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

Immortality of Soul as per Bhagwat Gita

Lord Krishna tells Arjuna as per Bhagwat Gita that Individual Soul is Immortal. It tells all of us with conviction that we are an Immortal Soul & not a mortal body. We shall survive after death also & we as a Soul shall live forever, births after births.

As per Lord Krishna, one Soul present in a body goes through different phases of childhood, youth and old age, so also does that Soul pass into another body; the wise man does not grieve thereat. Know Lord Krishna days that all powerful, Supersoul is indestructible, by whom all this is world is pervaded. None can cause the destruction of That Supersoul, the Imperishable. As we casts off worn-out clothes and puts on new ones, so also the embodied Soul
in this body casts off worn-out bodies and enters others bodies that are new. This rebirth cycle goes on like that & has been going on like that for centuries.

As per Lord Krishna, very sharp weapons cannot cut this soul, nor fire can burn It water cannot wet It & wind cannot dry it. So ones Soul cannot be cut by weapons, burnt by fire, wetted by water nor dried up by air. It is eternal, all-pervasive, same at all times, ancient and immovable, Some people sees the embodied Soul with wonder; some other speaks of It as a wonder; some other hears of It as wonderful; yet, there are many who having heard also, does not understand It at all.

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Who Illumines & makes this Body of ours Work?

As per Bhagwat Gita :

यथा प्रकाशयत्येकः कृत्स्नं लोकमिमं रविः।
क्षेत्रं क्षेत्री तथा कृत्स्नं प्रकाशयति भारत।। (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Thirteen verse 34)

"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."

Just like the ‘one Sun’ illumines ‘all this world’ by his radiance, so the ‘Soul within our body’ illumines this entire Body. We just forget & think that the food that we eat actually does all the work & illumines this body but actually its the Soul energy in the body which processes this food & actually does all the work & illumines this body. Lord Krishna gives the analogy of the sun which illumines the whole universe as in the same way that God, the one Supreme Soul illuminates all the individual Souls and each individual Soul illuminates the entire physical body.

Soul sits in the heart of an individual being & from there Soul illumines our whole body. Just like a single sun is able to illumine the whole universe; in the same way from within the heart, the Soul is able to illuminate the entire physical body by the medium of consciousness. Soul, though residing in the heart by its quality of consciousness illuminates the physical body as light illuminates a room. Above verse of the Bhagwat Gita illustrates that the Sun serves to highlight two aspects of the Soul, viz that, like the sun, the Soul is one in whole body and that It remains unaffected.

Jai Sri Krishna

Sunday, January 08, 2017

You have evolved through many Rebirths.....to be what You are today

We all have had many rebirths in the past. This body of ours is only one of the bodies in which your soul lives now. It lived in many other bodies in the previous births of yours. A person eveolves into a great soul only in evolution of his soul & becomes a great soul after getting knowledge of the God. Below verse of Bhagwat Gita points to that.

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

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna : After many births and deaths / after taking many rebirths, he who is actually in knowledge of God, surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and Lord of this universe. Such a great soul is very rare."

Now do you believe in rebirth? Do you believe in your previous lives? What you were in your past lives? How many births have you been through prior to this life? How one is reborn? How soul travels from one body to the other? If all such questions are of any interest to you then this article shall also be of some interest to you.

All the Hindu & Buddhist religion is replete with rebirth stories. As per the philosophy of both the religions, soul of an individual being travels at death from one body to the other. In the case of Lord Buddha, he was able to see all his previous births with vivid clarity. Many Yogis & persons advanced in meditation can also see all their previous lives vividly. So can you if you are also advanced in meditation. As per Lord Buddha an individual soul goes through innumerable births & you have been in different bodies in your past lives before you were born this time. As per him this continuum of births was so lengthy that it did not make sense to see exactly where the process began. In the case of Lord Buddha, he acquired two sorts of insights, the ability to recall with visual clarity his previous lives & the ability to do so in the case of others too. All the previous lives of Lord Buddha are recorded as "Jataka Stories".

As per Lord Buddha he was in his previous many births, not only in human bodies but also took birth as birds & animals. Hindu religion also talks about 8.4 Million different types of species in this universe & a soul goes from one type of body to the other as per the Karmic law.

