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.
Clean up your mind. START WORKING on gaining Advaitaanubhava and find peace in 30 minutes – Learning to Experience nonduality or Universal Oneness. The moment you realise that there is nothing outside your own mind, the result will be nothing but fearlessness and absolute peace.
“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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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.
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.
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.
SBG 2:23 नैनं छिन्दन्ति शस्त्राणि नैनं दहति पावकः | न चैनं क्लेदयन्त्यापो न शोषयति मारुतः || २ २३ || nainam chindanti shastraaNi nainam dahati paavakaha na chainam kledayanty-aapo na shoshayati maarutaha (SBG 2:23) The soul cannot be cut by weapons, it can’t be burned by fire, water cannot wet it nor can wind dry it. ———————————————————————— SBG 2:24 अच्छेद्योऽयमदाह्योऽयमक्लेद्योऽशोष्य एव च | नित्यः सर्वगतः स्थाणुरचलोऽयं सनातनः || २ २४ || acchedyo ‘yama daahyo ‘yam akledyo ‘shoshya eva cha nityaha sarva gatah sthaaNur- achalo ‘yam sanaatanaha (SBG 2:24) The soul or the Self is indeed incombustible, it cannot be cut, nor moistened nor dried. It is eternal and it has been there forever.
SBG 2:17 अविनाशि तु तद्विद्धि येन सर्वमिदं ततम् | विनाशमव्ययस्यास्य न कश्चित्कर्तुमर्हति || २ १७ || avinaashi tu tadviddhi yena sarva midam tatam vinaasham-avyayas-yaasya na kash-chit kartu marhati (SBG 2:17)
You must know that, that which pervades the body can never be destroyed. The soul is indestructible and imperishable.
SBG 2:20 न जायते म्रियते वा कदाचिन् नायं भूत्वा भविता वा न भूयः | अजो नित्यः शाश्वतोऽयं पुराणो न हन्यते हन्यमाने शरीरे || २ २० || na jaayate mriyate vaa kadaachin naayam bhutva bhavitaa vaa na bhuuyaha ajo nityaha shaashvato ‘yam puraaNo na hanyate hanyamaane shariire (SBG 2:20)
The Self is never born, nor does it die at any time. It does not come into existence by being born. The Self is constant. It is not killed when the body dies.
2:12 नत्वेवाहं जातु नासं न त्वं नेमे जनाधिपाः | न चैव न भविष्यामः सर्वे वयमतः परम् || २ १२ || na tvevaaham jaatu naasam na tvam neme janaadhi-paaha na chaiva na bhavishyaa-maha sarve vayam-ataha param (SBG 2:12) There was never a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings. We will also never cease to exist. —————————————————————————- 2:14 मात्रास्पर्शास्तु कौन्तेय शीतोष्णसुखदुःखदाः | आगमापायिनोऽनित्यास्तांस्तितिक्षस्व भारत || २ १४ || maatra-sparshaas-tu kaunteya sheetoshNa-sukhad-duhkhadaaha aagamaa-paayino -‘nityaas- taam-sthithikshasva-bhaarata (SBG 2:14) O son of Kunti, transitory perceptions such as happiness and sadness arise from the contact of the senses with sense objects. Like the heat and cold in summer and winter, they too come and go. They are temporary, so learn to endure them.
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Around thirty trillion cells that are stuck together form the human body in which you reside. In fact, YOU, or rather your SELF, exist in each of these trillions of cells.
Now, how is your SELF different from the SELF that exists in others and in all other living beings? Is each SELF known by some people as ‘Jivatma’ separate from one another? After a person is dead and gone, and when neither face, body, nor DNA exist, how can you tell one ‘Jivatma’ from another?`Do they have ‘Jivatma fingerprints?’ And if ‘Jivatmas’ were truly separate from one another, then they should be made of matter in one of the three states of solid, liquid or gas. What are they made of? Are they some kind of gas? If that were to be the case, they should be made of molecules. So what kind of molecules are they made of?
The lack of general knowledge, common sense, and an overall foundation of rationality are the ones that cause people to believe without questioning whatever ‘yarns’ are spun for them by ‘religious’ people.
Have you read the Srimad Bhagavad Gita? Did Arjuna ever ‘pray to Krishna’ to help him win the war? NO! Arjuna only requested Krishna to accept him as His pupil and impart knowledge to him.
The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a perfect allegory for your life. The Mahabharata war is not something that takes place between you and others, but it is a perpetual battle between the ‘Pandavas’ and ‘Kauravas’ that represent the positive and negative thoughts in your mind. Remember that both are equally powerful, and therefore, the only way for the good guys or the Pandavas to win over the badies of the Kauravas would be THROUGH KNOWLEDGE. Every sane person has their own intellect or KRISHNA in them, but how many actually choose to be like Arjuna who questions, discusses, contemplates, reflects, and is always eager to learn, is an important question.
