Significance of Satsang

Just as we are alive due to eating food, or else we would die, similarly by listening to “satsang” (association with Truth) the inner spiritual body of an aspirant stays alive, it remains strong,  or else it becomes weak.   Therefore daily one should do satsang.  There is never satiation with satsang.  Just as why […]

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Gita’s Sharanagati – 5 (Refuge in the Lord!)

All sins and sorrow take place when one turns away from God.   Turning away from God is the worst of all sins, and to turn towards God is the greatest of all virtues.   Therefore the Lord says –   Sanmukh hoyi jeev mohi jabahi | Janma koti agh naasahin tabahin ||   (Manas.  Sunder.  44/1)The […]

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Gita’s Sharanagati – 4 (Refuge in the Lord!)

Sarvadharmaan parityajya maamekam sharanam vraj | Aham tvaa sarvapaapebhyo mokshayishyaami maa suchah ||  (Gita 18/66) “Give up dependence on all duties and surrender completely to Me.   Seek refuge in Me alone.  I shall liberate you from all sins,  grieve not.”   After sharing these two verses,  the Lord said, that do not reveal this highest […]

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Gita’s Sharanagati – 3 (Refuge in the Lord!)

Arjuna first told the Lord that “I have taken refuge in You,   please advice me”,   but immediately thereafter he says “I will not fight”  saying so Arjuna became quite –   “Na yotsya iti govindamuktvaa tushnim babhoova ha”  (Gita 2/9). Lord did not think this to be proper, but He did not say anything. […]

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Gita’s Sharanagati – 2 (Refuge in the Lord!)

Gita begins with “Sharanagati”  (taking refuge) and ends with “Sharanagati“.  Lord Krishna and Arjuna were together all the time.  In Srimad Bhagavat,  Arjuna says  –  Shayyaasanaatanvikathnbhojanaadi – shvaikyaad vayasya rutvaaniti vipralabdhah |sakhyuh sakheva pitruvattnayasya sarvam sehe mahaan mahitayaa kumater dham me ||   (Srimad Bhagwat 1/15/19)   “While sleeping, sitting, wandering, chit-chatting,  and eating with Lord Krishna,  I […]

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Gita’s Sharanagati (Refuge in the Lord!)

In Gita, God has elaborated on various disciplines to attain Him.   There is no method, solution, that is left out by which man can attain His salvation.  The talks that can be shared by various mouths,  have been conveyed by Lord’s own mouth !  Thus Shridhar Swami a translator and commentator of Gitaji,  has […]

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