Monasticism and Liberation – Chapter 18 – Slokas 18.01 – 18.78

Arjuna said, “sannyasasya maha-baho tattvam icchami veditum tyagasya ca hrsikesa prthak kesi-nisudana – O mighty-armed Hrsikesa, O slayer of Kesi, I want to know the truth about sannyāsa as also about tyāga.”   The Blessed Lord said, “kamyanam karmanam nyasam sannyasam kavayo viduh sarva-karma-phala-tyagam prahus tyagam vicaksanah – The learned ones know sannyāsa to be the giving up of actions with a... Continue Reading →

The Divine and the demoniacal attributes – Chapter 16 – Slokas 16.01 – 16.24

The Blessed Lord said, “abhayam sattva-samsuddhir jnana-yoga-vyavasthitih danam damas ca yajnas ca svadhyayas tapa arjavam – Fearlessness, purity of the mind, persistence in knowledge and yoga, charity, control of the external organs, sacrifice, study of the scriptures, austerity and penance, rectitude,   ahimsa satyam akrodhas tyagah santir apaisunam daya bhutesv aloluptvam mardavam hrir acapalam – Non-injury, truthfulness,... Continue Reading →

Bhakti- Yoga – Chapter 12 – Slokas 12.01 – 12.20

Arjuna said, “evam satata-yukta ye bhaktas tvam paryupasate ye capy aksaram avyaktam tesam ke yoga-vittamah – Those devotees who, being thus ever-devoted, meditate on You and those others again, who meditate on the Immutable, the Unmanifested – of them, who are the best experiencers of Yoga?”   The Blessed Lord said, “mayy avesya mano ye mam... Continue Reading →

The assembly of armies – Chapter 1

The scene was set to witness the greatest war fought by the most exemplary and skilled warriors the universe had ever seen. The war as ordained by the Supreme Creator left no one in doubt of its inevitable result.   Bhagavad Gita starts with the conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Sanjaya who was blessed with Divine Vision... Continue Reading →

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