Shree Hari

Audio – The BhagavadGita

Sadhak Sanjivani

 Based on English Translation of Swami Ramsukhdasji

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01.           Preface

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02.           Forward

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03.           Glory of Gita

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04.           Specific Goal of Gita

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05.          Yoga  of Gita

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06.          Two Discipline of Seeking

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07.          The Purpose of this Commentary

 

CHAPTER 1

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1 . 1            Dhrtaraashtra asks Sanjaya

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1 . 2            Sanjaya replies

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1 . 3            Duryodhana Approaches Drona

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1 . 4-6         Duryodhana shows warriors of the Pandav Army

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1 . 7            Duryodhana description of Pandav Warriors

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1 . 8            Duryodhana more description of Pandav Warriors

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1 . 9            Duryodhana more description of Pandav Warriors

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1 . 10           Duryodhana cleverness

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1 . 11           Duryodhana attempting to please Bhisma

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1 . 12           Bhisma cheers Duryodhana

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1 . 13           Effects of Bhisma’s Conches

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1 . 14           Sanjaya Explains what Pandu’s Sons Did

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1 . 15           Description of Conch Blowing by Other Warriors

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1 . 16           More Conch Blowing by Other Warriors

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1 . 17-18      More Conch Blowing by Other Warriors

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1 . 19           Effects of the sounds of Conch on Kauravas

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1 . 20           Sanjay starts dialog between Lord Krishna & Arjuna

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1 . 21-22       Krishna place the chariot between the two armies

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1 . 23           Arjuna wants to behold the enemy warriors

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1 . 24-25      Lord Krishna said to behold the Kurus

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1 . 26          Arjuna saw his kith and kin in both armies

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1 . 27          Describes what Arjuna did seeing his family on both sides

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1 . 28-30      Arjuna’s despondency -  signs of sadness

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1 . 31          Arjuna’s on inappropriateness of war & inauspicious omens

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1 . 32          Arjuna’s reluctance to get such undesirable victory

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1 . 33          Arjuna’s reasons why he has no desire for victory

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1 . 34-35     Description of the people for whom Arjuna wants kingdom

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1 . 36         Arjuna justifies his intentions not to slay & consequences

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1 . 37         Arjuna now dwells on the sheer impropriety of waging war

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1 . 38-39     Arjuna explains Duryodhana’s contrary stand

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1 . 40         Arjuna explains sins accruing from destruction of family

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1 . 41         continued ……  sins accruing from destruction of family

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1 . 42         what happens with inter-mixture of castes

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1 . 43         more on what happens with inter-mixture of castes

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1 . 44         what happens when customs and traditions get extinct

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1 . 45         How Arjuna was influence by the description of the disastrous consequences of fighting a battle. 

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1 . 46         Arjuna relates his decision arrived at after these arguments

 

 

 

CHAPTER 2

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2 . 1      Sanjay Telling Dhrtarashtra, Lord Krishna’s conversation     

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2 . 7      Arjuna at crossroads, being restless prays to Lord Krishna     

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2 . 11     Lord preaches the gospel of freedom to grieved Arjuna    

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2 . 21     Lords explains how the soul does not slay

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2 . 22     Lords explains that the soul is free from change

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2 . 23     Lords explains - the soul is unaffected

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2 . 24     Lords explains that the soul remains unaffected

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2 . 25     Lords explains that the soul remains unaffected

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2 . 26     Lords says you should not grieve over the inevitable

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2 . 27     Lords says you should not grieve over the inevitable

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2 . 28     Lord speaks of the Law of Nature about birth and death

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2 . 29     Lord dwells on the marvelous Nature of the Soul

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2 . 30     The last verse on discrimination between body and soul

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2 . 44     About those men attached to pleasure and prosperity, not able to concentrate on God.

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2 . 71     Here Lord answers the last question, ‘How does a man of steadfast wisdom, walk? i.e what is his mode of conduct?.

 

2 . 72     Lord describes a person and his condition, as a result of being free from desire, thirst for necessities of life, the sense of mine and egoism.

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 3

 

 

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3 . 42-43      An inspiration to kill desire, the root of all sin     

 

 

 

CHAPTER 4

 

 

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4 . 7            Lord Reveals the Occasion of His manifestation

 

 

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4 . 39          Explains Who is Eligible to Attain that Knowledge

 

 

 

CHAPTER 7

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7 . 1           How to Without Any Doubt Know Lord Fully

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7 . 2           Lord Promises to Tell Him about It

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7 . 3           How is it that Man do not know the Reality about God

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7 . 4-5        Explains Knowledge with Realization

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7 . 6           Further Clarifies Knowledge with Realization

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7 . 7           Declares Nothing in the Universe besides the Lord

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7 . 8           He Himself Becomes All the Manifestations - v1

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7 . 9           He Himself Becomes All the Manifestations – v2

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7 . 10         He Himself Becomes All the Manifestations – v3

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7 . 11         He Himself Becomes All the Manifestations – v4

 

 

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7 . 13         Explains How the Soul is Bound

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7 . 14         Why a Man Does not Know God, How to Know Him?

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7 . 15         Why All creatures don’t take Refuge in God ?

