Sunday, January 07, 2018

Greatness of Chapter Thirteen of Bhagwat Gita

Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Thirteen of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 13 of the Bhagwat Gita.

“Lord Siva said, “Oh Parvati, please hear the unlimited glories of the Thirteenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita, by hearing which, you will become very happy.

In the olden times in South, there was a very large river of the name Tungabhadra, on the banks of which; there is a very beautiful town of the name Hariharpur. There, the deity of Lord Siva, known by the name Harihar, is worshipped. One, who has His darshan, attains auspicious things.

In Hariharpur lived one brahmin by the name of Hari-Diksit, who was very learned, and lived a simple, austere life. His wife was called Durachara, by the people. The reason for this was due to her low-class activities. She would always speak to her husband in abusive language, and she had never slept with him. She was always rude to her husband’s friends, and she would keep company with other men, to satisfy her lusty desires. She was also addicted to taking various kinds of intoxicants. Seeing that the town was becoming more and more populated, she constructed a small structure in the forest where she could meet her lovers.

One night, feeling very lusty, and not having been able to find any lover to satisfy her lust, she went out into the forest to her meeting place, to see if any of her lovers were there. Not finding anyone at that place, and burning up with lust, she started to wander in the forest in the hope of finding someone to satisfy her lusty desires. After having wandered for some time, and finding that her body, senses and mind were paining so much, due to not being able to satisfy their lust, she became bewildered and sat down and started to cry.

Hearing the sound of her crying, one hungry tiger, who was sleeping, woke up and reached that place very quickly. Hearing the tiger coming, the lusty woman got up and thinking to herself that surely someone is coming who would satisfy her needs, she all of a sudden saw a tiger arrive in in front of her. He was about to rip her apart with his sharp claws.
At that time, the lusty woman addressed the tiger, “Oh tiger, why have you come here to kill me? First you must tell me this and then you can kill me.” That king of animals refrained from killing Durachara, and laughed. Then he related the following story.

“In the South there is a river of the name Malapaha. On the bank of which is the town of Muniparna. At that place, there is a famous deity of Lord Siva, known as Panchalinga. In that town I had taken birth in a brahmin family. Although I had taken such a high birth, I was still very greedy, and had no control over my senses. I used to sit on the banks of the river and perform sacrifices for those persons, who were not qualified to partake in such performances. I would also eat from the homes of materialistic persons. I would also collect more funds than necessary in the name of performing sacrifices and worship for the deity, and use the same for my own sense gratification. I would also criticize those Brahmins, who were strictly following the regulative principles, and I would never give charity to anyone. Slowly I became old, my hair turned white, my teeth fell out, my eyes became weak, but even still, I did not lose my lust to collect and hoard more funds. One day, by mistake, I went to the house of some Brahmins, who were very cruel and expert at cheating, to beg some food, when they set the dogs on me. One of those dogs bit my leg and I fell over and very quickly died. After that, I attained this tiger’s body, and I am living in this dangerous forest.

Fortunately, I am able to remember my last birth and in this birth I do not attack any devotee, sannyasi or chaste lady. Only those sinful. persons and unchaste woman I take as my food. As you are the most unchaste, and sinful woman, you will definitely become my lunch.”

.After the tiger had finished his narration, he devoured that sinful woman. Thereafter, the Yamadutas threw her into the hell known as Duyada. And she had to stay in that filthy place for a very long time. After that, she was thrown into the hell known as Raurava, where she stayed for one hundred manvataras, after which she again took birth on earth as a female chandala. Again she lived in the same sinful way as she had previously done. Due to her sinful activities, she got leprosy and also tuberculosis. By chance and good fortune, she once went to the holy place of Hariharpur and close to the temple of Jambakadevi (Parvati). She saw the great saint Vasudeva who was always reciting the Thirteenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita. From his mouth she heard that recitation, and becoming attracted, she heard it again and again and by that hearing, she was able to give up that body of a chandala and becoming completely free from the reactions of her past sinful activities. She attained a four-armed form similar to Lord Vishnu, and she was taken to Vaikuntha.”

So that is the greatness of Chapter Thirteen of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Thirteen of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Discrimination between the Field and the Knower of the Field."

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 Thirteen (13) is entitled "The Yoga of Discrimination between the Field and the Knower of the Field." This Chapter has a total of 35 verses.

