53. ^ Cornille, Catherine, ed., 2006. Song Divine: Christian Commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita." Leuven: Peeters. p. 2.
  54. ^ For quotation and summarizing bhakti as "a mode of worship which consists of unceasing and loving remembrance of God" see: Sampatkumaran, p. xxiii.
  55. ^ Radhakrishan(1970), ninth edition, Blackie and son India Ltd., p.211, Verse 6.47
  56. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 8.15". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://vedabase.net/bg/8/15. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  57. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 12.6". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://vedabase.net/bg/12/6. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  58. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 14.26". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://vedabase.net/bg/14/26. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  59. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 18.65". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://vedabase.net/bg/18/65. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  60. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 18.66". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://vedabase.net/bg/18/66. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  61. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 13.31". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://vedabase.net/bg/13/31. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  62. ^ A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. "Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Verse 13.35". Bhaktivedanta VedaBase Network (ISKCON). http://vedabase.net/bg/13/35. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  63. ^ For example, the first line of the Bhagavad Gita is dhṛtarāşţra uvāca, which occurs immediately after the last line of the preceding chapter in the full Sanskrit text of the Mahabharata: | 6.23.1 dhṛtarāşţra uvāca | 6.23.1a dharmakşetre kurukṣetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ || Source: Electronic text (C) Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, India, 1999. Electronic edition downloaded from: [1].
  64. ^ Chidbhavananda, p. 33.
  65. ^ Sivananda, p. 3.
  66. ^ Tapasyananda, p. 13
  67. ^ Radhakrishnan, p. 79.
  68. ^ Zaehner, passim.
  69. ^ Sivananda, p. xvii.
  70. ^ a b c Sargeant, p. xix.
  71. ^ "Strength founded on the Truth and the dharmic use of force are thus the Gita's answer to pacifism and non-violence. Rooted in the ancient Indian genius, this third way can only be practised by those who have risen above egoism, above asuric ambition or greed. The Gita certainly does not advocate war; what it advocates is the active and selfless defence of dharma. If sincerely followed, its teaching could have altered the course of human history. It can yet alter the course of Indian history." Michel Danino, "Greatest Gospel of Spiritual Works" in New Indian Express (10 December 2000).
  72. ^ Steven J. Rosen, Krishna's Song (2007), ISBN 9780313345531, pp. 22f.
  73. ^ Radhakrishnan, S (1974). "XI. The Lord's Transfiguration". The Bhagavad Gita. HarperCollins. p. 289. 
  74. ^ Rosen, Steven; Graham M. Schweig. "The Bhagavad-Gita and the life of Lord Krishna". Essential Hinduism. p. 121. 
  75. ^ Isherwood, Christopher (1964). "The Story Begins". Ramakrishna and his Disciples. p. 9. 
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  77. ^ Gandhi, M.K. (1933). "Introduction". The Gita According to Gandhi. http://www.wikilivres.info/wiki/The_Gita_According_to_Gandhi/Introduction. 
  78. ^ Eknath Easwaran, The Bahagavad Gita (2007), ISBN 978-1586380199 p. 15.
  79. ^ Eknath Easwaran, The End of Sorrow: The Bahagavad Gita for Daily Living (vol 1) (1993), ISBN 978-0915132171 p. 24.
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  81. ^ See Robert_Oppenheimer#Trinity for other refs
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  83. ^ Singh pp.54-55
  84. ^ For Shankara's commentary falling within the Vedanta school of tradition, see: Flood (1996), p. 124.
  85. ^ Dating for Shankara as 788-820 AD is from: Sargeant, p. xix.
  86. ^ a b c Zaehner, p. 3.
  87. ^ Gambhirananda (1997), p. xviii.
  88. ^ Flood (1996), p. 240.
  89. ^ For classification of Ramanujacharya's commentary as within the Vedanta school see: Flood (1996), p. 124.
  90. ^ Gambhirananda (1997), p. xix.
  91. ^ Sampatkumaran, p. xx.
  92. ^ Dating of 1199-1276 for Madhva is from: Gambhirananda (1997), p. xix.
  93. ^ For classification of Madhva's commentary as within the Vedanta school see: Flood (1996), p. 124.
  94. ^ For classification of Abhinavagupta's commentary on the Gita as within the Shaiva tradition see: Flood (1996), p. 124.
  95. ^ Singh p.55
  96. ^ For B. G. Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi as notable commentators see: Gambhiranda (1997), p. xix.
  97. ^ For notability of the commentaries by B. G. Tilak and Mahatma Gandhi and their use to inspire the independence movement see: Sargeant, p. xix.
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  101. ^ For composition during stay in Yeravda jail in 1929, see: Jordens, J. T. F., "Gandhi and the Bhagavadgita", in: Minor, p. 88.
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  103. ^ A shorter edition, omitting the bulk of Desai's additional commentary, has been published as: Anasaktiyoga: The Gospel of Selfless Action. Jim Rankin, editor. The author is listed as M.K. Gandhi; Mahadev Desai, translator. (Dry Bones Press, San Francisco, 1998) ISBN 1-883938-47-3.
  104. ^ Quotation from M. K. Gandhi. Young India. (1925), pp. 1078-1079, is cited from Radhakrishnan, front matter.
  105. ^ For Sri Aurobindo, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and Swami Vivekananda as notable commentators see: Sargeant, p. xix.
  106. ^ For Sri Aurobindo as notable commentators, see: Gambhiranda (1997), p. xix.
  107. ^ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, On The Bhagavad Gita; A Translation and Commentary With Sanskrit Text Chapters 1 to 6, Chapter Two, Verse 42, p. 129 and pp. 470-472
  108. ^ Clarke, John James (1997). Oriental enlightenment. Routledge. pp. 58–59. http://books.google.com/books?id=qdoyw_6Y3cYC&pg=PA58. 
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  • "Bhagavad Gita for everyday living".^ That's how one should practice living life according to Bhagavad Gita and practicing the awareness of the Lord within.
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    ^ From Bhagavad-gita we must learn what God is, what the living entities are, what prakrti is, what the cosmic manifestation is, how it is controlled by time, and what the activities of the living entities are.
    • Vahini.org: Glossary - Prabhupadas-BhagavadGita 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC vahini.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Isvara (the Supreme Lord), jiva (the living entity), prakrti (nature), eternal time and karma (activity) are all explained in the Bhagavad-gita.
    • Vahini.org: Glossary - Prabhupadas-BhagavadGita 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC vahini.org [Source type: Original source]

