By Swami Sadashiva Tirtha
During this new translation and observation at the old Sanskrit textual content, Swami Tirtha deals a very clean and obtainable interpretation, making it effortless to use its teachings to everyday life. The undying knowledge of the Gita is illuminated via modern day, real-world circumstances interpreting own religious ambitions, and kinfolk, profession, social, and environmental matters germane to today's seeker of knowledge and fact. scholars of jap philosophy, yoga lovers, mom and dad, and marketers taking a look past The paintings of struggle for suggestion will delight in the options for alleviating tension, gaining knowledge of peace, developing self worth, and embellishing non secular expertise. every one web page demonstrates how historical and common non secular styles may also help resolution universal existence questions and supply significant objective and path. A consultant for dwelling in a global that's usually unaware of what's such a lot relevant—spirit—this explication of 1 of the cornerstones of spirituality could have common, enduring charm.
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And what shall I say of the man honored! He is a fool by birth and a cowherd by breeding. Dumb indeed must be the members of this assembly if they have not a word to say to this! " Some of the assembled princes applauded Sisupala. Encouraged by their applause he addressed Yudhishthira: "When there are so many kings gathered here, it is a shame that you paid the first honor to Krishna. Not to render respect where it is rightly due and to render it where it is not merited are both equally grave offences.
Likewise, these kingly honors are really an affront to you. " After Sisupala had spoken these harsh words, he rose from his seat and walked out calling upon the other kings to join him in resenting the insult. Many of them followed him. Yudhishthira ran after them and tried to appease them with sweet words of peace but in vain, for they were too angry to be appeased. Sisupala's aggressive vanity waxed to fighting pitch, and there ensued a terrible fight between Krishna and Sisupala, in which the latter was slain by his discus.
Each and everyone has to bear the consequence of his actions. " Then they put on the garb of brahmanas, as advised by Vyasa, went to the city of Ekachakra and stayed there in a brahmana's house, waiting for better days. 16. THE SLAYING OF BAKASURA IN the city of Ekachakra, the Pandavas stayed in the guise of brahmanas, begging their food in the brahmana streets and bringing what they got to their mother, who would wait anxiously till their return. If they did not come back in time, she would be worried, fearing that some evil might have befallen them.
Bhagavad Gita for Modern Times: Secrets to Attaining Inner Peace and Harmony by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha