Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita

Introduction to The Bhagavad Gita

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017. The Bhagavad Gita, the Celestial Song considered by many to be the Bible of the Hindus, is in fact, only a small part of the great epic Mahabharata.It is one of the...

Symbolism in Bhagavad Gita

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017. Chapter 1 Verses 1-10 are covered in this article. Verse 1: Dharma and Avidya The Kauravas  are the 100 evil bothers and the Pandavas, their cousins are the 5...

One-pointed mind and Mantra

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017. Chapter 1 Verses 11-30 are covered in this article. Verse 11: Resolution of conflicts and an one-pointed mind Bhishma is the custodian of the Kingdom, the Kingdom...

Doubts on the spiritual path

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017. Chapter 1 Verses 31-47 are covered in this article. Verse 31-39: Escapism and the spiritual persona Many have come to yoga because they have experienced pain. We have...

Role of the external teacher in yoga

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017. Chapter 2 Verses 1-4 are covered in this article. Verse 1: Role of the teacher Sanjaya  is describing Arjuna  once again. Arjuna is filled with pitiful...

How to approach a guru of a Yoga Tradition

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017.Chapter 2 Verses 5-10 are covered in this article.  Verse 5: The internal Guru supersedes the external guru In chapter 1  Arjuna presented many convincing...

Apara Vidya vs Para Vidya

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017. Chapter 2 Verses 11-18 are covered in this article. Verse 11-13 Apara Vidya and Para Vidya With verse 11, chapter 2 Sri Krishna starts  the actual teachings of...

Purpose of Life explained in Bhagavad Gita

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017. Chapter 2 Verses 19-37 are covered in this article. Verses 19-21: Ahimsa and Advaita When the Atman takes birth, it is embodied, but this embodied one can neither...

Advanced Yoga Meditation explained in Bhagavad Gita

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017. Chapter 2 Verses 38-46 are covered in this article. Verse 38: Alliance between karma and samskaras  Sri Krishna is motivating Arjuna to go beyond all dualities,...

Role of Buddhi in Yoga Meditation

The following is an excerpt of the commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Radhikaji from her forthcoming book to be published in 2017. Chapter 2 Verses 47-54 are covered in this article. Verse 47: Skillfulness in action This verse is one of the most important verses in the Bhagavad-Gita. It is this...

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