Below are few verses of Bhagwat Gita which explain about the rebirth:

"dehino-asmin yatha dehe
kaumaram yauvnam jara
tatha dehantar-praptir-
adhiras tatra na muhyati" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 13)

"Sri Krishna said: Just as boyhood, youth & old age are attributed to the soul & the embodied soul continuously passes through these cycles, similarly the embodied soul passes into another body at death. The wise man does not get deluded & bewildered with such a change."

"vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya
navani grhnati naro ’parani
tatha sarirani vihaya jirnany
anyani samyati navani dehi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 22)

"Sri Krishna said: As a human being puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones."

"jatasya hi dhruvo mrityur
dhruvam janma mrtasya cha
tasmad apariharye ’rthe
na tvam socitum arhasi" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 27)

"Sri Krishna said: One who has taken his birth is sure to die, and after death one is sure to take birth again. Therefore, in the unavoidable discharge of your duty, you should not lament."

"sri-bhagavan uvacha
bahuni me vyatitani
janmani tava charjuna
tany aham veda sarvani
na tvam vettha parantapa" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 5)

"Sri Krishna said: Both you and I have passed through many, many births. I can remember all of them, but you cannot, O winner of the enemy!"

Sometimes it happens in our life that some unknown out of the crowd seems so known to you, though you have met that person for the first time. If we meet someone & form meaningful close relationship with that person, then the assumption is that we may have previously met & have associated with that person in previous births also. As a Karmic connection we meet that person again & maintain connections in this lifetime also. Same is the case with all the persons who are close to us in this life. It is not just like that we have suddenly become so close to those people. It is only that all these people were in our lives in our previous births also. We are together here because we had been together before in our previous lives.

In Hindu scriptures Karma is related to the origin of one's own body. Karmas of earlier birth become the basis of this birth & Karmas of this birth become the basis of your next birth & so on. At death, soul of a person takes the stock of all Karmas (having its reservoir in that person's mind) & Divinity or God as per the divine law takes a handful of those Karmas & a new body is made with the seeds of these Karmas. So if a person has done good Karmas he/she gets a good godly body in heavens & if he/she has done bad karmas in this life then that person's soul goes to lower wombs of birds & animals. So it is generally said that we should do good Karmas only.

Below are few verses of Bhagwat Gita which explain about how a soul travels from one body to the other & where it goes as per the Karmic law:

"sariram yad avapnoti
yac chapy utkramatishvarah
grhitvaitani samyati
vayur gandhan ivasayat" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 8)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, As the wind carries away odours from their seat, even so the Jivatma (soul), the lord of the body, snatching these (the mind & the senses) from the body, which it casts off, migrates into the body, which it acquires.

"yada sattve pravrddhe tu
pralayam yati deha-bhrt
tadottama-vidam lokan
amalan pratipadyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 14)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, When one dies in the mode of goodness, he attains to the pure higher planets of the great sages."

"rajasi pralayam gatva
karma-sangisu jayate
tatha pralinas tamasi
mudha-yonisu jayate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 15)

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, When one dies in the mode of passion, he takes birth among those engaged in fruit producing activities (i.e. as a man or woman on earth); and when one dies in the mode of ignorance, he takes birth in the bird & animal kingdom."

As per the Hindu Philosophy, any "Karma" done by a person, remains with that person, unless he/she has enjoyed the consequential Fruit arisen out of doing that Karma. For a good act done by him, he shall bear good result & enjoy it. Similarly for a bad act done by him, he shall bear bad result & shall have to bear punishment for it. So, whatever, action/karma we perform with our body, mind or even speech, it should not do harm to others but should be of some use only to others. By doing good Karmas only we shall get good life in future births & shall finally meet the God.

Jai Shri Krishna

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Sanskrit Quotes from Bhagavad Gita with English & Hindi Translation

Below are Sanskrit Quotes from Bhagavad Gita with English & Hindi Translation.

नीचे भागवद गीता के कुछ प्रसिद्ध उद्धरण (Quotes) हैं जो पहले संस्कृत में हैं और उनका इंग्लिश और हिंदी में अनुवाद किया गया है :

१) यदा, यदा, हि, धर्मस्य, ग्लानिः, भवति, भारत,
अभ्युत्थानम्, अधर्मस्य, तदा, आत्मानम्, सृजामिहम्।।
 (भागवत गीता: अध्याय चार पद 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."