Verses 1 to 18 describes the subject of the "Field" and the "Knower of the Field" with Knowledge.

Verses 19 to 35 describes the subject of "Prakriti" and "Purusha" (Matter and Spirit) together with Knowledge.

To read complete Chapter Thirteen (13) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen (Chapter-13)

Below are some verses from Chapter Thirteen of Bhagwat Gita:

"rsibhir bahudha gitam
chandobhir vividhaih prithak
brahma-sutra-padais chaiva
hetumadbhir viniscitaih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 5)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, That knowledge of the field of activities and of the knower of activities is described by various sages in various Vedic writings. It is especially presented in Vedanta-sutra with all reasoning as to cause and effect."

sarvatah pani-padam tat
sarvato ’ksi-siro-mukham
sarvatah shrutimal loke
sarvam avrtya tishthati (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 14)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Everywhere are His hands and legs, His eyes, heads and faces, and He has ears everywhere. In this way the Super soul exists, pervading everything."

sarvendriya-gunabhasam
sarvendriya-vivarjitam
asaktam sarva-bhrc chaiva
nirgunam guna-bhoktr cha (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 15)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna,The Super soul is the original source of all senses, yet He is without senses. He is unattached, although He is the maintainer of all living beings. He transcends the modes of nature, and at the same time He is the master of all the modes of material nature."

"bahir antas cha bhutanam
acharam charam eva cha
suksmatvat tad avijneyam
dura-stham chantike cha tat" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 16)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The Supreme Truth exists outside and inside of all living beings, the moving and the nonmoving. Because He is subtle, He is beyond the power of the material senses to see or to know. Although far, far away, He is also near to all."

"avibhaktam cha bhutesu
vibhaktam iva cha sthitam
bhuta-bhartr cha taj jneyam
grasisnu prabhavishnu cha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 17)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Although the Supersoul appears to be divided among all beings, He is never divided. He is situated as one. Although He is the maintainer of every living entity, it is to be understood that He devours and develops all."

"jyotisam api taj jyotis
tamasah param ucyate
jnanam jneyam jnana-gamyam
hridi sarvasya visthitam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 18)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, He is the source of light in all luminous objects. He is beyond the darkness of matter and is un-manifested. He is knowledge, He is the object of knowledge, and He is the goal of knowledge. He is situated in everyone’s heart."

"iti kshetram tatha jnanam
jneyam coktam samasatah
mad-bhakta etad vijnaya
mad-bhavayopapadyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 19)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Thus the field of activities [the body], knowledge and the knowable have been summarily described by Me. Only My devotees can understand this thoroughly and thus attain to My nature."

"prakritim purusham chaiva
viddhy anadi ubhav api
vikarams cha gunams chaiva
viddhi prakriti-sambhavan" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 20)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Material nature and the living entities should be understood to be beginning less. Their transformations and the modes of matter are products of material nature."

"karya-karana-kartrtve
hetuh prakritir ucyate
purushah sukha-duhkhanam
bhoktrtve hetur ucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 21)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Nature is said to be the cause of all material causes and effects, whereas the living entity is the cause of the various sufferings and enjoyments in this world."

"purushah prakriti-stho hi
bhunkte prakriti-jan gunan
karanam guna-sango ’sya
sad-asad-yoni-janmasu" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 22)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The living entity in material nature thus follows the ways of life, enjoying the three modes of nature. This is due to his association with that material nature. Thus he meets with good and evil among various species."

"upadrastanumanta cha
bharta bhokta maheshvarah
paramatmeti chapy ukto
dehe ’smin purushah parah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 23)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Yet in this body there is another, a transcendental enjoyer, who is the Lord, the supreme proprietor, who exists as the overseer and maintainer, and who is known as the Supersoul."

"anaditvan nirgunatvat
paramatmayam avyayah
sarira-stho ’pi kaunteya
na karoti na lipyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 32)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Those with the vision of eternity can see that the imperishable soul is transcendental, eternal, and beyond the modes of nature. Despite contact with the material body, the soul neither does anything nor is entangled."

"yatha sarva-gatam sauksmyad
akasam nopalipyate
sarvatravasthito dehe
tathatma nopalipyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 33)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The sky, due to its subtle nature, does not mix with anything, although it is all-pervading. Similarly, the soul situated in Brahman vision does not mix with the body, though situated in that body."

