Essence of Bhagavad Gita

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Item Code: NAJ470
Author: T. V. Kapali Sastry
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture
Language: English
Edition: 2014
Pages: 89
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 120 gm
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About The Author

Sri T.V. Kapali Sastry (1886-1953) was a versatile genius. He excelled in whatever field he worked. Among his several services to the national heritage, the one which comes most prominently to the mind is his solid contribution in building a strong bridge between the ancient past and the evolutionary thought of the present. Following the trail of his masters, first of Vasishtha Ganapati Muni and then of Sri Aurobindo, he unearthed many a truth that underlies concealed within the cryptic utterances of the Veda. In the great advanture of reinterpreting veda-s to us along the lines of Sri Aurobindo, Sri Kapali Sastry played a significant part.

Sri TVK’s writings on the Upanishads, especially on the various vidya-s, disciplines, that are described briefly and cryptically in the originals, are a treasure of mystic lore.

Sri TVK’s writings are in four languages namely English, Tamil, Telugu and Sanskrit, Sanskrit was more natural to him. All his writings are collected and published in eleven volumes.

Sri TVK’s regarded himself as a Tantrik, first and last. He was a profound votary and a masterful adept in the mantra shastra. It is on record how his Mantra Japa turned the tide in the lives of many in distress.

One of the great contributions of Sri TVK is to dispel the myth that the various Hindu Scriptures like the Veda samhitas, Upanishads, Yogas, Tantras etc. are disparate and do demonstrate that they compliment on another.




Part I General  
1 Its Unique Greatness 1
2 The Crisis, The Occasion 4
3 The Objections and the Appeal 6
4 The Close of the Teaching 9
Part II Questions And Answers  
5 Arjuna's Predicament 12
6 The Avatar 14
7 The Nara-Narayana Ideal 16
8 The Two Sages 20
9 The Gita and the commentaries 23
10 The Dharma 27
Part III The Chapter Highlights  
11 Sankhya (Chapter 2) Verses (1-30) 31
12 Karma Yoga (Chapter 2) 33
13 Karma and Yajna (Chapter 3) 38
14 Avatar, Varna and Jnana (Chapter 4) 44
15 Karma and Sanyasa (Chapter 5) 47
16 Yogic Discipline (Chapter 6) 48
17 The Higher and the Lower Nature (Chapter 7) 52
18 The Immutable brahman (Chapter 8) 55
19 Bhakti (Chapter 9) 56
20 The Vibhuti (Chapter 10) 56
21 The Form Universal (Chapter 11) 59
22 Devotion (Chapter 12) 63
23 The Field and the Knowr of the Field (Chapter 13) 64
24 The Three Guna-s (Chapter 14) 67
25 The Supreme Person (Chapter 15) 68
26 The Deva and the Asura (Chapter 16) 69
27 The Three types of Faith (Chapter 17) 72
28 The Overview (Chapter 18) 73
29 The Final Word (Chapter 18) 74
1 Is Brahman Static? 78
2 Jivabhuta (to become the Jiva) 82

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