Bhagavad Gita – Sri Krishna uvaacha

  1. Introduction to Bhagavad Gita (12/31/2018) - 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 →
  2. The assembly of armies – Part I of Chapter 1 (1/12/2019) - The scene was set to witness the greatest war fought by the most exemplary and skilled warriors the universe had ever seen. The war as ordained by the Supreme Creator left no one in doubt of its impending and inevitable result.   Bhagavad Gita starts with the conversation between Dhrutharashtra and Sanjaya who was blessed... Continue Reading →
  3. The melancholy of Arjuna – Part II of Chapter 1 (1/14/2019) - 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 →
  4. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.01 – 2.09 (1/15/2019) - Sanjaya as a witness to this discourse narrated as he saw in Kurukshetra, “Madhusudhana (Krishna) uttered the following words to him (Arjuna) who had thus been filled with pity and whose eyes were filled with tears which showed distress and who was in deep sorrow after seeing the great assembly of mighty warriors who were... Continue Reading →
  5. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.10 – 2.16 (1/18/2019) - Sanjaya then said, “Hrsikesa (Krishna) mocking as it may have been, said these words to the descendant of Bharata who was in deep sorrow while placed in between the two armies:   The Blessed Lord said, “You grieve for those who are not to be grieved for and you speak of wisdom! The learned do... Continue Reading →
  6. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.17 – 2.24 (1/22/2019) - The Blessed Lord continues, “But know That to be indestructible by which all this is pervaded. None can bring about the destruction of this Immutable.   These destructible bodies are said to belong to the everlasting, indestructible and indeterminable embodied One. Therefore, O descendant of Bharata, join the battle.   He who thinks of this... Continue Reading →
  7. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.25-2.35 (1/25/2019) - The Blessed Lord continued saying, “It is said that This is unmanifest; This is inconceivable; This is unchangeable. Therefore, having known This thus, you ought not to grieve.   On the other hand, if you think this One is born continually or dies constantly, even then O mighty-armed one, you should not grieve thus.  ... Continue Reading →
  8. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.36-2.45 (1/28/2019) - The Blessed Lord continued saying, “And your enemies will speak harsh words that are unworthy and unjustified disparaging your might. What can be more painful than that?   Either you will reach the heavenly abode if you are killed in battle or you will enjoy your victory on earth. Therefore, O Arjuna, rise up with... Continue Reading →
  9. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.46-2.50 (1/31/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “In the world, there are uses for a pond, well and other numerous limited reservoirs for bathing, drinking, etc. and these needs are indeed fulfilled to that very extent. Likewise, whatever uses or results of rites and rituals and duties are mentioned in the Vedas, they can achieve or are fulfilled... Continue Reading →
  10. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.51-2.55 (2/6/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Because those who are devoted to wisdom, who are imbued with the Yoga of wisdom of equanimity, they become men of enlightenment by giving up the fruits, the acquisition of desirable and undesirable bodies produced by actions and reach the state of the Supreme State of Visnu also defined as Liberation or... Continue Reading →
  11. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.56-2.60 (2/11/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Moreover, that monk is then called sthita-dhih, a man of steady wisdom when his mind remains unperturbed by the sorrows that may come on the physical or other planes, when he is free from longing for delights and pleasures and when he, unlike fire which flares up when fed with fuel has... Continue Reading →
  12. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.61-2.66 (2/15/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Controlling and subduing all the objects, senses and sensory organs, one should remain concentrated and focussed on Me as the Supreme for he to whom I am Vāsudeva, the inmost Self of all and the Supreme. For the prajnā, wisdom of one who is a sannyāsin, whose organs are under control by practice, become... Continue Reading →
  13. The path of knowledge – Chapter 2 – Slokas 2.67-2.72 (2/26/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “For the mind which follows in the wake of the wandering senses, that are tending towards their respective objects and for the the mind which is engaged in thinking of the objects of the senses, the wisdom born from the discrimination between Self and the non-Self i.e. sannyāsin‘s prajnānam is carried away... Continue Reading →
  14. Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.01-3.05 (3/4/2019) - 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 →
  15. Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.06 -3.11 (3/6/2019) - 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 →
