Siva: blessing Markandeya # Sound: philosophy of # Sun: his movements
Taittirīya recension: origin of # Takshaka: # Theology: of the Bhāgavata # Tripād-
Mahānārāyanopanishad # Uddhava Gītā: and Bhagavad Gītā Uddhava: seeking
Author: Swami Tapasyananda
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math(vedantaebooks.org)
The Srimad Bhagavata (or Srimad Bhagavatam) is one of the few main Puranas and a great Book on Bhakti (devotion).It consists of 18000 verses and is regarded as an encyclopedia of spiritual philosophy.Attributed to the sage Vyasa the Bhagavata (also Bhagavatam) illustrates religious truths with stories of ancient India’s saints seers and kings. The book also deals in part with the life of Krishna (which makes the book especially sacred to the Vaishnavas). The set consists of four volumes each with Devanagri Sanskrit and English translation mainly in the lines of Sridhara’s interpretation. The verses are numbered. A thorough introduction explains the methodology and outlook of Pauranika literature in respect to space time nature and man.Prologues are also included with each Skanda to further the reader’s understanding of the text.
In Chapter IV of the Bhagavad Geeta, The Divine Charioteer speaks of renunciation of action.
Author: Swami Chinmayananda
Publisher: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
In Chapter IV of the Bhagavad Geeta, The Divine Charioteer speaks of renunciation of action. He explains reincarnation, action, inaction and the power of enlightenment.\r\n"He who sees action in inaction and inaction in action, he is a man of wisdom. He remains actionless while performing all actions." - Verse 18, Chapter IV
Bhagavad means 'that of the Lord' and Gita means 'Song', particularly, an advice.
bhAgAvAtA(m): The book about the Incarnations of Lord Vishnu, especially
Krishna and His childhood antics. It upholds the supremacy of devotion.
Author: Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Publisher: M A Center
Amma's Enlightening Conversations From The Year 1984 Have Been Faithfully Recorded In The Awaken Children Series Volume 4. We Can Find Amma's Teachings On A Variety Of Subjects Such As: Beyond Duality; Spiritual Qualities Of Women; Humility; Suffering Of The Poor; Sadhana, Self-Surrender And Love; Do Not Laugh At Others; Believers And Non-Believers; Difference Between A Devotee And A Disciple; Innocent Faith And How To Study The Scriptures; Concentration And Meditation; Infinite Masks Of The Mother; Questions Asked By Westerners; Formation Of Qualities In Children; Fear Of Surrendering; Householders And Spiritual Life; Oneness With God Through Love; Work As Worship; The Nature Of The Guru; Spiritual Love And Worldly Love; Do Not Judge Others; Inevitability Of Death; Remembering God While Eating Food; A Question About Tantra; Mind And No-Mind. Lovingly Translated By Swami Amritaswarupananda. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.
The total found by Brockington (1998) is 73,731 verses,” and 179 lines of prose;
Book 4, Book of Virāta (Virātaparva); 2.5%, sl(111, 1564, 1), tr(2,145); Book 5,
Book of Exertion (Udyogaparva): 82%, sl(293, 5039, 3), tr(14, 715, 1); Book 6,
Author: Gerard DC Kuiken
The Svabhavikasutra is the original text on which the Bhagavadgita has been interpolated. The additions include reference to caste and the system of four classes, with a religious devotion to the god Krishna, and a war as background. The roots of the Bhagavadgita, the Svabhavikasutra, focuses on a deep spiritual philosophy, without a reference to a caste system, or to Arjuna or Krishna, or to a war.
The work appears in five volumes.
Author: Surendranath Dasgupta
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
The work appears in five volumes. Vol. I comprises Buddhist and Jaina Philosophy and the six systems of Hindu thought, viz.., Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesika, Mimamsa and Vedanta. It also contains the philosophy of the Yogavasistha, the Bhagavadgita and speculations in the medical schools. Vol. III contains an elaborate account of the Principal Dualistic and Pluralistic Systems such as the philosophy of the Pancaratra, Bhaskara, Yamuna, Ramanuja, Nimbarka, Vijnanabhiksu and philosophical speculations of some of the selected Puranas. Vol. IV deals with the Bhagavata Purana, Madhva and his School, Vallabha, Caitanya, Jiva Gosvami and Baladeva Vidyabhusana. Vol. V treats the Southern Schools of Saivism, viz., Saiva Siddhanta, Vira Saivism, philosophy of Srikantha. Saiva Philosophy in the Puranas and in some important texts. In the words of the Oxford Journal 'the collection of data, editing and the interpretation of every school of thought is a feat unparalleled in the field of history of philosophy.'
