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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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What are the best websites/books/ translations of works of Vallabhacharya and Shuddavaita?

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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Why can we eat 'living' plants but not 'living' animals?

I attended a session of a priest. He described how eating non-veg food is disfavoured in Hinduism. He told us that a verse of Bhagavad-Gita says that eating non-veg food is evil. Priest: If you eat ...
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Why a positive emotion like happiness is not encouraged by Krishna in Geetha?

We all know that happiness is a positive emotion and being sad is a negative emotion in general. In Geetha, Krishna says that we should consider both happiness and sadness, equal. (Chapter 2 verse 15,...
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Does attachment and love coexist?

Plenty of slokas in Geetha says that attachment is a bad thing and one should leave it. My doubt is "Can both love and attachment coexist?" Let us consider Yashoda as well as gopi's, I ...
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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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Is there any reference that Krishna was connected to Brahman while speaking Gita?

I recently came across a claim that it is not Krishna who spoke Bhagavad Gita, but he was connected to Brahman while speaking Gita. Is there any reference for this?
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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 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 is the philosophy of Yatharth Geeta?

Yatharth Geeta is the most popular for its translation available in almost all global languages. It is freely distributed both in soft copy and hard copy. Swami Adgadananda who translated this Geeta ...
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Is it necessary to follow all the instructions from Gita?

In bhagvad Gita, God has given so many instructions, is it necessary for one to follow each and every one of them? Or just follow only a few of them?
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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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Why there was so much hatred towards Karna on the part of Bheeshma and Dronacharya?

During the time of war also, they did not let Karna do war. They always insulted every given chance against Karna. Is it just because Karna is a Sut Putru? Or they just hate him that Karna was a ...
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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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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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How should a person respond when attacked by another person, as per Hinduism?

How should a person respond when another person becomes violent or attacks him, as per Hinduism?
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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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Were Ganesh and Kartikeya mentioned in Vedas? Is Ganapati Elder to Kartikeya?

Kartikeya was mentioned in the Ramayana, but not Ganapati and his First Adoration in Pujas. Kaartikeya as mentioned in Srimad Ramayana is the same character as mentioned in Srimad Bhagavad Gita. ...
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Do any commentators interpret "from yajña arises rain" in BG 3.14 allegorically i.e., not involving a physical sacrifice, fire and smoke?

Bg. 3.14 annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ Rāmānuja's commentary on this verse points to a verse from Manusmṛti which is ...
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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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Who are "they" in BG 16.8? Atheists? Cārvākas? Vaiśeṣikas?

Are these Bhagavad-gītā verses referring to a particular sect of people or addressing all bad people in general? Is verse 16.8 implying that those who don't believe in a god have no moral compass? 16....
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Is K.M. Ganguli's translation of the Anu Gita in line with other Mahabharata translators?

The Anu Gita is a discourse given by Shree Krishna to Arjuna after the Mahabharata war when the latter confesses that he had forgotten the discourse given by Krishna on Kurukshetra before the war i.e. ...
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Is Bhagavad Gita misogynist from the interpretation of A. C. Bhaktivedanta's Version 'As it is'?

I found some misogynist interpretations of Bhagavad Gita in the commentary section from A. C. Bhakti' Prabhupada. Observation 1 For example, in Verse 1:40 he writes, "Such population depends ...
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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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Why lord krishna said O descendent of Bharat to Arjun? [duplicate]

I have some confusion in chapter 2 verse 18 antavanta ime dehā nityasyoktāḥ śharīriṇaḥ anāśhino ’prameyasya tasmād yudhyasva bhārata Only the material body is perishable; the embodied soul ...
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Does the Bhagavad Gita declare that caste is based on birth?

Does the Bhagavad Gita declare that caste is based on birth? If so, which verses from the Gita declare that caste is based on birth? What do ancient, Vedantic commentators say?
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Does the gita say that the individual essence of who we are is eternal or that only the universal aspect of the self never dies?

What does Lord Krishna mean when He says in Bhagavad Gita 2.12 that never was there a time when He did not exist, neither Arjuna nor the assembled Kings? Does it mean that Krishna and we all are ...
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How do our Past life desires and thoughts influence our nature in present life?

Shankaracharya in his Gita Bhasya 18.41 says " Karma is action arising from and fashioned by past thoughts and desires. The Gunas cannot manifest themselves without a cause. Nature is the ...
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How can I work without desires?

I have read that humans shouldn't have desires but I am student it becomes sometimes hard to study if I don't have desires to succed I can't imagine because without desires I can't have passion and ...
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Was the time temporarily stopped by Lord Krishna during Geeta upadesham?

The narration of Geeta took place just when Arjuna refused to fight the battle and was becoming emotionally weak. How did it happen that everyone waited until the whole Geeta of 18 chapters was ...
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How to prove that Nirvana term in Gita isn't borrowed from Buddhism?

