FOCUS, DETERMINATION, & SELFLESS WORK. SBG 2:41 and 2:47 #shorts 08

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Shlokas SBG 2:41 and 2:47

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.

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Give it your best! Gain or loss – either way, you will win! SBG 2:37 and 2:38 #shorts 07

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Shlokas SBG 2:37 and 2:38

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.
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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.

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Do not be a Quitter! SBG 2:31 and 2:33 #shorts 06

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Shlokas SBG 2:31 and 2:33

SBG 2:31

स्वधर्ममपि चावेक्ष्य न विकम्पितुमर्हसि |

धर्म्याद्धि युद्धाच्छ्रेयोऽन्यत्क्षत्रियस्य न विद्यते || २ ३१ ||

svadharma-mapi chaavekshya

na vikampitu-marhasi

dharmyaaddhi yuddhaach reyo ‘nyat-

kshatriyasya na vidhyate (SBG 2:31)

Considering your duty as a Kshatriya, you should not falter, as there is no greater work for you than a battle which protects Dharma (righteousness).

SBG 2:33

अथ चेत्त्वमिमं धर्म्यं संग्रामं न करिष्यसि |

ततः स्वधर्मं कीर्तिं च हित्वा पापमवाप्स्यसि || २ ३३ ||

atha chettva-mimam dharmyam

sangraamam na karishyasi

tatah svadharmam kiirtim cha

hitvaa paapam-avaapsyasi (SBG 2:33)

If you don’t fight this battle of Dharma (righteousness), you will be a sinner by failing in your duty, and it will cause the loss of your standing as a warrior.

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The Atman cannot be destroyed. Of what are you afraid? SBG 2:23 and 2:24 #shorts 05

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Shlokas SBG 2:23 and 2:24

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.
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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.

The Atman NEVER DIES – is All-pervading and Indestructible. SBG 2:17. 2:20 #shorts 04

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Shlokas SBG 2:17 and 2:20

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.

Nothing is permanent. Not even troubles and challenges. SBG 2:12. 2:14 #shorts 03

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Shlokas SBG 2:12 and 2:14

1. THE ATMAN HAS ALWAYS EXISTED.

2. LEARN TO ENDURE. EVERYTHING CHANGES.

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.
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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.

The TWO TRUTHS of LIFE

*In order for the video to make more sense to you, please go through the following post before watching the video.

*You could choose to listen to this audio, or if you wish, you could also play the audio and simultaneously read the introduction to the video given below:

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.

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THE FINAL SHLOKA OF THE SBG – THE ULTIMATE PRINCIPLE FOR IDEAL LIVING

100.

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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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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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)
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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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WHAT IS TRUE BHAKTI AND DEVOTIONAL SERVICE?

य इदं परमं गुह्यं मद्भक्तेष्वभिधास्यति |
भक्तिं मयि परां कृत्वा मामेवैष्यत्यसंशयः || १८ ६८ ||
ya idam paramam guhyam
madbhaktesh-vabhidhaa-syati
bhaktim mayi paraam krutvaa
maame-vaishya-tyasam-shayaha
(SBG 18: 68)
The one who expounds this confidential Supreme Knowledge to My devotees, has the greatest form of love for Me and offers to Me the highest form of service. Such a person shall undoubtedly come unto Me. (SBG 18:68)

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TOTAL FREEDOM – THINK, REFLECT, AND DO WHAT YOU WISH TO DO

इति ते ज्ञानमाख्यातं गुह्याद्गुह्यतरं मया |
विमृश्यैतदशेषेण यथेच्छसि तथा कुरु || १८ ६३ ||
iti te jnaana-maakhyaatam
guhyaad-guhyataram mayaa
vim-rushyaita-dashesheNa
yathe-cchasi tathaa kuru
(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. (SBG 18:63)

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WHERE IS THE ‘SOUL’ LOCATED?

