2/01/2012

Bhagavad Gita and Krishna

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Bhagavad Gita, a Holy Scripture

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Explanation



The Bhagavad Gita consists of seven hundred verses. Out of these, a massive 574 have been uttered by Krishna himself, giving us an unparalleled insight into the true nature of divinity. The title of the poem too suggests this, meaning the song (Gita) of God (Bhagavat).

The God of Suffering
Krishna's autobiographical intent is not restricted to a specific humiliating circumstance. His wish is to encompass the entire spectrum of human suffering:

"Among the Rudras, I am Shankara."



Read this most inspiring article

C: Bhagavad Gita, by Nitin Kumar, Exotic India


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www.bhagavad-gita.org

Namaste! Welcome to the Bhagavad- Gita online.
We are happy you have arrived and it will be our pleasure to serve you. Here you will be presented transcendental knowledge of the most profound spiritual nature as revealed in the Bhagavad- Gita. It is the divine discourse spoken by the Supreme Lord Krishna Himself and is the most popular and well known of all the sacred scriptures from ancient India.

The Bhagavad- Gita is considered by eastern and western scholars alike to be among the greatest spiritual books the world has ever known. In a very clear and wonderful way the Supreme Lord Krishna describes the science of self-realization and the exact process by which a human being can establish their eternal relationship with God. In terms of pure, spiritual knowledge the Bhagavad- Gita is incomparable.

Its intrinsic beauty is that its knowledge applies to all human beings and does not postulate any sectarian idealogy or secular view. It is appproachable from the sanctified realms of all religions and is glorified as the epitome of all spiritual teachings. This is because proficiency in the Bhagavad- Gita reveals the eternal principles which are fundamental and essential for spiritual life from all perspectives and allows one to perfectly understand the esoteric truths hidden within all religious scriptures.

Many great thinkers from our times such as Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Schweizer as well as Madhvacarya, Sankara and Ramanuja from bygone ages have all contemplated and deliberarted upon its timeless message.

Available in many languages.
http://www.bhagavad-gita.org/

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Krishna (Sanskrit: कृष्ण) (kṛṣṇa in IAST, pronounced [ˈkr̩ʂɳə] literally "dark, black, dark-blue"
is a central figure of Hinduism and is traditionally attributed the authorship of the Bhagavad Gita. He is known as the eighth and "complete" avatar of Lord Vishnu, come to restore Dharma to the earth in a time of great dharmic imbalance. Krishna is identified as a historical individual who participated in the events of the Mahabharata.



Krishna is often described as an infant or young boy playing a flute as in the Bhagavata Purana, or as a youthful prince giving direction and guidance as in the Bhagavad Gita. The stories of Krishna appear across a broad spectrum of Hindu philosophical and theological traditions.
They portray him in various perspectives: a god-child, a prankster, a model lover, a divine hero and the Supreme Being.
The principal scriptures discussing Krishna's story are the Mahabharata, the Harivamsa, the Bhagavata Purana and the Vishnu Purana.
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Things found on the way



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HAIKU


reading the Gita -
a humble haiku
humms in my mind

Gabi Greve
December 2005


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late night thunderstorm
hands facing
Krishna's idol


Satdeep Gill
February 2012


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Related words

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"Of all trees I am the banyan (peepal)." Krishna


***** Silence (maun)

"In things mysterious, I am silence (maun)." Krishna


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"Among snakes (sarpas), I am Vasuki." Krishna


***** Cow (Pashu, Gai)

"Among cows I am the wish fulfilling cow." Krishna



Srimad Bhagavad-Gita and the Sacredness of All Cows
by Jagannath Das




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1 comment:

Narayanan Raghunathan said...

paramaanandam
naaraayano rahasyam-avyayam
maha vishwaroopa darshanam
[ Sanskrit ]

infinite bliss ~
Naaraayana's secret
undefined ~ vision of
the great Cosmic Form

In the Bhagavad Gita one chapter is devoted to "Vishwaroopa darshanam", when Arjuna is blessed with the Vision of Krishna[Naaraayana ]'s All Encompassing Cosmic Form Engulfing and sustaining All[ the innumerable universes and their divine infinities ].