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Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help by BS Murthy

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The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein. Besides muddying its pristine philosophy, these insertions affect the sequential conformity and structural economy of the grand discourse. What is worse, to the chagrin of the majority of the Hindus, some of these legitimize the inimical caste system while upholding the priestly perks and prejudices. This rendition seeks to restore to the Gita, its original character by ridding it of hundred and nine interpolations, which tend to keep the skeptics away from it. And ironically these muddle the understanding as well. In the theatre of man as nothing surpasses the drama of war, the stage for unveiling the Gita’s unrivalled philosophy was set on the battleground of Kurukshetra at the threshold of the battle of Mahabharata

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BS Murthy

      

B. 27 Aug 1948, BS, is the author of Benign Flame: Saga of Love, Jewel-less Crown:: Saga of Life, Crossing the Mirage: Passing through youth (plot and character driven novels all), 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 non-fiction works are Puppets of Faith: Theory of communal strife, Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help (in verses with contemporary idiom sans 110 interpolations) and Sundara Kãnda: Hanuman’s Odyssey, also in verse, all available as free e-books at a number of sites such as Project Gutenberg Self-publishing Press, Internet Archieve, ObookO, Smashwords, Free ebooks net, Freebookspot.
Besides articles on general management (The Hindu), materials management (Purchase) general insurance (The Insurance Times) and literary/social subjects (Triveni,) he contributed ‘Addendum to Evolution: Origins of the World by Eastern Speculative Philosophy’ to The Examined Life On-Line Philosophy Journal, Vol. 05 Issue 18.
Link to BS’s body of free ebooks: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/BS+Murthy?_requestid=16868

Other Books By BS Murthy

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Benign Flame: Saga of Love

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Crossing the Mirage - Passing th

Romance

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Glaring Shadow - A stream of con

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Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life

Romance

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Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Nove

Crime and Mystery

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Onto the Stage - Slighted Souls

Plays and Anthologies

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Puppets of Faith: Theory of Comm

Religion

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Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-h

General

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Sundara Kãnda: Hanuman's Odysse

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Stories Varied – A Book of Sho

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