    The Vedanta Kesari 95 (12). 2008-12-12. ISSN 0042-2983. https://www.sriramakrishnamath.org/2008/Eng/12-12-1.Pdf. 

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From Wikiquote

Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit/Hindi भगवद् गीता, in transliteration: Bhagavad Gītā), is a religious text that is a book within Mahābhārata, located in the Bhishma-Parva chapters 23–40.
.A core sacred text of Hinduism and philosophy, the Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as the Gita, is a summation of the Vedic, Yogic, Vedantic and Tantric philosophies.^ Next Bhagavad-Gita and Hindu texts sub-categories .
  • Intute - Bhagavad-Gita and Hindu texts 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.intute.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Product Description The Bhagavad Gita is India's most sacred text: the Hindu "Bible".
  • Amazon Zone - Browsing Products in Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.fireworkszone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ GITA : Renowned sacred text "Bhagavad-Gita" .

.The Bhagavad Gita, meaning "song of the Lord", refers to itself as an 'Upanishad' and is sometimes called Gītopanişad.^ This is how to listen to the divine song of the Lord, the Bhagavad Gita.
  • gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.meaus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gita means a song.
  • gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.meaus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Bhagavad Gita, meaning "song of the Lord", refers to itself as a 'Yoga Upanishad' and is sometimes called Gītopanişad .

.During the message of Gita, Lord Krishna proclaims that he is God Himself (a Bhagavat, or all-embracing personal god).^ This is the God whom the Bhagavad Gita proclaims.

^ In this statement Krishna defines himself as a personal God of worship.
  • Bhagavad Gita - Wiki Ganesha 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC courseware.acadiau.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ During the message of Gita, Lord Krishna proclaims that he is God Himself (a Bhagavat, or all-embracing personal god).

.In order to make Arjuna believe this, he shows Arjuna his divine form which is described as timeless and leaves Arjuna shaking with awe and fear.^ In order to make Arjuna believe this, he shows Arjuna his divine form which is described as timeless and leaves Arjuna shaking with awe and fear.

