Voice of the Infinite: Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita


Even the most ardent spiritual aspirants can find the study of classical scripture intimidating, and though the Bhagavad Gita endures as both a guidebook and a refuge for practitioners, searching for meaning within its pages can be a daunting task. How can we apply the ancient wisdom contained within the Gita to our modern yoga practice, and where do we begin in reading it?

In this series, Rolf Sovik explores both the practical and spiritual implications of becoming acquainted with this formative text, from finding the best translations to finding our true path in life. For those who are new to the Bhagavad Gita as well as for experienced students of the tradition, Rolf’s fresh perspective and gently pragmatic style offer a chance to unlock new secrets from a timeless story.

7-Part Series

How to Read the Gita: A Fresh Approach

The Bhagavad Gita (“Song of the Lord”) is a spiritual masterwork—a luminous discourse on philosophy, psychology, and the practical aims of everyday life. Written over two millennia ago, the Gita—a portion of a much larger...

The Gita Unfolds: Wheel of Karma

Ceaseless Activity The story of the Gita is the story of an embattled soul. Arjuna’s despair, as we have seen, demands resolution. His thoughts are confused, and rather than fight, he has chosen to withdraw....

The Gita on the Three Forces of Nature

In this fourth post in the series exploring the Bhagavad Gita, “The Song of the Lord,” we have left Arjuna in the middle of the battlefield of Kurukshetra, afflicted with grief at the upcoming battle....

The Path of Karma Yoga in the Gita

In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna, preceptor to Arjuna, explores concepts that can be a stretch for Western minds. For example, in the last post in this series we focused on the interplay of the three...

The Path of Love and Devotion in the Gita

Well over two thousand years ago, the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita were delivered on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Responding to Arjuna’s appeal for guidance, Krishna, the voice of the Infinite, delivered a message of...