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Yoga Vasistha

The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Hindu text written in Sanskrit. The text is a section of the Mahabharata. The text consists of Krishna expounding on philosophy and morality to Arjuna to prepare him for the battle of Kurukshetra.

In the Bhagavad Gita, the goal of life is to free the mind from selfish desire and to focus on the glory of the Self (Atman), by dedicating one's actions to the divine. The Yoga way is to engage oneself in a higher form of activity through meditation, action, devotion and knowledge.

Thus it is established that the cause of triumph over samsara or the perpetual cycle of birth and death is absolute equanimity of perception by beholding the reality that the eternal soul is equally situated in all naturally created beings. One who is also equiposed regarding the dualities and not elated by obtaining something pleasant thinking how lucky am I nor dejected by receiving something unpleasant thinking how unfortunate am I. Such a person endowed with firm resolution reflects that: I will steadfastly cross over the ocean of samsara through the knowledge of atma tattva or realisation of the soul. Such a person is free from all doubts and infatuation with delusion which is merely a tendency of the mind. Such a person becomes a knower of the Brahman or spiritual substratum pervading all existence after being instructed by a living knower of the Brahman. Such a person lives their life immersed in the atma or soul which is of the same absolute nature of the Brahman. [1]

The primary purpose of the Bhagavad- Gita is to illuminate for all of humanity the realization of the true nature of divinity; for the highest spiritual conception and the greatest material perfection is to attain love of God. Its intrinsic beauty is that its knowledge applies to all human beings and does not postulate any sectarian ideology or secular view.

See also


  1. Kesava Kasmiri's Commentary. Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 5, Verse 20

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