^ During the discourse, Krishna reveals his identity as the Supreme Being Himself ( Bhagavan ), blessing Arjuna with an awe-inspiring glimpse of His divine absolute form.
  • http://www.usna.edu/Users/history/abels/hh205/Bhagavad%20Gita.htm 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.usna.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ To demonstrate his divine nature, Krishna grants Arjuna the boon of cosmic vision (albeit temporary) and allows the prince to see his 'Universal Form'.
  • http://www.usna.edu/Users/history/abels/hh205/Bhagavad%20Gita.htm 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.usna.edu [Source type: Original source]

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  • Of the Vrishnis, I am Vasudeva; of the sons of Pandu, Arjuna; of the sages, moreover, I am Vyasa; of poets, the poet Ushana.^ Then also, Madhava (Krishna), and the son of Pandu (Arjuna), seated in their magnificent chariot yoked with white horses, blew their divine conches.
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    ^ Then Arjuna, Pandu's son, seeing Dhritarashtra's people standing in battle order with all weapons at the ready, bent his bow to shoot.

    ^ And Vasudev of Vrishni's race, and of this Pandu brood Thyself!—Yea, my Arjuna!

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  • Thou seest Me as Time who kills, Time who brings all to doom,
    The Slayer Time, Ancient of Days, come hither to consume;
    Excepting thee, of all these hosts of hostile chiefs arrayed,
    There shines not one shall leave alive the battlefield!^ Neither will there be a time when we shall not exist; we all exist from now on.
    • BHAGAVAD-GITA (THE LORD'S SONG) 11 October 2009 9:39 UTC www.san.beck.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But one who is an observer of all these has attained the Truth.
    • Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Videos - Lord Krishna's Wisdom to Arjuna in the Mahabharata 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.gurumaa.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thou seest Me as Time who kills,          Time who brings all to doom,    The Slayer Time, Ancient of Days, come hither to consume;    Excepting thee, of all these hosts of hostile chiefs arrayed,    There stands not one shall leave alive the battlefield!

    .Dismayed
    No longer be!
    ^ Dismayed No longer be!
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    ^ Dismayed    No longer be!

    Arise! obtain renown! destroy thy foes!
    .Fight for the kingdom waiting thee when thou hast vanquished those.^ Fight for the kingdom waiting thee when thou hast vanquished those.
    • The Bhagavad Gita 11 October 2009 9:39 UTC www.yogamovement.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Indian History Sourcebook: Bhagavad-Gita Or Song Celestial, trans Edward Arnold 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Original source]
    • Indian History Sourcebook: Bhagavad-Gita Or Song Celestial, trans Edward Arnold 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Original source]
    • The Bhagavad-Gita - Full Text Free Book (Part 1/2) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.fullbooks.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ "I will teach thee this, And, knowing, thou shalt learn which work doth save Needs must one rightly meditate those three— Doing,—not doing,—and undoing.

    ^ Thou hast grieved for those that should not be grieved for, yet thou speakest words of wisdom.
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    .By Me they fall—not thee!^ By Me they fall - not thee!
    • Indian History Sourcebook: Bhagavad-Gita Or Song Celestial, trans Edward Arnold 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Original source]
    • Indian History Sourcebook: Bhagavad-Gita Or Song Celestial, trans Edward Arnold 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By Me they fall- not thee!

    ^ By Me they fall—not thee!

    the stroke of death is dealt them now,
    .Even as they stand thus gallantly; My instrument art thou!^ Thou art my sole refuge.
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    ^ Even as they stand thus gallantly; My instrument art thou!
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    • Indian History Sourcebook: Bhagavad-Gita Or Song Celestial, trans Edward Arnold 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even as they show thus gallantly; My instrument art thou!
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    .Strike, strong-armed Prince!^ Strike, strong-armed Prince!
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    ^ Strike, strong-armed Prince, at Drona!
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    ^ The fool, cheated by self, thinks, "This I did" And "That I wrought;" but - ah, thou strong-armed Prince!
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    at Drona! at Bhishma strike! deal death
    .To Karna, Jyadratha; stay all this warlike breath!^ On Karna, Jyadratha; stay all their warlike breath!
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    ^ To Karna, Jyadratha; stay all this warlike breath!
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    ’Tis .I who bid them perish!^ 'Tis I who bid them perish!
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    .Thou wilt but slay the slain.^ Thou wilt but slay the slain.
    • Indian History Sourcebook: Bhagavad-Gita Or Song Celestial, trans Edward Arnold 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.fordham.edu [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Thou wilt but slay the slain; Fight!
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    ^ Slain, thou wilt obtain heaven; victorious, thou wilt enjoy the earth; therefore, stand up, O son of Kunti, resolved to fight!
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    Fight! they must fall, and thou must live, victor upon this plain!

