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Almost unlimited books on Bhagavad Gita are available in the market… both in print and e-form. Some are commentaries… others summaries but most books on Bhagavad Gita available in market had literal translation of scriptural text that did not get us anything in life. Such books on Gita carried no meaning in spiritual world.
The original Bhagavad Gita… the original doctrine of Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit that was given to mankind by Lord Krishna is available with Gita press, Gorakhpur, India. The original gist of Bhagavad Gita is in Sanskrit. For a knower of English one need not indulge in Sanskrit. The original Bhagavad Gita with English transliteration is available with Gita press, Gorakhpur, India.
For those who had little idea about Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism… the writer of Bhagavad Gita differs from author of Bhagavad Gita. Why? The composer and writer of Bhagavad Gita is Veda Vyasa… one who scripted Bhagavad Gita. During times of Lord Krishna… one who gave doctrine of Bhagavad Gita to mankind Lipi (the written word) was not in existence.
World over many religious people indulged in discourses on Bhagavad Gita. Those who did not understand even ABCD of spirituality… how could such people deliver discourses on Bhagavad Gita cheating gullible people world over. What after all such people gained in life… what were they trying to accomplish? As detailed in Bhagavad Gita… path of spirituality could never be traveled via path of religion… path of rituals!
God Almighty termed Brahman in Hinduism is integral part of Bhagavad Gita. In absence of Brahman… Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism carried no meaning. As per Bhagavad Gita if human beings existed… so did souls atmans, the spirit within! Existence of souls’ atmans in cosmic life cycle invariably proved existence of God Almighty (Brahman) in cosmic system
Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads (independent treatises) of Hinduism are integrally connected. Practically all Upanishads deal with mystical… philosophical concepts detailed in Bhagavad Gita. After advent of Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna… different sages and saints of different era contemplated on precepts of spirituality detailed in Bhagavad Gita resulting in compilation of Upanishads! Every Upanishad rotated around a particular spiritual topic detailing everything relating to that subject.
Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism is also termed Vedanta… end of Vedas! Why? When the voluminous Vedas… the four primary Vedas (Hinduism revelations)… Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda remained incomprehensible to masses for very long periods of time… came Lord Krishna… an avatar of his era (God manifest in human form).
The concept of origin of present cosmos through big bang exists in explicit detail in sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. The sacred Bhagavad Gita exists since more than 3600 years when sermon of Gita was delivered to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata. Scientists’ world over finally concluding origination of present cosmos from big bang is not new to Hinduism.
As per Bhagavad Gita women held special status on mother earth, in the cosmic system! Unless mother earth obliged… unless women obliged… there would be no progeny on mother earth… life would become meaningless… decay and die! In absence of mother earth… no soul atman could ever manifest life. It is for this primary reason… a goddess is more respected than God. Still, the power of God Almighty (termed Brahman in Hinduism) was supreme.
As per Bhagavad Gita… mind of the whole cosmos was one. It only had two compartments… mind plus and mind minus. All positive thoughts in cosmos flowed from reservoir of mind plus… negative thoughts from reservoir of mind minus. Human beings only had a brain that worked as a receiving and transmitting station. Based on our balance of karma of the moment… we invoked both positive and negative thoughts.
Sufferings as per Bhagavad Gita resulted from indulgence in bad karma. Prompted by a bloated ego most human beings one time or other indulged in activities not conforming to our intellect. We may not desire bad of someone yet, at times… we definitely did! This indulgence results in our suffering immediately or at a later date. To avoid suffering in future… our indulgence in good karma, positive karma all the time was necessitated.
As per Bhagavad Gita… yoga and meditation meant the same. The Hinduism word for meditation is yoga which is derived from root word “yog” which in Hindi means to synthesize… to yoke… to join (spiritually). The effort of our soul atman, the spirit within to yoke with greater atman, God Almighty himself is termed yoga (meditation in English). Ever since every soul atman separated from God Almighty… it tries rejoining the same at the earliest.
The original commentary of Adi Shankaracharya on Bhagavad Gita is available in Sanskrit from Gita press, Gorakhpur, India. Anything written by Adi Shankaracharya is invaluable. Adi Shankaracharyas contribution to society in a limited life span of 32 years is overwhelming. At the young age of 15… He completed his commentary on Bhagavad Gita.
As a spiritual traveler if I were to buy Bhagavad Gita… I would go for the original copy of Bhagavad Gita… the original dictate given to mankind by Lord Krishna in the battle of Mahabharata. The original gist of Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit along with Hindi or English transliteration is available with Gita press, Gorakhpur, India at a very nominal cost… that did not cover even the basic cost of production. Most of these highly subsidized publications are priced between US $1 and US $2.
Questions on Bhagavad Gita… queries on Bhagavad Gita can only be solved in company of an enlightened one… one who is a bodhi, a Jina… which simply means knower of all. None other than an enlightened one could solve our problems relating to Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. The teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita were sublime, abstract… beyond catch of normal intellect. Spiritual messages to be understood in totality required contemplation all the time.
If Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism were to be defined in a single word… it would simply be “Truth”. It is right to say that gist of Bhagavad Gita could only be understood by one who was totally truthful in life. Whoever in this world read Bhagavad Gita many times but could not understand the underlying meaning, that simply indicated… we were not totally truthful in life, as truthful as necessitated for understanding jnana wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita.
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