All Bhajans sung in mp3 (get a password first) The setting of the Gita in a battlefield has been interpreted as an allegory for the ethical and moral struggles of the human life. Embedded in the narrative of the great battle is the loftiest philosophical poem in the world’s literature—the Bhagavad-Gita, or Lord’s Song. This is a completely new translation made from the original 1917 Bengali edition. [162] It begins with discussion of spiritual pursuits through sannyasa (renunciation, monastic life) and spiritual pursuits while living in the world as a householder. Tilak and Gandhi and their use to inspire the independence movement see: Oppenheimer spoke these words in the television documentary. [85], According to Hiltebeitel, Bhakti forms an essential ingredient of this synthesis, and the text incorporates Bhakti into Vedanta. [279] According to Christopher Chapelle, in the Madhva's school there is "an eternal and complete distinction between the Supreme, the many souls, and matter and its divisions". Theirs is true renunciation. [150], Some translators title the fourteenth chapter as Gunatraya–Vibhaga yoga, Religion by Separation from the Qualities, The Forces of Evolution, or The Yoga of the Division of Three Gunas. On this Ekadashi Tithi, devotees celebrate Gita Jayanti, i.e., the birth anniversary of the holy Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. [284], Ramanuja was a Hindu theologian, philosopher, and an exponent of the Sri Vaishnavism (Vishnu) tradition in 11th and early 12th century. Some Sanskrit editions that separate the Gita from the epic as an independent text, as well as translators, however, add chapter titles such as each chapter being a particular form of yoga. If thou deemest that (the path of) understanding is more excellent than (the path of) action, O Janardana (Krishna), why then dost thou urge me to do this savage deed, O Kesava (Krishna)? The chapter summarizes the Hindu idea of rebirth, samsara, eternal soul in each person (Self), universal soul present in everyone, various types of yoga, divinity within, the nature of Self-knowledge and other concepts. The Gita accepts atman as the pure, unchanging, ultimate real essence, experiencer of one's being. [171] In the Upanishads, this is the Brahmanical idea that all beings have a "permanent real self", the true essence, the soul it refers to as Atman (Self). [204] Some, such as Adi Shankara, have considered its discussion in the 13th chapter of the Gita and elsewhere to be an integral part of the Jnana yoga. [185] To a karma yogi, right work done well is a form of prayer,[186] and karma yoga is the path of selfless action. [190] While bhakti is mentioned in many chapters, the idea gathers momentum after verse 6.30, and it is chapter 12 where the idea is sustainly developed. [271], Bhagavad Gita integrates various schools of thought, notably Vedanta, Samkhya and Yoga, and other theistic ideas. He states that truthfulness, self-restraint, sincerity, love for others, desire to serve others, being detached, avoiding anger, avoiding harm to all living creatures, fairness, compassion and patience are marks of the divine nature. Eons end, everything dissolves and then he recreates another eon subjecting them to the laws of Prakriti (nature). Follow your Dharma (the idea of what you ought to be and do), not to be confused with religion, the closest meaning of Dharma is the nature or tendency of something, for example, Dharma of water is to flow, to be colorless etc. But those who giving up all their actions to Me, and wholly devoted to Me, worship meditating on me with an unswerving Yoga, those who fix on Me all their consciousness, O Paartha, speedily I deliver them out of the sea of death-bound existence. 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[246]:514 According to Larson, there is "a massive translational tradition in English, pioneered by the British, solidly grounded philologically by the French and Germans, provided with its indigenous roots by a rich heritage of modern Indian comment and reflection, extended into various disciplinary areas by Americans, and having generated in our time a broadly based cross-cultural awareness of the importance of the Bhagavad Gita both as an expression of a specifically Indian spirituality and as one of the great religious "classics" of all time. Even without you, none of the warriors arrayed in the enemy ranks shall survive. Yoga is a dance between control and surrender – between pushing and letting go – and when to push and when to let go becomes part of the creative process, part of the open-ended exploration of your being. [222], The first reference to dharma in the Bhagavad Gita occurs in its first verse, where Dhritarashtra