  16. Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.12 -3.16 (3/8/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Being nourished by sacrifices, the gods will indeed bestow upon you the coveted enjoyments. He is certainly a thief and a stealer of the wealth of gods and others who gratifies only his own body and organs with what enjoyable things have been bestowed by the gods without offering any to... Continue Reading →
  17. Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.17-3.21 (3/11/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “But that man has no duty to perform, who is a sannyāsin – the man of Knowledge and steadfast in the knowledge of the Self, ātmaratih syāt – who rejoices only in the Self and ātma–trptah – who is satisfied only with the Self and is contented only in the Self.   Moreover... Continue Reading →
  18. Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.22-3.26 (3/12/2019) - The Blessed Lord continues saying, ” na me parthasti kartavyam trisu lokesu kincana nanavaptam avaptavyam varta eva ca karmani – O Pārtha, there is no duty whatsoever for Me to fulfil in all the three worlds; there is nothing that remains unachieved nor to be achieved and still I continue to do karmani, action.   yadi... Continue Reading →
  19. Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.27-3.32 (3/13/2019) - The Blessed Lord says, “While karmāni kriyamānāni, customary and obligatory actions as ordained are being done in every way by the gunas of Nature, one who is deluded by egoism thinks that “I am the doer”.   But, O mighty-armed one, the one who is a knower of facts, tattva–vit, about the qualities of the gunas... Continue Reading →
  20. Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.33-3.37 (3/14/2019) - 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 →
  21. Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.38-3.43 (3/15/2019) - The Blessed Lord said,” As fire which is naturally bright is enveloped by smoke, which is born concomitantly with fire and is naturally dark, or as a mirror is covered by dirt, and, as a foetus remains enclosed in the womb, so is this shrouded by that.   O son of Kunti, Knowledge is covered... Continue Reading →
  22. Knowledge and Renunciation of actions – Chapter 4 – Slokas 4.01-4.06 (3/16/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “In the beginning of creation, I imparted this imperishable Yoga to Vivasvān, the Sun and he taught this to Manu and Manu imparted it to Iksvāku, his own son who was the first king.   The rajarshis, king-sages knew this Yoga which was thus received through the successive generations. That Yoga is... Continue Reading →
  23. Knowledge and Renunciation of actions – Chapter 4 – Slokas 4.07-4.11 (3/18/2019) - The Blessed Lord said,” yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata abhyutthanam adharmasya tadatmanam srjamy aham – O scion of the Bharata dynasty, whenever, there is a decline and decrease of virtue and righteousness which are the means to achieve Liberation and an increase and rise of vice, then do I manifest Myself through Māyā.... Continue Reading →
  24. Knowledge and Renunciation of actions – Chapter 4 – Slokas 4.12-4.16 (3/19/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Longing for fruition of actions and hankering for the results of the customary and obligatory duties and actions performed, they worship the gods here in this world. For, success from performing actions comes quickly in the human world.   The four castes have been created by Me through a classification of... Continue Reading →
  25. Knowledge and Renunciation of actions – Chapter 4 – Slokas 4.17-4.23 (3/20/2019) - The Blesssed Lord continued, “For there is something to be known even about karmanah, the obligatory, ordained and customary duties and there is certainly something to be known about vikarmanah, prohibited action and there is something to be known about akarmanah, inaction. Because, the true nature of karmanah, action is inscrutable.   karmany akarma yah pasyed akarmani ca... Continue Reading →
  26. Knowledge and Renunciation of actions – Chapter 4 – Slokas 4.24-4.28 (3/21/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “brahmarpanam brahma havir brahmagnau brahmana hutam brahmaiva tena gantavyam brahma-karma-samadhina – The ladle is Brahman, the oblation is Brahman, the offering is Brahman poured by Brahman into the fire of Brahman with the result and objective to reach Brahman by Brahman. Brahman alone is to be reached by one who has... Continue Reading →
  27. Knowledge and Renunciation of actions – Chapter 4 – Slokas 4.29-4.34 (3/22/2019) - The Blessed Lord continued saying, “Constantly practising control of the vital forces in the form of prānāyāma of Kumbhaka by stopping the movements of the outgoing and incoming breaths of prāna and apāna, some offer the prānam, the outgoing breath in the incoming breath as a sacrifice that is known as Puraka, while still others offer the apānam,... Continue Reading →
  28. Knowledge and Renunciation of actions – Chapter 4 – Slokas 4.35-4.39 (3/23/2019) - The Blessed Lord continued, “yaj jnatva na punar moham evam yasyasi pandava yena bhutany asesani draksyasy atmany atho mayi – Knowing which, O Pāndava, you will not come under delusion again in this way as has happened and through this Knowledge, you will see directly all beings without exception in the Self and also see... Continue Reading →
