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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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 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 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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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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