Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 13-15

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 13. The good, who eat the remainder of the sacrifice, Are released from all evils, But the wicked, who cook only for their own sake, Eat their own impurity.14. Beings exist from food, Food is brought into being by the rain God, The rain God is cherished through sacrifice, Sacrifice is brought into being by action.15. … [Read more...]


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Prayer For Everyone

Patheos is joining in with a campaign to inspire people of all faiths to use prayer towards these three goals for the world:End Extreme Poverty Fight Inequality and Injustice Combat Climate ChangeNaturally I think it will take more than just prayer to achieve these goals, but prayer is an important part of it.My conception of prayer is that it is something that we do to purify ourselves and more clearly see the part we can play in helping the world. Towards that end we Hindus … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 9-12

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 9. Aside from action for the purpose of sacrifice, This world is bound by action. Perform action for the purpose of sacrifice, Arjuna, Free from attachment.10. Having created mankind along with sacrifice, Prajapati, (The Lord of Creatures) anciently said, "By this (i.e. sacrifice), may you bring forth; May this be your … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 5-8

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 5.Indeed, no one, even in the twinkling of an eye, Ever exists without performing action; Everyone is forced to perform action, even action which is against his will, By the qualities which originate in material nature.6. He who sits, restraining his organs of action, While in his mind brooding over The objects of the … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 1-4

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 1. Arjuna spoke: If it is Your conviction that knowledge Is better than action, O Krishna, Then why do You urge me to engage in this terrible action?2. With speech that seems equivocal, You confuse my intelligence. Tell me surely this one thing: How should I attain the highest good?3. The Blessed Lord spoke; In … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 70-72

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 70. Like the ocean, which becomes filled yet remains unmoved and stands still As the waters enter it, He whom all desires enter and who remains unmoved attains peace; not so the man who is full of desire.71. The man who abandons all desires Acts free from longing. Indifferent to possessions, free from egoticism, He … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 66-69

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 66. There is no wisdom in him who is uncontrolled, And there is likewise no concentration in him who is uncontrolled, And in him who does not concentrate, there is no peace. How can there be happiness for him who is not peaceful?67. When the mind runs After the wandering senses, Then it carries away one's … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 62-65

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 62. For a man dwelling on the objects of the senses, An attachment to them is born; From attachment, desire is born; From desire, anger is born.63. From anger arises delusion; From delusion, loss of the memory; From loss of the memory, destruction of discrimination; From destruction of discrimination one is lost.64. … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 57-61

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 57. He who is without attachment on all sides, Encountering this or that, pleasant or unpleasant, Neither rejoicing nor disliking; His wisdom stands firm.58. And when he withdraws completely The senses from the objects of the senses, As a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell, His wisdom stands firm.59. Sense … [Read more...]


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