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Bhagavad Gita : Treatise of Self-Help

By Murthy, BS

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Reproduction Date: 9/14/2016

Title: Bhagavad Gita : Treatise of Self-Help  
Author: Murthy, BS
Language: English
Subject: Philosophy,Psychology,Religion, Spirituality, Epic, Immortality, , Sociology, Life, Nature, Spirit, Death, Self-help, Hinduism today
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Bhagavad-Gita is the most beautiful, perhaps the only true philosophical song existing in any known tongue’ so opined William von Humboldt. In this modern rendition, the beauty of the Sanskrit slokas is reflected in the rhythmic flow of the English verse of poetic proportions even as the attendant philosophy of the song that is the Gita is captured in contemporary idiom for easy comprehension. The general consensus is that the in vogue Gita of 700 slokas has many an interpolation in it, but no meaningful attempt has ever been made to delve into the nature and extent, not to speak of the effect of these on the Hindu society at large. The methodical codification of interpolations carried out here puts the true character of Gita in proper perspective. Identified here are hundred and ten slokas of deviant nature and or of partisan character, the source of so much misunderstanding about this book extraordinary, in certain sections of the Hindu fold. In the long run, exposing and expunging these mischievous insertions is bound to bring in new readers from these quarters to this over two millennia old classic besides altering the misconceptions of the existing adherents.

The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein. Besides muddying its pristine philosophy, these insertions affect the sequential conformity and structural economy of the grand discourse. What is worse, to the chagrin of the majority of the Hindus, some of these legitimize the inimical caste system while upholding the priestly perks and prejudices. This rendition seeks to restore to the Gita, its original character by ridding it of hundred and ten interpolations, which tend to keep the skeptics away from it. And ironically these muddle the understanding as well. In the theatre of man as nothing surpasses the drama of war, the stage for unveiling the Gita’s unrivalled philosophy was set on the battleground of Kurukshetra at the threshold of the battle of Mahabharata.

Table of Contents
Introduction Audio rendition of Gita's eighteen chapters 1. Arjuna’s Dilemma 2. All about Life 3. Theory of Action 4. Practical Wisdom 5. Art of Renunciation 6. Practice of Restraint 7. Know the Spirit 8. Cycle of Creation 9. The Sacred Secret 10. Discern the Divine 11. Nature of Omnipresence 12. Doctrine of Faith 13. Field and Farmer 14. Proclivities to Know 15. Art of Liberation 16. Frailty of Thought 17. Science of Devotion 18. Thy Looking-glass


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