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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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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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The Muni

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2.54 Arjuna addressed the Blessed One, “O’ Lord, what is the transcendent sign that we may recognize someone who is always in deep-samādhis? What would be the signs in his speech, his silent gaze, and in his movements that would … Continue reading

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Right Action knows no Glory

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2.47 As for you, Arjuna, act on what is necessary and never become attached to the fruit of your actions; in the same manner, never become attached to non-action. Most wise. Never rest on your past laurels and never permit … Continue reading

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Yoga is the remedy for transcending the Kharmadhatu

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2.39 The foundation for your Self-realization has been laid. Now put on the Mantle of the Yogic Enterprise that can free your mind from its karmic-prison. Up to this point Arjuna has been taught the key to Self-realization. Now the … Continue reading

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Arjuna’s Despondent Dilemma

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Arjuna see’s before him a forest of familiar faces: uncles, cousins, grandfathers, teachers and counselors, and familiar friends—all arrayed before him who certainly will be slain at his command. So, he grows very despondent as he cries-out to Krishna: 1.28-29 … Continue reading

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