Important figures such as Mahatma Gandhi held the Gita as their main reference book. It is a life line for the Sadhak. The author has also included and explained elusive points himself. All mediation by Lord Krishna and others failed. But when new circumstances emerge, consciousness takes a jump. Krishna is our dear-most friend and our ever well-wisher. Many-branched and endless are the indecisive devoid of will.
The one, who, at the time of death, leaving the body goes forth thinking of Me alone, accedes to My divinity mad-bhdva , there is no doubt about this. Jnana Yoga is the Yoga of Devotion to knowledge taught in the second and third discourse, accompanied with renunciation and reached by means of Karma Yoga, this Yoga in which the Vedic teaching regarding the life of activity and retirement Pravrtti, the act of enjoying material and sensual pleasures, the natural tendency of human beings and Nivrtti, the act of abstaining from material and sensual enjoyment is understood. That tat , the Light of all lights is said to be 'Beyond darkness'; Knowledge, the object of knowledge, and that which can be known only through knowledge, seated in the hearts of all. The simple-minded, not the wise, say of Sankhya theory, knowledge and Yoga practise as different. Here, O Son of Kuru Arjuna , the essence of the soul buddhi is will vyavasdya. It reads well and is not a hindrance to the eye when reading it as other versions are that I have found.
As we know that the Buddha's long life was lived some twenty- five hundred years ago, we can easily see that the epoch of the Great War, in which Krishna and Arjuna fought, must have been centuries earlier; and far beyond the time of the Great War lie the archaic days of the greater Upanishads. There is Brahma-loka and viraja. O Arjuna, he who, in comparison with himself, sees the same everywhere in pleasure as in pain, he is considered to be the perfect Yogi. The Bhagavad-Gita has been beautifully translated and the translator gives a very complete and easy to understand commentary. Sages see the selfsame thing sama in a Brahmana priest, intellectual class in India with learning and humility, as in a cow or elephant, also in a dog, or even an outcast.
However, as many do today in this modern world, one cannot practise yoga techniques, while forgetting the Supreme Lord. Understand what Krishna wants to say. All beings follow their nature. This development has taken place, in a large degree, by weaving together the different threads of Indian thought, the work of the great lines of Indian tradition. Among the Saman hymns I am the Brihat-Saman; among metres the Gayatri; among months I am Margasirsa November-December , and among seasons the flower-bearing spring. It is offered to the greatest Guru, Lord Krishna, with love and devotion.
But Krishna had other plans for him. The first reason Krishna mentions is that because atman the self is eternal, it is a mistake to think that one can actually kill someone. However, we must put the Bhagavad Gita somewhat further back, even in its complete and final form. This immortal discourse between the Supreme Lord, Krishna, and His devotee-friend, Arjuna, occurs not in a temple, a secluded forest, or on a mountain top but on a battlefield on the eve of a war and is recorded in the great epic, Mahaabhaarata. He repeatedly says that his way is the only and the best way.
When we are out of the field of the three gunas, we are in a non-changing state of perfect harmony and silence, which is our Self, the state of Yoga. Sanjaya said: In response to Gudakesa's Arjuna request, O Bharata Dhrtardshtra , Hrslkesa stationed that finest among chariots between the two armies. Through it, the Eternal Self spoke Eternal Truth to me within my inner-self. According to Jung, consciousness, seemingly the sine qua non of humanity is just the tip of the iceberg. Moreover, these Sutras are evidently later and more developed than the Bhagavad Gita, and are indeed, the final summing up of that long tradition of Yoga teaching, many aspects of which are spoken of in this poem. He becomes one with God in every thought.
In Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna addresses this question right in the beginning that we are individual units of consciousness called the jiva. When life begins its journey on earth, the Supreme Being shakes hands with it. The Gita — Chapter 18 — Shloka 70 The Gita — Chapter 18 — Shloka 70 Shloka 70 The Blessed Lord Krishna declared: He who studies and truly learns this sacred conversation, O Partha, worships Me through his intelligence and light of wisdom. And in the eleventh Discourse treating of the Universal From, Your Primal Form as Isvara manifesting itself as the whole universe has also been shown by You for the same purpose of worship. Serene minded, fearless, firm in the vow of celibacy of the Brahmachari , the mind controlled, thinking on Me in total concentration, let him sit with intent on Me as the supreme goal. In this way, you will be free from the bonds of action, whose fruits are good and evil; by this attitude you will be yourself integrated by the yoga of renunciation, and liberated you will draw nigh to Me. Whatever form whatever deity a devotee with faith desires to worship, that very faith I confirm in him, making it steadfast.
Here is faith and intent, prayer, meditation, Gita standards essential to open ourselves up to the universal but hidden treasure. Remaining still, holding the body, head and neck erect, let him fix his gaze on the tip of his nose, without looking around. Then, 'That' tat Goal should be sought, to which, when having tread on, there is no return saying : I take refuge in that Primeval Purusha Person, Man, Principle from whom flowed forth this ancient cosmic process pravrtti. There are many great warriors, valiant men, heroes, and mighty archers. Already I have killed these enemies, and soon I will kill the rest. There facing us stand Dhrtarustra's sons, whom having killed, we should not even care to live. Subject to adjustment due to returns, cancellations and exchanges.