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Srimad Bhagavad Gita or Gitopanishad is considered to be the essence of all Upanishads instructed to Arjuna by Shri Krishna on the battle field of Kurukshetra during the Mahabharata war.

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"Peace is reserved for the worthy....if Adharma wants war, Dharma will give it war!" is this quote from the Gita or any other Hindu Scriptures?

"PEACE IS RESERVED ONLY FOR WORTHY. WHEN YOU OFFER PEACE TO EVIL, IT THROWS IT RIGHT BACK. IF ADHARMA WANTS WAR, DHARMA WILL GIVE IT WAR!" I have seen this quote on the internet often ...
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Is Vaishya a dwija caste?

Is Vaishaya a dwija (twice born) caste ? If Vaishayas are dwija (twice born) then why does Gita put them in the same category as that of women and shudras ? Gita 9:32 O son of Prtha, those who take ...
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Meaning of Gita chapter 5 verse 13

Source Gita chapter 5 verse 13 sarva-karmå√i manaså sannyasyåste sukhaµ vaçî nava-dvåre pure dehî naiva kurvan na kårayan TRANSLATION: By mentally renouncing all actions, a sense-controlled living ...
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Do our scriptures say anything about how to deal with an abusive parent?

Namaskaram, I am aware that our scriptures tell us to respect our parents. But what should one do is his/her father is totally horrible as a human being, who keeps on abusing and exploiting his family ...
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what type of attachment ? GITA chapter 5 verse 11

Source Gita chapter 5 verse 11 kāyena manasā buddhyā kevalair indriyair api yoginaḥ karma kurvanti saṅgaṁ tyaktvātma-śhuddhaye Meaning: The yogis, while giving up attachment, perform actions with ...
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What are the types of Bhakti-Yoga?

I wanted to know what types of Bhakti-Yoga are, and the appropriate one for me to follow and worship Sriman Narayana, as I love him very much. Jaya Bhagavan
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why lord Krishna says karm yog is superior to karm sanyās?Gita Verse 2 chapter 5

Source GITA chapter 5 verse 2 śhrī bhagavān uvācha sannyāsaḥ karma-yogaśh cha niḥśhreyasa-karāvubhau tayos tu karma-sannyāsāt karma-yogo viśhiṣhyate Meaning: The Supreme Lord said: Both the path ...
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Is Dharma of all people different ? How to know one's own dharma with precison?

Perhaps dharma of all people are different . It is indicated in this verse of Gita - BG 18.47 — Faulty Swa-Dharma is better than well performed Para-Dharma ; Naturally prescribed performance of ...
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Did Hanumanji listen to the Bhagavad Gita?Did He “require” the essence of the Bhagavad Gita as such?

It is known that Hanumanji placed himself on the flag of Arjuna’s chariot during the Kurukshetra war;if so,Did Hanumanji also listen to the Bhagavad Gita?
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Which texts are infallible and inerrant?

The Vedas must be infallible, as they were authored by God, or by rishis under the inspiration of God, who is the “Truth of Truth”. Therefore every passage of the Vedas is true, whether literally or ...
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what is the meaning of defective duty?

source Chapter 3 verse 35 śhreyān swa-dharmo viguṇaḥ para-dharmāt sv-anuṣhṭhitāt swa-dharme nidhanaṁ śhreyaḥ para-dharmo bhayāvahaḥ Meaning:One's own duty [Customary or scripturally ordained ...
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Why is the repression word used in verse 33 Gita chapter 3?

Source Gita Chapter 3 verse 33. sadṛiśhaṁ cheṣhṭate svasyāḥ prakṛiter jñānavān api prakṛitiṁ yānti bhūtāni nigrahaḥ kiṁ kariṣhyati Meaning : Even a wise man acts according to his nature. All ...
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What verse of Bhagavat Gita, according to scholars explicitly favour Advaitic interpretation?

Everyone knows that the Bhagavat Gita has been interpreted according to various Vedantic schools of Dvaita, Vishishtadvaita and Advaita etc. There are some verses which are explicitly dualisitc which ...
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Is Bramacharya necessary for spiritual advancement?

Is there any scriptural representation showing that Bramacharya is necessary for spiritual advancement ? How is Bramacharya helpful?
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How can Arjuna undergo 'viswa rupa darshan' if he is a part of universe?

Arjuna undergoes 'Vishwa Roopa darshan' (realizing cosmic form) of Krishna in Chapter 11: Viśhwarūp Darśhan Yog of Bagavath Geetha with the grace of Krishna. There Arjun could see the totality of the ...
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What 'guna' mean in 'Guna atheetha'?

