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The type of Gita spoken by Lord Krishna are: 1) Bhagvad Gita- It is a 700 verse scripture from the Mahabharata adhyaaya 25 to 42(18 chapters) of Bhishmaparva between the Pandava Prince Arjuna and Lord Krishna who acts as his guide and charioteer. 2) Anu Gita- Lord Krishna tells this Gita when Arjuna tells that he had forgotten Bhagvad Gita. It occurs ...


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It is from the Ganesha Purana. It was told to a king called Varenya by Lord Ganesha himself. You can read it from this page. Varenya said, ‘In the world of birth and death many difficulties arise, and they are very hard to endure. Remover of obstacles, kindly show me the path to liberation now. How can there be bondage in the realization of You, ...


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Yes, in the 14th chapter of Shiva Gita, the Gita message goes as: श्रीराम उवाच ॥ भगवञ्छ्रवणे नैव प्रवर्तन्ते जनाः कथम् । वेदशास्त्रार्थसम्पन्ना यज्वानः सत्यवादिनः ॥ ३५॥ शृण्वन्तोऽपि तथात्मानं जानते नैव केचन । ज्ञात्वापि मन्वते मिथ्या किमेतत्तव मायया ॥ ३६॥ Sri Rama spoke: Oh Lord when one can realise Atma swarupa from methods like ...


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Yes, the Bhagavad Gita says it in the following verse: tyājyaṁ doṣa-vad ity eke karma prāhur manīṣiṇaḥ yajña-dāna-tapaḥ-karma na tyājyam iti cāpare [BG - 18.3] Meaning Some learned men declare that all kinds of fruitive activities should be given up as faulty, yet other sages maintain that acts of sacrifice, charity and penance should never be ...


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I don't know which version or edition of Padma Purana has this composition of Shiva Gita. It also looks like none of the acharyas before 15th century have written any commentary on this text. The only reference to any kind of a timeline I have seen is only here. Sri Abhinava Nrisimha Bharati (1600 – 1623) of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, seems to have written ...


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Vedas are an entire library while Gita is a single book which gives a summary of the Vedic teachings. It is more convenient to use a single book rather than a whole library. Moreover it also helps that Gita is one of the Prasthana-trayas of the popular Vedanta school.


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No those texts are not the same. Shiva Gita is from the Padma Purana whereas the Ishwara Gita is found in the Kurma Purana. Here is Shiva Gita: The Siva-Gita is a text of Vedantic Saivism that comes to us from the latter portion (uttara kanda) of the Padma Purana. In many ways, it is a text not unlike the Bhagavad-Gita, except the focus is fully on ...


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It is भगवद्गीता, since it is a sacred song. There are other forms (गीत​/गीतम् etc) which mean song / singer and so on but the word गीता in particular means a sacred song. The Apte dictionary says: गीता gītā गीता [गै कर्मणि क्त] A name given to certain sacred writings in verse (often in the form of a dialogue) which are devoted to the exposition of ...


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Swami Gambhirananda says in his introduction to his translation of the Bhagavad Gita with Adi Shankaracharya's commentary: The Gita is part of what is called the three-fold canon (Prasthana-traya) of Hinduism, the other two being the Upanishads and the Brahma-Sutras. The Gita is ranked among the greatest religious books of the world, and in India it ...


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No Bhagvad Gita verse says so. These are just homemade verses disguised as Gita. Similar: Which verse of the Bhagavad Gita says "If you don't fight for what you want, don't cry for what you lost?"


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It seems you can order books by him and on him from this website: https://sanskritclassics.com/new_releases.html (Shipping to India though...)


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No, Adi Shankaracharya hasn't written anything on Ishvara Gita. There are the list of his works including his commentaries, stotras in Kanchi Kamakoti peetham official website. We won't find anything about Ishvara Gita in the Kurma Purana. There is another website named advaita-vedanta.org. Even in this website, there is no mention of it. In his ...


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I do not know whether this reply suits to your question. Let us consider an issue: Which film one would find attractive - A documentary on rural development (or) a feature film with the Hero of the film dedicating himself to the rural development duly having commercial aspects of a film,i.e, some melodious songs, fights, etc. A common man with ordinary ...


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The Tirunelveli District Central Library in Tamil Nadu has the original book in sanskrit with Englsih translation by Sri P.K. Sundaram published by the Centenarian Trust in 1997. The Trust itself does not seem to have a copy of the book (neither the digital nor the printed one).I got a photocopy of the book from that library through the very sincere efforts ...


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Atlast I got a physical copy of authentic book of Padmapurana with both Sanskrit verses and corresponding Bengali translations. It matches with the English version I uploaded earlier. I have scanned & uploaded the relevant portion here as I reasonably feel the copyright has expired. Gradually I have uploaded the contents in Unicode Bengali in my Hindu ...


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Hinduism is very vast and it contains various schools of thought. So there can be different tenets from different schools of thought. Having said that let me answer the various aspects briefly as per your question: 1. Morality There are no common rules of morality. Depending upon the time and situation it can vary from person to person. One thing can be ...


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Hinduism is a religion that compromises of many schools of thought among which there are six prominent philosophical systems that try to assert the nature and reality of our existence. The Prakruti and Purusha concept of our existence belongs to the Samkhya school of thought. As per Samkhya philosophy there is no God (a supreme ruling deity) who created the ...


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Vaishnava Acharyas have interpreted Hindu scripture in a monotheistic manner. The Samkhya system is dualistic postulating two ultimate realities, Purusha (Self - not the empirical self) and Prakriti, primordial nature. Advaita Vedanta says Brahman is not two. What does this statement mean? Brahman is silence, according to Sankara (c. 788-820 AD). In a ...


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It was mentioned that Sri Krishna/Shiva showed Viswa Rupa. However, even Rig Veda says, Indra took Viswarupa. Rig veda III.38.4 is dedicated to Indra. There it was mentioned that Indra took OMNIFORM - विश्वरूप. आतिष्ठन्तं परि विश्वे अभूषञ्छ्रियो वसानश्चरति सवरोचिः | महत तद वर्ष्णो असुरस्य नामा विश्वरूपो अम्र्तानि तस्थौ || Even as he mounted up ...


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Lust and greed are simply desire for worldly things. Gita itself answers the question why lust, greed and anger are bad. In one who dwells longingly on sense objects, an inclination towards them is generated. This inclination develops into desire, and desire begets anger. Gita 2.62 Anger generates delusion, and delusion results in loss of memory. ...


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You can read the complete Sai Gita in English here.


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The present caste system as it exists today is a colonial reformulation that the British created to further their colonial rule and this caste system has no religious basis in Varna concept expounded in Hindu scriptures. Please read this essay wherein I have elaborated on this-"Does 'Varna' provide a religious basis for the present Caste System"- https://...


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