Timeless Song of Life (Bhagawat Gita)

Gita Chapter 3 Divine song KARMA YOGA
August 30, 2021

This 3rd chapter is the most important one for sansaris who also need to follow the path of wisdom to run their lives. It gives more opportunities to question Lord s verses for self development.

Vedantic philosophy is taught to the student in the natural environment and encourages free discussion ( tharkam ). No other sect gives you the freedom to ask questions, or argue with the teacher. GITA setting in the Mahabarath is timeless as humans in each yoga ask questions according to their understanding. One cannot by pass the intellect of the disciple.

The arguments raised by Krishna in his teachings create a doubt as to which is the path of self realisation. 1 knowledge 2 Action 3 synthesis of both 4 is it through total renunciation? Adi Shankara as we studied before GITA had laid down the ultimate truth of life in Vedanta and showed the methodology of silencing the mind.

Krishna is talking to Arjuna, a kshatrya who has to act and protect his Nation and set an example to the posterity. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE LEARNING AND FEEL HOW VASANAS DESTROY THE HAPPINESS OF LIVING.

GITA is born from Upanishads but has a different approach to suit the time. Krishna reinterprets the Vedic truthsin the context of HIS time. We will try to use HIS words to fit our times. This is just a small introduction. More to come

Introduction to Karma Yoga

In the Vedic times the concept of work was limited to ritualistic sacrifices. When it was done consistently it purified your heart and brought about single minded focus on the goal. It prepares you to pursue self enquiry. Many people think that this activity has to be saved for old age which is very wrong. You do not need anything in old age and you are on your way out .

Our Hindu SCRIPTURE is a thought, one practical methodology of living. No one can stop the churning of time as mankind makes it happen through their ego filled mind. GOD does not create yugas, we do and our thoughts bring about the changes.

Well we have to reinvent and revisit the methodology to make the world condusive to live. With God s Grace I am trying to reinterpret the Vedic truths that will suit you and me. This is the beauty of our smrutis, it is the ultimate truth, we are using different language, examples and platform. Who would have thought we will be doing a satsang on this Media?

Out dated thoughts and rituals become lifeless and we cannot nourish our culture. We often find that the younger lots do not understand your methodology of praying as they have not seen what you have seen. They need a different approach of logic and rational that Lord Krishna is infusing in to Arjuna s mind. KARMA YOGA will be ‘re interpreted.

Thoughts on Karma Yoga

KARMA is not mere action or expression of your skill. The action you do has to produce an energy that is useful for you and the society. We often hear people say ” I am not hurting anyone, just doing my work everyday so I am a karma yogi. My work is worship”. This is a misunderstanding of karma yoga.

Every action produces energy and it has no form, it goes in to the mind and becomes a network. There will be a constant demand from the network to increase the power of greed and demand. The power of selfishness and greed accumalates and gets electrocuted in the mind. Cause of stress and anxiety.

This is not karma yoga. Every action has to have the essence of panchamrut and that is DHAYA, DHAAN, BHAKTHI, GHYAN AND DHYAN. These flavours teach you the art of living and balancing of your karmas.

The previous paragraph explains it however I will explain. Karma in Sanskrit has many connotations; your action merely fulfills your desire which is fine but if you want your action to help you elevate to the next level, you have to act selflessly and keep the end goal in mind. For Example In a corporate every employee thinks of himself, the employer wants to take maximum work by exploiting their emotions, where is the GOAL? Action with awareness becomes karma yoga

Introduction to chapter 3 karma yoga

FAQ ” How do I know whether I am making a good or a bad karma”?

You are well aware of your thoughts and actions; we do pretend ignorance of not being aware due to the compulsive desire of wanting something. Essence of the this thatwam is ” Do not do anything to others that you do not want them to do to you.”

The most important symptom of knowing your karma — When your action makes you peaceful then it is a good karma, you do not need to ask anyone. Your classroom from within will teach you this subject.

Animals for example do not know what is boredom. They follow a pattern and an inbuilt system. Man in today s world is constantly bored with himself and needs constant external stimulation to keep himself happy. Hence the instant gratification makes him wander aimlessly and indulge in negative thinking, competition, jealousy, anger and many more unproductive thoughts.

Man has a toy in his hand now and that is the smart phone; market keeps creating things to encash on your weaknesses. This gadget will take away your creative emotions and slow down your concentration.

In a way it keeps our mind away from criminal activities as everyone is so engrossed in networking and do not know what comes out of it. KARMA YOGA is way beyond all these actions. It is an ability to connect with yourself and stay at peace after performing your duties.

Introduction to Karma yoga

One cannot ignore the dynamism in Hindu way of life that leads to spirituality. If rituals alone can lead you towards God, then all the priests in the temples must be doing the right thing. If relocating to the forest or mountain gets you the liberation, then all rishis should have left in peace. If one does his duties and thinks that is worship, then there should be no sorrow in the world.

Arjuna wants the Lord to appreciate his cowardly act of running away from the battlefield. He was confused — Did not Krishna speak of steady wisdom some time ago? One can attain that state of wisdom with clarity only when you complete your karma you have designed. Arjuna and his brothers waited in the forest sharpening their swords and mind with a single goal of fighting the kauravas.

How can he let go of the energy he built over the years? Even in the modern world, people run away from responsibilities when it is convenient for them and talk philosophy and pearls if wisdom! Life that 2 sides, Happiness and sorrow ; you have to deal with it in the life style you have chosen.

What is it that makes your karma a yoga? There are many ways to attain the feet of the Lord, it is the attitude, acceptance and awareness that makes your action pure and divine. Gita always directs us to King Janaka in Ramayana as a karma yogi. He knew his daughter s destiny yet he did exactly what he was meant to do.

ATTITUDE ACCEPTANCE AND AWARENESS OF YOURSELF that creates the calmness

Adding a point. We often accept and have the right attitude when things go right, unfortunately the same theory applies in all situations in life.

Understanding KARMA YOGA

Day today karmas are born from the floppy or the memory card that is inserted by you in the subconscious mind. When the body and mind leaves, we think that person is dead forever. What will happen to the energy of your newly formed desires and demands from life and people?

All unprocessed memories are recorded and stored in the floppy that your consciousness carries in to the next appropriate body only to fulfill your demands. Those cells of energy produce thoughts in your mind to act through your body. Being aware of the unfolding of the subconscious mind is ATHMA GYAN. This is pure logic of action, energy and movement; there is nothing super natural about this fact.

Until the floppy that your subconscious mind carries get exhausted, there is no release of life. For Example people wonder on the choices they made on marriage, education, career, material comfort etc as they are not aware if the fact that choice was never theirs in this life. Very often people have regrets in life as they think they are the sutradhar of their lives; this causes more pain and

Arjuna is in the same ignorant condition. He is breaking down and wants to argue that running away from the situation is a better option but his floppy will never allow him to be in peace until he completes his karma.

I will start the actual verse from chapter 3 soon. Meanwhile I request my dear friends and seekers to run through the introduction part of karma yoga. It is very important to understand the verses.

What better opportunity than to speak on KARMA YOGA verse one Arjuna ” if knowledge is superior to action O Janardhana, Keshava, why are you engaging me in this terrible action?

Arjuna is still stuck in his ignorance and refuses to accept the words of the Lord. In Upanishad the very first criteria to learn Atmagyan is a certain surrender to the teacher or the scripture to understand the wisdom of living.

In today s world although there is abundance of words of wisdom floating around, people still live in doubts and confusion. The reason is there is no inner surrender to gain knowledge, smart words tickle the mind but does not seep in to the soul.

After Krishna spoke on yoga of knowledge, Arjuna still wants to know why should he engage himself in action. At this moment he finds the path of renunciation very comforting and wants to run away from responsibility as he could not let go of his egoism. He wants Krishna to prompt the course of action he should take. We in the modern times also forget the cause and demand solutions from God. HE CAN ONLY GIVE YOU A SYSTEM IF CAUSE AND EFFECT, HE CANNOT INTERFERE IN OUR KARMA LINKS.

Yes Meena, karma is a shadow, it goes with you. Yes the intensity of karma reduces or I can say your suffering lessens when your unconditional Bhakti increases. For Example The patient on the surgical table is sure to go through the operation, the anaesthesia knocks him out. Your Bhakti, humility, compassion act as anaesthesia for the suffering

After Krishna spoke on yoga of knowledge, Arjuna still wants to know why should he engage himself in action. At this moment he finds the path of renunciation very comforting and wants to run away from responsibility as he could not let go of his egoism. He wants Krishna to prompt the course of action he should take. We in the modern times also forget the cause and demand solutions from God. HE CAN ONLY GIVE YOU A SYSTEM IF CAUSE AND EFFECT, HE CANNOT INTERFERE IN OUR KARMA LINKS.

You take action regardless of your thoughts in the mind. As I had mentioned the floppy you bring in the subconscious mind will pressurize to act. Well here you can apply your free will to neutralise your action through athma gyan. Hence we need this wisdom. Dharmic nature is a sanskar and here Arjuna is a kshatrya, he has to act as per his swaroopa.

Krishna is trying to tell him to put away attachment and fight like any kshatrya would. Why should Arjuna hesitate? He has been wronged by his family and they also become like Aam janta in front of dharma.

Divine Song GITA Chapter 2 Verse 72
August 4, 2021

“This is the Bhramic state, 0 son of Pritha. Attaining this, ‘ yeva Bhrami sthithi, Bhrama nivarana muchyathi’, even at the end of life, one attains to oneness with Bhraman.”

Chapter 2 of the Gita summarises the essence if the vakya. We are in the last verse, I request you to run through the 2 chapter verses just once before we step in to the famous KARMA YOGA.

Understanding of the desires, handling of it, and feeling fulfilled are the proceedings of the life journey. This will lead you to the question ‘ Who am I’. We are not talking about giving up of desires and embrace sanyasa yoga, we have talked about it in the last session.

It is the negation of the false and assertion of the True that is indicated here and the Upanishads. For example- Even in old age people don’t feel a sense of fulfilment, or understand the pain caused by their own delusional EGO. I would take the liberty of using the word ” Enlightened Ego” to make your life easier.

This means know and be aware if your ego manifestations so it will bring you right back to the truth. The general doubt that comes in the mind is what if I fall back in to the world of egoistic imperfections? ABHYASA— It is a constant practice with a STHITA PRAGNA that will help you reach the pinnacle of happiness.

For Example — When you do your physical work outs to stay fit, you are perfect. With a deviation from the workout, you lose the fitness. What do you do? You go back to the gym and start all over again to get back in to shape. Mind is the same; practice, and excercise of the mind alone can help you retain your sanity.

When we go out in a group, there are different people with multiple energies; we cannot absorb it all, we need a mental practice to stay the way you are so you go back home the same way.

Ending of Chapter 2 that is the GYANA YOGA

What should we do , how to train our mind to protect ourselves from negative energies?

World itself is a formulation of energy and with creation of human beings it gets diversified. The reason is humans are aware of themselves and the surroundings; they keep learning from their interactions with others.

The same awareness we have to apply when there is unwanted or something that is not suitable for you. We cannot run away from people, the challenge is to stay here and live our lives. Create positive thinking through sadhana of prayers, meeting satsangis, exchange your thoughts on the understanding of the divine.

Your positive energy will battle the negative one and save you from falling in to it. Feel complete within yourself, yet never fail to give positive appreciation to people. Create your own aura that will protect you.

The wise man is one who learns the value and the difference between EGO CONFIDENCE AND IDENTITY. The awareness of this knowledge is a constant tune while living your life. We live in a world of unstable emotions , where people lose their temper, feel anxious on the fruits of their action, self image building that is false, and return to the empty self.

We can at no point of time lose our identity and yet have to deal with the world. People who change colours are human too and may be they are unable to be confident. We as a human being should respect ourselves and not expect others to do that to us.

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 71
July 19, 2021

Kindly read this verse along with the previous one.

“That man attains peace who, abandoning all desires, moves around without longing, without the sense if I- ness and MY – ness.”

Lord Krishna does not speak only on sanyasa yoga although it seems that way. Example One can live in the world and hold the forest in his mind, or One can live in the forest with the world in his mind.

There is a certain attitude we need to develope to live peacefully in this earth.

Today s world of technology has helps you to create jungle of network and we imagine that the decision of connecting with people is taken by us; it is a fallacy. The universal network that has your complete data alone works. Marketing net work is temporary and has no value added to your life.

One can think of abandoning desires but will not happen until you finish your social network obligations and feel fulfilled. Sanyasa yoga is the extreme abstinence and one cannot come in to the world to preach. Karma yoga is the most difficult and appropriate for a perfect man. One lives in this world without longing for anything as HE knows what is meant for him will come yo his door step. He is not taking any sense of ownership as he is aware of the un8versal law.

Why Arjuna? EGO is the cause of all sense attachments and longings. Arjuna cannot think of taking Sanyasa in the battlefield; his destiny is fixed and He has to act with total dispassion to enjoy a peaceful life. Running away to the mountains is escaping from your reality, it will haunt you. Sanyasa is sacrifice, sansaram is thyagam which is superior as it means you are letting go of your false EGO.

