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The Ultimate Dialogue
The Ultimate Dialogue

The Ultimate Dialogue

by Rishi Kumar Mishra

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multilingual

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8129111225 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 399

Binding

Hardcover

Rishi Kumar Mishra

Author: Rishi Kumar Mishra
Translator(s)/ Edito: Vyvyan Cayley
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2007
Language: multilingual
Pages: 399
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129111225

Description

It is estimated that the Bhagwad Geeeta has been published in more than 2000 editions and translated into at least seventy-five languages. The number of commentaries to the Geeta is similarly plentiful. Why, then, the reader may ask, is there a need for yet another book drawing on the profound message of the Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta? In the author’s view, the commentaries and translations to date have bypassed the scientific truths contained in the Geeta, which is an index of the scientific principles enunciated by the rishis and contained within the Vedas. It is his objective to bring the broad framework of these valuable truths to light.

This book offers an exposition of buddhi yoga, the message of the Geeta. Buddhi yoga is the union of knowledge (jnana) and action (karma) with intelligence (buddhi) and infertility (nishtha). This work seeks to define these terms in their deeper rather than superficial sense, and then to indicate the paths and methods delineated in the Geeta to achieve the desired fusion of knowledge, action and intelligence in our daily activities.

Readers with a natural and keen interest in the pursuit of scientific thought (vijnana) will be entranced by the current work’s exploration of far deeper and broader perspectives of the Geeta that have been available heretofore.

Contents

Acknowledgements

SECTION 1: BEGINNING THE DIALOGUE
Homage to the Guru
Prologue
Playing with a Ball

SECTION 2: KRISHNA: THE MAN, THE
METAPHOR AND THE PHENOMENON
Introducing Krishna
Krishna as Cosmic Phenomenon
Radha: Krishna’s Timeless Companion
Arjuna: A Life with Many messages

SECTION 3: LAWS OF NATURE
The varying Moods of Nature
The True Meaning of dharma

SECTION 4: KNOWLEDGE
The Western View of Knowledge
Knowledge in Darshana
Yoga in the Geeta
The Ishwara of the Geeta

SECTION 5: INTELLIGENCE
The Nature of Consciousness
Consciousness and Space
Three States of Consciousness
Defining the intellect
Identifying Self-destructive Impulses
Retraining the Mind
The Chariot as Metaphor

SECTION 6: ACTION
Theory and Practice
Action and its Fruits: The Great Confusion
Renunciation: Significance and Implications

SECTION 7: EPILOGUE
The Ultimate dialogue

SECTION 8: APPENDICES
Appendices I
Appendices II

Endnotes

Glossary

Bibliography

Original verses in Sanskrit and Roman Scripts

Index

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