Quotes about the Bhagavad Gita

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  • Strength founded on the Truth and the dharmic use of force are thus the Gita's answer to pacifism and non-violence.^ The answer to this fundamental question is found in the Bhagavad Gita, which repeatedly proclaims that "you must try to manage yourself."
    • Bhagavad-gita and Management (a large file) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC surrealist.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The whole world is full of violence and truth being virtually non-existent.
    • What Is the Bhagavad-gita? | Hare Krishna Community 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC krishna.krishna.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speech that is non-offensive, truthful, pleasant, beneficial, and is used for the regular study of scriptures is called the austerity of word.
    • Bhagavad Gita:all 700 verses of the Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.gita-society.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Rooted in the ancient Indian genius, this third way can only be practised by those who have risen above egoism, above asuric ambition or greed.^ It is therefore the direct answer to those who identify the Indian spirit with that sort of mysticism which involves retreat from the world of affairs.

    ^ Those who think only of themselves, those who enjoy while aware of those who cannot, those who are greedy, those who have no consideration for others and those who do not share are misers.
    • What Is the Bhagavad-gita? | Hare Krishna Community 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC krishna.krishna.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He went on saying that I should always try to help those who need it, and its only for those who help others that the life is rewarding and brings true joy.
    • Gita's reflection on her father: L.S Vygotsky 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC webpages.charter.net [Source type: Original source]

    .The Gita certainly does not advocate war; what it advocates is the active and selfless defence of dharma.^ The beautiful thing about the Gita is that it does not advocate the follower to sacrifice anything in this material world.
    • The Bhagavad Gita - Its Relevance Then And Now 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dollsofindia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thus Gita does not advocate renunciation of the world on the one hand and does not justify or glorify the unending and unsatisfactory retrogressive shackling in petty pursuits as well!
    • STUDY OF BHAGAVAD GITA DR. SHRINIWAS J. KASHALIKAR 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Extract: "The Gita neither advocates war nor condemns it.
    • Hindu Sacred Books, Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Upanishads, Vedas 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.pilgrimsbooks.com [Source type: General]

    .If sincerely followed, its teaching could have altered the course of human history.^ What follows, of course, is the teaching of Arjuna by Krishna exhorting Arjuna to do his duty and set aside all temptations that may come in the way of its performance.
    • Dr. A. V. Srinivasan: Srimat Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.avsrinivasan.com [Source type: Original source]

    It can yet alter the course of Indian history. .
    • "Greatest Gospel of Spiritual Works" in New Indian Express (10 December 2000).^ The main hero of the Bhagavad Gita is Krishna — an Indian raja and an Avatar — embodiment of a Part of the Creator, Who gave to people through Krishna greatest spiritual precepts.
      • Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries 18 September 2009 4:35 UTC www.swami-center.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The main hero of the Bhagavad Gita is Krishna an Indian raja and an Avatar embodiment of a Part of the Creator, Who gave to people through Krishna greatest spiritual precepts.
      • Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC swami-center.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ The New Indian Express .
      • JustWakeUp.com: The Bhagavad-Gita of Inner Courage by Prof. Kev Nair 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC justwakeup.com [Source type: General]

      These have sometimes mistakenly been quoted as the words of Sri Aurobindo, because they appear after a quotation by him in the essay.

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  • We knew the world would not be the same.^ But he knew how World War IV would be fought: With sticks and stones.

    ^ The same is applicable on family fathers as well, and how nice the world would be if the leaders would have this mentality.
    • The Importance of Bhagavad Gita / VNS.st 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.vrindanews.com [Source type: Original source]

    A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. .I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.^ The Bhagavad Gita is certainly the single most influential book in terms of understanding Western manifestations of Hinduism.

