Essence of Bhagavad Gita

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Pages : vi + 83

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Cover : Paper Back

This book of 29 chapters has been divided into three parts. The first four convey the essential greatness of the Gita. The second part with its six chapters are answers given by TVK to numerous questions, many of them sharp. The remaining 19 chapters give the overviews of the eighteen chapters of the BG.

The chapter overviews are the best I have seen. Many persons felt that Arjuna has only a choice between two ethical contraries namely either practice ahimsa so thar you are not part of the destruction and the sin of killing teachers or fight against the evil-doers. It is said that Arjuna opts to fight since Krishna assures him victory. TVK says that this conclusion is not correct because Sri Krishna had promised victory before the war started. If Arjuna regarded his decision as one of ethical expediency, he would not have said in (BG 18.73) that “My delusion is destroyed, I have regained the memory of proper dharmic conduct through your grace”. Every line of the four chapters of part I throws fresh light and makes us ponder over them.


Table of Contents

PART I : GENERAL

1. Its Unique Greatness / 1

2. The Crisis, The Occasion / 4

3. The Objections and the Appeal / 6

4. The Close of the Teaching / 9

PART II : QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

5. Arjuna’s Predicament / 12

6. The Avatar / 14

7. The Nara-Narayana Ideal / 16

8. The Two sages / 20

9. The Gita and the commentaries / 23

10. The Dharma / 27

PART III : THE CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS

11. Sankhya (Chapter 2) Verses (1 – 30) / 31

12. Karma Yoga (Chapter 2) / 33

13. Karma and Yajna (Chapter 3) / 38

14. Avatar, Varna and Jnana (Chapter 4) / 44

15. Karma and Sanyasa (Chapter 5) / 47

16. Yogic Discipline (Chapter 6) / 48

17. The Higher and the Lower Nature (Chapter 7) / 52

18. The Immutable Brahman (Chapter 8) / 55

19. Bhakti (Chapter 9) / 56

20. The Vibhuti (Chapter 10) / 56

21. The Form Universal (Chapter 11) / 59

22. Devotion (Chapter 12) / 63

23. The Field and the Knower of the Field (Chapter 13) / 64

24. The Three Guna-s (Chapter 14) / 67

25. The Supreme Person (Chapter 15) / 68

26. The Deva and the Asura (Chapter 16) / 69

27. The Three types of Faith (Chapter 17) / 72

28. The Overview (Chapter 18) / 73

29. The Final Word (Chapter 18) / 74

APPENDICES

1. Is Brahman Static? / 78

2. Jivabhuta (to become the Jiva) / 82

 

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