Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1 – Introduction to Gita

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Q: What are Srutis?

Ans: Sruti in Sanskrit agency heard. Vedas are alleged Srutis as they were not accounting but accomplished by Rshis during meditation. Accordingly Vedas are advised apaurusheya, acceptation not from a animal mind. They were again imparted to the aggregation by chat of mouth. It was anesthetized on to ancestors through verbalizing, listening, repeating & reflecting. Vedas present the ultimate Truth and accordingly advised as eternal. Veda’s are of two parts. The above locations of the Vedas are Afterlife kanda and the afterwards allotment of Vedas is the jnana kanda, aswell alleged Vedanta or upanishad.

Q: Explain Veda Vyasa’s absolute knowledge.

Ans: Veda Vyasa was a abundant diviner with astronomic knowledge. Today’s man has alone a atom of his knowledge. In his lifetime he wrote Mahabharata which as 10,000,000 verses, 100,000 of its abstract is alleged Mahabharata, with minute details, bags of names, their relationships. positions, personalities, actions, incidences & after-effects of those actions. The Bhagavad Gita is alleged a ithihasa, as it gives us applied admonition on how to attain the Truth and reside accomplished lives. The amazing allotment is the bond amid the abundant acceptance that are intertwined with abounding of behavior applicative to anyone at any aeon of time. He aswell wrote Brahma Sutra and 18 puranas as Sanskrit verses. He agitated out the above assignment of allocation of one huge Veda into four abstracted vedas as accepted today, namely Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharvana vedas for simple account and compassionate of today’s human.

Q: What are ‘Puranas’?

Ans: It is that adeptness that admitting age-old is anytime new and relevant. (bautika-jnana-grantha, pramana-grantha, purana). Puranas are descriptions, explanations of Srutis & Smrtis through stories, dialogues and examples. There are 18 Puranas composed by Veda Vyasa. They aswell allege of what adeptness be accessible (sambhava pramana). some acceptance arise to be doubtful just like assertive fictions an eon ago are a accepted actuality today.

Q: Describe the accomplishments of Mahabharata war.

Ans: Lord Ganesa is the book of Mahabharata. Sage Vaisampayana anecdotal the absolute Mahabharata to Janamejaya, the abundant grandson of Arjuna.

Mahabharata is an Ithihasa (history) anecdotic abounding abbreviate acceptance intertwined presenting abounding behavior and letters to seekers. Kuru vamsa had two brothers Dhritarashtra and Pandu. Dhritarashtra was built-in dark and accordingly his brother Pandu was crowned as a baron of Hastinapuram. There was an congenital appetite to be a baron by any agency in the apperception of Dhritarashtra. Dhritarashtra’s 100 accouchement were kauravas and Pandu’s 5 accouchement were Pandavas. The kauravas not alone awful pandavas but they agitated lot of acrimony to the admeasurement that they did not alternate to plan to annihilate pandavas at every befalling they could get. Kauravas were beggarly and affronted while pandavas were acutely patient, honest, objective, acceptable hearted and admired by all. Assuredly their backbone absitively to activity aback which resulted in Mahabharata, aswell alleged dharma yudham (war of the acceptable over evil).

Q: Was Mahabharata a ancestors feud?

Ans: It is a adventure of two brothers, whose children, cousins, with no adulation for anniversary added and developed acrimony to the admeasurement of killing anniversary other. Kauravas were abandoned and adverse to Pandavas, who were inherently good, conscionable and with blue-blooded thoughts and actions. The pandavas were striped off their adeptness and kingdom, insulted, abandoned and beatific on exile, They were not accustomed their commonwealth on acknowledgment as agreed upon. The pandavas approved their akin best to abstain war in the best absorption of not alone the ancestors but of the nation at large. Assuredly the war became assured to activity for the just adjoin unjust. In this war amid the acceptable and the evil, Lord Krishna accurate the good.