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: जब जब भी और जहां जहां भी, हे अर्जुन, पुण्य / धर्म  की हानि होती है और अधर्म में वृद्धि होती है, तब तब मैं अवतार लेता हूँ "

२) परित्राणाय, साधूनाम्, विनाशाय, च, दुष्कृृताम्,
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय, सम्भवामि, युगे, युगे।।
(भागवत गीता: अध्याय चार पद 8)

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

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: साधु लोगों का उद्धार करने के लिये ओर बुरे कर्म करने वाले लोगों का विनाश करने के लिये और धर्म की संस्थापना करने के लिए, मैं युग - युग में अवतरित होता हूं 

३) "कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन,
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि।।
(भागवत गीता: अध्याय दो पद 47)

"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."

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: तुम्हें अपने निर्धारित कर्तव्य का पालन करने का अधिकार है, लेकिन तुम कर्मों के फल के हकदार नहीं हो। इसलिये तुम कर्मों के फल हेतु मत हो तथा तुम्हारी कर्म न करने में भी आसक्ति न हो "

४) न जायते, म्रियते, वा कदाचित् न अयम्, भूत्वा, भविता वा न, भूयः 
अजः नित्यः शाश्वतः अयम्, पुराणः   न, हन्यते, हन्यमाने, शरीरे।।
(भागवत गीता: अध्याय दो पद 20)


"Sri Krishna said: The soul is never born nor dies at any time. Soul has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. Soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. Soul is not slain when the body is slain."

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: आत्मा ना पैदा होती है और न ही किसी भी समय मरती है। आत्मा न उत्पन्न होकर फिर होने वाली ही है, क्योंकि आत्मा अजन्मा, नित्य, शाश्वतः, सनातन और पुरातन है। शरीर के मारे जाने पर भी आत्मा नहीं मरती ।।"

५) वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय नवानि गृह्णतिः, नरः अपराणि, 
तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णानि, अन्यानि  संयाति, नवानि, देही।। 
(भागवत गीता: अध्याय दो पद 22) 


"Sri Krishna said: As a human being puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones."

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: एक इंसान जैसे पुराने वस्त्रों को त्यागकर नये वस्त्रों को ग्रहण करता है वैसे ही जीवात्मा पुराने जीर्ण शरीर को त्याग कर नये शरीर को प्राप्त होती है।।"

६) नैनं छिन्दन्ति, शस्त्राणि, नैनं दहति, पावकः,
न चैनं क्लेदयन्त्यापो न शोषयति मारुतः।।
(भागवत गीता: अध्याय दो पद 23) 


"Sri Krishna said: The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind."

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: आत्मा किसी भी शस्त्र से नहीं काटी जा सकती है, और न ही आत्मा को आग जला सकती है, इसको जल नहीं गला सकता है और वायु आत्मा को नहीं सूखा सकती है।।"

Jai Shri Krishna


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

गीता सार, हिंदी में - Geeta Saar in Hindi with English Translation

हाँ नीचे भागवत गीता के दर्शन का संक्षिप्त सार है. भागवत गीता का उपदेश भारत के हरियाणा राज्य में कुरुक्षेत्र के युद्ध के मैदान पर अपने शिष्य अर्जुन को, भगवान कृष्ण, भगवान स्वयं के द्वारा दिया गया.  इन शिक्षाओं को 5000 साल पहले दिया गया था लेकिन ये हमारे जीवन में आज भी उतनी ही प्रासंगिक हैं.

