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  • Pannirselvam Kanagaratnam
    Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya! Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya! Namaste! Tomorrow, November
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 27, 2009
      Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Sivanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Chidanandaya!
      Om Namo Bhagavate Krishnanandaya!


      Tomorrow, November 28th, is Gita Jayanti. This marks
      the birthday of the Bhagavad Gita when Sanjaya
      narrated to King Dhritarashtra the dialogue between
      Sri Krishna and Arjuna. In honour of this occasion we
      uploaded Sri Swami Sivanandaji's 1949 Gita Jayanti
      message titled "The Ancient Gospel to Modern Mankind"

      In addition, there are several articles on this
      festival at our website. They are:
      1) Gita Jayanti by Sri Swami Sivanandaji

      2) The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita by Sri Swami

      3) The Gospel of the Bhagavadgita by Sri Swami

      Please do checkout the extensive introductory content
      from Sri Swami Sivanandaji's commentary on the
      Bhagavad Gita at:

      Sri Swami Krishnanandaji's Commentary on the Bhagavad
      Gita is now available in PDF. The "PDF Download" link
      is on the left at:

      Yours in the service of Gurudev,



      Book Synopsis

      The Bhagavad Gita
      Text, Word-to-word Meaning, Translation and Commentary
      By Swami Sivananda

      The Bhagavadgita is one phase of the Tripod of Indian
      philosophy and culture, the other two phases being the
      Upanishads and the Brahmasutras. While the Upanishads
      lay the foundation of the loftiest reach possible for
      humanity and the Brahmasutras logically elucidate the
      intricate issues involved in the Upanishads, the
      Bhagavadgita blends together the Transcendent and the
      Immanent features of the Ultimate Reality, bringing
      together into an integrated whole knowledge and
      action, the inner and the outer, the individual and
      the society, man and God, all which are portrayed as
      facets of a Universal Operation, presenting entire
      life and all life as a perfectly complete organic
      wholeness, leaving nothing unsaid and attempting to
      solve every problem of life.

      The Bhagavad Gita has been acclaimed to be a gospel of
      life. It has been translated into almost all the
      languages and has drawn the attention of scholars,
      saints and mystics, the world over. The importance of
      the Bhagavad Gita is in its offering satisfactory
      solutions to the problems that beset mankind of all
      times. His Holiness Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj is
      one of the great exponents of the philosophy, religion
      and the technique of the Bhagavad Gita system, and his
      commentary is regarded as one of the most
      authoritative expositions available.

      For more information, please visit:


      THE MASTER'S HUMILITY: An incident which brought out
      the Master's humility in a telling manner occurred in
      Delhi, almost at the end of the tour. He was staying
      at the residence of a Colonel Murty, when a vehicle
      arrived to take him to the house of one Thirumal Rao.
      When he got into the car, he suddenly remembered that
      he would not be returning to Colonel Murty's house
      before leaving Delhi. So, from within the car he
      beckoned to Mrs Murty and took leave of her.

      When he left Thirumal Rao's place, however, the Master
      instructed the driver to take him back to Colonel
      Murty's residence. He alighted from the car, went into
      the house and apologised to Mrs Murty, saying, "You
      must excuse me for not taking leave of you properly. I
      should not have beckoned to you from the car. I should
      have come into the house myself and taken leave of

      As he got into the car again, the Master said aloud,
      "A little bit of 'Mandaleshwar-hood' tried to enter
      me, I think."


      "The teachings of the Gita are broad, universal and
      sublime. Its teachings do not belong to any cult,
      sect, creed, particular age, place or country. They
      are meant for the people of the whole world at large.
      The teachings are based on the Upanishads, the ancient
      wisdom of the seers (Rishis) and sages. It teaches a
      method which is within the reach of all. It has a
      message for the solace, peace, freedom, salvation and
      perfection of all human beings." - Swami Sivananda

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