Nomenclature[ edit ] The Gita in the title of the text “Bhagavad Gita” means “song”. Religious leaders and scholars interpret the word “Bhagavad” in a number of ways. Accordingly, the title has been interpreted as “the Song of God” by the theistic schools,  “the Song of the Lord”,  “the Divine Song”,   and “the Celestial Song” by others. He’s been also called Veda-Vyasa. According to Kashi Nath Upadhyaya, a Gita scholar, it is possible that a number of different individuals with the same name compiled different texts. This is evidenced by the discontinuous intermixing of philosophical verses with theistic or passionately theistic verses, according to Basham. Scholars accept dates from the fifth century to the second century BCE as the probable range, the later likely. The Hinduism scholar Jeaneane Fowler, in her commentary on the Gita, considers second century BCE to be the probable date of composition.
Contact The Origin of Yoga In the modern era, the origin of yoga is not usually given much importance. Yoga was a way of life, a culture and a lifestyle which encompassed not just techniques, practices or ideas, but also eating habits, bathing habits, prayer, social interaction, and work. It was first expounded in the great shastras texts , known as the Vedas.
Bhagavad Gita translates to The Song (gita) of the Lord (bhagavan). Almost the entire 2, lines of the Bhagavad Gita are a conversation between our dharmic protagonist, Arjuna, a ksatriya, or warrior prince, and God in his avataric form as Krishna, who is cast as Arjuna’s chum and charioteer (in the Gita’s time, charioteer is a rather.
Our duty is very simple and plain. We want to serve the community, and in our own humble way to serve the Empire. We believe in the righteousness of the cause, which it is our privilege to espouse. We have an abiding faith in the mercy of the Almighty God, and we have firm faith in the British Constitution. That being so, we should fail in our duty if we wrote anything with a view to hurt. Facts we would always place before our readers, whether they are palatable or not, and it is by placing them constantly before the public in their nakedness that the misunderstanding between the two communities in South Africa can be removed.
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We are not interested in new age mumbo-jumbo. We are interested in understanding what is real and what is false. This is why we, along with all other great minds, consult the Vedic texts. Niels Bohr got the ball rolling around by explaining why atoms emit and absorb electromagnetic radiation only at certain frequencies.
Sri mad Bhagavad-Gita, known as the ‘Celestial song on the War-field’ is the quintessential presentation of Vedic guidance. Gita, in short, is the quintessential summary of the ‘ upanishads’ – the vision and wisdom summary of Vedas.
Arguments for the existence of God come in many different forms; some draw on history, some on science, some on personal experience, and some on philosophy. Others give philosophical arguments—based on morality, ancient traditions and sustenance of this planet. Each of these arguments, are successful, support a certain conception of God: The post here discusses each and every element of argument touch basing modern to advance ancient texts.
And successfully proves that Krishna is indeed Supreme Bhagwan of all Universes and planets including our earth. Billions of Years All are Hindu by birth but became atheist later due to influence of Kali, these atheists cannot take breath without natural air provided by Bhagwan Krishna himself but still question existence of Supreme God. Brief on Existence of Bhagwan Krishna Lets begin explanation on existence of Bhagwan Krishna later we cover scientific, spriritual and archeological proof too.
So if their wishes are fulfilled then God exists and when they are unable to find any reason to solve their problem, they blame it on God. Devtas follow teachings of Krishna while Asuras follow their own instincts which is again controlled by Shri Krishna. He exists in every thing in this world and universe. All their hopes are in vain.
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By Gururaj Mutalik By Dr. Gururaj Mutalik and Editorial Team Introduction: Srimad Bhagavad-Gita is the true, perennial philosophy for mankind. For Indians who are guided by the tenets of its Universal Shaswata Sanatana Dharma philosophy it represents the ultimate essence, derived from Vedic philosophy, and Upanishadic teaching.
