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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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Has anyone translated Commentary of Vallabhacharya on Gita?

There must be a commentary of Shree Vallabhacharya on Shree Gita as part of his Prasthatrayi. I was told that it's called Tatvarth Deepika. I could find its Sanskrit version online. But I could not ...
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How jnana marga works?

I wonder a person who did bad deeds can attain liberation through Jnana marga. Jnana marga irrespective of their good or bad Karma should attain moksha otherwise it will become karma marga then that ...
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Does Hinduism advocate middle path?

Does Hinduism advocate middle path ? Is it advisable to avoid extremes and take middle path in deciding what is dharma, what is not ?
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Where does Bhagavad Gita talk about levels of reality?

According to Advaita Vedanta there are three levels of reality: 1: Paramarthika Satya: Absolute Reality, Brahman. 2: Vyahavarika Satya: Empirical Reality, our world as Mithya. 3: Pratibhasika Satya: ...
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The Holy Geeta or God Talks with Arjuna?

Which Gita should one read, The Holy Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda or God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita by Paramhansa Yogananda? God Talks with Arjuna is much more detailed but for some reason ...
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How is Bhagavad Gita by Swami Mukundananda?

I'm interested in buying a good version of Bhagavad Gita, how is the one by Swami Mukundananda? Does his version align with the upanishads and vedanta? Is he unbiased in any way towards any sect?
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Where can I find The Holy Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda with *Good Quality Pages*?

My friend narrated a few verses of The Holy Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda and I absolutely loved it, but upon reading it myself I realised that it has terrible page quality. On amazon even the ...
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Is the Gita Saar (summary of Bhagavad Gita) an authentic scripture?

You will find so many hits if you type Gita Saar in Google. You will find it in English, Hindi, Bengali, and probably in other languages as well. There are 10-15 lines. As a sample, I attached this ...
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Did Hanuman write a Bhashya on Bhagavad Gita?

I was looking through OPenn's Indic Collection of medieval Hindu manuscripts can be found here, Collection Indica and I found a manuscript called Śrīmadbhagavadgītābhāṣyasya hanumadracitasya ...
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Is Hamsa Yogi's Bhagavad Gita commentary really older than Adi Shankara?

In the Shakti Ank Of The Kalyan magazine of Gita Press, I came across the Claim that there's a commentary on Bhagavad Gita by a 'Hamsa Yogi' which is Older than Adi Shankara. This came as perplexing ...
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What does Gita Chapter 7 Verse 23 mean?

I used to think that all gods are one and the same but this specific verse from Bhagavata Gita seems to deny it. The fruit gained by these people of small understanding, however is perishable, the ...
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Modernish books on Gita, Vedas/Upanishads for tweens/teens

Are there any modern books based on ancient Hindu texts suitable for children? I am looking for books that can answer questions about life and introduce spirituality to a child. Some books I've found ...
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What is the Bṛihat-sāma of Sama Veda that the Lord Shree Krishna mentions in BG 11.35 and where can I find it.?

I am looking for this hymn cited by the Lord Shree Krishna. This is not Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, since it is linked to the Yajurveda. Please, help me, I am looking for this.: बृहत्साम तथा साम्नां गा...
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If God is Samadarshi do prayers have any result?

The Bhagavat Gita says, God is samadarshi - meaning impartial/or seeing everyone with equal vision. If He is seeing everyone equally, then what is the need of praying? How can prayers, for example ...
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What happens on Moksha as per Bhagvad Gita?

As per Bhagvad Gita, what happens at Moksha ? Does the person get merged in Krishna ? Does he get sharan of Krishna ? What exactly is mentioned in Bhagvad Gita on Moksha ?
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Can bad things happen to a devotee of god?

If a person is a complete bhakt of god: he always remembers god, always thinks about god in any situation. Can bad things happen to such a person? (Obviously due to bad karma committed by him in the ...
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What exactly are the Hindu laws for 'avarna' or dalit people?

I want to know that in Hindu scriptures from Vedas to Puranas to Smritis to Shastras, what are the laws regarding avarna people (people outside of varna system)? I want to see some actual quotes. I ...
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Explain this "hidden secret" of the gita by abhinava gupta

So in abhinavagupta's commentary on the bhagavata gita called "gitartha samgraha" (link for pdf given at the end of the question), on page 125 ,which is also linked below, abhinavagupta is ...
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Bheem v/s Duryodhan Mace Battle in Mahabharata

I would like to know the following. In between the mace battle between the mighty Bheem and Duryodhan, had the battle continued for many many days further, who would have been victorious? Both Bheem ...
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What do Adi Shankara thinks about Bhagavad Gita?

I would like to know what do adi shankar thinks about Gita in general. About its philosophy, depth and loftiness Thanks
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A riddle on bhagavad gita?

Someone asked me to help them find a philosophical term from gita which is used in relation with another philosophical term and both of them together make an important term. ( hint is both start from ...
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Do Gods have to take on an avatar form or can they materialize as themselves?

This section may be skipped, but this is essentially just a background to my question. I know basically nothing about Hinduism but I am curious about learning about it. My only experience with ...
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First refrence to the Prasthanatrayi?

What is the first reference to the Prasthanatrayi and are these three like the "Bible" or one book of Vedanta?
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How did Arjun conquer sleep ( acquire name gudakesha)and how one can conquer that?

How did Arjuna overcome his sleep cycle and acquire the title -" conqueror of sleep" . What were the process he followed and is it possible to do in this era('kalyug').And if possible then ...
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What happens to someone who dies without any thoughts as per Hindu scriptures?