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7 . 16         Four Kinds of Virtuous Men who take Refuge in God

 

                 Man of Wisdom is the best

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7 . 18         Other Three are Also not Undervalued

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7 . 19         Description of Man of Wisdom and his Devotion

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7 . 20         Description of those who take refuge in demi-gods

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7 . 21         God steadies the faith of a devotee in that form

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7 . 22         Worship of other gods, gets fruit as arranged by God

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7 . 23         Describes Fruit According to Worship

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7 . 24         Explains why men don’t worship God ?

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7 . 25         Explains why men think of God as an ordinary man ?  

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7 . 26         None can remain covered with a veil before the Lord 

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7 . 27         Lord provides answer why people don’t know Him 

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7 . 28         About those who overcome the pairs of opposites

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7 . 29         Concludes on the three facts to know Him in full

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7 . 30         Concludes on result of worship with a firm resolve

 

CHAPTER 8

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8 . 1&2       Arjun puts forth seven questions

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8 . 3           Lord Krishna answers part of the seven questions

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8 . 4           Continues answers to the seven questions

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8 . 5           Answer-How one can realize God at time of death?

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8 . 6           What about those who don’t think of God at death?

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8 . 7           Way to Remember God at time of Death

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8 . 8           Way to Remember God at time of Death

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8 . 9           Way to Remember God at time of Death

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8 . 14         Way to Remember God at time of Death

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 9

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9 . 1   Lord starts the topic of Knowledge (Jnana) with Realization (Vijnana). 

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9 . 2   Lord mentions the merits of Knowledge with Realization. 

 

 

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9 . 22   God explains the position of those who depend on Him

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9 . 26   Lord clarifies that access to Him it is not difficult

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9 . 27   Actions Should be Offered to God

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9 . 28   Good that accrues from offering everything to the Lord

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9 . 31   Lord Declares the Result of Right Resolution

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9 . 34   How to worship the Lord is made clear in this verse.

 

 

 

CHAPTER 10

 

 

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10 . 8         Explains What is Meant by Unfaltering Devotion

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10 . 9         Explains the Way of Worship of those Devotees

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10 . 11       Lord bestows wisdom and destroys darkness

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10 . 12-13  Arjun praising the Lord about his unique grace

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10 . 14       Arjun Accepts What the Lord Says as True

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10 . 15       Only the Lord Knows Himself by Himself 

 

 

 

 

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10 . 32       Lord is Beginning,Middle and End; He is Science of Self 

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10 . 33       Lord is letter “A”; Endless Time; Sustainer of All

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10 . 34       Lord is Death; origin of future beings; female good qualities

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10 . 35       Lord is the best of the Hymns, Vedic meters and Seasons                                                                            

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10 . 36       Lord is glory of the glorious and more       

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10 . 37       Lord is Krishna among Pandavas, Vyas among sages etc

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10 . 38       Lord is authority of punishers, silence of secrets etc

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10 . 39       Lord is the seed of all beings, no one can exist without Him

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10 . 40       Lord says there is no end of my divine glories

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10 . 41       Everything glorious, brilliant, powerful is spark of His splendor. 

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10 . 42       Lord tells Arjun an important fact  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 . 05       Lord asks Arjun to behold His cosmic form 

 

 

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11 . 15       Overwhelmed Arjun describing the Lord’s Cosmic form 

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11 . 16       Arjun further describing the Lord’s Cosmic form 

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11 . 17       Arjun further describing the Lord’s Cosmic form 

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11 . 18       Arjun praising the Lord as the One to be realized 

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11 . 19       Arjun praising the Lord with His infinite powers 

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11 . 20       Arjun praising the Lord that all is pervaded by Him 

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11 . 21       Arjun describes the scene of heaven, beheld in Lord’s cosmic form.  

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11 . 22       Arjun continuing to describe the scene of heaven, beheld in Lord’s cosmic form.  

 

 

 

 

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11 . 46       Arjun praying to the Lord to reveal his four armed form 

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11 . 47       Lord trying to remove Arjun’s misconception about Him being angry 

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11 . 48       Lord explains that besides His grace, there is no other means to have a vision of His cosmic form. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 . 49       Lord Krishna orders Arjun to behold his gentle form 

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11 . 50       Sanjaya described the Lord’s four armed divine form

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11 . 51       Lord by assuming the Human form consoled Arjun

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11 . 52       Lord explains the rarity of the vision-four armed form

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11 . 55       Lord explains the means by which He can be reached

 

 

 

CHAPTER 12

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12-01         Arjuna’s question – Which devotee is better? 

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12-02         God’s answer on the Devotee who is perfect Yogi

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12-3&4       Worshippers of Attributeless Brahma also come to God

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12-5       Lord describes the difficulty and easy of the two kinds of worship

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12-6       Lord expresses terms for the devotee with exclusive devotion

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12-7       Lord delivers His devotees with exclusive devotion from the ocean of death bound world.   

 

CHAPTER 14

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14-08       Lord describes characteristics of Tamoguna and way in which it binds the spirit

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14-09       Lord describes the natural functions of the three gunas before these bind the spirit.

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14-10       Lord describes how these gunas act one over the other

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14-11       Lord explains the marks of the predominance of the mode of goodness.

 

 

 

CHAPTER 15

 

 

 

 

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15-07       Lord explains the rarity of the vision-four armed form

 

 

 

CHAPTER 18

 

 

 

 

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18-61       Lord explains how the soul comes under the sway of nature.

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18-62       Lord explains what a man should do to get rid of bondage of nature

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18-64       Lord giving quintessence of His teachings consoles Arjuna.  

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18-65       Lord ‘s promise to His devotee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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