  29. Knowledge and Renunciation of actions – Chapter 4 – Slokas 4.40-4.42 (3/25/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “One who is ignorant, who has not known the Self and who is faithless and who has a doubting mind perishes. Neither this world nor also the next world nor happiness exists for one who has a doubting mind.   O Dhananjaya, actions do not bind one who has renounced actions... Continue Reading →
  30. The way to renunciation – Chapter 5 – Slokas 5.01-5.05 (3/26/2019) - Arjuna said, “O Krishna, You praise and speak of renunciation of actions and again you praise and speak of Yoga that is the performance of obligatory and customary duties and actions. Tell me for certain, as the one intended by You, that one which is more commendable or recommended between these two”.   The Blessed... Continue Reading →
  31. The way to renunciation – Chapter 5 – Slokas 5.06-5.10 (3/27/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “But, O mighty-armed one, renunciation is hard to achieve and attain without Karma Yoga, that is performance of obligatory and customary duties and actions. The meditative man who is steadfast in Knowledge and the Supreme Goal equipped with Yoga, that is Karma Yoga, in the form of performance of duties and... Continue Reading →
  32. The way to renunciation – Chapter 5 – Slokas 5.11-5.16 (3/28/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “By giving up attachment to the results of actions and rightful duties, the Yogis, men of action undertake work and duties merely through the body, through the mind, through the intellect and even through the organs completely devoid of sense of doership and ownership and for the purification of themselves.  ... Continue Reading →
  33. The way to renunciation – Chapter 5 – Slokas 5.17-5.21 (3/29/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “tad-buddhayas tad-atmanas tan-nisthas tat-parayanah gacchanty apunar-avrttim jnana-nirdhuta-kalmasah – Those who have their intellect absorbed in That, whose Self is That, who are steadfast in That, who have That as their Supreme Goal – they will attain the state of non-returning with their dirt having been destroyed by Knowledge.   vidya-vinaya-sampanne brahmane... Continue Reading →
  34. The way to renunciation – Chapter 5 – Slokas 5.22-5.26 (3/30/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Since enjoyments that result from contact with objects are verily sources of sorrow and have a beginning and an end, O son of Kunti, the wise one and knower of Brahman, who has realized the Reality which is the Supreme Goal does not delight in them.   saknotihaiva yah sodhum prak... Continue Reading →
  35. The way to renunciation – Chapter 5 – Slokas 5.27-5.29 (4/1/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “sparsan krtva bahir bahyams caksus caivantare bhruvoh pranapanau samau krtva nasabhyantara-carinau yatendriya-mano-buddhir munir moksa-parayanah vigateccha-bhaya-krodho yah sada mukta eva sah – Keeping the external objects of sound, touch, taste, sight and smell outside, keeping the eyes at the juncture of the eye-brows and similarly making the outgoing and incoming breaths that move... Continue Reading →
  36. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.01-6.05 (4/2/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “anasritah karma-phalam karyam karma karoti yah sa sannyasi ca yogi ca na niragnir na cakriyah – He who performs an action which is his duty without depending on the results and fruits of the said action and duty is a monk and a Yogi but not one who does not keep... Continue Reading →
  37. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.06-6.10 (4/3/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “bandhur atmatmanas tasya yenatmaivatmana jitah anatmanas tu satrutve vartetatmaiva satru-vat – Of him, by whom has been subdued and conquered his very self by the self, for him his self is the friend of his self. But, for one who has not conquered his self and has no self-control, his self... Continue Reading →
  38. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.11-6.15 (4/4/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Having firmly established his seat in a clean place that is neither too high nor too low and that is made of cloth, skin and kusa grass placed successively one below the other and sitting on that seat, he should concentrate his mind for the purification of the internal organ by... Continue Reading →
  39. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.16-6.20 (4/5/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “But, O Arjuna, Yoga is not for one who eats too much nor is it for one who does not eat at all; neither is it for one who habitually sleeps too long nor surely for one who keeps awake too long. (Here what is important to remember are the verses... Continue Reading →
  40. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.21-6.25 (4/6/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “sukham atyantikam yat tad buddhi-grahyam atindriyam vetti yatra na caivayam sthitas calati tattvatah – When one experiences that absolute Bliss which can be intuited by the intellect and which is beyond the senses, then this person being established in the Self surely does not swerve from that Reality.   yam labdhva... Continue Reading →
