Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help
GenreSelf-help / Spiritual
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Submitted:Thursday, 28 January 2016
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Though it is a matter of gernral consensus that Bhagvad-Gita in the present length of seven hundred slokas has many an interpolation to it, but no meaningful attempt has ever been made to delve into the nature and extent, not to speak of the effect of these on the Hindu society at large.

The methodical codification of interpolations carried out here, for the first time ever, puts the true character of Gita in proper perspective. Identified here are hundred and ten slokas of deviant nature and or of partisan character, the source of so much misunderstanding about Bhagvad-Gita, the book extraordinary, in certain sections of the Hindu fold.

In the long run, exposing and expunging these mischievous insertions is bound to bring in new readers from these quarters to this over two millennia old classic besides altering the misconceptions of the existing adherents.

In this modern rendition, the beauty of the Sanskrit slokas is reflected in the rhythmic flow of the English verse of poetic proportions even as the attendant philosophy of the song that is Bhagvad-Gita is captured in contemporary idiom for easy comprehension.

Audio rendition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vFU3-LD4iM

 

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