Finally, he put together his comments and analysis of the lessons that Krishna was sharing with Arjuna in a little book, his most concise expression of this Hindu holy book as he understood it.
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Publisher: College Classics
Gandhi used his time in prison corresponding with followers. One asked about the ethical questions in the Bhagavad Gita, and Gandhi replied to this, and to other questions. Finally, he put together his comments and analysis of the lessons that Krishna was sharing with Arjuna in a little book, his most concise expression of this Hindu holy book as he understood it. After his autobiography, this may be the closest record of Gandhi's spiritual understanding. A sample chapter is available at www.bandannabooks.com/free/gandhisample.zip. For a different view on the Indian subcontinent, you might like Ghazals of Ghalib, a 19th-century poet who wrote in Persian and Urdu. His ghazals are witty, self-revealing, thoughtful. He lived through the Sepoy Mutiny and the British Raj, asking Queen Victoria to support poetry as the rajahs had done, by direct donation.
Commentary on the Hindu sacred text Bhagavadgītā setting forth the Advaita fundamentals.
Commentary on the Hindu sacred text Bhagavadgītā setting forth the Advaita fundamentals.
It also holds the central, pivotal chapter of the novel, which describes a battle that, while entirely modern, reads like ancient myth, conjuring such texts as the Bhagavad-Gita and Homer's Iliad.
Author: Dr Faustroll
Pataphysica 4 present the strange "conclusion" to Alfred Jarry's 1907 Symbolist novel The She-Dragon, Part 1 having appeared in Pataphysica 2 (iUniverse, 2004). It also holds the central, pivotal chapter of the novel, which describes a battle that, while entirely modern, reads like ancient myth, conjuring such texts as the Bhagavad-Gita and Homer's Iliad. Annotations highlight Jarry's alchemical symbolism (among other things), alchemy being the ancient "art and science" studied in secret by such modern scientist/philosophers as Gottfried Leibniz and Isaac Newton. Pataphysics is the science of imaginary solutions, and for Jarry, although there is no other imagination than the scientific, modern science has simply failed to keep up with the scientific imagination. Rounding out this otherwise rectangular issue are the works of several returning authors as well as some new ones. They provide additional musings on such themes as Jarry's alchemical/cosmological play The Pope's Mustardmaker, an amorous veteran of an internal war, microcosm and macrocosm, a fugitive writer apparently obsessed with conspiracy theories and baseball, a peculiar Grimoire on a new set of "Glorious Mysteries," and a terrifying invocation of the Thelemic Law of Rabelais (Jarry's literary "master") as adapted by Crowley. Strap on suitable eye protection and enjoy!
Author: V. Ravi
Bhagavad Gita is the condensed form of all the 108 Upanishads put together. Bhagavad means the Brahman and Gita means song. If one needs a literal translation of Bhagavad Gita, then it is ?the song of the Brahman?. Bhagavad Gita consists of 700 verses, mostly addressed by the Brahman, wherein He imparts the supreme knowledge to one of His creations. Brahman in this context is Lord Krishna, the incarnation of Vishnu or Narayana and the disciple is Arjuna, one amongst the five Pandavas. Since they were fathered by the king Pandu, they are called Pandavas. Pandavas are five brothers, each of them representing the five basic elements of the universe. It must be remembered that these five elements rule the five chakras, muladhara to vishudi. The verses of the Gita are in the form of questions and answers. Arjuna, the warrior clears his doubts from Krishna in the midst of a battle field. Krishna represents the Brahman, Arjuna represents soul and battle field represents the sensory organs of the gross body. The teachings of Krishna in Bhagavad Gita are practical and easy to follow. The concept of life is explained in these 700 comprehensive verses in 18 chapters. If one decides to follow the teachings of Krishna, he is not reborn. Even during this birth, if the sermons of Krishna are followed, one will not feel the miseries and sorrows. The cause and source of sufferings and the ways and means of getting rid of them are expounded. After all, it is the teaching of the Brahman Himself.