“薄伽梵歌選“ 2007 HD單頻道錄影 11分27秒
“Excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita” 2007 Single Channel HD Videos 11m27s
“Bhagavad Gita” is a Sanskrit text from the “Bhishma Parva” of the “Mahabharata”epic. The contents of the excerpts range from Yogic and Vendantic philosophy to the episode of Krishna revealing his identity as “supreme being” (Bhagavan) and then blessing Arjuna with an awe-inspiring glimpse of his divine and absolute form. The Gita is considered a concise guide to Hindu philosophy and also a practical, self-contained guide to life. The two final sentences read: “When a sensible man ceases to see different identities due to different material bodies and he sees how beings are expanded everywhere (...)” and “Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.” The dog thus serves to remind its human viewer of the proximity of all species, but also provides a tongue-in-cheek imperative to surrender to the Dog/God.
3.38 : As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb, the living entity is similarly covered by different degrees of this lust."
2.22 : As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.
2.20 : For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. He has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.
6.5 : One must deliver himself with the help of his mind, and not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well.
2.50 : A man engaged in devotional service rids himself of both good and bad actions even in this life. Therefore strive for yoga, which is the art of all work.
4.29 : Still others, who are inclined to the process of breath restraint to remain in trance, practice by offering the movement of the outgoing breath into the incoming, and the incoming breath into the outgoing, and thus at last remain in trance, stopping all breathing. Others, curtailing the eating process, offer the outgoing breath into itself as a sacrifice.
5.27-28 : Shutting out all external sense objects, keeping the eyes and vision concentrated between the two eyebrows, suspending the inward and outward breaths within the nostrils, and thus controlling the mind, senses and intelligence, the transcendentalist aiming at liberation becomes free from desire, fear and anger. One who is always in this state is certainly liberated.
8.12 : The yogic situation is that of detachment from all sensual engagements. Closing all the doors of the senses and fixing the mind on the heart and the life air at the top of the head, one establishes himself in yoga.
6.13-14 : One should hold one’s body, neck and head erect in a straight line and stare steadily at the tip of the nose. Thus, with an unagitated, subdued mind, devoid of fear, completely free from sex life, one should meditate upon Me within the heart and make Me the ultimate goal of life.
6.13-14: 身体、頸、頭豎立，成一直線，兩眼凝視鼻尖。然後，控制心意，無焦慮、無恐慌，完全擺脫性生活。內心觀想，念念在我， 而且以我為生命的終極目標。
6.30 : For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me.
10.11 : To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance.
11.53 : The form you are seeing with your transcendental eyes cannot be understood simply by studying the Vedas, nor by undergoing serious penances, nor by charity, nor by worship. It is not by these means that one can see Me as I am.
11.53: 你以超然的眼睛所看到的形体，僅僅研習《 吠陀經 》，進行贖罪苦行，布施、或崇拜，是無法了解的。通過上述方法，並不能看到原始的我。
13.31 : When a sensible man ceases to see different identities due to different material bodies and he sees how beings are expanded everywhere, he attains to the Brahman conception.
18.66 : Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.
Thanks to 陳致宇 Chen Chih-Yu's assistance in video setting / 英文簡介 English Introduction by Sarah Lookofsky