Monasticism and Liberation – Chapter 18 – Slokas 18.61 – 18.65

The Blessed Lord said, "isvarah sarva-bhutanam hrd-dese 'rjuna tisthati bhramayan sarva-bhutani yantrarudhani mayaya - O Arjuna, the Lord - Isvarah resides - tisthati in the region of the heart - hrd-dese of all creatures - sarva-bhutānām, revolving - bhrāmayan through Māyā - māyayā all the creatures - sarva-bhutāni as though mounted on a machine - yantra-ārudhāni!   tam eva saranam... Continue Reading →

Monasticism and Liberation – Chapter 18 – Slokas 18.56 – 18.60

The Blessed Lord said, "sarva-karmany api sada kurvano mad-vyapasrayah mat-prasadad avapnoti sasvatam padam avyayam - Ever - sadā engaging even in - kurvānah api all actions, one to whom I am the refuge - madvyapāsrayah, attains - āpnoti the eternal - sāsvatam, immutable - avyayam State - padam through My grace - mat-prasādāt.   cetasa sarva-karmani mayi sannyasya mat-parah buddhi-yogam... Continue Reading →

Monasticism and Liberation – Chapter 18 – Slokas 18.51 – 18.55

The Blessed Lord said, "buddhya visuddhaya yukto dhrtyatmanam niyamya ca sabdadin visayams tyaktva raga-dvesau vyudasya ca - Being endowed - yuktah with a pure - visuddhayā intellect - buddhyā, and controlling - niyamya oneself - ātmānam with fortitude - dhrtyā, rejecting - tyaktvā the objects - visayān - beginning from sound - sabdādin, and eliminating - vyudasya attachment and hatred -... Continue Reading →

Monasticism and Liberation – Chapter 18 – Slokas 18.41 – 18.45

The Blessed Lord said, "brahmana-ksatriya-visam sudranam ca parantapa karmani pravibhaktani svabhava-prabhavair gunaih - O scorcher of enemies - parantapa, the duties - karmāni of the Brāhmanas, the Kshatriyas and the Vaisyas - brāhmana-ksatriya-visām, as also of the Sudras - sudrānām have been fully classified - pravibhaktāni according to the gunas - gunaih born from Nature - svabhāva-prabhavaih.   samo... Continue Reading →

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