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Explanations of Essays on the Gita: Volume Three

First Series: Chapter VIII - X

— V. Ananda Reddy

Price: Rs 265

Soft Cover
Pages: 177
Dimensions (in cms): 14x22
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research Trust, Pondicherry
ISBN: 978-93-85391-34-7

About Explanations of Essays on the Gita: Volume Three

In these talks delivered in 2007 and 2008, the author examines Chapters Eight, Nine, and Ten of Sri Aurobindo’s Essays on the Gita. The first two chapters, “Sankhya and Yoga” and “Sankhya Yoga and Vedanta” deal with philosophic and metaphysical subjects. The author points out that the Gita’s foundation is Vedantic; it is primarily a practical system of yoga. In the first of these chapters, Sri Aurobindo brings clarity to the differences between Sankhya, Yoga, and the Gita and in the second he delivers a synthesis of Sankhya, Yoga, and Vedanta. In Chapter Ten, “The Yoga of the Intelligent Will”, the author comments on Sri Aurobindo’s understanding of the deep truth of the Gita. Sri Krishna’s yoga will free Arjuna from his fears, from all bondage of the soul to its works. Commanding Arjuna to offer his thoughts, his love and adoration, and his sacrifice to Him, he reveals the message of the Gita: the act of surrender is the surest, safest path to the Divine.