It appears you don't have a PDF plugin for this browser. You can click here to download the PDF file. About the Bhagavad Gita The Bhagavad Gita has been revered by truth-seekers of both the East and West, yet its deepest meaning, cloaked in allegory, has remained obscure. Competing for victory in every encounter are the forces of good and evil.

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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. May 12, Lisa rated it it was amazing. These books 2 volumes are the most sacred in my book collection. I also own the 8 disc series of the Mahabharat, which is a; must watch in conjunction to the Gita. View 1 comment. Aug 26, Chandan Priyadarshi rated it it was amazing Shelves: spiritual. The book is a master piece. It explains Krishna's teachings with as much conviction as some one who has heard it directly from His Lips.

It helps view the whole Kurukshthra battle in a totally different angle. The first chapter which is the biggest in the book, sets the context about each important character in the Mahabharatha and how it Metaphysically relates to our own body and life. Needs to be read with great concentration to get the best out of it and for the techings to sink in. It also h The book is a master piece. It also highlights at multiple places the commonality between the teachings of Yoga as taught by Krishna and the teachings of Christ.

Please note, this book is for those who are serious about understanding the truths mentioned in Gita and NOT for a casual curious reader. View 2 comments. Jan 14, Robert rated it it was amazing. There is nothing that brings immediate peace and calmness to my being then reading the Gita, Yogananda's commentary brings that great writing alive by his explanations of Indian Culture and the Yoga Sutras. There is a great deal of metaphoric language that needs commentary for us in the West.

It is a magical experience to engage in reading the Gita, I have often wondered if there is perhaps some primordial sound irrespective of the translated language when studying these sacred scriptures. Oct 21, Rajat Bhatia rated it it was amazing. A masterpiece of spiritual wisdom from the highest realm of consciousness of a greatest yogi himself Jul 19, Ralph Davis rated it it was amazing. This is a beautiful edition of the Bhagavad Gita, and Yogananda's explication is very insightful.

Jul 11, Samuel A. This book presents the interpretation by Paramahansa Yogananda of an ageless Hindu teaching much like the Christian Bible.

However it is more specifically an allegory with characters representing the various parts of mind and emotion. Its purpose is to instruct the reader with a way to conquer negative tendencies in order to reach final perfection in God. It is not a book to read for entertainment as it has deep, moral lessons that require a great deal of thought and internal processing.

Feb 17, Rama rated it it was amazing Shelves: hinduism , bhagavadgita , hindu-philosophy. His interpretation of Gita differs from other interpreters, but follows the beliefs in yoga philosophy of his progenitors, Yogi Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, and Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri guru of Yogananda.

The author finds that the teaching of Lord Krishna has many commonalities wi Science of Kriya-yoga and pranayama meditation as taught in Bhagavad-Gita Swami Yogananda is the founder of Self-Realization Fellowship SRF , and a leading observer of the kriya-yoga as taught in Bhagavad-Gita.

The author finds that the teaching of Lord Krishna has many commonalities with the message of Jesus Christ, and he describes this in great detail throughout the book. In this volume we find the translation of each verse of Gita and its interpretation and how that is related to the overall message of Krishna. References to New Testament may also be found in many chapters. The summary of the book is as follows: Bhagavadgita, the song of God is a profound scripture of yoga for seeking Eternal Bliss.

The instructions are provided in a stepwise fashion in a dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna. The Gita teaches us the rightful duty in life and how to discharge with dispassion that avoids pain and nurtures wisdom and success in spiritual life. The enigmas of creation, life, suffering, the perpetual cycle of life and death could be avoided if man follows the message of Krishna.

The mysteries that veil the Infinite Spirit will be revealed to all sincere devotees of the Lord. The right action, non-attachment to the material things in life and its sense pleasures, one can find union with the Supreme Cosmic Being by the highest yoga of pranayama meditation learned by an enlightened guru.

The kriya-yoga taught by Krishna in the verses 4. Interpreting verses 8. The adept of kriya-yoga is a deep state of meditation and Samadhi which increasingly multiply the effect of each kriya. By quieting the heart through practice of kriya-yoga pranayama, the yogi disconnects his mind from his senses and breath. With this new freedom from bondage which ties consciousness to the body the yogi dissolves his ego in the blessed soul.