"yatha prakasayaty ekah
krtsnam lokam imam ravih
kshetram ksetri tatha krtsnam
prakasayati bharata" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 34)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, as the sun alone illuminates all this universe, so does the living entity, one within the body, illuminate the entire body by consciousness."

"kshetra-kshetrajnayor evam
antaram jnana-chaksusa
bhuta-prakriti-moksham cha
ye vidur yanti te param" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 35)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Those who see with eyes of knowledge the difference between the body and the knower of the body, and can also understand the process of liberation from bondage in material nature, attain to the supreme goal."

Jai Shri Krishna

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Greatness of Chapter Twelve of Bhagwat Gita

Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Twelve of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 12 of the Bhagwat Gita.

“Lord Siva said, “I will recite the wonderful glories of the Twelfth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat-Gita before you, dear Parvati.”

In the South there is an important holy place by the name of Kohlapur, where the temple of the Lord’s divine consort Maha Lakshmi, is situated. Maha Lakshmi is continuously worshiped by all of the demigods. That place is the fulfiller of all desires. Rudragaya is also situated there. One day, one young prince arrived there. His body was the colour of gold. His eyes were very beautiful. His shoulders were very strong and his chest was broad. His arms were long and strong. When he arrived in Kohlapur, he first went to the lake known as Manikanth-tirth, where he took bath and offered worship to his ancestors. And then he went to the temple of Maha Lakshmi, where he offered his obeisance's and then started to pray, “Oh Devi, Whose heart is full of mercy, Who is worshiped throughout the three worlds and is the giver of all fortune and the Mother of Creation. All glories to You, Oh shelter of all living entities. Oh fulfiller of all desires. You are the wonderful energy of Lord Achyuta, Who is maintaining the three worlds. You are the Supreme Goddess. Oh protector of the devotees. All glories to You. Oh Devi, it is You who fulfills the desires of the devotees, and it is You, who engages them in the service of Lord Achyuta. You are eternal and deliverer of all fallen souls. All glories unto You. Oh Devi, for the welfare and protection of the three worlds, You take on many forms such as Ambika, Brahmi, Vaishnavi, Maheshwari, Varahi Maha-Lakshmi, Narasimhi, Indri, Kumari, Chandika, Lakshmi, Savitri, Chandrakala, Rohini, Parameshwari. All glories unto You, whose glories are unlimited. Kindly be merciful upon me.”

When Maha Lakshmi heard those prayers, She became very pleased and said to the prince, “Oh prince, I am very happy with you, please request any benediction according to your heart’s desire from me.”

That prince said, “Oh Mother of the three worlds, my father; King Brahadrathy was performing the famous sacrifice known as Ashwamedha. But before having completed that yajna, he died due to disease. And before I was able to complete that Ashwamedha yajna, someone stole the horse that had travelled all over the world and had been purified for sacrifice in that Ashwamedha, I sent persons in all directions in search of that horse, but they were unable to find it. Then I took permission from the priest to come and pray for Your help. And, if You are pleased with me, then kindly let me know, how I can get back that horse and complete the fire sacrifice and thus fulfil my father’s desire.”

Maha-Lakshmi said, “Oh noble prince, by the gate of my temple one highly elevated Brahmin lives, who is known by the name of Siddha-Samadhi. He will be able to fulfil your desire.”

When the prince heard these words of Maha-Lakshmi, he went to the place, where Siddha-Samadhi lived and offered obeisance's to him. After having offered obeisance's, he stood before Siddha-Samadhi silently with fold hands. Siddha Samadhi then said, “You have been sent here by mother Maha Lakshmi, so I will fulfil your desire.”

Then chanting some mantras, Siddha-Samadhi brought all of the demigods before him. The prince at that time saw all of the demigods standing before Siddha Samadhi, awaiting his instructions. Then Siddha-Samadhi said to those demigods, “Oh devas, this prince’s horse, which he had kept ready for his sacrifice, was stolen at night by Lord Indra. Kindly bring that horse back now.”

Immediately those demigods brought that horse before him, after which Siddha-Samadhi dismissed them. When the prince saw all these wonderful happenings, he fell at the feet of Siddha-Samadhi, and inquired from him. “How have you attained such power, which I have not seen or heard of any one else possessing? Oh great sage, kindly hear my request.
My father, king Brahadratha while beginning the Ashwamedha-sacrifice, died unexpectedly. And thus I kept his body in pure boiled oil. Kindly, if you desire, please bring him back to life.”

