SBG 4:38 न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते | तत्स्वयं योगसंसिद्धः कालेनात्मनि विन्दति || ४ ३८ || na hi gnyaanena sadrisham pavitra-miha vidhyathe tath-svayam yoga-samsiddhah kaalenaath-mani vindati (SBG 4:38) There is certainly nothing more purifying than knowledge. He who is perfect in Yoga finds it in the Self in due course of time.
SBG 6:05 उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् | आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मनः || ६ ५ || uddhare-daat-manaat-maanam naat-maanam-avasaa-dayet atmaiva hyaat-mano bandhur- aatmaiva ripur-aatmanaha (SBG 6:05) You must lift yourself with your own mind and should not degrade yourself. The mind is a friend as well as the enemy of the Self.
SBG 10:20 अहमात्मा गुडाकेश सर्वभूताशयस्थितः | अहमादिश्च मध्यं च भूतानामन्त एव च || १० २० || ahamaatmaa gudaakesha sarva-bhootaa-shayas-thitaha ahamaadish-cha madhyam cha bhootaa-naam-anta eva cha (SBG 10:20) I am the Self, O Gudakesha (Arjuna), situated within all living entities. I am the origin, the middle and also the end of all beings.
SBG 13:02 (13:3 in some editions) क्षेत्रज्ञं चापि मां विद्धि सर्वक्षेत्रेषु भारत | क्षेत्रक्षेत्रज्ञयोर्ज्ञानं यत्तज्ज्ञानं मतं मम || १३ २ || kshetrajnam chaapi maam viddhi sarva kshetreshu bhaarata kshetra-kshetrajnayor-jnaanam yattat-jnaanam matam mama (SBG 13:02) You should know that the Kshetrajna or the embodied Self in all bodies or Kshetras is Me, O Arjuna. Knowing about the Kshetra and the Kshetrajnas is called knowledge.
The ‘thread’ of existence – The one who comprehends this attains instantaneous spiritual, intellectual and emotional freedom, and above all peace.
Irrespective of the difficulties or obstacles you encounter in life, the foremost task you might want to undertake prior to seeking solutions would be to overcome the CURSE OF DUALITY by PURGING YOUR MIND of all baseless fears, beliefs and assumptions that may be currently dictating your thoughts.
Those who propagate the concept of duality lack an understanding of both Vedanta and the principles of science and rationality. Their influence on society has been immeasurable and harmful. The naive and intellectual notion of unquestioningly believing in the existence of a separate divine being is a leading cause of major conflicts, wars, genocides, and other atrocious events throughout human history. Individual beliefs often clash, leading to deep-rooted conflicts that can endure for centuries. Nowhere in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita does Krishna instruct Arjuna to blindly believe in anything or seek His favour through prayer. Nowhere does Krishna advocate for performing absurd goal-oriented rituals. Such actions carried out in the name of religion, Bhakti, or tradition contradict one of the core teachings of KarmaYoga in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.
SBG 2:47 कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || २ ४७ || You only have the right to work, but never to claim its results. The results of your actions should never be your motive but at the same time, you should not be attached to inaction.
Watch the Advaitaanubhava video given below to gain more clarity on this matter.
Consider this: Just as a wave emerges from the ocean and temporarily assumes its own form and identity, it always remains connected to and inseparable from the ocean.
Likewise, all living beings and inanimate objects are similar to waves, as they too arise from the vast ocean of existence and adopt transient names and forms, only to return to their original state of oneness with the entirety of existence or Brahman.
Physical beings are mere assemblages of cells organised in various ways that determine their structure and function. However, the true Self is the same omnipresent Paramatma, Brahman, or the entity known as Krishna, without whom nothing can either exist or not exist.
The false belief of separation from the whole is the root cause of mental distress and unease in life. These deeply ingrained beliefs, though difficult to uproot, can be overcome within a short span of time if one truly opens their inner eye of reason.
SBG 6:29 सर्वभूतस्थमात्मानं सर्वभूतानि चात्मनि | ईक्षते योगयुक्तात्मा सर्वत्र समदर्शनः || ६ २९ || A yogi whose Self is united with Divine Consciousness sees the Self abiding in all beings and all beings in the Self. Such a person sees the same everywhere.
SBG 10:20 अहमात्मा गुडाकेश सर्वभूताशयस्थितः | अहमादिश्च मध्यं च भूतानामन्त एव च || १० २० || I am the Self, O Gudakesha (Arjuna), situated within all living entities. I am the origin, the middle and also the end of all beings.
SBG 13:27 (or 28 in some editions) समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् | विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं यः पश्यति स पश्यति || १३ २७ || The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Atman or Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally in all beings – the unperishing within the perishing.
SBG 13:28 (or 29 in some editions) समं पश्यन्हि सर्वत्र समवस्थितमीश्वरम् | न हिनस्त्यात्मनात्मानं ततो याति परां गतिम् || १३ २८ || Such a person perceives the same Supreme Divinity or Bhagavan dwelling equally everywhere, and he does not degrade his own spiritual well-being by mistaking his ego to be the Self like the way ignorant people do. He, therefore, reaches the highest goal.
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Let go of the chains that hold you back and open your mind to the infinite wisdom that surrounds us. Join us on this transformative journey as we unveil the profound insights and timeless teachings of Dattatreya’s 24 Gurus. Expand your consciousness, find inspiration, and embark on a path of self-realisation by learning from the magnificent world of nature.
This is something that I feel I should keep reminding people again and again. All of Vedanta is to help you learn to master your mind, and that’s it. No afterlife, heaven, Vaikunta, and things like that.
Everything exists only until your mind exists. Great sages have said that moksha is not what you get after death, but when you are alive and conscious. It is ‘dying’ while alive – meaning completely disconnecting any sort of identity or attachment towards one’s body. This does not mean do not care for your body! Like in my ‘Car Analogy’ video, treat the body the way you treat your car, especially if it is a premium luxury car. Take excellent care of it because only then will your journey be comfortable. But the thing is, do not think you are the car! Because you are not the car!
I keep saying this because reading scriptures can sometimes cause people to drift into duality. When one does drift into duality, all the intellectual knowledge gained through studying Vedanta is lost. Most babas teach people to believe in duality so that it is easy to control them and have them as followers.
Today, after so many decades of turmoil I have faced, life threats that I have been through, I can say with confidence that I am literally living in ‘heaven’. The state of mind that I am in cannot be achieved through wealth, fame or power, but only through knowledge.
I am immersed in the NOW to such an extent that I hardly feel or realise so many years have passed by and are passing by.
There is nothing permanent to gain other than knowledge. There is nothing higher than knowledge.
SBG 4:38 “There is certainly nothing more purifying than knowledge. He who is perfect in Yoga finds it in the Self in due course of time.”
