Currently reading- “God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita” translated and explained by Paramahansa Yogananda. This book presents the interpretation by . “The words of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita,” writes Paramahansa Yogananda, “are at once a profound scripture the science of Yoga, union with. God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita is a posthumously published non- fiction book by the Indian yogi and guru Paramahansa Yogananda (–).
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. States that the words of Lord Krishna oaramahansa Arjuna in the “Bhagavad Gita” are at once a profound scripture the science of Yoga, union with God, and a textbook for everyday living.
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I also own the 8 disc series of the Mahabharat, which is a; must watch in conjunction to the Gita. Aug 26, Chandan Priyadarshi rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book is a master piece. It explains Krishna’s teachings with as much conviction as some one who has heard it directly from His Lips. It helps view the whole Kurukshthra battle in a totally different angle. The first chapter which is the biggest in the book, sets the context about each important character in the Mahabharatha and how it Metaphysically relates to our own body and life.
Needs to be read with great concentration to get the best out of it and for the techings to sink in. It also h The book is a master piece. It also highlights at multiple places the commonality between the teachings of Yoga as taught by Krishna and the teachings of Christ. Please note, this book is for those who are serious about understanding the truths mentioned in Gita and NOT for a casual curious reader. Jan 14, Robert rated it it was amazing. There is nothing that brings immediate peace and calmness to my being then reading the Gita, Yogananda’s commentary brings that great writing alive by his explanations ykgananda Indian Culture and the Yoga Sutras.
There is a great deal of metaphoric language that needs commentary for us in the West. It is a gos experience to engage in reading the Gita, I have often wondered if there is perhaps some primordial sound irrespective of the translated language when studying these sacred scriptures. Oct 21, Rajat Bhatia rated it it was amazing. A masterpiece of spiritual wisdom from the highest realm of consciousness of a greatest yogi himself Jul 19, Ralph Davis rated it it was amazing.
This is a beautiful edition of the Bhagavad Gita, and Yogananda’s explication is very insightful. Feb 17, Rama rated it it was amazing Shelves: His interpretation of Gita differs from other interpreters, but follows the beliefs in yoga philosophy of his progenitors, Yogi Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, and Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri guru of Yogananda.
God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita
The author finds that the paramauansa of Lord Krishna has many commonalities wi Science of Kriya-yoga and pranayama meditation as taught in Bhagavad-Gita Swami Yogananda is the founder of Self-Realization Fellowship SRFand a leading observer of the kriya-yoga as taught in Bhagavad-Gita. The author finds that the teaching of Lord Krishna has many commonalities with the message of Jesus Christ, and he describes this in great detail throughout the book.
In this volume we find the translation of each verse of Gita and its interpretation and how that is related to the overall message of Krishna. References to New Testament may also be found in many chapters.
The summary of the book is as follows: Bhagavadgita, the song of God is a profound scripture of yoga for seeking Eternal Bliss. The instructions are provided in a stepwise fashion in a dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna.
The Gita teaches us the rightful duty in life and how to discharge with dispassion that avoids pain and nurtures wisdom and success in spiritual life.
The enigmas of para,ahansa, life, suffering, the perpetual cycle of life and death could be avoided if man follows the message of Krishna. The mysteries that veil the Infinite Spirit will be revealed to all sincere devotees of the Lord.
The right action, non-attachment to the material things in life and its sense pleasures, one can find union with the Supreme Cosmic Being by the highest yoga of pranayama meditation learned by an enlightened guru.
The Essence of Bhagavad Gita
The kriya-yoga taught by Krishna in the verses 4. The adept of kriya-yoga is a deep state of meditation and Samadhi which increasingly multiply the effect of each kriya. By quieting the heart through practice of kriya-yoga pranayama, the yogi disconnects his mind from his senses and breath. With this new freedom from pxramahansa which ties consciousness to the body the yogi dissolves his ego in the blessed soul.
Having attained soul perception, the yogi realizes the Cosmic Spirit behind all hod souls and all manifestation in the universe Gita 9. The triple qualities of nature three gunas produces man’s three bodies; physical, astral, and spiritual; the physical body consist of 16 aruna elements, carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, etc. The astral; body is made of 19 elements; ego, mind, intelligence, feeling, etc.
The causal body consists of 35 divine thoughts corresponding to 35 elements of physical and astral bodies.
