Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 39 – 41

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 39. O Arjuna, the knowledge even of the wise ones is obscured But this eternal enemy, Having the form of desire, Which is as insatiable as fire.40. The senses, the mind, and the intellect Are said to be its (i.e., the eternal enemy's) … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 31-33

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 31. Men who constantly practice This teaching of Mine, Believing, not sneering, Are also released from the bondage of actions.32. But those who, sneering at this, Do not practice My teaching, Confusing all wisdom, Know them to be lost and … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita (book three, verses 25-26)

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 25. While those who are unwise act From attachment to action, O Arjuna, So the wise should act without attachment, Intending to maintain the welfare of the world.26. One should not unsettle the minds of The ignorant who are attached to … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita (book three, verses 20-24)

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 20. Perfection was attained by kings like Janaka With action alone. For the mere maintenance of the world, You should act.21.Whatever the greatest man does, Thus do the rest; Whatever standard he sets, The world follows that.22. For … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 16-19

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Here are all of the posts on the previous verses for the Gita: Bhagavad Gita StudyFrom the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 16. He who does, here on earth, Turn the wheel thus set in motion, Lives, Arjuna, Maliciously, full of sense delights, and in vain.17. He whose delight is only in the Self, Whose satisfaction is in the Self, And who is content only in the … [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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Reading the Upanishads: Katha part eight

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the eighth post of my favorite Upanishad: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.Part TwoChapter Ihttp://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html1Yama said: The self—existent Supreme Lord inflicted an injury upon the sense—organs in creating them with outgoing tendencies; therefore a man perceives only outer obj … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Isha Verse 17 + 18

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. I've started with the Isha Upanishad. Today we are reading the last two verses and finishing the Isha. Starting next week, scripture reading will be moving to my new sister blog, the White Hindu Premium. This is a subscription-based blog that will allow you access to more in-depth posts, materials, advice, and video chats with me. Check out the intro! We will be starting on The Bhagavad … [Read more...]


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