Hearing this, Siddha-Samadhi gave a little chuckle, and said, “Let us go to that place, where you have kept your father’s body.” When they reached that place, Siddha-Samadhi took some water in his hand and while chanting some mantras, he sprinkled the water onto the head of the dead body of King Brahadratha. As soon as that water touched his head, the King sat up and inquired from Siddha- Samadhi, “Oh, great devotee, who are you?” The prince immediately informed his father of all the events, which had taken place. When the King heard that narration, he again and again offered his obeisance's to Siddha-Samadhi, and inquired from him, What austerities he had performed to attain such divine powers. Hearing the King’s inquiry, Siddha-Samadhi replied “My dear king Brahadratha, daily I recite the Twelfth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat-Gita.”

Hearing those words of that great devotee, the king learnt from Siddha-Samadhi the Twelfth Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. In the course of time, both the king and his son attained the lotus-feet of Lord Krishna. Many other persons have achieved the topmost goal, devotion to Lord Krishna’s lotus-feet, by reciting the Twelfth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat-Gita daily.”

So that is the greatness of Chapter Twelve of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Twelve of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Devotion."

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 Twelve (12) is entitled "The Yoga of Devotion." This Chapter has a total of 20 verses.

Verses 1 to 12 describes the respective merits of the worshipers of God with Form and without Form and the means of God-Realization.

Verses 13 to 20 describes about the Marks of the God-realized soul.

To read complete Chapter Twelve (12) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve (Chapter-12)

Below are some verses from Chapter Twelve of Bhagwat Gita:

"sri-bhagavan uvacha
mayy avesya mano ye mam
nitya-yukta upasate
shraddhaya parayopetas
te me yuktatama matah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve verse 2)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Those who fix their minds on My personal form and are always engaged in worshiping Me with great and transcendental faith are considered by Me to be most perfect."

"kleso ’dhikataras tesam
avyaktasakta-cetasam
avyakta hi gatir duhkham
dehavadbhir avapyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve verse 5)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, For those whose minds are attached to the unmanifested, impersonal feature of the Supreme, advancement is very troublesome. To make progress in that discipline is always difficult for those who are embodied."

"ye tu sarvani karmani
mayi sannyasya mat-parah
ananyenaiva yogena
mam dhyayanta upasate"

"tesam aham samuddharta
mrityu-samsara-sagarat
bhavami na cirat partha
mayy avesita-cetasam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve verse 6-7)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, But those who worship Me, giving up all their activities unto Me and being devoted to Me without deviation, engaged in devotional service and always meditating upon Me, having fixed their minds upon Me, O son of Pritha—for them I am the swift deliverer from the ocean of birth and death."

"mayy eva mana adhatsva
mayi buddhim nivesaya
nivasisyasi mayy eva
ata urdhvam na samsayah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve verse 8)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Just fix your mind upon Me and engage all your intelligence in Me. Thus you will live in Me always, without a doubt."

"advesta sarva-bhutanam
maitrah karuna eva cha
nirmamo nirahankarah
sama-duhkha-sukhah ksami"

"santustah satatam yogi
yatatma drdha-nischayah
mayy arpita-mano-buddhir
yo mad-bhaktah sa me priyah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve verse 13-14)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, One who is not envious but is a kind friend to all living entities, who does not think himself a proprietor and is free from false ego, who is equal in both happiness and distress, who is tolerant, always satisfied, self-controlled, and engaged in devotional service with determination, his mind and intelligence fixed on Me—such a devotee of Mine is very dear to Me."

"yo na hrsyati na dvesti
na sochati na kanksati
subhasubha-parityagi
bhaktiman yah sa me priyah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve verse 17)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, One who neither rejoices nor grieves, who neither laments nor desires, and who renounces both auspicious and inauspicious things—such a devotee is very dear to Me."

"samah satrau cha mitre cha
tatha manapamanayoh
sitosna-sukha-duhkhesu
samah sanga-vivarjitah"

"tulya-ninda-stutir mauni
santusto yena kenacit
aniketah sthira-matir
bhaktiman me priyo narah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve verse 18-19)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, One who is equal to friends and enemies, who is equipoised in honor and dishonor, heat and cold, happiness and distress, fame and infamy, who is always free from contaminating association, always silent and satisfied with anything, who doesn’t chare for any residence, who is fixed in knowledge and who is engaged in devotional service—such a person is very dear to Me."

