Chapter - 8    Define tranquility and what are the ingredients of tranquility? Tranquility literally means freedom from disturbance. It means calmness. The following are the ingredients of T-R-A-N-Q-U-I-L-I-T-Y :- Touchstone of immobility Reticence in disposition Ambrosial feeling Nagging silence Quietness in approach Unassailability with ultimate reality in mind Impervious to criticism Laudable action or reaction... Continue Reading →

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Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.33-3.37

The Blessed Lord said, "Even a jnānavān, a man of wisdom behaves according to his own nature. Therefore, all the created beings follow their prescribed nature. What can restraint do?   Attraction and repulsion are accorded to the objects of all organs. Therefore, one should not come under the sway of these two with extreme reactions... Continue Reading →

Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.06 -3.11

The Blessed Lord continues, "One who after withdrawing the organs of action, karma-indriyani, sits mentally recollecting and thinking about the objects of the senses, indriya-arthān, that one of deluded mind is called a hypocrite and a sinful person.   But, on the other hand, O Arjuna, one who is unenlightened and who is eligible for action and... Continue Reading →

Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.01-3.05

Arjuna said, "O Janārdana, if it be Your opinion that Wisdom that is Yoga of Wisdom which is equanimity practised along with Yoga of Knowledge with the single-pointed conviction of the Supreme Goal is superior to karmanah or action then, why O Kesava, do You urge me to do this horrible and cruel karmani, action that will... Continue Reading →

The melancholy of Arjuna – Part II of Chapter 1

Sanjaya described the scene in Kurukshetra as he saw to the the blind king Dhrutharashtra, "Following the lion-roar like sound from Pitamaha's (Bheeshma) conch, the other conchs and kettle-drums, tabors, trumpets and cow-horns blared forth. That sound became tumultuous.   Then Mādhava (Krishna) and the son of Pandu, Arjuna stationed in their magnificent regal chariot... Continue Reading →

Introduction to Bhagavad Gita

Harihi Aum Prostrations to Lord Vallabha Ganapathi, Ocean of Mercy and Kindness. Salutations offered to Sri Shuka Paramarshi, the venerable Great Guru of the Rishis. Obeisance paid to Bhagawan Shree Krishna, the Supreme Self, The Perfect Being. Pranaams offered to Bhagawan Ramana Maharshi of Thiruvannamalai.   The Bhagavad Gita is undoubtedly the greatest discourse that has been gifted to... Continue Reading →

Atma linga puja

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Atma linga puja which is a natural and gradual consequence of dhyāna or meditation and thapas or tapasya or penance is considered to be an important step in the dissolution of the "body" or Vyakta or Manifest state of the self-luminous akshara or alphabet and Avyakta or Unmanifest of the self-luminous akshara or alphabet leading to immersion and absorption into its... Continue Reading →

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