The last Shloka SBG 18:78 of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita sums it all up:
SBG 18:78 (Sanjaya says) Wherever there is Krishna, the Master of Yoga; and wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer; you will find there, prosperity, happiness, victory and righteousness. Of this fact, I am certain.
What is the moral of Shloka 18:78? A true seeker is one who is eager to learn, is socially responsible, is fearless, and is aware that he is the same All-pervading Supreme Paramatma, temporarily limited by his false belief that he is restricted to the boundaries of his skin on his body. Such a person consults his intellect before performing action, which he does as a sacrifice unto Krishna or his own Higher Self, and by doing so, he can be free from Karmic reactions and comfortably evolve towards the final goal of Ultimate Self-Realisation.
Please read the following translated SBG Shlokas and then watch the video:
SBG 2:18 The material body is perishable but not the eternal, indestructible and immeasurable Self, which has no end.
SBG 2:20 The Self is never born, nor does it die at any time. It does not come into existence by being born. The Self is constant. It is not killed when the body dies.
SBG 2:25 The Self is said to be formless, inconceivable, immutable and unchangeable. Hence, knowing this, you should not grieve.
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.
SBG 13:02 (13.3 in some editions) 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.
SBG 13:22 (13.23 in some editions) Yet, within the body resides The Supreme Bhagavan who is also called the Spectator, the One who permits, the Supporter and the Transcendental Enjoyer. He is the Paramatma, the Supreme Self.
SBG 13:31 (13:32 in some editions) The imperishable Supreme Self is without any beginning and is devoid of the Gunas or material qualities, O Arjuna. Although it dwells in the body, it neither acts nor is tainted.
SBG 13:32 (13:33 in some editions) Just as the all-pervading ether is not tainted because of its subtlety, the Self that is seated everywhere in the body, does not mix with it nor is affected by it.
SBG 13:33 (13:34 in some editions) Like the sun that illuminates the whole world, the Self or the Soul, which is the Bhagavan of the Kshetram or body, illuminates the whole field, O Arjuna.
SBG 14:19 The one who recognises the Gunas alone as the agent in all actions and treats the Self to be above the Gunas, achieves My (Krishna’s) Divine Nature.
SBG 18:63 I have taught you the secret wisdom, which is deeper than all that is confidential and profound. Reflect fully on what I have declared to you, and do what you wish to do.
I can understand the lives of people, whose forefathers had converted to foreign religions either due to fear, greed, or whatever reason. But what about those whose forefathers faced it all, stood tall, protected the Vedic Sanatana Dharma, and passed it on so that the present generation could benefit from the highest knowledge of Vedanta?
How pathetic can such a huge number of people be, to not put in at least minimal efforts to study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, which is called the nectar of all the Upanishads, instead of becoming mental slaves of non-existent imaginary deities and of beef-eating men and women claiming to be special divine people; join cults, sects, groups and subgroups; and actually choose to suffer all through their lives! How pathetic!
Now, get this straight: If you do something, no matter how ‘religious’ or ‘pious’ you might think it is, but expect something in return, including simply ‘wanting to please ‘god”; you would only be going against the main principle of KarmaYoga:
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.
How miserable can people be, particularly those who consider themselves to be educated and knowledgeable, to ‘pray’ for special favours to something that does not even exist?
Please, remember that The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is an allegorical representation of one’s whole life. The Pandavas and the Kauravas are the positive and negative forces that continuously battle within one’s mind. Arjuna had Krishna as his own driver all through the war, but did he ever ask Krishna to ‘perform miracles’ and solve his problems? NO! Arjuna placed himself as a pupil of Krishna. See Shloka SBG 2:07. The moment any person, no matter m or f, positions himself or herself as an ‘Arjuna’, their ‘Krishna’ will appear and guide them through life. What I mean by ‘their ‘Krishna’ will appear’ is that their mind, which was until then shrouded in ignorance, ego, selfishness, and stupidity in the name of religion, ‘shraddha’, ‘aasthaa’ or whatever, will become open to true knowledge.
Krishna says in Shloka SBG 9:11
अवजानन्ति मां मूढा मानुषीं तनुमाश्रितम् | परं भावमजानन्तो मम भूतमहेश्वरम् || ९ ११ || avajaananti maam mood-haa maanu-sheem tanu-maashritam param bhaava-majaananto mama bhoota-maheshvaram (SBG 9:11) Foolish people, due to their lack of understanding of My higher nature as the Supreme Bhagavan of everything that exists, disregard Me when I descend in the human form.
What does the above Shloka mean? It simply means that FOOLISH PEOPLE do not understand HIS Universal Nature because of silly beliefs that were injected into their heads through generations and generations of people who either had no idea of what they were saying or doing, or did such things deliberately in order to keep people in a state of intellectual and spiritual stupor.