Introductory Note: Please note that the following story is an inspired and fictional tale associated with Franz Kafka. While its authenticity cannot be verified, it carries a powerful message that resonates with readers. This story aims to explore the enduring nature of love and the importance of human connection.
Introduction to Franz Kafka: Franz Kafka (1883-1924) was a renowned writer known for his introspective and thought-provoking literary works. His writings often delved into themes of existentialism, alienation, and the complexities of human existence. While Kafka’s stories often depicted a sense of absurdity and the struggles of individuals in the face of a chaotic world, his works continue to captivate readers with their profound insights into the human condition.
One day, the renowned writer, Franz Kafka, found himself strolling through a park in Berlin. As he walked, he noticed a young girl sitting on a bench, tears streaming down her face. Concerned, Kafka approached her and gently inquired about her distress. The girl, heartbroken, explained that she had lost her favourite doll and couldn’t find it anywhere. Touched by her sorrow, Kafka offered his assistance, and together they embarked on a search for the lost doll.
They scoured every corner of the park, but their efforts proved fruitless. Realising that finding the doll might not be possible, Kafka sought to console the girl differently. He told her to meet him in the park the next day, promising that he would return with news from the doll.
The following day, Kafka handed the girl a letter, that he said was written by the lost doll. In the letter, the doll expressed its adventures and the wonders it encountered on a journey to explore the world.
With each subsequent meeting, Kafka delighted the girl with more letters, each brimming with captivating stories that captured the doll’s extraordinary experiences. Time passed, and Kafka eventually presented the girl with a new doll, one that resembled her lost companion.
However, the girl remarked that it looked different. Sensing her confusion, Kafka handed her a final letter from the doll. In this letter, the doll shared that its travels had changed it and taught it valuable lessons.
Years went by, and one day, the girl, now grown, discovered a tiny letter tucked away inside the doll. It was a letter signed by Kafka himself.
In those heartfelt words, Kafka conveyed the profound truth that everything we cherish may be lost, but what truly matters is the nature, values, and character that reside within us.
People can change, physically and emotionally, and may come and go in our lives, but the power of selfless love endures.
In the presence of selfless love, individuals emit an aura that draws others towards them, attracting good people into their lives.And even if circumstances separate you from loved ones, that love always finds a way to return in some form or another. It may manifest in new relationships, unexpected acts of kindness, or the lasting impact you have on those you encounter.
It may manifest in new relationships, unexpected acts of kindness, or the lasting impact you have on those you encounter.
“The Girl at the Park” beautifully portrays the transformative power of love and the profound significance of human values in human connections. While its historical authenticity remains uncertain, the story carries a timeless message that resonates with people of all ages. It serves as a poignant reminder that our genuine essence transcends physicality and material possessions, residing instead within the very nature, values, and character that shape us.
Genuine love extends far beyond mere possession; it flourishes through appreciation, genuine well-wishing, and the recognition that people and circumstances inevitably change. While individuals may enter and exit our lives, the enduring power of selfless love continues to leave an indelible mark. Throughout life’s journey, you encounter separations that evoke a range of emotions, including sadness, confusion, and longing.
Nevertheless, within these moments of challenge, lies the prospect to embark on an alternative path, one illuminated by understanding, compassion, and personal growth. Rather than harbouring negative sentiments like self-hate, depression, or even animosity towards those who have moved away from your life, you can choose to cultivate acceptance and understanding. Instead of dwelling on what has been lost, shift your focus to cherishing the lessons learned, and the beautiful moments shared.
By adopting the perspective that every person and event we encounter in life has the potential to teach us something new, even those experiences that are initially unpleasant can become opportunities for growth and personal development.
By expressing gratitude for the people, possessions, and circumstances that have impacted your life, you acknowledge their importance and at the same time, create a space for healing and evolving.
While navigating through separations, it is crucial to acknowledge that both you and others are continuously evolving and undergoing personal growth. By embracing this reality and relinquishing attachments, you can find solace in the knowledge that love, in its purest form, endures.
The journey of love teaches you to reflect, accept, and adapt. While separations may alter the dynamics of your relationships, they do not and should not diminish the love that was once shared. Instead, they present opportunities for personal growth and the opening of new doors. Love serves as a reminder to cherish the profound influence that connections hold in your life, even when the physical presence of those connections may be absent.
By sharing this story, my intent is to inspire people, particularly those who have undergone separations, to navigate through such difficult times with grace and understanding. I encourage the development of a mindset that applies to not only handling separations from individuals but also dealing with the loss of wealth, possessions, or social status. Cultivating a balanced mind enables individuals to embrace acceptance and promotes personal growth. Embrace the transformative power of love, allowing it to mend your heart in moments of pain, illuminate your path during times of despondency, and reveal new possibilities that enrich your life with greater value.
In the depths of selfless love, you discover the strength to navigate life’s challenges, forge meaningful connections, and move forward with a profound sense of purpose.
Join together in celebrating the profound beauty of human connection, the remarkable strength of the human spirit, and the unwavering presence of selfless love in your life. May it always remind you that even amidst the ever-changing tides of life, the power of selfless love remains steadfast, enriching your inner SELF with solace, empathy, and the endless possibilities of fresh starts.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life, where you hold the pen to rewrite your own narrative. Embrace this transformative power and craft a tale of brilliance, passion, and unwavering purpose that resonates with the depths of your true inner SELF.
“I do this because this is what my elders have been doing,” is a typical argument given by people, who either do not have the inclination to learn and evolve, or have been trained to never ask questions.
In today’s world, it seems like everything is becoming more complicated than it needs to be. People are drifting away from the core Vedanta philosophy and creating their own sub-organisations and communities, often confusing children and youth about what is truly important in life.
Organised religions have taken advantage of this confusion by capitalising on people’s ignorance of Vedanta, and their desire to find meaning and purpose. They shame children and youth who come from a Dharmic background, of which Vedanta is at the pinnacle. Instead of focusing on the core philosophy of Vedanta, people are getting caught up in the beliefs of foreign religions, which have crept into their consciousness.
The Srimad Bhagavad Gita provides a perfect layout for a productive and fulfilling life, but unfortunately, many people do not fully understand its philosophy. Instead, through social media posts and videos, they are subliminally and also directly forced to fully believe in duality so that the gullible youth could become members of their large organisations. Most such organisations preach messages that are contrary to the teachings of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.
It is time for people to start simplifying their lives and focusing on the core philosophy of Vedanta. We need to get back to basics and teach our children and youth the true meaning of dharma. By doing so, we can create a world that is more peaceful, harmonious, and fulfilling.
For those who have an open mind and are interested in learning more about the highest philosophy and science of Vedanta, there are resources available to help. Videos, books, and other materials can be found online, providing a wealth of information and knowledge about this ancient philosophy.
