He thus asks whether worshiping Krishna through devotional service or worshiping the impersonal is superior. It is an app built for Bhagavad Gita readers, by Bhagavad Gita readers. Thus His devotee comes to Him. The Bhagavad-Gita , perhaps the best-loved of the Hindu religious texts, was probably composed in the 3rd century A. He goes on to ask Krishna how he can receive the love of God, and Krishna reveals that love comes from a person's selfless devotion to the divine, in addition to an understanding that the body is simply ephemeral -- a product of prakriti, emerging from purusha, and is subject to endless rebirth. This is because proficiency in the Bhagavad- Gita reveals the eternal principles which are fundamental and essential for spiritual life from all perspectives and allows one to perfectly understand the esoteric truths hidden within all religious scriptures. See , for more information.
All these however fall, roughly speaking, into two broad groups of which one may be termed the orthodox school and the other the modern school. It is a 700-verse text in Sanskrit which comprises chapters 23 through 40 in the Bhishma-Parva section of the Mahabharata. What fashion His form has, who shall conceive of it? This is a collection of laws attributed to Manu. Now, in Chapter Fourteen, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, in detail, explains the three modes — goodness, passion and ignorance — those forces that bind and control all conditioned souls within this world. He casts down his weapons and tells Krishna he will not fight.
His family isn't the rightful heir to the kingdom, but they have assumed control, and Dhritarashtra is trying to preserve it for his son. Thus by pract yoga and remembering Krishna, Krishna explains, one will go to the eternal spiritual world and never again to return to this temporary, miserable material world. The Ramayana is a moving love story with moral and spiritual themes that has deep appeal in India to this day. Such a person knows that while the body acts, he, the soul, actually does nothing. Driven by insatiable lusts, drunk on the arrogance of power, hypocritical, deluded, their actions foul with self-seeking, tormented by a vast anxiety that continues until their death, convinced that the gratification of desire is life's sole aim, bound by a hundred shackles of hope, enslaved by their greed, they squander their time dishonestly piling up mountains of wealth.
The text of the Ramayana with parallel Unicode Devanagari and Romanization. They alone truly see who understand that all actions of the body are performed by material nature, while the embodied soul actually does nothing. This requires knowledge of the distinction between the field and the knower of the field. He describes the modifications that arise in the field, in the form of emotions, sentiments, and feelings. It has been called the unmanifest, the imperishable. There are 17 or 18 canonical Puranas, divided into three categories, each named after a deity: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
The highest form of meditation comes when a person not only can free themselves from selfish action, but also focus entirely on the divine in their actions. The second set describes the glories of bhakti, and for the nourishment of bhakti, it also dwells upon the opulences of God. The orthodox school as represented, for example, by Shankara or Sridhara, viewed the Gita in the light of the spiritual discipline more or less current in those ages, when the purpose of life was held out to be emancipation from life, whether through desireless work or knowledge or devotion or even a combination of the three. He will reach that universal source, which is the uttermost abode of God. Who on earth is my equal? The higher secret of the Gita lies really in the later chapters, the earlier chapters being a preparation and passage to it or partial and practical application.
The impasse is not so much resolved as destroyed when Krishna assumes his doomsday form—a fiery, gaping mouth, swallowing up all creatures in the universe at the end of the eon—after Arjuna asks Krishna to reveal his true cosmic nature. Hymns to the Maruts, Rudra, Vâyu and Vâta, tr. Taking shelter of lust, they think of sense gratification as the goal of life and scheme to illegally increase their wealth. First Krishna explains attaining knowledge through the disciplic succession. I shall now reveal to you that which ought to be known, and by knowing which, one attains immortality. In Chapter Ten, Krishna explains His opulences more specifically and thereby reveals Himself the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the source of all.
To reach this goal, they practice control of the passions. He is knowledge, the object of knowledge, and the goal of knowledge. But the yogi who has understood this teaching of mine will gain more than any who do these things. Besides their spiritual value, they also give a unique view of everyday life in India four thousand years ago. This neo-spirituality which might claim its sanction and authority from the real old-world Indian discipline -say, of Janaka and Yajnavalkva - labours, however, in reality, under the influence of European activism and ethicism. Karmayoga is union in mind and soul and body with the Lord of action in the execution of his cosmic purpose. Krishna continues explaining that although independent and aloof, He pervades, creates and anihilates the entire cosmos through His material energy.
Those mahatmas who know Krishna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead take shelter of Him and serve Him as the only enjoyer and the supreme object of worship. Only My devotees can understand this in reality, and by doing so, they attain My divine nature. Arjuna should therefore, do his duty steadily act for the satisfaction of Krishna. Krishna first explains that as He is the Supreme Truth, everything in existence is a combination of His material and spiritual energies. In his explanation, Krishna discusses various types of yoga, including Jnana, Bhakti, Karma and Raja.
A primary source for Vedic-era mythology, philosophy and magical practices. Krishna then states that his two-armed form can only be seen by pure devotees, and such pure devotees, working for Krishna, free from desiring fruitive activities, and who make Krishna the su goal of their lives, certainly come to Him. His ears too are in all places, for He pervades everything in the universe. Chapter Seven thus opens with Krishna explaining knowledge of Himself and His opulent energies. Its intrinsic beauty is that its knowledge applies to all human beings and does not postulate any sectarian idealogy or secular view.
These two paths, the bright and the dark, may be said to have existed in this world of change from a time without any beginning. No where else within any other religious scripture is this information available. All the worlds, and even the heavenly realm of Brahma, are subject to the laws of rebirth. Those, who see God as the Supreme Soul equally present everywhere and in all living beings, do not degrade themselves by their mind. Thereby, they reach the supreme destination. Sri Aurobindo has raised action completely out of the mental and moral plane and has given it an absolute spiritual life. His style and annotations are exceptional and very readable.