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. (SBG 13:27 (13:28))

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REASON AND LOGIC

ऋषिभिर्बहुधा गीतं छन्दोभिर्विविधैः पृथक् |
ब्रह्मसूत्रपदैश्चैव हेतुमद्भिर्विनिश्चितैः || १३ ४ ||
rishibhir-bahudhaa geetam
cchandho-bhirvi-vidhaih pruthak
brahma-sootra-padaish-chaiva
hetu-madbhir-vinish-chitaihi
(SBG 13:04)
Great sages have sung in various ways the absolute truth about the field and the knower of the field The truth has been stated in Vedic hymns and have been described in the Brahma Sutras through reason and logic with unambiguous evidence. (SBG 13:04 (13.5))

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THE SANATANA DHARMA – THE TIMELESS PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

त्वमक्षरं परमं वेदितव्यं
त्वमस्य विश्वस्य परं निधानम् |
त्वमव्ययः शाश्वतधर्मगोप्ता
सनातनस्त्वं पुरुषो मतो मे || ११ १८ ||
tvamaksharam paramam vedi-tavyam
tvamasya vishvasya param nidhaanam
tva mavya-yah shaashvata-dharma-goptaa
sanaatana-stvam purusho mato me (SBG 11:18)
You are the inexhaustible and Supreme Being to be known. You are the Supreme basis of the universe. You are the ancient and imperishable Protector of the Sanatana Dharma (eternal way of righteous living). This is my opinion. (SBG 11:18)

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DESTROYING THE INVINCIBLE ENEMY

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 lust and desire. (SBG 3:43)

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LIVE A HEALTHY, LONG, PEACEFUL, AND FULFILLING LIFE

आयुःसत्त्वबलारोग्यसुखप्रीतिविवर्धनाः |
रस्याः स्निग्धाः स्थिरा हृद्या आहाराः सात्त्विकप्रियाः || १७ ८ ||
aayuhu-sattvabalaarogya-
sukha-preetivi-vardhanaaha
rasyaaha snigdhaaha sthiraa hridyaa
aahaaraaha saattvika-priyaaha (SBG 17:08)
Delicious, succulent and agreeable foods that augment life and provide purity, strength, health, happiness of the heart, and satiety, are dear to people with the Sattva Guna. (SBG 17:08)

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YOUR BODY IS A TEMPLE-RESPECT IT

अशास्त्रविहितं घोरं तप्यन्ते ये तपो जनाः |
दम्भाहंकारसंयुक्ताः कामरागबलान्विताः || १७ ५ ||
ashaastra-vihitam ghoram
tapyante ye tapo janaaha
dambhaahamkaara-samyuktaaha
kaama-raaga-balaan-vitaaha (SBG 17:05)
Those who are impelled by the forces of egotism, hypocrisy, passions and attachments, practise terrible austerities which are not taught in the scriptures. (SBG 17.06)

कर्षयन्तः शरीरस्थं भूतग्राममचेतसः |
मां चैवान्तःशरीरस्थं तान्विद्ध्यासुरनिश्चयान् || १७ ६ ||
karshayantaha shareera-stham
bhoota-graama-machetasaha
maam chaivaantah-shareera-stham
taan-viddhyaasura-nish-chayaan (SBG 17:06)
These senseless men torture not only all the elements in their own bodies, but also Me residing within it. You should know them to be of demoniacal qualities. (SBG 17.05)

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Are you the Doer of all your actions? Can you attain the Divine Nature of Krishna?

नान्यं गुणेभ्यः कर्तारं यदा द्रष्टानुपश्यति |
गुणेभ्यश्च परं वेत्ति मद्भावं सोऽधिगच्छति || १४ १९ ||
naanyam guNe-bhyaha kartaaram
yadaa drashtaanupashyati
guNebhyash-cha param vaytti
madbhaavam so’dhigacchati (SBG 14:19)
A person who treats the Self as above the Gunas and recognises the Gunas alone as the cause in all actions, reaches My Divine Nature.

