Freedom in Bhavagad Gita

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In this paper, I attempt to clarify the idea of freedom in the Gītā using two important categories found both in the Gītā as well as in the Sāṃkhya philosophical system—Buddhi and Sattva. Much of the liberation idea that is often spoken of in the context of many modern Hindu movements is drawn from the Bhagavad Gītā. There is so much looseness to their ideas that it is necessary to explore what the Gītā actually means by its notion of freedom. Additionally, Gītā is often presented espousing one of three paths to liberation—knowledge, ritual action and devotion. But what actually does Gītā subscribe to is something that needs careful scholarly analysis. The purpose of this paper is to critically analyze the Gītā notion of liberation vis à vis its core concepts of Buddhi and Sattva.

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Pratap, P (2019). Freedom in Bhavagad Gita. Retrieved March 08, 2021, from

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Penumala, Pratap. "Freedom in Bhavagad Gita", 10 Apr. 2019, . Accessed 08 Mar. 2021.


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Penumala, Pratap. "Freedom in Bhavagad Gita" (2019). Accessed March 08, 2021.