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December 2, 2017

This work is inspired by Sri Sureshvaracharya’s Naishkarmya Siddhi (Chapter 1, v. 6, line 2) with the single-minded purpose of: “Svabodhaparishudhyartham brahmavinnikshaashmasu” (To clarify my understanding of Brahmavidya–like using the goldsmith’s stone to test the pu...

November 30, 2017

Acknowledgements, Translation Notes, and Vocabulary Notes

Chapter 1

YOGA OF ARJUNA’S GRIEF–ARJUNA VISHAADA YOGA

Dhritarashtra speaks:

Sanjaya, what did my people and Pandu’s people do when they stood readied for battle on the holy plains of Kurukshetra? II1.1II

Sanjaya spea...

November 29, 2017

Acknowledgements, Translation Notes, and Vocabulary Notes

Chapter 2

YOGA OF KNOWLEDGE–SAANKHYA YOGA

Sanjaya speaks:

Madhusudhana (Sri Krishna) spoke these words to him who was overcome with pity, despondent, eyes full of tears, and agitated: II2.1II

Sri Krishna Bhagavan spe...

November 28, 2017

Acknowledgements, Translation Notes, and Vocabulary Notes

Chapter 3

YOGA OF ACTION–KARMA YOGA

Arjuna speaks:

Janardana (Sri Krishna), if you think that knowledge is superior to action, why are you asking me to engage in this horrible action? II3.1II

Your teaching confuses...

November 27, 2017

Acknowledgements, Translation Notes, and Vocabulary Notes

Chapter 4

YOGA OF THE SURRENDER OF ACTION IN KNOWLEDGE 

JNAANA-KARMA SANNYAASA YOGA

Sri Krishna Bhagavan speaks:

I imparted this imperishable knowledge to the Sun God (Vivasvaan) who taught it to Manu. Manu transmit...

November 26, 2017

Acknowledgements, Translation Notes, and Vocabulary Notes

Chapter 5

YOGA OF TRUE RENUNCIATION–KARMA SANNYAASA YOGA

Arjuna speaks:

Tell me conclusively, which is better–renunciation of action or performance of action? II5.1II

Sri Krishna Bhagavan speaks:

Both the renunciation...

November 25, 2017

Acknowledgements, Translation Notes, and Vocabulary Notes

Chapter 6

YOGA OF MEDITATION–AATMA SAMYAMYA YOGA

Sri Krishna Bhagavan speaks:

He is a sannyaasi and a yogi who performs his duties without depending on the fruits of the action; (he is not a sannyaasi or a yogi) who...

November 24, 2017

Acknowledgements, Translation Notes, and Vocabulary Notes

Chapter 7

YOGA OF KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM–JNAANA-VIGJNAANA YOGA

Sri Krishna Bhagavan speaks:

When your mind is focused on Me, practicing the teaching and taking refuge in Me, listen to how you will without doubt know M...

November 23, 2017

Acknowledgements, Translation Notes, and Vocabulary Notes

Chapter 8

YOGA OF IMPERISHABLE BRAHMAN–AKSHARA BRAHMA YOGA

Arjuna speaks: (referring to the last two verses of Chapter 7)

What is Brahman? What is adhyaatma? What is karma, Purushottama (the best among men, Sri Kris...

November 22, 2017

Acknowledgements, Translation Notes, and Vocabulary Notes

Chapter 9

YOGA OF THE ROYAL KNOWLEDGE AND THE ROYAL SECRET 

RAAJA-VIDYA RAAJA-GUHYA YOGA

Sri Krishna Bhagavan speaks:

To you who does not find fault, I will declare this greatest secret which is knowledge (indirect...