Essays on the Gita

Almost all spiritual problems have been briefly but deeply dealt with in the Gita , Sri Aurobindo remarked to a disciple, and I have tried to bring all that out fully in the Essays .

Essays on the Gita

An exposition of the spiritual philosophy and method of self-discipline of the Bhagavad Gita. Almost all spiritual problems have been briefly but deeply dealt with in the Gita , Sri Aurobindo remarked to a disciple, and I have tried to bring all that out fully in the Essays . In his estimation the Gita is a great work of spiritual synthesis, for it built a harmony between the three great means and powers, Love, Knowledge and Works, through which the soul of man can directly approach and cast itself into the Eternal. Our object in studying the Gita , Sri Aurobindo wrote, will not be a scholastic or academical scrutiny of its thought, nor to place its philosophy in the history of metaphysical speculation, nor shall we deal with it in the manner of the analytical dialectician. We approach it for help and light and our aim must be to distinguish its essential and living message, that in it on which humanity has to seize for its perfection and its highest spiritual welfare. Contents: Our Demand and Need from the Gita; The Divine Teacher, The Core of the Teaching; Man and the Battle of Life; Sankhya and Yoga; Equality and Knowledge; Above the Gunas; The Supreme Secret; etc. Subjects: Indology, Philosophy, Yoga.

The Bhagavad Gita and Inner Transformation

W. Douglas P. Hill The Bhagavad Gita : ( The Song of God ) Ramananda Prasad
Bhagavad Gita : Richard Gotshalk Bhagavad Gita : A Transcreation of the Song
Celestial Alan Jacobs Bhagavad Gita : ( Combined with his Essays on the Gita ...

The Bhagavad Gita and Inner Transformation

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.

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita


Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavad Gita

Its third year began with the articles which would make up Aurobindo's Essays on
the Gita. ... Each series was published separately in book form until they were
both published together in one volume in 1959, nine years after Aurobindo's
death ...

Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavad Gita

This is a collection of careful, objective, historically sensitive studies of modern commentators on the Bhagavadgita, one of the basic scriptures of Hinduism, and one which has been widely read in the modern West. Experts on modern Indian religious thought show how Ghandi, Vivekananda, Radhakrishnan, Bhaktivedanta, Aurobindo, Tilak, Bhave, Sivananda, the Theosophists, and Bhankim read, used and interpreted the Gita. Collectively, the essays display the different backgrounds and orientations of the major Indian thinkers of our time. An Introduction and a Conclusion provide a perspective on the thinkers and identify common themes which are part of modern emphases.

Readings in Sri Aurobindo s Essays on the Gita Volume 1

Santosh highlights key relevant points of Aurobindo's Essays on the Gita, explains them and reveals their depth and implications today.

Readings in Sri Aurobindo s Essays on the Gita Volume 1


The Bhagavad Gita for the Modern Reader

Essays on the Gita is one of the well-known works of Sri Aurobindo, a few of the
many others being The Life Divine, Savitri ... The Essays together (with nearly
600 pages) constitutes Volume 13 of Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Library (
brought ...

The Bhagavad Gita for the Modern Reader

What is the Bhagavad-Gita? Is it just a religious text? When was it composed? How relevant is it to the modern world? This book answers these foundational questions and more. It critically examines the Bhagavad-Gita in terms of its liberal, humanist and inclusive appeal, bringing out its significance for both present times and novel applications. The author elaborates the philosophy underlying the text as well as its ethical and spiritual implications. He also responds to criticisms that have been levelled against the text by Ambedkar, D. D. Kosambi and, more recently, Amartya Sen. With additional material including chapter summaries of the Bhagavad-Gita, the second edition of the volume proposes new ways of utilising the text in diverse fields, such as business and management and scientific research. Eclectic and accessible, this work will be of interest to scholars of philosophy, religion, history, business and management studies, as well as the general reader.

Essays on Indian Philosophy

10 The Bhagavad - Gita The importance of the Gita in Indian Thought — The
Bhagavad - Gita which forms part of the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata is the
most popular religious poem of Sanskrit literature . It is said to be “ the most ...