"ye tu dharmamritam idam
yathoktam paryupasate
sraddadhana mat-parama
bhaktas te ’tiva me priyah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Twelve verse 20)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Those who follow this imperishable path of devotional service and who completely engage themselves with faith, making Me the supreme goal, are very, very dear to Me."

Jai Shri Krishna

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

MahaMantra - Hare Rama Hare Krishna Chant, Kirtan



MahaMantra - Hare Rama Hare Krishna Chant, Kirtan

Hare Rama Hare Krishna is a beautiful Lord Rama & Lord Krishna Prayer. Listening to it gives peace of mind. Lord Rama & Lord Krishna are Hindu Gods incarnate & are the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Jai Sri Rama, Jai Sri Krishna

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, September 17, 2017

राधे तेरे चरणों में



राधे तेरे चरणों में

Its a beautiful chant for Sri  Radha. It is a powerful Mantra. राधे तेरे चरणों में is Divine Music. Daily chanting or Listening to it gives peace of mind & Love of God.

Goddess Sri Radha Rani is most dear to Lord Krishna even more than His wives. It was because, Sri Radha was always full of devotion towards the Lord & never thought of anyone else besides Lord Sri Krishna. In pictures Sri Radha is almost always depicted alongside Sri Krishna.

Sri Radha Rani is considered as the greatest devotee of Lord Sri Krishna. It is said that Sri Radha, herself is the "Devotional energy" of Lord Sri Krishna who is the Lord of the universe. Her name always comes before the name of Lord Sri Krishna that is why God's one name is "Radha Krishna" also. Just take out only one "R" from "Radha Krishna" & it becomes just "aadha Krishna" i.e. "half Krishna" & that is the power of the name "Radha". As Sri Radha Rani is always in the thought of Lord Sri Krishna the Supreme God, so her state of "Spiritual Emotion" is called "Maha Bhaav or महाभाव" i.e. the highest state of Spiritual Emotion or Spiritual Ecstasy.

Jai Shri Radhe Rani

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Greatness of Chapter Eleven of Bhagwat Gita

Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Eleven of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 11 of the Bhagwat Gita.

“In the olden times, there was a big city of the name Megankara on the banks of the Pranita river in which is the famous temple of Jagat-Ishvara. Jagat-Ishvara is holding in His hand a bow. In that city of Megankara, there was a pure Brahmin of the name Sunand, who remained a brahmachari his whole life.

Sunand would sit in front of Lord Jagat-Ishvara and recite the Eleventh Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita and remember the Universal Form of the Lord. By reciting that Eleventh Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita, he gained complete control over his senses and was able to remember Lord Jagat-Ishvara continuously.

Once that pure brahmin Sunand went on a tour of the holy places on the banks of the Godavari River. He visited all the sacred places, starting with Viraj-Tirtha. In all the holy places he visited, he bathed, and took darshan of the presiding deity. One day he reached the town of Vivaha Mandap. Along with his associates he searched for a place to stay and eventually in the middle of that town they found a dharmashala, where they all took rest for the night. When Sunand woke up in the morning he found that all his associates had left. While searching for them, he met the headman of the town, who immediately fell at his feet and said, “Oh great sage, I cannot say where your associates have gone, but I can tell you that there is no devotee equal to you. I have never seen anyone as pure as you. Oh, my dear brahmin, I am begging you to stay in this town.”

When Sunand heard the humble request of the headman of the town, he decided to stay for some days.
That headman made every arrangement for the comfortable stay of Sunand and engaged in his service day and night. After eight days had passed, one villager came before Sunand, crying very loudly and said, “Oh pure Brahmin, last night one rakshasa ate my son.” Sunand inquired, “Where does that rakshasa stay? And how did he eat your son?”

The villager replied, “In this town one very frightful rakshasa lives, who every day was eating villagers as and when he pleased. One day, we all went to that rakshasa and requested him to protect us, in return for which we would provide him with his daily food. One dharmashala was built, and any travellers who came here were sent there to stay and while they were sleeping the rakshasa would eat them, In this way we have been able to protect ourselves from this rakshasa. You, along with your associates, stayed at that dharmashala, but that rakshasa did not eat you along with everyone else.