Man s usual tendency is to take credit of anything positive happens in his life and never hesitates to blame the creator for the negative happenings. Why not we think of the mind we seem to own where we cook our negative thoughts? Karmas breed in the mind and the effect if the cause is constructed. Any longing that does not belong to you will cause pain.

Divine Song Chapter 2 Verse 70
July 19, 2021

“He attains peace into whom all desires enter as waters enter the ocean, which filled from all sides remains unmoved ; but not the ‘desirer of the desires’.

Shanthim aapnodhi na kama kamani

Millions of gallons of water reach the ocean through various rivers, yet the level of water in the ocean does not change. Number of sense objects pour in the stimuli and reach the mental Zone through manโ€™s five sense channels, if they do not create any turbulence, he is a man of wisdom who stays in happiness.

We have to find our own levels although we are living amidst the sense objects, we have nowhere to go in search of peace. The MODERN materialists believe that by fanning up their desires and satisfying them, one can experience joy. The society today is a consumer unit, the more you feed, the more it demands as mind is never satisfied with one time desire. We keep searching for more satisfaction through the external

Your remote is in many people s hands. Television ads, social media communication, marketing agencies use your weakness to find happiness in the external objects and the cycle never ends. You still remain unhappy.

What type of desires do you entertain? Mind is a data collector, your intellect helps you to discriminate the data and detele what is unproductive. Scriptural masters lived in the society of men, and did everything in silence to those who were seekers of TRUTH. The modern prophets for profit are busy increasing the number if followers and lost the path of contributing to the quotient of happiness.

Hence the desirer of desires can never come to perfect peace. Outer world can hurt you only when you allow it, your greed is under control, attachments to the wrong objects.

Divine Song Chapter 2 Verse 68 and 69
July 19, 2021

“O mighty armed, his knowledge is steady whose senses are completely restrained from sense objects.”

“That which is night to all beings, in that the self controlled man keeps awake; where all beings are awake, that is the night for the sage who sees.”

A wise man stays rooted in joy and bliss as he knows everything is subject to change including our happiness. The ego centric existence becomes a victim to the sense organs; one who has conqurered the ego comes to live in freedom.

The metaphor that clearly explains the difference between the perception of body- intellect and the eye if spirituality. The data mongering modern intellect cannot comprehend the beyond due his ego.

The ignorant never perceives the world as it is; he taints it through his mental colour and presumes the imperfections in his mind to be part of objects perceived.

The wise is awake to his consciousness and He knows the selfish under current if the world and does get trapped in to it. He puts his ego to sleep when the world us awake to the finite experiences, sobs and thrills of the mind.

Knowledge of your existence and the world around you is very important for happy living. For Example we keep saying ” sun rise and sun set is so beautiful”. The knowdge application tells you it is the earth that is rotating tirelessly and you get to see the SUN and the MOON. This is the awakening that helps you to accept your karma and life.

Reflection of the ignorant.
FEAR
RESTLESSNESS
ANXIETY
DEEP SENSE OF LOSS
OCA (obsessive compulsive addiction to relationships)

One of our members wanted to know about an incident in Mahabarath when the game of dice was happening in king s court between the pandavas and kauravas. WHY DID KRISHNA NOT COME TO

RESCUE THE PANDAVAS while they were being cheated and bullied by shakuni?

Lord Krishna tells Uddhava, his childhood friend and very worthy of receiving the athma gyan from the Lord. Krishna imparts the real essence of life to him which is called Uddhava Gita that features in Bhagawath purana.

The Lord says ” Did Pandavas consult me before entering in to the game if dice? When Duryodhan s uncle played it on their behalf, they should have thought of me as I am their uncle. I was waiting at the door step of the palace waiting for them to call me.

Even God cannot interfere in the system of karma. Draupadhi called out to me and I went to her rescue. If you call out to the Lord and surrender at HIS feet, he takes over your karma and releases you from the situations.

ALMIGHTY is all pervading, it is your gesture of love and devotion that brings him alive. We as humans think we should be smart and alert in conducting our lives but the very LIFE is given to us by HIM

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 66 and 67
July 19, 2021

“There is no knowledge of the self to the unsteady; and to the unsteady no mediration; and to the unmeditative no peace; there is no peace, how can there be happiness?

“For the mind that follows the command of the wandering senses, carries away his determination, as the wind carries away a boat on the waters”.

The mind of the humans that is given free handle can accumalate every good and the bad things from the world and suffer unless we learn the art of decluttering as and we required. Meditation that we understand is a mere ritual at that moment, rest of the time the mind is unsteady.

For Example When we pray or do our day today ritual, it is feels good at that time; what happens to our minds during the balance period? Do we remember the peace that we experience while praying at all times?

Example of a human mind. Do we forget people when they hurt us, is there a time lapse for that? We nurture that wound forever. Why can we not remember the peace that we experience during the prayer all through the day? We find several excuses for our bad behaviour and call it being human!

Lord Krishna says Such minds can never find peace or happiness. How can such a mind meditate? If so meditate on what? The discrimination ability gets carried away by the storm and waves of the reckless mind. Understanding of what we have collected in our minds and learning the art of deleting the accumalated junk is called as MEDITATION.

Time rolls on and it finds solution to the problems we create for ourselves as no one has been able to control the ticking if time. We run behind the clock set by us.๐Ÿ™

Divine Song GITA Chapter 2 Verse 64 and 65
July 19, 2021

“The self-controlled man, moving among objects, with his senses under restraint, and free from both attraction and repulsion, attains peace”.

“In that peace all pains are destroyed; for, the intellect of the tranquil minded soon becomes steady”.

As human beings we are given the responsibility to discipline ourselves. All other species have self regulating machine from within. The inner disturbances does not depend on the sense objects of the outer world, it is the mind s agitations for possessing the desirable objects, or wanting to get rid of something.

Wise man with self-control, moves around in the world with neither any special love, nor any aversion. For Example, when I move, my shadow follows me according to the position of light; but the shadow cannot love me, hate me or destroy me. A lunatic whips himself and suffers in pain, he can be released only when he stops hurting himself. To live in self control, not demanding anything but accepting life as it comes and find happiness and peace without giving the handle to others to manipulate your life; you are travelling towards reality and peace.

When the mind attains peace, it can still go in to ripples when someone throws the stone in to the pond. You have to let the stone drown and stay in peace.

For Example we go to the temples to pray and accept the prasadam with devotion; this is symbolic of accepting your life, as it is the prasadam of your ritual of karmas. In this tranquillity, all pains and aches get destroyed, the intellect becomes steady.

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 62 and 63
July 19, 2021

“When a man thinks of objects, ” attachment” arises; from this the desire is born, from desire arises anger and anxiety.

“From anger comes delusion; loss if memory from delusion, then comes the destruction of discrimination, and He perishes”.

Ambition, Aspiration, Action, Achievement, Accumalation, Attachment Desire, Expectation, demand for possession, negative emotions that arise are jealousy, competition, longing and then What? ALL THESE FRINGE EMOTIONS ARE DESTRUCTIVE IN NATURE and leads you to delusion.

Achievements and accumulations happen regardless of your wanting, your efforts towards success comes as a package of destiny. You are not to worry.

We often young people saying ‘ Oh I forgot, I did not realise, memory loss etc. This is the process of mind destruction. They are self absorbed to the point of nurturing negative emotions that takes a toll on their lives. Man is born to give like any other beings on the earth, take what comes out of your destiny. Modern society has engaged itself in accumalation and keeping up with their delusions. The ability to discriminate is given only to humans, and it can save them from destruction.

When the mind has become so delusional how will a man act? Impulsive, selfish, demanding , needy, angry, and start finding fault with everything. Extreme anger leads to destroy others in some way.

GODโ€™S SOLUTION

He has given a smartphone in everyone s hand so man does not harm the society, he is engrossed in to it and starts living in another delusional world. This keeps his mind from indulging in criminal activities, mentally and physically.

Divine Song Chapter 2 GITA Verse 60 and 61
July 10, 2021

“The turbulent senses O son of Kunthi, violently carry away the mind of a wise man, though he be striving to control them”.

Lord speaks of Spritual Reality that is the truth of our existence. We as humans are ignorant of its functions. We are governed by Sattwa (unactivity), one who has realised, Rajas ( Activity) and Tamas (Unactivity ). When the sattwa guna gets veiled by the intellectual logic (rajas), and the laziness of Tama guna, you lose the tranquillity of the mind. Sense organs drag the mind to the sense objects and we plunge in to the sea of ignorance and take it to be reality.

This can happen even to a highly evolved seeker. Try to quiten the mind for a second , there is no world outside, it is your imagination, relationship chaos, expectations, wanting to be loved by the children and many more dangerous network you have created as memory.

For Example The most learned sanyasi who has spent time in the forest and mountains craves for followers in the name of spreading his knowledge. Lord says the way of life you choose is pre destined, it is the OBJECTIVE MIND that should be kept alive.

One cannot demand love, respect, power, money from others; it is your destiny and behaviour that earns respect and love. Your life pursuit is self development and not instant gratification. The ulceric mind heals in silence and helps you to recover from sorrowful mind.

Any forced abstinence from sense organs will not help cleansing our minds. One has to learn to tame the unproductive thoughts and surrender at HIS feet so you will realise your journey of discovering yourself.

Divine Song Chapter 2 GITA Verse 59
July 10, 2021

“The objects of the senses turn away from the abstinent man leaving the longing behind; desire to possess also leaves him on seeing his determination.”

Ramana Maharishi says ” longing for anything causes pain and distress, we lose sight of our very purpose of living”. In the modern society, there is longing, craving and obsessive compulsive relationship that tears the very core of living styles. Anger, abuse, desire for self destruction comes out of EGO which is nothing but a dream.

Man is addicted to his self created ego that has no reality. For example – you are whipped in your dream state , when you wake up, there is no scratch on your body. Wake up to the enlightened EGO that will give you strength to battle falsehood in this world. Sense objects reach those who are addicted to their emotional cravings, and cannot let go of any external forces.

For example when we use our laptop we know it is a machine that can store so much data and memory; we see and use only what is useful for us. We ignore the existence of unwanted data or block encroaching marketing nonsense. Why?

It is an irritant and distracts you from the main work. Your EGO becomes an irritant and creates certain body language, changes on your pleasant face and finally hits your mind.

Lord here speaks of Determination, Dedication, Devotion that comes from your ability to identify your harmful EGO and try to enlighten your thoughts.

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 58
July 10, 2021

“When, like the tortoise that withdraws its limbs from all sides, he withdraws his senses from the sense objects, then his WISDOM becomes steady”.

Modern society today is involved in some kind of spiritual study like never before. Multiple conflicts, stress, anger jealously are haunting their minds and they feel going in to the world of knowledge, bhajans or discourses can give them a solution. Lord spoke in the last verse on a perfect wise man but he wants to tell us on how to sustain the state if wisdom!

He uses the example if the turtle that cringes as and when he wants, so also as human beings should learn the art of withdrawing all his antennae that peeps from his sense organs when it starts hurting.

In Upanishads there is a mention of Light of consciousness that illumines each sense organ. For example the ear by itself is a mere shape until it has the power if hearing, eyes are of no value unless it has the ability to see. Brain is of no value unless you use its discriminative ability. Body, when dead loses the light and senses.

The awareness of wisdom is like the unseen electricity that passes through your multiple gadgets like fan, light etc for your use. This knowledge is called in YOGA Shastra as Pratyahara that one accomplishes through pranayama and mental exercise of withdrawing from the taste of senses. Ultimately we are a part of the wheel that rotates with time.

Divine song Chapter 2 GITA verse 57
July 10, 2021

“He who is everywhere without attachment, on meeting with anything good or bad, who neither rejoices nor hates, his wisdom is fixed”.

Example An artist, who expresses his vision on the canvas through language of colours, will very often stand back from the easel, then fondly add strokes and correct lines that went out of his vision.

It is natural for humans to melt away in despair as the external forces thrust their energy in to us.

This verse clearly says ” mere detachment from things of life, or only the discriminative ability cannot attain wisdom. Arjuna wanted to run away to the forest to escape from his duties and to stop himself from fighting the war.

Detachment from the suicidal affection alone cannot take man to the space of divinity. There has to be a balance in ourselves to face all challenges in life. Very often people in distress talk about ‘renouncing the world with mind full of desires, it only aggregates if not sorted within yourself.

Who is the perfect one?

A wise man is one who with divine freedom lives in the world, with diverse people around but not exhibiting himself as agent of the divine, but healing them quietly and enjoy his life in its full glory.

He experiences the best and worst in life with equal detachment as he is forever in tune with the eternal. He sees things as they are, uncoloured by his mental moods. Things and destiny never change, we add our colour of sorrow and feel unhappy.

There are 84 lakhs of different types of life on the earth one can check scientifically as well. All creations on earth except human life knows the art of living. Human beings need life coaches, counselling, reassurances and many more crutches to live on this earth. Animals live in harmony with nature, man lives to satisfy his greed for fame and money and encroach in to lakes and forest. Humans want approvals and acceptance from others, it will never happen as everyone feels as inadequate as you are. They may ‘Like’ what you say or show, in reality, no one cares. If man can understand the art of multiplying money, he knows Art of living too.

