Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help - BS Murthy

Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help

By BS Murthy

  • Release Date: 2014-11-08
  • Genre: Philosophy

Description

The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein. Besides muddying its pristine philosophy, these insertions affect the sequential conformity and structural economy of the grand discourse. What is worse, to the chagrin of the majority of the Hindus, some of these legitimize the inimical caste system while upholding the priestly perks and prejudices. This rendition seeks to restore to the Gita, its original character by ridding it of hundred and nine interpolations, which tend to keep the skeptics away from it.
Author's audio rendition of this treatise can be heard in Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vFU3-LD4iM