refers to the Kurukshetra, the location of the battlefield, as the Field of Dharma, "The Field of Righteousness or Truth". Arjuna; Chapter 3, verse 1; Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan translation. In order to approach a creation as sublime as the Bhagavad-gita with full understanding it is necessary to attune our soul to it. The term dharma has a number of meanings. Arjuna is distressed and in sorrow. [18][112][113] On Arjuna's request, Krishna displays his "universal form" (Viśvarūpa). Desire for the fruits of work must never be your motive in working. I suppose we all thought that, one way or another. Krishna; Chapter 12, verse 5; Paramahamsa Vishwananda's translation. This is sufficiently proved in several cases by the fact that the Gītā deliberately brackets two opposing views and asserts the validity of both. The text states that combining "action with inner renunciation" with the love of Krishna as a personal God leads to peace. The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization. [352][353], According to Swami Vivekananda, sva-dharma in the Gita does not mean "caste duty", rather it means the duty that comes with one's life situation (mother, father, husband, wife) or profession (soldier, judge, teacher, doctor). [360] Hindus have their own understanding of dharma that goes much beyond the Gita or any particular Hindu text. [187], According to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the object of the Gita is to show the way to attain self-realization, and this "can be achieved by selfless action, by desireless action; by renouncing fruits of action; by dedicating all activities to God, i.e., by surrendering oneself to Him body and soul." The chapter recommends devotional worship of Krishna. [368] Sivananda called Bhagavad Gita "the most precious jewel of Hindu literature" and suggested its introduction into the curriculum of Indian schools and colleges. Krishna says he is the atman in all beings, Arjuna's innermost Self, also compassionate Vishnu, the Surya (sun god), Indra, Shiva-Rudra, Ananta, Yama, as well as the Om, Vedic sages, time, Gayatri mantra, and the science of Self-knowledge. B. van Buitenen, was published by Emile Senart in 1922. To the sage who wishes to rise to devotion, action is said to be a means, and to him, when he has risen to devotion, tranquillity is said to be a means. The Gita does not present a system of philosophy. [142], Some translators title the chapter as Bhakti yoga, The Religion of Faith, The Way of Love, or The Yoga of Devotion. Lajpat Rai wrote an article on the "Message of the Bhagavad Gita". Krishna; Chapter 15, verse 18; Gita Press translation. "[32] This attribution to Adi Shankara is unlikely in part because Shankara himself refers to the earlier commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita, and because other Hindu texts and traditions that compete with the ideas of Shankara refer to much older literature referencing the Bhagavad Gita, though much of this ancient secondary literature has not survived into the modern era. According to the Indologist Ananya Vajpeyi, the Gita does not elaborate on the means or stages of war, nor on ahimsa, except for stating that "ahimsa is virtuous and characterizes an awakened, steadfast, ethical man" in verses such as 13.7–10 and 16.1–5. According to Upadhyaya, the Gita states that none of these paths to spiritual realization are "intrinsically superior or inferior", rather they "converge in one and lead to the same goal". Everyday the book exhibits a new facet to thought; hence the Gītā remains eternally new. He labels the first chapter "Arjuna Vishada Yogam" or the "Yoga of Arjuna's Dejection". What is Yoga? [18][112][113] The second chapter begins the philosophical discussions and teachings found in Gita. Read it and you will see the change yourself. B. van Buitenen too states that the Gita was likely composed about 200 BCE. Ātman (Soul) and Self-knowledge, along with the loss of egotistic ignorance, the goal of moksha, is something that is always present as the essence of the self, and must be realized by each person by one's own effort. Krishna; Chapter 18, verses 59–60; Kisari Mohan Ganguli. ( Quoted from Gewali, Salil (2013). [215] According to the Indologist Jacqueline Hirst, the dharma theme is "of significance only at the beginning and end of the Gita" and this may have been a way to perhaps link the Gita to the context of the Mahabharata. He sees family and friends on the enemy side. [web 5], In Douglas Cuomo's Arjuna's dilemma, the philosophical dilemma faced by Arjuna is dramatised in operatic form with a blend of Indian and Western music styles. Bryant states that while classical yoga attempts