Monthly Archives: September 2015

Understanding Gita – 20

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 20 na jāyate mriyate vā kadācin nāyaṁ bhūtvā bhavitā vā na bhūyaḥ ajo nityaḥ śāśvato ‘yaṁ purāṇo na hanyate hanyamāne śarīre SYNONYMS na—never; jāyate—takes birth; mriyate—never dies; vā—either; kadācit—at any time (past, present or … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 19

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 19 ya enaṁ vetti hantāraṁ yaś cainaṁ manyate hatam ubhau tau na vijānīto nāyaṁ hanti na hanyate SYNONYMS yaḥ—anyone; enam—this; vetti—knows; hantāram—the killer; yaḥ—anyone; ca—also; enam—this; manyate—thinks; hatam—killed; ubhau—both of them; tau—they; na—never; vijānītaḥ—in … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 18

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 18 antavanta ime dehā nityasyoktāḥ śarīriṇaḥ anāśino ‘prameyasya tasmād yudhyasva bhārata SYNONYMS antavantaḥ—perishable; ime—all these; dehāḥ—material bodies; nityasya—eternal in existence; uktāḥ—it is so said; sarīriṇaḥ—the embodied souls; anāśinaḥ—never to be destroyed; aprameyasya—immeasurable; tasmāt—therefore; yudhyasva—fight; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 17

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 17 avināśi tu tad viddhi yena sarvam idaṁ tatam vināśam avyayasyāsya na kaścit kartum arhati SYNONYMS avināśi—imperishable; tu—but; tat—that; viddhi—know it; yena—by whom; sarvam—all of the body; idam—this; tatam—widespread; vināśam—destruction; avyayasya—of the imperishable; asya—of … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 16

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 16 nāsato vidyate bhāvo nābhāvo vidyate sataḥ ubhayor api dṛṣṭo ‘ntas tv anayos tattva-darśibhiḥ SYNONYMS na—never; asataḥ—of the nonexistent; vidyate—there is; bhāvaḥ—endurance; na—never; abhāvaḥ—changing quality; vidyate—there is; sataḥ—of the eternal; ubhayoḥ—of the two; api—verily; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 15

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 15 yaṁ hi na vyathayanty ete puruṣaṁ puruṣarṣabha sama-duḥkha-sukhaṁ dhīraṁ so ‘mṛtatvāya kalpate SYNONYMS yam—one who; hi—certainly; na—never; vyathayanti—are distressing; ete—all these; puruṣam—to a person; puruṣarṣabha—is best among men; sama—unaltered; duḥkha—distress; sukham—happiness; dhīram—patient; saḥ—he; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 14

Second episode/adhyaya – Sankhya yoga TEXT 14 mātrā-sparśās tu kaunteya śītoṣṇa-sukha-duḥkha-dāḥ āgamāpāyino ‘nityās tāṁs titikṣasva bhārata SYNONYMS mātrā—sensuous; sparśāḥ—perception; tu—only; kaunteya—O son of Kuntī; śīta—winter; uṣṇa—summer; sukha—happiness; duḥkha–daḥ—giving pain; āgama—appearing; apāyinaḥ—disappearing; anityāḥ—nonpermanent; tān—all of them; titikṣasva—just try to tolerate; bhārata—O … Continue reading

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