The reason I will tell you. Last night a friend of my son came but I did not realize that he was a very close and dear friend of my son, so I sent him to stay in dharmashala. Later when my son found out, he went after him to try and bring him back from the dharmashala but when he went there, he was also eaten by that rakshasa. Today, in the morning, I went to that rakshasa and asked him, why he had eaten my son along with the other travellers. I also requested him, if there was any way, I could get back my son. That rakshasa told me, “I did not know that your son had also entered the dharmashala, thus he was eaten with everyone else. As far as getting him back that will be possible when I am freed from this rakshasa body which will be possible by the mercy of a person who recites the Eleventh Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita daily.

Right now, there is one Brahmin staying in this town, who had stayed at this dharmashala, but I had not eaten him, because he daily recites the Eleventh Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita. If He daily recites the Eleventh Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita seven times then sprinkles water on me, then I will be able to get free from the curse of this rakshasa body”.

Sunand inquired, from that villager, “What sin did this person perform to attain a rakshasa body?” The villager replied, ‘Long ago there had been a farmer living in this town. One day he was guarding the fields when, just a little distance away from him, one large vulture attacked a person, who was travelling on the road. At that time, one yogi was passing by and when he saw that person being attacked by that vulture he came running to his aid but when he reached him, it was too late. Then that yogi became very angry with the farmer and spoke to him as follows, “One who sees others in danger from thieves, snakes, fire, attack by weapons etc., and even though he is capable of helping them, but does not come to help, is punished by Yamaraja. After suffering in hell for a very long time, he takes birth as a wolf. And one, who helps someone in need of help, certainly pleases Lord Vishnu. One, who attempts to save a cow from the hands of a ferocious animal, a low-class man or a wicked ruler, attains Lord Vishnu. Wicked farmer, you saw that vulture attacking that person but still you made no attempt to save him. Now I curse you to take birth as a rakshasa.” The Farmer said, “I was watching the fields for the whole night and I am very tired, so kindly be merciful to me, oh, gentle sage.” The yogi replied, “When someone, who is daily reciting the Eleventh Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita, sprinkles water on your head, then you will become free from this curse”.

The villager said. “My dear Sunand, with your hand kindly sprinkle water on the head of this rakshasa.” After hearing that history from the villager, Sunand went along with him to the place where that rakshasa was staying and while he was reciting the Eleventh Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita, sprinkled water on his head. That rakshasa immediately attained a four-armed form like that of Lord Vishnu. Not only he, but all the thousands of persons he had eaten also attained a four-armed form like that of Lord Vishnu. Then they all sat down in the flower aeroplane, which had been sent to take them all to Vaikuntha.

Seeing those amazing events, the villager inquired from the rakshasa which one was his son. The rakshasa started to laugh and pointed at one of those thousands of beautiful persons sitting in the transcendental airplane and replied, “That is your son”. The villager requested his son to come home with him. Hearing his father’s request the son smilingly replied, “My dear sir, many times you have been my son and I yours but now by the grace of this great pure devotee Sunand, I have been released from this wheel of birth and death and now I am going to my real home, Vaikuntha. Dear sir, kindly surrender unto the lotus-feet of Sunand and hear from him the Eleventh Chapter of Shrimad Bhagavad-gita, and you also will be able to attain the abode of Lord Vishnu (Vaikuntha), of this there is no doubt. From Lord Krishna’s mouth, these nectarian instructions came on the battlefield of Kurukshetra in reply to the questions of His friend Arjuna. And only by hearing and reciting this discourse can one break the tight knot which is binding us to this wheel of birth and death.”

Lord Siva said; “After speaking those words, full of wisdom, to his father, along with all those other fortunate souls, he went to Vaikuntha and his father learned the Eleventh Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita from Sunand and very soon they also went to Vaikuntha.

My dear Parvati, you have heard the glories of the Eleventh Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita, which is capable of destroying all sinful reactions.”

So that is the greatness of Chapter Eleven of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Eleven of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form."

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 Eleven (11) is entitled "The Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form."

This Chapter has a total of 55 verses.

Verses 1 to 4 are about the prayer of Arjuna to the Lord for a vision of His Universal Form.

Verses 5 to 8 are about the when Lord describes His Universal Form.

Verses 9 to 14 are about the when Sanjaya describes the Lord's Universal Form to Dhritrastra.