(Bhagwat Geeta is the greatest book of Hindu Philosophy. Here below is the brief essence of the Philosophy of Bhagwat Geeta. Teachings of Bhagwat Geeta were given by Lord Krishna, the God Himself to his disciple Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra in Haryana State of India. These teachings were given more than 5000 years ago but these are still relevant today in our lives. )
  • अतीत में जो कुछ भी हुआ, वह अच्छे के लिए हुआ, जो कुछ हो रहा हैअच्छा हो रहा है, जो भविष्य में होगा, अच्छा ही होगा. अतीत के लिए मत रोओ, अपने वर्तमान जीवन पर ध्यान केंद्रित करो , भविष्य के लिए चिंता मत करो 
  • (Whatever happened in the past, it happened for the good; Whatever is happening, is happening for the good; Whatever shall happen in the future, shall happen for the good only. Do not weep for the past, do not worry for the future, concentrate on your present life.)
  • जन्म के समय में आप क्या लाए थे जो अब खो दिया है? आप ने क्या पैदा किया था जो नष्ट हो गया है?  जब आप पैदा हुए थे, तब आप कुछ भी साथ नहीं लाए थे.  आपके पास जो कुछ भी है,  आप को इस धरती पर भगवान से ही प्राप्त हुआ है.  आप इस धरती पर जो भी दोगे, तुम भगवान को ही दोगे.  हर कोई खाली हाथ इस दुनिया में आया था और खाली हाथ ही उसी रास्ते पर चलना होगा. सब कुछ केवल भगवान के अंतर्गत आता है
  • (What did you bring at the time of birth, that you have lost? What did you produce,  which is destroyed? You didn't bring anything when you were born. Whatever you have, you have received it from the God only while on this earth. Whatever you will give, you will give it to the God. Everyone came in this world empty handed and shall go the same way. Everything belongs to God only.)
  • आज जो कुछ आप का है,  पहले किसी और का था और भविष्य में किसी और का हो जाएगा. परिवर्तन संसार का नियम है. 
  • (Whatever belongs to you today, belonged to someone else earlier and shall belong to some one else in future. Change is the law of the universe.)
  • आप एक अविनाशी आत्मा हैं और एक मृत्युमय शरीर नहीं है. शरीर पांच तत्वों से बना है - पृथ्वी, अग्नि, जल, वायु और आकाश।  एक दिन शरीर इन तत्वों में लीन हो जाएगा
  • (You are an indestructible Soul & not a body. Body is composed of five elements - Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Sky; one day body shall perish in these elements.)
  • आत्मा अजन्म है और कभी नहीं मरता है. आत्मा मरने के बाद भी हमेशा के लिए रहता है.  तो क्यों व्यर्थ की चिंता करते हो? आप किस बात से डर रहे हैं?  कौन तुम्हें मार सकता है
  • (Soul lives forever even after death as soul is never born & never dies. So Why do you worry unnecessarily? What are you afraid of? Who can kill you?)
  • केवल सर्वशक्तिमान ईश्वर के लिए अपने आप को समर्पित करो.  जो भगवान का सहारा लेगा, उसे हमेशा भय, चिंता और निराशा से मुक्ति मिलेगी. 
  • (Devote yourself to the Almighty God only. One who takes the support of God, always gains freedom from fear, worry and despair.)
Jai Shri Krishna

Friday, November 18, 2016

कृष्ण गोविन्द गोविन्द गोपाल नन्दलाल



कृष्ण गोविन्द गोविन्द गोपाल नन्दलाल

Its a beautiful chant for Lord Krishna. It is a powerful Mantra. कृष्ण गोविन्द गोविन्द गोपाल नन्दलाल is Divine Music. Daily chanting or Listening to it gives peace of mind & Love of God.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

हिंदी संवाद - कर्मणये वाधिकारस्ते मां फलेषु कदाचन (karmany evadhikaras te)

"कर्मणये वाधिकारस्ते मां फलेषु कदाचन । 
  मां कर्मफलहेतुर्भू: मांते संङगोस्त्वकर्मणि" ।।
  (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने अर्जुन से कहा: आप को अपने निर्धारित कर्तव्य का पालन करने का अधिकार है, लेकिन आप कभी कर्म फल की इच्छा से कर्म मत करो (कर्म फल देने का अधिकार सिर्फ ईश्वर को है)। कर्म फल की अपेक्षा से आप कभी कर्म मत करें, न ही आप की कभी कर्म न करने में प्रवृर्ति हो (आप की हमेशा कर्म करने में प्रवृर्ति हो) ।।" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

"karmany evadhikaras te
ma phalesu kadachana
ma karma-phala-hetur bhur
ma te sango ’stv akarmani" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: 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." (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Two verse 47)

Here below is detailed meaning of this verse:

1) karmany evadhikaras te: कर्मणये वाधिकारस्ते: you have a right to work only
2) ma phalesu kadachana: मां फलेषु कदाचन: but have no right to the fruits thereof
3) ma karma-phala-hetur bhur: मां कर्मफलहेतुर्भू: let not the fruits be the motive of doing karmas
4) ma te sango ’stv akarmani: मांते संङगोस्त्वकर्मणि: let yourself not be attached to inaction.

