Bhagavad Gita ~ Chapter 5

KARMA-SANNYASA WHICH IS BETTER?Since moksha means the knowledge of akarma in karma, meaning one should see the akarta, non-doer, in the kart¡, the doer, Arjuna wants to pursue that knowledge. It being very clear that this was what was to be done, renunciation of action seems to be the right thing to do — especially […]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4

KNOWLEDGE AND THE RENUNCIATION OF ACTION THE ORIGINS OF KARMA-YOGA In the first three verses of the fourth chapter, Krishna sums up the subject matter of karma-yoga by indicating to Arjuna that it is not something new. Krishna , as the Lord, had initiated it in the beginning of creation and, since then, karma-yoga has […]

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga

THE PURPOSE OF KARMA-YOGA There is no doubt that karma binds, with its limited results. But, if you do karma for antah-karana-siddhi, for neutralizing your raga-dvesas, for gaining the grace of Ìsvara— if you perform your prayers, rituals, and duties for the sake of these alone, the karma you perform becomes a means, yoga, for […]

Bhagavad Gita – Gita Chapter 2

A SORROW THAT CANNOT BE ALLEVIATED In fact, only the sad become sad. No one suddenly becomes sad. Just as the angry become angry, the sad become sad. If you are already angry inside, all that you require is a reason to become angry. Similarly, the jealous become jealous and the lonely becomelonely. Therefore, these […]

Bhagavad Gita – Gita Chapter 1

THE FIGHT BETWEEN DHARMA AND ADHARMA Confusion is born out of ignorance. No one, however, can say, ‘I am ignorant of what is right and wrong.’ Whatever one expects from others in terms of behaviour, attitudes, and so on, is right if the same behaviour and attitudes are expected of oneself by others. This means […]