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Is Bhagavath Gita part of Jaya, Bharatha or Mahabharatha?

The Mahābhārata itself (1.1.61) distinguishes a core portion of 24,000 verses: the Bhārata proper, as opposed to additional secondary material, while the Ashvalayana Grihyasutra (3.4.4) makes a ...
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Vyadha Gita in the original sanskrit text

Now i'm working on translating the Vyadha Gita (A Gita from Vana Parva in Mahabharat) in sanskrit text. I found the sanskrit one from All About Gita Website, and it was published by Belur Math. But ...
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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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If my astral and causal bodies are within me, how they are controlling my luck 1000 miles away?

My causal and astral bodies are within myself, so it is easy to believe that they are giving me either luck or unluck. But if I participate in a 100 billion dollar lottery in USA then how Astral and ...
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The concept of Shunya (Void) by Dattatreya

I came across a question quoting a verse from Avadhoota Gita: Some seek nonduality, others duality. They do not know the Truth, which is the same at all times and everywhere, which is devoid of both ...
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Can a person do only Bhakti in his life ? Or Is engaging in wordly activities also necessary?

Gita is the ultimate book to know how should one live his life. Gita focuses on Karma Yoga and in Gita Krishna asks Arjun to engage in war i.e. Krishna didn't tell Arjun to do only Bhakti of him. I am ...
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Advaita Vedanta Gitas

Sorry to open this question up since I didn't find any related question anywhere. There are 64 known Gitas in Hinduism which are classic texts that summarize various pillars of Hinduism. I wish to get ...
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Bhagvad gita 18 :66 , is surrender to krishna possible without leaving duties

BG 18.66: Abandon all varieties of dharmas and simply surrender unto Me alone. I shall liberate you from all sinful reactions; do not fear. Now, everyone can't leave all duties but wants liberation ...
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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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Uttara Gita: Source of Uttara Gita in Mahabharata

Which part of Mahabharata contains: Uttara Gita. https://www.exoticindiaart.com/book/details/uttara-gita-idk878/ I don't see the exact Mahabharata verses for it.
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Where is it written, "To oppress is a sin, but to tolerate oppression is a far greater sin"

"To oppress is a sin, but to tolerate oppression is a far greater sin" I always though this verse came from the Gita, but I do not see it anywhere. If this is not in the Gita, can someone ...
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Verification of Dharma always triumphs at the end [closed]

I have repeatedly heard that Dharma and truth always triumphs in the end but I have seen so many times untruthfulness win for example Socrates was killed for his rational thinking about god and ...
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Why does Krishna Vishwaroop contain all the manifestations of Adityas, Rudras, Shiva, Brahma, Vasus, Aswinis, etc., but surprisingly not Sri Ram?

Why does Sri Krishna Vishwaroop contain all the manifestations of Adityas, Rudras, Shiva, Brahma, Vasus, Aswinis, etc., but surprisingly not Sri Ram?
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My question is on the Bhagavad Geeta Chapter 1 verse 1.?

In Chapter 1 and 1st verse of the Bhagavad Geeta, Dhritarashtra said.: "O Sanjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pändhu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kuruksetra, desiring to fight, ...
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English pronunciation of Sanskrit gita

I would like to find the Gita written in English phoenetics of the Sanskrit words. I don’t want an English translation per se—if that is also offered, that is fine. Anyone know of such a text? Thank ...
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How did Krishna justify war?

So in the Geeta in the Mahabharata, there's a moment where Krishna is asked by Arjun to paraphrase: "if I withhold my vengeance so many lives will be saved. For what then should I proceed?" ...
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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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How many authentic Gitas are there? [duplicate]

How many authentic 'Gitas' are there? Is there any scriptural reference listing them? I have heard of Bhagavad Gita, Ishvara Gita, Ashtavakra Gita. I would like to know the total Gitas present and if ...
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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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How to use karma yoga effectively to neutralize all sins done in the past? Does following karma yoga remove all our sins?

Role of karma yoga in removing or neutralizing our sins. How karma yoga can remove all our sins from the past when we only dedicate the result of our current activities to God?
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What is the meaning of the word 'Gītā (गीता)'?

Well, it's a no-brainer that etymologically, the word 'gītā' literally means 'that which is sung or chanted'. However, by that logic even Rāmacaritamānasa is sung or chanted, or even a daily ārtī (आरती...
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The best and easiest way to learn the Bhagwad Geeta [closed]

Which is the best and easiest way to learn the Bhagwad Geeta? And other Epics, Vedas and scriptures etc, in both audiovisual forms etc.
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How many Gitas are there?

We all know about Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Naively, I thought this was the only Gita we have. But, to my surprise, yesterday I found "The Song of the Goddess - Devi Gita". This is basically the ...
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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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Clarification for verses 40-46 in Chapter 10 of Shiva Geeta

In Shiva Geeta Chapter 10, Verses 40-46 speak of Jiva Swaroop and Atman and Paramatma in the following way: For the Jiva, in the wakeful state when the enjoyments of Karmas decline, moving away from ...
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Is a Yogi free from the fruits of his actions(good or bad)?If so,why?

I want to know whether a yogi/self realized person is free from his actions? Is this mentioned in the Gita? Does this mean that he can do whatever he wants and not be accountable?
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Why does Krishna say that "I am the light of the sun and the moon..." when the moon has no light of its own?

Chapter 7 Shloka 8: O son of Kunti, I am the taste of water, the light of the sun and the moon, the syllable om in the Vedic mantras; I am the sound in ether and ability in man. Why did Krishna not ...
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Which sect does Swami Mukundananda belong to?

