Swami Dayananda and his Four Disciples Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati is a .. Introduction to the Bhagavadgita 5 FREEDOM IS FREEDOM FROM. Bhagavad Gita by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Srimad Bhagavad Gita by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, “The reading of the Bhagavad Gita verses with meaning should be looked upon as a part of one’s daily.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A classical interpretation for the modern mind. For centuries the Bhagavad Gita has remained the single most influential philosophical text shaping Indian thought and life. It addresses itself foursquare to the universal limitations each human being is confronted with: The teaching of the Bhagavad Gita opens with the audacious statement that al A classical interpretation for the modern mind.

The teaching of the Bhagavad Gita opens with the audacious statement that all these are illegitimate problems caused by ignorance about the real nature of the self. Drawing upon the essence of all Upanishads, Gita explains how the self, the atman, is limitless, indestructible, unborn. This knowledge, Brahmavidya, frees one from all sense of limitation. This is the principal teaching of the Bhagavad Gita. Swami Dayananda’s is a classical vedantic interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita.

Without getting lost in a rigid verse-by-verse translation, he plunges with great verve and energy into the central theme of the gita, unerringly picking and choosing key verses to highlight its message.

A highly respected and very popular teacher of vedanta, Swami Dayananda succeeds marvelously in conveying the profundity of the Bhagavad Gita, unfolding its teaching with a style and clarity which will appeal to every modern mind. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Lists with This Book. Dayanwnda 18, Rama rated it it was amazing Shelves: Swami Dayananda’s Interpretation The author unfolds the teaching of Lord Krishna in a lucid and effortless manner.

While retaining the profound nature of the text he discusses the inner meaning of its philosophy so that everyone can understand.

He highlights the message of all relevant chapters and interprets key hymns in great detail. The author illustrates his profound understanding of one of the greatest texts ever presented to mankind.

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The metaphysics of Gita accor Philosophy of Bhagavadgita: The metaphysics of Gita according to the author is summarized below; The knowledge of the self will eliminate the sense of inadequacy in life.

When one discovers oneself to be a full and complete being, all the conflicts and grief vanish: This is called Brahmavidya. The Gita teaches karma yoga as a means daananda eliminating likes and dis-likes which may be achieved through bhakti or devotion to the Lord, according to the author. Everything you know is an object and you are the subject. There are only two things in creation: This concept is discussed in detail in the thirteenth chapter of the Gita, but it is also unfolded in the second chapter.


The subject, the knower, must be distinct from the known, the sense organs. You can sarqswati say that you are the knower of the deafness of your ears, the blindness of your eyes, or the congestion in your nose, but you are not the deaf ears, the blind eyes, or the blocked nose.

If you are not the sense organs, who are you? Who is the knower? Through this inquiry you are able to conclude that you must be distinct bhzgavad the body, sense organs, mind, knowledge, memory, and gifa. You are none of the relative roles, like father, son, etc.

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You are therefore “distinct from all of these. You must now say, “I am someone who is aware of my ignorance, my knowledge, my memories, my emotions, my hunger, my sense organs, and my body. All that I hear, see, smell, taste or touch are objects. I am the subject, the aware being, who is aware of all the objects, including the body and the mind.

Any object can be limited by time, space, or another object; but Awareness, I, is not an object, and so it has no dimension, no shape, no limitation. There cannot be any distance between the moon and space bhagavaf the moon is in space and space is in and through the moon. Distance itself is the space between two objects in space, but between space and space there is no distance.

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Similarly, the sun, the sky, the stars all exist Within Awareness. Your body exists within Awareness. Space exists within Awareness.

There can be no distance. You are Awareness, and in Awareness are the stars above. Between Awareness and the stars there is no distance. How many awareness’s are there? There is one, all-pervasive Awareness in which all objects exist. And this Awareness is not limited by time, because I, the Awareness being aware of time. Anything that is born in time can be destroyed in time; but Awareness, the very basis of time, is beyond the realm of time.

Further, because Awareness is formless, it cannot be destroyed by dividing it into parts. An object can be destroyed, but Awareness is the subject to the basis of everything. Thus all agents of destruction are incapable of destroying I-Awareness. Lord Krishna says in verses 2. It is not subject to being cut, burned, wet or dried. It, is beyond time, all-pervasive, Immovable, and immutable. Therefore I am not circumscribed by space or time: I am sarvagata, all-pervasive and nitya, free from the limitation of time.


In Awareness are space and time, and in time-space alone is the whole creation. Therefore, I am free from all limitations. Talking about Awareness, Lord Krishna says in verse 2. Therefore knowing this Awareness to be thus you have no cause or grief. Therefore, Lord Krishna says in verse 2.

Happiness is manifest only in a satisfied mind, a mind that desires nothing, because the Self is the source of happiness. That person is cal1ed sthitaprajna, well rooted in wisdom. The one into whom al1 desires enter, as waters flow into the ocean, which remains unchanged and ever full, that one gains peace, and not the one who desires objects verse 2.

This knowledge is cal1ed here the Brahmi state, a state of Brahman, In verse 2. This verse really means that you have a choice in your action, but never in the results.

The results of action are governed by physical laws. It is through His laws that one gets a particular result. If igta Brahman associated with Maya is the cause of everything, how is it that everyone is not similar? When the cause is One, why should the effects be varied? The body-mind complex of a human being is nothing but Prakriti, matter, vivified by caitanya, consciousness.

Prakriti and Caitanya being the same in everyone why should one person be contemplative, another ambitious, and a third dull? The fourteenth chapter, called Gunatraya-vibhaga-yoga accounts for these differences. All the constituents of creation can be classified into three categories called gunas qualities: So that everything safaswati comes from Prakriti including the psychological disposition of a given individual is characterized by these three gunas.

The Lord says that everyone is a mixture of these three gunas, bhaggavad the predominance of one guna over the other accounts for the dissimilarities observed among people. Mar 17, Alina Lazarescu – Abboud rated it it was amazing.

I loved this book since the first page! It’s logical, it’s entertaining, it’s wise! This book has it all. Especially answers for the biggest concerns dayyananda human beings: I recommend it to anyone engaged in this type of questions. Nov 02, Sadhika rated it it was amazing. When I read the first page, I knew this book was going to change me.

To people who want to understand the teachings of the Gita and people who believe they can never understand what the holy book has to say, read this. Sarazwati entertaining, it’s logical, it makes sense.

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