The extract from the Bhagavad Gita which, for me, summarizes the core mystical heart of all of the great world wisdom traditions ( & Perennial Philosophy) is;
“Like two birds of golden plumage, inseparable companions, the
individual self and the immortal Self are perched on the branches of the
selfsame tree. The former tastes of the sweet and bitter fruits of the
tree; the latter, tasting of neither, calmly observes.
“The individual self, deluded by forgetfulness of his identity with the
divine Self, bewildered by his ego, grieves and is sad. But when he
recognizes the worshipful Lord as his own true Self, and beholds his glory,
he grieves no more.”
We now have both the text of the Bhagavad Gita in English HERE
and chanted in English by Kumuda HERE
– what a story! – (see video below). Enjoy them together.
Wonderful – what a gift from Kumada and Swami Nirmalananda Giri for those interested in the cause of interfaith understanding and Perennial Philosophy.
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