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A classical interpretation for the modern mind. For centuries the Bhagavad Gita has remained the single most influential philosophical text shaping Indian thought and life. It addresses itself foursquare to the universal limitations each human being is confronted with : ignorance, sorrow and death.
The teaching of the Bhagavad Gita opens with the audacious statement that all these are illegitimate problems caused by ignorance about the real nature of the self. Drawing upon the essence of all Upanishads, Gita explains how the self, the atman, is limitless, indestructible, unborn. This knowledge, Brahmavidya, frees one from all sense of limitation. This is the principal teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.

MOKSA: FREEDOM FROM WHAT?Even though it comes last, moksa is a very important purusartha, as we shall see. Moksa is recognised as a pursuit only by a very few people in any given generation. Because a certain appreciation, a certain maturity or insight, about life and its...
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...
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...
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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—...