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The original Sanskrit verses and
(word for word translated) of the
Mahâbhârata, Bhîshma Parva ch. 23-40.

with comments taken from the writings of



 

 

 

 

Gîtâ is the Messenger of God.
Gîtâ is the Universal Mother.
Gîtâ is the means for man to cross the ocean of life.
Gîtâ is the support for all spiritual seekers.

 

Contents

 

   

Preface 

Chapter 1-6: KARMA YOGA, THE YOGA OF PERFECT ACTION
The individual soul realizes itself the Original Soul through action. 

Chapter 1 - The Yoga of Dejection
'On the confrontation with the necessity to fight'  -
Arjuna Vishâdha Yoga

Chapter 2a - The Yoga of Analytic Knowledge 
'On the knowledge of the soul'  - Sânkhya Yoga

Chapter 2b - The Yoga of Analytic Knowledge
'On the results of labor' - Sânkhya Yoga

Chapter 3 - The Yoga of Action
'On mastering the intelligence'  -
Karma Yoga

Chapter 4 - The Yoga of Knowledge
'On sacrificing' - Jñâna Yoga

Chapter 5 - The Yoga of Work in Detachment
'About the reality of detachment' - Karma Sannyâsa Yoga

Chapter 6 - The Yoga of Meditation
'About the nature of yoga and reincarnation' -
Âtmâ Samyamana Yoga

Chapter 7-12: BHAKTI YOGA, THE YOGA OF DEVOTION 
The individual soul realizes itself the Original Soul through devotion

Chapter 7 - The Yoga of Wisdom
'About knowing and realizing oneself' -
Vijñâna Yoga

Chapter 8 - The Yoga of the Imperishable Spirit
'About salvation' -
Akshara Parabrahma Yoga

Chapter 9 - The Yoga of Confidentiality
'On the confidential of knowledge' -
Râja Vidya Râja Guhya Yoga

Chapter 10 - The Yoga of His Opulence
'On His Identity' - Vibhuti Yoga

Chapter 11 - The Yoga of the Universal Form
'On the confrontation with the complete of His reality'  -
Vishvarûpa Yoga

Chapter 12 - The Yoga of Devotion 
'On fixing oneself on the ultimate of perfection' -
Bhakti Yoga

Chapter 13-18: BHAKTI YOGA, THE YOGA OF DEVOTION 
The individual soul realizes itself the Original Soul through knowledge

Chapter 13 - The Yoga of Discrimination
'On the difference between the knower and the known' - Kshetra Kshetrajña Yoga

Chapter 14 - The Yoga of the Three Modes of Nature
'On the inherent qualities of material nature' - Gunatraya Vibhâga Yoga

Chapter 15 - The Yoga of the Supreme Person
'About the realization of the characteristics, virtue and glory of God' - Purushottamah Prâpti Yoga

Chapter 16 - The Yoga of Discriminating the qualities of the enlightened and the unenlightened
'About the qualities of the divine and the godless' -
Dhaivâsura Sampad Vibhâga Yoga

Chapter 17 - The Yoga of the Threefold Division of Faith
'About the nature of each type of food intake, austerity and sacrifice' - Sraddâtharaya Vibhâga Yoga

Chapter 18a - The Yoga of liberation through Renunciation
'About renunciation and its threefold nature' -
Moksha Sannyâsa Yoga

Chapter 18b - The Yoga of liberation through Renunciation
'About renunciation (its threefold nature) and its service with the divisions of society as the ultimate of liberation' -
Moksha Sannyâsa Yoga

Quotes on Lord Krishna by Bhagavân Baba

Other Links on Bhagavad-Gîtâ 

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"Remember, that the Bhagavad Gîtâ, the Bible, the Koran, and the Granth Sahib and other holy scriptures are not intended for "Paarayana" - mere recitation. They are meant for Aacharana - practice. It is not a sign of bhakti - devotion, if one memorises all the 700 verses of the Gîtâ or gives learned commentaries thereon. It is only a proof of ostentation. Today what the world needs are men of action - Aachara Maanavas, and not men of words in human form - Aakara Manaavas."
Bhagavân Sathya Sai Baba

 

Direction to the writing, transliteration and pronunciation of Sanskrit for these pages:

Where originally a -  was used above the a, u en i-letters is now written â (a^). Behind the t and an s with a dot below is placed an h. The s with a ´ above gets an ' besides it.

Pronunciation:

Vowel: a as in but;  â as in far but held twice as long as a; e as in they; i as in pin; î as in pique but held twice as long as i; o as in go;  u as in push; û as in rule but held twice as long as u.

Consonants: c as tsj; j as dj; y as in yell, consonants followed by an h are to be aspirated (breathed with: b-h, d-h, k-h, p-h); consonants as th en d are pronounced with the tip of the tongue against the palate; s' as in the german word sprechen and sh as in shine; ah with a final h (originally with a dot below) consonant as in aha and with ih like ihi.

Accent: no strong accentuation of syllables or pausing between words in a line, only a flowing of short and long syllables. Long are: â, e, î, o, û, ai, au; or when followed by two or more consonants (thus is Krishna pronounced as Krisjna).    

    

          

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