Jñāna is one who understands what is to be given up and……

Jñāna is one who understands
what is to be given up and
what is to be sought.”
– T Krishnamacharya commentary on
Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Seven verse 19

There is a place for God in Every Being…..

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“The Sūtra does not require the Gem.
But the Gem requires the Sūtra.
Just like there is a hole in every Gem,
there is a place for God in Every Being
and that hole is the Heart.”
– T Krishnamacharya commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Seven verse 7

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Tapas is an offering for something else, not a deprivation.

Tapas is an offering for something else, not a deprivation.”
– T Krishnamacharya commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four verse 28

Only the Citta is the cause for Bandhana or Mokṣa.

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“Only the Citta is the cause for Bandhana or Mokṣa.”
– TKV Desikachar commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Six verse 6

Jñāna is like a sword to cut away Saṃśaya.

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Jñāna is like a sword to cut away Saṃśaya.”
– T Krishnamacharya commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four verse 41

Svabhāva is Karma Vāsana.

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Svabhāva is Karma Vāsana.”
– T Krishnamacharya commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Five verse 14

Ātma – That which nourishes.

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Ātma – That which nourishes.”
– T Krishnamacharya commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Ten verse 20

Devotion is the basis for seeing the truth……

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Devotion is the basis for seeing the truth.
This truth is, the Lord.
But devotion must grow from following ones duty
in a spirit of selflessness and search.”
– TKV Desikachar Commentary on Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya Śloka Three

The message of the Bhagavad Gītā is…….

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“The message of the Bhagavad Gītā is:
The vision of the lord is certain through
singular devotion developed by honouring ones Dharma
in a spirit that leads to clarity and detachment.”
– TKV Desikachar Commentary on Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya Śloka One

What is most vital to a person for everlasting happiness……

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“What is most vital to a person for everlasting happiness
is to understand the nature of consciousness
and the Lord and his created entities.”
– TKV Desikachar Commentary on Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya Śloka Four

The senses can be faster than the mind in triggering Saṃskāra.

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“The senses (Indriya) can be faster than the mind in triggering Saṃskāra.”
– TKV Desikachar commentary on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Three verse 41

Matsara or Jealousy – To find fault in others.

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Matsara or Jealousy –
“To find fault in others.”
– TKV Desikachar on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four verse 22

Saṃmoha – We are not clear what we are doing.

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Saṃmoha
“We are not clear what we are doing.
Because we are not clear, memory wanders.”
– TKV Desikachar on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 63

Parigraha – What we get used to expecting around situations.

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Parigraha
“What we get used to expecting around situations.”
– TKV Desikachar on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four verse 21

So aspire beyond the three Guṇa.

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“So aspire beyond the three Guṇa.”
– TKV Desikachar on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 45

What is darkness for some people is light for others……

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“What is darkness for some people is light for others.
What is light for some people is darkness for others.”
– TKV Desikachar on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 69

The ability to do whatever we do in life……

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“The ability to do whatever we do in life is linked to our state of mind.”
– TKV Desikachar on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Two verse 50

Each person has two forces Rāga and Dveṣa……

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“Each person has two forces Rāga and Dveṣa.
They are there to serve you, not you them.”
– TKV Desikachar on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Three verse 34

The movement of life is a pilgrimage of the body……

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“The movement of life is a pilgrimage of the body
and cannot be accomplished without action.”
– TKV Desikachar on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Three verse 8

Karma is the means to know oneself.

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“Karma is the means to know oneself.”
– TKV Desikachar on Bhagavad Gītā Chapter Four verse 17