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 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 34 – 35

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... 34. Passion and hatred are seated In the senses in relation to their objects. One should not come under the power of these two; They are indeed one's enemies.35.Better one's own duty though deficient Than the duty of another well … [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 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 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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