Divine Song Chapter 2 GITA Verse 56
July 10, 2021

“He whose mind is stable in adversities and one who is not greed driven in prosperity, who is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage of steady wisdom”.

This statement can baffle a modern mind and particularly the mind that is entangled in electronics. Lord Krishna talking about the role of the experiencer. We play so many roles in life in different relationship and we try to find out who is the real ME? None of these roles from your life can give permanent satisfaction. Hence we seek from the saint or saintly people to instruct us.

Attachment will bring fear and anger in the mind. Fear of losing, fear of rejection that leads to anger. Adi Shankara speaks about this in ATMABODHA ” fear is an imagination that has no beginning or end, you keep floating in it forever and one day your life ends”.

Animals never get bored, they do not want to be famous or popular as they are computerized by God. Man should have been better with the intellect and awareness provided to him, he wastes his energy in things that are not productive for evolution. The satellite has taken over in a big way in our lives so the fearful mind will not indulge in criminal activities.

Solution– Understand your life without competing, feeling inadequate or trying pull down others. Accept your desires, karma of your past desires and fulfill everything you need to and be fulfilled at that moment.

Man jumps from one desire to another without enjoying the present. Fire increases when you add fuel, your pain doubles up when your desire increases.๐Ÿ™

Divine Song Chapter 2 Verse 55
July 10, 2021

“When a man totally casts off, O Partha, all the desires of the mind, and is satisfied in the SELF by the SELF then he is said to be one of steady wisdom”.

An intellect contaminated by ignorance is a breeding ground if desires. However is there a life on this earth without desires? Every man has a right to the germ that travels through human system and manifests symptoms of stress, anxiety, expectation, anger and inability to let go of anything in life.

Modern man has way to argue ” How can I not expect? How can anyone live without desires? A sansari who is caught in the web of society’s expectations, falls in to the trap. The Lord speaks with conviction that it is natural to get in to the external world, he alone is wise who is able to see the transitory nature of the world. We need to know how to live in harmony under the situation.

For example When you are young, you have playmates but you let go of that relationship and move on to your other object of desire, there is no end to this process and it cannot give the eternal peace you are seeking. You need to come back to your SELF so you have to love yourself, prepare the ground for evolution.

Wise man is one who is aware of the worldy matters and stays happy within himself. External world will create turbulence of anger, feeling cheated, humiliated etc if you are integrated with your SELF, nothing affects you. This is the Abayasa to be practiced.

No one understands the easy way. We have to live in the midst of them, accept it as our karma to be used by them and move on. This teaches us a lesson and helps in detaching oneself ๐Ÿ™

Divine Song Chapter 2 GITA Verse 54
July 10, 2021

“What O Keshava, is the description of him who has steady wisdom and who is merged in the superconscious state? How does one of steady wisdom speak, how does he sit, how does he walk?

The grief stricken hero Arjuna is coming to terms with the situation and seeks help from the master himself. His anxiety to know the TRUTH is intense as we know man does not learn his lessons unless he suffers that helplessness. It is like the oyster when uncomfortable gives out a pearl. Wisdom springs from sorrow and experience.

Spiritual knowledge does not expect a dress code, it is in the heart.

A sanyasi chooses his own pattern of living, I mean real sanyasi! He has no need, his job is to pursue his meditative state and impart knowledge to those who seek.

Samsari also is the same, has to identify truth in everything he does but it is difficult to keep the distractions away. Hence you need the master to guide you and reassure you of your existence when we become helpless. GITA is an age old scripture and yet we need to assure ourselves that we are not inadequate but complete human beings, come to serve our karma

The insecure feeling is a mental creation, unless you will it the feeling keeps hovering around you. This takes you away from wisdom or the TRUTH and you suffer

We often hear people say ” we need all this knowledge business in old age”. Our SCRIPTURES give a methodology of thinking to live your life.

Divine Song Chapter 2 Verse 53
July 10, 2021

“When your intellect, though perplexed by what you have heard, shall stand immovable and steady in the self, then you shall attain SELF REALISATION”

Mind gets agitated due to the flooding in of new stimuli from the world. One cannot help this from happening. Sense organs are the antennae that picks up signals and disturb the mind. The real YOGA is your ability to keep your inner poise and serenity regardless of external disturbing factors.

Lord Krishna talks a bit more elaborately in later chapters on STHITA PRAJNA, steadfast mind. Arjuna is trying to get out of his hysteria the result if his guilt, sorrow and sadness. There is no other way Arjuna to do your duties in peace. The intellect is a gift for man, do not go with the herd, learn to discriminate and live your life.

Example When you watch television with multiple channels, you cannot watch it all at a time. You make the effort to choose what makes you happy. This does not mean the other channels do not exist, you ignore them for your peace of mind.

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 52
July 10, 2021

โ€œWhen your intellect crosses beyond the mire of delusion, then you shall attain to a state where heard, unheard and sense experiences do not affect you.”

One has to sharpen the intellect through self awareness and the ability to sustain it. Observing life that gives you temporary satisfaction, and the untamed mind that craves for validation each moment makes you tierd of MAYA.

Our purpose in life is to remove the veil of ignorance and do our duties without getting entangled in the net of distress. Example just like you clean your body everyday, you have to dust out the avarana shakti that keeps circling around your intellect.

People in general think meditation classes, pranayama exercises give you a solution. MEDITATION is to correct the mind not use the polluted mind that will take you to unknown space of confusion.

Srutam and srotavyam the seen and the unseen, heard and unheard, touched and untouched are all like the roller coaster that gives you a hormonal kick and you come back feeling safe. The purified intellect that practices and sees reality of life has nothing to gain or lose. We become part of the hysteria of falsehood. It has taken so long for Krishna to set Arjuna s mind to ask sensible questions. ๐Ÿ™

The wise man is one who learns the value and the difference between EGO CONFIDENCE AND IDENTITY. The awareness of this knowledge is a constant tune while living your life. We live in a world of unstable emotions , where people lose their temper, feel anxious on the fruits of their action, self image building that is false, and return to the empty self.

We can at no point of time lose our identity and yet have to deal with the world. People who change colours are human too and may be they are unable to be confident. We as a human being should respect ourselves and not expect others to do that to us.

Anger is a kind of unpleasantness that creeps without your knowledge and it is waste of time to control it. Understanding human structure and emotional network may help us to take it out from the root.

Divine Song Chapter 2 Verse 51
July 10, 2021

“The wise, possessed of knowledge having abandoned the fruits if their actions, freed from the fetters of birth, go to the state which is beyond all evil”.

The knowledge of the world and beyond is like a float in the ocean of sansar. Lord Krishna has taken upon himself to give that float so he does not drown in his grief. He is not talking about blind faith, he is being logical and trying to shake the foundation of EGO that every man on the earth has built his life.

The wise man is one who learns the value and the difference between EGO CONFIDENCE AND IDENTITY. The awareness of this knowledge is a constant tune while living your life. We live in a world of unstable emotions , where people lose their temper, feel anxious on the fruits of their action, self image building that is false, and return to the empty self.

O Arjuna rise from this fake world with awareness and perform your duties with a mind that is free from the untruth ( what I mean is the temporary nature of situations and emotions) and be fearless and truthful says Krishna

Chapter 2 Divine song Verse 50
July 7, 2021

“Endowed with the wisdom of evenness of mind, one casts off in this life both good and evil deeds ; therefore devote yourself in YOGA. Skill in action is YOGA.”

Lord Krishna s teachings step up from here to make us aware of living skills. The concepts, beliefs and opinions are for the mind that fluctuates and reacts to external situations.

He who identifies with the stormy sea of the mind, will be thrown up or sunk down by the large waves of vasanas. Man is the supreme creature of in the living kingdom because of his disctiminative intellect. One has to use this and go in the path of evolution to feel peace from within. One turns to external props created by other men to search for harmony and answers for their longings. Desire or vasana is the mental craving and nothing wrong in it as your untrained mind has no rightful values however any longing or expectation will create turbulence in the mind. I do not know how to handle longings unless I use my intellect or awareness. For example I am not aware of the depth in the ocean, I guard myself before I jump in to it as I understand the value of my life.

Lord speaks of yoga in the context of training your mind and not let it wander without any direction. The evenness of mind is not inaction, it is an understanding that you carry with you in your mind while indulging in action.

Pressure of vasanas create restlessness and the living skill dissipates in to nightmare. Fear, anxiety, comes from untamed mind. YOGA is a shruti in music to keep up your tune in life.

Chapter 2 Divine song GITA Verse 49
July 7, 2021

“Far lower than the yoga of wisdom is action, O Dhananjaya, seek thou refuge in wisdom ; wretched are they whose motive is the ‘ fruit.

The difference between the mind and intellect is clearly defined. Nischayatmika is Intellect Samsayatmika is mind. When the thoughtflow is in the state of flux and agitated, it is called the MIND. When it is single pointed, calm and serene in its own determination, it is called INTELLECT.

There is a reason why we should live under the control of intellect. Those who live in the mental Zone, with anxiety, for fruits of action, they wallow aimlessly in the well and start believing it as life. You can desire the fruits of action but cannot rely on that emotion of attachment to the desire as it is not in the frame of your control.

Enjoy the work and the effort that comes your way and move happily towards your progress.

Chapter 2 Divine song GITA Verse 48
July 7, 2021

“Perform action, Dhananjaya, abandoning attachment, being steadfast in yoga, and balanced in success and failure. Evenness of mind is called YOGA”

The most misinterpreted word today is YOGA. Let us take our desire to act — the mind goes in to the mode of attachment and expectation and we call it a normal way of living and thinking as we are addicted to that system.

Every action has to be done with the awareness that the result of my action is not in my hands as we are truly a product of destiny that we have carved for ourselves. Hence the logical conclusion is we have to embrace what comes out of our action.

The only option we have is stay balanced in success and failure as that is the cycle of life and that s the way it is structured. The evenness of mind without wrong imagination, false expectations, anxiety for the result, fears of future calamities (attachments) is real YOGA. Body yogic exercise is a mere beginning of physical preparation, the actual living of life has to be monitored through your awareness and knowledge.

Chapter 2 Divine song GITA Verse 47
July 7, 2021

“The right is to work only, but never for its fruits; let not the fruit of action be your motive, and let there not be any attachment to inaction”.

Students of GITA have to learn it with patience and not jump to conclusions and judgements. Action without expectation almost seems impossible when you read in books and listen to it in talks. When we walk in to the open fields of life, you will discover that this is the only reality available to you.

The fruits of action is not known and man imagines that he holds the power to produce expected results. We fear to undertake tasks due to fear of failures or suffer from anxiety and stress.

The future is always carved out in the present , tomorrow s harvest depends on today s sowing and ploughing. Past is dead, future is not born so all you have in hand is the present. To worry over the fruits of action in anxiety is to escape from dynamic present.

Spirituality is being fearless and an ability to accept life as you have designed in the past. A karma yogin is one who is concerned only with action, with no concern with results. At the same time he cannot sit back courting inaction as the karma of the past will force him to act. The work you do itself is a reward.

Chapter 2 Divine song Verse 46
July 7, 2021

“To the Brahmana, one who has known the SELF, all the Vedas are of so much use, as is a reservoir of water in a place where there is flood everywhere”

One who has known, understood, and internalized all means to the end is useful like the rituals in the Vedas should not practiced without knowing, it remains mere ritual; for a wise man the reservoir of water I mean the root of wisdom and the flood around becomes one.

Rituals have to understood as a mere means to an end. There is a vein of water running under our feet, but separated by the crust of the earth. Veda is the only source of true knowledge as it is beyond the mundane discrimination. However you may wonder on pujas we do to please the deities, it is of value only if the individual is devoid of delusory desires for sensuous satisfaction.

Gaining of eternal peace and happiness is only for those who feel secure from within with faith in the reservoir of knowledge and one who has developed living skills.

Divine song Chapter 2 Divine GITA Verse 45
July 7, 2021

“The Vedas deal with three attributes; be you above these three gunas. O Arjuna , free yourself from opposite emotions and ever remain in SATTWA ( goodness) , freed from ALL thoughts if acquisitions and preservation and be established in the self”

Three gunas or temperaments remain in the inner constitution of every living creature in varying proportions. To go beyond the 3 gunas is to go beyond the mind. For example if there is an alloy constituted of copper, Zinc and tin, and a lot is made if this alloy, to remove the elements means to destroy the pot itself.

Tea is made of hot water, tea leaves, sugar and milk; if I have to remove these four components of tea, it amounts to emptying the cup.

If the Lord speaks of neutralizing the gunas, it means go beyond your mind and intellect at that moment. We are humans and we can be aware of actions and reactions hence we are capable of streching ourselves beyond our scattered mind.

You need to understand 3 different gunas. Rajas — people in the world of action. Tamas– dullness of its mind, sattwa– pious nature of man.๐Ÿ™

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 42, 43, 44
July 7, 2021

“Flowery speech is uttered by the unwise, taking pleasure in eulogising words of Vedas with full of desires, with heaven as the goal, and perform actions for the attainment if pleasure ; for those who cling to their possessions, whose minds are drawn by such teachings are neither determined nor are they fit for meditation and Samadhi”.

