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Actionlessness & State of Brahman
Gita
essays 35   After concluding the guna-wise analysis of various
topics with a declaration emphasising the point that there is nothing in the creation which is free from the influence of the three guṇa s, Satvam, Rajas and Tamas that constitute Prakrithi...
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Guna-wise analysis of six topics
Gita
essays 34 Lord
Krishna, while clearing Arjuna’s doubt regarding renunciation, also explained
about what constitutes Karma .   Then continuing to speak on the same subject of Karma , Lord spelt
out the threefold impulse that propels activity (Karma Chod...
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Analysis of renunciation & action
Gita
essays 33 The concluding
chapter of Bhagavad Gita, chapter 18, opens with the question of Arjuna,
seeking clarification on Sanyasa and Tyaga as both mean renunciation.  Lord Krishna does not give a direct reply
differentiating between these two but sta...
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The significance of ‘Om Tat Sat’
Gita
essays 32 In Chapter 17, Lord Krishna, after answering Arjuna’s question on sraddaha ,
voluntarily discussed four more subjects, namely aahara, yajna, tapas and daanam classifying them guna-wise.   After the classification of all the four
subjects,  Lo...
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Classification of Yajna,Tapas & Daanam
Gita
essays 31 In chapter 17, Lord Krishna takes up
for analysis the topic of Yajna , after the classification of faith and
food into three categories as satvic, rajasic and tamasic .  In the words of Dr. Radhakrishnan “The Yajna of the Gita is not the same...
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Classification of faith & food
Gita
essays 30 At the end of chapter
16, Lord Krishna had stated that sastra is
the pramaṇa in
determining what is right and wrong and that one who discards the scriptural
injunctions and acts according to the promptings of one’s desires cannot attain
the h...
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The nature of demoniac people
Gita
essays 29 Lord Krishna starts
discussing about nature of people with demoniac traits from verse 7 of
chapter16, after dividing the human beings into two groups, divine and demoniac
in verse 6.  This knowledge of people
with demoniac nature can serve on...
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Divine qualities & Demoniac traits
             Gita
essays 28 In the previous  chapter 15 Lord Krishna   talked about Athma jnanam , Self-knowledge which is
the direct means for liberation.  Now In
chapter 16 Lord Kṛiṣhṇa discusses the values to be adopted
by a seeker to make the mind fit f...
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Purushothama tathvam
Gita
essays 27 In verse 6 of chapter 15,
Lord gives a very important definition of Brahman, based
on the upaniṣadic mantra, occurring in Kathopaniṣhad (2-2-15) as well as Mundakopaniṣhad
(2-2-10), that says “ The sun
does not shine there, nor the moon and t...
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Samsara Vriksha & Samsara Nivritthi
Gita
essays 26 The chapter15 contains only
20 verses but it is an important chapter for it contains the essence of the
scriptures and teaches Ishwara Tatvam .
 It is one of
the most significant and complete chapters of the Bhagavat Gita that many
people use...
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