Category Archives: Bhagavad-Gītā

What does Yoga mean in the Bhagavad Gītā? A semantic analysis

By Alba Rodriguez Juan, M.A.  The word “yoga” is extensively used in the BG in a variety of ways. This Indian narrative consists of 18 chapters, with each chapter named as a different yoga. Some scholars divide the BG into three sections, with the first six chapters dealing with karma yoga (the yoga of action), the next six chapters with bhakti yoga (the

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Human crisis and Covid-19. How can Yoga Philosophy help.

By Alba Rodriguez Juan, M.A. Current times are challenging for most of us. The widespread of Covid-19 around the globe has put humanity on trial. It has taken us to the present moment, here and now. This can be scary, especially for those who find hard to deal with uncertainty and are used to planning and doing. What to do

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Svadharma

By Andre Haralyi M.A., C-IAYT The word svadharma is commonly translated as own norm or own moral duty, but is better understood as the normative behavior arising from one’s own-being (svabhāva). This concept plays a very important role in the teachings of the Bhagavad Gītā. “Better is one’s own dharma, even when not done perfectly than another’s dharma well performed.

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Karma

By Andre Haralyi M.A, C-IAYT Karma literally means “action or deed.” The concept of karma highlights the law of cause and effect, comparable to what modern physics calls the “natural law,”  that seems to permeate all aspects of existence. Every action leads to a reasonable result. Everything that happens originates from something done in the past. “According as one acts,

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