Essays on Indian Philosophy

Objective of this series of essays on Indian History and Culture is to select contributions which could interest, educate and inspire our readers. Attempt has been made to make available to our readers best literature written by renowned scholars, through the ages, to enable our students, teachers, policymakers and our general readers to analyse the themes, they are interested in, in proper historical perspectives. This will enable them to think, write and dream of a developed India of twenty first century. How far the study of our history, religion, culture, economy, philosophy, music, science, law, education, technology, trade, art, architecture, etc. can provide to us inputs for a bright brilliant and vibrant India, is one of the major concern of these volume. There is a crisis of character all around, how far this exercise in Indian History and Culture can stem the tide of corruption, criminalization of politics and ills of the consumerist culture is one of our aims in compiling this series of volumes.

Song Divine

KARMA YOGA AND CHRISTIAN ETHICS : READING BHAGAVAD GITA 3 IN
LIGHT OF EPHESIANS 4 - 6 Bart B ... be read together in order to open up a way
for Christian commentary on the Bhagavad Gītā . Therefore , in this essay I will
read ...

Song Divine

From T.S. Eliot to Bede Griffiths, many a Christian thinker has found in the Bhagavad Gita a source of genuine spiritual insight and inspiration. As Christians continue to explore the text in a spirit of dialogue, new points of theological interest are discovered and new insights gained into the meaning and importance of the text for Christian thought and practice. In this collection of Christian commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita, Christian theologians and scholars of Hinduism offer a variety of different perspectives on the text using a diversity of commentarial approaches and styles, from close textual analysis and exegetical comparison to a more general theological reflection on the text, from comparison of the Gita with a particular Christian classic to a focus on specific religious categories such as detachment, incarnation and eschatology. While some contributions focus mainly on the similarities between Christian thought and the Gita, others also engage differences in a mutually critical and constructive way. Each of these commentaries thus offers a distinctive lens through which Christians may read the Bhagavad Gita, and points to the endless possibility and promise of inter-religious hermeneutics, or the religious reading of a sacred text from another religious tradition.

Books for Inner Development

Almost all spiritual problems have been dealt with in the Gita and I have tried to
bring out all that fully in the Essays . Highly recommended for the serious student
. 575pp . SAA 70 JOHNSTON , CHARLES , tr . BHAGAVAD GITA , c $ 3 . 25 .

Books for Inner Development


Cultivating Personhood Kant and Asian Philosophy

Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita. Ruchira Majumdar 1. Introduction The essay discusses
Kant's ideas and views on moral philosophy from the perspective of Indian moral
philosophy, especially that of Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita. The essay portrays the ...

Cultivating Personhood  Kant and Asian Philosophy

Authors from all over the world unite in an effort to cultivate dialogue between Asian and Western philosophy. The papers forge a new, East-West comparative path on the whole range of issues in Kant studies. The concept of personhood, crucial for both traditions, serves as a springboard to address issues such as knowledge acquisition and education, ethics and self-identity, religious/political community building, and cross-cultural understanding. Edited by Stephen Palmquist, founder of the Hong Kong Philosophy Café and well known for both his Kant expertise and his devotion to fostering philosophical dialogue, the book presents selected and reworked papers from the first ever Kant Congress in Hong Kong, held in May 2009. Among others the contributors are Patricia Kitcher (New York City, USA), Günther Wohlfahrt (Wuppertal, Germany), Cheng Chung-ying (Hawaii, USA), Sammy Xie Xia-ling (Shanghai, China), Lau Chong-fuk (Hong Kong), Anita Ho (Vancouver/Kelowna, Canada), Ellen Zhang (Hong Kong), Pong Wen-berng (Taipei, Taiwan), Simon Xie Shengjian (Melbourne, Australia), Makoto Suzuki (Aichi, Japan), Kiyoshi Himi (Mie, Japan), Park Chan-Goo (Seoul, South Korea), Chong Chaeh-yun (Seoul, South Korea), Mohammad Raayat Jahromi (Tehran, Iran), Mohsen Abhari Javadi (Qom, Iran), Soraj Hongladarom (Bangkok, Thailand), Ruchira Majumdar (Kolkata, India), A.T. Nuyen (Singapore), Stephen Palmquist (Hong Kong), Christian Wenzel (Taipei, Taiwan), Mario Wenning (Macau).

The Bhagavad Gita

This Gita is an excellent resource for serious students, but it's also the perfect version for first-time readers who want to approach the text with understanding.