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THE SUPREME ABODE – MOKSHA OR TOTAL DISSOLUTION

न तद्भासयते सूर्यो न शशाङ्को न पावकः |
यद्गत्वा न निवर्तन्ते तद्धाम परमं मम || १५ ६ ||
na tad-bhaa-sayate sooryo
na shashaangko na paavakaha
yad-gatvaa na nivartante
taddhaama paramam mama (SBG 15:06)

Neither does the sun, the moon nor fire shine there, where those who reach do not return to material existence. That is My Supreme Abode. (SBG 15:06)

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DO NOT BE A ‘MUSK DEER’

बहिरन्तश्च भूतानामचरं चरमेव च |
सूक्ष्मत्वात्तदविज्ञेयं दूरस्थं चान्तिके च तत् || १३ १५ ||
bahirantash cha bhootaanaam-
acharam charameva cha
sookshmatvaat-tada-vijneyam
doorastham chaantike cha tat
(SBG 13:15 or 13:16 in some editions)

The Supreme Truth exists inside and outside of all living beings including all those that move and do not move. Because of its subtlety, it is incomprehensible, far away and yet very near. (SBG 13:15 or 13:16 in some editions)

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UNDERSTANDING VISHVAROOPA DARSHANA

द्यावापृथिव्योरिदमन्तरं हि
व्याप्तं त्वयैकेन दिशश्च सर्वाः |
दृष्ट्वाद्भुतं रूपमुग्रं तवेदं
लोकत्रयं प्रव्यथितं महात्मन् || ११ २० ||
dyaavaa-pruthi-vyorida-mantaram hi
vyaaptam tva-yaikena dishash-cha sarvaaha
drishtvaa’dbhutam roopam-ugram tavedam
lokatrayam prav-yathitam mahaatman (SBG 11:20)
The entire space between the earth and all the worlds and all the directions are pervaded by You alone. O Mahatma, having seen Your marvellous and fierce form, the three worlds are trembling in awe. (SBG 11:20)

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CLARITY AND FOCUS IN DEVOTION

यान्ति देवव्रता देवान्पितॄन्यान्ति पितृव्रताः |
भूतानि यान्ति भूतेज्या यान्ति मद्याजिनोऽपि माम् || ९ २५ ||
yaanti deva-vrataa devaan
pitrn yaanti pitru-vrataaha
bhutaani yaanti bhutejyaa
yaanti madyaa-jino’pi maam (SBG 9:25)
Those who worship deities, attain deities; those who worship ancestors, go to their ancestors; people who worship spirits, reach spirits; and My devotees, surely attain Me. (SBG 9:25)

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Not only all humans, but all beings are equally Divine.

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 of wisdom, treat equally, a learned and humble Brahmana, a cow, an elephant, and even a person who cooks and eats dog meat. (SBG 5:18)

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The Purifying Power of True Knowledge

न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते |
तत्स्वयं योगसंसिद्धः कालेनात्मनि विन्दति || ४ ३८ ||
na hi gnyaanena sadrisham
pavitram-iha vidhyate
tat-svayam yoga-samsiddhah
kaalen-aatmani vindati (SBG 4:38)
There is certainly nothing more purifying than knowledge in this world. He who is perfect in Yoga finds it in the Self in due course of time. (SBG 4:38)

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BURN KARMA WITH TRUE KNOWLEDGE

यथैधांसि समिद्धोऽग्निर्भस्मसात्कुरुतेऽर्जुन |
ज्ञानाग्निः सर्वकर्माणि भस्मसात्कुरुते तथा || ४ ३७ ||
yathaidhaamsi samiddho’gnir-
bhasmasaath-kurute’rjuna
gnyaanaagnih sarvakarmaaNi
bhasmasaath-kurute tathaa (SBG 4:37)
Just as a blazing fire burns wood used as fuel into ashes, O Arjuna, the fire of knowledge burns all actions and reactions or Karma into ashes. (SBG 4:37)

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Paramdhaama – Krishna’s Highest Abode

गुणानेतानतीत्य त्रीन्देही देहसमुद्भवान् |
जन्ममृत्युजरादुःखैर्विमुक्तोऽमृतमश्नुते || १४ २० ||
guNaa-netaa-nateetya treen-
dehee deha-samudbhavaan
janma-mrutyu-jaraa-duhkhair-
vimukto-’mrita-mashnute (SBG 14:20)
When the one that dwells in the body, transcends the three Gunas, out of which the body evolved, he is freed from birth, disease, death, old age and misery; and attains immortality. (SBG 14:20)

