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"Eight fold paths" are not explicitly mentioned in this verse of Gita. The term which is mentioned is "Yoga Yajna" द्रव्ययज्ञास्तपोयज्ञा योगयज्ञास्तथापरे। स्वाध्यायज्ञानयज्ञाश्च यतयः संशितव्रताः।।4.28।। dravya-yajñās tapo-yajñā yoga-yajñās tathāpare swādhyāya-jñāna-yajñāśh cha yatayaḥ sanśhita-vratāḥ According to Adi Shankaracharya, &...


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Yes, there is mention of Zodiac signs in Mahabharata. One such reference is present in Mahabharata: Vana Parva: Markandeya-Samasya Parva: A gift also that is made while the Sun is on the solstitial points, one again that is made on the last day of the Sun's path through Libra, Aries, Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces, a gift again during eclipses of the Moon and ...


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Namaskar, The mantra does occur in the chaitanyabhAgavata. Chaitnya said it in Adi 14.145-146, and this is obvious when you see the original Bengali text as well: hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare, hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare. ei sloka nama bali laya mahamantra, solanama batrisaaksara ei tantra. This consists of sixteen names of the ...


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First of all Ashwatthama was not cursed till end of Kaliyuga. The curse was to last for 3,000 years as per Sauptika Parva (taken from Mahabharata) As regards thyself, all wise men know thee for a coward and a sinful wretch! Always engaged in sinful acts, thou art the slayer of children. For this reason, thou must have to bear the fruit of these thy sins. ...


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Lord Vishnu doesn't have a fixed form but assumes any form for the sake of Devotees to reciprocate love. In whatever way people surrender unto me, I reciprocate with them accordingly. Everyone follows my path, knowingly or unknowingly, O son of Pritha.(BG 4.11) Whatever form a devotee seeks to worship with faith, I steady the faith of such a devotee in that ...


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According to Nivaran Tantra: निर्वाणतन्त्रे-- निराकारो महाविष्णुः साकारोऽपि क्षणे क्षणे । यदा साकाररुपोऽसौ द्विभुजो मुरलीधर: ॥ Mahavishnu is 'Nirakar' (without form), sometimes he gives 'Sakar Darshan' (to see him with form). During the time when we see him, he is in form of Murilidhar with Two hands. (From Sarvollāsatantram, 16th Ulhassa)


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The Vishvarupa darshana does not find mention in the Shiva Purana by Gita press too. Yet, a similar incident in a similar sequence finds mention in the Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas. We can say it is slightly modified version of vishvarupa compared to what Shri Krishna shows Arjuna. It is a form of Shri Rama in which many Brahmas, Vishnus, Shivas, other devatas ...


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I will try to answer this question based on Dating of Mahabharat. Shukla Ekadashi of Gita Jayanti is accepted in Puranas. However Mahabharata does not give the Tithi/Nakshatra of Gita Jayanti. It simply says that the last war day (18) must be a Shravana nakshatra day and it must be an Amavasya or very close to it(K14 leading into Amavasya). Hence first war ...


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There is no most accurate or best version. All translations have some sort of bias. I am posting below some Gita translations that I have read. Bhagavad Gita Bhasya of Sri Sankaracharya translated by Dr. A. G. Krishna Warrier; Gita translated by Radhakrishnan Gita translated by Swami Tapasyananda Universal Message of the Bhagavad Gita by Swami ...


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This is neither eightfold path nor Aṣṭānga Yoga of patanjali, It's rather completely directing your energies to live in the present according to Ācārya Abhinavgupta as evident from his commentary on the same verse, Some others surrender all actions of their sense organs, the mind as well as the activity of prana consisting of the expiration of air through ...


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https://www.archive.org is a good source for the transliteration of Srimad Bhagavatam published by Motilal Banarasidass & Gita Press.


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As told by another user in his answer, Incompetence is not at all the reason for Krishna. There are two key reasons behind this Krishna did not choose to kill Jarasandha to make his task easier and Krishna obeyed the command of Brahma that Jarasandha has to be Killed by Bhima only Now, I am providing the scriptural statements for both reasons from the ...


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