The Meaning of the Bhagavad Gita

In this very special livestream event, Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya will be commenting on two verses from the Gitartha Samgraha, written by the great Vaishnava guru Sri Yamuna Acharya.

The Gitartha Samgraha (“Compilation on the Meaning of the Bhagavad Gita”) is not a Vedic scripture, but is Sri Yamuna Acharya’s famous summary commentary on the essence of the Bhagavad Gita.

“In the scripture known as the Bhagavad Gita, Narayana, the Supreme Brahman, is declared. He is attainable by Bhakti alone, which is to be brought about by the observance of one’s own Dharma, acquisition of knowledge and renunciation of attachment.” (Gitārtha Samgraha of Sri Yamuna Acharya, 1)

“When one’s nescience is removed and one perceives the self as subservient to the Supreme, one attains supreme devotion and through it alone reaches His realm. There is vaidhi-bhakti or discipline-bound devotion. Next there is para-bhakti (higher devotion of love). Then there is the final stage parama-bhakti or pre-eminently supreme love.” (Gitārtha Samgraha of Sri Yamuna Acharya, 26)

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