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The Gita Way - Secret Recipe to Achieve The Purpose of Life

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About the Book The Gita Way is an irreligious take on the tenets of the Bhagavad Gita. Without delving into either mythological or God-centric discourse, the book attempts to understand and explain various insights from the Gita through, in the author's words, derived theory and application. The Gita Way attempts to shed light on matters of self-realisation, and identifying and following the path to achieve the purpose of life. Within the framework of Vedic philosophy represente...
About the Book

The Gita Way is an irreligious take on the tenets of the Bhagavad Gita. Without delving into either mythological or God-centric discourse, the book attempts to understand and explain various insights from the Gita through, in the author's words, derived theory and application. The Gita Way attempts to shed light on matters of self-realisation, and identifying and following the path to achieve the purpose of life.

Within the framework of Vedic philosophy represented by Gita, this book explores:

How to discover the swa-bhava, the inherent natural strength of our real-self?

Is my profession aligned with my swa-bhava? What is my purpose of life?

About the Authors

Shweta Chandra, 34, a post graduate in organic chemistry, is a self-employed consultant. After working with Birla Shloka Edutech, she left the promising career in corporate world to prioritise family goals. With an inclination to learn human behaviour, she call it human science, she discovered writing on it as her full time hobby. Besides writing she is a passionate cook and a travel buff who loves travelling to places known for its heritage and cuisine.

Santosh Srivastava, 38, an MBA from S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai, is a marketing professional, currently heading marketing services in H & R Johnson (India) based out of Mumbai. He found himself fascinated about science of spirituality from early childhood. Along with maintaining consistent focus on professional priorities, he actively writes on various topics ranging from management to spiritualism through his blog.

Preface

I am playing with moist sand and trying to make a home,
The shores are wet and the waves are near,
When I try to save home I waste time,
When I try to save time, I need time,
The sun reminds me to pack up,
With a success or without,
Because, a home of sand is not to live,
Finished or unfinished,
I have to leave,
What is the loss or what is the gain,
It is fun only if it's a game.
Can the journey of life be a fun throughout? Am I wasting Time making a castle of sand?

The Gita Way tries to discover the secret recipe of knowing our real self and achieving supreme purpose of life.

Contents

Preface 9
1INTRODUCTION TO 'THE GITA WAY'11
Development of 'The Gita Way' 17
2DEVELOPING A SENSE OF PURPOSE IN LIFE 25
Goal28
Finding Unique Strength and Developing It 32
Joy of the Self-Hobby vs Profession 35
How to Set a Goal? 39
Doubt in any form is the Biggest Enemy to Self-realisation 45
The Story of Barbarika: Why was Barbarika Sacrificed? 47
3YOGA OF KNOWLEDGE 51
Knowledge of Self54
Elements of Self 56
Consciousness of Self-Identity57
Intellect 60
Primordial Matter 62
Source of Perception and Action, One Mind and Five Senses 63
Physical Body and Fitness 63
False Goals such as Desire, Aversion and Pleasure 64
Required Qualities in Self 64
How Does One Achieve 'Absolute Knowledge'? 67
Lack of Knowledge is Ignorance which creates Fear 71
4KARMA YOGA 74
Prescribed Act and Prohibited Act 76
Yoga and the Attributes of a Yogi 79
How does One Achieve Equipoise? 80
Desire-Entrap 84
Hierarchy of Control 86
Theory of Prarabdha or Destiny 88
Butterfly Effect 90
Hurdles in the Path of Karma-Yoga 93
Vikarma 95
Law of Growth 96
Ultimate Dispassion: Nishkam Karma 97
How to stay on the Path of Karma-Yoga? 99
5COMBINED DISCIPLINE OF KNOWLEDGE AND KARMA 101
Self-Realisation 102
Wisdom 104
Sacrifice 108
Centring and Power of Real-Self 112
Power of Real-self 113
Centring 116
Yoga of Self-Control 119
6YOGA OF DEVOTION 121
The Cycle of Liberation 123
How does devotion come to us? 127
Devotion to Tame the Mind 129
Relevance of Devotion to the Theory of Prarabdha 130
Symptoms of Lack of Devotion 134
7VISION OF THE UNIVERSAL FORM 136
Universal Form of Goal 140
Concept of Self 147
Redirecting the Purpose of Desire 150
8CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT ON THREE MODES OF NATURE 152
Inner Purification by Knowing Sattva, Rajas and Tamas 159
Sattva 159
Rajas 161
Tamas 164
The Gita Way of Continuous Improvement 165
Elimination of Waste 166
9YOGA OF LIBERATION 170
How is Sattva linked with the Supreme Goal? 173
How does one attain sattva? 174
Non-violence in thoughts and Action 175
Absence of Pride 175
Internal and External Purity 176
Steadfastness of Mind 176
Control of Body, Mind and Senses 176
Sincerity 177
Forbearance 177
Uprightness of Speech and Mind 177
Devout Service to the Preceptor 177
Austerity of Mind 178
Sattvika Intellect178
Sattvika Sacrifice 179
Leadership by Creating Order Around180
Yoga of Liberation 182









Item Code: NAO545 Author: Shweta Chandra & Santosh Srivastava Cover: Paperback Edition: 2016 Publisher: General Press ISBN: 9789380914879 Language: English Size: 8.0 inch x 5.0 inch Pages: 192 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 200 gms
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