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« on: Sep 23, 2009 11:30 pm »

I deem this book, together with “The Second Coming of Christ” the most valuable books in the world. Since these books are so valuable, I want to read in them as long as possible. On the other hand I find so many important things on each page that I need plenty of time to digest and to balance my reading with outer world experiences.

Since I am interested in learning languages and plan to visit India in 2012, I use my study of the Gita as incentive to learn to read devanagari and a little sanscrit.

I once received a Gita commentary from Swami Prabhupada, when I was at San Francisco airport 20 years ago that I never had much interest to look into. But that book contains the original Sanscrit version of the Gita with word to word translation. So I read each vers in Sanscrit and try to translate it with the help given. Today I can read it quite fluently, but my knowledge of sancrit hardly has improved.

So each day I read only one new page of “God talks with Arjuna” and I repeat the lecture of the page from the day before. Since I realized that the first Chapter of God talks with Arjuna is very important for my meditation practice, I revised it twice in the same way and made an excerpt of it with the second revision.

Since I started to read in “The Second Coming of Christ”, were I read two new pages together with the revision of the pages of the day before, I stopped revising “God talks with Arjuna."

I do this reading right after my morning meditation and don’t take anything in until I am through with this routine.

If I am very quick (that is "very hungry" or there is some other incentive) I can do the reading in three quarters of an hour. Generally it takes from an hour to one and a half an hour. But it can also take two hours.

Since I started reading these books, I left out my reading only for one day and that was a day, where I didn’t take anything in.

With “God Talks with Arjuna” I have reach page 448 today.

How do you do your reading of "God talks with Arjuna"?
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 24, 2009 02:30 am »

Brother Ishtananda says, 2nd and Gita can be the reference books, use those indexes... I sense this can work.   Although, seems I'm drawn to use Sri Yukteswar's Holy Science as my core "reference" - that's just me.   The quality of Yoganandaji's 2nd & Gita commentaries are amazing, and resonate.   

I started reading both Gita, then 2nd from beginning - about 150 pages, but then bounce around and read mostly where the page opens...  suppose this is my way this incarnation... my astrology friends will say this is all the water in my natal chart (ha!).  Amazing the syncronicity of the unfolding realizations at times...  what I find amazing is the quality and breadth of the way that we can attune to guruji...  his voice even... how fortunate we are... and his lessons carry a vibration for me...  If I go too long without reading lessons, I always find a boost when picking them back up... 

Often, seems I pick up 2nd or Gita and read about 20 pages at a sitting... not always, but often it just flows.   I'm a householder, morning and eves, weekends sadhanna...  suppose I like Holy Science because I can keep it around easy (briefcase, etc.) due to small size (and book cover)... and can look at it more often... the other books are too big for this type of travel.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 25, 2009 08:37 pm »


How do you do your reading of "God talks with Arjuna"?


Sat Nam Kashiraja

i have read some of the excerps that others are reading so we can compare our insights. So i would like to read what you are reading and perhaps we can compare what we have experienced from those readings. i will try to read page 448 today.... God Christ Gurus

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 27, 2009 05:41 pm »

i started reading the pages you are reading. i went on to page 449 On 448 i read: ..whenever a devotee finds himself in delusion owing to sense identification, the Spirit manifests Itself in him trying to foster his longing for soul bliss.
In a sense the more we meditate and think of God the more we 'foster' this spirit.

i also like this passage on the next page: Thus, as often as man's body-identified or depraved nature (adharma) manifests, owing to effects of the misuse of free choice, so often does the soul's real nature (dharma) emerge through spiritual effort, stimulated by the inward manifestations of the ever awake, ever kind spirit. 

i like the sanskrit words (is that what they are?). i do not know why but i feel a closeness to that language. A little bit of the Gita a day helps are mind and spirit in the right ways. Thanks kashiraja

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 27, 2009 11:43 pm »

A little bit of the Gita a day helps are mind and spirit in the right ways.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 29, 2009 08:32 am »

'Materialists are so attached to the enjoyment of sense objects that they live their lives full of fear, fear lest they lose the gross pleasures of health or physical comforts; and they they are consumed by anger when it does happen. But the wise, recognizing the body as a brittle basket of pleasure, do not put into it the eggs of their happiness, knowing the consequence will be a scrambled pile of humpty-dumpties.'
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 01, 2009 04:10 pm »

Since I am interested in learning languages and plan to visit India in 2012, I use my study of the Gita as incentive to learn to read devanagari and a little sanscrit.






om lukah samastha sukhinu bhavantu

kashiraja i have a few questions for you:

1. Where does the language devanagari originate?

2. What languages do you have knowledge of?

3. You told me that you are thinking about starting a German site; It appears you live in Germany. Did you also live in India?

4. What does kashiraja mean and how do you prononce it? 

5. It might interest you to know that Into Blue has an interest in other languages including German. i am trying to understand more of India's languages and some spanish.

Thanks om namah shivaya
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