Bhagavad-Gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta

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					Bhagavad-Gita As It Is
by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
     Bg. divided in three parts
• Chapter 1-6
  describing Soul, Karma, Jnana, and Dhyana
• Chapter 7-12
  Cream – describing Bhakti Yoga, Knowledge of
  Supreme and His opulence, most confidential
  knowledge, and also Universal form.
• Chapter 13-18
  Knowledge of three modes, divine and
  demoniac nature, division of faith, and ultimate
  conculsion – the perfection of renunciation.
                         Chapter 1
                    Observing the Armies
    • Text 1
        dhṛtarāṣṭra uvāca
        dharma-kṣetre kuru-kṣetre
        samavetā yuyutsavaḥ
        māmakāḥ pāṇdavāś caiva
        kim akurvata sañjaya

Dhṛtarāṣtra said: O Sañjaya, after my sons
and the sons of Pāṇdu assembled in the
place of pilgrimage at Kurukṣ etra,
desiring to fight, what did they do?
 Bhagavad-Gita a Theistic Science
• Liking the honey
  bottle from outside.
• Importance of word
• Importance of Qn.
  “What did they do?”
• Supreme Lord as
  Gardner, uprooting
  the weeds
                   Text 2
• “Sañjaya said: O        • Sanjaya – also a
  King, after looking       great devotee
  over the army           • He understood
  arranged in military      Dhrtarashtra’s mind.
  formation by the sons   • Thus starts telling the
  of Pāṇḍu, King          situation on battlefield
  Duryodhana went to        which will give him
  his teacher and spoke     pleasure.
  the following words.”
                 Text 3-11
• Text 3-6 –
  informing about the
  strength of pandavas.
• Text 7-11 – informing
  about his own army
  generals and
  comparing both the
                   Text 3,4,5 & 6
• paśyaitāḿ pāṇdu-putrāṇām
  ācārya mahatīḿ camūm
  vyūḍhāḿ drupada-putreṇa• Dhuryodhana perfect
  tava śiṣyeṇa dhīmatā      diplomat – using
                              appropriate words.
• “O my teacher, behold
                            • Comparing the great
  the great army of the
                              generals in Pandava’s
  sons of Pāṇḍu, so
                              army with Bhima &
  expertly arranged by
  your intelligent disciple
  the son of Drupada.”      • Especially afraid of
               Text 7,8,9,10 &11
• Text 7-9 –                • Text 10
  Dhuryodhana describing      aparyāptaḿ tad asmākaḿ
  the warriors in his army.   balaḿ bhīṣmābhirakṣ itam
• All these warriors were     paryāptaḿ tv idam eteṣāḿ
  prepared to lay down        balaḿ bhīmābhirakṣ itam
  there lives.                “Our strength is immeasurable,
• Dhuryodhan’s confidence     and we are perfectly protected
  in his military strength.   by Grandfather Bhīṣma, whereas
                              the strength of the Pāṇḍavas,
                              carefully protected by Bhīma, is

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