Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 8 - Verse 1-2

arjuna uvaca –
kim tad-brahma kim adhyatmam kim karma purushottama
adhibhutam ca kim proktam adhidaivam kim ucyate
adhiyajnah katham ko’tra dehe’smin madhusudana
prayana-kale ca katham jneyo’si niyatatmabhih

Translation: 

Arjuna inquired: O Purushottama (Supreme Person), what is Brahman? What is the self? What is karma? What is action? What is this material manifestation? Who are the demigods? Who is the object of sacrifice and how does He dwell within the body? O Madhusudana, how can You be known by those who are self-controlled at the time of death?

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Commentary: 
For the serious student of yoga, and for that matter anyone desiring the perfection of life, Arjuna asks Shri Krishna, his dearest friend and well-wisher, a series of very important questions. Vedanta-sutra, one of the most scholarly literatures ever written on the thesis of transcendence, begins with the statement, om athato brahma-jijnasa – ‘Now in this human form of life, one should inquire into Brahman’. ...continue reading »

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