Item Code: IDK177
by Swami SivanandaPaperback (Edition: 2008)
The Divine Life Society
Language: (Text, Word-To-Word Meaning, Translation
Size: 8.9" X 5.8"
Weight of the Book: 830 gms
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The Bhagavad Gita has been acclaimed to be a gospel of life. It has been translated into almost all the languages and has drawn the attention of scholars, saints and mystics, the world over. The importance of the Bhagavad Gita is in its offering satisfactory solutions to the problems that beset mankind of all times. His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj is one of the great exponents of the philosophy, religion and the technique of the Bhagavad Gita system, and his commentary is regarded as one of the most authoritative expositions available.
This work originally appeared, in the early days of the Divine Life Society, as a series in six parts, published separately, which later on, was combined into a single volume and released for the benefit of the students of Yoga. Having passed through several editions, it is now once again being made available to the public, after it ran out of print some time ago. It has been our endeavour to bring out this edition in as neat a form as possible, which, we are confident, will meet the demands of students as well as the public in general, in an appreciable manner.
From the Jacket
The Bhagavadgita is one phase of the Tripod of Indian philosophy and culture, the other two phases being the Upanishads and the Brahmasutras. While the Upanishads lay the foundation of the loftiest reach possible for humanity and the Brahmasutras logically elucidate the intricate issues involved in the Upanishads, the Bhagavadgita blends together the Transcendent and the Immanent features of the Ultimate Reality, bringing together into an integrated whole knowledge and action, the inner and the outer, the individual and the society, man and God, all which are portrayed as facets of a Universal Operation, presenting entire life and all life as a perfectly complete organic wholeness, leaving nothing unsaid and attempting to solve every problems of life.
Scanning of colour illustrations and jacket cover design, and the negative films of this book are by courtesy of Sri S.P. Jain, M/s J. Samanta.
Back of the Book
Born on the 8th September, 1887, in the illustrious family of Sage Appayya Dikshita and several other renowned saints and savants, Sri Swami Sivananda had a natural flair for a life devoted to the study and practice of Vedanta. Added to this was an inborn eagerness to serve all and an innate feeling of unity with all mankind.
His passion for service drew him to the medical career; and soon he gravitated to where he thought that his service was most needed. Malaya claimed him. He had earlier been editing a Health Journal and wrote extensively on health problems. He discovered that people needed right knowledge most of all; dissemination of that knowledge he espoused as his own mission.
It was divine dispensation and the blessing of God upon mankind that the doctor of body and mind renounced his career and took to a life of renunciation to qualify himself for ministering to the soul of man. He settled down at Rishikesh in 1924, practiced intense austerities and shone as a great Yogi, saint, sage and Jivanmukta.
In 1932 he started the Sivanandashram. In 1936 was born The Divine Life Society. In 1948 the Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy was organized. Dissemination of spiritual knowledge and training of people in Yoga and Vedanta were their aim and object. In 1950 he undertook a lightning tour of India and Ceylon. In 1953 he convened a 'World Parliament of Religions'. He is the author of over 300 volumes and has disciples all over the world, belonging to all nationalities, religions and creeds. To read his works is to drink at the Fountain of Wisdom Supreme. On 14th July, 1963 he entered Mahasamadhi.
|Prayer to Bhagavan Vyasa||viii|
|Prayer to the Guru||viii|
|Prayer to Lord Sri Krishna||ix|
|Glory of the Gita||xi|
|Guide for Study||xiv|
|Harmony in the Gita||xv|
|The Two Ways||xvii|
|Reconciliation of the Paths||xviii|
|Essence of the Gita||xix|
|Solution for Conflicting Verses||xxv|
|I||The Yoga of the Despondency of Arjuna||3|
|III||The Yoga of Action||57|
|IV||The Yoga of the Division of Wisdom||80|
|V||The Yoga of Renunciation of Action||104|
|VI||The Yoga of Meditation||122|
|VII||The Yoga of Wisdom and Realisation||156|
|VIII||The Yoga of the Imperishable Brahman||176|
|IX||The Yoga of the Kingly Science and the Kingly Secret||200|
|X||The Yoga of the Divine Glories||232|
|XI||The Yoga of the Vision of the Cosmic Form||260|
|XII||The Yoga of Devotion||295|
|XIII||The Yoga of the Distinction between the Field and the Knower of the Field||313|
|XIV||The Yoga of the Division of the Three Gunas||355|
|XV||The Yoga of the Supreme Spirit||379|
|XVI||The Yoga of the Division between the Divine and the Demoniacal||406|
|XVII||The Yoga of the Division of the Threefold Faith||433|
|XVIII||The Yoga of Liberation by Renunciation||460|
|1||The Lord's Commandments in the Gita||525|
|2||To Aid Remembrance||530|
|1||Index to Slokas||542|
|2||Index to Subjects||572|