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Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of self-help

ByBS Murthy

The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. Equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal, but to the chagrin of the majority of the Hindus, it is proliferated with interpolations that legitimize the inimical caste system while upholding the priestly perks and prejudices. This rendition seeks to restore to the Gita, its original character by ridding it of hundred and ten interpolations, which tend to keep the skeptics away from it. And ironically these muddle the understanding of the adherents as well. In the theatre of man as nothing surpasses the drama of war, the stage for unveiling the Gita’s unrivalled philosophy was set on the battleground of Kurukshetra at the threshold of the battle of Mahabharata.

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Publication Date
Jan 23, 2013
Language
English
Category
Religion & Spirituality
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All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): BS Murthy

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