Published 10/24/21
In this chapter, the Vedantists inserted the Yoga of Analytical Intelligence, using common sense to overcome the letter of the law, of multiple scriptures. That is the core of the chapter. There are preceding verses explaing the concept of Brahman (Spirit) and it’s characteristics of Immortality and Ummutability that emerge from the question of Arjuna’s grief in the firt chapter, as further qualified by the Vedantists in order to give the appearance of continuity. However, barring the...
Published 07/23/21
Published 07/23/21
This is the original Gita, the first edition inserted into Jaya. The conversation between Arjuna and Krishna is straightforward, and makes perfect sense. The battle is about to begin and Arjuna the Warrior Prince has lost his nerve. Krishna puts forth arguments directing him to action. This text has few philosophical discussions. Krishna is very precise, in the role of a coach, simply pointing out that it Arjuna is duty bound to fight according to the Warrior Code. He warns him of the infamy...
Published 07/17/21
We start following the narrative and discover the points at which it goes off track, contradicts itself and reveals not one, not two, but three different Krishnas hiding in plain sight.
Published 07/10/21
In this episode we take a look at the geographical and historical setting of the Mahabharata, and the Origins and Evolution of Brahminism in the region.
Published 07/05/21
It all started with a desire to read the entire conversation between Arjuna and Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, from end to end, without purports, as it were. I didn’t want to know anyone’s explanations, I just wanted to know what the two talked about, how the conversation went. However, when I progressed on this journey I suddenly found the narrative deviating into bylanes and contradictions. That led me to a completely different understanding of the Gita, one that required me to...
Published 07/04/21