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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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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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Where exactly is the Bhagavad Geeta quote that the "ultimate aim of life is to attain moksha" found?

I regularly watch the Bhagavad Geeta on CD, there, Lord Krishna says that the ultimate goal of human life is to attain Moksha, but man is trapped in temptations, attachment, greed and that's why he ...
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What is the meaning of "night for all living beings and day for all living beings"?

Source: BG 2.69: yå niçå sarva-bhütånåµ tasyåµ jågarti saµyamî yasyåµ jågrati bhütåni så niçå paçyato mune˙ TRANSLATION: That which is day for the self-controlled sage is night for all living ...
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Is inter-caste marriage esssential for producing of Varna-Sankara? Do corrupt women produce Varna-Sankara?

Gita 1:40 (Arjun says) From the predominance of sin , O Krishna, women become corrupt , and then O descendant of Vrishni, cross-breeds are born. Above verse of Gita indicates that when women become ...
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How can one attain divine grace while enjoying/using the sense pleasure or sense object?

Source råga-dveßa-vimuktais tu vißayån indriyaiç caran åtma-vaçyair vidheyåtmå prasådam adhigacchati TRANSLATION: However, one who can control his mind and senses, and is free from both attachment and ...
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Is our next destination (next birth or heaven/hell) determined by our last moment of death?

Many people say that our next destination ( next birth , heaven/hell or moksha) determined by what we think at the last moment of our death . Even in Bhagvad Gita it is written whosoever thinks of ...
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Interpretation of the word tyaktajīvitāḥ in Sanskrit

I am currently listening to some discourses on the Bhagavad Gita. Today I was learning the meaning of BG 1.9: अन्ये च बहव: शूरा मदर्थे त्यक्तजीविता: | नानाशस्त्रप्रहरणा: सर्वे युद्धविशारदा: || 9|| I ...
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what is the meaning of threefold miseries?

Chapter 2 -- Verse 56 source Verse: duhkhesv anudvigna-manah sukhesu vigata-sprhah vita-raga-bhaya-krodhah sthita-dhir munir ucyate Translation: "One who is not disturbed in mind even amidst the ...
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what is the meaning of this statement'' dispassion for what has to be heard and what has been heard.''(Gita chapter 2 verse 52)

Gita chapter 2 verse 52:- yadā te moha-kalilaṁ buddhir vyatitariṣhyati tadā gantāsi nirvedaṁ śhrotavyasya śhrutasya cha source :https://bhagavadgita.io/chapter/2/verse/52/ Meaning :When your mind ...
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What are the best websites/books/ translations of works of Vallabhacharya and Shuddhādvaita?

I want translations of works of Vallabhacharya, and Pushti Maarg such as the Gita bhashya and Bhagwat Purana Bhashya in Hindi/English. Along with that what are the best websites to learn about Rudra ...
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Lord krishna said "Tejah of the moon is from me"? What is mean by that?

I've read this answer in which lord krishna say "I m the light of sun and moon" which is justify in grammatical way. But I've read another verse , in which lord krishna said Tejah from the ...
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Difference between asmita and ahankara?

Maharṣi Patañjali has written in the third sutra of the sādhana-pāda of his book Yoga-darśana avidyā-’smitā-rāga-dveṣābhiniveśāḥ pañca-kleśāḥ` Translation ignorance (avidyā), false-ego (asmitā), ...
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What is the meaning of intelligence being many branched?

I was reading ISKON Gita Verse 41 chapter 2 vyavasayatmika buddhir ekeha kuru-nandana bahu-sakha hy anantas ca buddhayo 'vyavasayinam It is written that Those who are on this path are resolute in ...
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what is the difference between karma yoga and Sankhya Yoga?

एकं सांख्यं च योगं च य: पश्यति स पश्यति । Meaning by google translation: Karma yogis also reach the same place which is attained by the wise. Therefore the person who sees (as a result) of Sankhya ...
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what is the deep meaning of chapter 2 verse 28 Gita?

Gita chapter 2 verse 28: avyaktadini bhutani vyakta-madhyani bharata avyakta-nidhanany eva tatra ka paridevana Can anybody explain the meaning of this verse in detail?
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Is there any merit to the claim the Gita was written as a repsonse to Buddhism? [closed]

Ambedkar, author of the Indian Constitution, was a student of theology, approaching it from his lower caste experience. He argued that the Gita was compiled as a philosophical defense of Hinduism for ...
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What did Adi shankara tell about jagat in bhashya granthas?

Many people talk about jagat which is mentioned in prakarana grantha. I would like to know what Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya has said about jagat in bhashya granthas like Brahma Sutra bhashya, ...
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Are there any classifications of death

I wish to know if death has classifications and what type of death is the best amongst those classifications
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Why Krishna is specifying woman, Vaishyas and Sudras in Sloka 9.32 of Bhagavad Gita regarding attening Supream Goal? [duplicate]

Bhagavat Gita 9.32 Translation māḿ hi pārtha vyapāśrityaye ’pi syuḥ pāpa-yonayaḥstriyo vaiśyās tathā śūdrāste ’pi yānti parāḿ gatim Arjuna, women, Vaisyas (members of the tradingand agriculturist ...
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