Bhagavad Gita, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda

Hinduism, Bhagavad Gita, Paths of Yoga



Book II Bhagavad Gita (Nonell): Hinduism, Gita, Paths of Yoga. Influence on Humanity

This second part of the Book "The Yoga of Wisdom" aims to know the foundations of Hinduism, the Sanatana Dharma (the Eternal Religion), from the study of the Bhagavad Gita, analyzing its key concepts: Brahman, Atman, Karma, reincarnation, Samsara, Ahimsa (Nonviolence), detachment for the fruits of actions, Gunas (Sattva, Rajas and Tamas), Prakriti (nature), Yajna or sacrifice, Hindu vision of the universe, Castes (Varnas) system in addition to the figure of the compiler of the Bhagavad Gita: Veda Vyasa.

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Introduction to Book II: Hinduism, Bhagavad Gita and the Paths of Yoga
Photo Introduction to Book II: Hinduism, Bhagavad Gita and the Paths of Yoga

Book II: Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma)
Book II: Hinduism and Bhagavad Gita

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Sharing Bhagavad Gita moments, Yoga teacher Bárbara Maggiora

The life of Mahatma Gandhi will also be analyzed, an example of a life based on non-violence (Ahimsa) and harmony between religions: his stay in South Africa (where he developed his vision of devotion to truth or Satyagraha), his contacts with Tolstoy, Henry Thoreau or Martin Luther King and their role in the peaceful independence of India.


The Bhagavad Gita and Mahatma Gandhi
Book II: Bhagavad Gita and Mahatma Gandhi

The Teachings of Swami Sivananda, founder of the Divine Life Society and Sivananda Yoga, are also analyzed, in addition to his interpretation of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

The Bhagavad Gita and Sri Swami Sivananda
Book II: Bhagavad Gita and Sri Swami Sivananda

The flexibility of Hinduism is ubiquitous throughout the Bhagavad Gita, which is why the four Paths of Yoga to unite with Brahman will be studied.

Knowing these four paths, all of them valid, we will try to answer the complex dilemma about the Yoga Philosophy: “Yoga: a physical or spiritual path?"


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Although this essay is not a “physical" yoga manual, it has been considered appropriate to include a chapter on “Yoga Sutras of Patanjali ", analyzing the Yamas (abstentions) and Niyamas (observance), all of them widely reflected in the Bhagavad Gita, in Yoga philosophy and in any yoga practice.

A brief reference has also been written about the importance of BKS Iyengar (the founder of Iyengar Yoga) and author of the essential book: Light on Yoga.

The next chapter presents the “Principle of Harmony between Religions" enunciated by Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa, present in both the Rigveda and the Bhagavad Gita, and based on the tolerance of Hinduism with other religions.

The Bhagavad Gita and the Harmony between religions
Book II Bhagavad Gita Harmony between religions

The Bhagavad Gita and Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa
Book II Bhagavad Gita Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa


His disciple Swami Vivekananda, introducer of Vedanta and Yoga to the West, was the ambassador of this principle throughout the world. He will also reflect on the validity of this principle with other world's religions. The figures of Sri Aurobindo, Swami Krishnananda will also be presented.

The Bhagavad Gita and Swami Vivekananda
Book II Bhagavad Gita Swami Vivekananda


Chapter VIII will analyze the influence of the Bhagavad Gita and Gandhi on some Indian companies. How Gandhi inspired one of the greatest Muslim businessmen in India: Doctor Yusuf Khwaja Hamied, or the case of the Hinduja Group, whose strategy is based on the application of Dharma and Vedic principles of work. As well as the importance of the concept of “giving back to society" latent in the mission of many Indian companies, a principle clearly present in the Bhagavad Gita.

The Bhagavad Gita and companies
Book II Bhagavad Gita and companies

Chapter IX will focus on assessing the influence of the Bhagavad Gita on the West. The global expansion of yoga will be studied, the influence of the Bhagavad Gita on important figures such as Arthur Schopenhauer, Henry Thoreau, Albert Einstein, TS Elliot, Richard Wagner or Carl Jung. To conclude this chapter, some Western personalities who converted to Hinduism are presented, such as the Beatle George Harrison.

Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom sworn in before the Bhagavad Gita

Influence of the Bhagavad Gita to the West
Book II influence of the Bhagavad Gita to the West

Albert Einstein, Pralaya Universe heat death (Bhagavad Gita)

Hinduism shares many of its pillars with Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism: Ahimsa, detachment from the fruit of actions, truthfulness, yoga, meditation.. Furthermore, all of them were born in India, the land in which more religions have emerged. Many Hindus consider these three religions as sisters, some even think that they are other valid paths within Sanatana Dharma. Therefore, in Chapter X a brief introduction to these three religions will be presented.

The Bhagavad Gita and Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism
Book II Bhagavad Gita and Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism

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

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Four Paths of Yoga (Sankhya, Karma, Bhakti Dhyana) for unite with Brahman

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The importance of B. K. S. Iyengar
The importance of B. K. S. Iyengar

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Influence of the Bhagavad Gita and Gandhi in some Indian companies

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Henry Thoreau and Gandhi. Book Yoga of Wisdom: Bhagavad Gita

Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity

«Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being, from bodily health to self-realization. Yoga means union: the union of the body with the consciousness and of the consciousness with the soul. “Yoga cultivates ways to maintain a balanced attitude in daily life and provides skill in carrying out one's actions.» BKS Iyengar.

Bow down to the noblest of the wises, Patanjali. B. K. S. Iyengar

«Let us bow before the noblest of sages, Patanjali, who gave yoga for serenity and holiness of mind, grammar for clarity and purity of speech, and medicine for perfection of health.

Let us prostrate ourselves before Patanjali, an incarnation of Adisesa (the lord of snakes), whose upper body is human-shaped, whose arms hold a conch shell and a discus, and who is crowned by a thousand-headed cobra.

Let us prostrate ourselves before Lord Adisesa, who manifested himself on earth as Patanjali to honor the human race with health and harmony.» B.K.S. Iyengar.

Sri Ramakrishna, Harmony, so many paths, so many religions

Albert Einstein, Pralaya Universe heat death (Bhagavad Gita)

«All religions are branches of a big tree.. Sri Krishna was actually in the person's body.. The complicated thing is, if he is God, what is he doing fighting on a battlefield? It took me years to realize that, and again it was Yogananda's spiritual interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita that made me realize what it was about.» George Harrison.

George Harrison Hare Sri Krishna Hinduism. Book Yoga of Wisdom: Bhagavad Gita

George Harrison Hare Sri Krishna Hinduism. Book Yoga of Wisdom: Bhagavad Gita

«Look at the brotherhood of all humanity as the highest order designated by the yogis; conquer your mind and conquer the world.» Guru Nanak (Sikhism).

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Dalai Lama.

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