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The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita (Hardcover)

by Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda as remembered by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda



Foreword

Explanatory Note

Thoughts on Pronunciation and Spelling

Preface

Introduction

1. What Is the Bhagavad Gita?

2. What Is Sanaatan Dharma?

3. The Allegory of the Gita

4. Allegory in Scripture

5. The Genesis of the Story

6. Why Cousins? Why Enemies?

7. The Spine: Pathway to Salvation

8. The Scripture Begins
   Gita Chapter 1: verse 1

9. Sanjaya Speaks
   Gita Chapter 1: verses 1–47
   Gita Chapter 2: verses 1–9

10. The Nature of Death—Allegorical and Literal
   Gita Chapter 2: verses 10–39

11. Krishna’s Consolation
   Reprise Gita Chapter 2: verses 1–40

12. The Nature of Right Action
   Gita Chapter 2: verses 40–72

13. Why Fight?
   Gita Chapter 3: verses 1–9

14. Directional Development
   Gita Chapter 3: verses 10–16

15. Freedom Through Action
   Gita Chapter 3: verses 17–43

16. The Supreme Science of Knowing God
   Gita Chapter 4: verses 1–42

17. Freedom Through Inner Renunciation
   Gita Chapter 5: verses 1–29

18. The True Yoga
   Gita Chapter 6: verses 1–47

19. Knowledge and Wisdom
   Gita Chapter 7: verses 1–30

20. The Outer and the Inner Universe
   Gita Chapter 8: verses 1–16

21. Final Liberation
   Gita Chapter 8: verses 17–28

22. The Sovereign Lord of All
   Gita Chapter 9: verses 1–34

23. From the Unmanifested to the Manifest
   Gita Chapter 10: verses 1–42

24. The Divine Vision
   Gita Chapter 11: verses 1–55

25. The Path of Bhakti Yoga
   Gita Chapter 12: verses 1–20

26. The Field of Battle
   Gita Chapter 13: verses 1–34

27. Transcending the Three Gunas
   Gita Chapter 14: verses 1–27

28. The Yoga of the Supreme Person
   Gita Chapter 15: verses 1–20

29. The Nature of the Godly and the Demonic
   Gita Chapter 16: verses 1–24

30. The Three Levels of Spiritual Practice
   Gita Chapter 17: verses 1–28

31. You Shall Attain Me
   Gita Chapter 18: verses 1–78

Glossary

List of Indexes



See Also: Sample Chapter  

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