Bhagavad Gita
Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa Shastra

Gita’s Solution to Raga-Dvesha

According to Indian schools of thought, darśanas, the root cause of the suffering of a living being is its conditioning by ignorance, ajñāna, or avidyā. Avidyā results in moha, improper knowledge or delusion about one’s identity as the pure self or ātmā, an integral part of the taṭasthā-śakti of Paramātmā. Śrī Kṛṣṇa tells Arjuna, “The

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Articles by Satyanarayana Dasa

Introduction to Bhagavad Gita – Be Determined

Bhagavad Gītā begins with a question asked by Dhṛtarāṣtra, the father of Duryodhana: dharma-kṣetre kuru-kṣetre samavetā yuyutsavaḥ māmakāḥ pāṇḍavāś caiva kim akurvata sañjaya “O Sañjaya, having assembled in the holy land of Kurukṣetra eager to fight, what did my sons and the sons of Pāṇḍu do?” Dhṛtarāṣtra was blind by birth. He was sitting in

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Introduction to Bhagavad Gita – Victory with Krishna

Bhagavad Gītā is the analysis of the human mind, which is a most complex and unpredictable asset. In this universe, everything comes in ordered cycles. The seasons come and go, days and nights come and go, and creation and destruction occur, but the most uncertain, and therefore problematic, aspect is the human mind.  In many

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