Bhagavad Gita Critical Analysis

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The purpose of the whole discourse of the Gita is to instil discriminative knowledge, so that one becomes capable of discriminating between right and wrong actions. Different people in the world follow diverse philosophies, religions and sects. They have their own beliefs and concepts of right and wrong actions. However, the Gita presents a litmus test to identify whether one is following the right path, irrespective of one’s religion or sect, leading to the Absolute, so that one achieves the optimum blissful experience. In that way, the Gita is a secular treatise. Right action comes through understanding the process of oneself. Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom required to understand the right action. The first six chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita gives an insight about the true nature of the self, which were discussed in the first volume titled “Understanding the Self”. The Volume discussed about the knowledge of the true self that…show more content…
Such a person hates nothing, not even that which causes her pain and regards all beings as herself. She is friendly and compassionate and does not regard anything as 'mine' and is free from egoism. She is always content; thinking she has enough, whether she obtains or not the means of bodily sustenance. A follower of the path of bhakti leaves every result of her actions to the Supreme and has no personal desires therefore, the world is not agitated, and she is not agitated from the world, she is also free from anxieties of joy, anger and fear. Beyond love and hate, neither grieving nor desiring, renouncing good and evil both, treating alike foe and friend, also fame and ignominy, alike in cold and heat, pleasure and pain, devoid of attachment, treating praise and reproach equally, wholly content with whatever comes, having no attachment with the home and is firm in
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