Category Archives: The Bhagavad Gita

Transcendent Modes of Action

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4.13 Through the distribution of the gunas and karmic action in humanities fold, the mental tendencies formed in caste-like structure. Even though I animated all of this into motion, know also that I am within my own nature immovable. Sri … Continue reading

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Transcendent Liberation From Rebirth

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4.9 The Yogin who recollects that I am their Divine Unborn Self need not fear being reborn. Being mindful that the Divine Unborn-Self is Liberation Itself is the reassurance that one’s own body-consciousness, tied to the wheel of perpetual rebirth, … Continue reading

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Divine Incarnations

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4.4 Arjuna inquired from the Blessed One: “But you were born long after Vivasvat. How could it be possible that you taught this Yoga in the very beginning?” Arjuna is judging Krishna only by his present incarnation. The Blessed One … Continue reading

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Four: The Yoga of Gnosis

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Tozen was right on the mark when he recently described Krishna as an avatar of Vishnu: Now when we look at Vishnus spiritual incarnation known as Krishna in the world and Krishna consciousness in the sambhokaya continuum, the black skin … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Double-edged Sword

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3.36 Arjuna inquired, “Blessed One, what is the power that binds us to selfishness? Yes, what is behind that self-destructive force to commit actions that are contrary to our will?” 3.37 It is desire and anger, born from passion that … Continue reading

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Right Attitude

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  3.31 Those that live fully attuned with my teachings, with undivided faith in the Unborn, are freed from the karmic wheel. The wise keep their minds wholeheartedly on the Dharma, with no wavering within the mind of skandhic consciousness. … Continue reading

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Egoless Action

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3.27 The clouded-mind wearing the false-face of egotism thinks that it is the doer; in actuality the discharge of the three gunas initiates all natural-activities. The three gunas (calmness, restlessness, inertia) is the natural instigator of activity. The egotist believes … Continue reading

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Detached Action

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Hence, Arjuna, always be mindful of acting with no-attachments. Just do what is required of you without desiring any particular outcomes. Just Recollect that all will unfold as it should in the Unborn. 3.20 By the path of Right Action, … Continue reading

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Oblations

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Yajna 3.9 Wordly bondage occurs when actions are initiated for personal-material gain. Therefore, Arjuna, in your labors remain unattached and offer spiritual yajna as an inner-oblation utterly free from any attachment. Paramahansa Yogananda sheds great light on the meaning of … Continue reading

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Three: The Yoga of Action

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Karma Yoga 3.1 Blessed One, if you think discernment is superior to decisive action, why do you insist that I carry out this destructive act, inquired Arjuna. 3.2 Your speech is ambiguous and clouds my reason—please tell me the best … Continue reading

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