One year of Newsletter on Bhagavad Gita

Newsletter on Bhagavadgita by Dr. P.V. Nath

All the very best to all of you on the day of Sri Ganesh Chaturthi today (August 27, 2006).

It was at Ganeshas birthday last year that we started this newsletter. Therefore I´d like to thank all those who supported this project, especially Sri Swamiji for the inspiration and His blessing for this project, then Dr. Nath for his tireless effort, the deep insights provided and also the appreciated collaboration, and then also thank all of you for showing through participation and feedback that this newsletter is valued.

There´s no new sloka today. Instead I´ve put all the slokas of the last couple of weeks together and they may be downloaded from:

@@@   http://www.thegita.org/Downloads/Chapter_2_Part_2.pdf   @@@   (around 250 KB)

Just to remind you where we have arrived so far: We have reached sloka 30 of chapter 2, that is we still have 16 slokas to go for the first path to Moksha, the way of Jnana Yoga. Thereafter will follow the other three paths of Karma, Bhakti und Dhyana Yoga, before we can close chapter two which provides an overview of all the Gita, and then can start with its more in-depth teaching. I kindly ask Sri Ganesha and Sri Swamiji for their blessings that we may be able to continue in providing our contribution to the understanding of the Gita, which still makes me very happy myself.

On behalf of today there´s also another small progress to be announced. Instead of just one sentence, now you´ll at least find a picture and an impressum at “www.TheGita.org” as a promise that throughout the next year there will be more content as well as easy access to the downloads at this website.

To end with, down below we repeat the invocation with which we started a year ago.

Sri Ganeshaya Namaha.
Sri Guru Dattatreyaya Namaha

Dasha Andreas Walter Schoening  (organizer)

INVOCATION

OM SAHA NAVAVATU SAHA NAU BHUNAKTU
SAHA VEERYAM KARAVAVAHAI
TEJASWI NAVADHEETAMASTU
MAA VID VISHAVAHAI

May He protect us both (the teacher and the pupil)
May He cause us both to enjoy (the Supreme)
May we both exert together (to discover the true inner meaning of the scriptures)
May our studies be thorough and fruitful.
May we never misunderstand each other.

OM SHANTIHI SHANTIHI SHANTIHI

Peace, Peace, Peace.
Peace from bodily obstacles like laziness, inertia.
Peace from phenomenal cruelties of nature.
Peace from heavenly wraths.

OM VASUDEVA SUTAM DEVAM KAMSA CHANURA MARDANAM
DEVAKI PARAMANANDAM KRISHNAM VANDE JAGADGURUM.

Salutations to Sri Krishna, the Jagadguru; son of Vasudeva; the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanura; and He who brought immense joy to mother Devaki.

GURUR BRAHMA GURUR VISHNU GURUR DEVO MAHESHWARAHA
GURU SAKSHAT PARAM BRAHMA TASMAI SRI GURAVE NAMAHA

Guru, (preceptor) is Brahma, (the creator), is Vishnu, (the sustainer) and is Maheshwara (the destroyer). Guru is truly the Supreme Brahman. Our salutation to the Guru.

JAYA GANESHA JAYA GANESHA JAYA GANESHA PAAHI MAAM
JAYA GANESHA JAYA GANESHA JAYA GANESHA RAKSHA MAAM.

Praise on to Lord Ganesha. I take shelter in you, please protect me.

JAYA GURU DATTA
OM SRI KRISHNAYA NAMAHA
OM SRI GITA MATAAYA NAMAHA
OM SRI GURUBHYO NAMAHA

Salutations to Datta Guru.
Salutations to Lord Krishna, Mother Gita.
Salutations to all the gurus.

Copyright for the texts on Bhagavad Gita by Dr. P.V. Nath, UK.
Questions concerning the text please direct to Dr. Nath at “snath@btinternet.com“.

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