Every year New year celebrations are held to welcome coming year and seeoff the out going.It happens only once in a year beacuse Celebration of Joy is not an easy task ,it takes one full year to collect courage to enjoy when it is external ,it can be celebrated every day when it is internal and every moment when it is eternal. So on this auspicious day let us practice to make it internal and try hard to make it eternal.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
भगवतगीता के बारे में पूछे जाने वाले प्रश्न और उनके उत्तर
A Few facts of Bhagavad Gita to help start the journey of awareness !!!:
What is the Bhagavad-Gita?
The Bhagavad-Gita is the eternal message of spiritual
wisdom from ancient India. The word Gita means song and the word
Bhagavad means God, often the Bhagavad-Gita is called the Song of God.
Why is the Bhagavad-Gita called a song if it is spoken?
Because its rhyming meter is so beautifully harmonic and melodious when spoken perfectly.
What is the name of this rhyming meter?
It is called Anustup and contains 32 syllables in each verse.
Who originally spoke the Bhagavad-Gita?
Lord Krishna originally spoke the Bhagavad-Gita.
Where was the Bhagavad-Gita originally spoken?
In India at the holy land of Kuruksetra.
Why is the land of Kuruksetra so holy?
Because of benedictions given to King Kuru by Brahma that
anyone dying in Kuruksetra while performing penance or while fighting in
battle will be promoted directly to the heavenly planets.
Where is the Bhagavad-Gita to be found?
In the monumental, historical epic Mahabharata written by Vedavyasa.
What is the historical epic Mahabharta?
The Mahabharata is the most voluminous book the world has
ever known. The Mahabharata covers the history of the earth from the
time of creation in relation to India. Composed in 100,000 rhyming
quatrain couplets the Mahabharata is seven times the size of the Illiad
written by Homer.
Who is Vedavyasa?
Vedavyasa is the divine saint and incarnation who authored
the Srimad Bhagavatam, Vedanta Sutra, the 108 Puranas, composed and
divided the Vedas into the Rik, Yajur, Artharva and Sama Vedas, and
wrote the the great historical treatise Mahabharata known as the fifth
Veda. His full name is Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa and he was the son of
sage Parasara and mother Satyavati.
Why is the Mahabharata known as the fifth Veda?
Because it is revealed in the Vedic scripture Bhavisya
Purana III.VII.II that the fifth Veda written by Vedavyasa is called the
What are the special characteristics of the Mahabharata?
The Mahabharata has no restrictions of qualification as to
who can hear it or read it. Everyone regardless of caste or social
position may hear or read it at any time. Vedavyasa wrote it with the
view not to exclude all the people in the worlds who are outside of the
Vedic culture. He himself has explained that the Mahabharata contains
the essence of all the purports of the Vedas. This we see is true and it
is also written in a very intriguing and dramatically narrative form.
What about the Aryan invasion theory being the source of the Bhagavad-Gita?
The Aryan invasion theory has been proven in the 1990s not
to have a shred of truth in it. Indologists the world over have realized
that the Aryans are the Hindus themselves.
What is the size of the Bhagavad-Gita?
The Bhagavad-Gita is composed of 700 Sanskrit verses
contained within 18 chapters, divided into three sections each
consisting of six chapters. They are Karma Yoga the yoga of actions.
Bhakti Yoga the yoga of devotion and Jnana Yoga the yoga of knowledge.
When was the Bhagavad-Gita spoken?
The Mahabharata confirms that Lord Krishna spoke the
Bhagavad-Gita to Arjuna at the Battle of Kuruksetra in 3137 B.C..
According to specific astrological references in the Vedic scriptures,
the year 3102 B.C. is the beginning of kali yuga which began 35 years
after the battle 5000 years ago. If calculated accurately it goes to
5151years from today.
What is the opinion of western scholars from ancient times?
According to the writings of both the Greek and the Romans
such as Pliny, Arrian and Solinus as well as Megastathanes who wrote a
history of ancient India and who was present as an eyewitness when
Alexander the Great arrived in India in 326 B.C. was that before him
were 154 kings who ruled back to 6777 B.C. This also follows the Vedic
When was the Bhagavad-Gita first translated into English?
The first English edition of the Bhagavad-Gita was in 1785
by Charles Wilkins in London, England. This was only 174 years after the
translation of the King James Bible in 1611.
Was the Bhagavad-Gita also translated into other languages?
Yes. The Bhagavad-Gita was translated into Latin in 1823 by
Schlegel. It was translated into German in 1826 by Von Humbolt. It was
translated into French in 1846 by Lassens and it was translated into
Greek in 1848 by Galanos to mention but a few.
What was the original language of the Bhagavad-Gita?
The original language of the Bhagavad-Gita was classical Sanskrit from India.
Why is Srimad often written before the Bhagavad-Gita?
The word Srimad is a title of great respect. This is given because the
Bhagavad-Gita reveals the essence of all spiritual knowledge.
Is history aware of the greatness of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita?
Historically many very extraordinary people such as Albert
Einsten, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Herman Hesse, Ralph
Waldo Emerson, Aldous Huxley, Rudolph Steiner and Nikola Tesla to name
but a few have read Srimad Bhagavad-Gita and were inspired by its
What can be learned by the study of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita?
Accurate, fundamental knowledge about God, the ultimate
truth, creation, birth and death, the results of actions, the eternal
soul, liberation and the purpose as well as the goal of human existence.