The yoga of the bhagavad gita!

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Bhagavad gita has always inspired men from time to time
come with me as we journey through time and experience as to why Bhagavad gita is greatest science available to humanity....
and all yogas and all upanishads merge in it...
all hindus must read prasthana trayas
and bhagavad gita covers all...

as lord krishna says...
"maam ekam saranam vraja"
" me and this gits is enough for ur victory arjuna"

bharat matha ki jai
arjuna
let arjunsarrow dispel darkness in minds of the seeker..
let devadatta sankha guide...as his lord's krishna's panchajanyam..



sonti's picture

What is it good for?

Frankly, I am not that enthusiastic about the Bhagavad Gita. I see it as yet another boring religious text like the bible that was good in old times but nowadays has no much value: why not put things on the table and say them upfront instead of using indirect cumbersome metaphors that are artificially interpreted as may say such and such.

I may missing the magic and I am open to anyone who can show it here...

sonti | Thu, 06/11/2009 - 14:23
Arjunan's picture

read in devotional mode!

read the gita as it is...
1)read srila prabhu pada's commentary
2)read swami vrieswarananda's commentary

when a subject is not undrestood it seems boring not when u realise it...

i will prepare and give in such a form that everyone likes it...

hope i get enough support to do so..

Bharat matha ki jai.

Arjunan | Mon, 06/15/2009 - 09:30
tarun's picture

THE REALITY OF THE TRUTHFULNESS OF SHREEMAD BHGWAT GITA

Shreemad bhagwat gita is essentially about a confidential knowledge; which needs to be explained by its speaker to the self; primarily because it is most confidential of all the knowledges which the self knows.

There exists a confidential knowledge in the shreemad bhagwat gita itself; which is highly confidential.

The most confidential part of the confidential knowledge of the shreemad bhagwat gita; is something different and other than the confidential knowledge of the shreemad bhagwat gita itself; which can be known by self; only when it is spoken to the self only; by its speaker.

Mere reading of shreemad bhagwat gita; cannot help the self to know about and realise the confidential knowledge of itself.

This confidential part of the shreemad bhagwat gita is the essence of the shreemad bhagwat gita itself; and thus only the supreme secret of itself;

This secret only needs to be spoken; and which when spoken by its speaker; gaurentees the devotional services of the devotees only; and none other; to his self.

This supreme secret of the shreemad bhagwat gita; is in the form of a sacred conversation of the confidential part of shreemad bhagwat gita and not of the shreemad bhagwat gita as such;

This sacred conversation has to be between the speaker and the listener of the confidential coversation only; and not of the bhagwat gita as such.

This conversation of the confidential part of the supreme secret of shreemad bhagwat gita; leads its devotee to study the conversation and to worship the lord by his intelligence; instead of by any physical, emotional or sentimental actions of self.

Any person who listens to the words of such devotee; instead of the speaker of the shreemad bhagwat gita; with faith; becomes free from sinful reactions and attains to the planets where the pious dwell.

It needs to be attentively heard by the person with his mind only

Chapter 18, Verse 63.
Thus I have explained to you the most confidential of all knowledge. Deliberate on this fully, and then do what you wish to do.

Chapter 18, Verse 64.
Because you are My very dear friend, I am speaking to you the most confidential part of knowledge. Hear this from Me, for it is for your benefit.

Chapter 18, Verse 65.
Always think of Me and become My devotee. Worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend.

Chapter 18, Verse 66.
Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. Do not fear.

Chapter 18, Verse 67.
This confidential knowledge may not be explained to those who are not austere, or devoted, or engaged in devotional service, nor to one who is envious of Me.

Chapter 18, Verse 68.
For one who explains the supreme secret to the devotees, devotional service is guaranteed, and at the end he will come back to Me.

Chapter 18, Verse 69.
There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.

Chapter 18, Verse 70.
And I declare that he who studies this sacred conversation worships Me by his intelligence.

Chapter 18, Verse 71.
And one who listens with faith and without envy becomes free from sinful reactions and attains to the planets where the pious dwell.

Chapter 18, Verse 72.
O conqueror of wealth, Arjuna, have you heard this attentively with your mind? And are your illusions and ignorance now dispelled?

tarun | Fri, 06/12/2009 - 08:50
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Confidentially......it's all ignorant nonsense.

Phroggy | Sun, 06/14/2009 - 04:09
john's picture

nonsense?

Are you basing this confident judgement on deep investigation of the Bhagavad Gita?

If not, your reaction is the best policy for staying in ignorance. It may be nonsense and it may be not - you closed the doors on having the chance to know that. It's called religiousness and it has nothing to do with spirituality.

john | Sat, 06/20/2009 - 10:13
Shailendra's picture

The yoga of the Bhagvadgeeta

Whether it is physics or metaphysics, any knowledge is 'boring' and 'valueless' to all those who fail to understand the 'magic' of it. Yes,it demands attention and a critical but receptive mind. Also it requires devotion to that unquenchable thirst for the ultimate truth. Once Geeta starts revealing itself,you find everything crystal clear before you on the table, But then you also will be unable to say them upfront because you will find words incapable of expressing the experience especialy to those who are intrinsicaly disbelievers. All the knowledge are confidential till it is made public. The magic is revealed only after trial and experience.

Shailendra | Sat, 06/20/2009 - 07:34
john's picture

Timeless or time-based - this is the question

Yes I agree like "love romance" for one who has no heart.

But I must admit I also don't find any connectedness to the Bhagavd Gita as well as to most ancient cumbersome texts such as the bible. They do not speak my modern language, their context is different than my modern one, our set of concepts are different, they talk indirectly instead of putting things on the table.

Sometimes there are rare masterpieces which are timeless, which are beyond time and its changing concepts.

Maybe I should give the Bhagavad Gita another chance?

What do you say?

Anyone can give me a suggestion that may reveal to me the presumable magic of the Bhagavad Gita?

john | Sat, 06/20/2009 - 10:08
Shailendra's picture

Eternal... timeless...

Yes, you must give yourself another chance. Also check out whether the context has realy changed in modern age. Context is constant. The 'jeeva' and the 'jagat'. Not even a slightest change has occured in the mankind since its advent, biologicaly or psychologicaly. The two driving forces of life- love and fear, are the same. We all have been fanaticaly longing for only one thing i.e happiness. A true unintrupted everlasting happiness. Which can only be generated within and which has nothing to do with the context. Geeta teaches the ways and means for the same. It keeps mankind away from all the fear including death. It has nothing to do with organised religion. It simply teaches the art and science of life. This is spiritual science.

Shailendra | Sat, 06/20/2009 - 16:38
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well said shailendra!

with love
dhorai.

dhorai | Mon, 06/29/2009 - 10:37
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shailendra means!

the name of arjuna in agyathavasa...or when he lived in incogino way with his brothers for one year before war broke out....

arjuna excelled as a good dance teacher...as sailendra..

in the country of virata..for tohers to appreciate...

with love
dhorai.

dhorai | Thu, 07/02/2009 - 14:47