Song of the Lord...
Song of the LordGita in Yoga-Vasishtha (Hb) by: Swami Veda Bharati
This volume encapsulates the advice of Krishna to Arjuna at the Mahabharata battlefield, through the poetic narration of Vedic seer Vasistha in Yoga-Vasistha, which is different from the traditional one found in Mahabharata. It melds together the wisdom of two great epics Bhagavad-Gita and Yoga-Vasistha providing unparalleled access to the great truths and insights of yoga and liberation.
Year Of Publication: 2013
Pages : vi, 181p.
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Arjunas predicament of fighting and killing his own kinsmen and gurus in the Mahabharata War, and Lord Krishnas advice and thus the formers enlightenment are well known. Moving away from the traditional Mahabharata narration, Yoga-Vasishtha presents a different narrative approach by the Vedic seer, Vasishtha about the KrishnaArjuna dialogue to his pupil Rama as if it would happen eventually in the remote future.
While the Bhagavad-Gita accounts for Krishnas teaching of eighteen forms of yoga in 700 verses, Vasishtha narrates sixty stories in more than 28,000 verses, making Yoga-Vasishtha as one of the lengthier and most lyrical philosophical discourses in the world. In the course of the narrative, Vasishtha summarizes how to attain liberation, the essence of the Bhagavad-Gita, in seven chapters.
This lucid translation of Mokshopaya, a section of the Yoga-Vasishtha, encapsulates the message of Krishna, through the poetic narration of Vasishtha. Arjuna experiences the dissolution of his ignorance, overcomes his attachments and arrives at a point of freedom. The author, by choosing to highlight the story of Arjuna from two sources, has melded together the wisdom of two great epics Bhagavad-Gita and Yoga-Vasishtha providing the reader with unparalleled access to the great truths and insights of yoga and liberation.
A Lyrical Metaphysical Epic
Summary Paraphrase of Arjunopakhyana
Chapter I : The Narrative of the Incarnation of Nara and Narayana
Chapter II : The Homily to Arjuna
Chapter III : Teaching of the Knowledge of Self
Chapter IV : The Determination of the Nature of Jiva
Chapter V : Description of Mind
Chapter VI : Arjunas Achieving Rest
Chapter VII : The Fulfilment of Arjuna