Gita in clear diction
Sanskrit Chant Nadayoga
THE BHAGAVAD Gita is a constituent of the prasthana thraya, the source of the Vedanta. The Upanishads, the Brahmsutras and the Gita constitute the source of Vedanta, which is compared to the tree, the Brahmasutras the trunk and the Gita the fruit.
Lord Krishna delivered the Gita to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra where the fierce war between the Pandavas and Kauravas was fought. The great epic Mahabharata describes the war in great detail.
The Gita forms chapters 23 to 40 of the epic, known as the Bhishmaparva. Although the Gita is only a minute portion of the Mahabharata, it has attained Viswaroopa stature, because its literature is so vast that it encompasses thousands of volumes.
The 700 verses in the Gita ranked among the greatest of religious works, is a summing up of the Upanishads, Nadayoga, a set of four audio albums has the chanting of the Bhagavad Gita in crystal clear diction by Swamini Satyavratananda Saraswati.
Volume I comprises the Gita Mahatmyam, Dhyanam, the first and second chapters that deal with Arjuna's grief and the Path of Knowledge.
Volume II explains the Karma Yoga, Knowledge, the means to renunciation, the Yoga of Meditation, Jnana and Vijana and the imperishable Brahman.
In Volume III the verses of Knowledge, the Divine Glory, the Cosmic Form, Bhakti Yoga, and Nature and Soul are the touchstones.
Volume IV describes the Supreme Person, divine and demoniac types, the three kinds of Faith, and finally liberation through renunciation. While listening to these volumes, the listener most certainly gets transported to an elevated level of sublimity, spirituality and serenity.
The cassettes are available at B8, 24, I Floor, Silver Park Apartments, Thanikachalam Road, T.Nagar.
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