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By Boris Marjanovic

ISBN-10: 8186569448

ISBN-13: 9788186569443

Abhinavagupta, unquestionably the best genius of India within the fields of philosophy, aesthetics, poetics, dramaturgy, Tantra and mysticism, is being rediscovered in simple terms within the previous couple of a long time. even supposing numerous students, in India and overseas, are engaged in learning his works, it's wonderful that there are nonetheless few translations available.

Abhinavagupta explains in his observation that he undertook this paintings simply because he felt that his predecessors whilst commenting at the Bhagavad Gita had no longer understood its mystery or esoteric meanings.

The current paintings offers a distinct model of the Bhagavad Gita within the gentle of Kashmir Shaivism. it's going to even be inspiring fpr an individual attracted to the perform of the key yogaof the Gita.

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Another Pāndava celebrity on the side of the Pandavas is Dhrishta Dyumna who, it has been mentioned above, had arraigned the huge Pāndava army in battle formations. Dhrishta Dyumna was the son of Drupada; as such Draupadi was his sister. He was trained in the art of war by Drona. net From the composition of the opposing forces, as narrated above, the nature of conflict alluded to in the Gita becomes apparent. The fight in the conflict also refers to proper work, Holy work—Yajna, in the holy book; the 'field' of performance having been defined as the body the holy work is evidently Pranayama, of 'sacrificing' the out-going breath into the incoming breath' and vice-versa thereby stopping the flow of both.

The moot point emphasised is that there are two kinds of attachment among men; for Jnāna Yoga by adherents of 'intellectual determination,' the Samkhyas, and of Karma Yoga by the Yogis. However, there is no basic difference in the results achieved; whatever can be achieved by the Sāmkhyas can also be attained by Yoga. The point stressed is that without performing any work or efforts one cannot achieve renunciation. Not only that, one cannot even survive without doing work! He cannot but work, in spite of himself, under the propulsion of the forces of the Prakriti—the Gunas.

Purujit, Kuntibhoj, Shaivya—Oh! "**** ****"Yudhāmanyuscha Vikrānta Uttamaujāscha Veeryavān Saubhadra Draupadeyāscha Sarva Eva Mahārathāh" (I – 3, 4,5,6) The above heroes are all on the side of the Pandavas. " (I – 8) When the names of the above combatants are subject to etymological derivation there will be no doubt that the names have been carefully and dexterously coined to make them properly fit in with the imagery the narration have been intended to be. Each name, it will be found, stands for a specific attribute as found in the Pātanjal philosophy.

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