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 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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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita, book two verses 66-69

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 66. There is no wisdom in him who is uncontrolled, And there is likewise no concentration in him who is uncontrolled, And in him who does not concentrate, there is no peace. How can there be happiness for him who is not peaceful?67. When the mind runs After the wandering senses, Then it carries away one's … [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 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 35-38

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 35. The greatest warriors will think That you have abstained from the battle through fear, And among those you have been held in high esteem You shall come to be held lightly.36. And your enemies will speak many words of you that should not be spoken, deriding your capacity. What greater hardship is there than … [Read more...]


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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 12-18

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... 12. Making him (Duryodhana) happy, The aged Kuru, his grandsire, Roaring like a lion, Blew his conch horn powerfully.13. And thereupon the conch horns and the kettledrums, The cymbals, drums, and trumpets All at once were sounded. The uproar was tremendous.14. Then, standing in … [Read more...]


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Scripture Study: Bhagavad Gita verses 8-11

We are doing a scripture study together: reading along through some scriptures and discussing the passages. This is the third post on The Bhagavad Gita.From the Winthrop Sargeant translation of The Gita... 8. Your Lordship and Bhishma and Karna And Kripa, always victorious in battle, Ashvatthaamaan and Vikarna And the son of Somadatta also;9. And many other heroes Whole lives are risked for my sake, Attacking with various weapons, All skilled in battle.10. Insufficient is … [Read more...]


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