Bhagavad Gita – Lecture Notes

Krishna teaching Arjuna Maharishi Veda Vyasa Adi Sankara Pujya Swami Paramarthananda Saraswathi

One of the best things to have happened in my life is to come into contact with the lectures of Swami Paramarthananda Saraswathi, a disciple of Swami Dayananda Saraswathi. Swami Paramarthanandaji has been giving talks on Vedanta in Chennai and other places for a few decades. His recent lectures can be found at http://www.vedantavidyarthisangha.org/. His old lectures can be bought at http://www.sastraprakasika.org/. People have posted several of his lecture series on the internet.

There are several teachers of the tradition of Swami Dayananda Saraswati who are teaching in various places in India. http://www.arshavidya.org/teachers_india.html gives a good list of them.

Swami Paramarthanandaji has given numerous lectures on the Bhagavad Gita in different levels of detail. He delivered a series of 250 lectures covering Bhagavad Gita verse by verse. A devotee, P.S. Ramachandran of Coimbatore, has transcribed the entire lecture series and has made it available to the public as a PDF file. You can access this invaluable resource here: http://arshaavinash.in/?wpdmdl=790  If that link does not work, you can access a copy here.

The chapter summaries of the series have been transcribed separately by some students of Vivekananda Study Circle, IISc, Bangalore. You can find that here.

Earlier I had published my lecture notes on this website. Now, with the availability of the full transcript, my lecture notes are redundant. I have removed them.

Salutations to the holy feet of the Guru, the Lord and His devotees.

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  1. I am looking for Swami Paramarthanandaji’s Bhagvad Gita Talks from Chp. 6 onwards. Please inform me when you add these for online
    listening.
    Thank you so much.
    Satya Arora

    • Hi,

      It is Swami Paramarthanandaji, who is a disciple of Swami Chinmayananda and Swami Dayananda. It is the person whom you can see at the right-most picture at the top of this page.

      With regards,
      Gomu.

  2. I am looking forward to lecture notes of Bhagawad Gita – Chapters 5 to 18. When will these be posted? Lecture notes of chapters 1-4 are very instructive.

    • I have the rest in my notebook. I need to type them in. Meanwhile, you can access the three books on Gita – “Summary”. “Essence” and “Message” at the e-library link.

  3. It is indeed an invaluable work of Shri P.S. Ramachandran for transcribing all Swami’s Gita discourses. Thank you very much for making it available to everyone! Sarvam Krishnaarpanamasthu.

  4. Thank you P.S.Ramachandran Sir, for all the efforts in transcribing the entire lecture series.I have been listening Srimad Bhagavageeta lectures since 2011 and have scribled the contents but I am really grateful for the exhaustive and complete discourses.It i s indeed a great service that you have done for people ,specially to those staying abroad and have no opportunity to attend the classes regularly.

    Sastanga Pranams to the Lotus feet of H.H.Swamiji & thank you again for your invaluable service.

  5. Thank you so much for posting the link for the entire commentary on Bhagawad Geeta by Swamiji. This is indeed a Jewel, thanks and namaskarams to both the Teacher as well as the students, who has taken the efforts to compile this wonderful piece of wisdom to propagate the Vedantic wisdom to all. Shri Gurubhyo Namaha!!!
    Namo Mahadbhyaha Kshullakebhyash cha!!!

  6. Thank you so much for making the link for the Transcript of the entire commentary on Bhagawad Geeta available on this site. This is indeed a piece of Jewel. Thank you to both the Teacher (Swamiji) and the student (Ramachandranji) for making this possible. Namaskarams to all of you for your efforts in spreading the wisdom of Vedanta to seekers like me. Shree Gurubhyo Namaha!!! Namo Mahadbhayah Kshullakebhyah Cha!!!

  7. I have been regularly listening to the online discourses on Bhagavad Gita of Swami Paramarthanandaji at archive.org. But of late the discourses have suddenly become unavailable at the said site. Is there any other website wherein these lectures of Swamiji can be accessed?