  41. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.26-6.30 (4/8/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “The Yogi who is thus engaged in making the mind established in the Self should bring his mind under subjugation of the Self Itself by restraining it from all those causes whatever they may be due to which the restless unsteady mind wanders away.   prasanta-manasam hy enam yoginam sukham uttamam... Continue Reading →
  42. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.31-6.35 (4/9/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “sarva-bhuta-sthitam yo mam bhajaty ekatvam asthitah sarvatha vartamano ‘pi sa yogi mayi vartate – That Yogi, the man of Realization being established in unity adores Me as existing in all beings and he exists in Me – in whatever condition he may be.    atmaupamyena sarvatra samam pasyati yo ‘rjuna sukham... Continue Reading →
  43. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.36-6.40 (4/10/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “asamyatatmana yogo dusprapa iti me matih vasyatmana tu yatata sakyo ‘vaptum upayatah – My conviction is that Yoga is difficult to be attained by one of uncontrolled mind but, on the other hand, Yoga is possible to be attained by one who strives through the means described above and by one... Continue Reading →
  44. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.41-6.45 (4/11/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Attaining the worlds of the righteous and residing there for eternal years, the man fallen from Yoga is born in the house of the pious and performs actions according to scriptural instructions and born in the house who are prosperous.   atha va yoginam eva kule bhavati dhimatam etad dhi durlabhataram... Continue Reading →
  45. The Yoga of Meditation – Chapter 6 – Slokas 6.46-6.47 (4/12/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “tapasvibhyo ‘dhiko yogi jnanibhyo ‘pi mato ‘dhikah karmibhyas cadhiko yogi tasmad yogi bhavarjuna – A Yogi is higher than men of austerity; he is considered higher than and superior to even men of Knowledge. The Yogi is greater than the men of action. Therefore, O Arjuna, do become a Yogi.  ... Continue Reading →
  46. Jnāna and Vijnāna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 7.01-7.05 (4/13/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “O Pārtha, having the mind fixed on Me, who am the Supreme, practising the Yoga of Meditation and taking refuge in Me, hear from Me now, how you will know Me with certainty in entirety.   I shall tell you in detail of this Knowledge combined with realization, savijnānam, after experiencing which,... Continue Reading →
  47. Jnāna and Vijnāna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 7.06-7.10 (4/15/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Understand that all things animate and inanimate have these as their source (Prakrti and the jiva-bhutam). Therefore, I am the origin as also the end of the whole universe.   O Dhananjaya, there is nothing else whatsoever higher than Me, who am the source of the world. All this is strung... Continue Reading →
  48. Jnāna and Vijnāna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 7.11-7.15 (4/16/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “And of the strong, I am the strength which is devoid of passion and attachment. Among creatures, I am that desire which is not contrary to righteousness and scriptural injunctions, O scion of the Bharata dynasty.   Those things that indeed are made of the quality of sattva and those that... Continue Reading →
  49. Jnāna and Vijnāna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 7.16-7.20 (4/17/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “catur-vidha bhajante mam janah sukrtino ‘rjuna arto jijnasur artharthi jnani ca bharatarsabha – O Arjuna, foremost of the Bharata dynasty, four classes of people who are eminent among human beings and are pious in actions and are of virtuous deeds adore Me: the afflicted, the seeker of Knowledge, the seeker of... Continue Reading →
  50. Jnāna and Vijnāna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 7.21-7.25 (4/18/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “yo yo yam yam tanum bhaktah sraddhayarcitum icchati tasya tasyacalam sraddham tam eva vidadhamy aham – Whichever form of a deity, any devotee wants to worship, I strengthen that very firm faith of his.    sa taya sraddhaya yuktas tasyaradhanam ihate labhate ca tatah kaman mayaiva vihitan hi tan – Being... Continue Reading →
  51. Jnāna and Vijnāna – Chapter 7 – Slokas 7.26-7.30 (4/19/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “vedaham samatitani vartamanani carjuna bhavisyani ca bhutani mam tu veda na kascana – O Arjuna, I know the past beings and the present beings and also the future beings but no one knows Me!   O scion of the Bharata dyanasty, O destroyer of foes, due to the delusion of duality... Continue Reading →
  52. The Immutable Brahman – Chapter 8 – Slokas 8.01 -8.05 (4/20/2019) - Arjuna said, “kim tad brahma kim adhyatmam kim karma purusottama adhibhutam ca kim proktam adhidaivam kim ucyate adhiyajnah katham ko ‘tra dehe ‘smin madhusudana prayana-kale ca katham jneyo ‘si niyatatmabhih – O Supreme Person, what is that Brahman? What is that which exists in the individual plane? What is action? And what is that which is... Continue Reading →
  53. The Immutable Brahman – Chapter 8 – Slokas 8.06 -8.10 (4/22/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “yam yam vapi smaran bhavam tyajaty ante kalevaram tam tam evaiti kaunteya sada tad-bhava-bhavitah – O son of Kunti, thinking of any entity whichever it may be; one gives up the body at the time of departure, he attains that very entity which he remembered, having been always engrossed in its... Continue Reading →
