Category: Mahabharata

Notes From upAdghAta of ādi śankarācārya’s gītā bhāšyam.

Here I will try to give my commentary on the upAdghAta (introduction) of Adi Sankara’s Commentary on the Gita. (Recovered from : https://web.archive.org/web/20140707050322/http://ancientindians.wordpress.com/bhagavadgita/sankaras-gita-bhasyam/) Purusha, Avyakta, Brahmanda : Narayana is beyond the avyakta (undifferentiated) : vyakta or’ the differentiated’ refers to the matter-energy universe that we see manifested all […]

kRtsna karma kRt.

kRtsna karma kRt : one who has done the entire karma (work) that is to be done : There are 3 kinds of mokshas : sarupya – same form, salokya – same world and sayujya – same identity. There comes a time in our lives when we want God either ‘to […]

Types of knowledge, karma and motivation.

Three  things differentiate the guNAs as per गुणसंख्यान, ie the theory of the 3 essential properties (sattva, rajas and tamas) Knowledge or gnyAna The action –  karma The karta – the doer. If you everything as one – your knowledge is sAttvika. If you see everything as different – your knowledge is rAjasa If you think […]

अहं मोक्षयिष्यामि| शरणं व्रज|

अहं त्वाम् मोक्षयिष्यामि | अहं त्वाम् सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यामि | ( त्वं ) मा शुच| भगवान्, त्वं माम् मोक्षयिष्यसि | भगवान्, त्वं माम् सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यसि | नाहं शुचामि | शरणं व्रज, शरणं गच्छ| माम् एकं शरणं व्रज| त्वाम् शरणं व्रजामि| श्री कृष्ण! तव शरणं | सर्वधर्मान् परित्यज्य, माम् एकं […]