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    E. Rohini Kumar

About the Book

The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein. Besides muddying its pristine philosophy, these insertions affect the sequential conformity and structural economy of the grand discourse. What is worse, to the chagrin of the majority of the Hindus, some of these legitimize the inimical caste system while upholding the priestly perks and prejudices.
This rendition seeks to restore to the Gita, its original character by ridding it of hundred and ten interpolations, which tend to keep the skeptics away from it. And ironically these muddle the understanding of the adherents as well. In the theatre of man as nothing surpasses the drama of war, the stage for unveiling the Gita’s unrivalled philosophy was set on the battleground of Kurukshetra at the threshold of the battle of Mahabharata.

Table of Contents

1. Arjuna’s Dilemma
2. All about Life
3. Theory of Action
4. Practical Wisdom
5. Art of Renunciation
6. Practice of Restraint
7. Know the Spirit
8. Cycle of Creation
9. The Sacred Secret
10. Discern the Divine
11. Nature of Omnipresence
12. Doctrine of Faith
13. Field and Farmer
14. Proclivities to Know
15. Art of Liberation
16. Frailty of Thought
17. Science of Devotion
18. Thy Looking-glass

The Physical Object

Format Kindle E-book
Number of pages 114

ID Numbers

Open Library OL25447180M B00DVOB28Q

No ebook available.


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