The rituals we perform are based on the attachment to pleasure and power as each jiva starts building reflections of ego. It is based on rewards of karma.

The inner personality of man remains dormant and has no chance to get integrated. The rituals are just the means says Krishna for your mental peace, and gaining clarity of the mind so the real knowledge can happen in your being. For example when you swim in the ocean, you stay focused on the nature of the ocean and build skills from within to tide over the obstacles in the ocean. You build your knowledge before stepping in to it, same way living skills and integrity of the self is important to swim through life you have designed with your desires.

Ritualistic living I mean following your day today chorus is a means to study and understand the life style that is necessary for the evolution. Man has the potential to evolve yo higher stage of life and all other species live a computerised living.

Destiny, Determination, Desire, Devotion and Dedication—- the PASSWORD for peace and harmony. They are stored in our system and signed in forever. Remember to open the page for happiness each day.

Body and mind are perfect creations, we dress it up with a cloth called ‘ thinking’ that starts stinking; WORN OUT GARBS NEED TO BE DISCARDED!!

Divine song Chapter 2 Verse 41
July 7, 2021

“Here, O joy of the kurus, there is only one thing, a single pointed detrrmination; many branched and endless thoughts can only bring down you focus.”

Man, victim of his own ego, entertains many desires, expectations, and get himself exhausted of his mental strength. We lose the potential of our strength, and indulge in negative escape of situations.

Metal goal comes as a package of your karmas which you will pursue and fulfil it. The goal which is a real one is evolution of the soul. Each action you do has to be focused in a way that you end your karma with full contentment

Determination Balance and awareness of your action are the key notes.

Yes but all actions that we bring as a baggage has to be fulfilled

Divine Song GITA Chapter 2 Verse 40
July 5, 2021

“If anyone has a little knowledge of sankhya yoga or the wisdom of living, one is protected from the great fear.”

Gyanam or wisdom of living is of great importance than unfinished ritualistic acts. There is a certain pattern in life just like ploughing, watering, sowing, weeding, guarding and harvesting. There is a technique of action that needs to be followed to prevent any calamity in life.

Selfish motives with no faith in your action will bring disastrous results and put you in the mode if fear.

There are 2 main diseases that plague man today, one is fear and the other is loneliness.

Both of these have no reality. It is how you perceive your life. For example when the world was not connected through technology, people lived with real support system with few friends around them.

They believed in the system and did not experience any fear. Today with high networking system, almost connecting to 1000 friends, there is loneliness in our lives and fear of losing them when they are not even with you. It is a game, as long as you feel you are in the game, you feel good. This is a bubble yet be there with an understanding. Lord speaks of awareness in action.

Divine Song GITA Chapter 2 Verse 39
July 5, 2021

“This, which has been taught to you, is wisdom concerning SANKHYA. Now listen to the wisdom concerning YOGA, having known which O Partha, you shall cast off the bonds if action.”

Sankhya means logic of reasoning through which the true nature of the absolute truth is realised. One way to end all sorrows arising from grief, attachment and expectations. Lord Krishna as a charioteer promises Arjuna that he will explain the technique of attaining wisdom, the Buddhi yoga ” devotion through work”.

One must notice here that the kind of work you do or the attire you wear comes through karma and Krishna proves here with him taking the role of a saarathy and yet reveals the truth to Arjuna. Guru is one who removes darkness, HE can be in any form. We place him in uncomfortable position and lose the point of wisdom.

We will talk about karma phala and law of destiny. They are two different entities. Karma is present design of destiny that frames your life in the future. Destiny is the effect of the cause you made in the past. There is a mind intellect equipment in each of us to formulate our karmas. WILL WORK ON THE EXAMPLES TOMORROW.

Karma is what you make today and now, your SCRIPTURES guide you to be mindful of your actions and their purpose. Hence an awareness of truth is necessary to live on this earth.

Destiny is the floppy you carry from the past I mean many lives. We have to understand that we are role playing. For example an actor on stage adorns different roles but once he steps out of it, he has to shed the role along with make up. Role confusion brings you to the level if conflicts. Your mind carries the impressions from the environment and that can be wiped out only with waters of tears, sobs and sighs. It is not so sorrowful after all as you get relieved of your mind baggages.

For example my mobile phone may be most expensive, with lots of data and apps, unless I insert a sim, I cannot use it. If I do not have the internet service, again sum is of no use. The internet is the universal energy that connects us all to settle our accounts and move on.

Perfect equanimity is needed to remain calm as nothing is in your hands except to make karma in the NOW.

Kindly flip through this today to ask questions. Important message from the GITA.

Divine Song GITA Chapter 2 Verse 38
July 5, 2021

“Having made pleasure and pain, gain and loss, victory and defeat, the same, engage in battle for the sake of battle; thus you shall not incur sin”

Lord Krishna gives you a hint on karma yoga in this verse. If you have understood the diverse nature of the cosmic creation and the nature around us, opposite emotions indicate the joy of meeting and the pain of parting.

We as humans expect life to be a smooth flow, it is an ocean where the waves never stop, there can be high tide, or ocean breaks. The opposite cross currents have to be managed and you are born to handle it by your choice.

How do I realize the art of living? For example — when you enter the ocean, there are fishes and sharks; your understanding of it will make you wise and you will learn to swim through life.

For the eastern mind, inspired living is the godly destiny of man, when he lives in perfect union with the self. A balanced life, unaffected by the changes as you know changes are the most permanent features in human life alone can get you the peace you are searching for.

Rishis practiced yoga the real meaning of it is they brought the mind and intellect unconsciously to steadiness and poise.

Every action has to be estimated from spiritual point of view, reason from the intellect that helps you discriminate the values, ethics and morality. Arjuna got overpowered by sentiments and was breaking down. Lord tells Arjuna to fight the war with detachment as enough anger and desire has lead him towards the battlefield.

EQUANIMITY is the key factor to ensure success in life. You are living in kurukshetra everyday as a sansari, you are fighting the battle from within, all Krishna says is that Do it with understanding.๐Ÿ™

Every action has to be estimated from spiritual point of view, reason from the intellect that helps you discriminate the values, ethics and morality. Arjuna got overpowered by sentiments and was breaking down. Lord tells Arjuna to fight the war with detachment as enough anger and desire has lead him towards the battlefield.

EQUANIMITY is the key factor to ensure success in life. You are living in kurukshetra everyday as a sansari, you are fighting the battle from within, all Krishna says is that Do it with understanding.๐Ÿ™

Divine Song GITA Chapter 2 Verse 36 and 37
July 5, 2021

Lord Krishna talks about the material world where people talk on your failures more than success. They will try to hurt you, knowing your weakness and fear. What can be more painful oh Arjuna?

“Slain you will obtain heaven ; victorious you will enjoy the earth ; therefore stand up O stand up, sin of Kunti, determined to fight.”

In case you fight this war for a noble cause you will go to heaven – veera swarga. In case you win, then you will enjoy the kingdom. There cannot be any other way. You have dharma on your side, as your war aims are righteous. Krishna asks his friend to come out of this moodiness and dejection and do his duty as a KSHATRIYA. Important thing to understand!

The call to war is justified because of the situation in the Mahabharata where GITA the secret if living got unfolded. In today s world, it is a divine call to man to discard his melancholy dejections in the face of life s challenges and play the “game of life” with determination to strive and win.

We often hear of depression, anxiety attacks, load if stress at different stages in life. What is it? It is the inability to face changes in life, take responsibility or be accountable to your actions. Depression is nothing but a collection of unsorted negative thinking.

Deep grief at times can make you sad but not feel depressed all your life. Stubbornness, rigidity of likes and dislikes, being in the race of technology, feeling of inadequacy, not being wanted are the cause of staying in that state for a long time. Lord here speaks of the outward attitude to life.

Krishna “Now listen to the advice I offer you on your inner attitude while you fight the Battle.”

Divine Gita Chapter 2 Verse 34
June 29, 2021

“People too, will recount your everlasting dishonour; and to one who has been honoured , dishonour is more than death”.

“The great battalion commanders will think that you have withdrawn from the battle through fear ; and you will be looked down upon by them who thought of you as a hero”.

Man who strives to build his conduct and integrity cannot fear his duties. Lord Krishna looks at Arjuna with pity as such a great hero can also be weakened by strong emotions.

Dishonour is the greatest burden man carries in his heart till death. Hence Krishna is trying to make him truthful to his duties and stop himself from being a coward.

It is a crime to do adharmic activities but to stand and support adharmic action is a greater crime. Great warriors like Bhishma commited that crime inspite of his knowledge and wisdom. The claws of ego does not spare anyone.

In today s world, people see what is best for themselves and mould their action out of fear of losing their opportunity in life. I need certain people however adharmic they are in my life to meet my selfish interest.

Who decides who should be with you? Who decides what you should get?

The causes of the effect is already made by you. You have carved your own destiny.

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 33 and 34
June 29, 2021

“If you will not fight this war of Dharma, then having abandoned your own duty and fame, you shall incur sin.”

Lord speaks In case you refuse to engage yourself in your duties and want to forget the purpose of your bring, that is the greatest sin. Your life is an opportunity given to cleanse your vasanas– Catharsis.

Arjuna can run away from the battlefield but there will be no peace in his mind until he finishes the task he is born for. For example — A child with tendencies for art cannot become a businessman. Over anxious parents at times thrust their desire on the child and his personality is damaged. Each one is born with the energy of skills and it has yo be expressed as it was the cause he made.

Hence you find even in spirituality, people run to the forest seeking God and Truth; they carry sensuous vasanas that can be satisfied in the embrace of a family. They will be agitated and run after the followers to give them validation of spirituality.

Ramana Maharishi says ” As long as there is longing for something in your mind, you cannot reach the TRUTH of life. Spirituality is an ability to remain silent in the mind and heart while you are working or doing your karma. You may seem social, chatty, worldly; it is only journey you are destined to take up with a silent mind.

Divine Gita Chapter 2 Verse 32
June 29, 2021

“Happy indeed are the Kshatriyas, O Partha, who are called to fight such battle, that comes of itself as an open door to heaven”.

I am overwhelmed to talk about this subject at the time when our country is trying to understand the ethics of war. Those who defend the country without any personal aggression and help the weak are Kshatriyas. GITA says cold cowardly non resistance is not the true spirit of a Hindu or sanathana Dharma.

We are forced to wage a war on principles of righteousness and one is fortunate to get a chance to serve the country. Such battlefields are open gates to Heaven for the defending heros who fight selflessly on the side of Dharma.

Krishna is giving a logical conclusion from different levels to Arjuna to detach himself from the sorrow. It is very interesting to see how the Lord is paving the way for karma yoga. Each of us are born with some purpose or cause we have made and we have no option but to fulfil those causes. We get in to depression only when we deviate from our purpose

How do you know what is your purpose?

Whatever action is making you comfortable is your karma, do not copy or imitate others and be yourself. For example water mixes with different things and called different names but water never loses its properties. Keep up your own identity the attention and appreciation comes to your door step.

Seeker — Can u please explain how to celebrate Shivarathri tomorrow. About how the fasting has to be done, what to do and what not to do . Which shlokas to be chanted.

There is no exact rules in Hinduism to pray. However Shivarathri is the night when Shiva and Parvathi United for creation. It is a day to celebrate life. Fasting is one of the austerities, chanting his name and focusing on your SELF is an offering to him. He gives the spiritual strength.

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 31
June 29, 2021

“Further, looking at your own duty, you are not to waver, for there is nothing higher for a KSHATRIYA than a righteous war.”

It is indeed strange that we are connecting with is verse at this time when there is a point if war between Dharma and Adharma.

Lord says when you have chosen your life and the karma that has made you take your birth with certain skills; there is no need to waver but to fulfil your duties. Your road to heaven is through your karma in the world.

For example In the modern society there is lot of confusion and conflict on action. Very often people decide not to perform their duties as an house holder but to drift or escape in to the world that teaches them to give up your life so you can enter in to the path of spirituality. Great fallacy

You can be a sansari in the forest or carry the forest in the samsara and live peacefully. Who are we to decide age and time? Live in the present and see what is happening to you. This will enable you to perform your duties and that will open the gates to heaven.

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 30
June 29, 2021

“This, the indweller in the body of everyone is ever indestructible, O Bharatha; and therefore you should not grieve for any creature”

The indweller we talk about is the soul or energy that sustains your life and after. There is no death for that as it is eternal. For example — A pot made of clay looks real but it can be destroyed, then the reality of the pot disappears. The substance clay lives on until someone comes and makes another pot, figure or any other shape. Clay has no death.

The false reality of EGO, anxiety, greed and lust dies along with the body as DEATH strips you of what you are not! The REAL you is alone left forever. Where is the grief Arjuna asks KRISHNA.

Verse 31 “Further looking at your duty, you should not waver, as there is nothing higher for a KSHATRIYA than a righteous war”

You are leader who has to protect the Dharmic people, and the country; there can be nothing nobler than to get a chance to fight for Dharma.

Many people who read GITA without guidance always mistake this verse thinking the Lord is instigating Arjuna to fight. This job could have been done by Krishna in a heart beat instead he becomes the sarathy and leads Arjuna to the path of heaven by making him do his duty without attachment.