Jai Shri Krishna


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

हिंदी में भागवद गीता के प्रसिद्ध उद्धरण - Famous Bhagwad Gita Quotes in Hindi


नीचे भागवद गीता के कुछ प्रसिद्ध उद्धरण (Quotes) हैं जो पहले संस्कृत में हैं और उनका हिंदी में अनुवाद किया गया है :

यदा, यदा, हि, धर्मस्य, ग्लानिः, भवति, भारत,
अभ्युत्थानम्, अधर्मस्य, तदा, आत्मानम्, सृजामिहम्।।
 (भागवत गीता: अध्याय चार पद 7)
"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: जब जब भी और जहां जहां भी, हे अर्जुन, पुण्य / धर्म  की हानि होती है और अधर्म में वृद्धि होती है, तब तब मैं अवतार लेता हूँ "

परित्राणाय, साधूनाम्, विनाशाय, च, दुष्कृृताम्,
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय, सम्भवामि, युगे, युगे।।
 (भागवत गीता: अध्याय चार पद 8)
"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: साधु लोगों का उद्धार करने के लिये ओर बुरे कर्म करने वाले लोगों का विनाश करने के लिये और धर्म की संस्थापना करने के लिए, मैं युग - युग में अवतरित होता हूं 


"कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन,
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि।।
(भागवत गीता: अध्याय दो पद 47)

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: तुम्हें अपने निर्धारित कर्तव्य का पालन करने का अधिकार है, लेकिन तुम कर्मों के फल के हकदार नहीं हो। इसलिये तुम कर्मों के फल हेतु मत हो तथा तुम्हारी कर्म न करने में भी आसक्ति न हो "


न जायते, म्रियते, वा कदाचित् न अयम्, भूत्वा, भविता वा न, भूयः 
अजः नित्यः शाश्वतः अयम्, पुराणः   न, हन्यते, हन्यमाने, शरीरे।।
(भागवत गीता: अध्याय दो पद 20)

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: आत्मा ना पैदा होती है और न ही किसी भी समय मरती है। आत्मा न उत्पन्न होकर फिर होने वाली ही है, क्योंकि आत्मा अजन्मा, नित्य, शाश्वतः, सनातन और पुरातन है। शरीर के मारे जाने पर भी आत्मा नहीं मरती ।।"


वासांसि जीर्णानि यथा विहाय नवानि गृह्णतिः, नरः अपराणि, 
तथा शरीराणि विहाय जीर्णानि, अन्यानि  संयाति, नवानि, देही।। 
(भागवत गीता: अध्याय दो पद 22)

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: एक इंसान जैसे पुराने वस्त्रों को त्यागकर नये वस्त्रों को ग्रहण करता है वैसे ही जीवात्मा पुराने जीर्ण शरीर को त्याग कर नये शरीर को प्राप्त होती है।।"


नैनं छिन्दन्ति, शस्त्राणि, नैनं दहति, पावकः,
न चैनं क्लेदयन्त्यापो न शोषयति मारुतः।।
(भागवत गीता: अध्याय दो पद 23)

"श्री कृष्ण भगवान ने कहा: आत्मा किसी भी शस्त्र से नहीं काटी जा सकती है, और न ही आत्मा को आग जला सकती है, इसको जल नहीं गला सकता है और वायु आत्मा को नहीं सूखा सकती है।।"

Jai Shri Krishna



Sunday, November 13, 2016

When God walks Side by Side With You

In Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna has given a promise that He is always with His devotees. Whosoever, worships Him with true heart, He is always with that person. But it is our mind only that is not having complete faith in Him & His powers. We do not actually know how resourceful & powerful God is & that He can take care of all of our problems. It's only that we should have unswerving faith in Him. If we do have such faith in Him & always think of Him, pray Him, then there is no chance that He shall not be with you always & in times of your adversity. Recently I was listening to a devotional song / bhazan by Sh. Vinod Aggarwal Ji in which he was describing about the story of a person, who wanted to test his faith in God - Lord Krishna, whether or not God is always with him. Story goes like this:


Once there was a devotee of Lord Krishna who always used to have faith in the powers of the God & always used to pray Him in his mind. That person was very rich. That person prayed to God & asked the God that I love you, pray you, adore you so much but how come I am to know that You are with me & shall protect me in all circumstances.

