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Bhagavad Gita - Text and Commentary
Bhagavad Gita - Text and Commentary

Bhagavad Gita - Text and Commentary

by Swami Sivananda

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8170522471 - Year: 2013 - Pages: 211



Swami Sivananda
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Author: Swami Sivananda
Publisher: Divine Life Society
Year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 211
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170522471


In the whole world-literature there is no book so elevating and inspiring as the Gita. It expounds very lucidly the cardinal principles or the fundamentals of the Hindu religion and Hindu Dharma. It is the source of all wisdom. It is your great guide. It is your supreme teacher. It is an inexhaustible spiritual treasure. It is an ocean of knowledge. It is a fountain of bliss. It is full of divine splendor and grandeur.

The Gita is the cream of the Vedas. It is the very essence of the Upanishads. It is a universal scripture for people of all temperaments and for all times.

Man is a composite of three fundamental factors-feeling, cognition and will. People have three different kinds of temperamentst-the active temperament, the emotional and the rational. So there are three Yogas-Jnana Yoga for the man of enquiry and self-analysis or rational temperament, Bhakti Yoga for the man of emotional temperament, and Karma Yoga for the man of active temperament. One Yoga is as efficacious as the other.

The Gila formulates the theory of the three paths: that of Jnana, Bhakti and Karma. According to its teachings, there are no conflicts among the three. It harmonizes the philosophy of action, devotion and knowledge. All three must be blended harmoniously if you wish to attain perfection. You should have the head of Sri Sankara, the heart of Lord Buddha and the hand of Janaka.

The central teaching of the Giza is the attainment of the final beatitude of life or perfection or freedom by doing the duties of life. This can be achieved through non-attachment to the fruits of actions.



Gita Mahatmya
Gita Dhyanam
1. The Yoga of the Despondency of Arjuna
2. Sankhya Yoga
3 The Yoga of Action
4 The Yoga of Wisdom
5 The Yoga of Renunciation of Action
6 The Yoga of Meditation
7. The Yoga of Wisdom and Realisation
8 The Yoga of the Imperishable Brahman
9 The Yoga of the Kingly Science and Kingly Secret
10. The Yoga of Divine Glories
11. The Yoga of the Vision of the Cosmic Form
12. The Yoga of Devotion
13. The Yoga of Distinction between the Field and the Knower of the Field
14. The Yoga of the Division of the Three Gunas
15. The Yoga of the Supreme Secret
16. The Yoga of the Division between the Divine and the Demoniacal
17. The Yoga of the Division of the Threefold Faith
18. The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation
Study of the Gita
Mantras for Japa

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