Krishna takes it upon himself the thorns of karma in the human form. Such is the compassion of the Almighty who is born again and again to preserve TRUTH and Dharma for us.

Yes we do have few notions and concepts of God and spirituality. Spiritual outlook does not mean denial of life or the visual detachment from material things. Sanyasa, white saffron cloth is a way of life you choose so you have to live accordingly. A sansari can be a gyani may be even more than a sanyasi and the gyani adorns sansaric things but remains a sanyasi in the mind.

Spirituality is a very abused word today. A true gyani does not need validation, followers or money to run anything. He is a wanderer, or home bound doing the duties, but his mind is always set in his goal.

If we need to help people or impart gyan, the energy will drag you to the right person. If we involve ourselves in organizational projects, it will be another violent sansar.

Divine Song Chapter 2 Verse 29
May 27, 2021

“One sees the infinite as a wonder, another speaks of this as wonder, another hears of THIS, having heard none understands!”

The Eternal absolute is all knowing and all blissful. Example – when you play with the toys, you plan and decide how each toy character should be as you are aware of the game plan. The toys do not have any option, here you become the absolute energy. You give life to the toys.

In our ignorance to perceive the TRUTH, we keep knocking different doors and feel that we have understood it all. The difference is like the dreamer and waker.

Man awakened to the SELF glory is GOD; GOD forgetful of his own glory is the deluded man.

EGO cannot cannot perceive the subtle intellect as it recognizes himself to be the SELF and roams around in the forest aimlessly by abandoning his true SELF.

Lord says we keep hearing the name of the Lord in bhajans, intellectual verbose from saints, temple experiences of wonder, and man thinks he is a body with a soul. Hence we feel very enlightened while in the state of a class room and swing right back to the comfortsble EGO energy.

Shravana Manana and nididhyasana have to become integral part of your life. Listening, reflecting on it, and and long contemplation creates awareness and the ability to hold on to the TRUTH.

Meditation and yoga cannot be practiced by everyone although we have brought it down to physical exercise today. What do you meditate upon?

Your weaknesses, mistakes, adharmic actions above all shedding ego centric actions through self awareness is real meditation. Are you ready?

Divine Song Chapter 2 Verse 28
May 27, 2021

“Beings unmanifest in the beginning and unmanifest again in their end seem to be manifest in the middle, O Bharatha what then is there to grieve about?”

Avyakthini Bootani vyaktham adhyani Bharatha.

Lord Krishna has adorned the role of a charioteer to be Arjuna s teacher. The Guru can be in any form as his body and looks are not important, his teachings and the purity of soul without any expectation from the student is the REAL Guru.

Cause and effect theory is the key note in the GITA. The world of effects rises from the world of causes. It is pure science — every action has to have a reaction, every energy motivated cause has to have an effect.

In the timeless space and the cause that is made by us , we do not know when, the effect is enjoyed or suffered by us. The cause is Unmanifest as we don’t know the time of the past and the effect of it in the future. Effect that manifests now, this moment is known to us.

The world that we see did not exist in the same pattern, and this world also will fade away soon in to the unmanifest again. For Example when we dream we do experience pain of missing a child, it is reality for you, it is manifested, the moment you wake up from the dream, it turns unmanifest. Why moan for a child you never had, the unborn dissolved away with your dream.

An infinite, Eternal Truth which is changeless and deathless, in which this whole drama of change occurs. That unmanifest SELF is hard to understand or know unless we seek to remove the veil of ignorance as human beings.

Divine GITA Chapter 2 Verse 27
May 27, 2021

“Indeed, certain is death for the born, and certain is birth for the dead; so over the inevitable, you should not grieve”.

Lord Krishna is giving us the materialistic perspective. We take life to be a constant flood of appearances of forms from nowhere and disappearing. Believers and non believers know on the chain of births and deaths.

To weep and grieve to the extent of giving up on your life is like admitting one s ignorance. Celebrate and enjoy the life given to you, instead of crying over things you have no control on.

Krishna wants to save Arjuna from his delusions, and bring him back to the purpose of life. Everything moves and changes in life as the earth itself is not static, so why grieve for the transiting body?

Divine Song Chapter 2 Verse 25 and 26
May 27, 2021

“The SELF is said to be unmanifest, unthinkable and unchangeable. Therefore knowing this truth, you should not grieve — Arjuna.

The manifest is something that can be perceived through sense organs and that which is beyond perception is called unmanifest. For example — I cannot see, smell, hear, or touch a full grown mango tree in a mango seed and yet I KNOW THAT THE SEED IS THE CAUSE OF THE TREE.

The TREE is said to be in ‘ Unmanifest condition in the seed. When we say there is a hidden truth, it only means we cannot perceive it through sense organs.

There is no death for the soul which is eternal, it adorns the body and leaves at the appropriate time. For example — When the body is young and energetic, you are fine, it does not stay that way, it deteriorates and shrinks; the people around you start praying for your peaceful death. Why Arjuna? They know the soul is eternal and it will assume another body.

“Even if you think of the soul as being constantly born and dying, Arjuna you should not grieve”.

Lord Krishna who is the equaliser of human karma stands there as a Guru in the firm of a charioteer says ” Even if you believe only your perception or a logical eye, still you watch births and deaths around you. One has to accept that things that are born has to die. Life is CHANGE, it is a constant repetition of births and deaths, you do not deserve to grieve on this occassion.

Lord wants Arjuna to be the instrument in establishing justice do he can pave his road to heaven. Not reacting and sama bhavam is for those who are seeking the path of liberation. Here Arjuna spent most of his life wanting to defeat kauravas and 13 Years of life in the forest aggravated his mood of vengeance.

Krishna says ” You have already formed a karma of vengance, you have no option but to fight this war. I am helping you by making you remain calm and develope a mind of evenness while killing the adharmis. You stay with sama bhav even when you are fighting this war as you are finishing your karma.

Non reacting is a cowardly act when your karma is to act for the jankalyan. Being a kshatrya his duty is to protect dharma. Passiveness need not be practiced, it has to happen on its own. We are sansaris and we react to everything around us in our minds; every action in your mind will have a reaction. So Arjuna at that point of time had to act without a doubt with sama bhav.

Chapter 2: Verse 24
May 17, 2021

“This self cannot be cut, nor burnt, it is eternal all pervading, stable immovable and ancient.”

Sometimes in life we meet people and feel they are old souls which emanate aura and positivity. How do you say that? Example – when a person dies, we start calling him or her dead body, no genders, no name, and everyone wants to dispose off the body. What really happens? The soul, energy or air leaves happily leaving the burden of the body. The essence, fragrance of life, the actual Jiva abandons the body to adorn another one.

Lord says give me the benefit of the doubt; I shall explain the materialists point of view.

Divine song GITA Chapter 2 verse 23
May 17, 2021

“Weapons cannot destroy that, fire cannot burn it, water cannot moisten it, wind does not dry it”.

We saw in previous sessions how Lord explains deathless nature of the soul. Just as changing the dress is no pain to the body, so also when the dweller of the body leaves the envolopment there is no pain possible. Changes are only for the mind and intellect.

How can any of these war weapons kill your cousins and Gurus? In the world of change, objects come to their annihilation through instruments of death. Cosmic means that destroy the objects of the world has to be understood.

Chapter 2 Verse 22
May 17, 2021

“Just as man casts off his worn out clothes and outs on new ones, so also the embodied self (soul) casts off its worn out bodies and enters that are new.”

I will touch upon this verse in general today but expound it in detail tomorrow as it needs explanation and understanding.

As long as the individual clings to his Ego identity, shedding of the body induces him to take another body to fulfil his desires. Example we change our clothes to suit the convenience of the occassion; throwing away the worn out clothes to declutter so we can fill our wardrobe with new clothes; the body gets worn out and is unable to help fulfil my desires, it sheds on its own.

However one may ask ” Why do the young ones die? The worn out condition of the body is decided not by age or biological condition, the EGO decides according to the necessity of evolution.

EGO here refers to your identity with the body and mind that creates desires of the world that is anithyam. It prepares itself to take another body to fulfil those desires.

The action gets saved in the memory stick or floppy that we call subconscious mind that goes with the soul. The body is selected accordingly.

Death at young age is the time reality created by man for the body. Soul has no time concept. It keeps evolving in different bodies as per the floppy. If we understand and be aware of our existence and relationships, then there is no cycle of birth and death.

Thoughts to Ponder — WHY DO PEOPLE CRUMBLE UNDER PRESSURE? Collection of unproductive matters and junk in the mind remains unsorted that produces toxins in the body and mind. Example — when the mobile phone cannot take the load of the content, we need to shift to the hard disc so the phone does not crack. There is also need of an adaptor. There is a hard disc that we need to develope from within by shedding ego centric attitude and surrendering to the laws of nature through devotion. Adaptor is the teacher who has learnt this art. Vasantha Vaikunth lifenliving.org

That which is unreal and subject to destruction cannot share your burden. Bhakti and devotion creates that hard disc for you.

Divine Song GITA Chapter 2 Verse 21
May 17, 2021

“Whoever knows HIM the soul or the consciousness that is real, unborn, eternal, How can man slay that O Partha or get slained?”

We spoke extensively on real and unreal, (that which is perishable has existence but no reality as it is subject to destruction. Investing your life and energy on something that is temporary brings in shock and surprises.

Expectation from that which is destructable, causes misery and taking the ownership of action on yourself is total ignorance. For example If Arjuna thinks he is killing his cousins and other Gurus, their bodies that are perishable has to die anyways. If he believes that he is killing their souls; There is no birth or death for the divine souls.

Chapter 2 Verse 20
May 17, 2021

“He is not born, nor does HE ever die; after having been, HE again ceases to be; unborn, eternal changeless and ancient. He is not killed when the body is killed”.

The six changes are common to all, and they are birth, existence, growth, decay, disease and death.

The soul or the consciousness does not get affected by any of the perishable process. For example — waves are born and merge with the ocean, at the same time ocean is not born or die with the waves. They rise as part of the ocean and fade away. Thus the SELF is unborn, eternal and it is known as Nithyam.

For example Gold ornaments, we can make any design out of gold but you can change the designs yet the designs have to merge with Gold which is the substance. Life becomes monotonous and exhausting if you do not realize and understand the substance and the foundation of life.

Divine Song GITA Chapter 2 Verse 19
May 17, 2021

โ€œHe who takes SELF to be the slayer and he who thinks HE is slain, neither of these knows. He slays not, nor is HE slain.โ€

We learnt on the REAL and UNREAL; what causes pain and pleasure. Lord speaks ” there is no birth or death for the soul or consciousness. No one can slay it or get slained. What gets killed and turns in to ashes is the perishable body and we think, worry and stress ourselves to preserve it forever. That is impossible. As the clock ticks, you work your mind to earn, run your life, be successful, compete, expect and suffer. As the time moves, your body and mind moves and perishes with time. SELF remains eternal.

Chapter 2 Divine song GITA verse 18
April 24, 2021

“Perishable have an end, These bodies of the embodied self. The eternal and the incomprehensible is the SELF. Therefore O Bharatha take your weapon in hand that is your instrument of worship and fight ”

Incomprehensible does not mean you can never know the supreme energy. You cannot know them through organs of perception as these organs also are subject to destruction.

The spark of life is your consciousness the source energy which is the foundation that makes you feel the REAL and drop your vasanas and act on time to establish justice.

The words Fight O Bharatha means it is a true call to every human being to discard his defeatist mentality and face the situation in the given field of life. Active resistance to evil.

Lord Krishna gives two Vedic mantras that removes grief and delusion in the following verses.

Chapter 2 Divine GITA verse 17
April 24, 2021

We discussed on real and unreal as revealed by the Lord in a very scientific way. Next verse ” Know that to be indestructible by which all this is pervaded. None can cause the destruction of THAT –the IMPERISHABLE”

The REAL envelops everything that exists, and which is the very stuff and substance of all the world’s of perceptions, which we experience. There is always a foundation or substance for things to exist — for example

Different mud pots, each different in form, shape and colour, they are known according to their purpose. The base of all shapes is MUD. From mud they came, they exist, and forms, names and purpose merge back to become mud.

Similarly the world of finite changes is entirely enveloped by the REAL that which is changeless. There is no destruction for this.

WHAT THEN IS THE UNREAL ASATHYAM WHOSE EXISTENCE IS NOT CONSTANT?

Thought on real and unreal in present day life that connects to Gita

We teach and train our children for everything on material accumulation, success, power in the society that are necessary but none of these are permanent, We need to teach them that awareness as well.

When the REAL is not known, the mind dwells in negativity, collects junk and stores them in the system. Even you encounter reality, your mind refuses to accept it and tries to escape in to the unreal zone.

Whatever we are chasing in life is good as long as the value of it is known and realised. For example we escape in to the world of cults, beliefs and books or Google with a hope to find answers ; the unreal world is in front of you and you are embracing it only for it to slip away over time. It is a futile exercise. Life is made with a purpose of giving out your best to others and knowing that you are only an instrument for actions.you have no right over your life.

