Reflections on the Bhagwat Geeta – Chapters V & VI

At the beginning of this Chapter 5, Arjun again seeks a clear cut of decisions from Shree Krishna. Remember Arjun is  a warrior and not a philosopher. While he listens to the explanations of Shree Krishna, at times he wants to simply told which path to follow.  His direct question to Shree Krishna in the first […]

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Reflections on the Bhagwat-Geeta – Chapter IV – Section II

When we face the prospect of performing an action that could have unpleasant consequences,  we feel doubts, a sense of angst whether the action is worth doing and whether the difficulties our action imposes on others will come back to haunt us. We feel this angst in our every day lives. So we can imagine […]

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सुभाषितम Su-Bhaashitam-4 or अन्योक्ति-कलाप Anyokti-Kalaap-1

In our article on August 28, 2010 , we discussed the concept of सुभाषितम or Su-Bhaashitam. The word literally means well-spoken. These literary constructs were used to make important points in a delicate and pleasing manner. They are the embodiment of the Samskrut instruction Satyaam Bruyaat – सत्यं ब्रूयात, Priyam Bruyaat – प्रियं ब्रूयात or […]

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Reflections on the Bhagwat-Geeta – Chapter IV – Section I

In this Chapter, Shree Krishna continues the teachings of Karma-Yog. But before proceeding to Karma-Yog, Shree Krishna explains that his teachings are consistent with the foundations of Eternal Dharma, foundations that were built in the earliest days of civilization.  In doing so, Shree Krishna reveals his true identity to Arjun. This is the first Section […]

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