Name of the Student: Bhayani Darshika Bharatkumar MIS ID: 111113010 Department: Production Area: Philosophy Sub Area: Religious studies Faculty Mentor: Joshi Sir Date of the presentation: 10th December , 2012
exploring Topics Topic 1: BiBleDescripTion: Holy book, basically wrote forChristians. Assumed to be told by Jesus Christ. Oneof the most sacred books on Earth. Topic 2: QuranDescripTion: Holy book, basically wrote forMuslims. It is also one of the most sacred books. Topic 3: BhagavaD giTaDescripTion : Holy book, meant for everyone. It isassumed to be told by Krishna to Arjuna. One of themost sacred books on Earth. No barriers but just notto make it a big topic I have chosen Bhagavad Gitawhich itself is a vast topic to cover. But I will try tocover as much as possible and moreover I will try toimplement whatever I have gained in the procedure.
Focus QuesTionsQ1. Basic teachings of GitaQ2. Yoga as described in Gita.Q3. Reaching God.Q4. What is evil and hell?Q5. Thoughts of great people
It is about Five Thousand years old. Eighteen chapters. Seven Hundred Shlokas. Commented upon by many. Interpreted with their orthodox views. Innumerable philosophical understanding. Yet to understood more. Very few practice.
About living To love and not Hate Joy of harmony. Bliss of devotion. Existence of Atman in every one, Atman unites every living And all should aspire to reach Paramatma.
One sees it as a mystery or one speaks of it or hears of it as mystery but none know it Gita 13 - 29
What ever you are You are Dear to me.
Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita refers to the skill of union with the ultimate reality or the Absolute. Sivanandas commentary regards the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gita as having a progressive order, by which Krishna leads "Arjuna up the ladder of Yoga from one rung to another. The influential commentator Madhusudana Sarasvati divided the Gitas eighteen chapters into three sections of six chapters each.Chapters 16 = Karma yoga, the means to the final goalChapters 712 = Bhakti yoga or devotionChapters 1318 = Jnana yoga or knowledge, the goal itself
Karma yoga:According to Fowler, since it is impossible for living beings to avoidaction all together, the Bhagavad Gita therefore offers a practicalapproach to liberation in the form of Karma yoga. The path of Karmayoga upholds the necessity of action. However, this action is to beundertaken without any attachment to the work or desire for results.Bhagavad Gita terms this "inaction in action and action in inaction ". Theconcept of such detached action is also called Nishkam Karma.With the body, with the mind, with the intellect, even merely with thesenses, the Yogis perform action toward self-purification, havingabandoned attachment. He who is disciplined in Yoga, having abandonedthe fruit of action, attains steady peace.By desireless action; by renouncing fruits of action; by dedicating allactivities to God, i.e., by surrendering oneself to Him. In order to achievetrue liberation, it is important to control all mental desires and tendenciesto enjoy sense pleasures.When a man dwells in his mind on the object of sense, attachment tothem is produced. From attachment springs desire and from desire comesanger.From anger arises bewilderment, from bewilderment loss of memory; andfrom loss of memory, the destruction of intelligence and from thedestruction of intelligence he perishes"
Bhakti Yoga:The introduction to chapter seven of the Bhagavad Gita explains bhaktias a mode of worship which consists of unceasing and lovingremembrance of God. Faith (raddh) and total surrender to a chosenGod (Ishta-deva) are considered to be important aspects of bhakti.Devotion, meditation, and worship are essential. Ramakrishna believedthat the essential message of the Gita could be obtained by repeatingthe word Gita several times, "Gita, Gita, Gita, you begin, but then findyourself saying ta-Gi, ta-Gi, ta-Gi. Tagi means one who has renouncedeverything for God.And of all yogins, he who full of faith worships Me, with his inner selfabiding in Me, him, I hold to be the most attuned (to me in Yoga)....those who, renouncing all actions in Me, and regarding Me as theSupreme, worship Me... For those whose thoughts have entered intoMe, I am soon the deliverer from the ocean of death andtransmigration, Arjuna. Keep your mind on Me alone, your intellect onMe. Thus you shall dwell in Me hereafter.He who does work for Me, he who looks upon Me as his goal, he whoworships Me, free from attachment, who is free from enmity to allcreatures, he goes to Me, O Pandava.
Jnana Yoga:Jnana yoga is the path of wisdom, knowledge, and direct experienceof Brahman as the ultimate reality. The path renounces both desiresand actions, and is therefore depicted as being steep and very difficultin the Bhagavad Gita. This path is often associated with the non-dualistic Vedantic belief of the identity of the tman with theBrahman. For the followers of this path, the realisation of the identityof tman and Brahman is held as the key to liberation.When a sensible man ceases to see different identities due to differentmaterial bodies and he sees how beings are expanded everywhere, heattains to the Brahman conception.Those who see with eyes of knowledge the difference between thebody and the knower of the body, and can also understand the processof liberation from bondage in material nature, attain to the supremegoal.
Gita Never imposes any thing Follow any Yoga ( Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jgnana Yoga ) Or just have faith in me Obtain salvation. Just have love to me and find ultimate solution to worldly problems.
I dwell in the heart of being to see me in all things and all things in him. Just leave all else behind come to thou to me for shelter. I shall deliver thee from all sins Grieve thou no more
Fix you mind on me Devote yourself to me Worship me Do homage to me Discipline yourself You shall come to me
The power of God is with you atall times through the activities of mind, senses, breathing and emotions and constantly doingall the work using you as a mere Instrument
The mind acts like Enemy to those who do not control it.
I am the Sacrifice. I am the WorshipI am the Medical Herb I am the Vedic Hymn
Who is free from elation, Anger, Sorrow and craving Who seeks neither unpleasantand shows unpleasantness.
Men born with evil tendencies know neitherwhat is right to do to achieve a Good object, orwhat is Right to abstain from doing to avert Evil,neither purity nor truth nor even right Behavior isfound in them
Hell has three GatesAnger, Lust, and Greed
| ? - Ved Vyas
From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad- Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures.
The Bhagavad- Gita is the epitome of the Mahabharata just as ghee is the essence of milk and pollen is the essence of flowers.
The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race, a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization.
I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.
When doubts haunt me,when disappointmentsstare me in the face, and Isee not one ray of hope onthe horizon, I turn toBhagavad-gita and find averse to comfort me; and Iimmediately begin to smilein the midst ofoverwhelming sorrow.Those who meditate on theGita will derive fresh joyand new meanings from itevery day.
The Gita is a Universal Mother, She turns awaynobody, Her door is wide open to any one whoknocks.