    ^ Paramahamsa Yogananda , writer of the famous "Autobiography of a Yogi," viewed the Bhagavad Gita as one of the world's most divine scriptures, along with the Four Gospels of Jesus .

    ^ Paramahamsa Yogananda , writer of the famous " Autobiography of a Yogi ," viewed the Bhagavad Gita as one of the world's most divine scriptures, along with the Four Gospels of Jesus .

    .Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.'^ Oppenheimer was familiar with a different translation: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
    • Comments on the Bhagavad Gita, Synopsis of the Mahabharata 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.friesian.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He should take complete refuge in Him.
    • Bhagavad gita 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC sivanandaonline.org [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Gita Edward Teller: He is Become Death, Destroyer of J. Robert Oppenheimer The true, tragic and pathetic story of how Edward Teller's ambition and lack of a conscience destroyed J. Robert Oppenheimer.

    .I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.^ We are all related to one another and related to God.

    ^ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
    • Book of Eli reviews? Here is one - Calguns.net 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.calguns.net [Source type: General]

    ^ BG 9.14 __________________ All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
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  • The Bhagavad-Gita calls on humanity to dedicate body, mind and soul to pure duty and not to become mental voluptuaries at the mercy of random desires and undisciplined impulses.
  • When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.^ Mahatma Gandhi: When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC govindas.sitesuite.ws [Source type: Original source]
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    • Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Albert Einstein "When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.
    • Indialife :: Hinduism: Bhagavad-Gita and Management 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.indialife.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mahatma Gandhi stated that the Bhagavad-Gita calls on humanity to dedicate mind, body and soul to purity.
    • Articles on Sanskrit •�Bhagavad-gita - entrance to Sanskrit 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.vedic-academy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.^ Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day."
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.
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    ^ In the last days who ever hears the Gita recitation or dicusses the meaning of the Gita certainly attain moksha - liberation  - release from material bondage.
    • Bhagavad Gita Jayanti 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.hknet.org.nz [Source type: Original source]

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  • The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions.^ Albert Schweizer stated that the Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested in all actions.
    • Articles on Sanskrit •�Bhagavad-gita - entrance to Sanskrit 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.vedic-academy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is the God whom the Bhagavad Gita proclaims.

    ^ Study the Bhagavad Gita, the word of God .
    • What Is the Bhagavad-gita? | Hare Krishna Community 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC krishna.krishna.org [Source type: Original source]

  • The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. .It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.^ The Bhagavad-gita is India's most concise expression of the perennial philosophy.
    • Bhagavad-Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.swami.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is one of the most clear andcomprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; henceits enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.
    • Bhagavad Gita [Verses] | Vedanta Spiritual Library 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.celextel.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.
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  • The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization.^ Sri Aurobindo: The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization.
    • Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Bhagavad Gita is a unique book for all ages.
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    ^ Love supreme, this is the message of the Bhagavad-gita.
    • Bhagavad-Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.swami.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny and trivial.^ "In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad - Gita , in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial."
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "In comparison, our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial", wrote Henry David Thoreau.

    ^ Henry David Thoreau: In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC govindas.sitesuite.ws [Source type: Original source]
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.govindas.com.au [Source type: Original source]
    • Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of lifes wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.^ [Nehru] The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation oflife's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion.
    • Bhagavad Gita [Verses] | Vedanta Spiritual Library 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.celextel.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Herman Hesse stated that the wonder of the Bhagavad-Gita is its beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which has made philosophy blossom into religion.
    • Articles on Sanskrit •�Bhagavad-gita - entrance to Sanskrit 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.vedic-academy.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jawaharlal Nehru "The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion."
    • Srivaishnavam, Management Theory in Bhagavad-Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.trsiyengar.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • The Bhagavad-Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence.^ Herman Hesse "I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-Gita.
    • Indialife :: Hinduism: Bhagavad-Gita and Management 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.indialife.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Srivaishnavam, Management Theory in Bhagavad-Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.trsiyengar.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ [Carl Jung] The Bhagavad-Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation ofhuman existence.
    • Bhagavad Gita [Verses] | Vedanta Spiritual Library 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.celextel.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "The Bhagavad - Gita deals essentially with the spiritual foundation of human existence.
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe.^ What sustains life of the incarnate is called action.
    • Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC swami-center.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bhagavad Gita with Commentaries 18 September 2009 4:35 UTC www.swami-center.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe."
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe.
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC govindas.sitesuite.ws [Source type: Original source]
    • BHAGAVAD GITA� AND� MANAGEMENT 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC jyotisha.00it.com [Source type: Original source]
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  • I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-Gita.^ "I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad - Gita .
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ [Herman Hesse] I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita.
    • Bhagavad Gita [Verses] | Vedanta Spiritual Library 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.celextel.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita.
    • BHAGAVAD GITA� AND� MANAGEMENT 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC jyotisha.00it.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.^ "It was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us" .
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.eastrovedica.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us."
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ It was the first ofbooks; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy,but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence whichin another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the samequestions which exercise us.
    • Bhagavad Gita [Verses] | Vedanta Spiritual Library 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.celextel.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • The Bhagavad-Gita is an empire of thought and in its philosophical teachings Krishna has all the attributes of the full-fledged montheistic deity and at the same time the attributes of the Upanisadic absolute.^ Ralph Waldo Emerson: I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita.
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC govindas.sitesuite.ws [Source type: Original source]
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.govindas.com.au [Source type: Original source]
    • Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ BHAGAVAD-GITA : A scripture containing Lord Krishna's teachings.

