An interfaith, perennial wisdom treasure


I posted this some years ago but it remains a joy in my life – to get an insight into the Oneness behind all the wisdom traditions, within the Bhagavad Gita.

The extract from the Bhagavad Gita which, for me, summarizes the core mystical heart of all of the great world wisdom traditions ( & Perennial Wisdom/
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 for those interested in the cause of interfaith /interspiritual
understanding and Perennial Wisdom/

For those interested I found the introduction and commentaries in Eknath Easwaran additionally helpful – see HERE The differences between the two translations generate additional interest – and perhaps even further insights!


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