ESSENCE OF GITA (GITA SAAR) – PART 2

Chapter 10 ­ – In this world wherever one sees something exceptional and wondrous, something extraordinarily special, something magnificent, something prominent, something with enormous power etc. consider all these to be only God’s and remain in remembrance of only God. ­

Chapter 11 ­ – By considering this world to be God’s divine form (manifestation), every man is capable of realizing God’s Universal form (Viraat Swaroop) ­

Chapter 12 ­– The one who with his body, senses, mind, intellect, and entire being, surrenders his Self (Swayam) to God, that man is dear to God. ­

Chapter 13 ­- In this world there is only the one Supreme Element (Paramatma tattva) that is worth knowing. On knowing this Ultimate Consciousness, one can realize immortality. ­

Chapter 14 ­ – To be released from the bondage of this world, it is essential to rise above the three modes of nature – Sattwa (goodness), Rajas (high activity, passion), Tamas (ignorance). A man can get beyond these three modes of nature, this material existence, through single­minded exclusive devotion. ­

Chapter 15 ­- In this world the main benefactor, the praiseworthy Personality and Ultimate One is only God. Believing this implicitly and whole­heartedly, one should engage in devotion and worship of God. ­

Chapter 16 ­- It is only through evil propensities and ill conduct that a human being gets caught, hurled in the cycle of birth and death and experiences sorrow. To break away from this cycle, it is indispensable to give up evil propensities and unrighteousness. ­

Chapter 17 ­– Whatever auspicious work performed with deep faith and conviction, man must commence it first by remembering God and reciting His Holy Name.

Chapter 18 ­-The essence of all the scriptures is the Vedas, the essence of the Vedas is Upanishads, and the essence of the Upanishads is the Gita, and the essence of the Gita is “sharanagati” (taking refuge in God). The one who with a firm resolve and with implicit faith, exclusively takes refuge in God, God releases him from all sins.

From “Saar Sangrah” and “Bhagwan Aaj ji Mil Sakte Hai” in Hindi by Swami Ramsukhdasji.

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