Let us all work together to simplify our lives and focus on what truly matters. By doing so, we can create a better world for ourselves, our children, and future generations to come.
This video is meant for people, who have an open mind and would like to experience and learn more about the highest philosophy and science of Vedanta.
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Complete freedom cannot be attained until one is freed from the clutches of duality. Unfortunately, the internet is infested with numerous pseudo-spiritual individuals who preach nonsensical teachings and succeed due to the ignorance of the masses. It’s astonishing to see so-called ‘spiritual gurus’ spout complete gibberish on stage, some of whom proudly claim to have never even read any spiritual texts, and educated people flocking in hoards at the feet of such people.
What else but ignorance could be the cause of such asinine mass behaviour?
As a person, who has been on the edge of life a number of times, and as one who never tended to believe anything without proper evidence or a rational explanation, I decided a couple of decades ago to delve deep into the priceless Vedic scriptures. After in-depth studies and enormous experience counselling thousands of people, I have taken it up as my life’s mission to encourage and enable as many people as possible to actually read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita for themselves at least once in their lifetime. My aim is to simplify Vedanta philosophy so that people can comprehend it and achieve freedom. My upcoming videos will further shed light on the harm caused by dualistic and theistic beliefs and the way they have affected harmony in society.
The seemingly harmless and serene term “belief” should not be overlooked, as it has been the root cause of enormous wars and even genocide throughout history and continues to be in the present. It’s the firm conviction that one group holds towards an ideology or individual that has resulted in atrocities against those with contrasting beliefs. Individuals who hold strong beliefs are bound to clash with those who do not share the same convictions, ultimately leading to conflicts.
Whereas, Vedanta is neither a dogma nor any belief system, and there is no concept of a personal being residing in the heavens watching over everyone. It’s unfortunate that the masses are so engrossed in their dualistic thinking that they are unaware of the vast knowledge of Vedic and Vedanta scriptures easily available on the internet. It’s disheartening to see innocent children being indoctrinated with beliefs in tales and fables that are, in fact, meant to be seen allegoricalically, hindering their natural ability to learn and evolve.
Begin your journey by reading and comprehending the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, which offers a methodical approach to shedding the layers of ignorance accumulated over extended periods when duality was preached, practised, and even imposed by some.
Use your intellect and at least attempt to study Vedanta. Start with the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Need help? Just contact me, your friend, for assistance.
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In this video, I explain how duality and dualism are the root causes of superstitions. The false belief that there is something separate from the all-pervading Atman that resides in every being leads to irrational fears and superstitions. This leads to the mushrooming of pseudo-religious cults, organisations, ‘babas’, ‘ammas’, and all such factors that will not only ensure a life full of fear, anguish, weakness, and subservience but can guarantee a fearful death, whenever it should happen.
Can’t people, who claim to be educated, read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita on their own in a language of their choice? It takes hardly four hours to read it once. Why isn’t it a regular practice in regular ‘Dharmic’ families to teach children the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, at least the ten principal Upanishads, Tripura Rahasya, and other such crucial Vedantic scriptures? Why do people of the Sanatana Dharma who are fortunate to be born in families that did not convert to any organised religion not be helped to acquire the Supreme knowledge of the Self, which can be so easily imparted by leading them towards Vedanta?
In this video, I delve into the concept of Vedanta, the highest form of Vedic studies, which provides the ultimate rational explanation for existence and non-existence. It would be advisable for anyone to first work on finding out who he or she is before attempting to know the world.
The two core lessons that can be learned from the Srimad Bhagavad Gita are Nishkama Karma or selfless work, and Atmagnyaana or the knowledge of the SELF. By recognising the divine nature in every being and treating everyone equally, we can follow the path to ultimate bliss, peace, and fulfillment in life.
SBG 13:27 (28 in some editions) समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् | विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं यः पश्यति स पश्यति || १३ २७ || samam sarveshu bhooteshu tisht-hantam parameshvaram vinashyatsva-vinashyantam yah pashyati sa pashyati (SBG 13:27) The person who truly sees is the one who sees the Supreme Soul or Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally in all beings – the unperishing within the perishing.
Almost everyone usually strives to find the means to live a comfortable life with all their bare necessities met, after which, they indulge in seeking pleasure. This stage includes fulfilling their desires, above all, satisfying their ego. It is in this stage when emotions take over and people tend to form groups of people who think similarly. They disown or separate themselves from those varying ideas or opinions. Different religions, and various denominations within the same religion, grow individually stronger and inimical with each other.
In my video titled ‘The Two Truths of Life’, I explained that there is nothing apart from the two truths of life, which are living and dying. If someone tells you that you are superior to others, you can be absolutely sure that you are being misled into a path that will certainly destroy you.
Do not get fooled by pseudo-gurus. No one is superior or inferior, but all are equally Divine. Remember the Shlokas below
विद्याविनयसंपन्ने ब्राह्मणे गवि हस्तिनि | शुनि चैव श्वपाके च पण्डिताः समदर्शिनः || ५ १८ || vidyaa-vinaya-sampanne braahmaNe gavi hastini shuni chaiva shvapaake cha panditaaha samadarshinaha (SBG 5:18) People who are wise treat equally, a learned and humble Brahmin, a cow, an elephant, and even a person who cooks and eats dog meat.
सर्वभूतस्थमात्मानं सर्वभूतानि चात्मनि | ईक्षते योगयुक्तात्मा सर्वत्र समदर्शनः || ६ २९ || sarva bhootas-thamaat-maanam sarva-bhootaani chaatmani eekshate yoga-yuktaatmaa sarvatra sama-darshanaha (SBG 6:29) A yogi whose Self is united with Divine Consciousness, sees the Self abiding in all beings and all beings in the Self. Such a person sees the same everywhere.
समं सर्वेषु भूतेषु तिष्ठन्तं परमेश्वरम् | विनश्यत्स्वविनश्यन्तं यः पश्यति स पश्यति || १३ २७ || samam sarveshu bhooteshu tisht-hantam parameshvaram vinashyatsva-vinashyantam yah pashyati sa pashyati (SBG 13:27 or 28 in some editions) The person who truly sees is the one who sees Parameshvar, the Supreme Self or Supreme Bhagavan, existing equally in all beings – the unperishing within the perishing.
The Solution is VASUDHEIVA KUTUMBAKAM
The world is one (large) family
This is Shloka VI:72 from Mahopanishad in the Sama Veda.
उदारचरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्। भावाभावविनिर्मुक्तं जरामरणवर्जितम् ॥ udaaracharitaanaam tu vasudheiva kutumbakam bhaavaabhaava-vinirmuktam jaraamaraNa-vivarjitam The earth is the home of those of noble character. It is free from all emotions and feelings, and is free from old age and death.
