The BHAGAVAD GITA

All classical yoga practice is based on The Eight Limbs of Yoga, compiled by Patanjali. We have been exploring this route to bliss.

The Bhagavad Gita is often referred to as the ‘bible’ of yoga practice. It is known as the Perennial Philosophy. Mahatma Gandhi was never seen without his Gita, and I would like to move on to an exploration of this great work.

The Mahabharata is said to be the longest poem in the world. In its original form, it consisted of 24,000 verses, and it grew to about 100,000. The Gita is part of that epic poem, and it is said that it was inserted after the Mahabharata had been completed.

The Bhagavad Gita is the dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna on the battlefield. This work defines the true yogi as one who acts with detachment, not caring for gain, but who has perfect self-control and total equanimity. The true yogi sees good or God in all things. He walks in beauty.

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