Date: Oct 26, 2005 3:42 AM
Subject: The 18 Chapters of the Gita
To: SJCA <SJC-Africa@yahoogroups.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaya JagannathaDear Lists,
According to Padma Purāëa, Chapters 175 - 192 Section VI Uttarakhaëòa.
The Païca Mukhi are the 5 Chapters of the Gitā in order.
The next 10 Chapters are the Arms
Chapter 16 is the Belly and,
The remaining 2 Chapters i.e., Chapter 17 and 18 are His Lotus Feet.
The Pünya to be received from reading each Chapter are listed as below:
Chapter 1: Due to the recitation or memorizing it or if one studies it, the ocean of mundane existence is not difficult to cross.
Chapter 2: It is the concluding limit of Penance
Chapter 3: Releasing all others in the family (who have gone to Hell).
Chapter 4: Removing a Curse from a Sage
Chapter 5: Ability to go to the desired worlds in rebirth
Chapter 6: Salvation (Goes to Viñëu's position)
Chapter 7: To remove rebirth of one's father who has taken the form of a snake
Chapter 8: To release ancestors from Ghosthood
Chapter 9: To overcome calamities caused by accepting "bad" gifts
Chapter 10: To obtain the fruits of all stages of (human) life
Chapter 11: To obtain final bliss
Chapter 12: To regain consciousness or to regain life; To obtain great salvation
Chapter 13: To free oneself from the body of a candela
Chapter 14: To obtain liberation from a hare's (body) and reach vaikuntha
Chapter 15: To obtain salvation
Chapter 16: To obtain Divine Power and escape from an elephant's stampede?
Chapter 17: To end the death inflicting fever; the person evades hellish conditions by obtaining instant heavenly abode
Chapter 18: To secure "union" with Viñëu
Corrections are welcome!