The Bhagavad Gita

A History of this Yoga Text as it continues . . .

Chapter 5, 6 & 7 . . .


Posted by Louise Whitehead on Oct 25, 2017

CHAPTER 5 - LIFE OF FREEDOM. 5 - V - With the same evenness of love they behold a Brahmin, who is learned and holy, or a cow, or an elephant, or a dog, and even the man who eats a dog.

5 - V - 23 - But he who on this earth, before his departure, can endure the storms of desire and wrath, this man is a Yogi, this man has joy. We must learn to see that all beings as equal - everyone is equal. We must not discriminate on the basis of colour, caste or creed. Even the ones who do not understand - we must love all the more. God loves all creatures’ a like. We must control the body's senses of desires and regulate this in a moderate way. If this is out of control it can have an addictive effect causing misery and suffering.

CHAPTER 6 - MYSTIC YOGA. 4 - V - 6 - The soul of man is his friend when by the Spirit he has conquered his soul; but when a man is not lord of his soul! then this becomes his own enemy. This refers to the foundation of Yoga is controlling the mind. However, the mind can sometimes be used for good and ill thoughts. By training the mind it will accept beneficial things and reject harmful things. By mind training we can be clear of distractions and inspired by all that is naturally aligned and in tune with spiritual growth. To live within the heart centre and be devoted and governed by God in all things - never separated from this belief.

CHAPTER 7 - GOD AND HIS ENERGIES. V - 16 - There are four kinds of men who are good, and the four love me, Arjuna: the man of sorrows, the seeker of knowledge, the seeker of something he treasures, and the man of vision. This talks of the different souls who are searching for the answers - A man who is distressed and confused. A man who seeks more knowledge. A man who is in search of wealth to create security. A man who already has a natural inner wisdom and awareness of God.

Chapters 8 & 9 & 10 coming soon. . .