The phrase Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam comprises three Sanskrit words, namely Vasudhaa (referring to the earth or world), iva (meaning ‘like’), and kutumbakam (which connotes a large or extended family).
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Shlokas SBG 5:10, 11, 12
SBG 5:10 ब्रह्मण्याधाय कर्माणि सङ्गं त्यक्त्वा करोति यः | लिप्यते न स पापेन पद्मपत्रमिवाम्भसा || ५ १० || brahmanyaaidhaaya karmaaNi sangam tyaktvaa karoti yaha lipyate na sa paapena padmapatra-mivaambhasaa (SBG 5:10) One who dedicates all his actions to the Supreme Brahman/Bhagavan and gives up all attachment to his works, is untouched by sin, just as a lotus leaf is unaffected by water. —————————— SBG 5:11 कायेन मनसा बुद्ध्या केवलैरिन्द्रियैरपि | योगिनः कर्म कुर्वन्ति सङ्गं त्यक्त्वात्मशुद्धये || ५ ११ || kaayena manasaa buddhyaa kevalair-indriyair-api yoginaha karma kurvanti sangam tyaktvaat mashuddhaye (SBG 5:11) In order to attain mental purity, Yogis give up all attachment and perform action with their body, mind, intellect or even merely with their senses. —————————— SBG 5:12 युक्तः कर्म फलं त्यक्त्वा शान्तिमाप्नोति नैष्ठिकीम् | अयुक्तः कामकारेण फले सक्तो निबध्यते || ५ १२ || yuktaha karmaphalam tyaktvaa shaanti-maapnoti naisht-hikeem ayuktaha kaamakaareNa phale sakto nibadhyate (SBG 5:12) One who has renounced all attachments to the results of actions attains the highest levels of peace, whereas those who are prompted by the desire for the results of their actions, are unsteady and are not free.
O mighty-armed one, renunciation is difficult to achieve without yoga. However, a contemplative person who is steadfast in yoga can quickly attain the eternal Brahman.
योगयुक्तो विशुद्धात्मा विजितात्मा जितेन्द्रियः | सर्वभूतात्मभूतात्मा कुर्वन्नपि न लिप्यते || ५ ७ ||
sarva bhootaatma bhootaatmaa
kurvannapi na lipyate (5:07)
A person, who is devoted to the path of selfless action, has a pure mind or a purified soul, has his body and senses under control, is compassionate to all living beings and sees his Self in them, although engaged in work, is never in bondage.
Simple translation without lengthy and boring lectures! Flush your mind of duality/dualism, and attain Complete Freedom.
Use your MIND as a Churning Stick and realise your TRUE DIVINE SELF!
Amritabindu Upanishad in the Krishna Yajur Veda. Simple translation without lengthy and boring lectures! Flush your mind of duality/dualism.
The amazing Upanishad is for true seekers and not for those who have been trained to believe in myths, dogmas, or other belief systems.
The Amritabindu Upanishad is one of the shortest Upanishads and one of the five ‘Bindu’ Upanishads. The allegory of a fire churn is used in this Upanishad to encourage seekers to ‘churn’ using the mind as the churning rope to realise the Ultimate Truth of the Formless, Eternal, and All-pervading SELF or Brahman.
All fears, worries, anger, envy, hatred, and all such negative feelings have one source – DUALITY, which is a curse on humankind and the very tool used to manipulate the minds of the masses and enslave them permanently.
Do you consider yourself to be a true seeker and not some blind believer in myths and legends that are in fact meant to serve as means to transmit great spiritual knowledge through generations? If yes, this short video should help you achieve great clarity in your mind. If your answer is no, this video can be a great eye-opener for you and help you start working on learning to overpower the chief troublemaker in your mind, namely, duality.
By following the path of Vedanta taught in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads, one can experience an intellectually and spiritually fulfilling journey that leads to a state of inner calm, peace, and bliss that persists forever.
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Arjuna said: O Krishna, you praise renunciation of all actions, and then you talk about devotional Service or Yoga. Please tell me for sure, which one of the two is better.
संन्यासः कर्मयोगश्चनिःश्रेयसकरावुभौ |
तयोस्तु कर्मसंन्यासात्कर्मयोगो विशिष्यते || ५ २ ||
Sri Bhagavaan uvaacha:
tayostu karma sannyaasaat
karmayogo vishishyate (SBG 5:02)
Bhagavan Shri Krishna said: Renunciation and the Yoga of performing selfless action both lead to liberation. But among the two, the Yoga of performing selfless action is superior to the Yoga of renunciation of action.
ज्ञेयः स नित्यसंन्यासी यो न द्वेष्टि न काङ्क्षति |
निर्द्वन्द्वो हि महाबाहो सुखं बन्धात्प्रमुच्यते || ५ ३ ||
gnyeyaha sa nityasannyaasi
yo na dveshti na kaangkshati
nirdvandvo hi mahaabaaho
sukham bandhaat pramuchyate (SBG 5:03)
A person who neither hates nor desires the results of his actions is known to be a Sanyasi or one who has renounced everything. Such a person is free from dualities and is therefore liberated from material bondage.
Please read the text below before watching the video.
If you want something, the only place you can find it is within yourSELF, using your own mental power. That’s what Krishna said in SBG 6:5.
उद्धरेदात्मनात्मानं नात्मानमवसादयेत् | आत्मैव ह्यात्मनो बन्धुरात्मैव रिपुरात्मनः || ६ ५ || uddhare-daat-manaat-maanam naat-maanam-avasaa-dayet atmaiva hyaat-mano bandhur- aatmaiva ripur-aatmanaha (SBG 6:05) You must lift yourself with your own mind and should not degrade yourself. The mind is a friend as well as the enemy of the Self.
Asking for out-of-turn divine favours has not been taught in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Remember that when there is an expectation, there is bound to be pain. This is the case even in personal relationships. By working for what you want, you either get what you worked for, or in the event you do not succeed, you would have at least gained experience.
The two prime takeaways from the Srimad Bhagavad Gita are Nishkaama Karma or selfless action, and Self-Realisation.
The pitiful situation is that most people who are undergoing severe challenges in life, believe that there is some separate external power that ‘gives’ them good or bad. Such a belief is so deep-rooted in the minds of people that it has become the baseline of almost everyone’s thought process, and it is one of the prime causes they find it hard to get solutions to their challenges.