The following is a name in Lalitha sahastranaama Guna atheetha She who is beyond properties I want to know what exactly Guna means in this name. Does it stands for property or related to three Gunas:...
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What is the meaning of Srimad Bhagvad Gita 3.26?

I have some confusion in Gita chapter 3, Verse 26. Source na buddhibhedaṃ janayedajñānāṃ karmasaṅginām joṣayetsarvakarmāṇi vidvānyuktaḥ samācaran Meaning:Let no wise-man unsettle the minds of ...
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How to pursue Full-time position as a teacher in any universities for teaching Bhagavad Gita? [closed]

I'm interested in teaching and love studying Gita and similar Vedic scriptures. Is there any way to pursue a full-time position as a teacher in any universities or colleges for teaching Bhagavad Gita ...
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Proof of past eternity of souls in Vedas and Upanishads

The past eternity of souls, that is, the concept that souls have always existed from eternity is clearly well attested in Bhagavat Gita न त्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपाः | न चैव न भविष्याम: ...
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Why Hindu is not connected to other hindu but Every Hindu is connected with Lord Kirshna?

People claim that only Hindu stand against the Hindu and the hindus are always connected to Lord Krishna but not with each other. They are never together but they all are one united with God Krishna ...
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Krishna's time with gopis and Bhagavad Gita verses 3.21-23

Even though I am a great devotee of Sri Krishna,It has always been troublesome for me to understand Rasa Lila and Sri Krishna's relation with Gopikas. Some were even married. Sukhadeva's explaination ...
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Summarized Srimada Bhagavad Geeta verses

I belong to a Hindu family where my family members read Srimada Bhagvad Geeta. I tried to read it but it has long pages with 'shlokas' and all. Whenever I start to read I'm never able to carry on much....
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How valid are these words of Arjuna in discouraging inter-caste marriages of 'contemporary' times?

Consider the following words by Arjuna in Bagavath Geetha. यद्यप्येते न पश्यन्ति लोभोपहतचेतस: | कुलक्षयकृतं दोषं मित्रद्रोहे च पातकम् || 38|| कथं न ज्ञेयमस्माभि: पापादस्मान्निवर्तितुम् | कुलक्षयकृतं ...
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What is the true meaning of Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities

In verse 2.47 Lord Krishna says Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities. So according to this verse if Person A kills Person B then person A, is not the cause of person B's ...
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Why does Krishna say he is the Ganga among rivers, when, as Parabrahman, he is ALL rivers? [duplicate]

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/10/verse/31 पवन: पवतामस्मि राम: शस्त्रभृतामहम् | झषाणां मकरश्चास्मि स्रोतसामस्मि जाह्नवी || 31|| BG 10.31: Amongst purifiers, I am the wind, and amongst ...
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How does Krishna clarify the ambiguity Arjuna perceived in Bhagavad Gita chapter 3 verses 1-2?

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/3/verse/1-2 अर्जुन उवाच | ज्यायसी चेत्कर्मणस्ते मता बुद्धिर्जनार्दन | तत्किं कर्मणि घोरे मां नियोजयसि केशव || 1|| व्यामिश्रेणेव वाक्येन बुद्धिं मोहयसीव मे | ...
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Why does Krishna say worshipers of other deities do not reach him, although they are also only worshiping him indirectly?

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/9/verse/23 येऽप्यन्यदेवता भक्ता यजन्ते श्रद्धयान्विता: | तेऽपि मामेव कौन्तेय यजन्त्यविधिपूर्वकम् || 23|| BG 9.23: O son of Kunti, even those devotees who ...
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Is Krishna presenting Swarga versus enjoyment of worldly pleasures as "win-win" alternatives to Arjuna if he were to fight?

https://www.holy-bhagavad-gita.org/chapter/2/verse/37 हतो वा प्राप्स्यसि स्वर्गं जित्वा वा भोक्ष्यसे महीम् | तस्मादुत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चय: || 37|| BG 2.37: If you fight, you will either ...
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What is the meaning of organ of action?

Source verse 7 yas tvindriyāṇi manasā niyamyārabhate ’rjuna karmendriyaiḥ karma-yogam asaktaḥ sa viśhiṣhyate The one who controls the senses by the mind and intellect, and engages the organs of ...
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Kaam is one of Prusarth but In Gita Krishna consider it as gateway to hell . How?