Though this ancestors altercation assuredly has taken the appearance of a war, it absolutely depicts the war amid dharma(good) and the affronted (adharma), appropriately applicative to anyone at any time. It is not the fight, war and killing. It is about accomplishing the adapted affair at all times if we face a conflict.

Q: What is ‘Bhagavad Gita’?

Ans: The chat ‘Gita’ actually agency song in Sanskrit. There are abounding Gitas. These are airy dialogs amid a abecedary and a student. Rama Gita, Ramana Gita, Hamsa Gita in Bhagavatam, Ascendancy Gita in Skantha puranam, to name a few. In accepted the chat Gita refers to Bhagavad Gita which is the chat amid Lord Krishna and Arjuna during Kurukshetra war, aswell alleged dharma war. This was a war amid the acceptable & the evil. This aswell depicts the war that goes on in alone minds amid the acceptable and affronted as we face the centralized war added generally which is addressed here. Appropriately Bhagavad Gita helps the appellant to accretion the attitude to handle the challenges of the apple arch to the adeptness of the Self in the body. The Bhagavad-gita is begin in the ballsy Mahabharata. Since Brahma-vidya is the capital affair of the Gita, anniversary of its affiliate is alleged an upanishad. The Bhagavad Gita is likened chaplet of 18 sections (chapters) strung with 700 chaplet of wisdom(verses).

Q: It is frequently said that Bhagavad gita acquire to be advised beneath adapted admonition and in its entirety? Why so?

Ans: Bhagavad gita provides us with the knowledge, attitude, eyes and ethics but has to be advised beneath adapted admonition as the words acquire to be accepted acutely in the adapted context. Out of ambience meanings will advance to misunderstandings and thereby to incorrect thinking, adventitious accomplishments arch to exceptionable consequences. Anniversary chat has a altered acceptation at altered context. baloney of the words could be dangerous.

Bhagavad Gita shows three paths to the Divine. Gita shows three paths to the Divine alleged afterlife yoga (path of Action), Bhakti yoga, (path of Devotion/love) and jnana yoga, (path of knowledge, enquiry).

Lord Ganesa accede to be Sage Vyasa’s book on one condition. Lord Ganesa agreed to be Sage Vyasa’s book on the activity that he would address continuously afterwards a abeyance and Veda Vyasa charge to accumulate on accouterment the admonition to write, and were he to abeyance his autograph to delay for the information, he would stop autograph already & for all. To this Veda Vyasa put a added activity that Ganesha should not abide autograph until he has absolutely accepted what is meant in any statement.

Veda Vyasa originally alleged Mahabharata as ‘Jaya’ acceptation victory. It reflects the achievement of ‘pandavas’, the ‘good’ over the ‘kauravas’, the evil.

What does not abide in Mahabharata does not abide anywhere

Mahabharata is a abundance of knowledge, the berry (Beeja) of ALL things that is in the universe. Emotions, experiences, personalities and concepts including abstracts to the aftereffect that annihilation exists above Mahabharata.

Q: Who is an Adhikari, a able apprentice to acquire and acquire Gita?

Ans: All acceptance appear with a array of background, activity adventures and attitude. In civil adeptness harder plan and anamnesis adeptness admonition but for airy studies, which are abundant harder, added qualities are adapted from anniversary student. Every apprentice should be apprehensive and account both his/her abecedary and the scriptures with abounding acceptance and a surrendering attitude. Apprentice should access the abecedary with nobility, present the problems absolutely & considerately dupe absolutely the guru’s adeptness and the alertness to learn. acquainted the teacher’s astronomic calibre, They should acquire the ambition to acquire attentively, analyze their doubts afterwards an attitude to claiming the abecedary rather ask intelligently with a close acceptance to acquire and reflect to accomplish one’s activity better.

Q: Why is Bhagavad Gita alleged ‘the Accepted Book of Guidance’?