to shut down the mind and senses, Bhakti Yoga in the Bhagavata teaches that the mind is transformed by filling it with thoughts of Krishna. [218] The Bhishma Parva sets the stage of two ideologies in conflict and two massive armies gathered for what each considers as a righteous and necessary war. I hesitate not to pronounce the Gita a performance of great originality, of sublimity of conception, reasoning and diction almost unequalled; and a single exception, amongst all the known religions of mankind. Mark Cubbon. [200], Sivananda's commentary regards the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavad Gita as having a progressive order, by which Krishna leads "Arjuna up the ladder of Yoga from one rung to another. This is how the flower of devotion evolves into the fruit of knowledge. Krishna; Chapter 12, verse 11; Paramahamsa Vishwananda's translation. For example, state Galvin Flood and Charles Martin, these interpretations have been used to support "pacifism to aggressive nationalism" in politics, from "monism to theism" in philosophy. [89] These include writing systems that are currently in use, as well as early scripts such as the Sharada script now dormant. Krishna; Chapter 11, verses 32–34 (Lines 201–212); The Lord said: I am Time, the mighty force which destroys everything, fully Manifesting Myself, I am here engaged in destroying the worlds. Krishana: Chapter 9, verse 15 Doniger, Wendy. George Russell (1867–1935) source: Discovery of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.Quoted from Gewali, Salil (2013). [126][127] Chapter 5 shows signs of interpolations and internal contradictions. J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist and director of the Manhattan Project, learned Sanskrit in 1933 and read the Bhagavad Gita in the original form, citing it later as one of the most influential books to shape his philosophy of life. Bhagavad Gita is a 700 verse epic divided into 18 chapters. [285] Ramanuja's disagreed with Adi Shankara's interpretation of the Gita as a text on nondualism (Self and Brahman are identical), and instead interpreted it as a form of dualistic and qualified monism philosophy (Vishishtadvaita). Patton, Laurie L.; The Failure of Allegory in. It teaches both the abstract and the personalized Brahman (God), the latter in the form of Krishna. [358] He recognised in the concept of sva-dharma his idea of svadeshi (sometimes spelled swadeshi), the idea that "man owes his service above all to those who are nearest to him by birth and situation. [210] According to Zaehner, the term dharma means "duty" in Gita's context, in verse 2.7 refers to the "right [and wrong]", and in 14.27 to "eternal law of righteousness". Yoga Niketan is pleased to announce that the authorised English edition of Pranab Gita has now been published. The text explores the "paradoxical interconnectedness of disciplined action and freedom". NEXT PAGE: वह था 50+ Great Sanskrit Quotes On Life. [240] Some of the ideas in the Bhagavad Gita connect it to the Shatapatha Brahmana of Yajurveda. O Arjuna, God resides in the hearts of all beings, directing their wanderings by the magical power of Māyā, on which they are seated as if it were a machine. [281] Shankara prefaces his comments by stating that the Gita is popular among the laity, that the text has been studied and commented upon by earlier scholars (these texts have not survived), but "I have found that to the laity it appears to teach diverse and quite contradictory doctrines". A synthesis of knowledge, devotion, and desireless action is offered by Krishna as a spectrum of choices to Arjuna; the same combination is suggested to the reader as a way to moksha. [332], A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, 11th President of India, despite being a Muslim, used to read Bhagavad Gita and recite mantras.[333][334][335][336][337]. [22], In the Indian tradition, the Bhagavad Gita, as well as the epic Mahabharata of which it is a part, is attributed to the sage Vyasa,[23] whose full name was Krishna Dvaipayana, also called Veda-Vyasa. (11.09), (Arjuna saw the Universal Form of the Lord) with many mouths and eyes, and many visions of marvel, with numerous divine ornaments, and holding divine weapons. 