Whereas, once you realise that there is nothing beyond the AHAM ASMI, there are two things that can happen:
You come to terms with your situation and find bliss in it,
If you are still left with excessive Rajas along with Sattva, you will think, create and work for the world’s welfare, and through that, attain the final goal
People complain, ‘Why me?’ or ‘Why are the same things happening to me again and again?’ thinking that there is someone up there who is unhappy or cross with them about the actions they did in ‘previous lifetimes’ and is causing them all the trouble. It is true that ‘past Janmas’ are usually the reason given for the good and bad in one’s life, but the fact is that character and behavioural traits stem from genetic information encoded in the linear sequence of nucleotides within DNA.
Strange as it may sound, the thought of victimhood, as a matter of fact, comes from one’s delusion of grandeur that they are separate from nature or some special being and hence are entitled to the ‘good things’ in life!
Patterns repeat simply because one’s attitude attracts certain kinds of events, situations, and people in life. This is where introspection greatly helps. It aids one in finding their traits, which they have assumed to be normal, not realising that it is exactly those traits that are ‘inviting’ those situations in their life.
Never forget that the whole of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita is about fighting this war within one’s own head.
It’s common for people to complicate things unnecessarily, isn’t it? Sadly, the Vedic Dharma, which has Vedanta at its peak, has become a ritualistic religion plagued by fake spiritual leaders and teachers.
As long as there are gullible and ignorant people, there will be manipulative individuals taking advantage of them. Fear and doubt are highly potent tools used for mass manipulation, with concepts such as duality, heaven, sin, paradise, and hell.
Even among those interested in spirituality, many lack the curiosity to explore and learn for themselves, blindly accepting anyone who looks and sounds like a spiritual leader. This wildfire of ignorance is further fanned by the theatrical costumes, hair, gait, and other such features that famous ‘godmen’ and ‘godwomen’ possess and use.
I would say that adults who force their children to believe in literal interpretations of scriptures such as the Puranas, Mahabharata, Ramayana, and even the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, cause significant damage to their intelligence, intellect, and overall psyche.
Instead, we can teach children philosophy by explaining the allegory behind each character, as I did with my son. By gaining SELF-knowledge, we can lead an enriching, fulfilling, and joyful life, free of fear and doubt, and an eternal state of mind that is full of awe and gratitude towards nature.
Vedanta is the highest stage of Vedic studies for people with questions about life, existence, and death. It’s simple to find the necessary resources online, such as PDF files of the various Upanishads.
One of my previous posts and videos titled “The two truths in life” can also help clear up impurities in the mind in the form of dualities, non-Vedantic and irrational beliefs, fears, and all kinds of negative emotions which can be highly destructive to individuals.
When seeking answers in medicine, isn’t it natural and sensible to ask a qualified and experienced medical professional rather than a sixth-grader who excels at biology? Not understanding the allegory in Vedic scriptures and taking them literally is like remaining in grade six or so and refusing to go higher.
This presentation ‘The 3 Steps to Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Bliss,’ is aimed at making things further uncomplicated to turn life into a Healthy, Happy, Peaceful, Fearless, and Fulfilling one.
DO NOT COMPLICATE LIFE! IT IS NOT WORTH YOUR LIMITED TIME!
One more thing, particularly for people above forty or so: Age is merely a number, and therefore, how young or old you feel depends purely on how and what you feel about yourself and how well you care for your body and mind. Follow the three steps and you will be fine.
It gives me great joy when someone like this person has captured the most important feature of my SBG courses – The ease to complete the entire SBG and attain the satisfaction of having done it. A comment from someone who took the A.G.E Course created and published by me on Udemy caught my attention today. The comment of that person is given below.
What you might have heard from others does not concern me but I must say the following: I am of the opinion that since you will anyway need to read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita multiple times in life, why not just aim at completing it at least once and then go for studying it in detail? Unfortunately, most people do not follow this method and go for big fat copies of the SBG sold or distributed by large ‘Gita organisations’. They do not manage to cross a couple of pages of the life-changing scripture, and they put it away either in their ‘puja room’ or any other place thinking they would open it again after they turn 60 or something! Their ignorance of the Supreme Philosophy of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita makes them believe frauds posing as great spiritual teachers, and of course, they fall for silly WhatsApp forwards that talk absolute nonsense.
When my son was approximately five or six years old, I introduced him to the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. I made sure to explain the story to him as an allegory from the start. When he turned ten years old, he astounded me by providing a synopsis of the entire Srimad Bhagavad Gita. It has had a profound impact on his character and decision-making abilities. He now values the significance of remaining composed, refraining from being swayed by emotions, rejecting flattery, and carrying out his actions with social responsibility. He will turn 19 in August 2023.
A wealth of material that I have created is accessible at no cost on my websites and YouTube channel, and is also obtainable in the form of low-priced paperbacks, audiobooks, and Udemy courses.
Have you noticed that people who usually teach ‘spiritual stuff’ are mostly dressed in a particular way, speak in a certain style, and pretend to know everything? They belittle others, create their own stories and concepts, have strange markings on their faces, wear flowing robes and move around in the company of wealthy people, and claim that theirs is the only way to salvation.
Such people thrive primarily due to the ignorance of the masses, which stems from their lack of exposure to the highest science of all sciences, namely, Vedanta.
The Upanishads of the Vedas are known as Vedanta. The term Vedanta means the peak, end or goal of the Vedas. The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is known as the nectar of the Upanishads because it takes a seeker through a systematic study of selfless and righteous action, and the realisation of the formless, timeless, eternal, and all-pervading non-dual SELF, Atma, Brahman, or Krishna.
It is ignorance of the Upanishads that leads people to take allegories in the literal sense and waste their lives in meaningless rites and rituals.
Never forget the following two crucial facts about performing any religious rite or ceremony.
All rites and rituals are done with a goal in mind, or in other words, there is some expectation or other.
Doing anything expecting results is not Nishkaama Karma and goes against SBG 2:47 कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || २ ४७ || karmaNye vaadhikaras te maa phaleshu kadaachana maa-karma-phala-hetur-bhuur- maa te sango ‘stva karmaNi (SBG 2:47) You only have the right to work, but never to claim its results. The results of your actions should never be your motive but at the same time, you should not be attached to inaction.
When Shri Adi Shankara was hardly eight years of age, he gave the Nirvaana Shatakam which summarises the whole of Advaita Vedanta in merely six Shlokas. I find it truly disturbing to observe that even after over fifteen centuries have passed, most people are still far behind compared to the thoughts and philosophy of life of the great sage when he was just a young boy. To add to the misery, there are famous self-styled ‘gurus’ who have their own cult-like following, who concoct their own stories and sell them to the ignorant masses.
Knowing, understanding and internalising the basic Truth of non-duality can be achieved very easily. This has been confirmed in Shloka SBG 9:02 राजविद्या राजगुह्यं पवित्रमिदमुत्तमम् | प्रत्यक्षावगमं धर्म्यं सुसुखं कर्तुमव्ययम् || ९ २ || raaja-vidyaa raaja-guhyam pavitra mida-muttamam pratyakshaa-vagamam dharmyam su-sukham kartu mavyayam (SBG 9:02) This is the Royal science, the supremely holy and profound secret that can be experienced directly and with ease. It is easy to practise and is everlasting.
