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Bhagavad Gita Saram - 2
« on: May 04, 2009, 12:00:55 PM »
The themes connect.  Bhakti leads to Jnana and Jnana is the joy
of Brahman, the joy of the Absolute.  So the Bhagavad Gita is a
book about Self Knowledge and love, [Atma Samarpana], but all
this, as integral to Life. Since life is work, Karma Yoga in the Gita
is work made sacred desirelessness -- perfection in action, offered
out of love.

While it is obvious that the spiritual yoga of the Gita is love, it is this
yoga, that helps us in the yoga of jnana to turn inwards to contemplate the Self as the Source of all creation, light and knowledge. The Yoga of jnana, bhakti and karma meet and converge
again and again to throw up the key elements for the aspirants. 

The essence of the Gita's karma yoga is a sense of perfection in
action based on self restraint, desirelessness and surrender. While
outward actions are to be performed to our best capacities, the
fruits of the action are to be surrendered in love. 

In the Gita, there is the vision of the universe and all things --
good and eveil -- in God.  The vision of God as man and friend
of the stuggling soul and the promise that the man who sees
Brahman abides in Brahman with the description of such a one
who has found joy in God.

Arunachala Siva.