Currently reading- “God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita” translated and explained by Paramahansa Yogananda. This book presents the interpretation by . “The words of Lord Krishna to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita,” writes Paramahansa Yogananda, “are at once a profound scripture the science of Yoga, union with. God Talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita is a posthumously published non- fiction book by the Indian yogi and guru Paramahansa Yogananda (–).

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Interpreting the Gita is a feat of great scholarship. Gives very fresh perspectives to what Krishna actually meant, but just goes on and on, and is very vague at times. It is critical to read these books front to back to gain deeper understanding of our paramahansz war against the self.

The best choice for anyone looking to get the true meaning out of the Gita itself. History, Interpretations and Philosophyauthor M.

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Jul 19, Ralph Davis rated it it was amazing. Sudhir Kumar Mishra Nov 16, Aug 16, Pradip Pillai rated it it was amazing. Sep 26, Vikram Shah rated it it was amazing. There is so much wisdom in this book that it can be read again and again.

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It is an observer of the Cosmic Nature that is instigated by Parkriti and man’s individual karma. Oct 21, Rajat Bhatia rated it it was amazing. The material interpretation of the Gita pertains to the physical and social duties and well-being of man.


I thought that this book would have been more meaningful for me if it had more details on the science and techniques of yoga. PNS Nov 16, The names of the warriors in the first chapter for example; they are not mere historical figures, but have other profound meanings. The causal body consists of 35 divine thoughts corresponding to 35 elements of physical and astral bodies.

Autobiography of a Yogi. Vijay Kumar rated it really liked it May 20, Bhakti Yoga Union Through Devotion. Yogananda left India in for America [5] [6] and give his first speech at the Congress of Religious Liberals.

Miller notes that Yogananda identifies the psychological components symbolized by various characters in the Bhagavad Gita such as Yuyudhana divine devotionChekitana spiritual memoryDrupada dispassionKuntibhoja right postureKashiraja discriminative intelligenceKripa individual delusionBhishma egoKarna attachmentand Ashvatthaman desire ; in addition, these characters also represent movements within the various bodies of consciousness, including the koshasthe chakrasthe bodily energies, and the five elementsplus the different sensory functions and bodily activities.

There aren’t enough stars in a rating system to truly do this book justice. Occasional parenthetical additions to the text are unobtrusively explanatory and very helpful. Sep 28, Vijay Peddada rated it it was amazing. This is one of the best books that has ever been written if you are a seeker of meaning and truth. Lists with This Book.

The first chapter which is the biggest in the book, sets the context about each important character in the Mahabharatha and how it Metaphysically relates to our own body and life. God Talks with Arjuna: The astral is from the moral and psychological standpoint—man’s character resulting from the astral Nature-born sensory and life-energy principles that influence the formation of habits, inclinations, and desires.


This is one such book. This entails consciously maintaining calmness. The best translation into English I’ve found yet!

History, Interpretations and Philosophy”. Thus does the Gita exhort the seeker to right action— physical, mental, and spiritual—toward this goal.

Account Options Sign in. The process of liberation from the three bodies takes time. Paramahansa Yogananda’s words are not just to be read, but to be digested and put to the litmus test of practice.

Needs to be read with great concentration to get the best out of it and for paramahhansa techings to sink in. International Journal of Yoga Therapy.

Nature, with her infinite variety and inexorable laws, is an evolute of the Singular Reality through a cosmic delusion: The main theme throughout the Gita is that one should be an adherent of sannyasaa renouncer of this egoity ingrained through avidyaignorance, within the physical self of man.

By renunciation of all desires springing from the ego and its environments, which cause separateness between ego and Spirit; and by reunion with the Cosmic Dreamer through ecstatic yoga meditation, samadhiman detaches himself from and ultimately dissolves the compellent forces of Nature that perpetuate the delusive dichotomy of the Self and Spirit.

The Bhagavad Gita is available for download from Apple Books. Indologist Georg Feuerstein in Yoga Pwramahansa wrote of the work.