The Bhagavad Gita

This translation stands out from the many others first of all in its careful faithfulness to the original language, but also for the extensive tools for understanding it provides. It is accompanied by detailed explanatory notes, as well as by the entire Sanskrit text on facing pages--both in the original Devanagri alphabet and in a romanized version that allows the reader to approximate the sounds of this work (a pronunciation guide is also provided). Also included is a literal, word-for-word translation for comparison; extensive material on the background, symbolism, and influence of the Gita; and an exhaustive glossary of terms.

The Contemporary Essays on the Bhagavad G t

The Gītā describes the how and the why for living a spiritual life , by outlining the
three paths together with the dhyāna yoga as techniques or guidelines for the
spiritual seeker , and by this gives advice and provides knowledge of the Spirit .

The Contemporary Essays on the Bhagavad G  t

Contributed articles.

The Bhagavad g t

... the doctrines expounded in the Bhagavad - Gítá , we shall now attempt to
explain in detail . 1 For further details of the Vaisheshika , Colebroko ' s
Miscellaneous Essays , vol . I . p . 261 . ? See section IIL PART III . THE
SANKHYA SYSTEM .

The Bhagavad g  t


The Bhagavad Gita

About the life and sayings of Jesus there is a stamp of personal originality
combined with profundity of thought which must place the Prophet of Nazareth ,
even in the estimation of ... Essays on Nature , the Utility of Religion , and Theism
; pp .

The Bhagavad Gita


Interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

For example, I read at the close of Eric Sharpe's The Universal Gita: Western
Images of the Bhagavadgita that 'in an ... text writes in an essay on 'Hinduism in
India and in America' that '[t]he Bhagavad Gita is known and beloved by all
Hindus', ...

Interpretations of the Bhagavad Gita and Images of the Hindu Tradition

The Bhagavad-Gita is probably the most popular - and certainly the most frequently quoted and widely studied - work of the Hindu scriptures. This book investigates the relationship between the various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition. Taking into account a range of influential Indian and western thinkers to illustrate trends in writing about the Bhagavad-Gita including Western academic; Indian activist; Christian theological; Hindu universalist; perennialist mystical and contemporary experiental accounts. Examining the ideas of such influential figures as F Max Muller, M K Ghandi, Bede Griffiths, Swami Vivekananda, Aldous Huxley and Swami Bhakivedanta, this book demonstrates the inextricable link between different interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and images of the Hindu tradition. This accessible book aptly demonstrates the relevance of the Bhagavad-Gita for an understanding of Hinduism as a modern phenomenon.

Essays Analytical Critical and Philological on Subjects Connected with Sanskrit Literature

The Bhagavad Gítá admits this of all the Gods except Krishna , conforming to the
sectarial character which is peculiar to the Puráňas . “ Those who worship the
Gods go to the Gods , - those who worship the Progenitors go to the Progenitors ...

Essays Analytical  Critical  and Philological on Subjects Connected with Sanskrit Literature


Thoughts on the Gita

Sri Aurobindo wrote his famous Essays on the Gita as a systematic review of the Bhagavad Gita. M.P. Pandit, the author of the current volume, has systematically presented Sri Aurobindo’s view of the Bhagavad Gita and its teachings.

Thoughts on the Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the leading texts on the practice of spirituality without abandoning life in the world. It forms 18 chapters within the epic Mahabharata and provides in its brief scope an extraordinarily concise review of the Yoga of Knowledge, Yoga of Devotion and Yoga of Works. At the same time, it represents a synthesis of Vedanta and Sankhya. Sri Aurobindo wrote his famous Essays on the Gita as a systematic review of the Bhagavad Gita. M.P. Pandit, the author of the current volume, has systematically presented Sri Aurobindo’s view of the Bhagavad Gita and its teachings. Major questions and issues are addressed. At the end there are a series of “gems” from Essays on the Gita to encapsulate Sri Aurobindo’s views on major concerns. M.P. Pandit was a prolific writer and lecturer, and a noted exponent of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga, while at the same time having a deep grounding in the Gita, the Upanishads, the Veda and the Tantras.

Four Faces of the Universe

THE BHAGAVAD GĪTĀ The Bhagavad Gītā, or “Song of the Divine,” is a universal
spiritual classic that transcends ... Three outstanding commentaries are available
in English: (1) Sri Aurobindo, Essays on the Gita,1 (2) Sri Krishna Prem, The ...

Four Faces of the Universe

Explores key perpsectives by which we gain insight into the cosmos.