The Bhagavad Gita PDF in Hindi/English (Ved Vyasa) with Meaning

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The Bhagavad Gita Information

Book Name:The Bhagavad Gita
Author:Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa
Chapters18 Chapters
Pages256 Pages
File Type:PDF/ePub (Downloadable)
Size:13 MB
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The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient epic text that tells the story of a dialogue between the warrior Arjuna and Krishna, an incarnation of God who was driving Arjuna’s chariot. Krishna reveals his actual cosmic form to the warrior Arjuna, urging him to seek the universal perfection of existence in the moments before a major conflict, outlining the vital lessons Arjuna must learn to affect the outcome of the war he is to fight. The Gita is one of the most significant Hindu books and a practical guide to living well, covering topics as diverse as yoga posture instructions and extensive moral discussion.

About The Author Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa

Most Hindus venerate Krishna Dwaipayan Vyasa, commonly known as Vyasa or Veda Vyasa (, the one who divided the Vedas into four sections). Although he is traditionally credited with writing the entire Mahabharata, there is a school of thought that says he was responsible for only the Bhrata. In subsequent centuries, more of the epic was written, and it was given the name Mahabharata. The creation date of this epic is unknown, although it was already well-established in Indian subcontinental tradition by the time of Gautam Buddha (about 500 BCE). Between about 300 B.C.E. and 300 C.E., it was mostly recorded in writing.

Vysa, as the name suggests, is credited with dividing up the original Veda into its four distinct canonical volumes. He is also revered as the author of the ancient Hindu writings known as the Puranas, which tell stories about the gods of Hinduism’s heavenly Trimurti religion.

The Bhagavad Gita Book Summary

I had been planning to finally get around to reading this for a very long time. And to tell you the truth, I had no idea that this would turn out to be the case at all. The more I learned about Hinduism, the more I came to believe that its numerous gods would act in a manner not dissimilar to that of the gods worshipped in Ancient Greek religion, namely, by creating perpetual chaos as a result of their desire, fury, and sense of righteousness. This book instantly dashed those hopes by making it extremely clear that, in fact, there is only one god. It did so by demonstrating how the existence of other gods is a complete myth.

The Bible is the other major religious work I’ve read. Nor would I say that my time spent studying the Bible has been enjoyable. If I had to spend all of eternity — or simply a rainy weekend — with the Old Testament god, I would choose someone else. It would be difficult to imagine someone more annoying and moody. Even though Jesus gains some sanity after becoming his own son, the argument that this is all real and therefore we have to believe or burn for all time seems to be the single pillar of the New Testament after the gospels. It’s not ‘philosophical’ in any conventional sense.

And that’s what made this book so engaging to me. Even though I disagree with most of the philosophy presented here, I can understand how it inspired western modernism and perhaps even Greek philosophic thought.

The atmosphere of this was fantastic. A powerful warrior is telling Krishna that he doesn’t want to engage in tomorrow’s horrific battle because he’ll be pitted against members of his own family. It seems to him that no matter what he does first thing in the morning, he will be doing something very bad. I read something by a Jungian psychologist not long ago that said you know you’ve arrived at adulthood when you’re faced with a choice between two roads that both lead to dead ends but which you must take one or the other. In any case, our hero is located there.

The main point, as far as I can tell, is that we humans place far too much emphasis on satisfying our own wants. But once we get what we want, our expectations are dashed and we’re left with nothing but ashes, or worse, the exact opposite of what we wanted in the first place. A life of wanton indulgence leads inevitably to destitution. And while our ambitions cause us to squander our lives, or more accurately destroy them, the way out of this is to serve others in ways that go beyond our own needs and expectations.

Wow, I find that quite appealing. I believe that more of that mindset would make the world a better place. And that’s far superior than the old adage about doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. The underlying calculus in that moral maxim has always struck me as unappealing.

The exploration of opposites and how one might change into the other was another aspect of this that I enjoyed.

Having said all of that, the concept of service also became its antithesis for me when Krishna shows himself in all of his apparent difference – primarily as a god who consumes the lives of all people. A portion of the message that appeared to be conveyed in this passage was as follows: do not worry about who you kill tomorrow on the combat field; keep in mind that everyone is going to die in the end, and that the cycle of life is a burning of karma while striving towards enlightenment. I really have no idea. My idea of enlightenment is the opposite of turning one’s back on life, which is why I consider that to be the antithesis of enlightenment. And that is a life of service without regard for the typical rewards that come with it.

I found a lot of the jargon to be unclear here, and it was difficult for me to recall the meaning of unfamiliar words that I had never come across before. I really need to go back over this whole thing and read it at a much more leisurely pace, but I’m not entirely certain that a more in-depth reading would yield results that are sufficient to justify the time investment.

As is the case with the majority of religious writings, the spiritual parts are beyond my comprehension. They make no sense to me and also make me feel a considerable amount of apathy. In spite of this, I found that it was a great deal more intriguing than the majority of the other religious literature that I have read. Certainly not as entertaining as the ancient Greeks, but I believe that I could be able to laugh with Krishna in a way that I have never before considered the possibility of laughing with Jesus. In addition, I believe that those who practise religion tend to give a very low value to the ability to laugh.

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