Verses 15 to 31 In these verses Arjuna sees the Lord's Universal Form and offers praises to the Lord.

Verses 32 to 34 are about the when Lord describes His glory and exhorts Arjuna to fight.

Verses 35 to 46 are about the when Arjuna overtaken by fright, offers praises to God and prays for a sight of the Lord's Four-armed Form.

Verses 47 to 50 are about the when Lord describes the glory of the vision of His Universal Form & reveals to Arjuna His Four-armed gentle Form.

Verses 51 to 55 are about the when Lord describes that it is impossible to attain the sight of the Lord's Four-armed Form without exclusive Devotion, which is described with its fruit.

To read complete Chapter Eleven (11) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven (Chapter-11)

Below are some verses from Chapter Eleven of Bhagwat Gita:

"manyase yadi tac chakyam
maya drastum iti prabho
yogeshvara tato me tvam
darsayatmanam avyayam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 4)

"Arjuna said: O Krishna, If You think that I am able to behold Your cosmic form, O my Lord, O master of all mystic power, then kindly show me that unlimited universal Self."

"sri-bhagavan uvacha
pasya me partha rupani
sataso ’tha sahasrasah
nana-vidhani divyani
nana-varnakritini cha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 5)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, see now My opulence's, hundreds of thousands of varied divine and multicolored forms."

"pasyadityan vasun rudran
asvinau marutas tatha
bahuny adrsta-purvani
pasyascharyani bharata" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 6)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, see here the different manifestations of Adityas, Vasus, Rudras, Asvini-kumaras and all the other demigods. Behold the many wonderful things which no one has ever seen or heard of before."

"ihaika-stham jagat krtsnam
pasyadya sa-characharam
mama dehe gudakesha
yac chanyad drastum icchasi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 7)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, whatever you wish to see, behold at once in this body of Mine! This universal form can show you whatever you now desire to see and whatever you may want to see in the future. Everything—moving and non moving—is here completely, in one place."

"na tu mam sakyase drastum
anenaiva sva-chaksusa
divyam dadami te chaksuh
pasya me yogam aishvaram" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 8)

"Sri Krishna said: But you cannot see Me with your present eyes. Therefore I give you divine eyes. Behold My mystic opulence!"

"sanjaya uvacha
evam uktva tato rajan
maha-yogesvaro harih
darsayam asa parthaya
paramam rupam aishvaram" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 9)

Sanjaya said: O King, having spoken thus, the Supreme Lord of all mystic power, the Personality of Godhead, displayed His universal form to Arjuna.

"aneka-vaktra-nayanam
anekadbhuta-darshanam
aneka-divyabharanam
divyanekodyatayudham"

"divya-malyambara-dharam
divya-gandhanulepanam
sarvascharya-mayam devam
anantam vishvato-mukham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 10-11)

"Sanjaya said: Arjuna saw in that universal form unlimited mouths, unlimited eyes, unlimited wonderful visions. The form was decorated with many celestial ornaments and bore many divine upraised weapons. He wore celestial garlands and garments, and many divine scents were smeared over His body. All was wondrous, brilliant, unlimited, all-expanding."

"divi surya-sahasrasya
bhaved yugapad utthita
yadi bhah sadrsi sa syad
bhasas tasya mahatmanah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 12)

"Sanjaya said: If hundreds of thousands of suns were to rise at once into the sky, their radiance might resemble the effulgence of the Supreme Person in that universal form."

"tatraika-stham jagat krtsnam
pravibhaktam anekadha
apasyad deva-devasya
sarire pandavas tada" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 13)

"Sanjaya said: At that time Arjuna could see in the universal form of the Lord the unlimited expansions of the universe situated in one place although divided into many, many thousands."

"tatah sa vismayavisto
hrsta-roma dhananjayah
pranamya sirasa devam
kritanjalir abhasata" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 14)

"Sanjaya said: Then, bewildered and astonished, his hair standing on end, Arjuna bowed his head to offer obeisance's and with folded hands began to pray to the Supreme Lord."

"arjuna uvacha
pasyami devams tava deva dehe
sarvams tatha bhuta-visesa-sanghan
brahmanam isam kamalasana-stham
rsims cha sarvan uragams cha divyan" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 15)

"Arjuna said: My dear Lord Krishna, I see assembled in Your body all the demigods and various other living entities. I see Brahma sitting on the lotus flower, as well as Lord Shiva and all the sages and divine serpents."

