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The Art of Gītā Bhagavad Scripture

Search your Heart in the Quest for Relationship with the Beyond

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Another important text allied to my inquiry into and around Yoga was a Śloka by Śloka study, within the intimacy and vitality of private lessons during a 4 year cycle in my visits to Chennai, was the Bhagavad Gītā.

This text, as with many texts in the Indian Tradition of Transmission, was also originally learnt through chanting as well as study, to aid heart level learning.

“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

There is also a Bhagavad Gītā online resource project with the text being transcribed into chapter by chapter downloadable PDF’s with ‘proper’ Saṃskṛta notations. These Bhagavad Gītā chapter by chapter, verse by verse PDF workbooks are available as downloads for all interested students, but especially suitable for students studying within the Art of Gītā Scripture Online 121 Modules Two to Four eStudy.

Now the second stage is underway adding the text as a live and searchable chapter by chapter online resource in the same way as with the online Yoga Sūtra project with commentaries around selected verses.

These studies also included a further two years of word by word studies on the Gītārtha Saṃgraha of Śrī Yāmunācārya. Śrī Yāmuna was the grandson of the 9th century sage Śrī Nāthamuni and a forebear of T Krishnamacharya.  His 32 verses offer an important commentary on the Bhagavad Gītā and very succinctly summarises each of its eighteen chapters into eighteen verses. It is seen as one of the most elegant and succinct commentaries available.

A translation of the Gītārtha Saṃgraha from my studies with TKV Desikachar is being added along with Romanised Saṃskṛtā and searchable cross references with notes and commentaries.

They are all offered with gratitude for what this learning has helped lead me towards.