The Bhagavad Gita is arguably the most revered text in the Hindu religious tradition. It is almost universally regarded as one of the three canonical works of Hindu philosophy (Prasthanatrayi) with the other two being Badarayana’s Brahma Sutras and the thirteen Mukhya Upanishads.
In this essay, we will examine Madhusūdana Sarasvatī’s bhāṣya on a single Gīta verse – Verse # 35 of Chapter 6 on Dhyāna Yoga. The essay leverages the translation of Madhusūdana’s work by Swami Gambhirānanda of Rāmakṛṣṇa Maṭha.
This article is an attempt to dig deep into this short poetic Upanishad, with the assistance of the commentaries of two great Vedāntins – Adi Shankara and Vedanta Desika
The custom of Sati is among the widely cited and the most reviled of Hindu practices, despite being more or less extinct for nearly 190 years. Long after its ban…