  54. The Immutable Brahman – Chapter 8 – Slokas 8.11 -8.15 (4/23/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “I shall speak to you briefly of That which called Aksaram, the Immutable indestructible Goal to be reached which the knowers of the Vedas declare, into which enter the diligent ones who have become free from attachment and are aspiring to know that Immutable for which they practise celibacy, brahmacaryam. (Here brahmacaryam, can... Continue Reading →
  55. The Immutable Brahman – Chapter 8 – Slokas 8.16 -8.20 (4/24/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “O Arjuna, all the worlds together with the world of Brahmā are subject to return. But O son of Kunti, there is no rebirth after reaching Me.   Those people who are knowers of what day and what night are, know that the day of Brahmā ends in a thousand yugas... Continue Reading →
  56. The Immutable Brahman – Chapter 8 – Slokas 8.21 -8.25 (4/25/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “avyakto ‘ksara ity uktas tam ahuh paramam gatim yam prapya na nivartante tad dhama paramam mama – He who has been mentioned as the Unmanifest Immutable, they call Him the Supreme Goal. That is the Supreme Abode of Mine reaching which they do not return to the worldly state.   purusah... Continue Reading →
  57. The Immutable Brahman – Chapter 8 – Slokas 8.26 -8.28 (4/26/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “These two courses of the world which are white and black are verily considered eternal. By the one course, a man goes to the State of Non-return and by the other he returns again.   naite srti partha janan yogi muhyati kascana tasmat sarvesu kalesu yoga-yukto bhavarjuna – O son of... Continue Reading →
  58. The Sovereign Knowledge and Mystery – Chapter 9 – Slokas 9.01 – 9.05 (4/27/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “idam tu te guhyatamam pravaksyamy anasuyave jnanam vijnana-sahitam yaj jnatva moksyase ‘subhat – However, to you who are not given to cavilling, I shall speak of the highest secret itself which is Knowledge and combined with experience and by realizing that Knowledge, you shall be free from evil.   raja-vidya raja-guhyam... Continue Reading →
  59. The Sovereign Knowledge and Mystery – Chapter 9 – Slokas 9.06 – 9.10 (4/29/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “yathakasa-sthito nityam vayuh sarvatra-go mahan tatha sarvani bhutani mat-sthanity upadharaya – Understand thus, that just as the voluminous wind moving everywhere is ever present in space, similarly all beings abide in Me.   sarva-bhutani kaunteya prakrtim yanti mamikam kalpa-ksaye punas tani kalpadau visrjamy aham – O son of Kunti, all beings... Continue Reading →
  60. The Sovereign Knowledge and Mystery – Chapter 9 – Slokas 9.11 – 9.15 (4/30/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “avajananti mam mudha manusim tanum asritam param bhavam ajananto mama bhuta-mahesvaram – Not knowing My supreme nature as the Lord of all beings, foolish people disregard Me, although I am by nature eternal, pure and Self of all beings and who have taken a human body.   Of vain hopes, of... Continue Reading →
  61. The Sovereign Knowledge and Mystery – Chapter 9 – Slokas 9.16 – 9.20 (5/1/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “aham kratur aham yajnah svadhaham aham ausadham mantro ‘ham aham evajyam aham agnir aham hutam – I am the kratu, the Vedic sacrifice, I am the yajnah, sacrifice as prescribed by the Vedas, I am the svadhā, the food that is offered in the Vedic sacrifice, I am ausadham, medicine for curing diseases,... Continue Reading →
  62. The Sovereign Knowledge and Mystery – Chapter 9 – Slokas 9.21 – 9.25 (5/2/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “After having enjoyed that vast heavenly world, they enter into this human world on the exhaustion of their merit. Thus, indeed, those who follow the rites and duties in the manner prescribed in the three Vedas are desirous of pleasures, attain only the state of going and returning.   ananyas cintayanto... Continue Reading →
  63. The Sovereign Knowledge and Mystery – Chapter 9 – Slokas 9.26 – 9.30 (5/3/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “patram puspam phalam toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati tad aham bhakty-upahrtam asnami prayatatmanah – Whoever offers Me with devotion – a leaf or a flower or a fruit or water, I accept that gift of the pure-hearted man which has been presented with devotion.   yat karosi yad asnasi yaj juhosi... Continue Reading →
  64. The Sovereign Knowledge and Mystery – Chapter 9 – Slokas 9.31 – 9.34 (5/4/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “ksipram bhavati dharmatma sasvac-chantim nigacchati kaunteya pratijanihi na me bhaktah pranasyati – He soon becomes possessed of a virtuous mind and attains everlasting peace. Do you proclaim boldly, O son of Kunti, that My devotee does not get ruined.   mam hi partha vyapasritya ye ‘pi syuh papa-yonayah striyo vaisyas tatha... Continue Reading →
