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Commentary on the Bhagavadgita

by Swami Krishnananda

Table of Contents
  1. The Colophon of the Bhagavadgita
  2. The First Chapter: Visada Yoga, The Yoga of the Dejection of the Spirit
  3. The Second Chapter: Sankhya Yoga, The Distinction between Purusha and Prakriti
  4. The Second Chapter Continues: How to Live in the World
  5. The Second Chapter Concludes: The Establishment of the Soul in Universality
  6. The Third Chapter: The Relation Between Sankhya and Yoga
  7. The Third Chapter Concludes: The Knower of Reality
  8. The Fourth Chapter: The Avataras of God
  9. The Fourth Chapter Continues: The Performance of Action as a Sacrifice
  10. The Fourth Chapter Continues: Methods of Worship and of Self-Control
  11. The Fourth Chapter Concludes, The Fifth Chapter Begins: Knowledge and Action are One
  12. The Fifth Chapter Continues: The Characteristics of a Perfected Person
  13. The Fifth Chapter Concludes: The Characteristics of the Sage Who is Established in Brahman
  14. The Sixth Chapter: The Characteristics of a Sannyasi and a Yogi
  15. The Sixth Chapter Continues: Requirements for the Practice of Meditation
  16. The Sixth Chapter Continues: Meditation on the Ishta Devata
  17. The Sixth Chapter Concludes: God's Great Promise to Us
  18. A Summary of the First Six Chapters
  19. The Seventh Chapter: Transcending the Sankhya
  20. The Seventh Chapter Continues: The Glory of God and His Creation
  21. The Seventh Chapter Continues: The Gospel of Universal Religion
  22. The Seventh Chapter Continues: Worshipping Deities
  23. The Seventh Chapter Concludes, The Eighth Chapter Begins: The Lesser Gods and the Ultimate God
  24. The Eighth Chapter Continues: The Thought at the Time of Death
  25. The Eighth Chapter Continues: Types of Liberation
  26. The Eighth Chapter Concludes: The Journey of the Soul After Death
    The Ninth Chapter Begins: Rajavidya
  27. The Ninth Chapter Continues: The Greatness of God
  28. The Ninth Chapter Concludes: The Highest Devotion to God
  29. A Summary of the First Nine Chapters; The Tenth Chapter Begins: The Glories of God
  30. The Tenth Chapter Continues: God's Cosmic Aspects
  31. The Tenth Chapter Concludes: God's Special Manifestations
  32. The Eleventh Chapter Begins: Introduction to the Visvarupa Darshana
  33. The Eleventh Chapter Continues: The Visvarupa Darshana
  34. The Eleventh Chapter Continues: The Visvarupa Darshana Continues
  35. The Eleventh Chapter Concludes: Whole-souled Devotion to God
  36. The Twelfth Chapter Begins: The Best of Yogins
  37. The Twelfth Chapter Concludes: The Dearest Devotee to God; The Thirteenth Chapter Begins: Consciousness and Matter
  38. The Thirteenth Chapter Continues: The Field and the Knower of the Field
  39. The Thirteenth Chapter Continues: Methods of Attaining God
  40. The Thirteenth Chapter Concludes: The Kutastha or Witness; The Fourteenth Chapter Begins: The Characteristics of the Three Gunas
  41. The Fourteenth Chapter Concludes: Rising Above the Three Gunas; The Fifteenth Chapter Begins: The World as an Inverted Tree
  42. The Fifteenth Chapter Continues: The Abode of No Return
  43. The Fifteenth Chapter Concludes: The Greatest Secret Revealed
  44. The Sixteenth Chapter Begins: Divine and Undivine Qualities
  45. The Sixteenth Chapter Concludes, The Seventeenth Chapter Begins: Various Classifications
  46. The Seventeenth Chapter Continues: Three Types of Austerity, Worship and Charity
  47. The Seventeenth Chapter Concludes: The Significance of Om Tat Sat; The Eighteenth Chapter Begins: Renunciation
  48. The Eighteenth Chapter Continues: Types of Action
  49. The Eighteenth Chapter Continues: The Working of the Three Gunas
  50. The Eighteenth Chapter Continues: Knowing One's Duty
  51. The Eighteenth Chapter Concludes: The Bhagavadgita Concludes