Tat Tvam Asi (2 Vols.): The Universal Message in The Bhagavadgita
Pathikonda Viswambara Nath
- ISBN: 9788120815841, 812081584X
- Year of Publication: 1998
- Binding: Hardcover
- Edition: 1st
- No. of Pages: 828
- Language: English
The Bhagavad Gita, a great poem attributed to Rsi Vedavyasa, expounds Vedanta philosophy in the dynamic setting of a battlefield where Lord Krsna reveals the teaching of Vedanta to the warrior prince Arjuna. The essence of the Gita is to make one realise tat tvam asi. We are really the atman or Divinity with an outer covering of the physical body inside which is subtle body consisting of the mind and the intellect. Unfortunately we get attached to the body and develop the ego which is the 'I' or 'My' -ness in us. It makes us believe that our physical body is real. We forget that we are living because of the life-force inside us. The life-force is the spiritual energy and is known commonly as 'soul' or Atman. Tat Tvam Asi is a 'great Upanisadic sentence' exhorting us to realise our own divine identity. To realise one's own divine status, to realise the same divine status in all forms manifest in the universe is to realise the oneness of all beings.
Contents (Vol. 1)
Forword, Message from Swami Hari Har Ji, Note Acknowledgements from the Author, Introduction, Arjuna-Visada-Yoga, Samkhya-Yoga, Karma-Yoga, Jnana-Yoga, Karma-Samnyasa-yoga, Atmasamyama-Yoga, Jnana-Vijnana-Yoga, Rajavidya-Rajaguhya-Yoga, Vibhuti-Yoga.
Visvarupa-Darsana-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Ksetra-Ksetrajna-Yoga, Gunatraya-Vibhaga-Yoga, Purusottama-Prapti-Yoga, Daivasura-Sampad-Vibhaga-Yoga, Sraddhatraya-Vibhaga-Yoga, Moksa-Samnyasa-Yoga.
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