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TheGita – Chapter 17 – Complete

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Complete The Gita – Chapter 17 – Complete Thus in the glorious Upanishads of the Bhagavad Gita, the science of the Eternal, the Scripture of Yoga, the dialogue between Shri Krishna and Arjuna, the seventeenth discourse, “The Yoga of the Division of Threefold Faith.” Sraddhatraya-Vibhaga yoga -17 Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 28

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 28 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 28 Shloka 28 If any of these acts, O Arjuna, whether it is Spiritual Sacrifice, Self-perfection or the offering of pure and pleasant gifts, is done without faith and good incentives, Asat (all that is untrue and representative of darkness) is attained. By achieving Asat, ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 27

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 27 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 27 Shloka 27 Everlasting faithfulness is Spiritual Sacrifice, Self-harmony, and the giving of gifts, lead one on the pathway to achieving Sat, O Arjuna. This is a fact because all of these divisions of faith ultimately lead to Me, the Eternal Truth. तथा यज्ञ, तप ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 26

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 26 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 26 Shloka 26 Sat (derived from term Satya), is the word that literally means Supreme Truth and goodness. It is the end or final step in the actual Spiritual sacrifice and signifies the ultimate or final goal to be reached at the end of performing ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 25

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 25 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 25 Shloka 25 The word Tat describes the actual performance of the Spiritual Sacrifice, the presentation of gifts, and all acts of self perfection and self-harmony. The performance of these acts (by those who seek true, infinite liberty from the world), without wishing for any ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 24

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 24 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 24 Shloka 24 Therefore, dear Arjuna, he who is a devoted follower of the Brahman, begins all acts of spiritual sacrifice, gift-giving, or self-perfection (which is really the achievement of inner-peace with the self), with the word Aum (Aum or the Lord is the very ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 23

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 23 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 23 Shloka 23 AUM, TAT, SAT (literal translation: the Lord who is the truth). Dear Partha, each one of these sacred words represents the three stages of the Brahman (the Brahman is the single word that describes where all Brahmins (spiritual teachers) have originated from). ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 22

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 22 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 22 Shloka 22 A gift that is given to an unworthy (evil) person, at an improper time and place, given not from kindness in the heart, but with feelings of extreme pride and with contempt towards the other person, this gift, O Arjuna, is one ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 21

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 21 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 21 Shloka 21 However Arjuna, when the gift is given with the expectation of receiving something in return, when it is also given for the sake of receiving future rewards or when the gift is given unwillingly from one person to another, this gift is ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 20

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 20 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 20 Shloka 20 O Arjuna, hear now that what I have to say about gifts: A pure gift is that which is given with purity and kindness in the heart, given to the right person at the right time, given in the proper place, and ... Read More »