  65. The Divine Glory – Chapter 10 – Slokas 10.01 – 10.05 (5/6/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “O mighty-armed one, listen again to My Supreme utterance which is of the Transcendental Reality, I  take delight in speaking to you of that Supreme Truth wishing your welfare.   Neither the gods nor the great sages know My lordly power and radiance. For, in all respects, I am the source... Continue Reading →
  66. The Divine Glory – Chapter 10 – Slokas 10.06 – 10.10 (5/7/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “The seven great sages as also the four Manus of ancient days, of whom are these creatures in the world, had their thoughts fixed on Me and they were born from My mind.   etam vibhutim yogam ca mama yo vetti tattvatah so ‘vikalpena yogena yujyate natra samsayah – One who... Continue Reading →
  67. The Divine Glory – Chapter 10 – Slokas 10.11 – 10.15 (5/8/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “tesam evanukampartham aham ajnana-jam tamah nasayamy atma-bhava-stho jnana-dipena bhasvata – Out of compassion for them alone, I, residing in their hearts destroy the darkness born of ignorance with luminous lamp of Knowledge”.   Arjuna said, “param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan purusam sasvatam divyam adi-devam ajam vibhum ahus tvam rsayah... Continue Reading →
  68. The Divine Glory – Chapter 10 – Slokas 10.16 – 10.20 (5/9/2019) - Arjuna said, “Be pleased to speak in full of Your own manifestations which are indeed divine through which manifestations, You exist pervading these worlds.   katham vidyam aham yogims tvam sada paricintayan kesu kesu ca bhavesu cintyo ‘si bhagavan maya – O Yogi, how shall I know You by remaining ever-engaged in meditation? And through... Continue Reading →
  69. The Divine Glory – Chapter 10 – Slokas 10.21 – 10.25 (5/10/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Among the Adityas I am Visnu; among the luminaries, I am the radiant sun; among the different gods known as Maruts I am Marici; among the stars I am the moon.   Among the Vedas I am the Sāma Veda; among the gods I am Indra. Among the organs I am... Continue Reading →
  70. The Divine Glory – Chapter 10 – Slokas 10.26 – 10.30 (5/11/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Among all trees I am Asvattha, and Nārada among the divine sages. Among the gandharvas I am Citraratha; among the perfected ones, I am the sage Kapila.   Among horses, know Me to be Uccaihsravas, born of nectar; Airāvata among the lordly elephants; and among men, the King of men.   Among... Continue Reading →
  71. The Divine Glory – Chapter 10 – Slokas 10.31 – 10.35 (5/13/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Of the purifiers I am air; among the wielders of weapons I am Rāma. Among the fishes, too, I am the shark. I am Jāhnavi among rivers.   sarganam adir antas ca madhyam caivaham arjuna adhyatma-vidya vidyanam vadah pravadatam aham – O Arjuna, of creations I am the beginning and the... Continue Reading →
  72. The Divine Glory – Chapter 10 – Slokas 10.36 – 10.40 (5/14/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Of the fraudulent I am gambling; I am the irresistible command of the mighty. I am excellence, I am effort and perseverance. I am the sattva quality of those possessed of sattva.   Of the Vrsnis I am Vāsudeva; of the Pandavas, Dhananjaya. And of the wise, I am Vyāsa; of the... Continue Reading →
  73. The Divine Glory – Chapter 10 – Slokas 10.41 – 10.42 (5/15/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “yad yad vibhutimat sattvam srimad urjitam eva va tat tad evavagaccha tvam mama tejo-‘msa-sambhavam – Whatever object in this world is verily endowed with majesty, possessed of prosperity, or is energetic and possessed of vigour, you know for certain each of them as having a part of My teja, power as its sambhavam,... Continue Reading →
  74. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.01 – 11.05 (5/16/2019) - Arjuna said, “mad-anugrahaya paramam guhyam adhyatma-samjnitam yat tvayoktam vacas tena moho ‘yam vigato mama – This delusion of mine has been removed as a result of that speech of Yours which is supremely secret and known as adhyātma-sanjnitam, pertaining to the Self and which was uttered by You for my benefit.   O You with eyes... Continue Reading →
  75. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.06 – 11.11 (5/17/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “See the Adityas (Twelve Adityas), the Vasus (Eight Vasus), the Rudras (Eleven Rudras), the Asvins (Asvin twins) and the Maruts (Forty nine Maruts of seven groups and seven each). O scion of the Bharata dynasty, behold also many other wonders not seen before.   ihaika-stham jagat krtsnam pasyadya sa-caracaram mama dehe... Continue Reading →
  76. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.12 – 11.16 (5/18/2019) - Sanjaya said, “divi surya-sahasrasya bhaved yugapad utthita yadi bhah sadrsi sa syad bhasas tasya mahatmanah – Should the effulgence of a thousand suns blaze forth simultaneously in the sky, that might be similar to the radiance of that exalted One.   tatraika-stham jagat krtsnam pravibhaktam anekadha apasyad deva-devasya sarire pandavas tada – At that time,... Continue Reading →
  77. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.17 – 11.21 (5/20/2019) - Arjuna said, “kiritinam gadinam cakrinam ca tejo-rasim sarvato diptimantam pasyami tvam durniriksyam samantad diptanalarka-dyutim aprameyam – I see You as wearing a diadem, wielding a mace and holding a disc; a mass of brilliance glowing all around, difficult to look at from all sides, possessed of radiance of the blazing fire and sun and immeasurable.... Continue Reading →