Having attained soul perception, the yogi realizes the Cosmic Spirit behind all individual souls and all manifestation in the universe Gita 9. The triple qualities of nature three gunas produces man's three bodies; physical, astral, and spiritual; the physical body consist of 16 gross elements, carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, etc. The astral; body is made of 19 elements; ego, mind, intelligence, feeling, etc.

The causal body consists of 35 divine thoughts corresponding to 35 elements of physical and astral bodies. Death does not liberate the soul and unites with Cosmic Spirit, but the astral bodies and causal body within it travel together with soul all encased from the coverings of the three bodies in the after death state. The process of liberation from the three bodies takes time. Even the avatar of Jesus Christ took three days or three periods of spiritual effort to emerge from physical, astral and causal bodies before he rose again.

Jesus asks Mary not to touch his body because his resurrection was not complete John By practice of yoga, a devotee can free the coverings of all three bodies before his soul commingles with the Supreme Spirit Gita The true kriya-yoga way life-force control of divine realization is to ascend by leading the ego, mind and life force through the same spinal channel that was used by the soul originally descended into the body Gita 6. In verse 6. Karma yoga, the path of good actions; bhakti yoga, that path of unfailing deep devotion; Jnana yoga, the path of knowledge and wisdom; and raja yoga, especially the kriya-yoga is the quintessence of all yogas favored by royal sages and great yogis in ancient India.

It is through this form of yoga, a yogi can withdraw his life force and mind from the body unites his soul free from ego with the Cosmic Spirit. In verse Similarly, the soul, the reflection of God is the great creator, supporter, enjoyer and transcendental observer of its own dream physical body and all its activities.

The soul is the witness and it does not engage itself in the operation human intelligence, mind, and senses. It is an observer of the Cosmic Nature that is instigated by Parkriti and man's individual karma. Swami Yogananda expresses his beliefs in the three philosophical system in interpreting verses Yoga philosophy teaches the technique to free ourselves from the threefold human affliction. Without the renunciation enjoyed in Sankhya, and without the technique of yoga, the devotee can not escape the misery producing entanglements of physical consciousness and realize the infinite.

Vedanta describes this infinite Spirit, Oneness with the Absolute, beyond the domain of all activities, dissolving all illusions of Maya to enjoy the Eternal Bliss, the Brahman. Jul 18, Nitin Goyal rated it it was amazing.

Sometimes you will pick up a book having a set belief in your mind on how it will treat a subject and when you open the pages the book simply blows away your mind. This is one such book. This is not a normal Gita discourse which explains the holy text the way it is generally done. This bring you a totally different perspective on the story of Mahabharata and also sets the scene for the discourse of Gita by Lord Krishna in a refreshing perspective.

It personifies the characters of the battle of M Sometimes you will pick up a book having a set belief in your mind on how it will treat a subject and when you open the pages the book simply blows away your mind. It personifies the characters of the battle of Mahabharata into our vices and follies.


God Talks with Arjuna : The Bhagavad Gita

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God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita

He remained in America and began to attract thousands to his public lectures. One of his most distinguished disciples was the horticulturist Luther Burbank. His Autobiography of a Yogi Autobiography of a Yogi was published in and has been translated into 18 languages. Yogananda and the Self-Realization Fellowship have been the means by which many Americans have been introduced to and have adopted Hindu modes of thought and religious practice. Yogananda taught that Hindu mysticism was compatible with and similar to Western and Christian mysticism.


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It is a two-volume work containing English translation and commentary of the Bhagavad Gita. It explicates the Bhagavad Gita' s psychological, spiritual, and metaphysical elements. Go and give that revealed truth with your interpretations: a new scripture will be born. Yogananda left India in for America [5] [6] and give his first speech at the Congress of Religious Liberals. He also gave weekly classes in Boston that would consist a half-hour exposition of the Bhagavad Gita , a half-hour exposition of the Gospels , and a half-hour discourse demonstrating their unity. Clarification and amplification of points, abbreviation of passages that contained duplication that had been necessary only in serialization for new readers, addition of new inspirations — including details of yoga's philosophical concepts that he had not attempted to convey in earlier years to a general audience.

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