Jan 11, · Srimad Bhagavad-Gita explains that soul keeps on wandering in different grades of conditioned states of consciousness by obtaining the body suitable to that consciousness until it attains the pure-consciousness – the state of complete surrender and .
That which is prescribed in the Vedas constitutes dharma, the religious principles, and the opposite of that is irreligion. This we have heard from Yamaraja. Only Lord Krishna is known eternally as the Supreme person and so he is the only God, and the Vedic knowledge is eternal and thus the Vedic knowledge is the instructions of God. That which is opposed to what is taught in the Vedic scriptures is called irreligious, and those who follow the irreligious teachings are called the unbelievers of God, envious of God, and atheistic.
There are more than , verses in the eternal Vedic scriptures and the essence of all the Vedic knowledge is the Bhagavad-Gita and thus one should study and follow the Bhagavad-Gita to follow all the Vedic teachings. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedanta, and I am the knower of the Vedas. The literary incarnation of Krishna, and off course Krishna knows everything that is taught in the Vedas, because he is originator of all Vedic knowledge. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable om.
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Donate Why Krishna is God? If you can answer these questions, only then can you truly say you know God. The Vedic scriptures are the oldest scriptures in the World and the only scriptures that can answer all these questions and in detail. The Vedic scriptures completely describe God.
That is the message in the Bhagavad Gita, the divine song of the Lord.
Translations from the Katha, Prasna and Chhandogya Upanishads. Puranas The Puranas are post-Vedic texts which typically contain a complete narrative of the history of the Universe from creation to destruction, genealogies of the kings, heroes and demigods, and descriptions of Hindu cosmology and geography. There are 17 or 18 canonical Puranas, divided into three categories, each named after a deity: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
There are also many other works termed Purana, known as ‘Upapuranas. Wilson [ ] A primary text of the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism, and one of the canonical Puranas of the Vishnu category.
Bronze chariot , depicting discourse of Krishna and Arjuna in Kurukshetra Authorship The epic Mahabharata is traditionally ascribed to the Sage Vyasa ; the Bhagavad Gita, being a part of the Mahabharata’s Bhishma Parva, is also ascribed to him. Hindu traditionalists assert that the Gita came into existence in the third or fourth millennium BCE , around the ending of Dwapara Yuga. Matsya Purana mentions that he was 89 years old when the battle was fought.
(For more information please refer to Dating Mahabharata War Two Eclipses in Thirteen Days) The immortal Bhagavad Gita is also enshrined in the Mahabharata. It is a discourse on Duty and Right Action given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the field of battle at Kurukshetra.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God. The digit 1 may be raised to a figure of any value by adding zeros after it; but if that 1 is omitted, zeros by themselves have no value. Similarly so long as the Jiva individual soul does not cling to God, who is the One, he has no value, for all things here get their value from their connection with God.
So long as the Jiva clings to God, who is the value-giving figure behind the world, and does all his work for Him, he gains more and more thereby; on the contrary, if he overlooks God and adds to his work many grand achievements, all done for his own glorification, he will gain nothing therefrom. God is to man what a magnet is to iron. Why does He not then attract man?
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Why Krishna is God? Do you know God’s name, qualities, address, description, history dating back to billions of years, witnessed by millions, and proven? If you can answer these questions, only then can you truly say you know God.
Authorship[ edit ] The epic Mahabharata is traditionally ascribed to the Sage Ved Vyasa ; the Bhagavad Gita, being a part of the Mahabharata, is also ascribed to him. Scholars accept dates from fifth century to second century BCE as the probable range. Professor Jeaneane Fowler, in her commentary on the Gita, considers second century BCE to be the likely date of composition. The actual dates of composition of the Gita remain unresolved.
The emerging self-definitions of Hinduism were forged in the context of continuous interaction with heterodox religions Buddhists, Jains, Ajivikas throughout this whole period, and with foreign people Yavanas, or Greeks; Sakas, or Scythians; Pahlavas, or Parthians; and Kusanas, or Kushans from the third phase on [between the Mauryan empire and the rise of the Guptas]. In matters of religion, its important contribution was the new emphasis placed on devotion, which has since remained a central path in Hinduism.
