Bhagavad Gita, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda

Gita according to Gandhi (Book 1)



The Bhagavad Gita according to Mahatma Gandhi, with comments by Sri Swami Sivananda, Translated into Spanish by Pedro Nonell

Book 1: Bhagavad Gita according to Gandhi, with Comments by Sri Swami Sivananda, Translated into Spanish by Pedro Nonell.

Presentation of Book I.

The Spanish translated version presented in the first part of this work is based on The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi, written by Gandhi in Gujarati (a language of India) and translated into English by his secretary Masaev, from the which this version has been translated into Spanish.

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English Translation of the Bhagavad Gita into Spanish

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Introduction to Book I: Bhagavad Gita
Bhagavad Gita I: Yoga of the Despondency of Arjuna

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An attempt has been made to scrupulously maintain the original spirit of Gandhi's text. It is not a personal interpretation, I believe that not even in a lifetime dedicated to the Bhagavad Gita would I be able to do so, it is only a translation made with the greatest love and respect for this monumental work, heritage of humanity. I apologize in advance if I have made any errors in the translation.

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Detachment from the fruit of actions (Gandhi) Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Philosophy

Furthermore, I have translated the wise commentaries of Sri Swami Sivananda, and the commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita by Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda have been taken into account which will help the reader better understand the profound message of the Bhagavad Gita.

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Comments by Gandhi Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita (Yoga Philosophy) Sri Swami Sivananda Vedas Upanishads Vedanta

I have also added some notes (shown at the Book footer), when I believed that a small clarification was necessary.

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Many Hindu Swamis (Masters) have written their own versions I have opted for Gandhi's since he himself stated that the Bhagavad Gita was the source of inspiration for his vision of non-violence (Ahimsa) to achieve the independence of India, one of the most important events of the 20th century, and a precursor to the nonviolent independence movements of almost all colonized countries in Africa and Asia.

Sri Ramakrishna - Gandhi - Ahimsa: Bhagavad Gita

Ode to Sri Ramakrishna.

Gandhi discovers the Bhagavad Gita from Sir Edwin Arnold's translation. Gandhi, in the introduction of the book, in the Message of the Bhagavad Gita (Anasakti Yoga) presents the key concepts:

Ahimsa Satyagraha - Gandhi. Bhagavad Gita Book

Ahimsa is not the main teaching of the Bhagavad Gita, as it is widely taught in other previous sacred texts, but it is one of the pillars on which it is built.

The Bhagavad Gita begins in a scenario of war between two family clans, the Kauravas (representing the forces of evil) and the Pandavas (good), in a dialogue between Sri Krishna (the incarnation of the Lord) and Arjuna, the prince and Pandava warrior.

But it is not at all a material war, but rather it must be interpreted as a war within man, in his own heart. It is the eternal internal struggle of each man with good and evil. In the West it is usually a common mistake to understand the Bhagavad Gita as a war story. In the words of Sri Swami Sivananda:

Sri Swami Sivananda, Kurukshetra (battlefield) Bhagavad Gita

Atman, that divine portion that resides inside everyone, something equivalent to the soul, is key to understanding Hinduism, which is why the Bhagavad Gita teaches us that evil resides within us and not outside:

For Atman (Self) alone is the friend of self, and Self alone is the enemy of self Bhagavad Gita VI-5

The Bhagavad Gita will propose various Paths of Yoga to overcome evil.

Arjuna, the great warrior, at the beginning of the devastating war, laments before Sri Krishna:

«O Krishna, when I see these relatives gathered here eager to fight, my limbs faint, my mouth dries up, a tremor shakes my body and my hair stands on end» Bhagavad Gita I-28-29.

Bhagavad Gita (Yoga Philosophy) I 32. The Yoga of the Despondency of Arjuna

Gandhi: Every personified life (Krishna) is an Incarnation of God

Act without attachment, desiring the well-being of humanity. Bhagavad Gita III-25

In the Bhagavad Gita, the concept of “pairs of opposites" appears several times; it should be understood as black and white, day and night, pleasure and pain:

«Free yourself from pairs of opposites, abide in eternal truth, despise gaining or protecting anything, be the master of your soul» Bhagavad Gita II-45.

When the Bhagavad Gita speaks of the “senses" it refers to the five senses of perception: smell, taste, sight, touch and hearing, and the five organs of action: hands, feet, tongue and the two organs of excretion. The five spheres or "sense objects" are smell, taste, form, touch and sound. In chapter XV-2, Sri Krishna explains to Arjuna “the indestructible Ashvattha tree “whose roots are in Brahman:

Indestructible tree ashvattha that has its root above and its branches below. Bhagavad Gita

The concept of Gunas is also fundamental. There are three: Sattva, Rajas and Tamas; intelligence, energy and mass according to Samkhya philosophy.

For Sri Swami Sivananda, Sattva is the highest quality, it is pure, it brings happiness, wisdom and also enlightenment. Rajas generates passion, manifested by intense attachment and greed; he causes grief and suffering. Tamas is the worst of all, it arises due to ignorance and generates darkness, bewilderment and delusion.

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The Bhagavad Gita has been translated into many languages. There are good translations into Spanish such as that of Consuelo Martín, the Bhagavad Gita according to Gandhi (Editorial Kier, Argentina, translation by MA Inés Lazo Preuss), or the Bhagavad Gita by J. Roviralta (edited by Luis Cárcamo), he has resorted to They seek to clarify the meaning of certain translations. As well as Sir Edward Arnold's version of the Bhagavad Gita: The Song Celestial: A Poetic Version of the Bhagavad.

Bhagavad Gita (Yoga Philosophy). Jawaharlal Nehru

Thank you very much, Pedro Nonell, Author of the Book «The Yoga of Wisdom.»

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Bhagavad Gita: more alive than ever (Photo of a street in Delhi)
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Book I: Gita according to Gandhi:
Bhagavad Gita in Spanish, Gandhi, Yoga of Wisdom

Harmony between religions and business (Sri Ramakrishna, Hinduism)

Arjuna (prince, archer, Cousin of Sri Krishna) Bhagavad Gita Arjuna

Krishna (incarnation of Vishnu) Bhagavad Gita (Book Yoga of Wisdom) Krishna

Pandavas

Sanjaya (Minister of the king of the Kauravas) Bhagavad Gita (Yoga of Wisdom) Sanjaya

Duryodhana (Kaurava) Bhagavad Gita (Yoga of Wisdom)
Duryodhana (Kaurava). Is the eldest son of King Dhritarashtra. He is the Crown Prince of the Kuru Kingdom. He is bloodthirsty and cruel


Dhritirashtra is the Blind king of the Kuru Kingdom. The eldest sound of him was Duryodhana


Drona (Kaurava). The Master of Duryodhana


Kauravas

Comments by Mahatma Gandhi on the Bhagavad Gita (ibro Yoga of Wisdom)
Author of the Bhagavad Gita:
Vyasa Note. Vyasa (Vyasa, Sri Krishna-Dwaipayana) is considered to be the Author of all the Upanishads (6th century BC) and the Puranas. Therefore he can be considered to be the Author of the Bhagavad Gita. He is also known as Veda Vyasa (he who classified the Vedas)





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