What is the point in complicating things, making life harder and wasting it on things that are of no use to anyone?
Just as there are certain undisputable facts, such as the one that a fish can never climb a tree or a dog can never fly along with birds, it also needs to be firmly understood that THERE IS NOT, and THERE CANNOT, be anything beyond the ultimate bodiless awareness of ‘I AM’. If you have watched my video titled: ‘Unlocking the Deepest Secrets of Your TRUE SELF: The “My Car and I” Analogy’, you would have come across the mental experiment that I did many years ago when I attained the experience of ‘Aham Asmi’ – or ‘I AM’. It takes just about ten to fifteen minutes to be the true attributeless awareness or the SELF.
Please follow the steps that I have suggested and know that I have successfully carried all of them out. Like I always say, first aim to complete reading the scriptures (PDFs) that I have suggested. You will anyway need to go back to them multiple times to study them in detail, so don’t waste time trying to understand each and every Shloka before proceeding forward.
It is due to the bizarre rites and rituals, and the inability of many so-called ‘religious leaders’ to give satisfactory answers to their questions, that children and youth feel disenchanted and disinterested about anything related to the Vedic Sanatana Dharma.
It starts with all the dramatic clothing that they wear! A couple of decades ago, I used to sport a beard and long hair. My friends and I once decided to carry out a simple social experiment. I wore an orange dhoti, and applied kumkum and vibhuti on my forehead. I also wore a thick Rudraksha garland and wore no footwear. My friends and I went to a certain temple. Once we completed the darshana, we came out, and I sat on a large block of stone placed just outside the temple square. My friends sat on the ground and pretended to be my followers and sat reverentially before me. In a matter of about thirty minutes, there were at least fifty people, including some elderly women seated before me. A few of them even prostrated before me!
A week later, I decided to shave. I went back to the same place with my friend but sans my beard, the orange clothes, kumkum and vibhuti, in place of which I wore a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. I repeated the same thing that I did earlier, but this time, not only did no one sit before me, but people hardly looked towards me where I was seated.
Such is the power of the typical ‘Babaji get-up’ adorned by ‘religious and holy’ people.
The principle I follow is pretty simple. Whatever I write on my website or talk about in my videos are about things that I have already tried out and well internalised. The other thing is that whatever I say or write needs to pass the test of being acceptable to my son, who was born and raised in Europe. His strength, however, is that I introduced him to Vedanta as early as when he was five or six. At eleven, he could give a precise synopsis of the entire Srimad Bhagavad Gita in a scientific and rational manner.
My work mainly involves nudging people to wake up from their slumber of spiritual ignorance, escape mentally enslaving cultist influences, start reading and studying on their own, and quickly find a way to ultimate bliss through mental peace that stems from knowledge and understanding.
न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते | तत्स्वयं योगसंसिद्धः कालेनात्मनि विन्दति || ४ ३८ || na hi gnyaanena sadrisham pavitra-miha vidhyathe tath-svayam yoga-samsiddhah kaalenaath-mani vindati (SBG 4:38) There is certainly nothing more purifying than knowledge. He who is perfect in Yoga finds it in the Self in due course of time.
Please read below before watching the video. Thank you.
On the internet, there are numerous self-proclaimed “gurus,” “swamies,” “babas,” “ammas,” and others who loudly urge individuals to “believe” in them, in some god, tradition, and so on. They offer guidance on dealing with life’s problems, relationship issues, financial troubles, and other emotional concerns.
However, most of these supposedly “enlightened beings” fail to suggest that people should actually READ and UNDERSTAND the Srimad Bhagavad Gita or any of the Upanishads.
People love hearing stories, in part because it reminds them of their childhood, and because regardless of age, the child within them continues to live.
Asking someone to believe in something and pray to someone or something else, and request unearned favours or miracles, is like administering a strong psychedelic substance to a sick or injured person instead of attempting to aid their recovery.
What is worse is that each of these “gurus,” “swamis,” “babas,” “ammas,” and others espouse teachings that contradict one another. This leads to societal divisions such as the “my god” and “your god” problem, or the all-too-familiar “holier than thou” attitude.
These self-proclaimed “religious or spiritual teachers” invariably lead the masses far away from the intellectual path that was laid out for us by wise rishis of the past. These rishis spent their entire lives studying, researching, analysing, and comprehending fundamental truths about the SELF and life.
Attempting to find solutions to the trivial challenges of life or seeking ways to calm one’s mind, which is in a turbulent state mainly due to a lack of understanding of the most essential truth of existence, can never provide sustainable results. It would be logical, scientific, and effective to turn to Vedanta and study the roots of everything.
Vedanta is the path to dispel all myths, superstitions, and irrational beliefs, and doing so will immediately result in peace of mind and a state of bliss.
This video is intended to help people realise that they are pure subjective awareness and break free from all their childish beliefs in stories that are intended to serve merely as allegories.
Liberate yourselves from the darkness of fears and uncertainties caused by neglecting the study of the SELF.
As an eight-year-old boy on a quest to find his guru, he journeyed through the Himalayas and encountered a sage who asked him who he was.
The young boy responded with six Shlokas, which are now called the ‘NirvaaNa Shatakam’. It is also known as the ‘Atma Shatakam.’ ‘Atma’ means the true Self’ and ‘NirvaaNa’ signifies ultimate bliss through complete freedom and absolute peace.
The sage was highly pleased with the young Adi Shankaracharya and accepted him as his disciple. That sage was none other than Shri Govindapada Acharya, whose Guru was Shri Gaupadacharya.
These six Shlokas not only negate all meaningless rites and rituals that people usually perform with the intention of ‘pleasing deities’ but also destroy all kinds of descriptions and attributes that people associate with the ultimate Truth.
These six Shlokas; which are not particularly useful to ritualists, followers of pseudo gurus such as babas and swamies, and other such ‘religious’ people; can greatly help a TRUE seeker who is not willing to settle for anything other than attaining Self-Realisation through the Supreme Truth.