Swami Mukundananda is a good Hindu scholar, translator and commentator. He translated the Gita and wrote a commentary on it. So which sect does he belong to - ISKCON, Advaita Vedanta, Dvaita Vedanta ...
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What was that secret message Dhritarashtra sent to arjuna before the day of war?

While reading Holy Geeta by Swami Chinmayananda I come across the following passage: After their long and strenuous trials, when the Pandavas at last reached their native kingdom, their tyrant cousin,...
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Qualification needed for understanding Bhagavad Gita as it is

What are the qualifications one need to understand Bhagavad Gita as it is? Because I have seen many people in first impression misunderstood Gita as it is, and people have much confusion regarding it. ...
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Uttara gita bhashya of Gaudapada

Uttara Gita is a famous text containing the conversation of Lord Kesava with Arjuna. Traditional scholars claim that the Uttara-Gita has taken as its source the Asvamedha Parva of the Mahabharata. ...
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who are the best of brahmins?

Gita Verse 7 chapter 1 asmākaṁ tu viśhiṣhṭā ye tānnibodha dwijottama nāyakā mama sainyasya sanjñārthaṁ tānbravīmi te Meaning :O best of Brahmins, hear too about the principal generals on our side, who ...
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What was Krishna's opinion on inter-caste marriage?

This is a specific question. Please do not quote Smriti Shastras. I want to know what Krishna said about inter-caste marriage in Bhagavad Gita. Was he in favour of it? Or did he criticize it?
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Is gita 2:45 asking us to reject the Vedas?

BG 2:42 : Men of small knowledge are very much attached to the flowery words of the Vedas, which recommend various fruitive activities for elevation to heavenly planets, resultant good birth, power, ...
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Do Gita talks about or mention Upanishads?

Gita talks about Vedas BG 10.22: I am the Sāma Veda amongst the Vedas, and Indra amongst the celestial gods. Amongst the senses I am the mind; amongst the living beings I am consciousness. It also ...
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Is the atman in every being eternally unique and fundamentally individual?

In the Gita Krishna uses the word soul seemingly ambiguously, as it might be taken to mean the universal soul in the first few chapters, and the individual soul in the later chapters when he is ...
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Question on Gita 3.17 translation/interpretation

This question is about translation/interpretation of gita 3.17. The verse and some translations can be found here. यस्त्वात्मरतिरेव स्यादात्मतृप्तश्च मानवः। आत्मन्येव च सन्तुष्टस्तस्य कार्यं न वि...
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Verses similar to Gita 2:42 in the Vedas and Upanishads?

[BG 2:42] : Men of small knowledge are very much attached to the flowery words of the Vedas, which recommend various fruitive activities for elevation to heavenly planets, resultant good birth, power, ...
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What are some similar verses to Gita 2:26

BG 2.27: Death is certain for one who has been born, and rebirth is inevitable for one who has died. Therefore, you should not lament over the inevitable. Can you give some similar verses from the ...
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Who is it possible that gita is written in classical sanskrit and not in vedic sanskrit?

The Baudhāyana sūtras are a group of Vedic Sanskrit texts which cover dharma, daily ritual, mathematics, etc. They belong to the Taittiriya branch of the Krishna Yajurveda school and are among the ...
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Which is the oldest text that mentions gita other than Mahabharata and purans? [duplicate]

Which is the oldest text that mentions gita other than Mahabharata and purans? Do shastraes(books) mentions gita excluding religion one.
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Is the concept of Sattvik, Rajasik, Tamasik food found in the Vedas?

Sattvik BG 17.8: Persons in the mode of goodness prefer foods that promote the life span, and increase virtue, strength, health, happiness, and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, succulent, ...
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Sri Vishnu Gita is present in which Puranas or ancient texts or scriptures.?

I have came accross some questions in other public forums saying there is a vishnu gita claiming there lord vishnu gave his gita gyan to lord shiva. After searching a lot thankfully I came across this ...
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Why only humans become ghosts but never any other organism?

Why only humans become ghosts/returning spirit, while there are uncountable organisms dying but never turn ghost. Is it because of the subconscious mind and it's strong memories to achieve something ...
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Why Shri Krishna referred himself as "He" in Gita chapter 13 verse 14?

BG 13.14: Everywhere are His hands and feet, eyes, heads, and faces. His ears too are in all places, for He pervades everything in the universe. Often people argue that God cannot have hands, feet, ...
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What are the eight fold paths in the Gita?

BG 4.28:Some offer their wealth as sacrifice, while others offer severe austerities as sacrifice. Some practice the eight-fold path of yogic practices, and yet others study the scriptures and ...
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Is it true that gita had 3 author [closed]

scroll.in the source The First Author wrote most of Adhyayas 1 to 6. The period of writing was of the Older Upanishads and pre-Buddhist, around 600 BCE. The principal philosophical issue is Sannyasa ...
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How Bhagavad Gita benefits us?

Hare Krishna How Srimad Bhagavad Gita benefits us as described in Shastras, spiritually and in daily life? I know some scriptural reference, but I want to know detailed references from Puranas, ...
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Soul never dies as per Gita. So does the memory always remain with the soul or it gets wiped out when a person dies? [duplicate]

So as per most of the Hindu scriptures, a soul never dies with the death of the body. Now a lot of memory, karma, bonding, etc has been accumulated by the body and soul during the tenure as a living ...
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