27 quotes from Bhagavad Gita: 'You have the right to work, but for the work's sake only. For Dnyaneshwar, people err when they see themselves distinct from each other and Krishna, and these distinctions vanish as soon as they accept, understand and enter with love unto Krishna. In 1966, Mahārishi Mahesh Yogi published a partial translation. (11.14), Tell me who are You in such a fierce form? [258] For some native translators, their personal beliefs, motivations, and subjectivity affect their understanding, their choice of words and interpretation. [83] It then presents different spiritual paths for each personality type respectively: the path of knowledge (jnana yoga), the path of devotion (bhakti yoga), the path of action (karma yoga), and the path of meditation (raja yoga). [286][287], Madhva, a commentator of the Dvaita Vedanta school,[280] wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, which exemplifies the thinking of the "dualist" school (Dvaita Vedanta). The Gītā was not preached either as a pastime for persons tired out after living a worldly life in the pursuit of selfish motives nor as a preparatory lesson for living such worldly life; but in order to give philosophical advice as to how one should live his worldly life with an eye to Release (. At some point, a theistic coup d’état has eclipsed the godless schools of thought and written them out of the record. [47] This suggests that the text was composed after the Pāṇini era, but before the long compounds of classical Sanskrit became the norm. 5 Shlokas from Bhagavad Gita that will change your life forever. Thomas Carlyle, to Emerson: Quoted from Gewali, Salil (2013). Of the Vrishnis, I am Vasudeva; of the sons of Pandu, Arjuna; of the sages, moreover, I am Vyasa; of poets, the poet Ushana. He wonders if fighting the war is "not so important after all" given Krishna's overview on the pursuit of spiritual wisdom. [210] According to Jacqueline Hirst, the "field of dharma" phrase in the Gita epitomizes that the struggle concerns dharma itself. Gandhi called the Gita "The Gospel of Selfless Action". It is not those who lack energy [351] According to Dnyaneshwar, the Gita starts off with the discussion of sva-dharma in Arjuna's context but ultimately shows that caste differences are not important. [101] He sees that some among his enemies are his own relatives, beloved friends, and revered teachers. [343] Neo-Hindus such as Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, states Hacker, have preferred to not translate it in those terms, or "dharma" as religion, but leave Gita's message as "everyone must follow his sva-dharma". [210] Therefore, 'Field of action' implies the field of righteousness, where truth will eventually triumph, states Fowler. Academic commentaries include those by Jeaneane Fowler, A collection of Christian commentaries on the, This page was last edited on 25 January 2021, at 09:47. [156] According to Huston Smith, the Gita is teaching that "when one sees the entire universe as pervaded by the single Universal Spirit [Krishna], one contemplates, marvels, and falls in love with its amazing glory. [233] However, Aurobindo rejected the interpretation that the Gita, and the Mahabharata by extension, is only "an allegory of the inner life", and it has nothing to do with our outward human life and actions. [68] Aurobindo described the text as a synthesis of various Yogas. Acts of sacrifice, charity and austerity should not be abandoned, but should be performed; worship, charity, and also austerity, are the purifiers of even the 'wise'. [348] Similar criticism of the Gita has been published by Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi, another Marxist historian. In 1849, the Weleyan Mission Press, Bangalore published The Bhagavat-Geeta, Or, Dialogues of Krishna and Arjoon in Eighteen Lectures, with Sanskrit, Canarese and English in parallel columns, edited by Rev. ... You can read more about it at the end of this yoga quotes article. I believe that the Bhagavad Gita contains the voice of God and that it speaks to each of us, to every mind and heart—individually. They are free within, always. Whatever the result, it does not affect them. who attain the goal of meditation, There are two Beings (Purushas) in the cosmos, the destructible and the indestructible. In Bhagavad Gita, similarly, 'Krishna identified himself both with Vasudeva, Vishnu and their meanings'. Bhagavad Gita (verse 9:32) degrades the status of women and it proclaims that women were born from wombs of sin. [367] Aurobindo saw Bhagavad Gita as a "scripture of the future religion" and suggested that Hinduism had acquired a much wider relevance through the Gita. [194][195] In the Bhagavad Gita, it is also referred to as buddhi yoga and its goal is self-realization. [note 22][note 23] Mahatma Gandhi expressed his love for the Gita in these words: I find a solace in the Bhagavadgītā that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. Never give way to laziness, either. The YogaRenew 200-hour yoga teacher certification offers you the opportunity to deeply enrich your practice and understanding of yoga. This comprehensive YTT will give you a strong foundation for yoga