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Tag: Krishna

Balasana ~ Child’s Pose

¬†When Krishna was a child he was playing with his brother Balaram in the courtyard near his home. He took a scoop of earth in his hand and ate it. Balaram went running home to tell his mother, Yashoda. He told her “Krishna 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 distinction between the field and the knower of the field

In the thirteenth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna asks Krishna to teach him about nature and spirit, the field and the knower of the field. Krishna explains that the body including the mind, ego, desire, aversion, intellect and other such factors make up…

The Yoga of Devotion

In the twelfth discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna explains to Arjuna that the path of devotion is easier than the path of knowledge. The path of knowledge requires one to give up his or her attachment to the body and to have dispassion…

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 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…

The Yoga of Wisdom and Realization

When we last left off, Arjuna was learning more about the difference between actions that led to enlightenment and those that did not and how meditation played into that. In the 7th discourse of the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna starts to tell Arjuna about that…