Monthly Archives: April 2015

Understanding Gita – 5

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 4 arjuna uvāca kathaṁ bhīṣmam ahaṁ saṅkhye droṇaṁ ca madhusūdana iṣubhiḥ pratiyotsyāmi pūjārhāv ari-sūdana SYNONYMS arjunaḥ uvāca—Arjuna said; katham—how; bhīṣmam—unto Bhīṣma; aham—I; saṅkhye—in the fight; droṇam—unto Droṇa; ca—also, madhusūdana—O killer of Madhu; iṣubhiḥ—with arrows; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 4

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 2 śrī-bhagavān uvāca kutas tvā kaśmalam idaṁ viṣame samupasthitam anārya-juṣṭam asvargyam akīrti-karam arjuna SYNONYMS śrī bhagavān uvāca—the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; kutaḥ—wherefrom; tvā—unto you; kaśmalam—dirtiness; idam—this lamentation; viṣame—this hour of crisis; samupasthitam—arrived; anārya—persons … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 3

Second episode/adhyaya – Saankhya yoga TEXT 1 sañjaya uvāca taṁ tathā kṛpayāviṣṭam aśru-pūrṇākulekṣaṇam viṣīdantam idaṁ vākyam uvāca madhusūdanaḥ SYNONYMS sañjayaḥ uvāca—Sañjaya said; tam—unto Arjuna; tathā—thus; kṛpayā—by compassion; āviṣṭam—overwhelmed; aśru–pūrṇa—full of tears; ākula—depressed; īkṣaṇam—eyes; viṣīdantam—lamenting; idam—this; vākyam—words; uvāca—said; madhusūdanaḥ—the killer of … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 2

First Chapter – Arjuna Vishada Yoga In the first chapter Arjuna Vishada Yoga, Arjuna arrogantly asks his Charioteer Sri Krishna to take him and show him the people with whom he has to fight. Krishna takes him in front of … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 1

I used to come across statements like “Bhagavad Gita tells everything that one needs to know”, “Gita has answers to all your problems”. Thanks to the mega serial Mahabharath which used to come on DD1, I knew the context leading … Continue reading

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