  78. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.22 – 11.27 (5/21/2019) - Arjuna said, “rudraditya vasavo ye ca sadhya visve ‘svinau marutas cosmapas ca gandharva-yaksasura-siddha-sangha viksante tvam vismitas caiva sarve – Those who are Rudras, Adityas, Vasus and the Sādhyas, Visve-devas, the two Asvins, the Maruts and the Usmapas and hosts of Gandharvas, Yakshas, demons and Siddhas – all of those very ones gaze at You, being... Continue Reading →
  79. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.28 – 11.32 (5/22/2019) - Arjuna said, “yatha nadinam bahavo ‘mbu-vegah samudram evabhimukha dravanti tatha tavami nara-loka-vira visanti vaktrany abhivijvalanti – As the numerous currents of the waters of flowing rivers rush towards the ocean alone, so also do those heroes of the human world enter into Your blazing mouths.   yatha pradiptam jvalanam patanga visanti nasaya samrddha-vegah tathaiva nasaya... Continue Reading →
  80. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.33 – 11.37 (5/23/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “tasmat tvam uttistha yaso labhasva jitva satrun bhunksva rajyam samrddham mayaivaite nihatah purvam eva nimitta-matram bhava savya-sacin – Therefore, you rise up and gain fame by defeating enemies and enjoy a prosperous kingdom. These have been definitely killed by Me even earlier; be you merely an instrument, O Savyasācin.   dronam... Continue Reading →
  81. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.38 – 11.42 (5/24/2019) - Arjuna said, “tvam adi-devah purusah puranas tvam asya visvasya param nidhanam vettasi vedyam ca param ca dhama tvaya tatam visvam ananta-rupa – You are the Primal deity, the ancient Person; You are the Supreme Resort and Solace of this world. You are the knower as also the object of knowledge, and the Supreme Abode. O... Continue Reading →
  82. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.43 – 11.47 (5/25/2019) - Arjuna said, “pitasi lokasya caracarasya tvam asya pujyas ca gurur gariyan na tvat-samo ‘sty abhyadhikah kuto ‘nyo loka-traye ‘py apratima-prabhava – You are the Father of all beings moving and non-moving; to this world You are worthy of worship, the Teacher, and greater than a teacher. There is none equal to You; how at all... Continue Reading →
  83. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.48 – 11.52 (5/27/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “na veda-yajnadhyayanair na danair na ca kriyabhir na tapobhir ugraih evam-rupah sakya aham nr-loke drastum tvad anyena kuru-pravira – Not by the study of the Vedas and sacrifices, not by gifts, not even by rituals, nor even by severe austerities can I, in this form, be perceived in the human world... Continue Reading →
  84. Revelation of the Cosmic Form – Chapter 11 – Slokas 11.53 – 11.55 (5/28/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “naham vedair na tapasa na danena na cejyaya sakya evam-vidho drastum drstavan asi mam yatha – Not through the Vedas, not by austerity, not by gifts, nor even by sacrifice can I be seen in this form as you have seen Me.   bhaktya tv ananyaya sakya aham evam-vidho ‘rjuna jnatum... Continue Reading →
  85. Bhakti- Yoga – Chapter 12 – Slokas 12.01 – 12.05 (5/29/2019) - Arjuna said, “evam satata-yukta ye bhaktas tvam paryupasate ye capy aksaram avyaktam tesam ke yoga-vittamah – Those devotees who, being thus ever-devoted, meditate on You and those others again, who meditate on the Immutable, the Unmanifested – of them, who are the best experiencers of Yoga?”    The Blessed Lord said, “mayy avesya mano ye... Continue Reading →
  86. Bhakti- Yoga – Chapter 12 – Slokas 12.06 – 12.10 (5/30/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “ye tu sarvani karmani mayi sannyasya mat-parah ananyenaiva yogena mam dhyayanta upasate tesam aham samuddharta mrtyu-samsara-sagarat bhavami na cirat partha mayy avesita-cetasam – As for those who having dedicated all actions to Me who am God and having accepted Me as the Supreme, meditate by thinking of Me with single-minded concentration... Continue Reading →
  87. Bhakti- Yoga – Chapter 12 – Slokas 12.11 – 12.15 (5/31/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “athaitad apy asakto ‘si kartum mad-yogam asritah sarva-karma-phala-tyagam tatah kuru yatatmavan – if you are unable to do even this, in that case, having resorted to the Yoga for Me, thereafter renounce the results and fruits of all works and actions by becoming controlled in the mind.   sreyo hi jnanam... Continue Reading →
  88. Bhakti- Yoga – Chapter 12 – Slokas 12.16 – 12.20 (6/1/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “anapeksah sucir daksa udasino gata-vyathah sarvarambha-parityagi yo mad-bhaktah sa me priyah – He who has no desires, who is pure, who is able to promptly understand in the right way the duties that present themselves; who is impartial, who is free from fear, who has renounced every undertaking with expectations of... Continue Reading →
  89. Discrimination between Nature and Soul – Chapter 13 – Slokas 13.01 – 13.06 (6/3/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “idam sariram kaunteya ksetram ity abhidhiyate etad yo vetti tam prahuh ksetra-jna iti tad-vidah – O son of Kunti, this body is referred to as the ‘field’. Those who versed in this and aware of this ‘field’ call him who is conscious of it as the ‘knower of the field’.  ... Continue Reading →