Kaam is of 4 Purusarth namely Dharma ,Artha , Kaam and Moksha. Gita 16:21 There are three gateways to the hell of self-destruction for the soul. These are Kaam, anger, and greed. Therefore one should ...
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Wouldn’t life had been better if one suffers his prarabdh karma in the same life time [closed]

I am aware of the three types of karmas. But wouldn’t the creation be better if the beings experience their prarabdh karma in the same life time instead of the next life? Maybe in that way everyone ...
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The source of the saying Smruthi changes with time?

I have heard this so many times by the word of mouth and read it many times, from sources I can't remember, that Shruthi remains constant but Smruthi changes with time. What is the source of this? ...
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Sankhya vs Advaitha

Can anyone please list out most common misconceptions between them? Are they same? View on division of parbrahamn? View on aatma? Which is the right one according to the Gita?
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Where this statement "I know how to control the universe" Mentioned in Bhagvad Gita?

In which Slok of Bhagvad Gita , Supreame Lord Krishna said that "I know how to control the universe?" . I suspected that he said something different from that but not exactly that Statement ...
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The Best method for attaining Krishna

In every Yoga of the Bhagvad Gita (especially from the Gitas I hear or read), Lord Krishna prescribes the superiority of that Yoga over the others. Which one is the best one in reality? Or is there ...
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What is the Sankhya view on creation?

Why was the cosmic delusion created? Why does it exist? Why was parabrahma partitioned into nature and man?
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Relation between Modern Physics and Hinduism

I have been reading Parahamansa Yogananda's book for some time and I have noticed some relation between String theory, modern physics and Spirituality (sankhya yoga). We say in Sankhya yoga that we ...
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How the balance of Trigunas were determined for the first birth?

If the inclinations of the previous birth or actions cause the balance of Sattva, Tamas and Rajas Gunas, then how was the first birth's balance determined? Pure chance? So do all possible copies of ...
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When the soul does Dharma or Karma, does the intellect rise or the consciousness level?

It is given that the soul is ever still, non moving, constant and the same eternal every time. SO when the soul does dharma or karmas to uplift consciousness, does the human intellect rise or the ...
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can there be any philosophical interpretation of story of Menaka and Vishwamitra?

According to the story, Indra tried to lure vishwamitra, now the question arises is that, why a god and almighty like Indra became afraid of a sage, even with all his learned powers, the sage can not ...
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Does the soul have thinking power?

Does the soul have thinking power? Or all the experiences are stored as latent memory that later builds karmic tendencies, the phase transition point for them being Self Realization?
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On the nature of Krishna

I want to know whether Lord Krishna was a realized person but at birth born like us normal creatures (because he says many times that=he was aware of the divine nature of the soul and his previous ...
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Reference that details BG verse 15.13

Bhagavad Gita verse 15.13 says, puṣhṇāmi chauṣhadhīḥ sarvāḥ somo bhūtvā rasātmakaḥ Plants (aushadhihi) are sustained(nourished) by moon. Any reference that details this phenomenon ?
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The Akshaya Patra's legend in the Mahabharata

Akshaya Patra Akshaya Patra As per the Wikipedia, the Akshaya Patra was handed by King Surya to Yudhishthir. Why not to Arjuna, Bheem, Sahadev & Nukul? Is it because Yudhishthir was the eldest ...
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What happens to those who keep lying using God/Mother promises?

I have witnessed many people who try to escape always by keeping God Swear, Mother swear in tough situations. This is not just once, it is their habit of keeping it and has no value/worth on it. They ...
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Growing animals and killing for food is not a sin?

I have heard a lot about the killing of animals as a sin. Some say it's a food cycle that can be justified. But why one should grow to kill that in unconditional ways? A normal chicken growth takes ...
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Was Sri Krishna actually “unable” to repeat the Gita,what’s the Vaishnav/Shaiva stance on this? [duplicate]

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=90RFARD8Rfk&list=PLoKnMdfD1SWLFMIDJojhUTHHIuEQ9esAT&index=14 2:24-2:43 Above is the basis of my question.If this is actually true,then does it mean Sri Krishna ...
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What is meant by "Doing work without thinking about the Fruit of activity"?

After reading Bhagvad Geeta, one common thing which I learned is "Doing work without thinking of Fruit of your activity". But it is really difficult to understand the meaning of it because ...
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Why is the Spine so important in spiritual activity?

I am currently reading God talks to Arjuna, by Paramahansa Yogananda, and I find the knowledge of chakras and the body very confusing, especially the importance of spine. What is it that makes the ...
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Whose Vishwaroop did Arjuna actually see?

It is common knowledge/understanding that Lord Krishna showed the Vishwaroopa to Arjuna on his request. A video (1:23-1:59) says that it is Lord Shiva who showed the Vishwaroop. What is the actual ...
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