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Tag: Bhagavad Gita

Satisfaction Guaranteed

Let’s face it, there are no guarantees in life. So my title is a big ole lie! However, there are ways to make even the most unappealing tasks more meaningful. From a yoga perspective, karma yoga, or the yoga of action as it is…

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The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation

In the final verse of the Bhagavad Gita, we are reminded of the previous verses important points. Arjuna asks what true sannyasa (renunciation) is. Krishna replies that renunciation of selfish actions and even renunciation of the fruits of actions is the brings true freedom….

The Yoga of the Division of the Threefold Faith

This is a continuation of my exploration of The Bhagavad Gita. The Gita is one of the scriptures of yoga and Hinduism. It is turned to by many who are in distress. In the 17th discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna responds to a…

The Yoga of the Division between the Divine and the Demoniacal

In the 16th discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna speaks of the connection between ethics and spirituality. Krishna says that if we are devoid of purity, good conduct and truth we sink into darkness and become the destroyer of not only our own,…

The Yoga of the Supreme Spirit

In the fifteenth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna compares the ultimate source of the visible universe to an inverted tree, with the fruits, leaves and branches coming from the earth. There is so much more that we don’t see. This ‘tree’ is…

The Yoga of the Division of the Three Gunas

In the 14th discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, we learn about the qualities of the Gunas, satva, rajas and tamas. The three gunas are influential on all of us and it is said in this discourse, that without knowledge of the gunas we live…

The Yoga of the Vision of the Cosmic Form

View story at Medium.com In the eleventh discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, we find that all doubts have been removed from Arjuna’s mind and he is now ready for cosmic vision. Krishna grants him the ability to see the Lord as the cosmic manifestation…

The Yoga of the Divine Glories

The tenth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita sees Krishna telling Arjuna that even those who are considered highly evolved fail to understand fully how he (Krishna) projects himself as all that is manifest. All qualities including wisdom, truth and contentment have their origins in…

THE YOGA OF THE KINGLY SCIENCE & THE KINGLY SECRET

In the ninth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna that it is with knowledge combined with devotion that he is able to attain freedom from the cycle of birth and death. This is the Kingley science, the Kingley secret, and…

The Yoga of Imperishable Brahman

In the eighth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna explains to Arjuna that it is the single-minded devotion of our heart through which we attain God-knowing and end the cycle of birth and death. Love is at the heart of knowing God; through…