philosophy and practice through detailed videos, readings, workbooks, handouts, and lectures. Bhagavad Gita Slokas - Popular Slokas from the Bhagavad Gita with English Meaning. [97], The Gita is a dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna right before the start of the climactic Kurukshetra War in the Hindu epic Mahabharata. [63][91], According to Gambhirananda, the old manuscripts may have had 745 verses, though he agrees that 700 verses is the generally accepted historic standard. The warrior Arjuna whose past had focused on learning the skills of his profession now faces a war he has doubts about. Gita: Between the Unknowable and the Unreal - Kindle edition by Kazden, J Joseph. [59][60][61] Others consider the Bhagavad Gita as an important Smriti,[62] or secondary text that exist in alternate versions such as one found in Kashmir though it does not affect the basic message of the text. These are 5 life-changing verses that are essential for everyone including students, entrepreneurs, etc. However, states Fowler, it "does not raise any of these to a status that excludes the others". Its overall thesis is, states Edgerton, more complex however, because other verses teach the Upanishadic doctrines and "thru its God the Gita seems after all to arrive at an ultimate monism; the essential part, the fundamental element, in every thing, is after all One — is God. [120][121] According to Flood and Martin, chapter 3 and onwards develops "a theological response to Arjuna's dilemma". Further, Bhagavad Gita is full of contradictions – both at the fundamental level and at the highest level of philosophical discourse. In the last eight verses of this chapter, Krishna states that he loves those who have compassion for all living beings, are content with whatever comes their way, who live a detached life that is impartial and selfless, unaffected by fleeting pleasure or pain, neither craving for praise nor depressed by criticism. [374] The teachings of the Gita on ahimsa are ambiguous, states Arvind Sharma, and this is best exemplified by the fact that Nathuram Godse stated the Gita as his inspiration to do his dharma after he assassinated Mahatma Gandhi. Krishna replies that there is no way to avoid action (karma), since abstention from work is also an action. [244] The Wilkins translation had an introduction to the Gita by Warren Hastings. The text states that Dasasloki – possibly authored by Nimbarka – teaches the essence of the Gita; the Gita tattva prakashika interprets the Gita also in a hybrid monist-dualist manner.[290][291]. Confidence through self-control. It remains a popular text for commentators belonging to various philosophical schools. [349], The humble sage, by virtue of true knowledge, sees with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcaste], Nadkarni and Zelliot present the opposite view, citing early Bhakti saints of the Krishna-tradition such as the 13th-century Dnyaneshwar. It discusses who is a true yogi, and what it takes to reach the state where one harbors no malice towards anyone. [web 1] According to the Indian historian and writer Khushwant Singh, Rudyard Kipling's famous poem "If—" is "the essence of the message of The Gita in English. However, its composite nature also leads to varying interpretations of the text and historic scholars have written bhashya (commentaries) on it. Pure men worship the Shining Ones; the passionate the gnomes and giants; the others, the dark folk, worship ghosts and troops of nature-spirits. [181], The Gita teaches the path of Karma yoga in Chapter 3 and others. Madhva's commentary has attracted secondary works by pontiffs of the Dvaita Vedanta monasteries such as Padmanabha Tirtha, Jayatirtha, and Raghavendra Tirtha. “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”– The Bhagavad Gita. [209], Dharma is a prominent paradigm of the Mahabharata, and it is referenced in the Gita as well. "[191], According to M. R. Sampatkumaran, a Bhagavad Gita scholar, the Gita message is that mere knowledge of the scriptures cannot lead to final release, but "devotion, meditation, and worship are essential. [207][208], According to Edwin Bryant, the Indologist with publications on Krishna-related Hindu traditions, the Gita rejects "actionless behavior" found in some Indic monastic traditions. [257] A translation "can never fully reproduce an original and no translation is transparent", states Richard Davis, but in the case of Gita the linguistic and cultural distance for many translators is large and steep which adds to the challenge and affects the translation. Krishna; Chapter 15, verses 16–17; Paramahansa Yogananda translation. Some translators title the ninth chapter as Raja–Vidya–Raja–Guhya yoga, Religion