God told him, "You see, you daily goes for a morning walk by the bank of the river. Now onwards I shall walk by your side, whenever, you shall go for the morning walk."

Next day that person went for the morning walk but could not see anybody over there. When he came back from the morning walk, he started complaining to God, "As promised, You have not come to my side when I went for the morning walk. God, I could not see You during my morning walk."

God said to him, "I have come during your morning walk but with these eyes you could not see Me".

Devotee, "O God, then how am I to know that You are with me?"

God said to him, " See, whenever you walk by the side of the river, you normally see only two footsteps of yours. Now ,whenever, you see four footsteps instead of two, just think that I am walking by you."

It started happening that way only & that person always saw four footsteps & felt happy & confident that God is with him & walking by him.

Life is the name of change. Now the times changed & with the quirk of fate, somehow that person lost his wealth & got poor. When the wealth was gone, all his near & dear ones turned their faces away from that person. He started to feel very lonely but was confident that in all these times of adversity, though all his near & dear ones, friends & relatives have left him but at least his revered God-Lord Krishna is with him. That person still used to go for the morning walk. But surprisingly during these times of adversity he again started seeing only two footsteps instead of four, during his walk by the river. Now that person was very surprised that his revered, lovable God too has left him during the adverse times. He started regretting & crying but ultimately said in his mind, "Let it be the will of God, what he can do?"

Life for that man went on like that only & with time, again his times changed & he once again became rich & prosperous. But now when he went to the morning walk by the side of the river he again started seeing four footsteps instead of two. Now he got impatient & complained to God that this is not fair.

He said to God, "It's all right that in my adverse times all my near & dear ones had left me but how come that You too, who always promised me to be with me, too had left me in my adverse times. God, how come that You leave your devotee in his bad times?"

Now God could not keep His silence & told that person, "O My Dear one, in your times of adversity the two footsteps that you saw were not yours but these were of Him."
That man said, "How can it be that those footsteps were Yours & not mine?"

God said, "O My Dear one, in your times of adversity, YOU WERE IN MY LAP & I ALWAYS WALKED TAKING YOU IN MY LAP ONLY. In such a condition how can your footsteps be there on the bank of the river. Those two footsteps in your adverse times were mine only. Now your good time has come so now once again I shall be separate from you & shall always walk by your side."

In Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna tells Arjuna to always have faith in Him only as, whosoever, keeps faith in Lord Krishna, He always protects that devotee.

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

"Lord Sri Krishna says to Arjuna: 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."

"ananya-cetah satatam
yo mam smarati nityasah
tasyaham sulabhah partha
nitya-yuktasya yoginah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eight verse 14)

"Lord Sri Krishna says: Whosoever, always & constantly remembers Me with undivided mind; by that person, I am easy to obtain, O Arjuna, because of his constant engagement in the devotional service to Me."

Jai Sri Krishna

Sunday, November 06, 2016

God is Almighty, Who is sitting in your heart

God is sitting in your heart. Do you have complete Faith in this line? If a saint tells you that God is almighty & is present everywhere in this world & even all around you, then you may not have that complete Faith in his words. If scriptures tell you that God has created all this world then you may not have that complete Faith in it. How is it that people can put Faith in all type of people & things of the world but cannot have faith in the words of a saint?

Faith is the one which makes our perceptions & beliefs. If you have Faith in & believe in religious scriptures, words of a saint, then you shall be able to turn toward the God. It's Faith only which determines how you can mould your life. It shall be Good if you have Faith in the words of a saint or in religious books than you have Faith in people who indulge in gambling, betting etc. Choice is yours!!!!!

Below are few verses of Bhagwat Gita on Faith:

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


"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: 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."

"ye me matam idam nityam
anutishthanti manavah
shraddhavanto ’nasuyanto
mucyante te ’pi karmabhih" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Three verse 31)


"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: Those persons who execute their duties according to My injunctions and who follow this teaching faithfully, without envy, become free from the bondage of the fruitive actions, gets liberated & come to Me."

