Bhagavad Gītā Title



Divine Song

bhagavat - divinegītā - song

Commentaries and Reflections

Commentary by TKV Desikachar:

“In the Indian tradition, a śāstra is always studied under a teacher. It is the teacher who gives the text life and meaning by presenting it in a manner that the student can relate to and apply in his life.
The Bhagavad Gītā offers help to those in trouble. How its teachings can be related to our lives and taken advantage of, is explained by TKV Desikachar in his introduction and answers to his students.”
– Originally published by the KYM Darśanam May 1995

“How is it that we fail to to act right, see right, communicate right,
even though we have all the resources?
What are the indications of this failure?
What indicates that all is well?
Arjuna of the Indian epic Mahābhārata represents the model of
what clouds our consciousness and what can break this cloud.”
– TKV Desikachar’s introduction to a seminar on the Bhagavad Gītā 1998

“The Bhagavad Gītā is about confusion OF Dharma and
the Yoga Sūtra is about confusion AND Dharma.”
– TKV Desikachar

Commentary by Paul Harvey:

According to Yamuna (the grandson of Nathamuni and forebear of Krishnamacharya) in his commentary to the Bhagavad Gītā, the Gītārtha Saṃgraha, this famous Hindu text should be considered as having three sections or hexads of six chapters each.