Bhagavad Gita: the Divine Message (2 Volumes)

Bhagavad Gita: the Divine Message (2 Volumes)

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Book Specification

Item Code: IDG955
Author: Swami Abhedananda
Publisher: Ramkrishna Vedanta Math
Edition: 2005
Pages: 1012
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 8.5" X 5.8"
Weight 1.20 kg

Book Description

From the Jacket

The Bhagavad Gita contains the divine dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna the Guru and the disciple.

In the Bhagavad Gita we find the discussions of Karma Yoga, Raja yoga, Bhakti Yoga, and Jnana Yoga, etc. and the Gita represents the philosophical systems and spiritual sadhana of India.

Swami Abhedananda delivered the lectures on Philosophy and religion of the Bhagavad Gita before the talented audiences of America, beginning form 1907. Those lectures are now offered to the reading public in book form. The lectures are new and scientific exposition of the Bhagavad Gita, carrying an original and special and scholastic stamp.

About the Author

Swami Abhedananda an apostel of Sri Ramakrishna Born October 2 1866- Spent his early life among the brotherhood in Baranagar monastery near Calcutta in severe austerity- traveled barefooted all over India from 1888- 1895- Acquainted with many distinguished savants, including Prof. Max Muller and Prof. Deussen Landed in New York and took charge of the Vedanta Society in 1897- Became acquainted with Prof. William James, Rev. R. Newton, Prof. Herschel C. Parker, Dr. Logen, Rev. Bishop Potter, Prof. Shaler, Travelled extensively all through the United States, Canada, Alaska and Mexico- Made frequent trips to Europe, Delivering lectures in different parts of the Continent-Crossed the Atlantic Seventeen times – Was appreciated very much for his profundity of scholarship, intellectual brilliance, oratorical talents, charming personality and nobility of character- Made a short visit to India in 1906- Returned to America-Came back to India finally in 1921- On his way home joined the Educational Conference, Honolulu-Visited Japan, China, the Philippines, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Rangoon Started on a long tour and went as far as Tibet in 1922- established centres at Calcutta and Darjeeling- Left his mortal frame on September 8, 1939.


Volume I

Preface 3
Introduction I 19
Introduction II 26
Chapter 1 Beginning of the Divine Message 33
Chapter 2 Mortality and Immortality of Soul 45
Chapter 3 True Nature of the Soul 60
Chapter 4 Atman is Without Beginning and End 74
Chapter 5 Vedantic Conception of the Soul 89
Chapter 6 The Manifested and the Un Manifested 101
Chapter 7 Method of Attaining the Highest Knowledge 114
Chapter 8 Performance of Works and Control of Senses 130
Chapter 9 Self-Mastery of Self-Control 145
Chapter 10 Work for the divine Being 159
Chapter 11 Wise Men and Their Works 173
Chapter 12 Mind and Self Control 189
Chapter 13 Practice of Jnana Yoga 202
Chapter 14 Path to Salvation 216
Chapter 15 Work for Work's Sake 229
Chapter 16 Divine Being is Dwelling Everywhere 243
Chapter 17 The Brahmarpana Karmayoga 257
Chapter 18 Two Paths: Jnana Yoga and Karma Yoga 274
Chapter 19 Real Indifference or Non-Attachment 289
Chapter 20 God is Impartial and is Like a Witness 306
Chapter 21 Desire Brings Attachments and Pain 317
Chapter 22 A true Sannyasi and A Yogi 334
Chapter 23 Purified Mind is Our Real Friend 345
Chapter 24 The State of a Self Realized Yogi 363
Chapter 25 Practice and Dispassion are Necessary 381
Chapter 26 A Yogi is Never Lost 394
Chapter 27 God is in Everything and Everywhere 410
Chapter 28 A seer of God is a Liberated Soul 424
Chapter 29 Purified Souls reach the State of Superconsciousness 439
Chapter 30 The Absolute Can be Realized by Yoga 453
Chapter 31 Akshara Brahma Yoga 468
Chapter 32 Highest Goal is Reached by the Yogi 482
Appendix Sanskrit Text of the Chapter I and II of the Bhagavad Gita and Their English Translation by Swami Abhedananda himself 497
Volume II
Chapter 33 God is the Witness of the process of Works 523
Chapter 34 Atman is the Source of Everything 538
Chapter 35 Religion of Vedanta is Universal 554
Chapter 36 Lamp of Wisdom Dispels all Ignorance 567
Chapter 37 Everything is Manifestation of the Lord 582
Chapter 38 All pervading form of God 597
Chapter 39 Resignation Brings Eternal Peace 617
Chapter 40 Attainment of God consciousness is Universal 634
Chapter 41 We all are Immortal and indestructible 649
Chapter 42 Absolute is the Unknown and the known 665
Chapter 43 World Beyond the Senses 681
Chapter 44 The Knower of the Brahman is Perfect 693
Chapter 45 Discrimination between Kshetra and Kshetrajna 710
Chapter 46 Three Qualities are Bondages 723
Chapter 47 The Self is Above all Qualities 742
Chapter 48 Tree of Samsara and the Highest Goal 761
Chapter 49 Eye of Wisdom can Realize the Atman 773
Chapter 50 Over-Soul is an Object to be Achieved 786
Chapter 51 Spirituality and Meterialism 801
Chapter 52 Three fold Faith 816
Chapter 53 Three fold Food, Worship, Austerity and Gift 830
Chapter 54 Om Tat Sat: Three Names of Brahman 843
Chapter 55 Sannyasa and Tyaga Distnguished 855
Chapter 56 Three fold is the Fruit of Actions 867
Chapter 57 Five Causes for Actions 883
Chapter 58 Three impulses according to Three Gunas 897
Chapter 59 Three kinds of Action 916
Chapter 60 Four Classes of Duty 928
Chapter 61 Human Beings with Different Tendencies 946
Chapter 62 Serene Spirit is Undisturbed by Everything 962
Chapter 63 Lord said Surrender Unto Him 978
Chapter 64 Doubts of Arjuna were Removed 992
Chapter 65 Conclusion 1006

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