Monasticism and Liberation – Chapter 18 – Slokas 18.01 – 18.78

Arjuna said, "sannyasasya maha-baho tattvam icchami veditum tyagasya ca hrsikesa prthak kesi-nisudana - O mighty-armed Hrsikesa, O slayer of Kesi, I want to know severally the truth - tattvam about sannyāsa as also about tyāga".   The Blessed Lord said, "kamyanam karmanam nyasam sannyasam kavayo viduh sarva-karma-phala-tyagam prahus tyagam vicaksanah - The learned ones know sannyāsa to be the... Continue Reading →

The Divine and the demoniacal attributes – Chapter 16 – Slokas 16.01 – 16.24

The Blessed Lord said, "abhayam sattva-samsuddhir jnana-yoga-vyavasthitih danam damas ca yajnas ca svadhyayas tapa arjavam - Fearlessness - abhayam, purity of the mind - sattva-samsuddhih, persistence in knowledge and yoga - jnāna-yoga-vyavasthitih, charity - dānam, control of the external organs - damah, sacrifice - yajnah, study of the scriptures - svādhyāyah, austerity and penance - tapah, rectitude - ārjavam -    ahimsa satyam... Continue Reading →

Karma Yoga – Chapter 3 – Slokas 3.01-3.43

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 assembly of armies – Chapter 1

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 →

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 →

Thapas

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Intense dhyāna or meditation leads to thapas or tapasya or penance as it is known in scriptural authorities is known to be the recommended path and prescribed practice to burn all desires, thoughts, actions-inactions, mind, ego, time and other creation differentials. But when the creation differentials of time, space, movement, ego, intellect, mind, five-fold elements or panchabhutas, five-fold attributes... Continue Reading →

Dhyāna

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Dhyāna or meditation is an action-inaction acting on the fundamentals and principles of the manifestation of a created being in the state of Avyakta or Unmanifest from within Aksharam or Imperishable or Supreme Self or Avyakta beeja or seed. The subtlest Avyakta or Unmanifest that sets in motion the act of dhyāna or meditation as an action-inaction is... Continue Reading →

Annadhānam

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: Annadhānam or bhiksha or the act of giving alms or food has generally been spoken about in superlative terms by celestial hierarchy, devatas, Rishis, Seers and Yogis. It is considered to be the greatest form of charity or dhānam.   Gaja turaga Sahasram, Gokulam koti danam, Kanaka Rajatha patram Methini sagarantham, Upaya kula vishuttam, Koti... Continue Reading →

Mantra sadhana

Adi Moola Ganapathi uvaacha: The importance and value to every ritual, sadhana, anustana, practice, yāga, yagna, dhāna, dharma, japa, mantra japa, dhyāna, jnāna, yoga, Vedaopasana, Nadopasana, mantra sadhana, thapas and every other methodology prescribed in the scriptures and by the myriad forms of the Supreme Self is to reveal the origin of existence namely the Supreme Self... Continue Reading →

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