Phulgenda Sinha pretty much decimates the Bhagavad Gita, cutting it down from verses to just Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is similarly culled. The Gita as it was: Rediscovering the Original Bhagavadgita. Front Cover. Phulgenda Sinha. Open Court, – Religion – pages. The Gita as it was: rediscovering the original Bhagavadgita. Front Cover. Phulgenda Sinha. Open Court, – Religion – pages.
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Oct 13, Sarvex Jatasra rated it it was amazing. A must read for deeper understanding of Hindu Philosophy, before it was corrupted by Brahmins.
The Gita As It Was
Phulgeenda 15, Rama rated it it was ok Shelves: Bhagavad-Gita in the historical context: Who sung the song of God The author makes a provocative suggestion that Bhagavad-Gita is highly interpolated.
He claims that the original Gita written by sage Vyasa at about B. His arguments are gravely flawed since he uses wrong facts and erroneous conclusions. His purported examination includes: He argues that much of the ideological conflicts in Gita are due to interpolation that occurred during the revival of Brahmanism. In this book, the author observes the following: The original Gita had 84 verses and began at verse 28 of chapter 1 and covers the first three chapters; the last 15 chapters of Gita and few verses in the first three chapters were pphulgenda to create a link with Vedanta and monotheism; the original Gita was altered during the time of Brahmanical revivalism around A.
The author also states that the Sankhya Karika of Kapila and Yoga Sutra of Patanjalai were interpolated to fit the interpolations in the Gita. In other words the author s who redacted Gita also interpolated the two philosophical systems.
They all put the date of Gita as between B. This author uses historical methods to evaluate the feasibility of interpolation instead of using Gita’s structure, grammar, exposition, style, diction, terminology, and philosophy 1. In this book he postulates that the success of Sankhya and Yoga philosophies in the teachings of Buddhism and Jainism caused fear among Vedic Brahmans that the Vedic practices will be forgotten and lost.
This argument is incorrect, because in post-Vedic India, there were various revivals of many ancient Vedic practices, under the Gupta Empire in the north gjta. Gita in the vulgate form is still strongly Sankhya, and Yoga philosophies, especially the bhakti yoga. Vedanta is still a non-major player in Gita. If Shankara were to introduce Vedanta into Gita, he could have interpolated in such a way that Vedanta could have been a major thought in Gita’s teachings.
The author also claims that monotheism did not exist prior to A.
The Gita as It Was: Rediscovering the Original Bhagavadgita
This assertion is also incorrect since monotheism is dominantly expressed through the key concepts of Atman and Brahman in several early Upanishads which precedes Bhagavad-Gita and New Testament The claims that Shankara borrowed monotheism from New Testament are preposterous. Even in Rgveda, which is dated about to B. In Rig Veda I. In Rig Veda 1. And in Rig Veda 1. She has a female nature, being a shakti energy.
When the jiva becomes distracted by the fruits signifying sensual pleasureshe momentarily forgets her lord and lover and tries to enjoy the fruit independently of him. This separating forgetfulness is Maya, or spiritual death, and constitutes the fall of the jiva into the world of material birth, death, disease and old age. The second bird is the Paramatman, an aspect of God who accompanies every living being in the heart while she remains in the material world.
He is the supporter ae all beings and is beyond sensual pleasure.
These interpolations still show that the original Sankhya and Yoga philosophies have been retained even though the redactors could have easily dominated the text with Vedanta at the expense of Sankhya and Yoga philosophies. This observation certainly argues against interpolation by Shankara. There is very little academic support for the idea that major interpolation occurred as late as A.
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