The pantheistic doctrine of the Bhagavad Gita is that God is everything. Its verses celebrate the discovery of the Absolute Spirit beyond creation as also being the hidden Essence of all manifestation.
The Bhagavad-Gita is the beloved sacred scripture of India, and it is the Hindu's Holy Testament. It is the one book that all masters depend upon as a supreme source of scriptural authority. Bhagavad Gita means "Song of the Spirit," the divine communion of truth-realization between man and his Creator. These are the teachings of the Spirit through the wisdom of the Soul.
1. Arjuna's Dilemma
2. Transcendental Knowledge and the Method of its Attainment
3. Karma Yoga: The Path of Spiritual Action
4. The Supreme Science of Knowing God
5. The Path of Renunciation
6. The Path of Meditation
7. The Nature of Spirit and The Spirit of Nature
8. Beyond the Cycles of Creation and Dissolution
9. Supreme Knowledge and The Ultimate Mystery
10. The Infinite Manifestation of the Absolute Spirit
11. The Lord Reveals His Cosmic Form
12. Union Through Devotion
13. Creation and the Creator
14. Three Gunas of Nature
15. Supreme Spirit
16. Divine and the Demonic Qualities
17. Threefold Faith
18. Nirvana through Renunciation
Physical Nature, with her infinite variety and inexorable laws, is the cosmic delusion or maya; the "Magical Measurer." It is that which makes the One appear as many, with each embracing their own individuality, forms and intelligences, and all existing in apparent separation from their Creator.
Just as a dreamer differentiates his one consciousness into many different aspects in a dream world, so God, the Cosmic Dreamer, has separated His consciousness into all cosmic manifestations, with souls individualized from His own One Being endowed with the egoity to dream their personalized existences within the Nature-ordained drama of the Universal Dream.
The main theme throughout the Gita is that one should be an adherent of sannyasa, a renouncer of the ego ingrained through avidya, ignorance, within the physical self of man. By renunciation of all desires springing from the ego and its environments which cause separateness between ego and Spirit; and by reunion with the Cosmic Dreamer through ecstatic yoga meditation, samadhi, man detaches himself from and ultimately dissolves the compellent forces of Nature that perpetuate the delusive dichotomy of the Self and Spirit. In samadhi, the cosmic dream delusion terminates and the ecstatic dreamer awakens in complete oneness with the pure Being of Cosmic Consciousness.
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Pantheism: a doctrine that equates God with the forces and laws of the universe. 2: the worship of all gods of different creeds, cults, or peoples indifferently; also : toleration of worship of all gods. Back