All Paths Lead to Moksha: Reflections on the Bhagavad Gita

Fixed in yoga, perform actions Bhagavad Gita, II.48
What is bound as the Bhagavad Gita today is extracted from a larger context, the great Sanskrit epic, the Mahabharata, said to be the longest epic in human history. It is highly symbolic; while a dramatic historical study of a kingdom, it is also an allegory of human morality, psychology, and a transformative theology. Wendy Doniger characterizes two readings of the text: as the martial Gita and the philosophical Gita. The tension between these readings has persisted for centuries, engendered by the Gita’s transformative theology itself. In a sense, part of the Gita’s importance as pertains to yoga practice (or varieties of practice), rests in the binding of war and peace in this uneasy tension. As we shall see, it is the synthesis of many yogas in devotional concert that become salvific practice for the attainment of 

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