Bhagavadgita 8.6 says यं यं वापि स्मरन्भावं त्यजत्यन्ते कलेवरम्। तं तमेवैति कौन्तेय सदा तद्भावभावितः।।8.6।। Which means whatever entity one thinks of at the time of death, he attains the state of that ...
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Are wrong things also done by god?

Here it is written that god pervades in all. So, Does this mean wrong and evil things are also done by god ? It is also written that we should see god in everyone,so, Should we see god even in persons ...
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What is the method of going into the Sharan of Krishna?

Bhagwan Krishna in Bhagwad Gita (18:66) says to go into his Sharan ? I want to know what is the method for it ?
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What is the best way to read Bhagavad-Gita for new person?

I purchased Gita two years ago. I started reading Bhagavad-Gita many times. But every time I'm stuck and start from beginning. Is there any recommended way to start reading gita ?
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Doesn't the concept of Karma Yoga contradict modern Psychology?

This is something that has bothered me for a long time. Modern Psychology says that motivation is required to do any action - be it to drink water (thirst is the motivation) or to crack exams (...
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Verification of Claims of being an incarnation

Let's get it straight, I ask for the views of the wise people here about Anukul Chandra. His devotees are somewhat hellbent on declaring him as the supreme, purushottomo. A few claims are listed below ...
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How to attain a state of Samadhi?

How can one attain a higher state of consciousness or samadhi?
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Gunas and Varna better explanation

So I know the basics of Varna and the Gunas I have read the Bhagavad Gita, but I am still confused about the nature of Varna. Bhishma in the Anusasanika Parva describes a changing Varna to a Brahmana ...
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Nyaya Vaishnavism

I wanna be a Nyaya, but follow the Vaishnava school of thought and text like the Bhagavad Gita. Are there any Vaishnava scholars who commented on Nyaya Sutras and Bridged them using Upanishads and ...
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mindful action is related to the naive notion of morality and ethics

In the verses up to Verse 2:35, Krishna talks about Atman being inde-structible and seems to be telling Arjuna that, “Go ahead and kill these guys. It is f i ne because you can’t kill the Atman and ...
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Question about karmyog(need guidance)

I want to ask few things how to sacrifice all my karma to shri hari? Is it a mental state , if yes please describe? if problems arises I get a bit tense and anxious , so is being a little anxious and ...
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How did Duryodhana reach heaven despite harassing Draupadi and trying to kill Pandavas in wax palace? [duplicate]

It says in this QA: Where did Duryodhana and Pandavas go after their death that Duryodhana got heaven because in BG Krishna said those who die bravely get heaven. So, is this like Abrahamic religions ...
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How do different Astika schools prove re-incarnation according to this verse of Bhagavad Gita?

Different schools - Shatdarshanas in Indian philosophy tackle the phenomenon of reincarnation differently. While there are sufficient yogic practices to experience past lives when on the path of self-...
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Should a person love only God (Krishna) ? What does Bhagvad Gita say about it?

Should a person love only God (Krishna) ? What does Bhagvad Gita say about it ? Is loving other human beings wrong ? Can loving other human beings create attachment ?
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If reincarnation is false, doesn't that make the whole argument of Bhagavad Gita invalid?

The way I understand Gita is that Krishna is basically telling Arjuna throughout the scripture to fight because it is futile to think about the dead and alive because we are all gonna be born again ...
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Good karma yields good results. What is role of GOD here?

Good karma yields positive results, while bad karma leads to negative outcomes. Consequently, our experiences are shaped by our karma, prompting curiosity about the role of God in this process. Can a ...
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What is Madhvācārya's translation and commentary to ŚB 12.13.16?

I wanted to know about Śrī Madhvācārya's interpretation of ŚB 12.13.16, but I cannot find a PDF of it.
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Combining and Splitting Words in Sanskrit

I am trying to learn and apply some basic word combining and splitting rules. Consider the first word in verse 15.7 from the Bhagavata Gita. ममैवांशो जीवलोके जीवभूत: सनातन: | मन:षष्ठानीन्द्रियाणि ...
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What are sense objects ? What are their types?

Often times i see in scriptures, authors say to shun objects of senses. I want to know in detail about them, their types, their effects on Jiva and so on Thanks
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Bhagavad-Gita Adi Shankara Bhashya text

Please help me with online links to Gita Bhashya from Adi Shankara, with Sanskrit text as well as English translation. I am fine if it's advertised two separate sites. I managed to get English ...
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If we carry our karma to our next life, does it mean people who are poor/sad/disabled deserve such a life? And isn't helping them a sin too?

I have heard a lot in hinduism about our karma passing on to our next life. If I am a horrible person this life and living a great life, the next one is going to be miserable. By that logic, people ...
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Any easy way for moksha

See, I was an athiest who was enjoying lust and pleasure avoiding work and continuing this cycle. My problem increased with too much pending work, self hate and I just avoided people and cried alone ...
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If moksha is true then will prahlad take rebirth in next cycle of four yug for narsingh avtar of shri hari?

See if we look at character of prahlad we will find that they would have attained moksha. But if yes then will narsingh avtar not take place in next four yug cycle. aatma is amar and its supreme ...
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To expect or not to expect in life?

According to Buddhism, attachment and expectations causes suffering. Even in the Vedas, it is written that maintaining relationships without expectations avoids pain. So what does it actually mean ...
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doubt/question about karma yoga

In continuation of should I be totally involved or non-attached? my second question is killing doing wrong deeds eg. serial killer is karma yogi because he is not thinking about result (psychopaths ...
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Is Aham Brahmasmi the embodiment principle of seeing the veda by the Maharshis?

Since source of divine knowledge is impersonal Brahman, through the Maharshi's, which principle, statement or shloka from Vedas, Puranas and Bhagavatam elucidates this, or supports it? All ultimate ...
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