"shraddhaval labhate jnanam
tat-parah samyatendriyah
jnanam labdhva param shantim
acirenadhigacchati" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 39)

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: A faithful man who is dedicated to transcendental knowledge and who subdues his senses is eligible to achieve such knowledge, and having achieved it he quickly attains the God & spiritual peace."

"tad-buddhayas tad-atmanas
tan-nisthas tat-parayanah
gacchanty apunar-avrttim
jnana-nirdhuta-kalmasah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 17)


"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: When one’s Intelligence, Mind, Faith and refuge are all fixed in the God, then one becomes fully cleansed of misgivings through complete knowledge and thus proceeds straight on the path of liberation."

"yoginam api sarvesam
mad-gatenantar-atmana
shraddhavan bhajate yo mam
sa me yuktatamo matah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 47)


"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: And of all yogis, the one with great Faith who always abides in Me, thinks of Me within himself, and renders transcendental loving service to Me—he is the most intimately united with Me in yoga and is the highest of all. That is My opinion."

"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 to Arjuna: 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."

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


"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: 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 Sri Krishna

Sunday, October 23, 2016

God is always around us & all the time

God remains with us all the time & is always around us. He remains with us everywhere, wherever we go. Just like space, always remains with us, wherever we go, similarly, God remains with us,  wherever we go. He is a constant companion of us. Only we need to realize His presence.

God is all merciful & His Divine grace or Blessing or 'Kripa' (कृपा) can happen on all of us anywhere & everywhere. God is present everywhere i.e. He is omnipresent & is present at all places, all the times. He is there within your house, your living room & your place of worship. So it is not necessary to go to some outside place of worship only to find God but you can worship & get His Blessings within your home only. Below verse of Bhagwat Gita explains His omnipresent nature.

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 (God's) hands and feet, His eyes, heads and faces, and He has ears everywhere. In this way the Super Soul exists, pervading everything in this world."

So just have faith in God & get the mercy of God within your home only. God's merciful hand shall extend to your house if you show devotion in Him. When His grace shall happen then God shall give you, whatever, you are lacking in life & also shall protect your life & belongings. Then you shall always be protected in life by God. Such type of Special mercy of God shall only happen on you when you shall engage your mind in thinking of God, become God's devotee, offer obeisance's to God and shall always worship Him. Being completely absorbed in God, surely you shall become eligible for God's Special mercy.

Below verses of Bhagwat Gita ensure that only:

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


"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna: 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."

"sarva-dharman parityajya
mam ekam saranam vraja
aham tvam sarva-papebhyo
mokshayisyami ma suchah"
(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eighteen verse 66)

"Sri Krishna said to Arjuna : Abandon all varieties of religion or Setting aside all meritorious deeds, just surrender unto Me. I shall liberate you from all sins. Do not fear."

So just think that God is forever in your heart & shall never give you up or never depart. He is always with you. So always trust in your life that God is near you.

Jai Sri Krishna

हरे कृष्णा, हरे कृष्णा, कृष्णा कृष्णा, हरे हरे



हरे कृष्णा, हरे कृष्णा, कृष्णा कृष्णा, हरे हरे
हरे रामा, हरे रामा रामा  रामा , हरे हरे


Its a beautiful chant for Lord Rama & Lord Krishna. It is the biggest powerful Mantra that is why it is called MahaMantra. Hare Rama Hare Krishna Chant, Kirtan is Divine Music. Daily chanting or Listening to it gives peace of mind & Love of God.

Jai Sri Krishna

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Always be Krishna Conscious

When Prahlada Maharaja met Nrsimhadeva, he said,

naivodvije para duratyaya-vaitaranyas
tvad-virya-gayana-mahamrta-magna-cittah
soce tato vimukha-cetasa indriyarthamaya-
sukhaya bharam udvahato vimudhan

"My dear Lord," Prahlada says, "I am not very anxious for my own deliverance."
"I have no anxiety for myself because somehow or other I have been trained to be always Krishna conscious."
"There is only one source of anxiety for me."
soce tato vimukha-cetasah: "I am anxious for those persons who are not Krishna conscious. That is my anxiety. For myself I have no anxiety, but I am thinking of those who are not Krishna conscious." !!

