A commentary on Chapter 3 of the Bhagavad Gita with examples on how to integrate the teachings of the Gita into one's daily life.
Bhagavad gita is one of the prasthana traya required to study Vedic knowledge - the other 2 being the Upanishads and Vedanta sutra or Brahma sutra.This series, composed by 19 volumes (one for each of the 18 chapters, plus one Appendix) presents elaborate translations and commentaries, as well as the original Sanskrit text with transliteration.
The author of this book asserts that an absence of ethical leadership and unethical practices were the reasons for major global business scandals such as Enron, Satyam, Lehman Brothers, and WorldCom. This book analyses the causes for these unethical activities and interprets important verses from The Bhagavad Gita to show business executives and leaders how to lead ethically for the greater good of all stakeholders and society. As a remedy to avoid future scandals, the author points to several ethical directions, and the principle of Dharma, mentioned in The Bhagavad Gita by Lord Krishna, a major deity in Hinduism, who is considered Dharmātman (one who imbibes the Dharma). Written in conversation style using an executive education scenario, this book examines real world cases in various sectors like education, medical, non-government organizations (NGOs) and retail using the directions of the Dharmātman.
Drawing upon the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gītā, a philosophical-spiritual world classic, this professional book highlights the spiritual and moral dimensions of management using an inside-out leadership development approach. It interprets the Bhagavad Gītā’s teachings on the personality types and psychological makeup of managers and employees; self-knowledge and self-mastery; and the leadership concepts of vision, motivation, and empowerment. This book covers topics such as training of the mind, ethical leadership, communication, stress management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Collectively, the enclosed contributions provide managers with an enhanced outlook on management functions such as leading, planning, organizing, and controlling in today’s organizations, particularly those run by knowledge workers. Management research in the 20th century has mainly focused on the industrial paradigm characterized by a hierarchical structure of authority and responsibility with an individualistic focus on the personality of the manager. However, this traditional paradigm cannot solve many of the problems that confront leaders and mangers today. Recent studies have shown that values traditionally associated with spirituality—such as integrity, honesty, trust, kindness, caring, fairness, and humility—have a demonstrable effect on managerial effectiveness and success. Although traditionally interpreted as a religious-spiritual text, the Bhagavad Gītā teaches these values which can be extrapolated and applied to practical management lessons in today’s corporate boardrooms. Applying the text of the Bhagavad Gītā to the context of management, this book views the manager as an “enlightened sage” who operates from higher stance, guided by self-knowledge and self-mastery. It demonstrates how character is the key ingredient for effective management and leadership. This book is therefore applicable to all managers, from first-line to CEOs, in their management and leadership roles in organizations.
The Eloquence of Effort echoes the merits of conscientious toil. It provides an insightful look into the benefits of sustained socio-economic effort. To convincingly argue that dreams are only achievable through mind-numbing toil, the writer draws heavily from biographical, philosophical, economic, religious, historical and scientific data. Work is the mission; the multiple rewards are the byproducts, he argues. Moreover, the pleasure resides in the effort, not the results. Against the dark backdrop of malignancies inflicted on society by unrepentant leeches, the benefit of conscientious work is sharply focused. The reader is imperceptibly nudged into a higher plane of reality: namely, purposeful effort, regardless of its nature, is supremely rewarding. The writer forces the realization that regardless of the outcome, effort is never wasted. Conversely, indolence is the bane of progress and the root cause of economic crimes. Indeed, corruption in all its diabolical forms is nothing but laziness masquerading as diligence and embraced by vacuous minds craving the most for the least. Analysis of biographical data sustains the thesis that industry prolongs life; inaction truncates it – a finding supported by the second Law of Thermodynamics. The persuasiveness of the arguments is supported by a wealth of references. Together they form the final authority; they have given resonance to the arguments contained herein.
The Bhagavad Gita presents the timeless discourse about the awareness of the soul, held between Lord Krishna and the dejected warrior, Arjuna, just before the momentous Kurukshetra battle. Yet, as Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda explains, this war is not merely an external conflict from some ancient time, but is also the internal struggle of everyone longing to be closer to the Divine. Fortunately for us, the mere process of reading these verses is, in itself, a powerful act of personal transformation. This book is simply the Bhagavad Gita’s verses and translations without Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s commentary. This is done so that you can come to your own insights and listen to your heart as you read the sacred passages, making your own connections to the issues in your daily life. However, it does provide a complete overview of each chapter, inspired by insights given in Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s ‘Shreemad Bhagavad Gita – A Song of Love’, plus a simplified “family tree” to help those new to the Gita keep track of who is related to who, and at the end, a pronunciation guide to the Sanskrit for those who would like to chant the verses themselves. Paramahamsa Vishwananda is an enlightened spiritual Master who has the unique ability to awaken the soul's inner Light and Love, helping us all advance more quickly toward God-Realisation. His mission, known as Bhakti Marga, gives everyone access to Sri Swami Vishwananda’s timeless teachings of Divine Love and devotion to God, as well as provides opportunities to connect with others on the spiritual path. Besides local centres all over the world, his wisdom can be found in his books, CD’s, YouTube videos, social media, livestreams and online courses. Find out more by visiting bhaktimarga.org.
