भगवद्गीता [bhagavad-gītā]

भगवद्गीता [bhagavad-gītā]Prince Arjuna Faced A Dilemma That Many Face Sooner Or Later Whether To Take Action That Is Necessary Yet Morally Ambiguous The Difference Is That Arjuna S Action Was To Wage War Against His Own Family With The Armies Arrayed, Arjuna Loses His Nerve Krishna, His Charioteer And Incarnation Of Divine Consciousness, Begins To Teach Him The Nature Of God And Of Himself, That Arjuna Can Attain Liberation Through Union With God, And That There Are Several Available Paths And So The Most Famous And Revered Of All Hindu Scriptures Goes On To Teach The Paths Of Knowledge, Devotion, Action, And Meditation, Becoming The Seed For All The Hindu Systems Of Philosophy And Religion That Followed For All Of Its Profundity, Eknath Easwaran Manages To Translate The Gita In Easy Prose That Neither Panders Nor Obscures Coupled With His Thorough Introduction, Easwaran S Version Comes Off On All The Levels It Should As A Guide To Action, Devotional Scripture, A Philosophical Text, And Inspirational Reading So What Does Arjuna Finally Do He Follows His Dharma, Of Course, As We All MustBrian Bruya Goodreads should have a shelf for continually reading I think I have about six different translations of the Bhagavad Gita but I often end up with Eknath Easwaran s for its simplicity This is the book I re read when I am writing a novel It keeps everything in perspectiv
On the battlefield of GoodReads, the mighty reviewer Arjuna picked up his trusty pen, Gandeeva, and addressed his charioteer who was none other than Lord Krishna O Kesava Take me to the middle of the battlefield, between the opposing armies of Authors and Reviewers, so that I may see who I am fighting against.And Krishna did so.But Arjuna, seeing all his favourite authors arrayed against him, was suddenly loath to fight O Krishna he said How will I use my cruel pen to tear into these dear ones How will I lay bare their plots, deconstruct their sentences, and take their grammar apart No, I do not want the glory and likes obtained by such a heinous act Better a brain death, reading trash, than such sin And he threw his pen down.Krishna smiled and stood up O Partha Such faintheartedness is not worthy of a warrior like you Do you think that you destroy books through your reviews Banish such foolishness from your mind Those reviewers who think that they are destroying books, and those authors who believe th
Hey, how pretentious am I I just gave a four star review to a fucking holy text And now I m going to review it And I will swear in my review I m just asking for it, aren t I When comparing this one to the other holy books I ve read and or skimmed, I found this one quite insightful As a professed athiest, this one probably speaks to me the most The Bhagavad Gita is actually a section of the Mahabharata, which is, to simplify because that s all I have researched enough to do , the story of a war During this war, one of the characters is visited by god Hilarity ensues Just kidding Actually, he has a conversation with god, and god drops some deep shit on him There s some delicious irony about this conversation taking place on a battlefield after much death and before some of it But, where would someone need to speak to god Anyway, I consider myself a little tiny bit spiritual, and the wisdom in this book can be translated into athiestic terms And, it didn t seem self contradictory When it comes to holy writ, these are things I like But, as it is a brief text, you come out of it knowing only slightly about Hinduism than you knew before In comparison, I felt after reading Chuang Xi, or however we re spelling his n
The Bhagavad Gita The Song of God, Anonymous The Bhagavad Gita The Song of God , often referred to as the Gita, is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata chapters 23 40 of the 6th book of Mahabharata Bhagvad gita, Anonymous 1996 1344 202 1374 700 1024 10
. I read the Bhagavad Gita with the same mixture of moral unease and as it were anthropological delight that all great religious books excite in me I find it so fascinating to gain these direct insights into how our species has, for millennia, grappled with the same questions of existential purpose and ethic responsibility but the answers put forward by most pre modern societies were, though beautiful, astounding and imaginative, also often cruel and inflexible and governed by values that now seem completely alien Most of all, of course, they are fundamentally authoritarian and if the word fascistic were not so inflammatory I might use that.Culturally, religious texts really benefit from their longevity Much as I object to a lot of Biblical content, the cadences of Tyndale and the Authorized Version are a part of my linguistic DNA Bible translations are prime among the literary masterpieces of the language I ve inherited If you speak an Indic language then the same may be true for you of the Bhagavad Gita, i
It s the dawning of the Final Day the day of Armageddon The final confrontation between the massed forces of Good and Evil And naturally, we are all terrified I, Arjuna, am drenched in angst I can find no meaning in life or in the cataclysmic approaching battle For that battle will pit friend against friend, brother against brother, the Devils of the Pit against Angels from the Realms of Glory the Fulness of Being itself against the Void of Nonbeing Death is not only possible, but imminently likely But then the Lord or Krishna, in this Hindu version of that battle steps in.He comforts Arjuna with the knowledge that life and death are mere dreams we all must dream That the battle itself is a dream But, it s a dream we must participate in.Back when I was young, I pretended I was a player in the battle of life Only after a while I was overwhelmed by the cruel, cold logic of the noonday devils of the adult world And I was desperately struggling to hold onto my dreams I read the Gita and learned it was ALL a dream And if all personalities were empty of selfhood, why worry And that escape mechanism worked for a while.But in midlife, the fast and furious pace of my career started to burn me out The w
Q The man who sees me in everythingand everything within mewill not be lost to me, norwill I ever be lost to him.He who is rooted in onenessrealizes that I amin every being whereverhe goes, he remains in me.When he sees all being as equalin suffering or in joybecause they are like himself,that man has grown perfect in yoga c Q He is the source of light in all luminous objects He is beyond the darkness of matter and is unmanifested He is knowledge, He is the object of knowledge, and He is the goal of knowledge He is situated in everyone s heart c Q For the senses wander, and when one lets the mind follow them, it carries wisdom away like a
I can read this book over and over and still gain so much from it It contains such timeless truths, especially in light of today, such as, They alone see truly who see the Lord the same in every creature, who see the deathless in the hearts of all that die Seeing the same Lord everywhere, they d
Religion is a contentious topic Many people are strongly opposed to it This is especially so with young people in the modern world Society has slowly been drifting away from its sacred texts for many centuries I m, of course, generalising very heavily here There are still parts of the world that are devoutly religious, but the prominence of this is unmistakably reducing and will continue to reduce as time goes on People raised by religious parents often grow up to become non believers Society is moving on In the western world, at least as far as I have seen in England, people with faith are slightly ridiculed, again often at the expense of the young and immature The Christian bible and its churches are seen as kooky and outdated Jehovah Witness are practically hated because of their canvasing techniques The Muslim faith with its Mosques and The Koran are seen as distinctively foreign by those that do not follow Islam There are huge knowledge gaps about faiths such as Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism within the general population I don t recall ever being taught much about them, perhaps just one lesson at school on each faith whilst the rest of the time we learnt about Christianity and a little bit about the Muslim faith I honestly think I learnt about different religions from watching The Simpsons as a child I am an agnostic I will never have faith I lean towards Buddhism, though I don t consider it a religion it s a way of life, a philosophy I consider my

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