Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita verses 19-23

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. This is the fourth post on The Bhagavad Gita.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 19. The noise burst asunder The hearts of the sons of Dhritarashtra, And the tumult caused The sky and the earth to resound.20. Then, Arjuna, having seen the sons of Dhritarashtra Drawn up in battle array, Raised his bow as the clash of weapons began.21. Arjuna then spoke … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita verses 1-3

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. This is the first post on The Bhagavad Gita. I selected this particular translation because it includes the original Sanskrit, a transliteration into English characters, a literal translation into English, and a poetic translation into English for every verse along with footnotes.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita ...Verse 1) Dhiritarashtra spoke: When they were … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha (part 13)

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. We are reading one of my favorite upanishads: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.htmlChapter III1 This is that eternal Asvattha Tree with its root above and branches below. That root, indeed, is called the Bright; That is Brahman and That alone is the Immortal. In That all worlds … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha Part Eleven

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. We are reading one of my favorite upanishads: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html Chapter II 1 There is a city with eleven gates belonging to the unborn Atman of undistorted Consciousness. He who meditates on Him grieves no more; liberated from the bonds of ignorance, he becomes … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Isha Part Ten

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. I've started with the Isha Upanishad.I have a translation of the Upanishads done by Eknath Easwaran, a teacher whom I deeply trust and love. In this book there is an introduction before each translation with some insight from Easwaran.Here is a link to the Amazon page for the book I have:However, today I am going to use a different translation. Thanks to our bedbug … [Read more...]


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