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We all know that how the Bhagavad-Gita has been made popular unanimously over every other scripture of ancient wisdom. But there’s another book, mostly unheard of, yet holds a simultaneous origin, but from Ascend Master Sanath Sugatha, one of the four Kumaras. The Book documents a conversation between the Kuru Emperor Dritharashtra and Ascended master Sanath Sugatha. This book is an excerpt taken from the Udyoga Parva of The Mahabharata, a transit between, after the Pandava Exile and The Great War.

When the Pandavas endeavoured to propound a peace treaty if the Kurus return their kingdom and not interfere with people who’re living the ancient knowledge. But the Kurus openly decline the proposal. So, Drutharashtra, before prepping his kingdom and the allies for battle, takes counsel of Vidura, but he’s reluctant to answer and requests Ascended Master Sanath Sugatha to come. Dritharashtra asks many questions regarding how a man can liberate himself from ignorance and Sanath Sugatha patiently answers.

He says, if man can know that the divine self is within him and ardently becomes a practitioner of Knowledge, he’ll be an immortal, free from all limitation. He openly says that, Gods are common people who realised the divinity within them and anyone can be of that potential. Because, within humanity, there lies an extraordinary potential to achieve such calibre. He also said that, if man can master his senses and the 12 qualities that contaminated him earlier, he can be free of ignorance. Sanath Sugatha also propounded that Vedas cannot save one from unrighteous deeds, but self-knowledge alone liberates him from the past. God expresses himself through a man with higher aspiration at the times of destruction. The Brahman within is smaller than an atom and bigger than any mountain.

This book is like another version of The Bhagavad-Gita, but even in its translations, the Sanathsugatiyam glorifies the God-Within and not a personality or a singular entity. It also clearly nullifies the concept of only few people being divine, but it stressed out that everyone has the potential to know that and be that if they conquer themselves! Master Adi Shankara brought this fantastic book into light by writing a commentary on it. Surprisingly, both the Bhagavad-Gita and Sanathsugatiyam utter the same ancient wisdom, yet they’re spoken at different situations, one, to enlighten the rival king and the other, is to empower Arjuna!  

-Viswanath Venkat Dasari

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