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Bhagavad Gita : Treatise of Self-Help

By Murthy, BS

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Book Id: WPLBN0004450990
Format Type: Video (Educational Video)
File Size: 151 MB
Reproduction Date: 9/14/2016

Title: Bhagavad Gita : Treatise of Self-Help  
Author: Murthy, BS
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Language: English
Subject: Philosophy,Psychology,Religion, Spirituality, Epic, Immortality, , Sociology, Life, Nature, Spirit, Death, Self-help, Hinduism today
Collections: Educational Videos, Philosophy
Historic
Publication Date:
2016
Publisher: BS Murthy
Member Page: BS Murthy

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Murthy, B. (2016). Bhagavad Gita. Retrieved from http://www.self.gutenberg.org/


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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.


 

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