"aneka-bahudara-vaktra-netram
pasyami tvam sarvato ’nanta-rupam
nantam na madhyam na punas tavadim
pasyami visvesvara vishva-rupa" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 16)

"Arjuna said: O Lord of the universe, O universal form, I see in Your body many, many arms, bellies, mouths and eyes, expanded everywhere, without limit. I see in You no end, no middle and no beginning."

"kiritinam gadinam chakrinam cha
tejo-rasim sarvato diptimantam
pasyami tvam durniriksyam samantad
diptanalarka-dyutim aprameyam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 17)

"Arjuna said: Your form is difficult to see because of its glaring effulgence, spreading on all sides, like blazing fire or the immeasurable radiance of the sun. Yet I see this glowing form everywhere, adorned with various crowns, clubs and discs."

"tvam aksharam paramam veditavyam
tvam asya vishvasya param nidhanam
tvam avyayah sasvata-dharma-gopta
sanatanas tvam purusho mato me" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 18)

"Arjuna said: You are the supreme primal objective. You are the ultimate resting place of all this universe. You are inexhaustible, and You are the oldest. You are the maintainer of the eternal religion, the Personality of Godhead. This is my opinion."

"anadi-madhyantam ananta-viryam
ananta-bahum sasi-surya-netram
pasyami tvam dipta-hutasa-vaktram
sva-tejasa vishvam idam tapantam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 19)

"Arjuna said: You are without origin, middle or end. Your glory is unlimited. You have numberless arms, and the sun and moon are Your eyes. I see You with blazing fire coming forth from Your mouth, burning this entire universe by Your own radiance."

"dyav a-prithivyor idam antaram hi
vyaptam tvayaikena disas cha sarvah
drishtvadbhutam rupam ugram tavedam
loka-trayam pravyathitam mahatman" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 20)

"Arjuna said: Although You are one, You spread throughout the sky and the planets and all space between. O great one, seeing this wondrous and terrible form, all the planetary systems are perturbed."

"sanjaya uvacha
ity arjunam vasudevas tathoktva
svakam rupam darsayam asa bhuyah
asvasayam asa cha bhitam enam
bhutva punah saumya-vapur mahatma" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 50)

"Sanjaya said to Dhritarashtra: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, having spoken thus to Arjuna, displayed His real four-armed form and at last showed His two-armed form, thus encouraging the fearful Arjuna."

"arjuna uvacha
drstvedam manusam rupam
tava saumyam janardana
idanim asmi samvrttah
sa-cetah prakritim gatah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 51)

"When Arjuna thus saw Krishna in His original form, he said: O Sri Krishna seeing this humanlike form, so very beautiful, I am now composed in mind, and I am restored to my original nature."

"sri-bhagavan uvacha
su-durdarsham idam rupam
drstavan asi yan mama
deva apy asya rupasya
nityam darshana-kanksinah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 52)

"Sri Krishna said: My dear Arjuna, this form of Mine you are now seeing is very difficult to behold. Even the demigods are ever seeking the opportunity to see this form, which is so dear."

"naham vedair na tapasa
na danena na cejyaya
sakya evam-vidho drastum
drstavan asi mam yatha" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 53)

"Sri Krishna said: The form you are seeing with your transcendental eyes cannot be understood simply by studying the Vedas, nor by undergoing serious penances, nor by charity, nor by worship. It is not by these means that one can see Me as I am."

"bhaktya tv ananyaya sakya
aham evam-vidho ’rjuna
jnatum drastum cha tattvena
pravestum cha parantapa" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 54)

"Sri Krishna said: My dear Arjuna, only by undivided devotional service can I be understood, as I am, standing before you, and can thus be seen directly. Only in this way can you enter into the mysteries of My understanding."

"mat-karma-krn mat-paramo
mad-bhaktah sanga-varjitah
nirvairah sarva-bhutesu
yah sa mam eti pandava" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eleven verse 55)

"Sri Krishna said: My dear Arjuna, he who engages in My pure devotional service, free from the contaminations of fruit producing activities and mental speculation, he who works for Me, who makes Me the supreme goal of his life, and who is friendly to every living being—he certainly comes to Me."

Jai Shri Krishna

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 10 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 9 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