Chapter 2 Divine song GITA. Verse 16
April 24, 2021

The unreal has no being; there is no non being of the real; the truth about both these has been seen by the knowers of the TRUTH ( Seers of the essence)

Naastho vidhate bhavo naabhavo vidathe sathah

Real is that which defies all changes and remains the same at all times ; past present and future. The unreal has a very momentary existence but seems very real to your mind that is also fleeting with time.

For example — You see a post in the dark, think of that to be a ghost and scream in fear; it is a hallucination once you discover the truth that it is only a post. In a dream you see children as your own, You want to feed them, until you realize it was only a dream that has no past present or future. Dream children did not exist before, not now and never in the future. It is unreal.

There is constant death of every state of your mind as the new one evolves, Body mind and intellect are ever changing so it cannot be real. We all know there has to be a foundation or a substratum that is changeless and real. LIFE is a sum total of experiences, your consciousness of different stages in life does not change.

That spiritual entity is all pervading unborn and without death. Lord says that men of wisdom is always aware of this consciousness and does not waste their time in these fleeting experiences and moments. It is a mysterious combination and we call it world. Pay attention to your action and the real awareness instead of filling your life with ahankar jealousy logic vasanas and fear of death.

Divine Song GITA Verse 14 and 15
April 8, 2021

“The contacts of senses with objects, O son of Kunthi that causes heat and cold, pleasure and pain, have a beginning and end; they are impermanent, endure them bravely, O Descendant of Bharata.”

“That firm man whom surely, these afflict not, O chief among men, to whom pleasure and pain are the same, is fit for realising the self”.

Lord Krishna looks at Arjuna as a child who is lost in the jungle of sansara. He is showing a sense of direction not only to him but to us from the Kali yuga too who are lost in the jungle of sense gratification.

The perception of objects through your senses alone will not teach the knowledge of the object. For example– same object like a rose flower can be perceived differently by people. Poet writes on the beauty of the rose, priest plucks it for prayers, women take it to adorn themselves or their homes. Mental levels of people are different, and it is not constant; it changes with time and your mood.

How can we pin our faith in something that changes and is in a constant state of flux. The object and your sense organs have no permanent existence. Hence heat is followed by cold, pleasure by pain; we keep witnessing these changes yet we try to cling to the fallacy of existence.

No one suffers endlessly and no one is happy forever. It is a recycle of karma. When you discharge the energy of karma, You want to charge it again which is fine but remember the impermanent world will become a burden on you.

Lord says ” The same object that gives happiness gives pain over time. This inconsistency of existence is known as Anithya. Why do we stick to these changing emotions and search for peace outside. It is the attitude of the wise to go through life, both in joy and sorrow, success and failure with the constant awareness ” Even this will pass away”.

The objects, emotions, temperaments that are transitory, has no reality as it keeps changing with time. Body changes yet we as humans worry and try to hold back the wrinkles which is impossible. You have to let it go. Mind is very unsteady, with technology it even runs faster as it is obviously untrained. Lord Krishna talks about how two impermanent things can search for permanency? The object and the perceiver are bound by time.

That which is has no death. Pursue the energy if your soul with the awareness that all objects around me are perishable.
Verse 15 ” That firm man whom, surely, these afflict not, O chief among men, to whom pleasure and pain are the same, Is fit for realising the immortality of the SELF”.

People try to realise that there is something that is not in our control as pleasure does not seem to stay with us. It is followed by pain without me asking for it. They run everywhere to find a reason or peace from within to endure the opposite emotions.

Each of them find their answers that is suitable for themselves. GITA says the true knowledge and wisdom ; that gives peace and calm is to realise that one should not be afflicted by circumstances of pain and pleasure.

Example — Each experience is born to live with us for a short period and then to die away in us. Everything becomes a memory. However we want to hold on to the moment of happiness but it turns in to a memory. Man somehow has developed a sense of self pity prompted by his EGO and remembers pain and negative emotions hence he suffers.

Ved Vyasa is talking about the very purpose of life which is the attainment of PERFECTION. We have to evolve from every little opportunity we get in this world in the allotted span of life. Life shows heat and cold, success and failure, pain and joy to train us to know the truth of life.

As long as we are in this body, we are unable to ignore the sorrows of the body. Love makes you sacrifice the physical needs, like for example, parents ready to sacrifice anything to give the best to the children. Martyrs sacrifice their lives for the love of the Nation.

Our love for the truth, wisdom and the ALMIGHTY should make us abandon grief and delusion says Lord Krishna.

Divine Song GITA- Verse 13
April 8, 2021

“Just as in this body the embodied (the soul) passes into childhood, youth and old age, so also does he pass into another body; the firm man does not grieve at it.”

The Lord who takes it upon himself to cure Arjuna of egoistic malaise, indicates the theory of reincarnation. It is common in all faith. Buddha made references to his previous births, Solomon’s book of wisdom says ” To be born in sound body with sound limbs is a reward of the virtues of the past lives”. Who does not remember the famous saying of the son of Islam ” I died out of a stone, became a plant, then an animal, and finally became a man. Why should I fear death? I have only gone to better places after every death.”

Are they all eternal in essence?
Dehino asmiyatha dehe kaumaram yavvanam jara.

Just as our consciousness travels with the body in to different phases of life, like childhood, youth, mid age and old age, It passes through different bodies. It has no death. Example youthfulness may be considered as a birth, when childhood has met with its death. We hold it in the memory but do not grieve

People walk in to our lives according to the phase of your evolution; leave us without any reason, You do not understand that change, but we wonder. Everything that grows physically, is bound by time except your soul which is the energy that holds your existence.

Krishna says “wise men do not worry when they leave one body for taking another one”. This sounds very easy but not so, for those who take every incident in life as reality and do not validate its truth. Soul departs after finishing the vasanas to the extent possible and takes another structure from the panchbootas according to the mental impressions and keep seeking bodily fulfilment.

Divine song GITA — Chapter 2 verse 11 and 12
April 5, 2021

When the stunned and confused ego surrenders to the Lord, who is holding five horses perfectly on the chariot. Five horses are 5 senses. When the EGO in dejection sits back in the body (CHARIOT), throwing down all instruments of ego- centric activities (GANDIVA), and the sense organs (Five horses) are held back, by the pulled reins, then the charioteer shall lend the EGO a divine strength and guide it to win over adharma although it may seem stronger.

“Lord Krishna the mentor of his devotees and referred to as the ocean of compassion, speaks for the first time as the ultimate consciousness.

“Lord — you have grieved for those that should not be grieved for ; yet you speak words of wisdom. The wise grieve neither for the living nor for the dead”.

It is not that at any time (in the past), was I not, you and these warriors also existed. It is not that we are all going to perish forever.”

Arjuna s dejection is a normal reaction of mortals. There is a deep anguish and a disease that is plaguing him. Krishna is trying to remove the very source of Arjuna s delusion. The ego- centric- idea that he is conditioned by his own body, mind and intellect is the true seed of his delusion.

We keep enjoying a false relationship with body and thoughts that you can feel and relate to. Hence grief and dejection are the price that delusion demands from the victim.

To rediscover ourselves we are on a journey with Lord Krishna so we could end the sorrows that has been torturing us through false identification. The hysteria that Arjuna experiences on the battlefield truly needs a shock therapy!

Justice or Dharma is timeless, We as humans can change our way of dressing, lifestyle that gives us a high very temporarily, but the emotional needs and the route of justice has remained the same. Modern society revolves around meet and greet with very little depth so it has become insensitive to dharma or true relationship. Half baked information from coaches, Google, and the hyped spiritualists have fed humans with EGO of information.

Lord says ” Body mind sense complex is very basic and time bound, in reality your own desires that get formed in to energy, has to find an outlet to manifest. The soul is eternal, it has no death. For whom are you grieving?

Gita Chapter 2 Verse 9 and 10
April 5, 2021

“Sanjaya said ” Arjuna who was trembling, spoke to Hrishikesa the destroyer of the foes, said to Govinda ” I WILL NOT FIGHT” and became silent”.

“Arjuna who was helpless in the midst of the two armies, Hrishikesa was smiling and Arjuna surrendered to Krishna”

Arjuna as anyone of us stood at cross roads of good and bad. He fumbled for words as his mind was confused and did not know what was his duty.

In life one has to take the responsibility of one s situation and learn the art of dealing with them before we plunge in to living stream. It is so easy to pin our incapacity to our fleeting emotions and ego to suit our condition at that time.

It is even easier to visit psychiatrists, resort to drugs to escape from our inner conflict. What really works is shedding of ego that reflects you as a controller of life in the universe. Arjuna cannot utter such words, he is helpless and he himself wonders at the life skills he has learnt from the masters. What happened?

When the stunned and confused ego surrenders to the Lord, who is holding five horses perfectly on the chariot. Five horses are 5 senses. When the EGO in dejection sits back in the body (CHARIOT), throwing down all instruments of ego- centric activities (GANDIVA), and the sense organs (Five horses) are held back, by the pulled reins, then the charioteer shall lend the EGO a divine strength and guide it to win over adharma although it may seem stronger.

Nothing is a greater obstacle in life than our own EGO identification.

Chapter 2 of the GITA Verse 7
March 27, 2021

“My heart is overpowered by the taint of pity; my mind is confused as to duty. I ask the. Tell me decisively what is good for me. I am your disciple. Instruct me, who have taken refuge in you.”

The word “decisively” is important as we try to ask the power above for guidance when we reach a point of helplessness. We want a definite direction and order from God. When we do have the intellectual ego, We argue of the known and unknown. What is dharma and dharma?

Arjuna does not want to think, he simply wants Krishna to instruct him, but the Lord never instructs or orders; he has given the intellect, sukshama buddhi for you to experience and take appropriate action.

However Lord who knows the past present and future, takes it upon himself to guide Arjuna and the yuga that was to come. We are able to relate to the study of GITA even today only because Krishna set the foundation in Kurukshtra.

The kindness or the karuna of our incarnations are worthy of worship.

The problem of the mind creates impatience and distress and it has to be settled with conviction. Who can give us the guidance on dharma and adharma other than the Lord ALMIGHTY himself?

Verse 4 from the Divine Song GITA

Arjuna ” O Madhusudhana, How shall I fight in this battlefield with arrows against Bhishma and Drona who are fit to be worshipped?

Verse 5 ” Better indeed in this world to eat the bread of ‘ beggery’ than to slay the most noble of teachers. If I kill them, all my enjoyments of wealth and desires will be stained with blood’.

The war is never between individuals, It is a war of justice. Arjuna has to stand with his people who want good governance and not think of respect or disrespect at that your. This is a reflection of the individual ego, he only saw himself as a student and a relative of the kauravas.

I have often asked this question to people and they justify Arjuna s argument. Vyasa thought of resolving this mental issue for the future generations. The more we identify ourselves with I in us, there is confusion and conflict. When we expand ourselves to the cosmic network, a cause, Nation, dharmic existence, We find our moral confusions melting in to nothingness.

Arjuna is setting the foundation stone to get the philoshic guidance and truth from The Lord.

This is a mental rehabilitation course run by the Lord himself.

Verse 5. It is easy to say that you will let go of everything for your close kith and kin; If it was so, why did the Pandavas prepare the nurture the emotion of hatred for 13 long years and waited to fight this battle? Once we misread a situation, our minds take over with irrational arguments. Mind is only a “CLERK”, receives and despatches from the sense organs, it is mechanical. Your validation has to come from the vision of the world, hence you need the study of GITA.

Mind has its own way to take you back to old memories and experiences and puts obstacles on the way of your progress. The shedding of baggage is what Krishna is going to speak on.

Bhagawat Gita
February 20, 2021

Chapter 2 Gyana yoga or yoga of knowledge from the divine song.

Lord Krishna the true witness of our consciousness was patiently watching Arjuna who was overpowered by his circumstances, and became a slave to outer challenges.

Verse 1 Sanjaya talks ” To him who was thus overcome with pity and despondency, with eyes full of tears and agitated, madhusudhana spoke these words.

Verse 2 The Lord said ” when did this dangerous condition come upon you, this dejection, in Aryan like, disgraceful Arjuna the warrior.”

The temperament of an Aryan is to be balanced in all conditions of life and turn the situation in to opportunity. “Kruthastva kashmalamidam vishame Sam upasthitham”. The divine charioteer takes it upon himself to wipe Arjuna s tears and prepare him to perform his duties and live a balanced life. This philosophy or the true smruti is the torch the shows light on the road of life even today.

Arjuna was a mortal when it came to his Ego and attachment and the Lord had to incarnate to make him fight this war as that was the road to heaven for him. Arjuna s karma was to do his duty as a kshathria that he refused to stand up for.

Yes at all times stand with the truth without getting influenced by your relationships. However Lord also shows the way to understand humans and be tactful in reforming people.

Any action that is motivated by selfishness and you justify the means of any kind, Is a road to making a negative karma.

Thoughts on GITA the divine song.
February 20, 2021

Happiness is the key for everyone, but we need it on our terms and whatever satisfies us. The irony of it is the happiness we talk about does not stay with us forever. It is devious and always connected with external gratification.