Death does not liberate the soul and unites with Cosmic Spirit, but the astral bodies and causal body within it travel together with soul all encased from the coverings of the three bodies in the after death state. The process of liberation from the three bodies takes time. Even the avatar of Jesus Christ took three days or three periods of spiritual effort to emerge from physical, astral and causal bodies before he rose again. Jesus asks Mary not to touch his body because his resurrection was not complete John By practice of yoga, a devotee can free the coverings of all three bodies before his soul commingles with the Supreme Spirit Gita The true kriya-yoga way life-force control of divine realization is to ascend by leading the ego, mind and life force through the same spinal channel that was used by the soul originally descended into the body Gita 6.
Karma yoga, the path of good actions; bhakti yoga, that path of unfailing deep devotion; Jnana yoga, the path of knowledge and wisdom; and raja yoga, especially the kriya-yoga is the quintessence of all yogas favored by royal sages and great yogis in ancient India. It is through this form of yoga, a yogi can withdraw his life force and mind from the body unites his soul free from ego with the Cosmic Spirit.
Similarly, the soul, the reflection of God is the great creator, supporter, enjoyer and transcendental observer of its own dream physical body and all its activities.
God Talks With Arjuna – Paramahansa Yogananda – Google Books
The soul is the witness and it does not engage itself in the operation human intelligence, mind, and senses. It is an observer of the Cosmic Nature that is instigated by Parkriti and man’s individual karma. Swami Yogananda expresses his beliefs in the three philosophical system in interpreting verses The advent of Self knowledge through renunciation of all actions as outlined in the Sankhya philosophy and the consummation of all actions after attaining this realization as described in Vedanta, both have to do with complex nature of action.
Yoga philosophy teaches the technique to free ourselves from the threefold human affliction. Without the renunciation enjoyed in Sankhya, and without the technique of yoga, the devotee can not escape the misery producing entanglements of physical consciousness and realize the infinite. Vedanta describes this infinite Spirit, Oneness with the Absolute, beyond the domain of all activities, dissolving all illusions of Maya to enjoy the Eternal Bliss, the Brahman.
Jul 18, Nitin Goyal rated it it was amazing. Sometimes you will pick up a book having a set belief in your mind on how it will treat a subject and when you open the pages the book simply blows away your mind. This is one such book.
This is not a normal Gita discourse which explains the holy text the way it is generally done. This bring you a totally different perspective on the story of Mahabharata and also sets the scene for the discourse of Gita by Lord Krishna in a refreshing perspective.
It personifies the characters of the battle of M Sometimes you will pick up a book having a set belief in your mind on how it will treat a subject and when you open the pages the book simply blows away your mind.
It personifies the characters of the battle of Mahabharata into our vices and follies. It also in a subtle way answers the eternal quest for a soul to find inner peace and enlightenment.
I thought that this book would have been more meaningful for me if it had more details on the science and techniques of yoga.
I must also mention that there are a few drawings in this book, and they are simply the most beautiful and mind blowing colourful drawings I have ever come across of the battle of Mahabharata depicting Lord Krishna and Arjuna. Reading this book paraamhansa open up your mind.
Occasional parenthetical additions to the text are unobtrusively explanatory and very helpful. The best choice for anyone looking woth get the true meaning out of the Git [In case this gets combined with other editions of the Bhagavad Takks on Goodreads, I’m specifically referring to “The Bhagavad Gita According to Paramhansa Yogananda. The best choice for anyone looking to get the true meaning out of the Gita itself.
Though best with the associated book of commentary: The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: Jul 11, Samuel A.
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Currently reading- “God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita” translated and explained by Paramahansa Yogananda. This book presents the interpretation by Paramahansa Yogananda of an ageless Hindu teaching much like the Christian Bible. However it is more specifically an allegory with characters representing the various parts of mind and emotion. Its purpose is to instruct the reader with a way to conquer negative tendencies in order to reach final perfection in God.
It is not a book to read for Currently reading- “God Talks with Arjuna: It is not a book to read for entertainment as it has deep, moral lessons that require a great deal of thought and internal processing. May 15, Aashish rated it it was amazing. This is best ever commentry of Bhagwad Geeta. Sep 26, Vikram Shah rated it it was amazing. This books goes into so much detail about the teachings from Krishna that it’ll take you months if not longer to fully understand.
I hate to be a bit condescending–but this book is quite a bit too long and repetitive.