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Yogi Ramacharaka

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William Atkinson / Yogi Ramacharaka's

Bhagavad Gita

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Introduction - The Scene; Theme; and Character - Gloom of Arjuna - Inner Doctrine - The Secret of Work - Spiritual Knowledge - Renunciation - Self Mastery - Spiritual Discernment - Mystery of Omnipresence - Kingly Knowledge - Universal Perfection - Universal Manifestation - Yoga of Devotion - Knower and the Known - Three Gunas or Qualities - Consciousness of the Supreme - Good and Evil Natures - Threefold Faith - Renunciation and Freedom - Contents -


resembleth; what are its various parts; from what it proceedeth; and also what is That which Knoweth the Known, and what are Its characteristics. Briefly will I state it --- that which has been sung by the Sages in various chants; and which appeareth in manifold verses of the sacred writings, with many reasonings, arguments and proofs.

"The Personal Self is made up of the five Mahabuta, or Principles, known as follows, by the teachers: Ahankara, or the Consciousness of Personality; Buddhi, or Understanding or Intellect; Avyaktam, the unseen Vital Force; the eleven Indriyas, or sense-centers; and the five Indriya-gochar, or sense-organs; then cometh Ichha and Dwesha, or Love and Hatred; Sukha and Dukha, or Pleasure and Pain; Chetana, or Sensibility; and Dhrita, or Firmness. These, Arjuna, constitute the Personal Self --- the Known --- and its characteristics.

"Spiritual Wisdom consists in freedom from Self-esteem or Hypocrisy, or Injury to Others. It inculcates Patience; Rectitude; Respect for Teachers and Masters; Chastity; Steadfastness; Self-control; Freedom from


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