And Now, A Reading From The Gita.

Via on Jun 12, 2011

Krishna and Arjuna Going Into Battle

“No Matter Where They Walk It Leads To Me.”

“The original scriptures of most religions are poetical and unsystematic. Theology, which generally takes the form of a reasoned commentary on the parables and aphorisms of the scriptures, tends to make its appearance at a later stage of religious history. The Bhagavad-Gita occupies an intermediate position between scripture and theology; for it combines the poetical qualities of the first with the clear-cut methodicalness of the second. {The Gita is} one of the clearest and most comprehensive summaries of the Perennial Philosophy ever to have been made. Hence its enduring value, not only for Indians, but for all mankind.” ~Aldous Huxley

Bhagavad-Gita 2:22-24

“Worn-out garment
Are shed by the body:
Worn-out bodies
Are shed by the dweller
Within the body.
New bodies are donned
By the dweller, like garments.
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Not wounded by weapons,
Not burned by fire,
Not dried by the wind,
Not wetted by water:
Such is the Atman,
__
Not dried, not wetted,
Not burned, not wounded,
Innermost element,
Everywhere, always,
Being of beings,
Changeless, eternal,
For ever and ever.”

What is your favorite verse from the Gita? Or any other sacred text?

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5 Responses to “And Now, A Reading From The Gita.”

  1. yogiclarebear says:

    God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. -1 John 4:16, The Bible

  2. Tanya Lee Markul tanya lee markul says:

    Wow – I have so many favourites. I'm going to have to come back to you on this one but right now my favourite is: We are infinite consciousness having a human experience. I heard David Icke mention it while he was visiting in Copenhagen.

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  3. Thaddeus1 says:

    BG 4.34…"Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth."

    BG 18.65-66…"Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend.
    Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear."

  4. Ben says:

    Bg 5.24 One whose happiness is within, who is active and rejoices within, and whose aim is inward is actually the perfect mystic. He is liberated in the Supreme, and ultimately he attains the Supreme. http://www.vanisource.org/wiki/BG_5.24

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