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Paramdhaama – Krishna’s Highest Abode

अव्यक्तोऽक्षर इत्युक्तस्तमाहुः परमां गतिम् |
यं प्राप्य न निवर्तन्ते तद्धाम परमं मम || ८ २१ ||
avyakto’kshara ityukta-
stamaahuh paramaam gatim
yam praapya na nivartante
taddhaama paramam mama (SBG 8:21)
What is called the Unmanifest and the Imperishable, is said to be the highest goal. Those who reach it do not return to this cycle of births and deaths. That is My highest abode. (8:21)

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BRAHMA’S ‘DAY’ AND ‘NIGHT’

भूतग्रामः स एवायं भूत्वा भूत्वा प्रलीयते |
रात्र्यागमेऽवशः पार्थ प्रभवत्यहरागमे || ८ १९ ||
bhoota-graamah sa evaayam
bhootvaa bhootvaa praleeyate
raatryaa-game’vashah paartha
prabhava-tya-haraagame (SBG 8:19)
This vast collectivity of beings is born, again and again, O Arjuna. In the night, it helplessly dissolves, and at dawn, it comes into being again.

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THE CYCLE OF CREATION – SUSTENANCE – DISSSOLUTION

अव्यक्ताद् व्यक्तयः सर्वाः प्रभवन्त्यहरागमे |
रात्र्यागमे प्रलीयन्ते तत्रैवाव्यक्तसंज्ञके || ८ १८ ||
avyaktaad vyakta-yah sarvaah
prabha-vantya haraagame
raatryaa game praleeyante
tatrai-vaavyakta-samjnake (SBG 8:18)
When Brahma’s day begins, all living entities come into being from the unmanifest state. And when Brahma’s night arrives, all merge back into the unmanifest state.

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THE IMMORTALITY OF THAT WHICH IS IN THE BODY

देही नित्यमवध्योऽयं देहे सर्वस्य भारत |
तस्मात्सर्वाणि भूतानि न त्वं शोचितुमर्हसि || २ ३० ||
dehi nitya-mavadhyo ‘yam
dehe sarvasya bhaarata
tasmaat-sarvaaNi bhuutaani
na tvam shochitum-arhasi (SBG 2:30)
The soul which is inside everybody can never be destroyed, O Arjuna. Therefore, you have no reason to grieve for any being. (SBG 2:30)

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NATURE IS CYCLICAL IN NATURE

जातस्य हि ध्रुवो मृत्युर्ध्रुवं जन्म मृतस्य च |
तस्मादपरिहार्येऽर्थे न त्वं शोचितुमर्हसि || २ २७ ||
jaatasya hi dhruvo-mrtyuhu
dhruvam janma mrtasya cha
tasmaad-apariharye ‘rthe
na tvam shochitum-arhasi (SBG 2:27)
For one who is born, death is certain; and after death, rebirth is certain. Hence, you should not grieve for this inevitable truth. (SBG 2:27)

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WHY GRIEVE FOR SOMETHING THAT CAN NEVER BE DESTROYED?

अथ चैनं नित्यजातं नित्यं वा मन्यसे मृतम् |
तथापि त्वं महाबाहो नैनं शोचितुमर्हसि || २ २६ ||
atha chainam nitya-jaatam
nityam vaa manyase mrtam
tathaapi tvam mahaa baaho
nainam shochitum arhasi (SBG 2:26)
Nonetheless, even if you think that the soul is in a cycle of life and death, that is, it is born, and dies perpetually, you should not be grieving like this. (SBG 2:26)

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THE CAR AND DRIVER ANALOGY

अव्यक्तोऽयमचिन्त्योऽयमविकार्योऽयमुच्यते |
तस्मादेवं विदित्वैनं नानुशोचितुमर्हसि || २ २५ ||
avyakto ‘yam achintyo ‘yam
avikaaryo ‘yam-uchyate
tasmaa devam viditvainam
naanu-shochitu marhasi (SBG 2:25)
The Self is said to be formless, inconceivable and immutable. Hence, knowing this, you should not grieve. (SBG 2:25)

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