Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Three (3) - What it is about?

Chapter Three of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "Karmayoga, or the Yoga of Action."
On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwad Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Three (3) is entitled "Karmayoga, or the Yoga of Action." This Chapter has a total of 43 verses.

Verses 1 to 8 are about the discussion of Lord Krishna & Arjuna about the Importance of the Performance of one's duty, in a detached way, according to both Jnanayoga & Karmayoga.

Verses 9 to 16 are about the necessity of Performing Sacrifices etc.

Verses 17 to 24 are about the necessity of action on the part of the wise and even on the part of God Himself, for the good of the world.

Verses 25 to 35 are about the marks of the Wise man and the marks of the unwise man. There are instructions about performance of action without attraction and repulsion.

Verses 36 to 43 are about, how one should overcome the desire.

To read complete chapter Three (3) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Three (Chapter-3)

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