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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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 52-56

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 52. When your intellect crosses beyond The thicket of delusion, then you shall become disgusted With that which is yet to be heard And with that which has been heard (in the Veda).53. When your intellect stands fixed in deep meditation, unmoving, disregarding Vedic doctrine, then you shall attain Self-realization.54. … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 39-41

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 39. This (insight) is wisdom, as declared in the theory of Sankhya; Now hear it as applied in arduous practice; Yoked with this determination, Arjuna, You shall rid yourself of the bondage of karma.40. Here (in the yoga doctrine of practice) no effort is lost, Nor is any loss of progress found. Even a little of this … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 31-34

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 31. And, perceiving your own caste duty, You should not tremble. Indeed, anything superior to righteous battle Does not exist for the kshatriya.32. And if by good fortune they gain The open gate of heaven, Happy are the kshatriyas, Arjuna, When they encounter such a fight.33. Now, if you will not undertake This … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha (Part 14)

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 10 When the five instruments of knowledge stand still, together with the mind and when the intellect does not move, that is called the Supreme State. 11 This, the firm Control of the senses, is what … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Katha part five

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the fifth post of my favorite Upanishad: The Katha. This is the story of a boy who chatted with the God of death.Chapter III  http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/awakening101/upani_katha.html 1 Two there are who dwell within the body, in the intellect, the supreme akasa of the heart, enjoying the sure rewards of their own actions. The knowers of Brahman describe them as l … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Kena Chapter Three

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the third post on the Kena Upanishad. The previous scripture was the Isha Upanishad (find all Scripture posts here)Here are a few different translations of the third section of the Kena Upanishad... Chapter III 1 Brahman, according to the story, obtained a victory for the gods; and by that victory of Brahman the gods became elated. They said to themselves: “Verily, this v … [Read more...]


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Reading the Upanishads: Kena Chapter Two

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. Today is the second post on the Kena Upanishad. The previous scripture was the Isha Upanishad (find all Scripture posts here)Here are a few different translations of the second section of the Kena Upanishad...1) Chapter II 1 The teacher said: If you think: “I know Brahman well,” then surely you know but little of Its form; you know only Its form as conditioned by man or by the go … [Read more...]


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