Reflections on the Bhagwat Geeta – Chapter XVIII – Conclusion

After summarizing the philosophical discussion of the earlier Chapters in Chapter 18, Shree Krishna delivers a conclusive instruction to Arjun: Chapter 18, Verse 66 – Renounce all religions (सर्व-धर्मान परित्यज), Surrender to Me alone (माम एकं शरणम व्रज). I shall grant you Moksha from all sins (अहम् त्वां सर्व-पापेभ्यो मोक्ष अयिश्यामी). Do not be grieve […]

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Best Wishes for Ram Navmi, 2011 – Listen to Ram Raksha

Tomorrow, April 12, 2011, is Ram Navmi, the festival that marks the birth of Bhagwan Shree Ram. We thought we would celebrate it by bringing the great poem Ram Raksha to our Readers. This was composed by a saint named Budha Koushik. It is a wonderful poem. Devotees believe that reciting Ram Raksha protects people, gets rid of problems and brings शांति (Shanti) […]

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Reflections on the Bhagwat Geeta – Chapter XVIII – Section 1

Chapter 18 is the final chapter of the Bhagwat Geeta.  As such, it first summarizes the discussion of the prior chapters. This we consider as Section 1 of Chapter 18. Rather than revisiting the entire summary, we shall highlight a few Verses that illustrate central concepts of the Bhagwat Geeta.We all understand the feeling of […]

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Reflections on the Bhagwat Geeta – Chapter XVI, XVII

The Saamkhya approach introduced in Chapters 13-15 is extended in Chapter 16 & Chapter 17.  We shall produce some key Verses from these Chapters to illustrate this point. In Chapter 14, the three गुण (Gun), सत्व (Satva), रज (Raj), तम (Tam) were discussed in detail. The तम (Tam) is the most dangerous & destructive of all. […]

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