Month: February 2021

Gita on Supreme State and Duty

यावानर्थ उदपाने सर्वतः संप्लुतोदके। तावान्सर्वेषु वेदेषु ब्राह्मणस्य विजानतः॥४६॥ yāvān artha uda-pāne, sarvataḥ samplutodake tāvān sarveṣu vedeṣu, brāhmaṇasya vijānataḥ As on obtaining a reservoir of water flooded from all sides, there is no use of a small tank of water. Likewise, an enlightened being who has knowledge of Brāhma, who has experienced the ultimate reality (described […]

Gita on Performing Selfless Actions

त्रैगुण्यविषया वेदा निस्त्रैगुण्यो भवार्जुन । निर्द्वन्द्वो नित्यसत्त्वस्थो निर्योगक्षेम आत्मवान् ॥४५॥ trai-guṇya-viṣayā vedā, nistrai-guṇyo bhavārjuna nirdvandvo nitya-sattva-stho, niryoga-kṣema ātmavān O Arjuna, the Vedas enumerate the three Guṇas (attributes of Prakṛti) and their evolutes.  Transcend the three Guṇas and rise above the dualities (pairs of opposites) such as attachment and aversion, and become established in Eternal Existence […]

EQUANIMITY IN GITA – 2

यामिमां पुष्पितां वाचं प्रवदन्त्यविपश्चितः। वेदवादरताः पार्थ नान्यदस्तीति वादिनः॥४२॥ कामात्मानः स्वर्गपरा जन्मकर्मफलप्रदाम्। क्रियाविशेषबहुलां भोगैश्वर्यगतिं प्रति॥४३॥ yām imāṁ puṣpitāṁ vācaṁ, pravadanty avipaścitaḥ veda-vāda-ratāḥ pārtha, nānyad astīti vādinaḥ kāmātmānaḥ svarga-parā, janma-karma-phala-pradām Kriyā-viśeṣa-bahulāṁ, bhogaiśvarya-gatiṁ prati O Pārtha (Arjuna), those who are obsessed by desires, who look upon heaven as the supreme goal, and are devoted to the letter of […]

Something Noteworthy about Equanimity in Gita – 1

नेहाभिक्रमनाशोऽस्ति प्रत्यवायो न विद्यते । स्वल्पमप्यस्य धर्मस्य त्रायते महतो भयात् ॥४०॥ nehābhikrama-nāśo ’sti, pratyavāyo na vidyate sv-alpam apy asya dharmasya, trāyate mahato bhayāt In this path Samatā (Equanimity or discipline of Karmayoga), there is no loss of effort though one may have just made a beginning, nor is there fear of contrary result. Even a […]

Different Ways of Worship with their Fruit in the Gita – Part 1

govindaacaarya devaanaam pitrnaam yaksaraksasaam upaasanaa ca bhootaanaam phalamproktam tu bhaavatah In the Gita there is (either detailed or brief) description of the worship of God, preceptors, gods, manes, demi-gods-demons and ghost-evil spirits etc. with its reward as – (1) Four types of devotees – the man seeking worldly possessions, the distressed, the seeker of knowledge […]