Bhagvat Gita Essay

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02. Bhagavad-gétä As It Is, with Audio Reviews(1) Chapter(2) 1 - Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kurukñetra • Translations 1-46(3) Chapter(4) 2 - Contents of the Gétä Summarized • Translations 1-72(5) Chapter(6) 3 - Karma Yoga • Translations 1-43(7) Chapter(8) 4 - Transcendental Knowledge • Translations 1-42(9) Chapter(10) 5 - Karma-yoga-Action in Kåñëa Consciousness • Translations 1-29(11) Chapter(12) 6 - Dhyäna-yoga • Translations 1-47(13) Chapter(14) 7 - Knowledge of the Absolute • Translations 1-30(15) Chapter(16) 8 - Attaining the Supreme • Translations 1-28(17) Chapter(18) 9 - The Most Confidential Knowledge • Translations 1-34(19) Chapter(20) 10 - The Opulence of the Absolute • Translations 1-42(21) 1 Chapter(22) 11 - The Universal Form • Translations 1-55(23) Chapter(24) 12 - Devotional Service • Translations 1-20(25) Chapter(26) 13 - Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness • Translations 1-35(27) Chapter(28) 14 - The Three Modes of Material Nature • Translations 1-27(29) Chapter(30) 15 - The Yoga of the Supreme Person • Translations 1-20(31) Chapter(32) 16 - The Divine and Demoniac Natures • Translations 1-24(33) Chapter(34) 17 - The Divisions of Faith • Translations 1-28(35) Chapter(36) 18 - Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation • Translations 1-78(37) Setting the Scene Although widely published and read by itself, Bhagavad-gétä originally appears as an episode in the Mahäbhärata, the epic Sanskrit history of the ancient world. The Mahäbhärata tells of events leading up to the present Age of Kali. It was at the beginning of this age, some fifty centuries ago, that Lord Kåñëa spoke Bhagavad-gétä to His friend and devotee Arjuna. Their discourse—one of the greatest philosophical and religious dialogues known to man—took place just before the onset of war, a great fratricidal conflict between the hundred sons of Dhåtaräñöra and on the

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