Arjun Vishad Yog - Bhagvad Gita (373.0 Kb)
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The Bhagavad Gita also more simply known as Gita, is a sacred Hindu scripture, considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita comprises roughly 700 verses, and is a part of the Mahabharata. The teacher of the Bhagavad Gita is Krishna, who is revered by Hindus as a manifestation of God himself, and is referred to within as Bhagavan, the Divine One.The content of the Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of ... More >>>
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The Bhagavad Gita also more simply known as Gita, is a sacred Hindu scripture, considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita comprises roughly 700 verses, and is a part of the Mahabharata. The teacher of the Bhagavad Gita is Krishna, who is revered by Hindus as a manifestation of God himself, and is referred to within as Bhagavan, the Divine One.
The content of the Gita is the conversation between Krishna and Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war. Responding to Arjuna's confusion and moral dilemma about fighting his own cousins who had taken the side of evil, Krishna explains to Arjuna his duties as a warrior and prince and elaborates on different Yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies. This has led to the Gita often being described as a concise guide to Hindu theology and also as a practical, self-contained guide to life. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi describes it as a lighthouse of eternal wisdom that has the ability to inspire any man or woman to supreme accomplishment and enlightenment. During the discourse, Krishna reveals His identity as the Supreme Being Himself (Svayam Bhagavan), blessing Arjuna with an awe-inspiring vision of His divine universal form.
The Bhagavad Gita is also called Gitopaniad, implying its having the status of an Upanishad, i.e. a Vedantic scripture. Since the Gita is drawn from the Mahabharata, it is classified as a Smiti text. However, those branches of Hinduism that give it the status of an Upanishad also consider it a sruti or "revealed" text. As it is taken to represent a summary of the Upanishadic teachings, it is also called "the Upanishad of the Upanishads". Another title is mokasastra, or "Scripture of Liberation".
The Arjun Vishad Yoga is the first chapter of bhagavad gita or gita. This chapter is mainly the conversation between the Supreme Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna taking place on the battlefield before the start of the Kurukshetra war.
The very first chapter of the Bhagwat Gita known as 'Arjuna Vishad Yoga' portrays the sorrow and distress of The Arjuna while 'Moksha Sanyas Yoga', 18th chapter narrates renunciation, freedom from fear, sorrow and distress after the successful session of CBT by The Krishna.
According to The Bhagwat Gita, performer of any action is liable for the corollary of his deeds. Issues from the grass root level of the human thinking are tackled in The Bhagwat Gita as the corrections made in the basic thinking of a person will instinctively correct his actions and their outcomes. In The Bhagwat Gita, The Arjuna was the patient and The Krishna was the therapist. As mentioned by Dr K.K.
Agarwal, group editor in chief, IJCP "All the principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy today are basically principles originated from Bhagwat Gita". CBT requires 18-20 sessions of counseling; similarly Gita narrates 18 chapters depicting 18 sessions of counseling. In CBT patient is first listened in detail by the therapist as in the chapter 1 of the Bhagwat Gita, The Krishna (Therapist) listened, The Arjuna quietly.
Generally the first interactive session in CBT is the longest so as the case in the Gita where 1st interaction between the Krishna and The Arjuna mentioned in chapter 2 is the longest.
As patient gets confused after the second session of CBT similarly, Arjuna got confused. As giving reasoning to the counseling is necessary in session, Krishna discussed each and every facet of life with Arjuna in enormous detail providing him with scientific reasons at every phase. Krishna reassured Arjuna on many occasions to perform his duty without worrying. Krishna showed his 'Viraat Roop' to Arjuna creating fear as in most of the cases of CBT is created especially for addiction patients.
The last session of CBT is also one of the longest one to sum up similarly the 18th chapter of The Gita summed up the entire session and was as long as second chapter of the Gita. The Bhagwat Gita can be a source of much psychological insight to the study of cognition, emotion and behavior. The Bhagwat Gita is considered as a talk therapy but it is more than that. It is a compilation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy sessions. In modern and western psychology CBT has discovered in 1900's era, but, in Indian it was first delivered and documented in the form of Bhagwat Gita way before 5000 years BC.
As in modern CBT session, to address the current problem time is employed to coach flairs; The Krishna after identifying the reason of Arjuna's anxiety taught him skills to deal with it by imparting the knowledge of work commitment, meditation, interminable soul, non-duality, and work detachment concept. The entire therapy sessions were based on the current problem and difficulties of Arjuna. In CBT interpretation of event, thinking and meaning given to the event is important rather than the event itself and main concentration of the therapy is to make affirmative alterations in the thinking of patient, interpretation of events by him. In The Bhagwat Gita event and situations remained same as mentioned in chapter 1 through chapter 18, only the thinking, emotions and behavior of Arjuna modified after receiving CBT from Krishna.