TrackSectionLength
0100 - Preface6:28
0201 - Chapter 1 - The Book of the Distress of Arjuna
9:27
0302 - Chapter 2 - The Book of Doctrines18:12
0403 - Chapter 3 - The Book of Virtue in Work9:30
0504 - Chapter 4 - The Book of the Religion of Knowledge10:20
0605 - Chapter 5 - The Book of Religion by Renouncing Fruit of Works7:41
0706 - Chapter 6 - The Book of Religion by Self-Restraint10:32
0807 - Chapter 7 - The Book of Religion by Discernment7:43
0908 - Chapter 8 - The Book of Religion by Devotion to the One Supreme God7:12
1009 - Chapter 9 - The Book of Religion by the Kingly Knowledge and the Kingly Mystery9:52
1110 - Chapter 10 - The Book of Religion by the Heavenly Perfections10:25
1211 - Chapter 11 - The Book of the Manifesting of the One and Manifold24:40
1312 - Chapter 12 - The Book of the Religion of Faith5:42
1413 - Chapter 13 - The Book of Religion by Separation of Matter and Spirit9:56
1514 - Chapter 14 - The Book of Religion by Separation from Qualities6:58
1615 - Chapter 15 - The Book of Religion by Attaining the Supreme6:29
1716 - Chapter 16 - The Book of the Separateness of the Divine and Undivine7:02
1817 - Chapter 17 - The Book of Religion by the Threefold Kinds of Faith7:05
1918 - Chapter 18 - The Book of Religion by Deliverance and Renunciation
20:14


Notes
Running time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Read by: Jothi Tharavant
Book Coordinator: Jothi Tharavant
Meta Coordinator: MaryAnnS
Proof Listener: pattymarie

Artwork
Cover:  The gods look down on the mortal hero Arjuna (far right), who is directed and assisted by his personal charioteer (and God incarnate), Krishna (second from right), during the climactic engagement with the Kauravas at Kurukshetra. Krishna fortifies the will of the wavering Arjuna, convincing him at his moment of moral crisis that it is his duty to proceed and to fight for what is right. 16th-century. Author unknown.
Inset: Vyasa grants Sanjaya divine vision by Ramanarayanadatta astri, Gorakhpur Geeta Press.
Insert: Arjuna, dressed in courtly costume with a quiver slung over his shoulder and sword and buckler at his side, folds his hands in anjali mudra and kneels before his charioteer, Kṛṣṇa. The god sits holding the horses’ bridles, with his right hand raised in the teaching gesture, jnana mudra. Their conveyance is drawn by four horses, and its roof is surmounted by a chhattra. c. 1830.

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The Bhagavad-Gita is the sixth book of the Mahabharata and a core book in Hindu scripture. Written sometime between the fifth and second centuries BC, it consists of 700 verses that recount a dialog between prince and warrior Arjuna and his charioteer and guide Lord Krishna. The dialog is framed by a conversation between blind ruler Dhritarashtra and his minister Sanjaya, a clairvoyant who can eavesdrop on the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna. The central conflict is warfare between two families that threatens to destroy a great kingdom. Arjuna is torn between his duty to serve the family on one side of the conflict and the sense that the conflict itself violates the eternal laws of Dharma, which he is also sworn to uphold. Frozen in his dilemma, he refuses to fight. Krishna realizes that he must impart the mysteries of dharmic action to Arjuna.  In doing so, he reveals himself as a many-sided divine being, and instructs Arjuna in the structure of the universe, primordial nature, the concepts of prakriti, and the three gunas.  The core message is the importance of self-control, faith, equanimity, unselfishness, and devotion. Only by attending to his duty will Arjuna transcend the bonds of matter and human behavior and achieve immortality. The battle is generally seen as an allegory for the struggles of human life and has prompted many interpretations over time. The Bhagavad-Gita was cited by Gandhi as a major inspiration in his work for Indian independence, referring to it as his “spiritual dictionary.”

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EAN 0683422134708
Media MP3 CD
Package DVD Box
Author Vyasa (2nd - 5th century BC), translated by Sir Edwin Arnold
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Read by Jothi Tharavant
Length 3 hours 15 minutes
Type Solo

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