by the Kingly Knowledge and the Kingly Mystery, The Royal Path, or The Yoga of Sovereign Science and Sovereign Secret. Tilak and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi as notable commentators see: For notability of the commentaries by B.G. Krishna; Chapter 8, verse 16; Paramahansa Yogananda translation, But those acts do not affect Me, Arjuna –. [47][48], According to Jeaneane Fowler, "the dating of the Gita varies considerably" and depends in part on whether one accepts it to be a part of the early versions of the Mahabharata, or a text that was inserted into the epic at a later date. [24] Another Hindu legend states that Vyasa narrated it while the elephant-headed deity Ganesha broke one of his tusks and wrote down the Mahabharata along with the Bhagavad Gita. Be true to your idea of who you should be. This divine illusion of Mine, caused by the qualities, is hard to pierce; they who come to Me, they cross over this illusion. According to some, Bhagavad Gita is written by Lord Ganesha which was told to him by Vyasa. The chapter discusses cosmology, the nature of death and rebirth. Krishna; Chapter 4, verses 17–18; Swami Chinmayananda commentary. [210] Fundamentally, it means "what is right". [125] Krishna answers that both are paths to the same goal, but the path of "selfless action and service" with inner renunciation is better. The humble sages, by virtue of true knowledge, see with equal vision a learned and gentle brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog-eater [outcaste]. [160], Some translators title the chapter as Moksha–Sanyasa yoga, Religion by Deliverance and Renunciation, Freedom and Renunciation, or The Yoga of Liberation and Renunciation. Krishna; Chapter 18, verses 5–6; Swami Chinmayananda commentary. [134][135], Some translators title this chapter as Jnana–Vijnana yoga, Religion by Discernment, Wisdom from Realization, or The Yoga of Knowledge and Judgment. This verse from Bhagavad Gita Karma Yoga simply means “be yourself”. What had previously been known of Indian literature in Germany had been translated from the English. A person who does not disturb the world and who cannot be disturbed by the world, who is free from exultation, jealousy, apprehension, and worry - he too is dear to Me. Krishna reminds him that everyone is in the cycle of rebirths, and while Arjuna does not remember his previous births, he does. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of, Different version: The Gita is one of the clearest and most comprehensive summaries of spiritual thoughts ever to have been made. It weighs 800 kg and measures over 2.8 metres. A.E. This page was last edited on 24 December 2020, at 01:09. [46], Linguistically, the Bhagavad Gita is in classical Sanskrit of the early variety, states the Gita scholar Winthrop Sargeant. I am not plain to all, being cloaked by my yogamaya; Krishna; Chapter 7, verse 25; Ramesh Menon translation. Be even-tempered in success and failure: for it is this … "[156], Some translators title the chapter as Daivasura–Sampad–Vibhaga yoga, The Separateness of the Divine and Undivine, Two Paths, or The Yoga of the Division between the Divine and the Demonic. The Bhagavad Gita (/ ˌ b ʌ ɡ ə v ə d ˈ ɡ iː t ɑː,-t ə /; Sanskrit: भगवद् गीता, IAST: bhagavad-gītā /b ɦ ɐɡɐʋɐd ɡiːtäː/, lit. [231], In Aurobindo's view, Krishna was a historical figure, but his significance in the Gita is as a "symbol of the divine dealings with humanity",[232] while Arjuna typifies a "struggling human soul". It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe. Whensoever there is the fading of the Dharma and the uprising of unrighteousness, then I loose myself forth into birth. Those who act selfishly create the karmic cause and are thereby bound to the effect which may be good or bad. The juxtaposition of Western civilization's most terrifying scientific achievement with the most dazzling description of the mystical experience given to us by the Bhagavad Gita, India's greatest literary monument. To help Arjuna believe this, he reveals to him his divine form which is described as timeless and leaves Arjuna shaking with awe and fear. Religious leaders and scholars interpret the word Bhagavad in a number of ways. It is a call of action to meet the obligations and duties of life; yet keeping in view the spiritual nature and grander purpose of the universe. "[373], Mahatma Gandhi credited his commitment for ahimsa to the Gita. [11], The Bhagavad Gita manuscript is found in the sixth book of the Mahabharata manuscripts – the Bhisma-parvan. Each of us is a lake of love, yet strangely enough, we are all thirsty. tags: bhagavad-gita, stephen-mitchell. 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