As per the Bhagwat Gita, devotion is the easiest method to develop "Bhaav" & get close to the God. God himself declares about the glory of devotion in Bhagwat Gita:

"man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru
mam evaishyasi satyam te
pratijane priyo ’si me" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Eighteen verse 65)

"Sri Krishna says to Arjuna: Always think of Me, become My devotee, worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. Thus you will come to Me without fail. I promise you this because you are My very dear friend."

Jai Sri Krishna

हरे कृष्णा, हरे रामा, संकीर्तन



हरे कृष्णा, हरे रामा, संकीर्तन

Its a beautiful chant for Lord Rama & Lord Krishna. It is the biggest powerful Mantra that is why it is called MahaMantra. Hare Rama Hare Krishna Chant, Kirtan is Divine Music. Daily chanting or Listening to it gives peace of mind & Love of God.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Krishn Govind Govind Gopal Nandlal



Krishn Govind Govind Gopal Nandlal

Its a beautiful chant for Lord Krishna. It is a powerful Mantra. Krishn Govind Govind Gopal Nandlal Chant, Kirtan is Divine Music. Daily chanting or Listening to it gives peace of mind & Love of God.

Krishn Govind Govind Gopal Nandlal is the beautiful Chant, Kirtan

Sunday, September 18, 2016

God is in All Creation & in All Beings

Here below is a beautiful story by Swami Vivekananda.

Once there was a great spiritual master who used to practise meditation in a lonely part of the forest & near the banks of a river. In that place there was a poor cowherd also who was very ignorant man & who used to tend his herd in that forest. He always used to see this spiritual master meditating for hours, practising austerities, living alone & studying scriptures. Somehow cowherd got curious what this spiritual master did, so he came to him and said: "Sir, can you teach me the way to God?" This spiritual master was a very learned, great man, and he replied: "How will you understand God, you are a common cowherd; ignorant one, go home and tend your cows and don't bother your head with such things".

The poor fellow went away, but somehow a real want had come to him. So he could not rest, and he came again to the spiritual master, and said: "Sir, won't you teach me something about God?" Again he was repulsed: "Oh, you ignorant one, what can you understand of God? Go home". But he could not sleep, he could not eat; he must know something about God.

So he came again, and the spiritual master, in order to quiet the man, as he was so insisting, said: "I'll teach you about God".
The man asked: "Sir, what sort of being is God? What is his form? How does he look?"
The spiritual master said: "God is just like the big bull in your herd; that is just God; God has become that big bull".

The man believed him, and went back to his herd, and day and night he took that bull for God, and began to worship it. He brought the greenest grass for that bull, rested close to it, and gave it light, sat near it, and followed it.

Thus days and months and years passed. His whole soul was there. One day he heard a voice, as it were, coming out of the bull. The bull speaks: "My son, my son". "Why, the bull is speaking! No, the bull cannot speak". Again he went away, and sat near meditating in great misery of his heart; he did not know anything. Again he heard the voice coming out of the bull: "My child, my child". He went near but thought: "No, the bull cannot speak".

Then he went back again and sat despondent. Again the voice came and that time he found it out. It was from his own heart. He found that God was in him. Then he learned the wonderful truth of the Teacher of all Teachers: "I am with you always". And the poor cowherd learnt the whole mystery.

Then he goes back to the spiritual master, and when he is at some distance, the spiritual master sees him. The master has been the most learned man in the country, practising austerity for years, meditating, studying, and this cowherd, the ignorant one, never studied a book, never learnt his letters, but he comes, his whole body, as it were, transfigured, his face changed, the light of heaven shining round his face. The spiritual master got up. "What is this change? Where did you get this?"

"Sir, you gave me that".
"How? I told you that about bull in joke".

"But I took it seriously, and I got everything. I prayed for God in the form of that bull, as God is everywhere & in all beings."

So that bull was the God-symbol and that man worshipped the bull as his God-symbol, as God, and he got everything out of it. So that intense love for God, that desire, brings out everything. God is in ourselves, and the external world. God is everywhere. When our desire for God becomes strong, the God within us awakes & shows us His way.

Below are some verses from Bhagwat Gita which illustrates the same:

"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."

"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."

"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."

Jai Shri Krishna