Stop all the nonsensical rites and rituals you perform with your poor understanding of Vedanta believing they would ‘make ‘god’ happy’ and be helpful or useful to you; and study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. There cannot be anything more important for you in life than something that can set your whole life straight.
Click here to look for suitable Gita resources and swear never to be pathetic or lead a pathetic life filled with fear, greed, anger, hatred, laziness, and the lack of true Vedantic Knowledge, simply because you do not care to study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and are willing to spread the disease of pseudo-spirituality to others and to future generations.
STOP ALL STUPIDITY AND TAKE TO KRISHNA’S TEACHINGS
I shall follow this hereafter, Madam. Thank you for your golden advice!
How true Mrs Sudha Murthy’s words are! She is someone I greatly admire.
One of my fervent desires is that I somehow get to meet her someday, and take her blessings and help in distributing my latest book ‘Capture the Essence – The Srimad Bhagavad Gita’ to our youth and school students at a price that is affordable to all. The book should clear most of the rubbish that occupies the heads of almost everyone due to generations and generations of faulty and nonsensical myths taught to them, and free them from all the meaningless rites and rituals they are forced to perform in the name of ‘bhakti’ and ‘religion’
In fact, I can think of so many people who were in absolutely miserable states of mind when they first came to this site and even got to speak with me personally. I gave them chunks of my most expensive and fast-depleting asset, called ‘time on the planet’- ALL FOR FREE. Some benefited, some didn’t because they were beyond all the ‘debrainwashing’ that I tried to do , and some even called me names for not being or talking like their ‘regular bearded babas and swamies’ not realising that I teach Vedanta through the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and not some bizarre trash in the name of religion or dogma.
Well, Mrs Sudha Murthy is right in saying that no one respects what comes for free, especially when it is from someone who wants nothing in return from you but merely wishes to see you lead a happy, enriching, and fulfilling life.
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7. The Quintessence – Internalising Krishna’s Gitopadesha
THE FINAL SHLOKA OF THE SBG – THE ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE FOR IDEAL LIVING
यत्र योगेश्वरः कृष्णो यत्र पार्थो धनुर्धरः | तत्र श्रीर्विजयो भूतिर्ध्रुवा नीतिर्मतिर्मम || १८ ७८ || yatra yogesh-varaha krishNo yatra paartho dhanur-dharaha tatra shreer-vijayo bhootir- dhruvaa neetir-matir-mama (SBG 18:78) Wherever there is Krishna, the Master of Yoga; wherever there is Arjuna, the supreme archer; there is bound to be prosperity, happiness, victory and righteousness. This is my opinion. (SBG 18:78)
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7. The Quintessence – Internalising Krishna’s Gitopadesha
THE DIVINE BLISS EXPERIENCED BY SANJAYA/ SOME ANALOGI§ES USED IN THE SBG
99. संजय उवाच | इत्यहं वासुदेवस्य पार्थस्य च महात्मनः | संवादमिममश्रौषमद्भुतं रोमहर्षणम् || १८ ७४ || Sanjaya Uvaacha: ityaham vaasu-devasya paarthasya cha mahaat manaha samvaadam-imam-ashrausham- adbhutam roma-harshaNam (SBG 18:74) Sanjaya said: I have thus heard this wonderful dialogue between Vaasudeva, and the great-hearted Partha. The message is so wonderful that my hair is standing on end. (SBG 18:74)
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7. The Quintessence – Internalising Krishna’s Gitopadesha
WHAT IS TRUE BHAKTI AND DEVOTIONAL SERVICE?
97. कच्चिदेतच्छ्रुतं पार्थ त्वयैकाग्रेण चेतसा | कच्चिदज्ञानसंमोहः प्रनष्टस्ते धनंजय || १८ ७२ || kacchid-etacchrutam paartha tvayai-kaagreNa chetasaa kacchid-ajnaana-sammohaha pranash-taste dhananjaya (SBG 18:72) Have you heard this with undivided attention, O Arjuna? Has your delusion due to ignorance been dispelled, O Dhananjaya? (SBG 18:72) —————————— 98. अर्जुन उवाच | नष्टो मोहः स्मृतिर्लब्धा त्वत्प्रसादान्मयाऽच्युत | स्थितोऽस्मि गतसंदेहः करिष्ये वचनं तव || १८ ७३ || Arjuna uvaacha: nashto mohah smritir-labdhaa tvat-prasaadaan-mayaachyuta sthito’smi gata-sandehaha karishye vachanam tava (SBG 18:73) Arjuna said: O Krishna the Perfect One! My delusion has been destroyed, and I have regained my memory by Your Grace. I am firm and free from doubts. I will act according to Your word. (SBG 18:73)
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