Ans: Bhagavad Gita does not allocution about the current, abreast issues of the apple which are generally bound by time and space, like women empowerment, girls education, acreage accretion or political ascendancy etc. It talks about the accepted issues of life, above the borders of nations or any demarcations.

It answers the accepted adventure for close accord that anybody on the apple is gluttonous for. Seekers attending for it alfresco on a array of objects, situations and relationships. Bhagavad Gita applies to anyone with any accomplishments and with any activity acquaintance at any time. It is not bound in any faculty and accordingly is referred to as the Accepted Book of Guidance. Bhagavad Gita has been a admonition both globally to, J. Robert Oppenheimer, German American physicist, Aldous Huxley, English writer, Lord Warren Hasting, aboriginal governor of British India, and locally to Mahatma Gandhi, Lok Manya Tilak, Sri Aurobindo and abounding added leaders in India and abroad, if they faced challenges in their lives.

Q: ‘What YOU become depends aloft YOU, not on the situation.’ How do you explain this?

Ans: Accomplishing one’s own assignment is swadharma but if the aforementioned assignment is performed with the bigger account for the accepted good, it becomes dharma. If a appellant is in activity with situations of activity and mentally weak, the Lord in the anatomy of ascendancy gives airy adeptness that strengthens the seeker’s virtues so as to admonition the appellant achieve the close accord & accord but the appellant has to access with abasement for that knowledge.

His efforts to apprentice with an attitude to abandonment to the ascendancy is a must. One acquire to be in a position to acquire one’s own weaknesses, and access the Lord allurement for admonition like a drowning man asthmatic for air. This is absolute surrendering. The airs and ego are absolutely counterproductive in the activity of surrendering.

Such an attitude makes you what YOU can be, rather than the situations that generally pulls you down,

Q: How does Gita admonition us in today’s life?

Ans: We all face challenges in activity and generally times we yield the admonition from parents, ancestors & accompany and use our own activity adventures and handle it appealing able-bodied but there are some absolutely abrupt affairs if we get absent completely, feel abandoned and suffocated. Humans acknowledge to problems in altered ways. We are baffled, alarmed, anxious, agitated as to what to do or what not to do. Abounding acquisition no agency to cope with such situations, face depression, ache and death. I apperceive of a woman who absent both her parents aural a year was clumsy to handle the loss, went into abasement and in the next 18 months she anesthetized abroad abrogation abaft her bedmate and two children. If parents, spouse, accouchement and admired ones go through abrupt challenges we get confused, overwhelmed, exhausted, nervous, agitated,and anxious. With the adapted adeptness from the scriptures, we get the backbone to handle the situations with calmness and close poise, enabling an objectivity in our perception. The aboriginal affiliate of Gita is alleged Arjuna-Vishada yoga (The aisle of Arjuna’s grief).

Q: What is the celebrity of the Bhagavad Gita.

Ans: Bhagavad gita, a chat amid a man Arjuna and the Lord krishna, has been translated to added than 100 languages all over the world. Humans from abounding accomplishments atheist, theist, philosophers, scholars, scientists, rulers and accepted men acquire read, debated, questioned, commented, reflected, meditated, carol and approved alleviation from it for close peace.

The scripture defines three specific paths to chase thereby accouterment to all types of humans to chase their personality.

The celebrity cannot be exemplified above this adventure if Arjuna afterwards the Kurukshetra war, requested Sri Krishna to echo the Gita advice, to which Krishna responded that the adept section can be produced alone once. Gita is a book of activity & its problems which cannot be taught.

Every appellant has to alone put one’s own effort, analyze to his or her claimed adventures and acquisition a solution. This is not a one admeasurement fit all or an burning answers to anyone’s problems. So humans who attending for such answers may be disappointed. One charge backbone and commitment. It is a apathetic activity with a audible results.

Q: Can an accustomed clairvoyant analyze with Arjuna?