The space that is within you I mean the aloneness we feel in the mind, body and heart needs to be happy and contented. There is nothing I need to do, accept your life without emotional addictions that comes from our ego identification. We have rehabilitation centre for excessive material addictions, what do I do for emotional addiction? Where is the rehab? GITA talks about it in the 2nd chapter.

Divine Song GITA
January 26, 2021

The chapter one is the description of the army alignment of the kurukshtra and the positions of the warriors. Dhrirashtra the blind king is disturbed at the audacity of the Pandavas who have the nerve to fight this battle when great maharathis like Bhishma Drona and Krupacharya are on the side of Duryodhana.

Arjuna who is rattled by this scene goes in to a mode of psycho neurosis. He is trembling in fear of the after effects of the war. “MY limbs fail, MY mouth parched, MY body shivers and all these are symptoms of anxiety disorder.

“I desire not victory, O Keshava, nor kingdom or pleasures. I do not need anything at the cost of destroying MY relatives and Gurus.

Kauravas are gripped by greed and cruel to to us; but we who know the effects of evil action cannot indulge in this war”.

Arjuna drops his Gandeebam and sits down on the seat of the chariot in deep sorrow and helplessness. Seeds of GITA have to be sown in grief, and in the battlefield. It is also very symbolic as the world today is not competent enough to face the battle of inner consciousness. For example we may have cooked the best food, but not eaten, has no value to gaining knowledge of cooking. Hence there is always a sense of incompleteness even after we hear and read the mahapuranas from various sources as the yoga of such knowledge is not practiced.

Lord Krishna takes it upon himself to purge Arjuna of his Ego and compulsive attachment to his relatives. Above all teach the man of this yuga the Sankhya yoga, in chapter two that we will discuss tomorrow.

Thought for the day on GITA
January 5, 2021

The justice we often talk about that we deserve is due to the ego identity that we nurture over a life time. Dharma is something that everyone needs to enjoy in life. We blame God, destiny and many other known factors except our thoughts and action.

Human beings can stretch to any level of injustice as long as they are not caught and judged. Dhritarashtra the blind king had his eyes open to his children and kept blaming his limited sight. Ghandari woman of substance and power kept her eyes closed so she can blame it on the situation. Both of them suffered from obsessive attachment to their children who were adharmis and kept justice only to themselves.

Divine song GITA
January 5, 2021

Chapter 1 summary: The chapter one is the description of the army alignment of the kurukshtra and the positions of the warriors. Dhrirashtra the blind king is disturbed at the audacity of the Pandavas who have the nerve to fight this battle when great maharathis like Bhishma Drona and Krupacharya are on the side of Duryodhana.

Arjuna who is rattled by this scene goes in to a mode of psycho neurosis. He is trembling in fear of the after effects of the war. “MY limbs fail, MY mouth parched, MY body shivers and all these are symptoms of anxiety disorder.

“I desire not victory, O Keshava, nor kingdom or pleasures. I do not need anything at the cost of destroying MY relatives and Gurus. Says Arjuna.
Kauravas are gripped by greed and cruel to to us; but we who know the effects of evil action cannot indulge in this war”.

Arjuna drops his Gandeebam and sits down on the seat of the chariot in deep sorrow and helplessness. Seeds of GITA have to be sown in grief, and in the battlefield. It is also very symbolic as the world today is not competent enough to face the battle of inner consciousness. For example we may have cooked the best food, but not eaten, has no value to gaining knowledge of cooking. Hence there is always a sense of incompleteness even after we hear and read the mahapuranas from various sources as the yoga of such knowledge is not practiced.

Lord Krishna takes it upon himself to purge Arjuna of his Ego and compulsive attachment to his relatives. Above all teach the man of this yuga the Sankhya yoga, in chapter two that we will discuss tomorrow

DIVINE SONG GITA – Chapter 1
December 29, 2020

Chapter one depicts the actual scene of Kurukshetra that became an inevitable war between the good and the evil. The Kauravas hundred in number, represent the negative forces within man with the aspiration to win over the good.

A constant Mahabharata war is being waged within every one of us at crucial moments in life. Negative energy that gets accumulated usually is mightier while the inner divine army is lesser in number.

Arjuna, our hero is in desperation, grief and shows his weakness in acting and living in the moment.

The plot sounds optimistic with a note that even if man supresses his divine impulses, under the guidance of the Supreme incarnation, one can come out victorious and establish justice.

Dhritarashtra “What did the sons of Pandu and MY people do when they assembled together on the holy plain of Kurukshetra, O Sanjaya?”

Those who wish to read the verse in sanskrit can do so from the book on Gita.

The King very clearly shows his meanness when he refers to MY sons and Pandu ‘s sons. Dharmakshetre Kurukshetre, these words refer to the imbalance of the world.

Thought for the day on GITA
December 29, 2020

The justice we often talk about that we deserve is due to the ego identity that we nurture over a life time. Dharma is something that everyone needs to enjoy in life. We blame God, destiny and many other known factors except our thoughts and action.

Human beings can stretch to any level of injustice as long as they are not caught and judged. Dhritarashtra the blind king had his eyes open to his children and kept blaming his limited sight. Ghandari woman of substance and power kept her eyes closed so she can blame it on the situation. Both of them suffered from obsessive attachment to their children who were adharmis and kept justice only to themselves.

Thoughts to understand the divine song GITA
December 26, 2020

There is economic recession, material depletion in the bank, same way we experience mental recession as the energy gets releases in your action. Unless we replenish it with Bhakti, chanting and remember the grace of the Lord, one cannot recharge the energy of the mind.

Any object that needs a recharge is subject to destruction. Body, mind complex is temporary, the experiences you feel in this body will not stay. Krishna says the soul that gets in to delusion due to the impact of the mind suffers in the body. Once it is released, it waits for another body desparately to fulfil the desires mind made.

Once you become aware and awake, you do not need any recharge, you become the power bank for others. Be watchful of the mental recession. Such conditions give us sickness and mental depression.
Example when a child is in pain and cries, he runs to the mother. When there is mental illness captures you, turn to the source energy to get you out of pain.

Thoughts on the divine GITA
December 26, 2020

EGO is a symptom of fear. Where does the fear come from? Why did Arjuna tremble in the battle field when he was supposed to be fighting for his rights and justice?

His attachment and passion towards his relatives, cousins, uncles and Gurus, was giving him withdrawl symptoms. He was addicted to his attachment and compulsive emotion that was driven by his love and values.

There is something beyond your attachment and that is the well being of the world and people. If you belong to the human race, it is everyone ‘s responsibility to preserve justice on the earth. We will find out how the Lord turns around the perception of Arjuna and try to fine tune his EGO.

Thoughts on the divine song GITA
December 26, 2020

I asked the question – Why Vishnu for incarnations? Misconception on representations of Gods have to be cleared. Bhrama, the who came out of nothing after the Pralaya, the energy that manifested itself to create the infrastructure of this universe for us, I mean the chosen earth

Shiva gave the life dhaan to enjoy the the world along with the grahas, and many other supportive space shelter. He only appeared in the form of light and adorned a form to give spiritual knowledge.

HOW WILL THE SYSTEM OF BIRTH AND DEATH?

The system of karma was installed by Shiva so the lives on the earth remain self-regulated. VISHNU took it upon himself to sustain the theory of karma. He promised to incarnate himself as and when his devotees suffer and the justice gets failed.
Lord Vishnu showed that all lives are same as he started his incarnation as a fish, to boar to turtle to dwarf to humans. He is everywhere and in every life. He needs your devotion and love to be able to incarnate.

Thoughts from the divine song GITA
December 18, 2020

Stress, helplessness, anger emerges from an extremely demanding mind. It has a capacity to swallow all ego related issues. We try to fill the emptiness with money, material things and relationships; these are temporary solutions as mind sees no fulfillment.

Emotional hassles like fear, jealousy, anger, hatred, manipulation, everyone should follow my way are imaginary swords that tear the human mind apart, in reality human nature is to live in Ananda, bliss.

Humans try to mess up their own lives with shadow fights within themselves. Remember each one is as insecure and scared as you are so we get nothing from them and we run after relationships to heal ourselves!

Perception, projection, purity, piousness and perfection are important to reach the goal of happiness. SANSARIC people are confused and directionless like fishes in the water that keeps turning and tossing. There are others who will try to spread the net trap; be in the water, be aware of the net and keep floating.

Thought for the day
December 18, 2020

There is a common question people ask me “why do good people suffer, why honesty is always challenged?”

Sathyam cannot come out without suffering as it is surrounded by energy of asathyam. You have to break through the negativity to achieve the positive. EXAMPLE — Can you consume rice without beating the husk on the floor? Can you drink the sweet coconut water without breaking the hard shell? Yuga is formed by the human energies, Lord Krishna, when he left his body knew what was coming.

He imparted the Gyanam for those deserving souls. We as seekers surrender to his knowledge that is pure and undiluted.

Introduction to the divine song GITA
December 16, 2020

Good and evil are two sides of the same coin for man as the intellect or the sukshama buddhi is given to him due to his good karma. Animals and other species run their lives on basic instincts and their movements are computarized by God. They do not make any karma, as they have no discriminating ability.

Man is awake from within as he is capable of applying his knowledge. He goes to school to learn and retain. He is also taught how to go in the path of righteousness, compassion, serving the poor, application of knowledge.

We still wonder on dharma and adharma, and find excuses for our own evil actions and justify selfish thoughts like “me” mine, my family, my children, my house etc. The awakening of human life is not to identify with only yourself and your family, it is to understand the universal connect and Co existence.

We deviate from our duty and fail to understand the purpose of human life, the world seems evil and we call it kali yuga. The selfishness and the desire to project oneself in wrong ways, secretively wishing bad for people around, wearing a mask of falsehood, unable to see the success of friends are all the other side of good human birth.

In Mahabarath, the most beautiful manual for living skill for human life, shows how the greed and selfishness makes human mind deteorate in trying to take each others lives. Veda Vyas opens the GITA with Dharmakshtra and Kurukshetra, the real conflict of man that destroys the world.

Introduction to the divine song GITA
December 13, 2020

We spoke on holding back the negative thoughts and energy while expelling positive words although false, has a collective impact in the universe. Longing for external things, not able to accept changes in life and body mind sense complex, the compulsive desire to be what you are not are all the hidden enemies that firm a network with the PASSWORD —- UNHAPPINESS.

How to change it? For example – If you are an artist, how will you correct the image on the canvas? If you are a singer or dancer, you will practice till you get it right. If you are a home maker, you improvise by thinking and learning from others keeping your goal of making your home a happy one.

You do adjust in your relationship with other members as you do not want want the family to break down. Same way I am talking about your storage of negative energy. It is YOU the most important entity that should live a happy life. Cleansing of the mind has to happen each day. Sit in solitude, with no baggage of relationships in your mind, see yourself as nothing, empty the mind for that moment (you can pick up the luggage later), force your mind to the knowledge you have gained, ponder over it and the cleansing happens on its own. IT IS AN EVERYDAY PRACTICE.

Just like cooking, working, painting singing dancing, the technique of it all becomes part of you; SKILL OF LIVING LIFE ALSO BECOMES PART OF YOUR NATURE.

THIS IS MEDITATION
December 13, 2020

Keep up. Meditation is something that happens on its own. The real practice is sitting in solitude and let the thoughts wander in the mind. Do not supress it. Your silence will drive away the junk from the mind.

Thoughts on the divine GITA
December 12, 2020

EGO is a symptom of fear. Where does the fear come from? Why did Arjuna tremble in the battle field when he was supposed to be fighting for his rights and justice?

His attachment and passion towards his relatives, cousins, uncles and Gurus, was giving him withdrawl symptoms. He was addicted to his attachment and compulsive emotion that was driven by his love and values.

There is something beyond your attachment and that is the well being of the world and people. If you belong to the human race, it is everyone ‘s responsibility to preserve justice on the earth. We will find out how the Lord turns around the perception of Arjuna and try to fine tune his EGO.

Introduction to the divine song GITA
December 12, 2020

We need to keep our body fresh so we have a shower every day and spray perfumes to keep it going. We keep the stomach intact even before it craves for food or you are concerned that it may cause acidity or the sugar levels can drop etc. What about the mental bath, I mean what are we doing to keep our minds fresh and agile?

We speak anything we want without thinking; in today ‘s world, people speak positive and loving words to others. Positive speech pumps positive energy and the cunning, spiteful thoughts remain as negative energy from within. Example – Air conditioners.

Air is recycled and conditioned same way your thoughts recycle negative energy and condition it to remain in your body, mind system.

All this energy is centralised in the pyramid of your body mind system. Hence the most important step to take towards absorbing knowledge is cleanse your mind by throwing away the negative energy that is stored in the system.

Let go of the past and forgive yourself and try not to speak what you do not mean so you do not have to hold the negative energy inside you. No one cares really what you think in this world, each of them are so self-absorbed, they are looking for false validation.

Introduction to the divine song GITA
December 12, 2020

We spoke on holding back the negative thoughts and energy while expelling positive words although false, has a collective impact in the universe. Longing for external things, not able to accept changes in life and body mind sense complex, the compulsive desire to be what you are not are all the hidden enemies that firm a network with the PASSWORD —- UNHAPPINESS.

