A Treatise on Pure Human Psychology
By Upendranath Dasa
Bhagavad-gita As It Is
A Treatise on Pure Human Psychology
Chapter 1: Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra
Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
Chapter 3: Karma-yoga
Chapter 4: Transcendental Knowledge
Chapter 5: Karma-yoga-Action in Krishna Consciousness
Chapter 6: Dhyana-yoga
Chapter 7: Knowledge of the Absolute
Chapter 8: Attaining the Supreme
Chapter 9: The Most Confidential Knowledge
Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute
Chapter 11: The Universal Form
Chapter 12: Devotional Service
Chapter 13: Nature, the Enjoyer, and Consciousness
Chapter 14: The Three Modes of Material Nature
Chapter 15: The Yoga of the Supreme Person
Chapter 16: The Divine and Demoniac Natures
Chapter 17: The Divisions of Faith
Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation
Now lets us talk about that phenomenon of 2012, when so many thought that the world would come to an end. They were wrong; for it actually signified a new age, the Golden Age of Kali-yuga, where mankind will enter into an “ever-occurring period of 10,000-years”, of psychological, and spiritual advancement, were eventually there will be no more wars, hunger, and exploitation by corrupt politicians, on this Planet Earth. You should now be fortunate to be aware of this fact, which I will elaborate on later; and if you have been observant, you may have noticed the symptoms of this happing, for the past 50 years.
I encourage all readers to have an open mind, and see for yourself, that what you are about to read, a dialog that occurred 5,000 years ago, with its inherent connection to human psychology, will make a whole lot of common and practical sense, to any theist, even to common laypersons, and also to intelligent, and considerate atheists. All these groups of men and women, will find that this book, will be very influential, in facilitating you to simply become a better, decent, caring, and honest human being, for the sake, of yourself, your family, your community, your country, and the Planet Earth; for that is its purpose.
This Planet Earth consist of about, in 2023, 8 billion human beings, all who have a historical written records that is accepted by its various religion and ethnic divisions, all having various philosophical and psychological schools of thought.
Please note that the following data is approximate.
- Christian: 2.6 billion;
- Islam: 1.8 billion;
- Vedic (Hindu India): 1.1 billion;
- Buddhism Mahayana: 334,718,996;
- Jewish: 18,000,000.
- Chinese (mostly atheist): 1.4 billion:
- Other Atheist: 700,000,000.
It does not matter, if you are religious or not, if you have belief of written historical record or not; this Bhagavad-gita will benefit all of you. Dive into its transcendent philosophy, and its integral human psychology, and you will come out a better, more caring, more decent, and more honest human being, and your life goals will be fulfilled, and you will experience nothing other than peace, happiness and joy; PERIOD!
The point is, that whatever group you belong to, as listed above, it makes NO sense to delegate the Vedic literatures of India, as Mythology. Moreover, the same goes for the 1.4 billion Chinese, who have a very detailed recorded history too. These literatures are the recorded history of India and China, just as much as the rest of the populations on Earth.
The Christian, Islam, and Jewish population of 5.9 billion, have a common belief in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible (or Old Covenant), that they say, was written over a period of at least 1,000 years, beginning possibly around 1500 B.C. Genesis may be the compilation of writings dating back much further, and that could increase the age to the time of Abraham (2000 B.C. or 4,023 year ago), or even Noah (2500 B.C. or 4,523 years ago), or even Adam (4,000 B.C. or 6,023 years ago).
If you designate the Vedic literatures of India, population of 1.1 billion who are called Hindus, as 5,000-year-old Mythology, then why do you not designate the literatures of 5.9 billion people, Mythology as well? Their recorded history’s range from 4,000 to 6,000 years ago.
Why is the 6,000-year-old recorded history of the Christians, Muslim’s, and the tiny populations of the Jewish people (total population about 5.9 billion), considered TRUE, and that of the 5,000 years old, Vedic literatures of India (population about 1.1 billon), considered MYTHOLOGY???????? That is not fair nor logical, and makes no sense as well.
Hence, it would be wise for those who do not have enough knowledge, about the following two religious and philosophical communities, to review the following information about each; which would allow you to make your own conclusion:
- Information from the Holy Bible Old and New Testament. (Muslims believe and accept only in the Old.
- Information from Vedic Scriptures.