    ^ The Supreme is the same in all countries and at all times.

    .
  • In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.^ "In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad - Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it."
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ralph Waldo Emerson "In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it."
    • Indialife :: Hinduism: Bhagavad-Gita and Management 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.indialife.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Rudolph Steiner: In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-Gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it.
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC govindas.sitesuite.ws [Source type: Original source]
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.govindas.com.au [Source type: Original source]
    • Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Rudolph Steiner
  • If one desires to acquire the perfect happiness and freedom while still living in this ever changing world full of troubles and mysteries, then Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta has this knowledge, acquiring which not only can you experience the feeling of freedom in this life but you can take others also to the road to supreme bliss and satisfaction.^ The creation of the world takes place only when both are united with each other.
    • Summary of Bhagavad Gita 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.kashmirshaivism.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Summary of Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.ksf.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is full of supreme bliss.
    • Bhagavad gita 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC sivanandaonline.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dlshq.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.agamayoga.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Only, I have knowledge about them all, but you do not."
    • The Bhagavad Gita - Its Relevance Then And Now 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.dollsofindia.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • The Bhagavad-Gita is not seperate from the Vaisnava philosophy and the Srimad Bhagavatam fully reveals the true import of this doctrine which is transmigation of the soul.^ Ramanuja The Bhagavad-Gita is not seperate from the Vaishnava philosophy and the Srimad Bhagavatam fully reveals the true import of this doctrine which is transmigation of the soul.
    • Gettingit.com: In-A-Bhagavad-Gita, Baby 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC ss.gettingit.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.eastrovedica.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati: The Bhagavad-Gita is not seperate from the Vaishnava philosophy and the Srimad Bhagavatam fully reveals the true import of this doctrine which is transmigation of the soul.
    • Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ramanuja The Bhagavad-Gita is not separate from the Vaishnava philosophy and the Srimad Bhagavatam fully reveals the true import of this doctrine which is transmigration of the soul.
    • Indialife :: Hinduism: Bhagavad-Gita and Management 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.indialife.com [Source type: Original source]

    .On perusal of the first chapter of Bhagavad-Gita one may think that they are advised to engage in warfare.^ By admin S wami Tapasyananda’s summary of the first chapter of the Bhagavad Gita .
    • Desperaudio | currently featuring an English narration of the Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.desperaudio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Bhagavad-Gita chapter 9 mantra 27) .
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC govindas.sitesuite.ws [Source type: Original source]
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.govindas.com.au [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the first chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, we don't know what to do.
    • gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.meaus.com [Source type: Original source]

    .When the second chapter has been read it can be clearly understood that knowledge and the soul is the ultimate goal to be attained.^ When the second chapter has been read it can be clearly understood that knowledge and the soul is the ultimate goal to be attained.
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    ^ (B.G., Chapter 6, Verse 47) "After attaining Me, the great souls do not incur rebirth in this miserable transitory world, because they have attained the highest perfection."

