By Devdutt Pattanaik
In My Gita, acclaimed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik demystifies The Bhagavad Gita for the modern reader. His specific approach—thematic instead of verse-by-verse—makes the traditional treatise eminently obtainable, mixed because it is together with his trademark illustrations and straightforward diagrams.
In an international that turns out spellbound via argument over discussion, vi-vaad over sam-vaad, Devdutt highlights how Krishna nudges Arjuna to appreciate instead of pass judgement on his relationships. This turns into correct at the present time once we are more and more indulging and setting apart the self (self-improvement, self-actualization, self-realization—even selfies!).We fail to remember that we are living in an surroundings of others, the place we will be able to nourish one another with nutrients, love and that means, even if we fight.
So allow My Gita tell your Gita.
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He is identified with BØHASPATI, the presiding deity of the planet Jupiter. He is called ‘lord of the sacrifice’. His wives were Smøti (‘memory’), Ÿradhhä (‘faith’), Svadhä (‘oblation’) and Satï (‘truth’). His daughters were the Vedic hymns, his sons the Havismats (possessors of sacrificial oblations). Äögirasa Descendants of A¢GIRAS or of AGNI, who is called the first of the Äögirasas. They became personifications of light and of luminous bodies, as well as of fire on special occasions, and as the phases of the moon.
Aæava (‘atomicity’, ‘smallness’) Used as a technical term in ŸAIVA SIDDHÄNTA to designate the beginningless bondage of the unredeemed soul, preventing it from being its true self. 22 humankind, known as lawgiver and as a writer on astronomy. He is identified with BØHASPATI, the presiding deity of the planet Jupiter. He is called ‘lord of the sacrifice’. His wives were Smøti (‘memory’), Ÿradhhä (‘faith’), Svadhä (‘oblation’) and Satï (‘truth’). His daughters were the Vedic hymns, his sons the Havismats (possessors of sacrificial oblations).
A•ﬂäk•ara (‘eight syllables’) The famous mantra: Om Namah Näräyanäya, repeated thrice daily by many VAIÆŒAVAS to obtain liberation. ) a•ﬂa-maögala (‘eight auspicious objects’) These are required for important official occasions. Their composition varies; one list mentions lion, bull, elephant, water-jar, fan, flag, trumpet, lamp; another has brahmin, crow, fire, gold, ghi, sun, water, king. a•ﬂamürti (‘eightfold image’) The presence of ŸIVA in the five elements, the sun, the moon and in sentient beings, associated with the eight names of Ÿiva under which he is worshipped (RUDRA, ŸARVA, PAŸUPATI, Ugra, A•ani, BHAVA, MAHÄDEVA, ÏŸÄNA) Encyclo - Letter A 10/2/03 9:37 am Page 30 a•ﬂävaraæa a•ﬂävaraæa (‘eightfold armour’) The eight commandments that VÏRA ŸAIVAS have to observe, namely: obedience towards the GURU, wearing a Ÿiva linga (see LI¢GA (3)), worshipping Ÿaivite ascetics as incarnations of Ÿiva, sipping water in which the feet of the guru have been bathed, offering food to a guru, smearing ashes on one’s body, wearing a string of RUDRÄKÆA beads, reciting the mantra Ÿiväya namäh (see also MANTRA (3)).