मनोबुद्ध्यहङ्कार चित्तानि नाहं न च श्रोत्रजिह्वे न च घ्राणनेत्रे । न च व्योम भूमिर्न तेजो न वायुः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥१॥ mano buddhyahankaara chittaani naaham na cha shrotra-jihve na cha ghraaNa-netre na cha vyoma bhumir-na tejo na vaayuh chidaananda-ruupah shivo’ham shivo’ham I am not the mind, intellect, ego, or memory, Nor the senses that perceive for me, Nor the elements that make up all, Nor space, earth, fire, water, or wind’s call. I am blissful consciousness, I am Shiva, I am Shiva
न च प्राणसंज्ञो न वै पञ्चवायुः न वा सप्तधातुः न वा पञ्चकोशः । न वाक्पाणिपादं न चोपस्थपायु चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥२॥ na cha praaNa-sangnyo na vai pancha vaayuhu na vaa saptadhaatuh na vaa pancha koshah na vaak-paaNi-paadam na chopastha-paayu chidaananda ruupah shivo’ham shivo’ham I am not the breath, nor the elements five, Nor matter nor the five sheaths that thrive, Neither speech, hands, nor the feet, I am blissful consciousness, I am Shiva, I am Shiva
न मे द्वेषरागौ न मे लोभमोहौ मदो नैव मे नैव मात्सर्यभावः । न धर्मो न चार्थो न कामो न मोक्षः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥३॥ na me dvesha-raagau na me lobha-mohau mado naiva me naiva maatsarya-bhaavaha na dharmo na chaartho na kaamo na mokshaha chidaananda ruupah shivo’ham shivo’ham In me, there is no like or dislike, Nor is there in me greed or delusion Nor do I have pride or jealousy, I have no duty, and neither desire for wealth, lust, nor release,, I am blissful consciousness, I am Shiva, I am Shiva
न पुण्यं न पापं न सौख्यं न दुःखं न मन्त्रो न तीर्थं न वेदा न यज्ञाः । अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥४॥ na puNyam na paapam na saukhyam na duhkham na mantro na tiirtham na vedaa na yajnaah aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhoktaa chidaananda ruupah shivo’ham shivo’ham Beyond virtue and vice, pleasure or pain, Mantras, pilgrimage, scriptures, or rituals in vain, Neither the experiencer, nor the experience I am, I am blissful consciousness, I am Shiva, I am Shiva
न मृत्युर्न शङ्का न मे जातिभेदः पिता नैव मे नैव माता न जन्मः । न बन्धुर्न मित्रं गुरुर्नैव शिष्यं चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥५॥ na mrtyurna shankaa na me jaati-bhedaha pitaa naiva me naiva maataa na janmaha na bandhurna mitram gurur-naiva shishyam chidaananda ruupah shivo’ham shivo’ham Death holds no fear for me, nor caste or creed, No father or mother, for I was never conceived, Nor am I a relative, friend, teacher, or student, I am blissful consciousness, I am Shiva, I am Shiva
अहं निर्विकल्पो निराकाररूपो विभुत्वाच्च सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम् । न चासङ्गतं नैव मुक्तिर्न मेयः चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ॥६॥ aham nirvikalpo niraakara-rupo vibhut-vaaccha sarvatra sarvendriyaaNaam na chaa-sangatham naiva muktir na meyaha chidaananda ruupah shivo’ham shivo’ham Devoid of duality, I am changeless and formless, I am the all-pervading existence beyond the senses Neither am I attached, nor free, nor to be freed in any way, I am blissful consciousness, I am Shiva, I am Shiva
The senses are superior to the sense objects; the mind is superior to the senses, but the intellect is superior to the mind, and the Self or the soul is superior to the intellect. ———————————————————– SBG 3:43 एवं बुद्धेः परं बुद्ध्वा संस्तभ्यात्मानमात्मना | जहि शत्रुं महाबाहो कामरूपं दुरासदम् || ३ ४३ || evam buddheh param buddhvaa samsta-bhyaat-maana-maatmanaa jahi shatrum mahaa-baaho kaama ruupam duraasadam (SBG 3:43)
Thus, O mighty-armed one, having recognized the immortal SELF as being superior to the intellect and having strengthened yourself by yourSelf, kill the invincible enemy in the form of desire.
SBG 3:40 इन्द्रियाणि मनो बुद्धिरस्याधिष्ठानमुच्यते | एतैर्विमोहयत्येष ज्ञानमावृत्य देहिनम् || ३ ४० || indriyaaNi mano buddhir- asyaadhist-haa-namuchyate etair-vimohayat-yesha- jnaana-maavrtya dehinam (SBG 3:40)
The senses, the mind and the intelligence are called the seats of lust. They shroud the power of discrimination and knowledge and delude the embodied Self. ——————————————————– SBG 3:41 तस्मात्त्वमिन्द्रियाण्यादौ नियम्य भरतर्षभ | पाप्मानं प्रजहि ह्येनं ज्ञानविज्ञाननाशनम् || ३ ४१ || tasmaa-tvamindri-yaaNyaadau niyamya bharatar-shabha paap-maanam prajahi hyenam gnyaana-vignyaana-naashanam (SBG 3:41)
Therefore, control the senses right in the beginning, O Arjuna, and kill the thing that destroys knowledge and the realisation of the Self.
Arjuna said: What prompts a man to perform sinful deeds, O descendant of Vrshni? Why does he commit such acts even without desiring to do them, as if he were forced? —————————————————– 3:37 श्रीभगवानुवाच | काम एष क्रोध एष रजोगुणसमुद्भवः | महाशनो महापाप्मा विद्ध्येनमिह वैरिणम् || ३ ३७ || sri bhagavaan uvaacha kaama esha krodha esha rajo-guNa-samud-bhavaha mahaashano mahaa paapmaa viddhyena-miha vairiNam (SBG 3:37)
Shri Bhagavan Krishna said: Lust and anger are born out of the material nature called Rajoguna, which is insatiable and prompts man to commit sin. You must know that this is the greatest enemy in a man’s spiritual life.
SBG 3:20 कर्मणैव हि संसिद्धिमास्थिता जनकादयः | लोकसंग्रहमेवापि संपश्यन्कर्तुमर्हसि || ३ २० || karmaNaiva hi samsiddhim– aasthithaa janakaa-dayaha loka-sangraha-mevaapi sampashyan-kartu-marhasi (SBG 3:20)
Even Janaka and other kings attained perfection through action. Your actions should be for the benefit of the world. ———————————————— SBG 3:21 यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठस्तत्तदेवेतरो जनः | स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते || ३ २१ || yadhyadaa-charathi shresht-has- thattha-devetaro janaha sa yat-pramaaNam kurute lokastha-dhanu-varthathe (SBG 3:21)
Whatever or whichever action an important person does, others follow him and emulate him. What he does becomes a standard for the others.
Don’t just do things because others are doing them! Ask questions. Research. Reflect. Rationalise.
