Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
T. K. G. NAMBOODHIRI
THIRUVALLA, KERALA
INDIA
BHAGAVAD GITA – THE DIVINE
SONG-An Introduction
 Bhagavad Gita-Part of the
Sanskrit Epic
Mahabhaaratha.(200 BC to 200
AD)...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
CHAPTER 8
AKSHARABRAHMA YOGA
THE YOGA OF THE INDESTRUCTIBLE
BRAHMA
TKG Namboodhiri
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
KIM THAD BRAHMA KIMADHYAATHMAM KIM KARMA
PURUSHOTHAMA, ADHIBHOOTHAM CHA KIM PROKTHAM
ADHIDAIVAM KIMU...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
AKSHARAM BRAHMA PARAMAM SWABHAAVO
ADHYAATHMAMUCHYATHE’, BHOOTHABHAAVODBHAVAKAR
O VISARGAH KARMA SAMJ...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
ADHIBHOOTHAM KSHARO BHAVAH
PURUSHASCHAADHIDAIVATHAM, ADHIYAJNO
AHAME’VAATHRA DE’HE’ DE’HABRITHAAM VA...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
YAM YAM VAAPI SMARAN BHAAVAM THYAJATHYANTHE’
KALEBARAM, THAM THAME’VAITHI KAUNTHE’YA SADA
THADBHAAVA...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
THASMAAL SARVE’SHU KAALE’SHU
MAAMANUSMARA YUDHYA CHA, MAYYARPITHA
MANOBUDHIR MAAME’VYSHYASYASAMSAYAM...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
ABHYAASAYOGAYUKTHE’NA CHE’THASAA
NAANYAGAAMINAA, PARAMAM PURUSHAM DIVYAM
YAATHI PAARTHAANUCHINTHAYAN...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
KAVIM PURAANAMANUSAASITHAARAM
ANORANEEYAAM SAMANUSMARE’DYAH, SARVASYA
DHAATHAARAMACHINTHYAROOPAM AAD...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
ANANYACHE’THAAH SATHATHAM YO MAAM
SMARATHI NITHYASAH, THASYAAHAM SULABHAH
PAARTHA NITHYAYUKTHASYA YO...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
AVYAKTHO AKSHARA ITHYUKTHASTHAMAAHUH
PARAMAAM GATHIM, YAM PRAAPYA NA NIVARTHANTHE’
THADHAAMA PARAMAM...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
PURUSHAH SA PARAH PAARTHA BHAKTHYAA
LABHYASTHWANANYAYAA , YASYAANTHAH STHAANI
BHOOTHAANI YE’NA SARVA...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
SUKLAKRISHNE’ GATHEE HYE’THE’ JAGATHAH SAASWATHE’
MATHE’, E’KAYAA YAATHYANAAVRITHIM
ANYAYAAVARTHATHE...
Gems
of
Bhagavad Gita
VE’DE’SHU YAJNE’SHU THAPASSU CHAIVA DAANE’SHU
YATH PUNYAPHALAM PRADISHTAM, ATHYE’THI THATH
SARVAMIDA...
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Chapter 8 of Bhagavad Gita describes the indestructible Brahman or Supreme Being in its relation with all beings in this world

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Gems of bhagavad gita chapter. 8

