Literary Collections

Essays on the Gita

Author: Sri Aurobindo

Publisher: Lotus Press

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 588

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A masterly exposition of the pre-eminent Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita. It was after reading these essays, in particular, that in the 1930's President Wilson's daughter went to Sri Aurobindo and devoted her life - receiving the name Nishtha via his vision in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry. Index.
Bhagavadgītā

Essays on the Gita

Author: Sri Aurobindo

Publisher: SriAurobindoAshram Publication Dept

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Category: Bhagavadgītā

Page: 594

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An exposition of the spiritual philosophy and method of self-discipline of the Bhagavad Gita. Almost all spiritual problems have been briefly but deeply dealt with in the Gita , Sri Aurobindo remarked to a disciple, and I have tried to bring all that out fully in the Essays . In his estimation the Gita is a great work of spiritual synthesis, for it built a harmony between the three great means and powers, Love, Knowledge and Works, through which the soul of man can directly approach and cast itself into the Eternal. Our object in studying the Gita , Sri Aurobindo wrote, will not be a scholastic or academical scrutiny of its thought, nor to place its philosophy in the history of metaphysical speculation, nor shall we deal with it in the manner of the analytical dialectician. We approach it for help and light and our aim must be to distinguish its essential and living message, that in it on which humanity has to seize for its perfection and its highest spiritual welfare. Contents: Our Demand and Need from the Gita; The Divine Teacher, The Core of the Teaching; Man and the Battle of Life; Sankhya and Yoga; Equality and Knowledge; Above the Gunas; The Supreme Secret; etc. Subjects: Indology, Philosophy, Yoga.
Bhagavadgītā

The Being and the Becoming

Author: Rohit Mehta

Publisher: Auromere Books

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Category: Bhagavadgītā

Page: 116

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Lectures delivered under the auspices of Maniben Rambhai Amin Charitable Trust and Rambhai Nathabhai Amin Public Charitable Trust in Ahmedabad, 1973.
Philosophy

Readings in Sri Aurobindo's Essays on the Gita Volume 2

Author: Santosh Krinsky

Publisher: Lotus Press

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 536

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The Gita, which is older than the New Testament, is one of the most widely read books in the world, honored by a number of great thinkers in all countries, and the subject of much renewed interest in modern times. Santosh highlights key revevant points of Aurobindos Essays on the Gita, explains them and reveals their depth and implications today. Each of his well chosen selections and lucid comments constitutes a luminous doorway into the heart of the Gita and the consciousness of Krishna, as well as into the mind of Yogi Aurobindo.
Bhagavadgītā

The Social Role of the Gita

Author: Satya P. Agarwal

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

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Category: Bhagavadgītā

Page: 473

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The present work is a new perspective on the Bhagavad-Gita, supported by through research, for it focuses attention on the social relevance of this famous Hindu scripture. Part 1 provides a penetrating analysis of how new interpretations of the Gita palyed a significant role in the social history of India during the ninteenth and twentieth centuries. The illustrative material consists of five case studies relating to : Raja Rammohun Roy, Swami Vivekananda, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Aurobindo Ghose and Mahatma Gandhi. Part II expalins how the social applications of the Gita are linked with its most important teaching for the modern age, viz.,Loksamgraha- the good of the society. Lokasamgraha is a sanskrit term occurring in the Gita but not in Upanishads and a modern interpretation of the lokasamgraha-approach is the inculcation of social values and a sense of social responsibility in each individual.