Bhagavad Geeta Chapter 2: Sankhya Yogaḥ – Part 2
Date: March or April 2022. Exact date TBD
Venue: Online (Webex)
Chapter 2 of Bhagavad Geeta shall be the topic of study this year. In the year 2020-21, we studied the first part of the chapter from shloka 1 to 39. In the current year 2021-22, we will study remainder of the chapter from shlokas 39 to 72.
Following is the summary of Chapter 2 sāṅkhyayoga. Overwhelmed with intense grief and confounded about his duty, Arjuna finally surrenders to Lord Krishna and requests His counsel. Lord Krishna, finding no means other than Self-Knowledge to rescue his friend and disciple from a despondent state, expounds on the nature of the Self and the nature of all beings. Lord Krishna systematically lays forth several reasons as to why Arjuna should not grieve and instructs him to stand up and fight the battle of Dharma! The core philosophies of the various systems of knowledge are expounded in this chapter.
Verses Assigned by Group
Please note that the participants have to chant the assigned number of verses, based on the applicable group, in order to be evaluated and scored by the judge panel.
|Anagha||Toddler Group (Will not be judged)||39-44|
|Arjuna||PreK-KG||39-46 (All verses)|
|Bhārata||Grades 1-2||39-58 (All verses)|
|Keshava||Grades 9-12 (Memory)||39-72|
|Kaunteya||Grades 9-12 (Reading + Vocabulary words)||39-72|
|Medhaavi||Grades 1-6 (Memory)
(Optional additional group – Will not be judged)
|Parantapa||Adults – Memory||39-72|
|Mahābaho||Adults – Reading + 3 minute talk on one of the specified set of verses:
Set 1: 2.47-2.48
Audio Reference– Chanted by Swami Shantananda-Ji