Insights into the Bhagavad Gita

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by Vimala Thakar

Vimala Thakar gave a series of talks covering the first twelve chapters of the Bhagavad Gita that were compiled into this edition, which provides deep spiritual insight into this sacred text. The ancient sages were preoccupied with a concern for the discovery of Reality from which emerged The Bhagavad Gita.  To Thakar, the Gita is very sacred because it deals with Life in all its inbuilt complexity and encourages us to remain connected with the ultimate Reality through everything we do. more details in product description

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by Vimala Thakar

Vimala Thakar was a student of Krishnamurti, and she gave a series of talks covering the first twelve chapters of the Bhagavad Gita during 1992 and 1993 that were compiled into this edition, which provides deep spiritual insight into this sacred text. In her words, “In the twelfth chapter, we have come to the essence of the Gita. From the thirteenth chapter onwards will begin the metaphysical part, the theoretical philosophical part. But from the second chapter to the twelfth, we have the scope to understand, learn, study and get transmuted or transformed.”

The ancient sages were preoccupied with a concern for the discovery of Reality from which emerged the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Six Systems of Indian Philosophy, and finally The Bhagavad Gita. To Thakar, the Gita is very sacred because it deals with Life in all its inbuilt complexity and encourages us to remain connected with the ultimate Reality through everything we do.

From the Introduction:

The whole world is passing through a great turmoil. Living in this turbulent world, a handful of us feel concerned about discovering the nature of ultimate reality and learning to live in the awareness of that reality, while dealing with appearances of names and forms, qualities, their interactions, etc.

With your cooperation, one would like to introduce the foundation, background, structure and essence of the message of the Gita, as regards to our daily living. We shall be going step-by-step, diving deep into the secrets of the Bhagavad Gita.

The ancient sages were deeply interested in the mystery of Life. They were tremendously interested in the act of living, their relationship to innumerable expressions of Life surround them, their relationship to the inner drama taking place in their bodies, on the biological and psychological level, as well as the states of waking, dreaming and deep sleep. They were fascinated by Life itself.

We will spend the coming weeks with the ancient sages and what they have to say about Life, about appearances, about reality, how to discriminate between them and how to live with them. There is nothing in Life that can be discarded. There is nothing to be rejected, nothing to be acquired. There is everything to be seen, understood, related to, and everything to enjoy in the movement of living.

Hardcover printed in India, 374 pages. Indian edition covers may have slight to moderate marks.