Saturday was the three-year anniversary of our site, and not long before that we passed our 5000 question mark. I wanted to commemorate all that by making a post illustrating how much of the verses of Hindu scripture has been asked about here. In a way, the questions of our site form a Bhashya or commentary on many of the scriptures of Hinduism. So I've compiled all the questions which ask about a specific verse of the Bhagavad Gita or the Brahma Sutras.

I've started with these two scriptures, but if people find other scriptures whose verses have been frequently asked about, I can add those as well. By the way, this serves multiple purposes: it highlights how far we've come, it encourages people to post more scripture-based questions, and it's a reference for people in future if they're interested in a given scriptural verse.

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    Wow! How did we miss 3rd anniversary? Btw, we have done considerable improvement in % answered and QPD comparatively last 2 years.
    – Pandya Mod
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 5:15
  • How about adding SB and Upanishads?
    – Pandya Mod
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 5:16
  • @Pandya I think we have covered a relatively small number of Bhagavatam verses with our questions, but one or more of the Mukhya Upanishads may be more fruitful. Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 5:23
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    How about creating a progress report of our site? Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 11:24

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The Bhagavad Gita

  • Chapter 1

Why did Duryodhana mention specific warrior names in the Bhagwat Gita, Chapter-1?

What was the significance of blowing (sounding of) the transcendental conch-shells in the Kurukshetra war?

Why is Kripacharya known as 'Samitinjaya'

Why are there two versions of Chapter 1 - Verse 8 of Bhagavad Geetha?

What sort of questions perplexed Prince Arjuna before the start of the Mahabharata War

What is the importance of 1st chapter in Bhagavad Gita?

  • Chapter 2

How can a soul enjoy or suffer when it is not harmed by anything?

Understanding Bhagavad Gita 2.46, 2.47

Why do scriptures use trivial examples?

What is the actual interpretation of following Bhagavad Gita shlokha?

Why a positive emotion like happiness is not encouraged by Krishna in Geetha?

regarding permanence of matter and earthly life

Has Krishna said explicitly how to measure spiritual advancement?

Why does 'Yogakshema' word has different context in BG 2.45 and BG 9.22

Which characters in Mahabharata and Mahabharata war are fit in definition of 'Yoga'

Is Vishnu present in the current time?

  • Chapter 3

Who was the preceptor of Seeradhwaj King Janak?

What is the relation between Attraction(राग) and Repulsion(द्वेष)?

What are the Yagnas Sri Krishna was referring to in Srimad Bhagavad Gita?

Is the Sankhya Darshana/Philosophy prior to Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads?

On verses, from major Hindu texts, similar in purport to those found in the Bhagawat Gita

Why is it said in Vedanta that you are not the doer of any action?

How do Vedic fire rituals like Yajnas and agnihotra help the environment?

  • Chapter 4

Why previous births are only known to God and not to humans?

Does Krishna really love any one?

Why wasn't Bhagavad Gita available at the time of Ramayana?

Why did Sri Krishna advice Arjuna to do service to other Saints, for gaining knowledge?

Meaning of inaction in action and action in inaction in Bhagavadgita 4.18

What is the meaning of worshiping a demigod? And is it bad to worship a demigod? [BG 4.12]

Bhagavad Geeta 4.14 - How can no work affect Krishna if everything is in Him and He is in everything?

BG 4.40 - What does Kṛṣṇa mean by saṁśayātmā (doubting mind)?

  • Chapter 5

Bhagavad Geeta 5.4 - Can one attain samādhi by practicing science?

what is the meaning of sacrifices and austerities in Gita chapter 5 verse 29?

Is taking interest from bank a sin?

  • Chapter 6

  • Chapter 7

Does Hinduism forbid worshiping idols or images of God as some of its scriptures suggest?

How Lord Krishna explains on "Knowledge is power"?

What is the difference between living beings and dead matter according to scriptures?

Regulative principles for sex life

Do Yajurveda 40.9, Yajurveda 32.3 and Bhagavadgita 7.20 reject idol worship?

