The Bhagavad-gîta: "The Songs of the Master"
"The Bhagavad Gita is one of the noblest scriptures of India, one of the deepest scriptures of the world. It is rich in beauty and full of poetic power. The characters stand out in heroic grandeur, in the midst of a splendid setting of martial valor. The figures of Arjuna, very human in despondency and doubt, and of Krishna, majestic, resolute, persuasive, are clear, living, of universal truth. On another side, the Bhagavad Gita is full of inspiration, of religious devotion, of keenest insight into the heart of man. The conflict of motives that beset human action, the clinging fetters of selfishness which check us in the path to the immortal, the subtle evasions of the lurking whisperer in the heart: all are clearly seen and vividly revealed. Yet, withal, the claims of abstract thought are not forgotten; every stage of Indian philosophy, every shade of logic and metaphysics, is given its place; and many practical suggestions are put forward, touching the problems of Indian politics and history, hints as valid to-day in human affairs as they were two thousand years ago."--Introduction, page [vii]
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according ancient Arjuna attachment battle become beginning behold Bhagavad Gita Bharata birth body BOOK born called cause close comes consciousness Darkness death delusion desire difference divine doubt dwell earth enter equal Eternal everlasting faith father fear field fight fire firm follow Force fruit gain gifts give gods hands happiness hear heart higher highest holding immortal India knowledge Krishna Kunti liberation light living Logos Lord manifested MASTER means mighty mind Mystery nature offering passes path peace penance perceive poem powers Pritha psychic putting race Rajputs reach Real renunciation rest reward sacrifice Sankhya seek Seers sense sons Soul soul-vision Spirit stands Substance supreme teaching thee things thou Thou art thou shalt thought Three Powers truth understanding union universal Upanishads verses vision Waters whole wisdom wise worship Yoga
Página xxxviii - ... that Unity, that Over-Soul, within which every man's particular Being is contained and made one with all other; that common heart of which all sincere conversation is the worship, to which all right action is submission; that overpowering reality which confutes our tricks and talents, and...
Página xviii - Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Página xlii - Lord of lords ; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto ; whom no man hath seen, nor can see : to whom be honour and power everlasting.
Página lv - And he said, This will I do : I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years ; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
Página xliii - I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day; and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying; I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last; and what thou seest write in a book...
Página xlvi - He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Página lviii - Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house ? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him ; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Página xliii - And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.