Krishna's Other Song: A New Look at the Uddhava Gita by Steven J. Rosen

By Steven J. Rosen

Students of faith and jap idea will welcome this readable translation and functional remark at the Uddhava Gita, a Hindu textual content within which Krishna's teachings brought within the Bhagavad Gita are prolonged and nuanced.

• provides the Uddhava Gita's 23 chapters, totaling 1,030 verses

• contains statement the place appropriate

• offers a foreword by means of Dr. Charles S. J. White of yankee college that contextualizes the paintings and explains its value

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Now they are being compared to the opposite—fire—for with their purity they burn away the sinful reactions and the pain of conditioned souls. But they are only able to do this if the conditioned soul surrenders to them and follows their instructions. In this way, great souls adopt the position of spiritual master (guru) to extend their causeless mercy. 34) encourages all serious seekers to humbly approach a teacher of spiritual science, adding that they should be fully ready to offer menial service and to inquire about spiritual matters.

At which point, he was destined to roll it up yet again, repeating this frustrating process throughout eternity. Existentialist philosopher Albert Camus popularized the story, opining that life in the material world is often tragic and absurd in the same debilitating way. ’’ According to the Uddhava Gita, when one allows material conditioning—desire and attachment—to consume one’s life, it is not unlike the story of Sisyphus, resulting in pointless aggravation and endless misery. Chapter 2 The Lesson of Pingala 1.

That is to say, family life can be an asset on the path to God, or, conversely, it can be detrimental, depending on how it is used. If it becomes the center of our lives, and we obsessively make it our prime focus, eclipsing even our love for God, then it becomes a distraction resulting in misery. But if family and friends serve the central function of pursuing the spirit, and we see them as eternal spirit souls and love them in that capacity, they become an indispensable asset on the path of transcendence.

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