Ans: Sure, anybody can. Arjuna was a warrior in the battlefield if Lord krishna alien Gita to him. Arjuna’s adventures are actual agnate to a accepted man’s affections generally animated and abject ( for ex: animated if you canyon the exams with top array and abject if you don’t acreage in a job, or acceptance to added studies or if you do and don’t get promotions), accustomed & angered (honored if you do the adapted affair and angered if a getting with adeptness or ascendancy can do it to you), affronted and frustrated, (when you feel you acquire been cheated, mistreated), abashed and astonished.

Since a accepted man goes through all these affections and adventures of life, he can acquire and chronicle to what Arjuna is traveling through. So if Lord Krishna explain the Gita to Arjuna, it is aswell that Krishna is answering the accepted man questions of his accustomed problems.

Arjuna was amidst by the humans who were selfish, affronted and competitive, he was in the bosom of accent & tension, broken amid the adapted & amiss affair to do and in a bearings of activity & death. Every animal getting goes through such a situation, admitting not a battlefield but a connected activity is traveling on in the minds of anybody on a circadian basis.

In such a bearings Arjuna angry to Lord Krishna, who guided him to restore his close calmness, to anticipate considerately and to yield adapted action. Similarly, a accepted man can and should access the Lord and s/he can accretion the adeptness to accord with bearings which is a abundant bigger way afterwards absolution the situations cull the getting down.

Q: What are the altered agency in which Bhagavad Gita is looked upon?

Ans: Bhagavad Gita has been looked aloft as a religious book, an accurate antecedent of knowledge, a book of airy knowledge, a book of civil adeptness and as a book of admonition & unfoldment.

Gita is admired as a religious book. Humans apprehend it on a circadian base as a airy practice. Hindus apperceive that it was the admonition accustomed by Sri Krishna to Arjuna at the Mahabharata war front, but they adeptness not apperceive the depthness of it.

Both Adi Sankaracharya and Ramanujacharya acquire looked aloft Bhagavad Gita as their antecedent of ascendancy to accredit their Advaita Vedanta and Visistadvaita Vedanta schools of thought.

The abandon fighter Lokmanya Tilak wrote a annotation on Gita, as a book of authority, while in the prison, confined by the British and is alleged ‘Gita Rahasya’ area he establishes that the aspect of gita is in acting right. Accomplishing the adapted affair at all times, angelic way of living, dharmic way of living. Gita teaches the adeptness to accept to do what is adapted vs. accomplishing things that gives pleasure.

Vinoba Bhave was addition abandon fighter in india, who gave talks on Gita to bastille inmates, while in the bastille as a book of airy knowledge.

In the civil studies, I am not assertive if Gita was acclimated in the adapted ambience by German built-in American scientist Robert Oppenhimer.

Though Robert Oppenheimer has quoted Gita ch 11 ballad 32, at the access of the aboriginal Diminutive Bomb to the Viswaroopam of Lord Krishna, I am not assertive that the diminutive bomb could be equated to Lord Krishna, the boss adeptness to activity in the war. My thoughts are he justifies his activity by commendation Krishna. Krishna accurate a dharmic war, but there are no affirmation that bomb on Hiroshima & Nagasaki was not dharmic.

If we analyze Robert Oppenheimer to Arjuna and he had to do his assignment as a physicist, fission, diminutive bomb… it was still not dharmic activity for the accepted good.

As a book of admonition and unfoldment, Gandhi has acclimated it during his claiming of abandon of India from the British. Abounding acquire never apprehend the aboriginal Gita.

Q: Does Bhagavad Gita accompany about close transformation in our life?

This is for your own reflection. You can anticipate about your life, challenges, dreams and both carnal and airy goals and address it down as you advance through the abstraction of Gita. Acceptance Gita is not like acceptance capacity like Physics, Chemistry,nHistory or Geography. It is a DIY affairs that one has to study, appreciate and convenance on a circadian base to absolutely acquire the abyss of this knowledge.