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Author: Swami Sivananda
Publisher: Divine Life Society
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170521742
The Bhagavadgita is one phase of the Tripod of Indian philosophy and culture, the other two phases being the Upanishads and the Brahmasutras. While the Upanishads lay the foundation of the loftiest reach possible for humanity and the Brahmasutras logically elucidate the intricate issues involved in the Upanishads.
The Bhagavadgita blends together the Transcendent and the Immanent features of the Ultimate Reality, bringing together into an integrated whole knowledge and action, the inner and the outer, the individual and the society, man and God, all which are portrayed as facets of a universal Operation, presenting entire life and all life as a perfectly complete organic wholeness, leaving nothing unsaid and attempting to solve every problem of life.
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 temperaments-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 Gita 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 Gita 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.
SRI OITA MAHATMYA
SRI GITA DHYANA
The Yoga of the Despondency of Aduna
The Yoga of Action
The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom
The Yoga of Renunciation of Action
The Yoga of Meditation
The Yoga of Wisdom and Realization
The Yoga of the Imperishable Brahman
The Yoga of the Kingly Science and the Kingly Secret
The Yoga of Divine Glories
The Yoga of the Vision of the Cosmic form
The Yoga of Devotion
The Yoga of Distinction Between the Field and the Knower of the Field
The Yoga of the Division of the 'Three Gunas
The Yoga of the Supreme Spirit
The Yoga of the Division Between the Divine and the Demoniacal
The Yoga of the Division of The Threefold Faith
The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation