Sunday, July 16, 2017

Greatness of Chapter Ten of Bhagwat Gita

Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Ten of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 8 of the Bhagwat Gita.

“In the olden times, there was a Brahmin of the name of Dhira-buddhi in Kashipuri, who was very dear to Lord Shiva. He was always peaceful and all of his senses were fixed in the glorification of Lord Krishna. Wherever, he would go, Lord Shiva would follow him with great love, so that Lord Shiva could protect and serve him. Seeing Lord Shiva’s activities, Lord Shiva’s eternal servant Bhringi-riddhi inquired from Lord Shiva, “What kind of austerities and other pious activities has this great devotee performed, that you are personally rendering service to him?”

Hearing Bhringi-riddhi’s inquiry, Lord Shiva replied as follows. “Once, in Kailash Purvat, in the garden known as Punnaag, I was enjoying sitting in the moonlight, and suddenly there was a great wind, which caused the trees to shake with a very loud noise. Suddenly a shadow was cast all around as if a mountain was moving. Suddenly, in the sky, a very large bird in the colour of a rain cloud appeared. Due to the flapping of its wings, it was causing the trees to shake and the dust to swirl around. Suddenly the bird landed on the ground and offered his respects to me and also one beautiful lotus flower. After which, he said, “Oh Mahadeva! All glories to you, the shelter of all. There is no limit to your glories. You are the protector of the devotees, who have control over their senses. And you are the foremost of all the devotees of the Supreme Lord Krishna. Great souls such as Brihaspati are always chanting your glories. But even the thousand-headed Ananta Shesa, is not able to fully describe your glories. So what to speak of a bird like me, with such small intelligence.”

After hearing the bird’s prayer, I inquired, “Who are you, and where are you coming from? You look like a swan and your bodily colour is that of a crow.” That bird said, “Please understand that I am the swan-carrier of Lord Brahma. And the reason for my body having attained a black colour, I will relate to you.

Just close to Saurashtra (Surat), there is one beautiful lake, from where this wonderful heavenly lotus flower came from. I had been enjoying there for some time. Just as I was flying off from that place, I suddenly fell to the ground and my body took on this black colour. At that time I was thinking to my self. How have I fallen down, and how has my body which was white like camphor, turned black? While thinking in this way I heard a voice, coming from the lotuses in the lake “Oh, swan, get up, I will tell you the reason why you fell down, and your body turned black.” At that time I got up and went to the centre of the lake, where there were five extraordinary beautiful lotuses, out of which came a very beautiful lady. After circumambulating her, I inquired as to the reason of my falling down. She replied; “Oh, black swan, while you were flying, you flew over me, and due to this offense, your body has now become black. When I saw you fall down, I felt sorry for you, thus, I called you here. When I opened my mouth, the scent emanating from it was able to purify at one time seven thousand black bees, who immediately attained admission into the heavenly realm. My dear king of birds, the reason I have such power I will tell you.

Previous to this birth, three births before, I was born in a Brahmin family, and my name was Saroja-vadana, my father had always instructed me in the principles of chastity and when I got married I served my husband very faithfully. One day I found a Maina (a black bird), and due to looking after it, my service to my husband became affected, for which he became angry, and cursed me, “Oh, sinful woman, you will become a Maina in your next birth.”

In my next birth I became a Maina, but due to my following the principles of chastity strictly, I managed to come in contact with some sages, who kept me at their ashram. One of the sage’s daughters used to look after me. While staying there, every morning and evening I would hear the recitation of the tenth chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, due to which in my next birth I attained the body of an Apsara in the heavenly planets of the name Padmavati. One day, I was travelling in a flower airplane when I saw the beautiful lotus flower on this lake. Coming here, I started to enjoy in the water. At that time, Durvasa-Rishi arrived and saw me completely naked. Being afraid of him I immediately took on the form of five lotuses. My two arms became two lotuses and my two legs became two lotuses, and the rest of my body became the fifth lotus. From Durvasa Rishi’s eyes fire started to emanate: “Oh, sinful one, you will stay in that form for one hundred years”. After cursing me, he immediately disappeared. But fortunately, I was able to remember the Tenth Chapter of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita. And today, I have become free from the curse, Due to your crossing over me, you fell to the ground and your body became black. But if you hear from me the Tenth Chapter of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, you will be able to become free from this situation.”

After Padmavati had completed reciting the Tenth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, she left in an airplane for Vaikuntha. After that I came here and offered this beautiful lotus from that lake to you.”
Lord Siva said, “After that black swan completed his story he immediately gave up his body and took birth in a Brahmin family as Dhira-buddhi, who, from his childhood, always chanted the Tenth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita.
And whoever would hear that chanting from him would attain darshan of Lord Vishnu, who is holding the Shankha and Chakra. Whoever would hear that chanting, whether they are fallen and addicted to intoxication, or even killers of Brahmins, they would attain the darshan of Lord Vishnu, who is holding the Shankha and Chakra. For that reason my dear Bhringi-riddhi, I am always serving Dhira-buddhi.”

Lord Siva said, “My dear Parvati, whether one be a male or female, Sannyasi or Grihastha in fact whatever situation one may be in, if he chants the Tenth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, he will attain the darshan of Lord Vishnu.

So that is the greatness of Tenth chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Ten of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Divine Glories."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten (10) is entitled "The Yoga of Divine Glories." This Chapter has a total of 42 verses.

Verses 1 to 7 are about the description of God's glories and power of Yoga with the fruit of their knowledge.

Verses 8 to 11 discusses about the Bhaktiyoga - its fruits and glory.

Verses 12 to 18 In these verses Arjuna offers his praises to God and prays to the Lord for a description of His glories and power of Yoga.

Verses 19 to 42 In these verses Lord Describes His glories and power of Yoga.

To read complete Chapter Ten (10) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten (Chapter-10)

Below are some verses from Tenth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

"sri-bhagavan uvacha
bhuya eva maha-baho
shrinu me paramam vachah
yat te ’ham priyamanaya
vaksyami hita-kamyaya" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 1)

"Sri Krishna said: Listen again, O Arjuna. Because you are My dear friend, for your benefit I shall speak to you further, giving knowledge that is better than what I have already explained."

"na me viduh sura-ganah
prabhavam na maharsayah
aham adir hi devanam
maharsinam cha sarvasah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 2)

"Sri Krishna said: Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know My origin or opulence's, for, in every respect, I am the source of the demigods and sages."

"yo mam ajam anadim cha
vetti loka-maheshvaram
asammudhah sa martyesu
sarva-papaih pramucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 3)

"Sri Krishna said: He who knows Me as the unborn, as the beginning less, as the Supreme Lord of all the worlds—he only, un-deluded among men, is freed from all sins."

"maharsayah sapta purve
chatvaro manavas tatha
mad-bhava manasa jata
yesham loka imah prajah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 6)

"Sri Krishna said: The seven great sages and before them the four other great sages and the Manus [progenitors of mankind] come from Me, born from My mind, and all the living beings populating the various planets descend from them."

"etam vibhutim yogam cha
mama yo vetti tattvatah
so ’vikalpena yogena
yujyate natra samsayah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 7)

"Sri Krishna said: One who is factually convinced of this opulence and mystic power of Mine engages in unalloyed devotional service; of this there is no doubt."

"aham sarvasya prabhavo
mattah sarvam pravartate
iti matva bhajante mam
budha bhava-samanvitah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 8)

"Sri Krishna said: I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts."

"mac-citta mad-gata-prana
bodhayantah parasparam
kathayantas cha mam nityam
tusyanti cha ramanti cha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 9)

"Sri Krishna said: The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss from always enlightening one another and conversing about Me."

"tesam satata-yuktanam
bhajatam priti-purvakam
dadami buddhi-yogam tam
yena mam upayanti te" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 10)

"Sri Krishna said: To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me."

"tesam evanukampartham
aham ajnana-jam tamah
nasayamy atma-bhava-stho
jnana-dipena bhasvata" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 11)

"Sri Krishna said: To show them special mercy, I, dwelling in their hearts, destroy with the shining lamp of knowledge the darkness born of ignorance."

"arjuna uvacha
param brahma param dhama
pavitram paramam bhavan
purusham sasvatam divyam
adi-devam ajam vibhum"

"ahus tvam rsayah sarve
devarsir naradas tatha
asito devalo vyasah
svayam chaiva bravisi me" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 12-13)

"Arjuna said: You are the Lord of the universe, the ultimate abode, the purest, the Absolute Truth. You are the eternal, transcendental, original human being, the unborn, the greatest. All the great sages such as Narada, Asita, Devala and Vyasa confirm this truth about You, and now You Yourself are declaring it to me."

"sarvam etad rtam manye
yan mam vadasi keshava
na hi te bhagavan vyaktim
vidur deva na danavah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 14)

"Arjuna said: O Krishna, I totally accept as truth all that You have told me. Neither the demigods nor the demons, O Lord, can understand Your personality."

"svayam evatmanatmanam
vettha tvam purushottama
bhuta-bhavana bhutesa
deva-deva jagat-pate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 15)

"Arjuna said: Indeed, You alone know Yourself by Your own internal potency, O Supreme human being, origin of all, Lord of all beings, God of gods, Lord of the universe!"

aham atma gudakesha
sarva-bhutasaya-sthitah
aham adis cha madhyam cha
bhutanam anta eva cha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 20)

"Sri Krishna said: I am the Super soul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living entities. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings."

"adityanam aham vishnur
jyotisam ravir amsuman
maricir marutam asmi
nakshatranam aham sasi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 21)

"Sri Krishna said: Of the Adityas I am Vishnu, of lights I am the radiant sun, of the Maruts I am Marici, and among the stars I am the moon."

"vedanam sama-vedo ’smi
devanam asmi vasavah
indriyanam manas chasmi
bhutanam asmi cetana" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 22)

"Sri Krishna said: Of the Vedas I am the Sama Veda; of the demigods I am Indra, the king of heaven; of the senses I am the mind; and in living beings I am the living force [consciousness]."

"rudranam sankaras chasmi
vitteso yaksha-rakshasam
vasunam pavakas chasmi
meruh sikharinam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 23)

"Sri Krishna said: Of all the Rudras I am Lord Shiva, of the Yakshas and Rakshasas I am the Lord of wealth [Kuvera], of the Vasus I am fire [Agni], and of mountains I am Meru."

"purodhasam cha mukhyam mam
viddhi partha brihaspatim
senaninam aham skandah
sarasam asmi sagarah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 24)

"Sri Krishna said: Of priests, O Arjuna, know Me to be the chief, Brihaspati. Of generals I am Kartikeya, and of bodies of water I am the ocean."

"maharsinam bhrgur aham
giram asmy ekam aksharam
yajnanam japa-yajno ’smi
sthavaranam himalayah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 25)

"Sri Krishna said: Of the great sages I am Bhrgu; of vibrations I am the transcendental Om. Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa], and of immovable things I am the Himalayas."

"ashvatthah sarva-vrksanam
devarsinam cha naradah
gandharvanam citrarathah
siddhanam kapilo munih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 26)

"Sri Krishna said: Of all trees I am the banyan tree, and of the sages among the demigods I am Narada. Of the Gandharvas I am Citraratha, and among perfected beings I am the sage Kapila."

"ucchaihsravasam asvanam
viddhi mam amrtodbhavam
airavatam gajendranam
naranam cha naradhipam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 27)

"Sri Krishna said: Of horses know Me to be Ucchaihsrava, produced during the churning of the ocean for nectar. Of lordly elephants I am Airavata, and among men I am the monarch."

"ayudhanam aham vajram
dhenunam asmi kamadhuk
prajanas chasmi kandarpah
sarpanam asmi vasukih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 28)

"Sri Krishna said: Of weapons I am the thunderbolt; among cows I am the surabhi. Of causes for procreation I am Kandarpa, the god of love, and of serpents I am Vasuki."

"anantas chasmi naganam
varuno yadasam aham
pitrnam aryama chasmi
yamah samyamatam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 29)

"Sri Krishna said: Of the many-hooded Nagas I am Ananta, and among the aquatics I am the demigod Varuna. Of departed ancestors I am Aryama, and among the dispensers of law I am Yama, the lord of death."

"prahladas chasmi daityanam
kalah kalayatam aham
mrganam cha mrgendro ’ham
vainateyas cha paksinam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 30)

"Sri Krishna said: Among the Daitya demons I am the devoted Prahlada, among subduers I am time, among beasts I am the lion, and among birds I am Garuda."

"pavanah pavatam asmi
ramah shastra-bhrtam aham
jhasanam makaras chasmi
srotasam asmi jahnavi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 31)

"Sri Krishna said: Of purifiers I am the wind, of the wielders of weapons I am Rama, of fishes I am the shark, and of flowing rivers I am the Ganges."

"sarganam adir antas cha
madhyam chaivaham arjuna
adhyatma-vidya vidyanam
vadah pravadatam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 32)

"Sri Krishna said: Of all creations I am the beginning and the end and also the middle, O Arjuna. Of all sciences I am the spiritual science of the self, and among logicians I am the conclusive truth."

"aksharanam a-karo ’smi
dvandvah samasikasya cha
aham evakshayah kalo
dhataham vishvato-mukhah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 33)

"Sri Krishna said: Of letters I am the letter A, and among compound words I am the dual compound. I am also inexhaustible time, and of creators I am Brahma."

"mrityuh sarva-haras chaham
udbhavas cha bhavisyatam
kirtih srir vak cha narinam
smritir medha dhrtih ksama" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 34)

"Sri Krishna said: I am all-devouring death, and I am the generating principle of all that is yet to be. Among women I am fame, fortune, fine speech, memory, intelligence, steadfastness and patience."

"brihat-sama tatha samnam
gayatri chandasam aham
masanam marga-sirso ’ham
rtunam kusumakarah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 35)

"Sri Krishna said: Of the hymns in the Sama Veda I am the Brihat-sama, and of poetry I am the Gayatri. Of months I am Margasirsa [November-December], and of seasons I am flower-bearing spring."

"dyutam chalayatam asmi
tejas tejasvinam aham
jayo ’smi vyavasayo ’smi
sattvam sattvavatam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 36)

"Sri Krishna said: I am also the gambling of cheats, and of the splendid I am the splendor. I am victory, I am adventure, and I am the strength of the strong."

"vrsninam vasudevo ’smi
pandavanam dhananjayah
muninam apy aham vyasah
kavinam usana kavih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 37)

"Sri Krishna said: Of the descendants of Vrishni I am Vasudeva, and of the Pandavas I am Arjuna. Of the sages I am Vyasa, and among great thinkers I am Usana."

"dando damayatam asmi
nitir asmi jigisatam
maunam chaivasmi guhyanam
jnanam jnanavatam aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 38)

"Sri Krishna said: Among all means of suppressing lawlessness I am punishment, and of those who seek victory I am morality. Of secret things I am silence, and of the wise I am the wisdom."

"yac chapi sarva-bhutanam
bijam tad aham arjuna
na tad asti vina yat syan
maya bhutam characharam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 39)

"Sri Krishna said: Furthermore, O Arjuna, I am the generating seed of all existences. There is no being—moving or nonmoving—that can exist without Me."

"nanto ’sti mama divyanam
vibhutinam parantapa
esa tuddesatah prokto
vibhuter vistaro maya" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 40)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, there is no end to My divine manifestations. What I have spoken to you is but a mere indication of My infinite opulence's."

"yad yad vibhutimat sattvam
srimad urjitam eva va
tat tad evavagaccha tvam
mama tejo-’msa-sambhavam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 41)

"Sri Krishna said: Know that all opulent, beautiful and glorious creations spring from but a spark of My splendor."

"atha va bahunaitena
kim jnatena tavarjuna
vistabhyaham idam krtsnam
ekamsena sthito jagat" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Ten verse 42)

"Sri Krishna said: But what need is there, Arjuna, for all this detailed knowledge? With a single fragment of Myself I pervade and support this entire universe."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Greatness of Chapter Nine of Bhagwat Gita

 
Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Nine of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 8 of the Bhagwat Gita.

“In the olden times, there was a town of the name Mahismati on the bank of the Narmada River, where one brahmin of the name Madhava lived. That brahmin very strictly followed all the injunctions of the Vedas and possessed all the good qualities of the brahminical class. Due to his being so learned, he would receive a lot of charity. And with his accumulated wealth, he started to perform a great fire-sacrifice. One day, for offering in sacrifice, one goat was bought, and when they started to cleanse that goat in preparation for it’s sacrifice, to everyone’s great surprise the goat started to laugh and in a loud voice said; “Oh, brahmin, what is the benefit of performing so many fire-sacrifices that simply bind us up in the wheel of birth and death. Just see my position due to my performing so many fire-sacrifices.”

When everyone gathered there heard the words of the goat, they became curious, and that brahmin inquired with folded hands, “how did you become a goat? In your previous life, which caste did you belong to and what activities did you perform?” The goat replied, “Oh, brahmin, in my previous birth I was born in a very pure brahmin family and I very carefully performed all the ritualistic activities enjoined in the Vedas. One day my wife wished to worship Goddess Durga, so that our child might he cured of his disease, for this purpose she requested me to bring one goat. When we sacrificed the goat at the temple of Goddess Durga; the goat cursed me, “Oh, sinful, lowest of all, you wish to make my children fatherless. For this reason you will also take birth as a goat.”

Oh, Madhava, when the time for my death came, I attained this body of a goat but by the grace of Lord Govinda I could remember my previous births. If you wish to hear one other interesting story then I will tell you. In the place known as Kurukshetra which is capable of giving liberation, there once lived a king of the name Chandra-Sharma, who was in the dynasty of the sun-god. Once, at the time of the solar-eclipse, the king wished to give charity to one brahmin. Included in that charity was a Sudra, whose body was completely black. After going with his priest and taking bath in the sacred lake, putting on clean cloth and applying sandalwood, he returned to his place. With devotion he gave charity to a qualified Brahmin.

After he had presented the charity, all of a sudden from that black Sudras’s heart, one very sinful chandala (dog-eater) appeared and after a little while, a female chandala appeared from that black sudras’s body, and together they went close to the brahmin. All of a sudden they entered in to the body of the brahmin. That brahmin remained undisturbed and started to chant the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, while remembering Lord Govinda. The king witnessing all these activities was stunned, unable to say anything. As soon as the words of the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita came on the lips of that brahmin, the Vishnudutas appeared there and chased away those two chandalas. At that time the king inquired from the brahmin, “Oh, learned one, who were those two persons and which mantra did you chant? Which deity did you remember?” The brahmin replied, “Taking the form of a chandala, sin personified appeared, along with offense personified in the form of that female chandala. At that time I started chanting the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, which is capable of releasing one from all fearful situations. By reciting the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, I am always able to remember the lotus-feet of Lord Govinda”.

Upon hearing this the king learned the chanting of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, Ninth Chapter, from the brahmin. Gradually he managed to attain the lotus-feet of Lord Govinda. When Madhava heard this discourse from the goat, he immediately freed the goat and started to engage in reciting the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita daily and thus he also gained the lotus-feet of Lord Govinda.

So that is the greatness of Ninth chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Nine of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of the Sovereign Science and the Sovereign Secret."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine (9) is entitled "The Yoga of the Sovereign Science and the Sovereign Secret." This Chapter has a total of 34 verses.

Verses 1 to 6 are about the subject of Jnana (Knowledge) with its glory described.

Verses 7 to 10 discusses about the origin of the world.

Verses 11 to 15 are about the condemnation of men of the demoniacal nature, who despise God and the method of Bhajana of men possessed of the divine nature.

Verses 16 to 19 are about the description of God, as the soul of everything, and His glory.

Verses 20 to 25 is about the fruits of worship with a motive and without motive.

Verses 26 to 34 describes about the glory of Devotion practiced disinterestedly.

To read complete Chapter Nine (9) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine (Chapter-9)

Below are some verses from Ninth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

asraddadhanah purusha
dharmasyasya parantapa
aprapya mam nivartante
mrityu-samsara-vartmani (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 3)

"Sri Krishna said: Those who are not faithful in this devotional service cannot attain Me, O Arjuna. Therefore they return to the path of birth and death in this material world."

maya tatam idam sarvam
jagad avyakta-murtina
mat-sthani sarva-bhutani
na chaham tesv avasthitah (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 4)

"Sri Krishna said: By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them."

na cha mat-sthani bhutani
pasya me yogam aishvaram
bhuta-bhrn na cha bhuta-stho
mamatma bhuta-bhavanah (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 5)

"Sri Krishna said: And yet everything that is created does not rest in Me. Behold My mystic opulence! Although I am the maintainer of all living entities and although I am everywhere, I am not a part of this cosmic manifestation, for My Self is the very source of creation."

athakasa-sthito nityam
vayuh sarvatra-go mahan
tatha sarvani bhutani
mat-sthanity upadharaya (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 6)

"Sri Krishna said: Understand that as the mighty wind, blowing everywhere, rests always in the sky, all created beings rest in Me."

sarva-bhutani kaunteya
prakritim yanti mamikam
kalpa-ksaye punas tani
kalpadau visrjamy aham (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 7)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, at the end of the millennium all material manifestations enter into My nature, and at the beginning of another millennium, by My potency, I create them again."

prakritim svam avastabhya
visrijami punah punah
bhuta-gramam imam krtsnam
avasam prakriter vasat (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 8)

"Sri Krishna said: The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end."

avajananti mam mudha
manusim tanum asritam
param bhavam ajananto
mama bhuta-maheshvaram (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 11)

"Sri Krishna said: Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form. They do not know My transcendental nature as the Supreme Lord of all that be."

pitaham asya jagato
mata dhata pitamahah
vedyam pavitram omkara
rk sama yajur eva cha (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 17)

"Sri Krishna said: I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable Om. I am also the Rig, the Sama and the Yajur Vedas."

"ananyas cintayanto mam
ye janah paryupasate
tesham nityabhiyuktanam
yoga-ksemam vahamy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 22)

"Sri Krishna said: But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form—to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have."

"yanti deva-vrata devan
pitrn yanti pitr-vratah
bhutani yanti bhutejya
yanti mad-yajino ’pi mam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 25)

"Sri Krishna said: Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me."

"patram puspam phalam toyam
yo me bhaktya prayacchati
tad aham bhakty-upahrtam
asnami prayatatmanah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 26)

"Sri Krishna said: If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it."

"yat karosi yad asnasi
yaj juhosi dadasi yat
yat tapasyasi kaunteya
tat kurusva mad-arpanam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 27)

"Sri Krishna said: Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform—do that, O Arjuna, as an offering to Me."

"subhasubha-phalair evam
moksyase karma-bandhanaih
sannyasa-yoga-yuktatma
vimukto mam upaisyasi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 28)

"Sri Krishna said: In this way you will be freed from bondage to work and its auspicious and inauspicious results. With your mind fixed on Me in this principle of renunciation, you will be liberated and come to Me."

"samo ’ham sarva-bhutesu
na me dvesyo ’sti na priyah
ye bhajanti tu mam bhaktya
mayi te tesu chapy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 29)

"Sri Krishna said: I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him."

"api cet su-duracharo
bhajate mam ananya-bhak
sadhur eva sa mantavyah
samyag vyavasito hi sah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 30)

"Sri Krishna said: Even if one commits the most abominable action, if he is engaged in devotional service he is to be considered saintly because he is properly situated in his determination."

"ksipram bhavati dharmatma
sasvac-chantim nigacchati
kaunteya pratijanihi
na me bhaktah pranasyati" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 31)

"Sri Krishna said: He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O Arjuna, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes."

"man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru
mam evaishyasi yuktvaivam
atmanam mat-parayanah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 34)

"Sri Krishna said: Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisance's to Me and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Greatness of Chapter Eight of Bhagwat Gita

Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Eight of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 8 of the Bhagwat Gita.

“In the olden times, there was a brahmin by the name of Bhava-Sharma who used to live in the important town of Amardaka-pura. He had taken a harlot as his wife, and he enjoyed meat-eating, intoxication, stealing, adultery and hunting. Once, after a bout of drinking wine, Bhava-Sharma contracted a serious disease, and after many days of suffering he died and attained the body of a date palm tree.

One day, two ghosts (Brahm-raaksasa) took shelter beneath this palm tree after unceasingly wandering over the earth, hungry and thirsty. Due to their activities in a previous life, they had attained these ghostly bodies. One of them had once been the brahmin Kusibala, who had been conversant with many branches of knowledge and had been learned in the Vedas. The other ghost had been his wife, Kumati. Kusibala and his evil-minded wife, both greedy, had been in the habit of collecting much charity daily without ever giving charity to other brahmins. When they died they both became ghosts.

So while these two ghosts were resting under the palm tree, the one who had been the wife asked her former husband how to atone. He replied that by having knowledge of Brahm, the Self and Fruitive activities this could be accomplished. Upon hearing this, his wife inquired, “What is Brahm? What is the Self? What are fruitive activities?” Because she spoke in Sanskrit, she coincidentally chanted the first two lines of the eighth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita.

Upon hearing these lines, Bhava-Sharma became freed from his tree body and again attained the body of a sinless brahmin. And suddenly a spiritual airplane appeared to take the ghostly husband and wife back to Vaikuntha.Thereafter Bhava-Sharma wrote down the two lines from the Bhagwat Gita and he went to Kasipuri with the intention of worshiping Lord Krishna by performing great austerities and continuously chanting these two lines: kim tad brahm kim adhyatmam, kim karma purushottama.

After some time, in Vaikuntha Lord Vishnu once unexpectedly arose from His rest. Lakshmi devi inquired with folded hands what had awakened Him. Lord Vishnu said. “My dear Lakshmi, in Kasipuri, on the bank of the river Ganges, My devotee is performing great austerities by continuously chanting half a verse of the eighth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita. For a long time I have been thinking how to reward his devotion.” Lord Shiva then told Parvati that Bhava-Sharma pleased Lord Vishnu so much that the Lord awarded him a place in Vaikuntha to engage eternally in the service of His lotus feet. Moreover, all his ancestors also attained the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu."

So that is the greatness of Eighth chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Eight of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of the Indestructible Brahma."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight (8) is entitled "The Yoga of the indestructible Brahma." This Chapter has a total of 28 verses.

Verses 1 to 7 are about the answer to Arjuna's seven questions on Brahma, Adhyatma and Karma (Action), etc.

Verses 8 to 22 discusses the subject of Bhaktiyoga.

Verses 23 to 28 describes about the Bright and Dark paths.

To read complete Chapter Eight (8) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight (Chapter-8)

Below are some verses from Eighth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

"arjuna uvaca
kim tad brahma kim adhyatmam
kim karma purushottama
adhibhutam ca kim proktam
adhidaivam kim ucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 1)

"Arjuna said: O Lord Sri Krishna, what is Brahman? What is the self? What are fruitive activities? What is this material manifestation? And what are the demigods? Please explain this to me."

"adhiyajnah katham ko ’tra
dehe ’smin madhusudana
prayana-kale ca katham
jneyo ’si niyatatmabhih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 2)

"Arjuna said: Who is the Lord of sacrifice, and how does He live in the body, O Krishna? And how can those engaged in devotional service know You at the time of death?"

"sri-bhagavan uvaca
aksharam brahma paramam
svabhavo ’dhyatmam ucyate
bhuta-bhavodbhava-karo
visargah karma-samjnitah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 3)

"Sri Krishna said: The indestructible, transcendental living entity is called Brahman, and his eternal nature is called adhyatma, the self. Action pertaining to the development of the material bodies of the living entities is called karma, or fruitive activities."

"adhibhutam ksaro bhavah
purushas cadhidaivatam
adhiyajno ’ham evatra
dehe deha-bhrtam vara" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 4)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, the physical nature, which is constantly changing, is called adhibhuta [the material manifestation]. The universal form of the Lord, which includes all the demigods, like those of the sun and moon, is called adhidaiva. And I, the Supreme Lord, represented as the Super soul in the heart of every embodied being, am called adhiyajna [the Lord of sacrifice]."

"anta-kale ca mam eva
smaran muktva kalevaram
yah prayati sa mad-bhavam
yati nasty atra samsayah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 5)

"Sri Krishna said: And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt."

"yam yam vapi smaran bhavam
tyajaty ante kalevaram
tam tam evaiti kaunteya
sada tad-bhava-bhavitah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 6)

"Sri Krishna said: Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, O Arjuna, that state he will attain without fail."

"tasmat sarveshu kaleshu
mam anusmara yudhya ca
mayy arpita-mano-buddhir
mam evaishyasy asamsayah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 7)

"Sri Krishna said: Therefore, Arjuna, you should always think of Me in the form of Krishna and at the same time carry out your prescribed duty of fighting. With your activities dedicated to Me and your mind and intelligence fixed on Me, you will attain Me without doubt."

"abhyasa-yoga-yuktena
cetasa nanya-gamina
paramam purusham divyam
yati parthanucintayan" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 8)

"Sri Krishna said: He who meditates on Me as the Lord of the universe, his mind constantly engaged in remembering Me, un-deviated from the path, he, O Arjuna, is sure to reach Me."

"kavim puranam anusasitaram
anor aniyamsam anusmared yah
sarvasya dhataram acintya-rupam
aditya-varnam tamasah parastat" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 9)

"Sri Krishna said: One should meditate upon the Supreme human being as the one who knows everything, as He who is the oldest, who is the controller, who is smaller than the smallest, who is the maintainer of everything, who is beyond all material conception, who is inconceivable, and who is always a human being. He is luminous like the sun, and He is transcendental, beyond this material nature."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Greatness of Chapter Seven of Bhagwat Gita


Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Seven of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 7 of the Bhagwat Gita.

In the olden times, there was a brahmin by the name of Shanku-karna, who was occupied as a businessman. Shanku-karna amassed so much wealth that even kings visited his house to dine. But the miserly Shanku-karna kept some of his wealth buried, concealed from his relatives, and he never performed devotional acts or the rituals for his forefathers. Once, after his fourth marriage, Shanku-karna took rest for the night. While asleep, he received a snakebite and died. Later he attained the body of a snake-ghost, and he came to reside at the place where he had buried his wealth. Eventually he became tired of being trapped in a ghostly body, so he appeared to his sons in a dream and asked their help.

When his lazy sons woke up, they talked about their dream. Then one of them took a spade and went to the place his father had indicated. The son did not know exactly where to find the buried wealth, but he searched greedily until he found a snake hole. As he started to dig, suddenly a huge and appalling snake crawled out and asked, “Who are you? Who sent you to dig here?” Trembling for his life, the son replied: “It is me, your son, Shiva, to whom you appeared in a dream.”

The snake laughed and asked, why you indeed as his son, had not performed the necessary rituals to free him from the hellish life. The son inquired how to do this. His father replied, “Not by any kind of charity or austerity but only by recitation from the seventh chapter of the Bhagwat Gita will I become free from birth and death.” The father instructed his son to invite a brahmin to recite the seventh chapter during a ceremony to offer oblations to the forefathers. As this ceremony took place, the brahmin chanted the seventh chapter of the Bhagwat Gita, and Shanku-karna gave up his frightful body and attained a divine four-armed form. Before he left for Vaikunth Dham he blessed his sons and told them the location of his wealth.

After digging it up, the sons, whose minds had become fixed in devotion to Lord Krishna, used the wealth to build temples, dig wells and holy ponds, and distribute sanctified food. Moreover, the sons daily recited the seventh chapter of the Bhagwat Gita and quickly attained the devotion of Lord Krishna. Anyone who recites or hears this chapter will be freed from all the sinful reactions.

So that is the greatness of Seventh chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Seven of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Jnana (Knowledge of Nirguna Brahma) and Vijnana (Knowledge of Manifest Divinity)."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven (7) is entitled "The Yoga of Jnana (Knowledge of Nirguna Brahma) and Vijnana (Knowledge of Manifest Divinity)." This Chapter has a total of 30 verses.

Verses 1 to 7 describes the Wisdom with real Knowledge of Manifest Divinity.

Verses 8 to 12 describes about the Inherence of God in all objects as their Cause.

Verses 13 to 19 are about the Condemnation of men of demonical nature and Praise of devotees.

Verses 20 to 23 are about answering the question of worship of other gods.

Verses 24 to 30 are about the Condemnation of men, who are ignorant of the glory and true nature of God, and approbation of those who know them.

To read complete chapter Seven (7) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven (Chapter-7)

Below are some verses from Seventh chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

"udarah sarva evaite
jnani tv atmaiva me matam
asthitah sa hi yuktatma
mam evanuttamam gatim" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 18)

"Sri Krishna said: All these devotees are undoubtedly magnanimous souls, but he who is situated in knowledge of Me I consider to be just like My own self. Being engaged in My transcendental service, he is sure to attain Me, the highest and most perfect goal."

"bahunam janmanam ante
jnanavan mam prapadyate
vasudevah sarvam iti
sa mahatma su-durlabhah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 19)

"Sri Krishna said: After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare."

"antavat tu phalam tesam
tad bhavaty alpa-medhasam
devan deva-yajo yanti
mad-bhakta yanti mam api" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 23)

"Sri Krishna said: Men of small intelligence worship the demigods, and their fruits are limited and temporary. Those who worship the demigods go to the planets of the demigods, but My devotees ultimately reach My supreme planet."

"vedaham samatitani
vartamanani charjuna
bhavisyani cha bhutani
mam tu veda na kaschana" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 26)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, as the Lord of the universe, I know everything that has happened in the past, all that is happening in the present, and all things that are yet to come. I also know all living entities; but Me no one knows."

"jara-marana-mokshaya
mam asritya yatanti ye
te brahma tad viduh krtsnam
adhyatmam karma chakhilam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seven verse 29)

"Sri Krishna said: Intelligent human beings who are endeavoring for liberation from old age and death take refuge in Me in devotional service. They are actually Brahman because they entirely know everything about transcendental activities."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Greatness of Chapter Six of Bhagwat Gita

Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Six of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 6 of Bhagwat Gita.

In the olden times, there was a beautiful town named Pratishthan-pura on the bank of the Godavari River. There was a popular king named Jana-shrutee who ruled over there. He had many good qualities, and he daily performed an opulent fire sacrifice and many other pious acts, like he gave charity, dug wells and lakes, and so on.

Once some demigods went to the king’s residence in the form of swans. As they flew above his palace, the demigod Bhadra-shwa heard several swans mention Jana-shrutee ’s greatness, but Bhadra-shwa laughed and asked, “Is Jana-shrutee Maharaja as powerful as the great sage Raikwa.”

The king happened to hear the swans’ conversation from the roof of his high palace, and then went down in a happy mood and ordered his charioteer to go out and find Raikwa. Thus ordered, the charioteer departed for holy places. Upon arriving in Kashmir, he saw the sage sitting on a small cart near the door of a temple.

The charioteer fell at Raikwa’s feet and asked him where he lived, what his full name was, and why he was sitting there. Raikwa thought for some time and replied, “I am fully satisfied. I do not require anything.” The charioteer understood and returned at once to Pratishthan-pura. When charioteer arrived, he offered his respects to the king and informed him of all that had taken place. The king then decided to visit the great sage Raikwa. Seated on a beautiful chariot filled with valuable gifts, he left for Kashmir.

When the king finally met Raikwa and had fallen at his feet, he placed many silks and jewels before the sage. The sage, however, became angry and said, “You foolish king! Take these useless things away. Put them on your chariot and leave this place at once.” With great devotion the king fell at Raikwa’s feet again and begged to be forgiven. He asked, “O sage, how have you attained such a level of renunciation and devotion to the Lord?”

Pleased by the king’s submissive attitude,Raikwa replied that he had daily recited the sixth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita. There-after, King Jana-shrutee also began to recite it daily. After some time a flower airplane appeared and took the king to Vaikuntha. Raikwa, in the meantime, had also gone to Vaikuntha, where he engaged in the service of the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord. So that is the greatness of Sixth chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Six of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Self control."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six (6) is entitled "The Yoga of Self control."

This Chapter has a total of 47 verses.

Verses 1 to 4 are about the "Karmayoga" or the Yoga of disinterested Action,described; marks of one who has attained Yoga.

Verses 5 to 10 urges one to uplift the self; describes the marks of the God-Realized soul.

Verses 11 to 32 details the description of Dhyanayoga.

Verses 33 to 36 discusses about the question of Mind-control.

Verses 37 to 47 discusses the fate of one who falls from Yoga; the glory of Dhyanayoga described herewith.

To read complete chapter Six (6) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six (Chapter-6)

Below are some verses from Sixth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

"sa nischayena yoktavyo
yogo ’nirvinna-cetasa
sankalpa-prabhavan kamams
tyaktva sarvan asesatah
manasaivendriya-gramam
viniyamya samantatah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 24)

"Sri Krishna said: One should engage oneself in the practice of yoga with determination and faith and not be deviated from the path. One should abandon, without exception, all material desires born of mental speculation and thus control all the senses on all sides by the mind."

"sanaih sanair uparamed
buddhya dhrti-grhitaya
atma-samstham manah kritva
na kincid api cintayet" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 25)

"Sri Krishna said: Gradually, step by step, one should become situated in trance by means of intelligence sustained by full conviction, and thus the mind should be fixed on the self alone and should think of nothing else."

"yato yato nischalati
manas chanchalam asthiram
tatas tato niyamyaitad
atmany eva vasam nayet" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 26)

"Sri Krishna said: From wherever the mind wanders due to its flickering and unsteady nature, one must certainly withdraw it and bring it back under the control of the self."

"prashanta-manasam hy enam
yoginam sukham uttamam
upaiti santa-rajasam
brahma-bhutam akalmasam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 27)

"Sri Krishna said: The yogi whose mind is fixed on Me verily attains the highest perfection of transcendental happiness. He is beyond the mode of passion, he realizes his qualitative identity with the God, and thus he is freed from all reactions to past deeds."

"yunjann evam sadatmanam
yogi vigata-kalmasah
sukhena brahma-samsparsham
atyantam sukham asnute" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 28)

"Sri Krishna said: Thus the self-controlled yogi, constantly engaged in yoga practice, becomes free from all material contamination and achieves the highest stage of perfect happiness in transcendental loving service to the Lord."

"sarva-bhuta-stham atmanam
sarva-bhutani chatmani
iksate yoga-yuktatma
sarvatra sama-darshanah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 29)

"Sri Krishna said: A true yogi observes Me in all beings and also sees every being in Me. Indeed, the self-realized human being sees Me, the same God Lord, everywhere."

"yo mam pasyati sarvatra
sarvam cha mayi pasyati
tasyaham na pranasyami
sa cha me na pranasyati" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 30)

"Sri Krishna said: For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me."

"sarva-bhuta-sthitam yo mam
bhajaty ekatvam asthitah
sarvatha vartamano ’pi
sa yogi mayi vartate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 31)

"Sri Krishna said: Such a yogi, who engages in the worshipful service of the Super soul, knowing that I and the Super soul are one, remains always in Me in all circumstances."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Greatness of Chapter Five of Bhagwat Gita



Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Five of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 5 of  Bhagwat Gita.

“In the olden times, there was a town named Puru-kutsapura. There lived a Brahmin called Pingla. Although well educated, he lacked interest in studying, and so when he reached youth he gave up his educational pursuits. Instead, he learned to play musical instruments and sing and dance. He became so skilled and famous that the king invited him to live in the palace. But his intimacy with the king made him proud, and he became fond of criticizing others; worse, he took up intoxication and adultery.

Despite his promiscuity, Pingla had a wife named Aruna, who had been born in a low-class family. She too was lusty and promiscuous, and when Pingla discovered this, Aruna murdered him.Thereafter she enjoyed a promiscuous life with other men, but she soon contracted a disease. Her youthful body therefore became ugly, and before long she died. Both husband and wife fell into the deepest regions of hell and suffered tremendously. In their next lives, they both took birth as birds, Pingla a vulture and Aruna a parrot.

One day while the parrot searched for food, the vulture attacked her. The vulture could somehow remember his past life, and he understood that the parrot had been his wife. After a flurry of fighting, both birds fell down and drowned in a human skull filled with water. They were brought before Yamraja, and because they vividly remembered their sins, they were frightened. But Yamraja said, “You are now freed of all sinful reactions and may go to Vaikuntha.”

Dumbfounded, Pingla and Aruna asked Yamraja how persons of their caliber had the right to enter Vaikuntha. Then Yamraja told them about a pure devotee of Lord Vishnu who had daily recited the fifth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita. When this devotee, who was completely free of lust, left his body, he went straight to Vaikuntha. Because of his recitations of Bhagwat Gita his body had also become pure. Therefore, when Pingla and Aruna, as birds, had touched his skull, both of them had achieved freedom from sinful reactions and attained the right to enter Vaikuntha.

After Pingla and Aruna heard the glories of the fifth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita they became overjoyed, and a flower airplane arrived to take them to the spiritual world. So that is the greatness of Fifth chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Five of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Action & Knowledge."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five (5) is entitled "The Yoga of Action & Knowledge." This Chapter has a total of 29 verses.

Verses 1 to 6 are about the "Sankhyayoga" & the Yoga of disinterested action.

Verses 7 to 12 are about the marks of a Sankhyayogi & the Nishkam Karmayogi - their glories described.

Verses 13 to 26 are about the Jnanyoga, or the Yoga of Knowledge.

Verses 27 to 29 are about the Dhyanayoga, or meditation, together with Devotion described.

To read complete chapter Five (5) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five (Chapter-5)

Below are some verses from Fifth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

"jneyah sa nitya-sannyasi
yo na dvesti na kanksati
nirdvandvo hi maha-baho
sukham bandhat pramucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 3)

"Sri Krishna said: One who neither hates nor desires the fruits of his activities is known to be always renounced. Such a human being, free from all dualities, easily overcomes material bondage and is completely liberated, O mighty-armed Arjuna."

"brahmany adhaya karmani
sangam tyaktva karoti yah
lipyate na sa papena
padma-patram ivambhasa" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 10)

"Sri Krishna said: One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the God, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water."

"yuktah karma-phalam tyaktva
shantim apnoti naisthikim
ayuktah kama-karena
phale sakto nibadhyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 12)

"Sri Krishna said: The steadily devoted soul attains unadulterated peace because he offers the result of all activities to Me; whereas a human being who is not in union with the Divine, who is greedy for the fruits of his labour, becomes entangled."

"na prahrsyet priyam prapya
nodvijet prapya chapriyam
sthira-buddhir asammudho
brahma-vid brahmani sthitah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 20)

"Sri Krishna said: A human being who neither rejoices upon achieving something pleasant nor laments upon obtaining something unpleasant, who is self-intelligent, who is not bewildered, and who knows the science of God, is already situated in God."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, May 07, 2017

See, how Sins are destroyed by reading Chapter Four of Bhagwat Gita

Here below are explained the Virtues of Chapter Four of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how Sins are destroyed by reading Chapter Four of Bhagwat Gita.

“Once there was a saint named Bharat, who lived on the bank of the Ganges. There the devoted Bharat daily recited the fourth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita.

Once, Bharat went on pilgrimage to the town of Tapodhana and saw a Deity of Lord Krishna. On his way to home he rested beneath two fruit trees, using the root of one as a pillow and the root of the other as a foot-rest. There, as usual, he recited the fourth chapter. When Bharat left that place, both trees dried up and died. The two souls living in those trees took their next births as daughters of a pious Brahmin.

When the girls reached seven years of age, they went on pilgrimage and happened to meet the great sage Bharat. Upon seeing him, they fell at his feet and said in sweet words, “O Maharaja Bharat, by your mercy we were freed from the forms of trees.” Bharat heard this with surprise. Then the girls narrated their story to Bharat.

“Dear Sir Bharat, in a previous life we were Apsaras, heavenly nymphs. Once, we were ordered by Lord Indra (King of heaven) to cause the fall down of the sage Satyatapa, who was performing difficult austerities on the bank of the river Godavari. Satyatapa had complete control over his senses and had become so advanced in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead that Brahma the creator of the universe, daily visited him to inquire from him about devotional service.

But Lord Indra (King of heaven) was displeased to see Satyatapa’s purity and elevation. Lord Indra got worried that this powerful sage would one day want to usurp the position of king of heaven. To prevent this, Lord Indra sent us to the bank of the Godavari. There we danced provocatively to sexually agitate the sage and seduce him and Satyatapa cursed us, saying, ‘You both go and become fruit trees on the bank of the river Ganga.

Upon hearing his curse, we fell at his feet and begged forgiveness, for we had
acted merely as Lord Indra’s servants. When Satyatapa saw our repentant attitude, he became pleased and told us we would live as trees only until Maharaja Bharat came in contact with us. He also blessed us that we would be able to remember our previous lives.”

Reminding Bharat that he had rested between two fruit trees, the two girls said they had heard his recitation of the fourth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita, After being freed from that form of life, they said, they had been born in a family of devotees. Since then they had lost all desire to enjoy this world. They had carefully been reciting the fourth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita daily
and thus had attained devotion to the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu.”

Chapter Four of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Knowledge ,as well as, the disciplines of Action & Knowledge."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwad Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four (4) is entitled "The Yoga of Knowledge ,as well as, the disciplines of Action & Knowledge." This Chapter has a total of 42 verses.

Verses 1 to 18 are about the Glory of God (Lord Krishna) with attributes; Karmayoga, or selfless action, described herein.

Verses 19 to 23 are about the conduct of Yogis and Sages, its glory described herein.

Verses 24 to 32 are about the different forms of sacrifices and it's fruits described herein.

Verses 33 to 42 are about the glory of Knowledge described herein.

To read complete chapter Four (4) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation.......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four (Chapter-4)

Below are some verses from Fourth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

"yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya
tadatmanam srjamy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 7)

"Sri Krishna said: Whenever and wherever there is a decline in virtue/religious practice, O Arjuna, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself, i.e. I manifest Myself as an embodied being."

"paritranaya sadhunam
vinasaya cha duskritam
dharma-samsthapanarthaya
sambhavami yuge yuge" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 8)

"Sri Krishna said: To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium."

Jai Shri Krishna

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

How Bhagwat Gita can transform Your Life?