  90. Discrimination between Nature and Soul – Chapter 13 – Slokas 13.07 – 13.11 (6/4/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “amanitvam adambhitvam ahimsa ksantir arjavam acaryopasanam saucam sthairyam atma-vinigrahah indriyarthesu vairagyam anahankara eva ca janma-mrtyu-jara-vyadhi- duhkha-dosanudarsanam asaktir anabhisvangah putra-dara-grhadisu nityam ca sama-cittatvam istanistopapattisu – Humility, unpretentiousness, non-injury and absence of cruelty towards creatures, forbearance, sincerity, service of the teacher, cleanliness, steadiness, control of the body and organs in perseverance in the path... Continue Reading →
  91. Discrimination between Nature and Soul – Chapter 13 – Slokas 13.12 – 13.16 (6/5/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “jneyam yat tat pravaksyami yaj jnatvamrtam asnute anadi mat-param brahma na sat tan nasad ucyate – I shall speak of THAT which is to be known, by realizing which, one attains Immortality. The Supreme Unsurpassable Brahman is without beginning. THAT is called neither being nor is it called non-being.   sarvatah... Continue Reading →
  92. Discrimination between Nature and Soul – Chapter 13 – Slokas 13.17 – 13.21 (6/6/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “jyotisam api taj jyotis tamasah param ucyate jnanam jneyam jnana-gamyam hrdi sarvasya visthitam – THAT is the Light even of the lights; IT is spoken of as beyond darkness. IT is Knowledge, the Knowable and the Known or Goal of Knowledge. IT exists specially in the hearts of all creatures.  ... Continue Reading →
  93. Discrimination between Nature and Soul – Chapter 13 – Slokas 13.22 – 13.26 (6/7/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “upadrastanumanta ca bharta bhokta mahesvarah paramatmeti capy ukto dehe ‘smin purusah parah – He who is the Witness, the Permitter or the Approver, the Sustainer, the Experiencer, the great Lord and who is spoken of as the transcendental Self is the Supreme Person in this body.   ya evam vetti purusam... Continue Reading →
  94. Discrimination between Nature and Soul – Chapter 13 – Slokas 13.27 – 13.34 (6/8/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “samam sarvesu bhutesu tisthantam paramesvaram vinasyatsv avinasyantam yah pasyati sa pasyati – He sees who sees the Supreme Lord as existing equally in all the beings and as the Imperishable among the perishable.   samam pasyan hi sarvatra samavasthitam isvaram na hinasty atmanatmanam tato yati param gatim – Since by seeing... Continue Reading →
  95. The classification of the three gunas – Chapter 14 – Slokas 14.01 – 14.05 (6/12/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “param bhuyah pravaksyami jnananam jnanam uttamam yaj jnatva munayah sarve param siddhim ito gatah – I shall speak again of the Supreme Knowledge, the best of all knowledges, by realizing which all the contemplatives namely the monks and seekers reached the Highest Perfection from here.   idam jnanam upasritya mama sadharmyam... Continue Reading →
  96. The classification of the three gunas – Chapter 14 – Slokas 14.06 – 14.10 (6/13/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “Among them, sattva, being pure is an illuminator – prakāsakam and is harmless. O sinless one, it binds through attachment to happiness – sukhasangena and attachment to knowledge – jnāna-sangena.   Know rajas to be of the nature of passion, born of hankering and attachment – trsnā-āsanga-samudbhavam. O son of Kunti, that rajas binds the... Continue Reading →
  97. The classification of the three gunas – Chapter 14 – Slokas 14.11 – 14.15 (6/14/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “sarva-dvaresu dehe ‘smin prakasa upajayate jnanam yada tada vidyad vivrddham sattvam ity uta – When the illumination – prakāsa that is knowledge radiates in this body through all the doors of the senses, then one should know that sattva has increased greatly.   O best of the Bharata dynasty, when the quality of rajas becomes... Continue Reading →
  98. The classification of the three gunas – Chapter 14 – Slokas 14.16 – 14.20 (6/15/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “They say that the result of good work is pure and is born of sattva. But the result of rajas is sorrow and the result of tamas is ignorance.   From sattva is born knowledge, and from rajas verily is avarice. From tamas are born inadvertence and delusion as also ignorance to be sure.   People who... Continue Reading →
  99. The classification of the three gunas – Chapter 14 – Slokas 14.21 – 14.27 (6/17/2019) - Arjuna said, “O Lord, by what signs is one who has gone beyond these three qualities known? What is his behaviour, and how does he transcend these three qualities?”   The Blessed Lord said, “prakasam ca pravrttim ca moham eva ca pandava na dvesti sampravrttani na nivrttani kanksati – O son of Pāndu, he neither... Continue Reading →
  100. The Supreme Person – Chapter 15 – Slokas 15.01 – 15.05 (6/18/2019) - The Blessed Lord said, “urdhva-mulam adhah-sakham asvattham prahur avyayam chandamsi yasya parnani yas tam veda sa veda-vit – They say that the Peepul Tree, which has its roots upward and branches downward, and of which the Vedas are the leaves is imperishable. He who realizes it is a knower of the Vedas.   adhas cordhvam... Continue Reading →

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