Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 16-18

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 Bhagavad Gita... 16. "What is action? What is inaction?" Thus, even the wise are confused in this matter. This action I shall explain to you, Having known which, you shall be released from evil.17. One must know the nature of action, The nature of … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 12-15

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 Bhagavad Gita... 12. Desiring the success of ritual acts, Men sacrifice here on earth to the Vedic gods. Quickly indeed in th world of men Ritual acts bring success.13. The system of four castes was created by Me, Accroding to the distribution of … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 8-11

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 Bhagavad Gita... 8. For the protection of the good And the destruction of evil doers, For the sake of establishing righteousness, I am born in every age.9. He who knows in truth My divine birth and action, Having left his body, he is Not reborn; … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book four, verses 4-7

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 Bhagavad Gita... 4. Arjuna spoke: Your birth was later, The birth of Vivasvat earlier; How should I understand this, That You declared it in the beginning?5.The Blessed Lord spoke: Many of My births have passed away, And also yours, Arjuna. I … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book three verses 42-43

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... 42. They say that the senses are superior. The mind is superior to the senses Moreover, the intellect is superior to the mind That which is superior to the intellect is the Self.43. Thus having known that which is higher than the … [Read more...]


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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 36 – 38

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... 36. Arjuna spoke: Then impelled, by what Does a man commit this evil, Unwillingly even, O Krishna, As if urged by force?37. The Blessed Lord spoke: This force is desire, this force is anger; Its source is the rajas guna. Voracious and … [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 27 – 30

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... 27. Actions in all cases are performed By the qualities of material nature; He whose mind is confused by egoism Imagines, "I am the doer."28. But he who knows the truth, O Arjuna, About the two roles of the qualities and action, … [Read more...]


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