From Mind to Super-Mind: A Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita

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The man whose mind is pure is competent to tread the path of knowledge and to him comes knowledge; and thus (indirectly) the Religion of Works forms also a means to the Supreme Bliss. Another word used here is aptakama. Companies offer workers more to work more, produce more, sell more and to stick to the organization without looking for alternatives. The eminent British lexicologist Sir Monier Monier-Williams complained that certain Hindus’ “devotion to Krishna has degenerated into the most corrupt practices and their whole system has become rotten to the core.” ‘Krishna and Radha strolling in the rain’; miniature painting, Jaipur, Rajasthan, circa 1775; from The Song of Krishna: The Illustrated Bhagavad Gita, published by Abrams But whose text was it?

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Bhagavad Gita for Dummies

Vishnuvarthanan Moorthy

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But I want you to imagine a dialogue between Jesus and Charlemagne in which Charlemagne says he doesn't want to kill all the Germans because, well, they're his relatives, and it seems a bit silly. For he is himself his friend, himself his foe. What can someone who does not want to give up family and social obligations do to live the right way? The goal of Parabhakti, which is only possible for a Jnani, is the merging into this centre of light, Ishwara, the highest goal of spiritual endeavour.

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Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 9

Parama Karuna Devi

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Surely, only the devil could have come up with something this evil. One must do work without desire for the fruits. 75. This salvation is accomplished by Bhakti-yoga, the "way of devotion." Sri Krishna says: "All emanations and qualities are born of Prakriti. For the Lord is on their side; He is the charioteer, chosen as such and willing to serve as such. The destiny of those whose attributes are godlike is final liberation, while those of demoniacal dispositions, born to the Asuras' lot, [suffer] continued bondage to mortal birth; grieve not, O son of Pandu, for thou art born with the divine destiny.

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The Wisdom of the Hindus - The Wisdom of the Vedic Hymns,

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For a passage translated from the Upanishads, go here. This has to be followed by all its citizens for experiencing the maximum benefit in terms of peace and prosperity. He picked up his pen, and started to review with renewed vigour. It is the changeless Self within, which, if we follow the lines of our determination, we will come to realize more and more. kind of knowledge �which perceives different and manifold principles as present in the world of created beings,� or in �that knowledge, wholly without value, which is mean, attached to one object alone as if it were the whole, which does not see the true cause of existence.� All our thoughts give rise to action among the lives which compose our astro-physical instrument, and, as we never cease thinking, action continually goes on, for, as often said, �thought is the real plane of action.� Even though we may not contemplate any immediate bodily act, we may by our thoughts accumulate a tendency in the lives of our instrument which will eventually result in outward action when ever favoring conditions permit, and we will fail victims to our lack of discernment and steadfastness, as well as involve others in our fate. �Now hear what are the three kinds of pleasure wherein happiness comes from habitude and pain is ended.� We may get some understanding of this sentence if we consider that when some ardently desired aim or object is sought and found, there is at first happiness, and the pain of non-attainment is ended.

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The Bhagavad Gita (The Sacred Song) Pocket size: 4"x6"

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The Lord says: "Because I have no attachment, action does not bind Me." I felt that their religious practice was severely crippled by a lack of disciplined, progressive cultivation under expert guidance. In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna counsels Arjuna on the laws of karma and affirms that He does not create anyones karma. It maps out, but it does not cut up or build walls or hedges to confine our vision. Śrī Aurobindo in Essays on the Gita (2000), p. 8 That the spiritual man need not be a recluse, that union with the divine Life may be achieved and maintained in the midst of worldly affairs, that the obstacles to that union lie not outside us but within us—such is the central lesson of the Bhagavad-Gītā.

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Illuminations from the Bhagavad Gita

Chris Murray

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Lord Sri Krishna concludes His teaching in the last verse thus: "Those who know by the development of the inner vision that differentiated Prakriti is the cause of bondage, will know the real Lord. IndianAstrology.com - Consultancy and education on Vedic Astrology. I am the Goal, the Sustainer, the Lord, the Witness, the Home, the Shelter, the Lover and the Origin; I am Life and Death; I am the Fountain and the Seed Imperishable.

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The Bhagavad-Gita in the Mahiabhiarata: Text and Translation

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Yoga is fearless, is illuminating, and is a journey that does not end with death. The Gita is a conversation between Krishna and His dear friend Arjuna. In coming to the conclusion of this first chapter, we reach the first abyss. This planet of the human beings is considered the field of activities. You perform Karma as a physical manifested being and this shall suffice your journey to the Swarga Heaven ...

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Shrimad Bhagavad Gita - VOL 2 (Chapters 8 - 18)

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But they for whom I am the supreme goal, who do all work renouncing self for me and meditate on me with single-hearted devotion, these I will swiftly rescue from the fragment's cycle of birth and death, for their consciousness has entered into me.” The Bhagavad Gita is a portion of the Indian epic The Mahabharata, which depicts a war that is estimated to have occurred around the beginning of the 9th century B. At present (2012) he is a professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the San Jose State University, California and an adjunct professor of Religion and Psychology at the Graduate College of the Union Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio.

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The Song of Krishna: The Illustrated Bhagavad Gita

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Krishna did not make such an exclusion, which is only priestcraft. We’re the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives. The Self inquirer, after great effort, has a direct realization that he or she is only the “I AM” or essential consciousness. The wealthy Egyptians, however, had them written in a book. The essential hope of the Gospel is that those who believe in Christ shall never die, that even their mortal bodies shall be raised in his image, and that they shall be like Him and shall abide in his presence.

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Bhagavad-gita: The Song Divine--A New, Easy-to-Understand

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That stuff about a thousand noonday suns, and being Death, Shatterer of Worlds is just crazy scary to impress the great unwashed about how serious Krishna is about this shit. Better for me if the [Kauravas] were to attack me in battle and kill me unarmed and unresisting .’ Who among us can fail to be moved by Arjuna’s anguish? It is revered as a sacred scripture of Hinduism, and considered as one of the most important religious classics of the world.

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