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Life Pilgrimage Through the GitaA Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by: Swami Muni Narayana Prasad
This edition of Bhagavad Gita elaborates how each of its chapters and even verses leads to the next one, all in line with the overall scheme of thought. Acknowledging Gita as a yoga-sastra (science of dialectics), it explicates how this methodological device strings together all the seemingly contradictory statements; revealing an ineffably uniting experience, befitting a scientifically and practically conceived non-dualism or advaita.
Year Of Publication: 2005
Pages : x, 580
Bibliographic Details : Glossary; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
The Bhagavad Gita, in this commentary is realized as a philosophical treatise of universal significance, having a bearing on the personal existence of each of us, as it is inseparably one with the existence of the whole. Taking cognizance of the overall development of the thought in the text, it enunciates the first half as a visualization of the oneness of the total system of existence and life with one Absolute Reality; with the second half insightfully proclaiming the unity of every individual, while maintaining ones characteristics, with the Cosmic Form, the concrete version of the Absolute or Bhagavan. It elaborates how each of its chapters and even verses leads to the next one, all in line with the overall scheme of thought. Acknowledging Gita as a yoga-shastra (science of dialectics), it explicates how this methodological device strings together all the seemingly contradictory statements; revealing an ineffably uniting experience, befitting a scientifically and practically conceived non-dualism or advaita. Though written as a sort of varttika to Nataraja Gurus famous commentary on the Gita, this one is appreciable as an independent book, since it delves into the depth of each verse directly in the view of the core philosophical vision, the Gita intends to communicate.
1. Arjuna-Vishada-Yoga — The Yoga of Arjunas Dilemma
2. Samkhya-Yoga — The Yoga of Disclosure
3. Karma-Yoga — The Yoga of Action
4. Jnana-Yoga (The Yoga of Wisdom)
5. Karma-Samnyasa-Yoga (The Yoga of Renouncing Actions)
6. Dhyana-Yoga — The Yoga of Meditation
7. Jnana-Vijnana-Yoga — The Yoga of Wisdom and Experiential Wisdom
8. Akshara-Brahma-Yoga — The Yoga of Imperishable Brahman
9. Rajavidya-Rajaguhya-Yoga — The Yoga of Kingly Wisdom, the Kingly Secret
10. Vibhuti-Yoga — The Yoga of Specific Manifestations
11. Vishvarupa-Darshana-Yoga — The Yoga of Cosmic Form Visualized
12. Bhakti-Yoga — The Yoga of Meditative Adoration
13. Kshetra-Kshetrajna-Vibhaga-Yoga — The Yoga of Discriminating the Field and the Knower of the Field
14. Guna-Traya-Vibhaga-Yoga — The Yoga of Discriminating Three Nature-Modalities
15. Purushottama-Yoga — The Yoga of the Supreme Person
16. Daivasura-Sampad-Vibhaga-Yoga — The Yoga of Discriminating Divine and Demonic Traits
17. Shraddha-Traya-Vibhaga-Yoga — The Yoga of Discriminating Three Kinds of Reverence for Higher Values
18. Samnyasa-Yoga — The Yoga of Renunciation