What is the evidence to show Gita and Upanishads are Pre Buddhist?The term Brahma-nirvana appears in verses 2.72 and 5.24-26 of the Bhagavad Gita. According to Zaehner, Johnson and other scholars, ...
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Is it fine to consume Sattvic food prepared more than 3 hours ago?

Bhagavad Gita says: Bg 17.10 — Food prepared more than three hours before being eaten, food that is tasteless, decomposed and putrid, and food consisting of remnants and untouchable things is ...
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Does Bhagavad Gita detest atheists?

What does Bhagavad Gita make of persons who just go about doing their swadharma, fulfilling their duties (being a good child to parents, is a good spouse, a good parent, citizen etc.) but don't ...
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What exactly does Bhagavadh Gita say about athesits [duplicate]

First, I have already referred to the following question - Does Bhagavad Gita detest atheists? But that didn't help me. I have been reading a translation of the Gita since a few days; I came across a ...
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How much time did Sri Krishna take to preach Gita to Arjuna?

Just imagine you are on the battlefield, the two armies facing each other eager to strike. Everyone is agitated and in the midst of this chaos the knowledge of Geeta is being sermonized. It will ...
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The actual meaning of Bhagavadh Gita's chapter 3 verse 14

I have a confusion regarding Bhagavadh Gita's chapter 3 verse 14 - annaadbhavanti bhootaani parjanyaadannasambhavaha | yajnaadbhavati parjanyo yajnah karmasamudhbhavaha The english translator of ...
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What is karma? Why god tell to perform duties?

We all know Lord Krishna told Arjuna that "कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन । मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भुर्मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ॥" Perform your actions but do not have any expectation of the ...
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why Lord krishna say that wise lament neither for the living nor for the dead?

Gita chapter 2 verse 11 śhrī bhagavān uvācha aśhochyān-anvaśhochas-tvaṁ prajñā-vādānśh cha bhāṣhase gatāsūn-agatāsūnśh-cha nānuśhochanti paṇḍitāḥ Meaning :The wise lament neither for the living ...
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Meaning of Bhagwad Gita : chapter 2 verse 8

I have some confusion regarding Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 verse 8 what is the meaning of this verse ? na hi prapaśhyāmi mamāpanudyād yach-chhokam uchchhoṣhaṇam-indriyāṇām
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Which Hindu scriptures explicity mention that we take only one birth?

Many people say that Hinduism believes that we take only one birth and after that way go to heaven or hell. As example - In Vedas , there is no mention that we take multiple births. Vedas indicate ...
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Reference for a colloquial saying in Bhagwad Gita

There is an oft quoted statement ,attributed to Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita,that is famous throughout my mother tongue speakers,. (Below is a translation:) The cause(/goal) is what justifies ...
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Ideal motive behind action?

Here is what Gita says about the requirement for Samnyasa. Abandonment of all desire-prompted actions is Samnyasa (renunciation) according to the wise. Men of discernment speak of the abandonment of ...
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What is (the definition of)Yoga?

To say that Yoga is simply the name given to the practice of certain asanas,for the body’s well being is narrow and incomplete. From what I infer,the word Yoga means union,literally. Then ,Patanjali’s ...
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Conflict in interpretation of “dharma”

We know of the verse in Bhagavad Gita Yada yada hi dharmasya... But then Sri Krishna also exhorts Arjuna to leave all dharma and surrender to Him alone. So if Sri Krishna descends to protect Dharma ,...
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Explain Karmanye

I have heard the verse from Bhagavad Gita that says Karmanye....... Which ask Arjuna to fight,without thinking about the consequences of it,as he has no right to its fruits,and that one should not ...
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How to know our Swadharma as mentioned in Bhagavad Gita?

As mentioned in Bhagavad Gita that we should follow our own Swadharma rather than copying others but how to know our own Swadharma? One might say that it is the activity without which you tend to be ...
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What's the implication on gender dynamics of Bhagavat Gita 9.32 interpreted according to Dvaita in Mahabharata Tatparya Nirnaya by Shri Madhwacharya?

Here's the 32nd verse, from chapter 9 of Shrimat Bhagavat gita. मां हि पार्थ व्यपाश्रित्य येऽपि स्यु: पापयोनय: | स्त्रियो वैश्यास्तथा शूद्रास्तेऽपि यान्ति परां गतिम् || 9.32 TRANSLATION (Bhagavat ...
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ISKCON's Bhagavad-Gita vs Other Bhagavad-Gitas

I have seen lot of people saying that ISKCON's version of Bhagavad-Gita/commentaries is different from the other Authentic versions. Can people throw light on what all major differences are there in ...

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