If Bhagwat Gita becomes a part & parcel of your life then it shall totally transform your life. It not only shall guide you through your life journey but shall also shape the way you live your life. In my case it all started when I was 15 years of age. One day I found a portable, very old copy of Bhagwat Gita by Gita Press in my family cupboard. I started reading that at the age of 15 & my fascination for Lord Krishna grew very much. Since then I have become a staunch devotee of Lord Krishna & His teachings of Bhagwat Gita. I have been reading the Bhagwat Gita all these years which taught me many lessons & transformed my life on the way to Karma Yoga. Below are some of the great lessons that I have learnt from Bhagwat Gita through many yoga paths as taught by Lord Krishna in this great book.

1) How to remove Stress, pessimism in our Life: In our day to day life we all encounter myriads of problems, gets work pressure, stress etc. Now if we can find some way in which you can de-stress ourself & find peace of mind within ourselves then how good it be in our life. The great philosophy of Bhagwat Gita not only tells us about the Yoga technique which can make our body stress free but also gives many ways by which we can calm our mind. Other than that it tells us about the mystery of Life & Death.

In the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his prescribed duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Lord Krishna through Bhagwat Gita teachings removed all dejection, pessimism in Arjuna’s Life. Similarly, whenever, dejection, despondency, pessimism comes in my life, I reach out to Bhagwat Gita which tells me that I should do my duty, do good to society & be a devotee of Lord Krishna, which removes all pessimism from my Life.

2) We need to be a true KarmYogi : This whole world is a creation of God / Lord Krishna, so we should work for Him only. If we develop this sense that we are working selflessly to sustain this world created by God only, then also we shall develop an affinity towards God. Lord Krishna tells in Bhagwat Gita that if a person offers all his work & activities to God, thinking this world to be a creation of God only, then that person is called KarmYogi.

By devoting all our Karmas to God our mind gets purified of all the impurities & our mind receives the Godly light, Godly grace and Godly knowledge. If we do Service of humanity then also it is the service of God as God sits in the heart of all human beings. Let’s work without attachment and egoism & offer all the good works of ours to God.

By practicing Karma Yoga our heart reaches out to other people & through it we see God in all people’s hearts. By such devotional practice, divine virtues such as love, mercy, tolerance, kindness, patience, self-restraint, etc. are developed in us. Karma Yoga destroys jealousy, hatred, malice and the idea of superiority in us.

So I am also offering all my Karmas to God only& work for God only. This thinking & way of working by offering all my actions to God has brought peace in my life.

3) We need to motivate ourselves to do good to society: When Arjuna listened to all these great teachings of Bhagwat Gita from Lord Krishna, Arjuna's mental health became well & he became motivated & energetic to fight the war. At times we find ourselves in demotivated, depressed state of mind in our life. Same thing happened many times in my life but through the teachings of "Bhagwat Gita", my state of mind got changed to a motivated energetic state of mind Through these teachings I find peace in my life & came out of many crisis situations in my life. The teachings of "Bhagwat Gita" can simply transform a person.

4) Finding our Inner Soul Strength: Inner Strength is our Soul strength, Mental strength or Personal Strength which comes into action in our hard times to defeat all such negative symptoms of sadness, depression etc. in our life. In hard times it helps in building our low esteem and loss of confidence. When we are passing through bad times, we have a feeling of self dejection & a feeling that we will not succeed in life. In all such times, our Inner Soul Strength comes into play. Inner Strength is basically an exploration to find our authentic self. Bhagwat Gita teaches us to peep into & explore our original inner self which is our Soul. "Bhagwat Gita" is a reservoir to answers to all such questions. "Bhagwat Gita", time & again tells us that we have a Soul inside our human body & this Soul has infinite potential. As this Soul of ours is a spark of the Infinite all powerful, all pervasive Universal Soul (God), so Soul’s powers are also limit less. This Soul present inside our human body, in fact gives strength to our mind to carry out all difficult tasks. Believing in oneself is nothing but believing in one's inner Soul. All fountains of knowledge & strength come out of this inner Soul only. So knowing this Soul strength through the teachings of Bhagwat Gita one attains one’s true self which is Soul.

5) Mind Control through Bhagwat Gita teachings: Bhagwat Gita teaches us about the "Mind Control" & a controlled mind not hankering after things of the world can do many good works for the society. As per Bhagwat Gita, “For those people whose mind is unbridled, uncontrolled & wandering, peace of mind cannot be attained but those people whose mind is controlled and who strive by appropriate means is assured of success in every walk of life." So it has given lots of peace to my mind by following the teachings of Bhagwat Gita.
We can also make our mind Conflict-Free by following the teachings of Bhagavat-Gita. In our life if we have control over your mind i.e. if there is equilibrium of Emotions and Intellect in your mind then we shall be peaceful & happy in life.

6) Work without caring for the fruit arising out of that work: One teaching of "Bhagwat Gita" is to do one's work for the sake of work only without caring for the fruit arising out of that work. That simply means to get deeply involved in one's work or just be single minded about performing the best in one's job without thinking about the results arising out of those actions. Just concentrate on your work, that's it. Same is in "Bhagwat Gita: Chapter 2 verse 47” where "Lord Sri Krishna said: You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty."

7) Have Devotion in God through Bhakti Yoga: Bhakti is nothing but devotion towards God. Bhakti is the relationship between a soul (that of the devotee) and God. As per Bhagwat Gita, Bhakti is a yogic path, through which a devotee gets a union with God. Through these teachings of Bhakti Yoga I have developed a great Love for Lord Krishna which has made my life quite peaceful & enriching.

In Bhagwat Gita, Lord Krishna is assuring Arjuna that He shall always be with him in all circumstances if he is always in devotion to Him. Same thing applies to every human being also. If a person remains devoted to Lord Krishna then Lord promises that He shall deliver that person of all the sins of the past & purify that person. By doing such loving service to the Lord, certainly that person shall be in the eyes of Lord & Lord shall always protect that person. So let's be devoted to Lord Krishna always. Let's sing His Glories, read literature regarding Him & also do loving service to humanity (charity etc.) in His name. So lets have devotion to Lord Krishna.

In Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eighteen verse 68, 69, Sri Krishna says: “O Arjuna, For one who explains this supreme secret to the devotees, pure devotional service is guaranteed to him, and at the end he will come back to Me. There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear to Me.”
Following these words of Lord Krishna I though that in this Digital Age, it shall be good to serve Lord Krishna by disseminating His teachings of Bhagwat Gita through a Blog. So in year 2006, I started writing & sharing Bhagwat Gita teachings through this Bhagwat Gita Blog which is read by large section of Lord Krishna devotees all around the world.

As Bhagwat Gita has transformed my Life completely so I wish that it should also transform your life if you follow these teachings religiously. I pray for you to Lord Krishna & May God Bless You.

Jai Shri Krishna