In addition, the popular theism expressed elsewhere in theMahabharata and the transcendentalism of the Upanishads converge, and a God of personal characteristics is identified with the brahman of the Vedic tradition. The Bhagavadgita thus gives a typology of the three dominant trends of Indian religion: The Bhagavadgita may be treated as a great synthesis of the ideas of the impersonal spiritual monism with personalistic monotheism, of the yoga of action with the yoga of transcendence of action, and these again with yogas of devotion and knowledge.
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Authorship[ edit ] The epic Mahabharata is traditionally ascribed to the Sage Vyasa ; the Bhagavad Gita, being a part of the Mahabharata’s Bhishma Parva, is also ascribed to him. Scholars accept dates from the fifth century to the second century BCE as the probable range. Professor Jeaneane Fowler, in her commentary on the Gita, considers second century BCE to be the likely date of composition. It is estimated that the text probably reached something of a “final form” by the early Gupta period about the 4th century CE.
The actual dates of composition of the Gita remain unresolved.
By j Mutalik and Editorial Team. Introduction: Srimad Bhagavad-Gita is the true, perennial philosophy for mankind. For Indians who are guided by the tenets of its Universal Shaswata (Sanatana) Dharma philosophy it represents the ultimate essence, derived from .
It is composed as a poem and it contains many key topics related to the Indian intellectual and spiritual tradition. There is a part in the middle of this long text, consisting of 18 brief chapters and about verses: It is also referred to as the Gita, for short. Like the Vedas and the Upanishads , the authorship of the Bhagavad Gita is unclear. However, the credit for this text is traditionally given to a man named Vyasa, who is more of a legend than an actual historical figure; because of this, Vyasa has been compared to Homer , the great figure of ancient Greek epic poetry.
Remove Ads Advertisement It has been suggested that the Bhagavad Gita was originally an independent text as, except for the first chapter, the Bhagavad Gita does not develop the action of the Mahabharata. Furthermore, the Bhagavad Gita is at odds with the general style and content of the Mahabharata. Once the Gita is over, the narration of the Mahabharata resumes. The Gita was written during a time of important social change in India , with kingdoms getting larger, increasing urbanization , more trade activity, and social conflict similar to what was happening when Jainism and Buddhism developed.
This ancient Indian text is about the search for serenity, calmness, and permanence in a world of rapid change and how to integrate spiritual values into ordinary life. Ascetics from different sects along with Jains and Buddhists all agreed that leaving everything behind family, possessions, occupations, etc. Remove Ads Advertisement You were never born; you will never die.
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Sampatkumaran, a Bhagavad Gita scholar, explains in his overview of Ramanuja’s commentary on the Gita, “The point is that mere knowledge of the scriptures cannot lead to final release. Devotion, meditation, and worship are essential. Tagi means one who has renounced everything for God. And of all yogins, he who full of faith worships Me, with his inner self abiding in Me, him, I hold to be the most attuned to me in Yoga. For those whose thoughts have entered into Me, I am soon the deliverer from the ocean of death and transmigration, Arjuna.
Bhagavad Gita The Bhagavad Gita, usually considered part of the sixth book of the Mahabharata (dating from about or B.C.), is a central text of Hinduism, a philosphical dialog between the.
The great Rishis of the Vedic age composed the hymns, fought their wars, and ploughed their fields; but they were neither Brahmins, nor Kshatriyas nor Vaisyas. The banks of the distant Ganga and Jumna are rarely alluded to; the scenes of war and social ceremonies are the banks of the Saraswati and her tributaries. This was the Hindu world when the hymns were composed. India’s first spiritual and cultural ambassador to the West, came to represent the religions of India at the World Parliament of Religions, held at Chicago has said: They hold that the Vedas are without beginning and without end.
It may sound ludicrous, that a book can be without beginning or end.