Ekam Sat 2
The Gita literature in Sanskrit is the spontaneous outpouring of the sages and seers that have realized the Self. It is the expression of their direct experience of the Divine - the Self, the Brahman, the Atman in whatever way IT is apprehended in their supreme consciousness. It is, therefore, no surprise that every Gita sets realization of the Self as its ideal. All of them point to one Truth, the only Truth - Ekam Sat.
The Bhagavad-Gita is the most widely known classic of Sanatana-dharma, translated and commented upon by hundreds of spiritual seekers in almost every language in the world. The Hindu monks who are the torch-bearers of the Sanatana-dharma have either translated and / or commented upon a few of the other Gitas in English. It may be that many of the Gitas remain to be given free translation and brief commentary in English for an easy understanding of their spirit, for the benefit of aspirants not knowing Sanskrit
We bring out a series of volumes titled Ekam Sat containing free translation in English of each verse of all the available Gitas other than the Bhagavad-Gita, with brief commentary wherever necessary. The idea is that the translation is true reflection of the spirit of the verse (sloka) in Sanskrit as far as practicable, and the commentary is consistent with the central thought of the Gita. The division of each Gita into chapters may be arbitrary, but indicative of the subject handled therein. Ekam Sat 1, the first volume of the series containing Ashtavakra-Gita and Avadhuta-Gita, has already been published.
Ekam Sat 2, the second volume of the series, contains a detailed exposition of the Anu-Gita and the Uddhava-Gita. The translation into English of each sloka (verse) of the two Gitas is rendered corresponding to the verse of the text in Sanskrit of the Gita concerned. Explanatory paragraphs are added wherever considered necessary, to elaborate the essence of the content of the verse from the point of view of Monism.
About the Series
Ekam Sat is the name of the series of Gita literature other than Bhagavad-Gita. Ekam Sat 4 is a compilation of five Gitas - Vasishta-Gita, Rishabha-Gita, Agastya-Gita, Sruti-Gita & Bhikshu-Gita.
Currently Published Ekam Sat 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 are published containing 19 Gitas.
About the Author
K.R. Paramahamsa was a retired civil servant in India borne on the Indian Administrative Service. He has created the website Sri Sathya Sai Veda Pratishtan at www.vedamu.org , a repository of all the Vedic literature available in India in Devanagari and Grantha scripts. Besides, the website hosts 415 hours of Vedic chanting of ten Veda sakhas in different modes in a representative way. He is Adjunct Faculty of the Hindu University of America in Florida. He is now a resident of the Ashram of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai at Prasanthi Nilayam-515134, India in pursuit of spiritual upliftment.
Table of Contents
01: Krishna on the Eve of His Ascension
02: Krishna's Instruction
03: Krishna's Instruction
04: Krishna's Instruction
05: Limitations of Vedic Ritualism
06: Bondage and Freedom
07: Holy Association
08: The Song of the Swan
09: Means of Spiritual Fulfillment
10: Siddhis or Psychic-powers
11: Manifestations of Divine Glory
12: Varnashrama: Brahmacharin and Grihastha
13: Varnashrama: Vanaprastha and the Sannyasin
14: The Spiritual Goal
15: Ways of Realization
16: Virtue and Vice
17: The Atman
18: The Mendicant's Realization
19: The Philosophy of Creati