    ^ "Those who see with eyes of knowledge the difference between the body and the knower of the body, and can also understand the process of liberation from bondage in material nature, attain to the supreme goal."
    • Suyash Awate - Bhagvad Gita 11 October 2009 9:39 UTC www.cs.utah.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .On studying the third chapter it is apparent that acts of righteousness are also of high priority.^ On studying the third chapter it is apparent that acts of righteousness are also of high priority.
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]
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    • BHAGAVAD GITA� AND� MANAGEMENT 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC jyotisha.00it.com [Source type: Original source]
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    .If we continue and patiently take the time to complete the Bhagavad-Gita and try to ascertain the truth of its closing chapter we can see that the ultimate conclusion is to relinquish all the conceptualized ideas of religion which we possess and fully surrender directly unto the Supreme Lord.^ Love supreme, this is the message of the Bhagavad-gita.
    • Bhagavad-Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.swami.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My idea is to present all the verses of the Bhagavad-Gita with a graphic.
    • Bhagavadgita - our philosophic fundament / Vrindanews.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.vrindanews.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As the Lord says in Bhagavad-Gita 4.11: .
    • Topics Krsnamission India 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC krsnamission.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Swami Prabhupada
  • The secret of karma yoga which is to perform actions without any fruitive desires is taught by Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad-Gita.^ Karma Yoga means: Performing one's duties and action without interest in the fruits of action.
    • Discourses - Sathya Sai on Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.vahini.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Discourses - Sathya Sai on Bhagavad Gita 18 September 2009 4:35 UTC vahini.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ BHAGAVAD-GITA : A scripture containing Lord Krishna's teachings.

    ^ Karma-yoga--Action in Krsna Consciousness 6.
    • Bhagavad Gita As It Is--Art Gallery 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.asitis.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • The Bhagavad-Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal the science of devotion to God which is the essence of all spiritual knowledge.^ Ramanuja: The Bhagavad-Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal the science of devotion to God which is the essence of all spiritual knowledge.
    • Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This is the God whom the Bhagavad Gita proclaims.

    ^ Aldous Huxley "The Bhagavad-Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal the science of devotion to God which is the essence of all spiritual knowledge.
    • Indialife :: Hinduism: Bhagavad-Gita and Management 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.indialife.com [Source type: Original source]
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    .The Supreme Lord Krishnas primary purpose for descending and incarnating is relieve the world of any demoniac and negative, undesirable influences that are opposed to spiritual development, yet simultaneously it is His incomparable intention to be perpetually within reach of all humanity.^ The Supreme Lord Krishna's primary purpose for descending and incarnating is relieve the world of any demoniac and negative, undesirable influences that are opposed to spiritual development, yet simultaneously it is His incomparable intention to be perpetually within reach of all humanity."
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ The Supreme Lord Krishna's primary purpose for descending and incarnating is relieve the world of any demoniac and negative, undesirable influences that are opposed to spiritual development, yet simultaneously it is His incomparable intention to be perpetually within reach of all humanity.
    • BHAGAVAD GITA� AND� MANAGEMENT 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC jyotisha.00it.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Supreme Lord Krishna\'s primary purpose for descending and incarnating is relieve the world of any demoniac and negative, undesirable influences that are opposed to spiritual development, yet simultaneously it is His incomparable intention to be perpetually within reach of all humanity."
    • Indialife :: Hinduism: Bhagavad-Gita and Management 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.indialife.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Ramanuja
  • From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled.^ "From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad- Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled.
    • Bhagavad Gita and Management 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.themystica.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Bhagavad-Gita is the storehouse of spiritual knowledge.

    ^ That's what Bhagavad Gita is all about.
    • gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.meaus.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures.^ BHAGAVAD-GITA : A scripture containing Lord Krishna's teachings.

    ^ Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures."
    • Indialife :: Hinduism: Bhagavad-Gita and Management 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.indialife.com [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ That's what Bhagavad Gita is all about.
    • gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.meaus.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Adi Sankara
  • The Bhagavad-Gita is where God Himself talks to His devotee Arjuna.^ Bhagavad-gita was spoken to liberate one from the bodily conception of life, and Arjuna put himself in this position in order to receive this information from the Lord.
    • Introduction to Bhagavad Gita 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: Original source]
    • Vahini.org: Glossary - Prabhupadas-BhagavadGita 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC vahini.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Starting in the middle of the Mahabharata immediately before the epic's major battle at the field of Kurukshetra, the Bhagavad Gita recounts the exchange between the warrior-prince Arjuna and his charioteer Krishna, a king who is an avatar of the God Vishnu.

