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Thursday, 24 December 2020



 Read   Bhagavad Gita with in-depth and easy to understand commentary by Swami Mukundananda. Practice the philosophy of life and the spiritual essence of the Bhagavad Gita in a very practical and systematic way.

In this authentic commentary, Swami Mukundananda Sfatiki reveals the original meaning of the verses with clear clarity and complete logic. Adopting a comprehensive and holistic approach that has not yet been attempted, it combines its objectives with parables and real-life examples to make the teachings easier to understand and apply in everyday life.

He quotes primarily from all the Vedic scriptures and many other sacred texts, from the window of the Bhagavad Gita, to open up a curious view to help us see the whole truth.

Unable to cope with the immediate problem, Arjuna approached Lord Krishna for treatment to alleviate the pain he was experiencing. Shri Krishna not only advised him about his immediate problem, but decided to give an in-depth discourse on the philosophy of life. Therefore, the purpose of the Bhagavad Gita is, above all, to impart theology, the science of God-realization.

The Bhagavad Gita is not content to provide a high philosophical understanding; It also describes clear cut techniques for implementing his spiritual teachings for everyday life. These techniques of applying the science of spirituality to our lives are known as "yoga". Therefore, the Bhagavad Gita is also called "Yoga Shastra", which means the practice of yoga.

Inexperienced spiritual seekers often distinguish spirituality from spiritual life; Something in the back is throbbing like something to be achieved. But the Bhagavad Gita makes no such distinction, and aims to sanctify every aspect of human life in this world itself. Thus, all its eleven chapters have been designated as different types of yoga, as they deal with methods for applying spiritual knowledge in practical life.

The Bhagavad Gita or the song of the Lord was revealed at the inauguration of the epic battle of the Mahabharata by Lord Krishna. The decisive battle between the two groups of cousins, the Kauravas and the Pandavas, was to begin on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Details of the reasons that led to such a massive war; Introduction - given under the establishment of Bhagavad Gita.

The Bhagavad Gita is primarily a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna. However, the first chapter begins with a dialogue between King Dhritarashtra and his minister Sanjay. Dhritarashtra could not leave his palace at Hastinapur due to being blind, but was eager to know the journey to the battlefield.

Sanjay was a writer and disciple of Shiva Ved Vyas, the epic Mahabharata and many other Hindu scriptures. Ved Shiva Veda Vyas had the mystery of seeing and hearing events happening in distant places. He gave Sanjay the miraculous power of distant vision. So, Sanjay could see and hear, who stood on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, and gave him the first hand even though the king was in the palace of Dhritarashtra.

The two armies had gathered on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, ready to fight a battle that was inevitable. Yet, in this verse, King Dhritarashtra asked Sanjay, what do his sons and his brother Pandu’s sons do on the battlefield? It was clear he would fight, so why did he ask such a question?




The blind king Dhritarashtra's fondness for his sons clouded his spiritual wisdom and diverted him from the path of virtue. He had usurped the kingdom of Hastinapur from the rightful heirs; Pandavas, sons of his brother Pandu. Feeling guilty for the injustice done to his nephews, his end conscience worries him about the outcome of this war.

The words in Dharma Kritra, the land of Dharam (virtuous behavior) used by Dhritarashtra, show the confusion he feels. In Shatapath Brahman, Kurukshetra is described as Kurukshetra Dev Yajnam, the details of Vedic textbook rituals. It means "Kurukshetra is the sacrificial field of the celestial deities." Therefore, it was considered a sacred land that nurtured religion.

Dhritarashtra feared that the Holy Land might influence the minds of his sons. If it incites the faculty of discrimination, they will stop killing their cousins ​​and negotiate a conflict. Peaceful reconciliation meant that the Pandavas would remain an obstacle for them. He resented these prospects and chose to move on. He was uncertain about the outcome of the war, though he wanted to determine the fate of his sons. So, he asked Sanjay about the activities of the two armies on the battlefield.

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