KARMA- YOGA IN BHAGAVAD-GITA. A.K. Vijayalakshmi “Swami Vivekananda's approach to the ideal of karma- yoga - a critical study ” Thesis. Department of. The Bhagavad Gita: the original Sanskrit and an English translation / · Lars Martin Fosse. . The current tidal wave of interest in the Gita, in Yoga, and · in things. Hatha Yoga or The Yogi Philosophy of Physical Well‑Being isbn: ‑1‑‑ ‑5 (pdf) . Bhagavad Gita, and will aid the student in obtaining a fuller.
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The Meaning of Yoga. It is common to associate the word Yoga with a system of physical postures and meditation. But Yoga in its original form has a deep. The Yoga of the Bhagavadgita: Part 1 - An exposition of the meditational process on cosmic being by Swami Krishnananda. PDF Format PDF Email this page. The Bhagavad-Gita's teachings on Yoga practice Tal Ravid [email protected] com + The Gita's unique contribution The Bhagvad- Gita is.
When we yearn for the result of our actions, we cannot be calm in carrying them out. Parikarmas, control of the senses and self control. This would bring dishonour. Yoga and Bhakti as interchangeable and using the Deity as the best object for meditation. Jnana and Bhakti. We need to listen to our intuitive guidance, which comes from the transcendent into our lives in the imminent. Karma Yoga in Bhagavad Gita.
Others, may hear about it, or read about it. Then there are people even when they hear about the Atman, they do not understand a word. Dharma and Karma Yoga Krishna offers teachings about one's dharma. He explains to Arjuna that for a warrior, a war like this is an opportunity.
Chapter 2 The Yoga of Knowledge Page 4 sur 6 http: This would bring dishonour. He then explains the essence of karma yoga: Do this and you cannot commit any sin. One is only interested in doing what is right for its own sake without wanting any benefit for oneself. One does one's best to perform their dharma without attachment to the results of one's actions.
It is this kind of attitude in performing action which breaks "the chains of desire which bind you to your actions. Karma Yoga's Central Theme You have the right to work , but for the work's sake only. You have no rights to the fruits of work. Desire for the fruits of work should never be your motive in working.
Never give way to laziness either. Perform every action with your heart fixed on the Supreme Lord. Renounce attachment to the fruits. Be even-tempered in success and failure, for it is this evenness of temper which is meant by yoga. Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done without such anxiety, in the calm of self-surrender.
Seek refuge in the knowledge of Brahman. They who work selfishly for results are miserable. In the calm of self-surrender you can free yourself from the bondage of virtue and vice during this very life.
Devote yourself , therefore, to reaching union with Brahman. To unite the heart with Brahman and then to act: In the calm of self-surrender the seers renounce the fruits of their actions and so reach enlightenment.
Chapter 2 The Yoga of Knowledge Page 5 sur 6 http: When your intellect has cleared itself of its delusions, you will become indifferent to the results of all action, present or future.
At present, your intellect is bewildered by conflicting interpretations of the scriptures. When it can rest, steady and undistracted, in contemplation of the Atman, then you will reach union with the Atman.
There is a lot to unpack in these sections. In the first chapter, we are introduced to the importance of acknowledging both the imminent and the transcendent.
In this chapter, we are taken further into how to balance these two. We need to be firm that our main goal in life is to achieve union with Brahman - i. Then we need to live life in such a way that makes that possible. The secret of that is non-attached work. Attachment binds us. It causes anxiety. When we yearn for the result of our actions, we cannot be calm in carrying them out. We are so eager for the result, for the gratification of our desire, we may act in ways that are not skilful, which cloud our judgement, which distract us from our ultimate goal of self-realization, that will entrap us in a chain of events from which we may not be able to extract ourselves.
On the other hand, if we imagine we don't desire something and decide not to do something we are supposed to do, we may actually just be giving in to laziness, which will also not help us achieve self- realization, for the desire still lives within us, but, out of laziness,we don't exert the energy to fulfill the desire.
Our energy then becomes sloth instead. We may also become bewildered, trying to use our intellect, our rationality to figure our way out of our struggle by analyzing scriptural writings.
But intellect alone is not helpful enough.
We need to engage our will power. We need to understand our feelings. We need to discriminate the nature of our challenges so we can address them correctly. We need to listen to our intuitive guidance, which comes from the transcendent into our lives in the imminent.
