Views of Great Philosophers on Bhagvad Gita

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Views of the world's great philosophers on the best Indian scripture -Bhagvad Gita- originally written by Ved Vyasa.

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Views of Great Philosophers on Bhagvad Gita

  1. 1. VIEWS OF WORLD’S FAMOUS PHILOSOPHERS ON GITA
  2. 2. SRI VED VYASA <ul><li>गीता सुगीता कर्तव्या किमन्यैः शास्त्रविस्तरैः। </li></ul><ul><li>या स्वयं पद्मनाभस्य मुखपद्माद्विनिःसृता।। </li></ul><ul><li>जो अपने आप श्रीविष्णु भगवान के मुखकमल से निकली हुई है वह गीता अच्छी तरह कण्ठस्थ करना चाहिए | अन्य शास्त्रों के विस्तार से क्या लाभ ? - Ved Vyas </li></ul>
  3. 3. ADI SHANKARACHARYA <ul><li>From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures. </li></ul>
  4. 4. MADHVACHARYA <ul><li>The Bhagavad-Gita is the epitome of the Mahabharata just as ghee is the essence of milk and pollen is the essence of flowers. </li></ul>
  5. 5. RAMANUJACHARYA <ul><li>The Bhagavad-Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna to reveal the science of devotion to God which is the essence of all spiritual knowledge. The Supreme Lord Krishna’s primary purpose for descending and incarnating is to relieve the world of any demoniac and negative, undesirable influences that are opposed to spiritual development . </li></ul>
  6. 6. SAINT GYANESHWAR <ul><li>गीता में वेदों के तीनों काण्ड स्पष्ट किये गये हैं अतः वह मूर्तिमान वेदरूप हैं और उदारता में तो वह वेद से भी अधिक है | अगर कोई दूसरों को गीताग्रंथ देता है तो जानो कि उसने लोगों के लिए मोक्षसुख का सदाव्रत खोला है | गीतारूपी माता से मनुष्यरूपी बच्चे वियुक्त होकर भटक रहे हैं | अतः उनका मिलन कराना यह तो सर्व सज्जनों का मुख्य धर्म है | - </li></ul>
  7. 7. SWAMI VIVEKANANDA <ul><li>श्रीमद्भगवदगीता उपनिषदरूपी बगीचों में से चुने हुए आध्यात्मिक सत्यरूपी पुष्पों से गुँथा हुआ पुष्पगुच्छ है | </li></ul>
  8. 8. SRI AUROBINDO <ul><li>The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race, a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization. </li></ul>
  9. 9. LEELA SHAHJI <ul><li>जीवन के सर्वांगीण विकास के लिए गीता ग्रंथ अदभुत है | विश्व की 578 भाषाओं में गीता का अनुवाद हो चुका है | हर भाषा में कई चिन्तकों , विद्वानों और भक्तों ने मीमांसाएँ की हैं और अभी भी हो रही हैं , होती रहेंगी | क्योंकि इस ग्रन्थ में सब देशों , जातियों , पंथों के तमाम मनुष्यों के कल्याण की अलौकिक सामग्री भरी हुई है | अतः हम सबको गीताज्ञान में अवगाहन करना चाहिए | भोग , मोक्ष , निर्लेपता , निर्भयता आदि तमाम दिव्य गुणों का विकास करने वाला यह गीता ग्रन्थ विश्व में अद्वितिय है | - </li></ul>
  10. 10. MADAN MOHAN MALAVIA JI <ul><li>इस अदभुत ग्रन्थ के 18 छोटे अध्यायों में इतना सारा सत्य , इतना सारा ज्ञान और इतने सारे उच्च , गम्भीर और सात्त्विक विचार भरे हुए हैं कि वे मनुष्य को निम्न - से - निम्न दशा में से उठा कर देवता के स्थान पर बिठाने की शक्ति रखते हैं | वे पुरुष तथा स्त्रियाँ बहुत भाग्यशाली हैं जिनको इस संसार के अन्धकार से भरे हुए सँकरे मार्गों में प्रकाश देने वाला यह छोटा - सा लेकिन अखूट तेल से भरा हुआ धर्मप्रदीप प्राप्त हुआ है | - </li></ul>
  11. 11. RALPH WALDO EMERSON <ul><li>I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us. </li></ul>
  12. 12. HENRY DAVID THOREAU <ul><li>In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial . </li></ul>
  13. 13. MAHATMA GANDHI <ul><li>When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day. </li></ul>
  14. 14. HERMAN HESSE <ul><li>The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life’s wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion. </li></ul>
  15. 15. CARL JUNG <ul><li>The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been current in by gone ages. The link with Vedic conceptions is provided by Plato in which he states… “Behold we are not an earthly but a heavenly plant.” This correlation can be discerned by what Krishna expresses in chapter 15 of Bhagavad-Gita </li></ul>
  16. 16. DR. ALBERT SCHWEITZER <ul><li>The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions. </li></ul>
  17. 17. WARREN HASTINGS <ul><li>I hesitate not to pronounce the Gita a performance of great originality, of sublimity of conception, reasoning and diction almost unequalled; and a single exception, amongst all the known religions of mankind.. </li></ul>
  18. 18. ANNIE BESANT <ul><li>Among the priceless teachings that may be found in the great Indian epic Mahabharata, there is none so rare and priceless as the Gita. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale popularly known as Dada - was an Indian philosopher and social reformer who gave discourses on Srimad Bhagawad Gita and Upnishads. It is my experience that awareness of nearness of God and reverence for that power creates reverence for self, reverence for the other, reverence for nature and reverence for the entire creation, and devotion as an expression of gratitude to God can turn into a social force to bring about transformative changes in all aspects of human life and at all levels of society. - Acceptance speech while receiving the 1997 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion, from HRH Prince Philip at a public ceremony held in Westminster Abbey, May 6, 1997.
  20. 20. Thoughts of Pujya Dadaji * Fearlessness is the result of faith in oneself and faith in God. * God does not work for you. He works with you. * Keep Gita in your head and heart and be proud of yourself. * Progress of mankind is progress of mind and intellect. * Those who see the invisible can do the impossible. * Bhakti(Devotion) is a social force. * Culture includes - way of thinking, way of life and way of Worship.

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