  • Chapter 8

What is called Adhibhuta (Matter)?

Contradictory statements in the Bhagavatam and Bhagavad-Gita?

Did Swami Vivekananda, Paramhamsa Yogananda, & Osho Rajneesh really attain Moksha according to Vedic scriptures?

Where are Madhvacharya's Puranic quotes describing the path to Moksha?

What happens to a person's Karma if he attains salvation at the time of his death?

Is every Jeeva "eternal" like the ultimate God (nirguna Brahman) or "temporary" within cycle?

What is Krsna Paksh( Darkness) & Sukla Paksh(Brightness) in Bhagavad Gita?

Which Scriptures say that by chanting Lord's name during the time of one's death one can attain "Moksha"?

Is the "I / Me" beyond "Brahman"?

Interpreting Bhagavad Gita verse 8.16

  • Chapter 9

Why Jesus Isu Christ, Guru Nanak, Buddha and Muhammad should not be considered as Lord Vishnu's avatars?

I am confused between two shlokas of the Bhagvad Geeta, Bg 9.23 & Bg 9.25

What is the meaning of "supreme personality of godhead"

Worship of one god and worship of Shri Ram

Why some Hindu Scriptures are against women?

Does Geeta have gender and caste discrimination verses?

  • Chapter 10

Krishna said in Bhagawad Gita that He is Rama among the weapon wielders. Whom was He referring to Rama (or) Parasurama?

Why did Sri Krishna say he was VAJRA among weapons?

Why is Indra called vAsava?

Why did Sri Krishna say he is Indra among Devatas?

Why Marichi is called Maruts?

Why Krishna says He is Sama Veda among Vedas in Bhagavad Gita?

If Brahman is everything, then why does Krishna (Brahman) describe himself as "best of things" in Bhagavadgita?

How and when did Arjuna conquer sleep?

How does dvaita theory counteract/explain BG 10:20

Why Lord Krishna says he is Bhrigu in sages?

  • Chapter 11

Is Hinduism religious philosophy mono-theistic (Paratma) or bi-theistic (Prakriti and Purush)?

How is 'Vishwa Virat Swaroop' of Lord Krishna described in Mahabharata?

Did Sri Krishna really show Viswarupa Darshan to Arjuna or was it merely a projection of Arjuna's mind?

  • Chapter 12

Why does Krishna consider/believe the devotee who worship him as saguna superior than who worship as nirguna?

  • Chapter 13

Chapter-13, Verse-34: Why Lord Krishna says "... Sun alone lightens the whole universe ..."?

What is the seed of desire as per scripture?

  • Chapter 14

BG 14.8 - What is the source of the scriptural definition of "mode of ignorance"?

  • Chapter 15

How do the Bhagavad Gita and the Brahma Sutras refer to each other?

More information about the idea of Asvattha, the tree of transmigration found in Chapter 15 of Bhagavad Gita

What is the "param dhama" that Lord Krishna refers to in Bhagavadgita

  • Chapter 16

  • Chapter 17

  • Chapter 18

What is the difference between sacrifice (yajna) and charity (dana)?

What is 'Tapa' in Hinduism?

Why does only Uppiliappan have "Mam Ekam Saranam Vraja" written on his hand?

How does the non-believer profit from the Bhagavat Gita?

What are the major texts of Shaivites?

How do I know what the will of God is, if I want to surrender to it?

Prapatti-Yog (Surrender) is higher than Bhakti ,Karma & Gyan Yog?

How Four Natures created which are described in Bhagavad Gita?

What is the Yogeshwara form of God Vishnu?

"Sarva Dharman Parityejya Mamekam Sharanam Vraja..." in Shiva Gita?

Explanation of SrimadBhagwadGita verse 18.66

How many types of Vaishnava Charama Shloka(s) exist?

So people don't seem to have much interest in - Chapters 6, 16, and 17.


Vyasa's Brahma Sutras

So no Sutras in Adhyaya 4 Pada 2 have been asked about so far. I may remedy that though!

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