In this 189 page book Swamiji translates the 43 verses of chapter 3 of the Bhagavad Gita. He skilfully opens out and expands on the deeper meaning contained within each verse, leaving the serious spiritual enquirer with a clear understanding, whilst giving them much to ponder and reflect upon.
The Bhagavad Gita teaches that:
Life is to be lived with wisdom. This wisdom is acquired with knowledge and understanding. Understanding of life brings about a change in vision and perspective. Thereafter with an enlightened vision, one lives life.
In the second chapter Lord Krishna briefly revealed this wisdom-knowledge. This process of arriving at wisdom is taught in the Bhagavad Gita from various standpoints. In the third chapter wisdom in action is being explained.
Wisdom is the basis of living of life. Wisdom is also the basis of spiritual life. It is also the basis of all action too. Hence every seeker should seek and acquire wisdom-knowledge. A source for this wisdom is the teachings of Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita.
In it, the goal of life is mentioned. The nature of being of the Divine is explicitly revealed. Nature is explained, what it is, and how it operates and how it functions. Also human nature and how it functions too is mentioned. The problem of human existence with its accompanying causes is well explained. Meditation and how to be established in one’s God-nature is practically revealed. The solution to the riddle of life, both in theory and practice is beautifully revealed in the ongoing dialogue teaching.
There are two ways of living life depending on individual aptitude and nature of being. One is involved in action and lives an active life in the world. The other, withdraws from all action, and lives a contemplative indrawn life as a hermit. But for both, one thing is common, that is both have to be established, or rather tend to be established in their true being (and live and function in life.)
The process of being so established is spiritual life. In religious parlance this is mentioned as being God established or living in God, with God Awareness. The whole process is to bring about a shift in awareness. From a human awareness to Self-Awareness. Self-Awareness is God-Awareness.