The Bhagavad-Gita is one of the world's greatest spiritual testaments, inspiring countless seekers in both East and West for over a thousand years. Here, Sri Krishna Prem, a Western-born Hindu master, opens the practical teaching of the Gita in language that directly penetrates the intellect and the heart of modern readers. Step by step, he reveals the Gita's sacred path to the perfect poise and harmony destined for each Soul.
A Contemporary Guide to Yoga, Meditation, and Indian Philosophy
Author: Eknath Easwaran
Pubpsher: Nilgiri Press
In this companion to his best-selling translation of the Bhagavad Gita, Easwaran explores the essential themes of this much-loved Indian scripture. Placing the Gita in a modern context, Easwaran shows how this classic text sheds light on the nature of reality, the illusion of separateness, the search for identity, and the meaning of yoga. The key message of the Gita is how to resolve our conflicts and live in harmony with the deep unity of life, through the principles of yoga and the practice of meditation. Easwaran grew up in the Hindu tradition and learned Sanskrit from an early age. A foremost translator and interpreter of the Gita, he taught classes on it for forty years, while living out the principles of the Gita in the midst of a busy family and community life. In the Gita, Sri Krishna, the Lord, doesn’t tell the warrior prince Arjuna what to do: he shows Arjuna his choices and then leaves it to Arjuna to decide. Easwaran, too, shows us clearly how these teachings still apply to us – and how, like Arjuna, we must take courage and act wisely if we want our world to thrive.
The scripture of the Bhagavad Gita was given by God's incarnation Sri Krishna to humanity more than 5,000 years ago. The profound teachings of the Holy book are as relevant in today’s world as it was in the hoary past. The teaching of the Song of God, in the form of the Bhagavad Gita, has been acknowledged all over the world as a lofty scripture. The Holy book has been translated into all major languages of the world, for the benefit of humanity. For thousands of years, the Bhagavad Gita has inspired millions of readers.
One of the earliest commentaries on the popular and highly respected yoga scripture known as the Bhagavad Gita. Roy Eugene Davis explains the inner meaning in the light of Kriya Yoga in this new commentary on this scripture. Its seven hundred verses encourage the reader to acquire Self-knowledge and to intentionally engage in constructive performance of personal duties along with dedicated spiritual endeavor--to practice Kriya Yoga. The Sanskrit word kriya means action. Yoga can mean to yoke or unite soul awareness with God; practice of procedures for this purpose; or samadhi, the realization of spiritual wholeness, the culmination of successful practice.
This contemporary companion to the Bhagavad Gita addresses the heart of human yearning. T offers the possibility of transforming the battle of life into a path to Truth, a living process. Each chapter presents a road toward our inner, universal Self, bringing a deeper and wider perspective along the way. A psychological orientation invites the reader to move from abstract idea to individual insight. As the book proceeds, the relationship between the personal and the eternal gradually unfolds in an ever-expanding process of self-discovery. Quotes from the great teachers are included in the text to inspire, uplift and help us cross over the sea of illusion.
"Universal Yoga" is a prominent perennial classic for the world. It inspires us to understand the significance of life beyond our everyday world. This is the cosmic story of ourselves. It looks at our inner conflicts as well as our public opportunities, showing us how to contend with life and its obligations while achieving our ultimate destiny.
Release on 2016-05-26 | by Saktheedharan Villwamangalam
Author: Saktheedharan Villwamangalam
Pubpsher: Notion Press
The Bhagavad Gita Simplified is a collection of poems and translations of the pearls of wisdom delivered by Lord Krishna to rejuvenate Arjuna from inaction on the battle field, as depicted in the Mahabharatha written by Saint Vyasa. It is the essence of the ancient epic and vedas condensed into eighteen chapters, with each chapter elaborating on a yoga - a skill. The following chapters are a series of interpretations of the vedic poems for self-upliftment. Sankhya yoga explains the two paths; karma and knowledge. To achieve ultimate knowledge, one should follow both. In karma yoga, the need to perform karma is explained, because karma is the only means to achieve anything. In jnana – karma sanyasa yoga, the need for relinquishment is stressed. The yoga of meditation is very important, as it is said that without meditation, peace and enlightenment is impossible. Thus each chapter teaches a different skill, ultimately leading the reader to God Realization.
‘Armed with yoga, stand and fight’ In this startlingly original book, Braja Sorensen combines the teachings of Sri Krishna and the sage Patanjali to emphasize the real purpose of yoga: it is a way of life, and its goal is the union with the Divine. It is yoga, through progressive stages of inner growth, that Krishna is actually teaching Arjuna on the battlefield as he addresses the prince’s fears, doubts and dilemmas. And the questions that Arjuna asks Krishna are as relevant and pressing for the modern reader as they were centuries ago: Why am I suffering? How do I find peace within? How do I comprehend the difference between right and wrong? Who am I, and how do I understand myself? What is the purpose of life? Braja Sorensen presents a lucid analysis of the multiple meanings of the word ‘yoga’ that Krishna teaches in the Bhagavad Gita, for its every verse is about yoga. The yogic journey is a process of training and refining the mind, senses and emotions, until the very consciousness is altered and ready to meet the Divine. Patanjali, meanwhile, explains the link between the body, mind and soul, and how the practice of yoga affects each. Living the Bhagavad Gita brings to you the life-changing qualities that Krishna taught, and shows you how the Bhagavad Gita is the finest guide to understanding life, love and relationships, the body, mind and senses, and the nature of the soul.
This is a scriptural commentary of Lahiri Mahasaya on The Bhagavad Gita. 1. Bisad Yoga : Arjuna's (Seeker's) Melancholy 2. Sankhya Yoga : Knowledge of the Self 3. Karma Yoga : Action 4. Jnan Yoga : Knowledge and Wisdom 5. Karma-Sanyas Yoga : Action and Renunciation 6. Avyas Yoga : Practice 7. Jnan-Bijnan Yoga : Knowledge and Realization 8. Akshara-Brahma Yoga : The Eternal Self 9. Raja Vidya Raja Gujya Yoga : The Supreme Science and The Supreme Secret 10. Bibhuti Yoga : The Divine Glories 11. Biswarupa Darsan Yoga : The Universal Form of The Self 12. Bhakti Yoga : Devotion 13. Kshetra and Kshetrajna : The Prakriti-Purusha Yoga 14. Gunatraya Bibhag Yoga : Threefold Qualities 15. Purushottam Yoga : The Supreme Person 16. Daibasura Sampad Bibhag Yoga : The Divine and Demoniacal Properties 17. Shraddhatraya Bibhag Yoga : The Threefold Respect 18. Moksha Yoga : Liberation