Posted by: Venkat | February 24, 2008

Bhagavad Gita Study- A call to the world

Hare Krishna

This is an attempt at taking the teachings of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, to the world at large irrespective of Religion, Location and belief.

The messages of Gita are timeless and they are relevant forever. the Indian Philosophy which has seen great heights, has identified four as the achievable in this world (also called as purushArthas). They are Dharma (righteousness), Artha(material prosperity), Kama (fulfilment of desire) and Moksha.

The scriptures that deal with these Purushartas are called as ‘Shastras’. Hence we have ‘Dharma Shastra’, Artha Shastra’, ‘Kama Shastra’ and ‘Moksha Shastra’ respectively. A classic Tamil poem collection called “Thirukkural’ is worth mentioning here. This immortal book, written by Thiruvalluvar, deals with the first three , i.e., Dharma , Artha, and Kama. Moksha is implied and in the entire work.

Gita belong to the Moksha Shastra category. It deals with the sole purpose of liberating man from the bondages of birth and death which are as old as creation itself. Hence it is a special scripture. All the saints who have praised Gita have remarked that Gita is the combined nectar of the four Vedas (Rig, yajur, Sama and Atharvana) and all the Upanishads.

There is a sloka

sarvopanishado gAvo dogdhA gopAlanandana: |

pArtho vatsa: sudheer bhoktA, dughdam geetamrutam mahat|

(All the Upanishads are likened to the Cows, the milkman is Krishna, Arjuna is the calf and the wise are the drinkers and the nectar of Gita is the milk)

Arjuna is an instrument for us all for the nectar of Gita to flow from Sri Krishna , God Himself in this earth, five thousand years ago. Gita has seen more than 20, 000 commentaries and continues to be still unexplored fully. It is Krishna who can be the ultimate Acharya and commentator for His words. it is by knowing Him that we can know his words.

Gita is not separate from Krishna. The last messages of Krishna to us is unconditional surrender- Pure Saranagati.

In this blog, we will discuss one sloka every three days or so. This is an interactive blog. Please feel free to post your comments. Also, spread this message to every one of your friends and relatives about this blog and the opportunity of participating in this discussions on this epic dialogue.

We will start from Ganesha Stuti and then will study Gita Dhyana slokas which are an ideal way to invoke Lord Krishna, Vyasa and Gita itself.


Responses

  1. Very good introduction venkat.. waiting for your future articles..

  2. Many Many Congratulations
    Its great o see someone taking so much trouble to enlighten masses. Excellent work, keep it up.
    I have on suggestion, whenever you give Stuti/Stotra/Mantra etc., please give it in Hindi as well. This will enable us to catch he correct pronounciation. Our understanding will be better.
    Afterall that is the basic purpose of this site, to enlighten and to prosper the transiting Soul on this earthly plane.
    My congratulations once again. GODs Blessings Be With You In This Grand Venture.

    Ramesh Anand

  3. An auspicious brginning.reading with understanding the verses will help the serious reader in all respects.A laudable endeavour!
    Krishnan Ganapathy

  4. Congratulations. It is a wonderful begining. It will help all the youngesters & the elders like us can learn lot from yr articles to pass on to their grand children.
    Its great to see someone taking so much trouble to enlighten us. Excellent work, God Bless you.

  5. Hare Krishna

    Thank you!


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