    ^ He admits that at a later day the same God, worshipped alike by Hindus and Christians, appeared again in the person of Jesus Christ, and that in the Bible He revealed Himself to Western nations, as the Bhagavad Gita had proclaimed Him to the people of the East.

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  • Nothing has ever arisen in my life, internal or external, that the Gita has not made clear and enabled me to deal with or understand.^ I have understand my role of life .
    • Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Videos - Lord Krishna's Wisdom to Arjuna in the Mahabharata 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.gurumaa.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nothing has ever arisen in my life, internal or external, that the Gita has not made clear and enabled me to deal with or understand.
    • Bhagavad Gita -the Book of Life - Introduction 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.atmajyoti.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you are interested in a more recent translation with extended commentary, we recommend The Bhagavad Gita: God Talks With Arjuna by Paramahansa Yogananda, a two volume set.

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    • Swami Nirmalananda Giri
  • The Gita is the universal mother.^ W e are pleased to announce that Swami Nirmalananda’s entire Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita is now available as a free PDF download .
    • Bhagavad Gita -the Book of Life - Introduction 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.atmajyoti.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Download Swami Nirmalananda's full Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita in PDF format .
    • Bhagavad Gita -the Book of Life - Introduction 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.atmajyoti.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Read Swami Prabhavananda’s translation of the Gita, with an introduction by Swami Nirmalananda.
    • Bhagavad Gita -the Book of Life - Introduction 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.atmajyoti.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I find a solace in the Bhagavadgeeta that I miss even in the Sermon in the Mount.^ Even the Theosophists profess their sympathy with the Sermon on the Mount, and claim Christ as an earlier prophet.

    .When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad Gita.^ Bhagavad-Gita Course Week one: .
    • Govinda's :: Bhagavad - Gita Course 11 September 2009 8:59 UTC govindas.sitesuite.ws [Source type: Original source]
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    ^ Bhagavad Gita:all 700 verses of the Bhagavad Gita .
    • Bhagavad Gita:all 700 verses of the Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.gita-society.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is not in the Bhagavad-gita at all.
    • I am God: Autobiographical Fragments from the Bhagavad Gita 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.exoticindiaart.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I find a verse here and a verse there, and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies - and my life has been full of external tragedies - and if they have left no visible or indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.^ [Note: The reading of the Bhagavad Gita, verse by verse, may be commenced from here.

    ^ Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures."
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    ^ My idea is to present all the verses of the Bhagavad-Gita with a graphic.
    • Bhagavadgita - our philosophic fundament / Vrindanews.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.vrindanews.com [Source type: Original source]

.Gita is the mother of all modern sciences **[ [Dr.^ Ramanuja: The Bhagavad-Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal the science of devotion to God which is the essence of all spiritual knowledge.
  • Famous Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita 23 September 2009 3:49 UTC www.bhagavad-gita.us [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aldous Huxley "The Bhagavad-Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal the science of devotion to God which is the essence of all spiritual knowledge.
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^ DR. SHRINIWAS KASHALIKAR STUDY OF GITA 76 All the philosophy seemed to be redundant and useless.
  • STUDY OF BHAGAVAD GITA DR. SHRINIWAS J. KASHALIKAR 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: Original source]

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.From Sanskrit भगवद्गीता (bhagavadgītā), from भगवत् (bhagavat), holy) + गीता (gītā), song).^ Bhagavad Gita - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit भगवद् गीता, Bhagavad Gītā, "Song of God") is one of the most important Hindu scriptures.
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Bhagavad Gita
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Bhagavad Gita
  1. An epic poem from Mahabharata where Krishna gives Arjuna a discourse on ethics.

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The Bhagavad Gita is a holy book of Hinduism. It was written thousands of years ago. It has teachings said to be given by LORD Krishna (an incarnation whom many Hindus believe to be the god Vishnu in human form.) In the book, Krishna is talking to Arjuna, an archer, before the kurukshetra war begins. Krishna tells Arjuna that he must perform his duty (called dharma) for his caste, and go to fight. Arjuna hesitates because he is fighting his friends, but in the end he listens to Krishna. He will not be led into the underworld for ever for his sins because he will now be reincarnated.


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