What is The Bhagavad Gita?

For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, and primeval.

The Bhagavad Gita

In 1980, Philip Glass premiered the opera, Satyagraha adapted from the text of the Bhagavad Gita. Satyagraha, Sanskrit meaning truth force, deals with Mahatma Gandhi’s early development of non-violent protest into a political tool.

Einstein Learns The Bhagavad Gita
Einstein Learns The Bhagavad Gita

In December when the Satyagraha was performed at Lincoln Center, Philip Glass joined Occupy Wall Street Protesters to recite the closing lines which come from the Bhagavad-Gita: When righteousness withers away and evil rules the land, we come into being, age after age, and take visible shape, and move, a man among men, for the protection of good, thrusting back evil and setting virtue on her seat again.

The Bhagavad Gita is an allegory of a leader who must choose between saving his family and saving his country. As the first-ever recorded yoga class it goes beyond postures and breathing to reveals the secrets of karma, dharma, meditation, and service.

The Gita description of the soul: invisible, inconceivable, unbreakable, insoluble that can be neither burned nor dried and is one ten-thousandth the size of a tip of hair.

The message of The Gita is the use of divine consciousness to act with ease and spontaneity as the hero of whatever your circumstance. Yoga is the teaching tool to access ever-expanding consciousness.

Published by SilkQuilt

Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

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