Water as a Teaching Simile in the Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita, as a long poem or song (gita), includes about twelve verses that mention water, usually to illustrate some particular point, either practical or philosophical, or both. The teaching is always relevant to our own experience, and is intended to awaken us to a higher state of consciousness. It gives us methods for drawing up the treasures stored in our mind, and these methods are what is meant by the word ‘Yoga’. Let us look at some of the water references, and see what we can learn from them.

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This article is from the Autumn 2020 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.