The Gita brings to light the negative and positive tendencies that lie within. They represent your higher aspiration and lower desire. Lord Krishna directs you to conquer desire and regain the supreme Self. The state of Godhood. The book comprises the text, transliteration, word-meaning, translation and commentary. A unique contribution is the topic-wise division of each chapter. It helps capture the thought-flow and message in the text.
Jeaneane Fowler provides a text and detailed commentary on this important Hindu scripture, which is a dialogue between Arjuna the man and Krishna the God. Major Hindu concepts are examined in depth, and the background to the Gita is presented in a comprehensive introduction. Yoga is the key feature of the Gita but it has its own interpretation of what that yoga should be: thus, yoga features not only in each of the pathways of knowledge, desireless action and devotion, but in the way in which the divine is understood. The chapters of the Bhagavad Gita therefore describe Arjuna's despondency followed by The Yoga of Sankhya, Action, Knowledge, Renunciation, Meditation, Knowledge and Realisation, the Imperishable Brahman, Royal Knowledge and Royal Mystery, Manifestation, the Vision of the Universal Form, Devotion, the Differentiation of the Kshetra and Kshetrajna, the Differentiation of the Three Gunas, the Supreme Purusha, the Differentiation of the Divine and the Demonic, the Differentiation of the Threefold Shraddha and, finally, The Yoga of Liberation and Renunciation. The book also contains detailed notes to the Gita chapters, a Further Reading section, a combined Glossary and Index of Sanskrit Terms, and an Index of English words. The cover of the book is replete with symbolism. Krishna is always represented as blue in colour, hence the colour of the hands in the cover design. The chariot of Krishna and Arjuna is to be seen in the motif at the base, while the triple motif symbolises the triple paths of the Gita -- action without desire for results, knowledge and devotion.
Have you ever noticed that, for the mind, questions never cease? Fortunately, this second volume in the ‘JUST LOVE: Questions & Answers’ series contains 200 answers to questions posed to Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda between 2010 and 2013. His answers here cover a wide variety of topics, but most of all, He describes how to handle the mind. Paramahamsa Vishwananda says that, on the spiritual path, the mind can either be our best friend or our worst enemy. That’s why this book focuses particularly on how to overcome the obstacles that the mind places between us and the goal of Life itself: Unconditional Divine Love. This is the only kind of love that will truly fulfill us, and Guruji’s wisdom, recommendations, and spiritual practices all help us to transcend the limits the mind imposes.
Swami Vivekananda’s views on the Bhagavad Gita are scattered throughout 'The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda' published in nine volumes. The present book, published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, is an extensive compilation of these insightful views of Swami Vivekananda on this sacred scripture of the Hindus. The reader is, as it were, taken through several verses of the Gita along with the Swami’s elevating and soul-stirring commentary. Note: This book has embedded fonts to display the verses in Devanagari. You may have to use the 'Original' Font option in Google Play Books app. "... The book is certainly not a commentary on the Gita, in the traditional sense. But, what is available is indeed a treasure house of wisdom. Swamiji was a living embodiment of the Gita. According to him, the Gita was ‘practical Vedanta’. He demonstrated this through his life. Reading through the book is indeed a rewarding experience. One is in holy company, imbibing the words of one who is speaking from his heart. ... Just as Swamiji himself used to carry a copy of the Gita with him always, one cannot do better than carry a copy of this book with one always..." - from a Review in the Vedanta Kesari, November 2010, p.441 published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai. As of February 2017, the print book has undergone seven reprints and more than 27,000 copies have been sold.
Lord Krishna’s Teachings In The Gita Are Suitable For Everyone. He Didn’t Come Just For The Sake Of A Particular Section Of Society. He Showed Everyone, Even Robbers And Murderers, The Path Towards Spiritual Progress. He Urges Us To Live According To Our True Dharma, To Remain Steadfast In It, Thus Advance In Life. Bhagavad Gita. Sanskrit Text With Transliteration And English Translation. Also Mata Amritanandamayi Ashtottara Sata Namavalli. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.
The Bhagavadgita is one of the most renowned texts of Hinduism because it contains discussions of important issues such as liberation and the nature of action as well as the revelation of the Krishna as the highest god and creator of the universe. It is included in the ancient Indian Mahabharata epic at one of its most dramatic moments, that is, when the final battle is about to begin. In contrast to many other studies, this book deals with the relationship between the Bhagavadgita and its epic contexts. On the basis of a thorough analysis of the text Angelika Malinar argues that its theology delineates not only new philosophical concepts and religious practices but also addresses the problem of righteous kingship and appropriate use of power. Malinar concludes by considering the Bhagavadgita's historical and cultural contexts and those features of the text that became paradigmatic in later Hindu religious traditions.
This is a multicultural philosophy of art applied to common American and European experience and discussed in relation to Taoist, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, and African traditions.
With the emergence of positive psychology in the West, and the many fold discovery of the impact of psychology in one’s life, there is a need to understand spirituality, and to use its positive aspects to maintain a balance in hectic modern life. This book presents models for mapping basic psychological processes and their relationships. It covers basic constructs like cognition, emotion, behavior, desires, creativity, as well as applied topics like personal happiness, intercultural conflict handling, and world peace.