Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help
GenreSelf-help / Spiritual
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Submitted:Thursday, 28 January 2016
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The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein. Besides muddying its pristine philosophy, these insertions affect the sequential conformity and structural economy of the grand discourse. What is worse, to the chagrin of the majority of the Hindus, some of these legitimize the inimical caste system while upholding the priestly perks and prejudices. This rendition seeks to restore to the Gita, its original character by ridding it of hundred and ten interpolations, which tend to keep the skeptics away from it. And ironically these muddle the understanding as well. In the theatre of man as nothing surpasses the drama of war, the stage for unveiling the Gita’s unrivalled philosophy was set on the battleground of Kurukshetra at the threshold of the battle of Mahabharata.

 

List of chapters

Ch. 1 Introduction
Ch. 2 Arjuna's Dilemma Chapter 1
Ch. 3 All about Life Chapter 2
Ch. 4 Theory of Action Chapter 3
Ch. 5 Practical Wisdom Chapter 4
Ch. 6 Art of Renunciation -Chapter 5
Ch. 7 Practice of Restraint Chapter 6
Ch. 8 Know the Spirit Chapter 7
Ch. 9 Cycle of Creation Chapter 8
Ch. 10 The Sacred Secret Chapter 9
Ch. 11 Discern the Divine Chapter 10
Ch. 12 Nature of Omnipresence Chapter 11
Ch. 13 Doctrine of Faith Chapter 12
Ch. 14 Field and Farmer Chapter 13
Ch. 15 Proclivities to Know Chapter 14
Ch. 16 Art of Liberation Chapter 15
Ch. 17 Frailty of Thought Chapter 16
Ch. 18 Science of Devotion Chapter 17
Ch. 19 Thy Looking-glass Chapter 18