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The concept of Bhagavad Gita in Hinduism is multifaceted. As many human beings… as many different inferences one can draw from each shloka (verse) of Bhagavad Gita! In life of human beings… teachings of Bhagavad Gita were nothing less than pure elixir… something that gave meaning to life. We come unto this earth not of our own free will… we just get born. All is based on karma performed in previous manifestations. Based on residual balance of karma of last life… our soul atman… the spirit within manifested present life form!
The application of Bhagavad Gita in daily life is not difficult. It has only one prerequisite… become truthful as Americans are. Even though most Americans had no knowledge of Bhagavad Gita or ever heard about it… they seem to practice Bhagavad Gita in daily life as if they were trained for it. Americans usually live life on a daily basis. They live as if it was their first and last day. They enjoyed every moment of life. For them… life truly had no limitations. They were born in morning and died in evening.
The concept of soul atman as detailed in Bhagavad Gita is central to Hinduism. Unless we believed in existence of souls atmans… we could never understand teachings of Bhagavad Gita. Believing in existence of souls’ atmans is believing in concept of rebirth, reincarnation as detailed in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism.
The language of Bhagavad Gita is Sanskrit as Hindi Lipi was non-existent at that time. Apart from Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit languages were in vogue during that period. Prakrit was the language of Jainism scriptures… and Pali of Buddhist literature. In present times… Bhagavad Gita written in Sanskrit is difficult to understand… assimilate! For convenience of people, Gita press, Gorakhpur, India brought out many additions of Bhagavad Gita in which shlokas verses were primarily in Sanskrit along with English and Hindi transliteration.
Bhagavad Gita Hinduism interprets process of reincarnation… rebirth in a different way! As per Bhagavad Gita when souls’ atmans were indestructible… could neither be created nor destroyed… all concepts of reincarnation existing in varied Hindu literature and other religions of world were meaningless… had no relevance! A soul is termed atman in Hinduism.
There is no dearth of Bhagavad Gita online literature available on Internet but does it serve any other purpose than reference material. By assimilating wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita literally… we never get anywhere. It was path of contemplation that finally led to pearls of wisdom contained in Bhagavad Gita. For realizing our true inner self… reaching our soul atman, the spirit within our indulgence in path of self enquiry… path of Neti (not this, not this) was necessitated.
As per sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism… death carried no meaning in mortal world. Death… as per Bhagavad Gita was just a medium for souls’ atmans to manifest another life form. Unless death of present body occurred… our soul atman could not manifest another body. Death was part of cosmic life cycle. In absence of death in cosmic system… everything would become stagnant!
The best detail of Bhagavad Gita study guide is available in Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism. As per Bhagavad Gita unless one was truthful in life… nothing in field of pure spirituality could be understood… accomplished. One could travel spiritual path only if one was totally truthful in life. Most human beings complained about reading Bhagavad Gita again and again but not being able to understand the hidden inner meanings.
As per Bhagavad Gita the creation of cosmos resulted when God Almighty exploded self with a big bang (God Almighty was that singularity that existed at the time of big bang). Most religious preachers… human beings on mother earth would not be able to digest this absolute fact of life. Why? Anything abstract related to God Almighty can only be understood via path of spirituality… never religion… path of rituals! God Almighty is not the form of human beings.
Gita Press, Gorakhpur, India is a renowned publication house that provides extremely subsidized copies of religious literature to mankind at large. The original gist of Bhagavad Gita… the doctrine given to mankind by Lord Krishna along with English transliteration is available for mere $.60 (Rs. 30/=). With passage of time original teachings of Lord Krishna have not diluted. Gita press, Gorakhpur, India has helped India preserve its vital religious documents intact.
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