Verses – from 1 to 47 + Introduction (# 1-14)
The chapter 1 of the Bhagavad Gita begins by giving a description of the Pandava and Kaurava armies. This is followed by Arjuna’s gesture of valour and passion to fight the war, before he finds himself a victim of attachment, sorrow and delusion.
Code: CD1 Chapter - 1
Verses – from 1 to 7 + Introduction (# 106-118)
The Chapter 3 of Bhagavad Gita opens with a confusion of Arjuna regarding the lifestyles conducive to Self Knowledge. Lord Krishna replies detailing the necessity of Karma Yoga. The role of the wise person is elaborated. The secion concludes with a question of Arjuna regarding that one single cause which is the root of all afflictions. Lord Krishna presents an answer and provides the solution to eliminate the cause of the sufferings.
Code: CD1 Chapter - 3
Verses – from 13 to 19 (# 28-40)
The Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita begins with Arjuna seeking to surrender to Lord Krishna as his guru, and seeks to learn the truth of himself, the world and God. The teachings begin with Lord Krishna presenting the metaphysical truth of the triad, known as Sankhya Yoga. This is followed by a description of Karma Yoga. The chapter concludes with Arjuna’s question on who is a wise man. The Lord replies detailing the characteristics of a wise person, and reveals the means to become one.
Code: CD2 Chapter - 2
Verses – from 13 to 20 + Summary (# 344-354)
The chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita begins with Arjuna’s question to the Lord on Who is Superior – one who worships the Lord without attributes or the one who worships him with attributes. Lord Krishna elaborates by teaching Arjuna the five stages of Devotion. The section concludes with the characteristics of an exalted devotee and praise to Self Knowledge.
Code: CD2 Chapter - 12
Verses – from 13 to 23 (# 401-412)
The chapter 13 of the Bhagavad Gita discusses elaborately six important topics: Kshetra, field of knowledge; Kshetrajna, the knower of the field of knowledge; Gnanam, Knowledge; Gneyam, to be known; Purusa, the Actionless Self, and Prakriti, nature. The section concludes with sadhana, means and the phalam, result.
Code: CD5 Chapter - 13
Language: Swamini Pramananda