Bhagvadgita – as revealed by shri raghavendra swamiji

(Note:-It is significant to note that all the English translations I referred – the publications and that are available on a number of websites on this subject – bear the above mentioned version. Pilates ballard Hence the following explanation) ;-

Maharathas as compared with the Pandavas’ side, his side would not overpower the other side. Yoga hong kong sheung wan He knew fully well the incredible physical and moral strength possessed by Bhima and the magnificent knowledge of Archery by Arjuna.

In fact, Duryodhana himself had experienced a number of one-one-one fight with Bhima when they were staying together in Hastinavati when Bhima with his immense stength and knowledge of Gadha Prahara used to challenge his opponents even without the “Gada”. Yoga exercises youtube He would pull and remove large and wide trees bare handed and throw them on the opponents thus killing tens and hundreds of them.


Mandala yoga budapest Bhima was also fighting with the wild and roaring lions, tigers and the elephants and would throw an elephant on other wild animals, thus using them as though they are his defensive aids and weapons.

With this background and the kind of evaluation of the capabilities of Pandavas, particularly the Bhima and the Arjuna, by Duryodhana, it is quite natural and apparent tha t he he apprehended “APARYATMAM” – that Kauravas will NOT be able to win over the Pandavas. Yoga richmond ky He further states that the warriors and the captains on the side of the Pandavas will be “PARYAPTAM’ – that is, will BE able to gain victory.

By using “Tath” he referred to ” That ” army led by so-called warriors and captains who had one or the other vow and curse or self-motivated making them weak-minded in moral strength, if not physical.

That the interpretation as revealed by Rayaru in Gita Vivruti is exactly according to the PURPORT of Lord Krishna Himself, as addressed to Arjuna is quite clear and evident from the Sloka following immediately next:- That is 11th sloka:-

“Ayaneshu cha sarveshu Yathabhaganavasthtaha I Bheesmamevabhi rakshantu bhavanataha sarva eva hi” …… Mysore ashtanga yoga shala 11. Postnatal yoga ( The meaning and purport of the word “Hi” here is= In view of what is stated above)

In view of what I said, every one of you should firmly pre-position yourself in all the strategic points and protect Bhishma from all the sides so that when he is engaged in the fight none from the other side attack him from behind.

It may be noted here that in case Duryodhana’s assessment of the strength and capability of Kauravas led by Senadhipati Bhisma was good and sufficient enough, he would certainly not requested Dronachrya and others to give special attention to the safety of Bhishma.

Hence, the plain and ordinary translations are misguiding as they affect the fundamental meaning itself when a Sloka is read in isolation and not connected to its previous or the next one. Agni yoga Sri Rayaru, of course, has not violated this basic method of interpretation of this magnum opus of Mahabharata.

NB-Each Chapter, Sloka and word (pada, avyaya, pratyaya -suffixes or prefixes, as the case may be found in Srimad Bhagavadgita are Inter and intra-related in their meaning according to the given context or situation with the next following Sloka or the Chapter. Yoga studios vancouver bc They are so framed and addresed by Lord Krishna with a definite and deliberate intention and to convey the message to the entire humanity. 8 limbs yoga center Their plain meaning does not reveal the subtle or the hidden one because Gita is nothing other than the summary of Upanishads- meaning, having secret interpretations for several Slokas.

But, a pertinent aspect is – Duryodhana was a worried person as soon as he observed the army of soldiers in 7 Akshoyinies on Pandavas’ side, as he had not expected such a large number. Power yoga for weight loss videos Though his side had 11 Akshyonies, Duryodhana never imagined that having just returned from the forests and Ajnatavasa, only a negligible number of soldiers would join the Pandavas. Ashtanga vinyasa yoga for beginners He, therefore, felt disappointed.

SLOKA- 8 and 9 : The plain reading of these two Slokas reveal that- Duryodhana conveys to Dronacharya the names of the brave leaders and the renowned valiants such as “Bhavaan, meaning Dronachaya himself, Bhishma, Karna, Kripa, Aswaththama, Vikarana and Bhurishrava who are present on the battlefield(8). Yoga poses for lower back pain Duryodhana further adds-“They are all known for their courage and valour OR they have come prepared to sacrifice their life for him (Duryodhana)

These two slokas have significant “Guhya” (inner secret) meaning and reveal the anxiety from which Duryodhana suffered (Duryodhana Vishada). Patanjali yoga asanas for obesity While naming the brave leaders of Kaurava Sainya, he first names Acharya Dronacharya. Hot yoga tips for beginners It may be noted that he was a Brahmin i.e., a non-Khsatriya. Yoga for asthma and wheezing It was not his bounden duty (vihita karma) to have opted for participating in the war. Yoga exercises for flexibility More so because Brahmins are considered to be soft and less brave as far as waging a fight with a varieties of arms and weapons when compared to Kshatrian soldiers. Baba ramdev yoga for high blood pressure hindi Morevoer, Dronacharya had a personal motive in joiniing the Kauravas side as he had grudge against King Drupada.

Next, he named Pitamaha Bhishma, the chief Warrior on the side of Kauravas. Yoga dance flow Though unparalleled to any other brave leaders, Bhishma had promised before accepting to lead the 11 Akshoyanies that he would not be taking the life of any of the Pandavas. Yin yoga timer app This position of Bhishma was worrying Duryodhana.

The next warrior named was Karna, who was not supposed to engage himslef in fighting till Bhishma was defeated. Yoga loft tampa Further, Karna had been cursed by his guru Lord Parshurama to the effect that when engages his enemy in a “competition” with others he would lose the fight. 8 limbs yoga st augustine This was also a valid reason for Duryodhan’s agony.

Therefore, he further mentions in Sloka 9 that, “they all are brave and valiant and have expertise in handling several kinds of arms etc., (Astra-Shastra galu), but are prepared to sacrifice themselves for him. Shilpa yoga for glowing skin The utterance of ” sacrificing their lives….” itself indicates the negative outcome of fight apprehended by Duryodhana, revealing his “Vishada”- Anxiety and worry.

A plain and cursory reading of the sloka indicates that King Dhrutarashtra questioned Sanjaya as to what,”his” children and the Pandavas assembled on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, renowned as Dharmakshetra ( i.e., whoever comes and stays on this field gets pious thoughts only and gets rid of envy or hatred ) have done.

The SUBTLE interpretation of the Sloka as in Gita Vivruti is thus:- At the very outset, it appears quite amusing that a person of the standing of a renowned King should have posed such a casual question to Sanjaya as to what the two sides have done. Sadhana yoga school What else the warriors on the battlefield with a declared battle could have done other than engaging themselves in mutual fight?. Yoga pants pictures chive As such the purport of the Sloka and what went in the mind of Dhiratarashtra is as below:-

• It is ironical that though Dhritarashtra knew very well that with Lord Krishna’s complete support to the Pandavaas, their victory is utmost certain, he thought of knowing the situation on the battlefield.

• As Dhritarashtra knew the nature of Yudhishtira, he still had a ray of hope that his children might win the war OR at the last moment Pandavas might withdraw from the fight which in other words meant victory to Kauravas. Pure yoga westboro This evidently exposes the evil attitude and the biased approach of “Putra Vyamoha” Dhritarashtra towards the children of his own brother. Tara stiles yoga morning That is, in considering his 100 children – the Durodahanas – only as the descendants of Kuru Vansha and not his nephews – the Pancha Pandavas.

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