ByBS Murthy

Apr 13, 2023

Inane Interpolations in Bhagvad-Gita (An Invocation for their Revocation)

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The Manusmriti, the social doctrine of yore, and the Bhagvad-Gita, the spiritual tome in vogue that lay down the discriminatory dharma (duties) of the four social classes (castes) have been the bugbears of the Hindu backward classes. However, to their chagrin, of late, as the latter is being mindlessly promoted even though the former was constitutionally debunked, they began advocating that it too should be dumped in a dustbin.
Ironically, the improbability of their progenitor Krishna, the architect of the Gita, relegating his own ilk to the social margins failed to dawn upon these that Gita supposedly slights, even to this day! Thus, their intellectuals, instead of seeking to reclaim their priceless heritage, albeit after ridding its interpolative garbage, tend to rubbish it a la throwing the baby with the bathwater, and needless to say they must ponder.
Also, it is high time that the Gita-class stop laying store by the self-aggrandizing verses in this Vyāsa’s classic, evidently inserted by their progenitors that came to bedevil the Hindu spiritual integrity and social harmony. Likewise, the grumblers of the dalit desertions must see the need for setting the Hindu house in order to prevent the fractious poaching by the Church, if not to facilitate the ‘hoped for’ return of the prodigals. So also those who take pride that Hinduism is the only religion that reckons all faith as true, should be concerned about the ‘in vogue’ Gita that belittles some of their caste fellows. Besides, this work beckons the feminists to reckon the second of the two interpolations from it cited in the cover image that degrades them in unspeakable terms.
This ‘overdue’ work, may lead the ‘denied’ Hindu castes as well as the favored folks for an objective approach to the in vogue Bhagvad-Gita which could dispel the misgivings of the former and the delusions of the latter, thereby bridging the Hindu emotional gulf with its abridged book that restores its original form. Whether or not one concurs with its propositions, this original work could be of interest to the students of logic and reasoning as well.

Book contents
Why is this Book Now?
Author’s Note
Gita’s Double Jeopardy
Provocation for Interpolation
Hindu Intellectual Apathy
Chapter – 3: Karma Yoga
Chapter – 4: Jñāna–Karma-SanyasaYoga
Chapter – 5: Karma–Sanyasa Yoga
Chapter – 6: Ātma Samyama Yoga
Chapter – 7: Gjnāna Vigjnāna Yoga
Chapter – 8: Akshara Parabrahma Yoga
Chapter – 9: Raja–Vidya–Raja–Guhya Yoga
Chapter – 11: Vishvarupa-sandarsanaYoga
Chapter -13: Kshetra–Kshetragjna Vibhāga Yoga
Chapter -14: Gunatraya–Vibhaga yoga
Chapter -15: Purushottama Prāpti Yoga
Chapter -16: Daivasura–Sampad–Vibhaga Yoga
Chapter- 17: Shraddhatraya-Vibhaga Yoga
Chapter -18: Moksha–Sanyasa Yoga

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By BS Murthy

BS Murthy is an Indian novelist, playwright, short story, non-fiction 'n articles writer, translator, a 'little' thinker and a budding philosopher in ‘Addendum to Evolution: Origins of the World by Eastern Speculative Philosophy’ that was originally published in The Examined Life On-Line Philosophy Journal, Vol. 05 Issue 18, Summer 2004. Born on 27 Aug 1948 and schooled in letter-writing, he articulated his managerial ideas in thirty-odd published articles, and later he penned Benign Flame: Saga of Love, Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life, Crossing the Mirage: Passing through youth (plot and character driven novels), Glaring Shadow: A stream of consciousness novel, Prey on the Prowl: A Crime Novel, Stories Varied: A Book of Short Stories and Onto the Stage: Slighted Souls and other stage and radio plays. His other books are Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife (novel non-fiction) and translations in verses Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help and Sundara Kanda: Hanuman’s Odyssey. Then entering the arena of non-fiction with a ‘novel’ narrative in , possibly a new genre, he ventured into the zone of translations for versifying the Sanskrit epics, Vyasa’s Bhagvad-Gita (Treatise of self-help) and Valmiki’s in contemporary English idiom. Later, ascending Onto the Stage with Slight Souls and other stage and radio plays, he returned to fictional form with and to finally reach the short story horizon with Stories Varied - A Book of Short Stories. While all his fiction had emanated from his conviction that for it to impact readers, it should be the soulful rendering of characters rooted in their native soil but not the hotchpotch of local and alien caricatures sketched on a hybrid canvas, all his body of work was borne out of his passion for writing, matched only by his love for language. His body of work as above is in the public domain as free ebooks