The Bhagavadgîtâ and the Poetry of Robert Browning

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Nisha Indra Guru
Bhavatosh Indra Guru


Srimad Bhagavadagita expounds discourses with regard to knowledge and lays down the injunction that only complete submission/transformation/ evolution of body into soul would bring into reality the liberation. Accordingly, the greatest impersonal standards set upon jñâna (knowledge), karma (action) and bhakti(devotion) would enable one to move from the multiplicity of experience to singularity of the Supreme Consciousness. Robert Browning a Victorian English poet practices in toto the epistemology set forth in Bhagavadagita in that time and again he would lay emphasis on 'liberation' by having come to terms with “Still one must lead some life beyond”, “Ride, ride together, for ever ride”, “A brute I might have been, but would not sink i' the scale”, and “My times be in Thy hands! / Perfect the cup as planned.

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