Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 18



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    Bhagavad Gita Chapter XVIII: Yoga of Liberation through Renunciation

    The Bhagavad Gita ‘Song of the Lord’ is a conversation between Lord Krsna and the warrior prince Arjuna on the battlefield of the Kurukshetra. It provides a practical philosophy which expounds the technique for an active and peaceful life. Above all, it ushers one towards the goal of spiritual Enlightenment.

    The chapter defines sannyasa renunciation and tyaga relinquishment. A detailed analysis of the causes, incentives and constituents of action follows. The different aspects of action are further classified into the three gunas, qualities of sattva, rajas and tamas. It helps one to assess one’s personality and determine spiritual development. The three gunas combined in different proportions account for the four castes known as brahmana, kshatriya, vaishya and shudra. The castes are presented along with their respective duties. Krsna appeals to Arjuna to use the spiritual paths of karma action, bhakti devotion and jnana knowledge to reach the eternal Abode.

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