But yoga in its original form has a deep spiritual significance which is lost in todays bodycentered world. At least in western countries, aspiring yogis, intimidated by the gitas sanskrit terminology, set the book aside to be studied later. It is a compilation of the twovolume one, god talks with arjuna the baghavad gita, again from selfrealization fellowship. Bhagavad gita full version beautifully recited in english. Besides the gita, many of the sacred texts and teachings of yoga advocate a complete. That something in our life, in the universe, responds to our readiness. Krishnas 10 definitions of yoga in the bhagavad gita it is often said that we dont find yoga, but that yoga finds us. Significantly, this discourse opens with a question by arjuna asking what is true sannyasa and true tyaga renunciation. Bhagavad gita is knowledge of five basic truths and the relationship of each truth to the other. Kindle ebooks can be read on any device with the free kindle app. Have you ever wondered what the meaning of life is. An introduction to indias universal science of godrealization book online at best prices in india on. The yoga of the bhagavad gita paperback i have read quite a few gita commentaries before coming across this one and a few since then.
In this compact book, a compilation of excerpts from his monumental translation of and commentary on the bhagavad gita, god talks with arjuna selfrealization fellowship, 1995, paramahansa yogananda presents an illuminating explanation of lord krishnas sublime yoga message that he preached to the world the way of right activity and meditation for divine communion. Paramahansa yoganandas book, the yoga of the bhagavad gita. Krishnas 10 definitions of yoga in the bhagavad gita. In the preface, a quotation from paramahansa yogananda, founder of selfrealization fellowship and kriya yoga teacher, asserts, sri krishnas. In reply to this important and crucial query, the blessed lord makes it clear to us that real sannyasa or renunciation lies in renunciation of selfish actions, and even more in the renunciation of the desire or greed for the fruits of any action. Some translators title the chapter as sankhya yoga, the book of doctrines, self realization, or the yoga of knowledge and philosophy. This video is dedicated to all the devotees of lord krishna, for the salvation of his devotees he spoke the great gita more than 5000 years ago to arjuna on the kurukshetra battlefield in. Krishna praises each yoga in order to create interest in the aspirant in his particular path.
The enduring influence of the bhagavad gita the bhagavad gita is the sixth book of the mahabharata, one of indias most famous epic poems. The bhagavad gita is a unique scripture in that it is considered both shruti divine revelation and smriti ancient stories. At the sight of this, your shape stupendous, full of mouths and eyes, feet, thighs and bellies. The role of the individual is to become closer to union with the. Plunge more deeply into the ancient indian religious work bhagavadgitas wisdom by grasping the three kinds of. What does the bhagavad gita say about how to live a. The gita serves as both an ancient story of krishna leading arjuna into battle and a spiritual text on the inner struggle for selfmastery and the attainment of happiness through yoga. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. One who really wants to understand the gita, extremely metaphorical, should buy the twovolume one, which is more than excellent, written from paramahansa yogananda, the father of yoga in the west. This book also features, for the first time in continuous sequence, the complete text of yoganandas original translation of the bhagavad gita. The bhagavad gita is the most treasured and famous of indias spiritual texts.
These five truths are krishna, or god, the individual soul, the material world, action in this world, and time. The first book of yoga has inspired everyone from ralph waldo emerson to ram dass to contemporary yoga teachers. The yoga of the bhagavad gita selfrealization fellowship. It is published by selfrealization fellowshipyogoda satsanga society of india. The bhagavad gita the song of god 1, often referred to as the gita, is a 700verse hindu scripture in sanskrit that is part of the hindu epic mahabharata chapters 2340 of the 6th book of mahabharata. The sad truth is that most people are not studying the bhagavadgita, traditionally seen as a yogasutra, a treatise on yoga. The gita lucidly explains the nature of consciousness, the self, and the universe. The book is significant in that unlike other commentaries of the bhagavad gita, which focus on karma yoga, jnana yoga, and bhakti yoga in relation to the gita, yoganandas work stresses the training of ones mind, or raja yoga. He has authored two yoga books and has written over 500 articles on the.1082 1354 1394 882 961 1552 79 87 17 540 631 29 618 1110 8 447 778 1243 878 551 635 316 808 388 1456 1521 1191 335 570 734 759 520 1472 15 1558 432 668 480 444 1176 103 497 434 1477 1438 513