Category: Bhagavad Gita

Characteristics of a Sattvik Doer

मुक्तसङ्गोऽनहंवादी धृत्युत्साहसमन्वितः । सिद्ध्यसिद्ध्योर्निर्विकारः कर्ता सात्त्विक उच्यते ॥२६॥ mukta-saṅgo ’nahaṁ-vādī dhṛty-utsāha-samanvitaḥ siddhy-asiddhyor nirvikāraḥ kartā sāttvika ucyate Free from attachment and without egotism, endowed with firmness and enthusiasm, unaffected by success or failure– such a doer (Kartā) is said to be Sāttvika. 26 Comment – A person of Sāttvika nature is free from both attachment and […]

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. […]

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 […]

Something New

That which conduces an action to accomplishment, that which gives birth to an action is called a “kaarak”  (Doership).  In “Doerships” (kaarakas), the “Doer”  (kartaa), the nominative is important; because all actions depend on the doer (kartaa).  Acts of doing (kaarakas) are only aids (supporters) in the accomplishment of actions, but the “Doer” is independent.  In the “Doer” the consciousness […]

Gita Jayanti Message

Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the immortal message emanated from the lotus lips of Lord Himself. For centuries Gita has been held in reverence by saints and scholars all over the world. The eternal teachings of Gita are universal and for the welfare of all, embracing humanity. Gita stands as a beacon light for the salvation […]

Way to Everlasting Peace ( Nov 28, 2018)

When person becomes free of desire, longing, sense of ‘mine’ and ‘me’, he experience sustaining state of peace in him. The root cause is the ego or sense of ‘I’. After letting go of all other things, the ego still remains. Once the sense of ego (‘I’) goes then it is possible to let go […]