SBG 2:71 विहाय कामान्यः सर्वान्पुमांश्चरति निःस्पृहः | निर्ममो निरहङ्कारः स शान्तिमधिगच्छति || २ ७१ || vihaaya kaamaan-yaha sarvaan- pumaamsh-charati nihspruhaha nirmamo nirahankaaraha sa shaanti madhigacchati (SBG 2:71) The person, who has renounced attachment to all sense objects, lives with no sense of ownership, and he is free from false pride, thus attaining peace. —————————————————————————- SBG 2:72 एषा ब्राह्मी स्थितिः पार्थ नैनां प्राप्य विमुह्यति | स्थित्वास्यामन्तकालेऽपि ब्रह्मनिर्वाणमृच्छति || २ ७२ || esha braahmi sthitihi paartha nainaam praapya vimuhyati sthitvaa-syaamanta-kaale ‘pi brahma-nirvaNa-mrcchati (SBG 2:72) This spiritual state or the Braahmi state, O Partha, removes confusion from the mind. This state of mind of a person, at the time of death, helps one attain Nirvaana in the Supreme Brahman.
SBG 2:62 + 2:63 ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंसः सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते | सङ्गात्संजायते कामः कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते || २ ६२ || dhyaayato vishayaan-pumsaha sangas-teshu-pajaayate sangaat-sanjaayate kaamaha kaamaat-krodho ‘bhijaayate (SBG 2:62) A person who thinks of sense objects develops an attachment for them. From this attachment, desires are born and from desires, anger is born. 2:63 क्रोधाद्भवति संमोहः संमोहात्स्मृतिविभ्रमः | स्मृतिभ्रंशाद् बुद्धिनाशो बुद्धिनाशात्प्रणश्यति || २ ६३ || krodhaad-bhavati sammohaha sammohaat-smrti-vibhramaha smrti-bhramshaad buddhi-naasho buddhi-naashaat-praNashyati (SBG 2:63) Anger gives birth to delusion and this delusion results in confusion of memory. When memory is confused, intelligence is destroyed, and from the destruction of intelligence, the person perishes.
He who is not agitated or disturbed despite the threefold miseries, is also not euphoric when he has comforts and is free from attachment, fear and anger, is a sage with a steady mind.
SBG 2:60 यततो ह्यपि कौन्तेय पुरुषस्य विपश्चितः | इन्द्रियाणि प्रमाथीनि हरन्ति प्रसभं मनः || २ ६० || yatato hyapi kaunteya purushasya vipash-chitaha indriyaaNi pramaathiini haranti prasabham manaha (SBG 2:60) The senses, which are so strong, O son of Kunti, can forcibly lead astray even the mind of the wisest person.
SBG 2:54 अर्जुन उवाच | स्थितप्रज्ञस्य का भाषा समाधिस्थस्य केशव | स्थितधीः किं प्रभाषेत किमासीत व्रजेत किम् || २ ५४ || arjuna uvaacha sthita-pragnyasya kaa bhaashaa samaadhi-sthasya keshava sthithadhiihi kim prabhaa-shetha kimaasiitha vrajeta kim (SBG 2:54) Arjuna said: What is a man, O Keshava (Bhagavan Krishna), who is steady in Samaadhi or Self realisation called? How does such a man talk? How does he sit and how does he walk? ———————————————————————— SBG 2:55 श्रीभगवानुवाच | प्रजहाति यदा कामान्सर्वान्पार्थ मनोगतान् | आत्मन्येवात्मना तुष्टः स्थितप्रज्ञस्तदोच्यते || २ ५५ || sri bhagavaan uvaacha prajahaathi yadaa kaamaan- sarvaan-paartha mano gathaan aathmanye-vaathmanaa thushtaha sthita-pragnyas-tadhochyate (SBG 2:55) Shree Bhagavan Krishna said: One who is free from all desires that enter the mind, O Partha (Arjuna), and is fully satisfied with his mind fixed in the pure state of the Atma, is called a ‘Stithapragnya’ or a man of steady consciousness.
2:48 योगस्थः कुरु कर्माणि सङ्गं त्यक्त्वा धनंजय | सिद्ध्यसिद्ध्योः समो भूत्वा समत्वं योग उच्यते || २ ४८ || yogasthaha kuru karmaaNi sangam thyakthvaa dhananjaya siddhya siddhyoho samo bhuutvaa samatvam yoga uchyathe (SBG 2:48) You have to be established in Yoga, O Arjuna. You have to do your duty without any attachment to its success or to its failure. This kind of an equanimity is known as Yoga. ———————————————————————— 2:49 दूरेण ह्यवरं कर्म बुद्धियोगाद्धनंजय | बुद्धौ शरणमन्विच्छ कृपणाः फलहेतवः || २ ४९ || duureNa hyavaram karma buddhi yogaad-dhananjaya buddhau sharaNa-man-viccha krpaNaaha phala-hetavaha (SBG 2:49) Work done which is prompted by desire is much lower than work done through wisdom, O Dhananjaya. Those who perform actions with a selfish motive or for gains remain disappointed. However, those who practise Karmayoga are free from disappointments and sorrows because they have a balanced mind and are not worried about the results.
SBG 2:41 व्यवसायात्मिका बुद्धिरेकेह कुरुनन्दन | बहुशाखा ह्यनन्ताश्च बुद्धयोऽव्यवसायिनाम् || २ ४१ || vyavasaa-yaatmikaa buddhir- ekeha kuru-nandana bahu-shaakhaa hya-nantaas-cha buddhayo ‘vyavasaa-yinaam (SBG 2:41) In this path, O descendant of the Kurus (Arjuna) there is a single point of focus and determination. The thoughts of the undecided are branched and are infinite.
SBG 2:47 कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन | मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || २ ४७ || karmaNye vaadhikaras te maa phaleshu kadaachana maa-karma-phala-hetur-bhuur- maa te sango ‘stva karmaNi (SBG 2:47) You only have the right to work but never to claim its results. The results of your actions should never be your motive but at the same time, you should not be attached to inaction.
SBG 2:37 हतो वा प्राप्स्यसि स्वर्गं जित्वा वा भोक्ष्यसे महीम् | तस्मादुत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चयः || २ ३७ || hatho va praapsyasi svargam jitvaa vaa bhokshyase mahim tasmaa-duttist-ha kaunteya yuddhaaya krta nischayaha (SBG 2:37) Either you will be killed in the battle, and you will attain the celestial abodes or, you will win this battle and enjoy the kingdom on earth. Therefore, arise and fight with resolution. ———————————————————————— SBG 2:38 सुखदुःखे समे कृत्वा लाभालाभौ जयाजयौ | ततो युद्धाय युज्यस्व नैवं पापमवाप्स्यसि || २ ३८ || sukhaduh-khe same krtvaa laabhaa-laabhau jayaa-jayau thatho yuddhaaya yujyasva naivam paapam-avaapsyasi (SBG 2:38) Fight the battle treating alike pleasure and pain, gain and loss as well as victory and defeat. By doing so, you will not sin.