Until now, commentators have treated it as a philosophical reference, and have largely ignored its implications for yogic practice. Jain philosophy and Jainism Rishabhanathabelieved to have lived over a million years ago, is considered the founder of Jain philosophy.
Jainism places strong emphasis on asceticismahimsa non-violence and anekantavada relativity of viewpoints as a means of spiritual liberation, ideas that influenced other Indian traditions.
We do not belong to the past dawns but to the noons of the future.
When we thus understand the conception of Avatarhood, we see that whether for the fundamental teaching of the Gita, our present subject, or for spiritual life generally the external aspect has only a secondary importance. Nevertheless, the existence of accomplished Yogis in Vedic times cannot be doubted.
Nor do I see any good in slaying my own people in battle; O Krishna, I desire not victory, nor kingdom, nor pleasures.
Thus addressed by Gudakesha one that has overcome sleep. They were sophists who specialised in refutation without propagating any positive doctrine of their own. We of the coming day stand at the head of a new age of development which must lead to such a new and larger synthesis.
Georg Feuerstein, Ph D. The Secret of Secrets Chapter V. By contrast, the Thirumandiram is ecstatic and poetic and filled with precious nuggets of yogic experience and wisdom. A Man's Home is His Ashram. It matters little whether or no, as modern criticism supposes, the Gita is a later composition inserted into the mass of the Mahabharata by its author in order to invest its teaching with the authority and popularity of the great national epic.
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At the age of seven, he went to England for his education. An exposition of the spiritual philosophy and method of self-discipline of the Bhagavad Gita. Almost all spiritual problems have been briefly but deeply dealt with in the Gita, Sri Aurobindo remarked to a disciple, and I have tried to bring all that out fully in the Essays.
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