When the intellect becomes calm, it can then be used towards our ultimate goal of realizing Brahman within us. Chapter 2 The Yoga of Knowledge Page 6 sur 6 http: Bhagavad Gita in Modern Life: Chapter 2 The Yoga of Knowledge. Flag for inappropriate content. Related titles. Krishna in Mahabharata — Treachery at Kurukshetra. Jump to Page. Search inside document. Chapter 2 The Yoga of Knowledge Page 1 sur 6 http: Deep Ghosh. Gokulmuthu Narayanaswamy. Mehul Patel. Manish Soni. Abdulkhadir Suhair.
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More From Skyhigh Trauma and the Fraudulent Survivor. J, Is Yoga Hindu? This similar idea is also expressed by Dr. Sutton from the Oxford center for Hindu studies. Main Yogic techniques mentioned in the Bhagvad Gita The entire course of the Bhagavad-Gita is redolent with Yogic concepts but some Slokas in Chapters 4,5,6 and 7 particulates more specifically and clearly the text's understanding of the Yoga practice.
I choose to demonstrate it with several examples: Jnana and Bhakti. Knowledge of the supreme Deity and the devotion to him as a means to attain Moksha7, is well presented in this part.
One of The Bhagvad - Gita's main practices that appears in various interpretations during the whole text: Jnana leads to Bhakti and Bhakti leads to Jnana. Both practices goes together as a way to personal salvation. Parikarmas, control of the senses and self control.
Faith, destroying anger, fear, jealousy and enmity8 ,having Faith in God and Surrendering to God - through spiritual Knowledge, all which brings one to be as Krishna sais "Part of me". Bhakti and Yoga are described as related practices completing each other and God as a "technique" to achieve mind control. Pranayama as a main spiritual practice, blended with control of the senses, self- control and what regarded as "true knowledge".
The Main emphasis is on self- control and the connection with the Atman within.
In many ways, the use of Pranayama as a technique in the Gita is meant for that purpose9. Realization of higher knowledge originated from the inner self - the Atman which is the true identity and not the Material body and mind, which are considered Prakriti and as a consequence of that understanding, doing one's action without expectations and desires for its fruits, Basing it on the personal duty, Svadharma.
Yoga is the means to calm the movements of the mind so that this understanding can be gained. Renunciation as a synonym to Yoga. Yoga can't be practiced without renunciation and due to the text it's a pre-request for every one wishing to practice it.
The selfless work done by a karma yogi together with distance from material comforts and objects mentioned more specifically in 6. In this way the supreme self can be realized. Dharana meditation that should be practiced in solitude , Pratyahara withdrawal of the senses and Brahmacharia Celibacy, going towards Brahma. These slokas describes some of the more archetypal description of the Yogi. This separation from worldly life maybe understood symbolically, since The Bhagavad-Gita's main contribution to the practice of Yoga as a way of life is the yoga student's ability to be In the world but not of the world, acting and doing all duties towards family and society while seeking not to have any emotional involvement in it.
Yoga is a form of Moksha-Dharma, that can lead one to liberation from re-birth. Bhakti as Yogic practice with Krishna that is used as an object Some reference to Asana is also mentioned here Keeping the body, head and neck erect. Vairagja and Abhyasa.
The mind can be controlled through detachment and the constant practice that is performed in order to stabilize oneself in that condition for the purpose of Purusha realization. Yoga as an experimental science based on direct and personal constant practice-effort to establish and realize one's life with Yoga's approach and concepts 7 Gandhi M.
K, Discourses on the Gita, P. Gandhi interpenetrates the supreme being as a synonym to one's own soul. In comparison to being consumed with theoretical knowledge separated from its application to real life. Devotional approach is essential for Yoga. The text states that devotion is one of the best practices allowing one to achieve steadiness of mind and higher knowledge.
Yoga and Bhakti as interchangeable and using the Deity as the best object for meditation. The Deity is not only considered as a technical practice but mainly as a constant approach related to the ability to achieve oneness with god after death probably as a contrast to reincarnation. The close identification mentioned here between the Atman and the Deity helps in realizing ones true self. Pratyahara, control samyama of all the senses withdrawing them from external perception Meditation on the true self located near the human heart and on the "life breath", the essence of life existing within the Prana An important remark indicated here relates to the setting of the practice, advising that it must be steady.