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Recognizing a Satguru

To know a Satguru you should know how a Satguru would be. That’s what Arjuna asked of Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita: “How am I to know a person of steady wisdom (sthitaprajna)?” Arjuna then asked Sri Krishna to describe how such a person would walk, how they would...

Karma Yoga: Yoga of Action

The Himalayas are indeed a crown and spread their victory flag in the sky. The Indian Ocean, in the south, acts as though it washes the feet of the emperor. In between, a thriving sun of culture has been shining for thousands of years over the waves of the Ganga and...

“The Bhagavad Gita: A Study” – New Video Series

"The Bhagavad Gita: A Study" is a series of weekly free talks given by Nalanie Harilela Chellaram in which she takes an in-depth look at this ancient Hindu scripture and its application and relevance to the world of today. Utilizing the book, The Living Gita: The...

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Song Divine: The Bhagavad Gita Rock Opera

Song Divine: The Bhagavad Gita Rock Opera

Lissa Coffey has teamed up with award-winning composer/producer David Vito Gregoli to create "Song Divine: The Bhagavad Gita ROCK OPERA." Each chapter of the Gita is a song and is for all those who want to memorize the words of the Gita by singing along to the "Song...

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The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 4, The Inner Voice

The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 4, The Inner Voice

In Part 3 of this series, we read the first verse of the first chapter, and we were introduced to the blind King Dhritarāśhtra. This week I’d like to introduce us to Sanjaya. Let me share the first verse again: “Dhritarāśhtra asked, What did the Pāndavās and my sons...

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The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 3, Spiritual Blindness

The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 3, Spiritual Blindness

This series continues with part 3, in which we’re going to start at the very beginning. I remember, growing up, Julie Andrews singing in the film The Sound of Music, “A very good place to start . . .” So we’ll start with chapter 1, verse 1 of the Bhagavad Gita. Take a...

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The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 2, Sanatana Dharma

The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Part 2, Sanatana Dharma

I would like to continue this series with a little more background and history to set the stage and context for our study of the Bhagavad Gita. Throughout the ages people, probably throughout the planet, maybe possibly other planets, went deep into the mind,...

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The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Introduction

The Bhagavad Gita in Daily Life: Introduction

In this series of short articles, Swami Asokananda shares his insights from years of study of and contemplation on the great Indian scripture the Bhagavad Gita.  I would like to start with a little background. The Bhagavad Gita is 700 verses of the longest poem ever...

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The Living Gita Now on Audible

The Living Gita Now on Audible

Integral Yoga Publications is pleased to announce the release of The Living Gita by Swami Satchidananda on Audible (read by Sri Piyush Agarwal). Listening to the Gita come alive is a whole new experience! The Bhagavad Gita tells the story of how Arjuna, the great...

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The Heart of the Gita

The Heart of the Gita

In Episode 14 of the "Two Old Fogey Yogis" podcast, our two yogis discuss the study of foundational texts in the Yoga tradition and how to work with these in a way that engages them as “literary incarnations” filled with living wisdom. They also explore what the...

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Teachings from the Gita: The Real and the Unreal

Teachings from the Gita: The Real and the Unreal

The entire Bhagavad Gita is a series of questions and answers between Sri Krishna and his disciple, Arjuna. In chapter 13, Arjuna asks for knowledge about prakriti and Purusha. Arjuna asks: “What is knowledge and what is it that is to be known?” In those days, none of...

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