Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita
A New Translation and Commentary, Chapters 1–6

Publisher: Arkana
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The first six chapters of the Bhagavad-Gita with original Sanskrit text, an introduction, and a commentary designed to restore the fundamental truths of the teachings delivered by the Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield.

See links below for: 'Concordance for the Bhagavad-Gita' and 'Bhagavad-Gita, in the light of - Scientific Research Results'.

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Concordance for the Bhagavad-Gita
By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
This concordance for the Bhagavad-Gita includes cross-referencing, definitions of Sanskrit terms, and an index of all analogies. An invaluable aid, to be used with the new translation.


His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Translation of the Bhagavad-Gita, Chapters 1-6, in the light of Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation: Scientific Research Results.

This volume provides the timeless, practical wisdom of the Bhagavad-Gita along with scientific research on Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi Programme for each verse, demonstrating how the eternal Vedic Principles for unfolding the total potential of human life.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on the Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavad-Gita is a complete guide to practical life, which can bring fulfillment to the life of any individual and every society. Maharishi’s commentary unfolds the eternal message of the Bhagavad-Gita in practical, easy-to-understand language, and illustrates the ease and simplicity with which life can be lived in complete fulfillment.

In 1961 Maharishi began to introduce additional knowledge regarding the development of human potential, including translation and commentary on the first six chapters of the ancient Vedic text, the Bhagavad-Gita.

Maharishi said that the source of his commentary was his master and the increasing interest in Vedic knowledge: We are just an innocent means for the spontaneous flow of that knowledge -- that's all.&

In his commentary, Maharishi describes the Bhagavad-Gita as &the Scripture of Yoga.& He says that &its purpose is to explain in theory and practice all that is needed to raise the consciousness of man to the highest possible level.&


An extract from the preface

The Vedas are the lighthouse of eternal wisdom leading man to salvation and inspiring him to supreme accomplishment. The omnipresence of eternal Being, unmanifested and absolute; Its status as That, even in the manifested diversity of action; and the possibility of the realization of Being by any man in terms of himself—these are the great truths of the perennial philosophy of the Vedas.

The Vedas reveal the unchanging Unity of life which underlies the evident multiplicity of creation, for Reality is both manifest and unmanifest, and That alone is. ‘I am That, thou art That and all this is That’, is the Truth; and this is the kernel of the Vedic Teaching, which the Rishis extol as teaching ‘worthy of hearing, contemplating and realizing’.

The truth of Vedic Wisdom is by its very nature independent of time and can therefore never be lost When, however, man’s vision becomes one sided and he is caught by the binding influence of the phenomenal world to the exclusion of the absolute phase of Reality, when he is thus confined within the ever-changing phases of existence, his life loses stability and he begins to suffer.

When suffering grows, the invincible force of Nature moves to set man’s vision right and establish a way of life which will again fulfil the high purpose of his existence. The long history of the world records many such periods in which the ideal pattern of life is first forgotten and then restored to man.

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