  1. 1. Gems of Bhagavad Gita T. K. G. NAMBOODHIRI THIRUVALLA, KERALA INDIA
  2. 2. BHAGAVAD GITA – THE DIVINE SONG-An Introduction  Bhagavad Gita-Part of the Sanskrit Epic Mahabhaaratha.(200 BC to 200 AD)  700 verses in 18 chapters.  A conversation between Lord Krishna and his close friend Arjuna in the middle of the battlefield just before the start of the Kurukshetra battle.  Arjuna loses his heart and refuses to fight his teachers and relatives, and Krishna revives him by his wise words of wisdom. TKG Namboodhiri
  3. 3. Gems of Bhagavad Gita CHAPTER 8 AKSHARABRAHMA YOGA THE YOGA OF THE INDESTRUCTIBLE BRAHMA TKG Namboodhiri
  4. 4. Gems of Bhagavad Gita KIM THAD BRAHMA KIMADHYAATHMAM KIM KARMA PURUSHOTHAMA, ADHIBHOOTHAM CHA KIM PROKTHAM ADHIDAIVAM KIMUCHYATHE’, ADHIYAJNAM KATHAM KO ATHRA DE’HE’ ASMIN MADHUSOODANA. (8.1&2) In the last verse in Chapter 7 the Lord used few words which Arjuna did not understand. So he asks the meaning of those words here: What is that Brahman? What is the inner self? What is work? What are elements & divinities? Who in this body operates the sacrifices & how? TKG Namboodhiri
  5. 5. Gems of Bhagavad Gita AKSHARAM BRAHMA PARAMAM SWABHAAVO ADHYAATHMAMUCHYATHE’, BHOOTHABHAAVODBHAVAKAR O VISARGAH KARMA SAMJNITHAH. (8.3) The supreme indestructible entity is Brahman. The same Brahman existing in each living being as the individual Soul is Adhyaathma. Work is manifest creation, bringing beings into existence. TKG Namboodhiri
  6. 6. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ADHIBHOOTHAM KSHARO BHAVAH PURUSHASCHAADHIDAIVATHAM, ADHIYAJNO AHAME’VAATHRA DE’HE’ DE’HABRITHAAM VARA. (8.4) The elements are all the perishable objects; the individual souls are the divinities. I Myself, dwelling in the body as the inner witness, alone am related to sacrifices. TKG Namboodhiri
  7. 7. Gems of Bhagavad Gita YAM YAM VAAPI SMARAN BHAAVAM THYAJATHYANTHE’ KALEBARAM, THAM THAME’VAITHI KAUNTHE’YA SADA THADBHAAVA BHAAVITHAH. (8.6) Remembering whatever being one gives up the body at death, that very being one reaches & takes a body ever conforming to that being. The final recollection causes the assumption of a new body. TKG Namboodhiri
  8. 8. Gems of Bhagavad Gita THASMAAL SARVE’SHU KAALE’SHU MAAMANUSMARA YUDHYA CHA, MAYYARPITHA MANOBUDHIR MAAME’VYSHYASYASAMSAYAM. (8.7) Therefore, at all times think of Me, & do your duty. With mind & intellect surrendered to Me, rid of all doubts, you will undoubtedly reach Me. TKG Namboodhiri
  9. 9. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ABHYAASAYOGAYUKTHE’NA CHE’THASAA NAANYAGAAMINAA, PARAMAM PURUSHAM DIVYAM YAATHI PAARTHAANUCHINTHAYAN. (8.8) Arjuna, steadily thinking with an unswerving mind, disciplined in the Yoga of repeated practice, one proceeds to the Supreme, Divine Spirit TKG Namboodhiri
  10. 10. Gems of Bhagavad Gita KAVIM PURAANAMANUSAASITHAARAM ANORANEEYAAM SAMANUSMARE’DYAH, SARVASYA DHAATHAARAMACHINTHYAROOPAM AADITHYA VARNAM THAMASAH PARASTHAATH. (8.9). Wise people contemplate on God as the all- wise, ageless Ruler, who is smaller than the atom, but the sustainer of the entire universe, shining like the Sun & far beyond the darkness of ignorance, & with an incomprehensible form. TKG Namboodhiri
  11. 11. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ANANYACHE’THAAH SATHATHAM YO MAAM SMARATHI NITHYASAH, THASYAAHAM SULABHAH PAARTHA NITHYAYUKTHASYA YOGINAH. (8.14) Arjuna, whosoever with undivided mind always thinks of Me (God), to that person, ever-absorbed in Me, I am easily attainable. TKG Namboodhiri
  12. 12. Gems of Bhagavad Gita AVYAKTHO AKSHARA ITHYUKTHASTHAMAAHUH PARAMAAM GATHIM, YAM PRAAPYA NA NIVARTHANTHE’ THADHAAMA PARAMAM MAMA. (8.21) The supreme goal of all living beings is to reach that eternal, unmanifest & indestructible abode of God, attaining which, none has to return to this mortal world. TKG Namboodhiri
  13. 13. Gems of Bhagavad Gita PURUSHAH SA PARAH PAARTHA BHAKTHYAA LABHYASTHWANANYAYAA , YASYAANTHAH STHAANI BHOOTHAANI YE’NA SARVAMIDAM THATHAM. (8.22) Arjuna, that eternal, unmanifest, supreme God, in whom all beings reside, & by whom this whole universe is pervaded, is attainable only through exclusive devotion. TKG Namboodhiri
  14. 14. Gems of Bhagavad Gita SUKLAKRISHNE’ GATHEE HYE’THE’ JAGATHAH SAASWATHE’ MATHE’, E’KAYAA YAATHYANAAVRITHIM ANYAYAAVARTHATHE’ PUNAH. (8.26) There are two courses, the light & the dark, of knowledge & work, held to be eternal for the world( for those eligible to travel the path of knowledge, or the path of work as ordained in the Vedas, etc.). By means of the first one goes(after death) & does not return; by the other one comes back again. TKG Namboodhiri
  15. 15. Gems of Bhagavad Gita VE’DE’SHU YAJNE’SHU THAPASSU CHAIVA DAANE’SHU YATH PUNYAPHALAM PRADISHTAM, ATHYE’THI THATH SARVAMIDAM VIDITHWA YOGEE PARAM STHAANAM UPAITHI CHAADYAM. (8.28) The meritorious fruits of learning the Vedas, of sacrifices, penances & gifts-all these the Yogi transcends by knowing what I said above. Besides, he also reaches the supreme Primal State. TKG Namboodhiri

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