Intent of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita - Path to Self-Realization
Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā, an unsurpassable canonical scripture, provides the lessons of practical Vedānta. Whether one is desire-ridden, desireless, devotional, dispassionate, seeker, or a knower (Jñānī), taking refuge with one’s intellectual vessel in the Gaṅgā of ambrosiac Gītā, one always returns contented, and never empty-handed.
This book presents the intrinsic essence of the highest philosophical truths of Gītā, intelligible to a layperson eager to understand its meaning and message. It corrects the erroneous views of some who have made Karma-Yoga (Niṣkāma-Karma) and the Yoga of Knowledge and Realization (Sāṅkhya-Yoga) two separate subject matters of Gītā by selectively ignoring words and verses that are not consistent with their views and misinterpreting words and verses suitable to their beliefs. Herein, Bhagavāna Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s words are interpreted consistently with the previous and the next verse and chapter from the beginning to the end, following their real intent.
The book establishes the oneness between Sāṅkhya-Yoga and Karma-Yoga, or the oneness between Karma-Renunciation and Karma-Yoga. They are set forth as only one means and provide only one fruit. The proper conduct of either is possible only after reaching that state, where the doer of Karma does not stay a doer, his doership-ego with its root nescience is burnt in the fire of knowledge. Thereby the relationship of I-ness and mineness in the body, senses, mind, and intellect is removed, and he becomes fit to attain steadfast union with oneness in the pure Ātmā, the Brahman.
About the Author: Bharat C. Patel, D. Eng. Sc., has served with distinction in various executive positions in the New Jersey state government for four decades. He was instrumental in developing and implementing NJ’s sustainable energy, commerce, and economic policies and plans. In addition to publishing numerous policy papers and articles, he has served as an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Having learned Sanskrit very young, the author has been a devout student of the Upaniṣads and Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā for over six decades. Based on a unique depth of learning and judicious discrimination, after pondering the essence of Vedic wisdom articulated by great thinkers like Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Atmananda Muni, Swami Vivekananda, Dr. Radhakrishnan, et al., the author has published “Intent of Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā” and “Essence of Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā.”
An avid world traveler who loves to detail every place he visits, Bharat lives with his wife, Taru, in Washington Crossing, PA, USA.
- Hardcover: 590 pages
- Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2022)
- Author: Dr. Bharat C. Patel
- ISBN-13: 9781636407036
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 Inch
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