Month: November 2020

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]