The Everything Hinduism Book: The Gita rejects ascetic life, renunciation as well as Brahminical Vedic ritualism where outwardly actions or non-action are considered a means of personal rewards in this life, after-life or a means of liberation. Chapter 2, Verse 22 vaasaamsi jiirnaani yathaa vihaaya, navaani grihnaati naro aparaani tathaa shariiraani vihaaya jiirnaanyanyaani samyaati navaani dehii Just as a person casts off worn out garments and puts on others that are new, even so, the embodies soul casts off worn out bodies and takes on others that are new. The number of stanzas in the Gita is , a number confirmed by Shankara, and possibly deliberately chosen in order to prevent interpolations.
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That bbagavad a view which the general character and the actual language of the epic does not justify and, if pressed, would turn the straightforward philosophical language of the Gita into a constant, laborious and somewhat puerile mystification Swami Vivekanandathe 19th-century Hindu monk and Vedantist, stated that the Bhagavad Gita may be old but it slpkas mostly unknown in the Indian history till early 8th-century when Adi Shankara Shankaracharya made it famous by writing his much-followed commentary on it.
Chapter 5, Verse 10 brahmanyaadhaaya karmaani sangam tyaktvaa karoti yah lipyate na sa paapena padmapatramivaambhasaa He who offers all actions to God, without attachment, remains untouched by sin, just as a lotus leaf by water.
The Fruits of Our Desiring: Retrieved 2 March Krishna replies that there is no way to avoid action karmasince abstention from work is also an action. Westminster John Knox Press.
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Sahskritpassages from the Gita were part of the first direct translation of Sanskrit into German, appearing in a book through which Friedrich Schlegel became known as the founder of Indian philology in Germany. In Minor's view, the Harvard scholar Franklin Edgerton's English translation and Richard Garbe's German translation are closer to the text than many others. It is more broadly, the "duty" and a "metaphysically congealed act" for Arjuna.
It equates self-knowledge and the union with Purusha Krishna as the Self to be the highest goal of any spiritual pursuit. Krishna identifies these human traits to be divine and demonic respectively.
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He calls the Gita as giita epitome of the essentials of the whole Vedic teaching ". Nikhilananda, Swami; Hocking, William E. This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices. However, its composite nature also leads to varying interpretations of the text and historic scholars have written bhasya commentaries on it.
Indian independence leaders like Lala Lajpat Rai and Bal Gangadhar Tilak saw the Gita as a text which defended war when necessary and used it to promote war against the British Empire. Chapter 6, Verse 40 paartha naiveha naamutra vinaashastasya vidhyate na hi kalyaanakritkashchidh durgatim taata gachchati Oh Arjuna, there is no destruction either in this world or the next, for a spiritually fallen yogi.
Further, states Basham, the verses that discuss Gita's "motiveless action" doctrine was probably authored by someone else and these constitute the most important ethical teaching of the text. Not only has the Gita directed the religious life of many centuries of Hindus, but, owing to the pervasive influence of religious concepts in Vedic civilization, the Gita has shaped India's social, ethical, cultural and even political life as well.
Oriental Books Wood, Ernest Soon the work was translated into other European languages such as FrenchGerman, and Russian.
Retrieved May 23, Philosophy East and West. The Indologist Robert Minor, and others, [web 1] in contrast, state the Gita is "more clearly defined as a synthesis of Vedanta, Yoga and Samkhya" philosophies of Hinduism. The presentation explains the difference between ahamkara ego and atman soulfrom there between individual consciousness and universal consciousness.
It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe. A New Look at the Bhagavad Gita, p.
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The Hare Krishna Movement: Some scholars slkkas the "yoga of meditation" to be a distinct fourth path taught in the Gitareferring to it as Raja yoga. Chapter 9, Verse 30 api chetsuduraachaaro bhajate maamananyabhaakh saadhureva sa mantavyah samyagvyavasito hi sah Even a confirmed sinner, if he worships Me with unwavering faith and devotion, must be considered righteous, because, he has decided to reform himself.
Krishna is all and One. Chapter 2, Verse 63 krodhaadbhavati sammohah sammohaatsmritivibhramah smritibhramshaadbuddhinaasho buddhinaashaatpranashyati From anger comes delusion; from delusion, confused memory; from confused memory the ruin of reason; from ruin bhagwvad reason, man finally perishes.