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Bhagavad Gita for Schools

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The Path of Knowledge

 

Lead us from the Unreal to the Real

Sri Krishna teaches that the path of knowledge is difficult. It requires very sharp intellect and discerning faculties. Through sheer force of reason it expects us to experience reality as it is. In order to overcome our delusion about the nature of reality we have to overcome desires that continue to blind us and bind us. We require the tools of vivek (discrimination) and vairagya (dispassion) to be able to distinguish between what is real or permanent and what is unreal or impermanent. Sri Krishna teaches that we should develop an attitude of detachment. We should not run after the objects of the senses. Let the intellect control the mind in order to control the senses. Let the discriminating faculty direct the mind and keep desires under control. This is how to rise above our animal nature and discover our essential nature as divine, as spirit.

 

 

 

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1

Background

2

Devotion

3

Action

4

Knowledge

5

Meditation

6

Concl.

7

Glossary

8

Resources

Index

 

 

 

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