How to change it? For example – If you are an artist, how will you correct the image on the canvas? If you are a singer or dancer, you will practice till you get it right. If you are a home maker, you improvise by thinking and learning from others keeping your goal of making your home a happy one.

You do adjust in your relationship with other members as you do not want the family to break down. Same way I am talking about your storage of negative energy. It is YOU the most important entity that should live a happy life. Cleansing of the mind has to happen each day. Sit in solitude, with no baggage of relationships in your mind, see yourself as nothing, empty the mind for that moment (you can pick up the luggage later), force your mind to the knowledge you have gained, ponder over it and the cleansing happens on its own. IT IS AN EVERYDAY PRACTICE.

Just like cooking, working, painting singing dancing, the technique of it all becomes part of you; SKILL OF LIVING LIFE ALSO BECOMES PART OF YOUR NATURE.

THIS IS MEDITATION
December 12, 2020

THOSE Who wish to protect themselves from the negativity in the world KINDLY PONDER ON THIS.

Thoughts to understand the divine song GITA
December 10, 2020

There is economic recession, material depletion in the bank, same way we experience mental recession as the energy gets releases in your action. Unless we replenish it with Bhakti, chanting and remember the grace of the Lord, one cannot recharge the energy of the mind.

Any object that needs a recharge is subject to destruction. Body, mind complex is temporary, the experiences you feel in this body will not stay. Krishna says the soul that gets in to delusion due to the impact of the mind suffers in the body. Once it is released, it waits for another body desperately to fulfil the desires mind made.

Once you become aware and awake, you do not need any recharge, you become the power bank for others. Be watchful of the mental recession. Such conditions give us sickness and mental depression. Example when a child is in pain and cries, he runs to the mother. When there is mental illness captures you, turn to the source energy to get you out of pain.

In Mahabarath, the most beautiful manual for living skill for human life, shows how the greed and selfishness makes human mind deteorate in trying to take each others lives. Veda Vyas opens the GITA with Dharmakshtra and Kurukshetra, the real conflict of man that destroys the world.

I am recapturing the last session. The whole Universe is ONE says the Vedas. The network of karma is not known to anyone; we have formed rules to be compassionate, tolerant and adjust to injustice in the blood related family. If you really think deep, those who care and help in crisis may not be your family members.

It happens at the right time and place when you need. We humans attach ourselves to the world of family and suffer the pain of rejection. There is always a conflict of interest. Is my child different from others? Can my parents be beyond making mistakes? Can my siblings not feel jealous at all?

GITA helps you to rediscover the true network of the universal bonding. Lord takes it upon himself to release the falsehood of relationships. We often hear people say ” my own children spoke these words of hurt, they are my children”. ” my brother or sister is fighting a legal battle with me, all for money”. Where are these statements coming from? Our ignorance in understanding the karmic relationships.

VISHNU incarnated himself on the earth to re establish your knowledge on creation.

Why only VISHNU? Let us see next time.

Vaikunta ekadashi is the day when samudra manthan happened and the Lord himself descended on the earth to distribute nectar to the Devas. This is symbolic of him opening his heart to his devotees who truly surrender at his feet. Bheeshma waited on the bed of arrows to shed his body on this day so you can be released from the birth and death cycle.

Veda Vyas says in the kali yuga to come even if his devotees stay detached with their minds on his feet will be released of karma

Introduction to the divine song GITA
December 8, 2020

Every action has a reaction as it produces energy and goes to the mind. It creates a network, and we keep feeding our mind with greed through this network except we change the password that suits our changing needs. Karma or the floppy of energy we bring as desires have to be fulfilled hence we have the body.

In this process the mind goes out of control and our karmic energy can hold only for example 400 watts of energy, then the energy of greed gets electrocuted. This makes man stressful, anxious and depressed.

What can make your mind strong? Bhakti, compassion and knowledge of the world that surrounds you are the true ayurveda for the mind.

The divine energy that is present in everyone can be felt when the body starts decaying once the prana leaves. If it is only your breath, then your body should decay in the state of coma??? It is the soul that departs at the prescribed time.

Introduction to the divine song Gita
December 8, 2020

Confidence is the most important thing to balance the wheel of life that keeps turning happiness and sorrow. One should know one ‘s capacity before taking the journey of worldly pursuits.

There is only one Universe, one energy, and one soul that gets split for a purpose and gets their names and forms. TIME KAALAM does not wait for man, your own confidence from within helps you cross the ocean of destiny. Confidence is realised by eliminating the inadequacy that says ” I am not good enough, I feel insecure, I need to be someone else.” For example — your blood group does not change, it is permanent; blood diseases keep occurring due to mismanagement of the body. Same way your soul or Athma is forever, diseases are in the mind that needs to be cured to attain confidence.

However know the difference between confidence and EGO.

Confidence is your power from within, when we try to show it to others, it turns in to EGO that becomes cancerous cells in the mind. GITA says destroy such artificially acquired diseases of the mind.

Thoughts from the divine song GITA
December 7, 2020

Stress, helplessness, anger emerges from an extremely demanding mind. It has a capacity to swallow all ego related issues. We try to fill the emptiness with money, material things and relationships; these are temporary solutions as mind sees no fulfillment.

Emotional hassles like fear, jealousy, anger, hatred, manipulation, everyone should follow my way are imaginary swords that tear the human mind apart, in reality human nature is to live in Ananda, bliss.
Humans try to mess up their own lives with shadow fights within themselves. Remember each one is as insecure and scared as you are so we get nothing from them and we run after relationships to heal ourselves!

Perception, projection, purity, piousness and perfection are important to reach the goal of happiness. SANSARIC people are confused and directionless like fishes in the water that keeps turning and tossing. There are others who will try to spread the net trap; be in the water, be aware of the net and keep floating.

Thought for the day
December 7, 2020

There is a common question people ask me “why do good people suffer, why honesty is always challenged?”

Sathyam cannot come out without suffering as it is surrounded by energy of asathyam. You have to break through the negativity to achieve the positive. EXAMPLE — Can you consume rice without beating the husk on the floor? Can you drink the sweet coconut water without breaking the hard shell? Yuga is formed by the human energies, Lord Krishna, when he left his body knew what was coming.

He imparted the Gyanam for those deserving souls. We as seekers surrender to his knowledge that is pure and undiluted

Introduction to the divine song GITA
December 7, 2020

Every action has a reaction as it produces energy and goes to the mind. It creates a network, and we keep feeding our mind with greed through this network except we change the password that suits our changing needs. Karma or the floppy of energy we bring as desires have to be fulfilled hence we have the body.

In this process the mind goes out of control and our karmic energy can hold only for example 400 watts of energy, then the energy of greed gets electrocuted. This makes man stressful, anxious and depressed.: What can make your mind strong? Bhakti, compassion and knowledge of the world that surrounds you are the true ayurveda for the mind.

The divine energy that is present in everyone can be felt when the body starts decaying once the prana leaves. If it is only your breath, then your body should decay in the state of coma??? It is the soul that departs at the prescribed time.

Thoughts for Bhagawath Gita the divine song
December 4, 2020

AMBITION, ASPIRATION, ACTION, ACHIEVEMENT, ACCUMULATION ATTACHMENT and then what? The answers to this question is beautifully woven by the Lord in his revelation to Arjuna who crumbling down in the battlefield.

This is very symbolic of our lives today when we crumble under our own mental pressure and we lose the sight of right and wrong. There is always a conflict of positive and negative thoughts in our heads. Scriptures help you to tide over the obstacles

DESIRE is the cause of your birth. Nothing wrong in it. Pursue it, fulfil it and enjoy the happiness of your achievement. Attachment is inevitable in the process but be aware that expectation along with attachment causes pain. Whatever is meant for you will reach your door step, take the opportunity with total happiness.๐Ÿ™

Human mind can never be without thoughts and wanting if it is an untrained mind. So your desires will turn in to an energy that manifests on the earth to get fulfilled. Whether you think of leaving in to God or not; the universal system only works that way. Your surrender to him helps you tide over your obstacles like the anesthesia on the operation table.

Man has to discharge the energy created by him in his mind, as science also says ” every action has a reaction”

Introduction to the divine song GITA
December 4, 2020

Desire that gets formed in the mind is natural like the flower bud that has to bloom. Flower that is bloomed does not have expectation of going only to the feet of the Lord. It can whither away alone, it can be crushed for perfumes, it can adorn somebody’s hair.

Natural law applies to human beings too. You are human so you are aware of the the desire, the result of the desire is not time bound, the attachment to the desire is formed as we need it, expectation from the attachment makes us restless, anxious and competetive. None of these things are in your control but you have already given life to it in your mind.

There is a vacuum and we fill it with whatever comes our way and create more network of problems. GITA says be aware of your desire and enjoy the result of the it NOW. You can keep forming the need all your life.

Example Attachment to the children, it can never go out of your system. However they bring their set of karma and have to act accordingly. Am I as a parent deserve love as a reciprocation? Is my expectation fair? What should I do? Your expectations cannot stand in front of the cycle of karma. Why waste your time on expectations and ego satisfaction? Just go with the flow, see what comes your way, the whole Universe is yours, take what you need from it.

Thoughts on the divine GITA
December 3, 2020

EGO is a symptom of fear. Where does the fear come from? Why did Arjuna tremble in the battle field when he was supposed to be fighting for his rights and justice?

His attachment and passion towards his relatives, cousins, uncles and Gurus, was giving him withdrawl symptoms. He was addicted to his attachment and compulsive emotion that was driven by his love and values.

There is something beyond your attachment and that is the well being of the world and people. If you belong to the human race, it is everyone ‘s responsibility to preserve justice on the earth. We will find out how the Lord turns around the perception of Arjuna and try to fine tune his EGO.

Thoughts on the divine song GITA
December 3, 2020

I asked the question ‘ Why Vishnu for incarnations? Misconception on representations of Gods have to be cleared. Bhrama, the who came out of nothing after the Pralaya, the energy that manifested itself to create the infrastructure of this universe for us, I mean the chosen earth

Shiva gave the life dhaan to enjoy the the world along with the grahas, and many other supportive space shelter. He only appeared in the form of light and adorned a form to give spiritual knowledge.

HOW WILL THE SYSTEM OF BIRTH AND DEATH?

The system of karma was installed by Shiva so the lives on the earth remain self-regulated. VISHNU took it upon himself to sustain the theory of karma. He promised to incarnate himself as and when his devotees suffer and the justice gets failed.

Lord Vishnu showed that all lives are same as he started his incarnation as a fish, to boar to turtle to dwarf to humans. He is everywhere and in every life. He needs your devotion and love to be able to incarnate.

Introduction to the divine song GITA
December 2, 2020

Good and evil are two sides of the same coin for man as the intellect or the sukshama buddhi is given to him due to his good karma. Animals and other species run their lives on basic instincts and their movements are computarized by God. They do not make any karma, as they have no discriminating ability.
Man is awake from within as he is capable of applying his knowledge. He goes to school to learn and retain. He is also taught how to go in the path of righteousness, compassion, serving the poor, application of knowledge.

We still wonder on dharma and adharma, and find excuses for our own evil actions and justify selfish thoughts like “me” mine, my family, my children, my house etc. The awakening of human life is not to identify with only yourself and your family, it is to understand the universal connect and Co existence.

We deviate from our duty and fail to understand the purpose of human life, the world seems evil and we call it kali yuga. The selfishness and the desire to project oneself in wrong ways, secretively wishing bad for people around, wearing a mask of falsehood, unable to see the success of friends are all the other side of good human birth.

In Mahabarath, the most beautiful manual for living skill for human life, shows how the greed and selfishness makes human mind deteorate in trying to take each others lives. Veda Vyas opens the GITA with Dharmakshtra and Kurukshetra, the real conflict of man that destroys the world..

Divine Song Gita – Chapter 1
December 1, 2020

Vasantha Vaikunth

TIMELESS SONG OF LIFE (BHAGAWAT GITA)

Chapter one depicts the actual scene of Kurukshetra that became an inevitable war between the good and the evil. The Kauravas hundred in number, represent the negative forces within man with the aspiration to win over the good.

The plot sounds optimistic with a note that even if man supresses his divine impulses, under the guidance of the Supreme incarnation, one can come out victorious and establish justice.

A constant Mahabharata war is being waged within every one of us at crucial moments in life. Negative energy that gets accumulated usually is mightier while the inner divine army is lesser in number.

Arjuna, our hero is in desperation, grief and shows his weakness in acting and living in the moment.

Dhritarashtra ” What did the sons of Pandu and MY people do when they assembled together on the holy plain of Kurukshetra, O Sanjaya?

The King very clearly shows his meanness when he refers to MY sons and Pandu ‘s sons. Dharmakshetre Kurukshetre, these words refer to the imbalance of the world.

Thought for the Day on GITA
December 1, 2020

The justice we often talk about that we deserve is due to the ego identity that we nurture over a life time. Dharma is something that everyone needs to enjoy in life. We blame God, destiny and many other known factors except our thoughts and action.

Human beings can stretch to any level of injustice as long as they are not caught and judged. Dhritarashtra the blind king had his eyes open to his children and kept blaming his limited sight. Ghandari woman of substance and power kept her eyes closed so she can blame it on the situation. Both of them suffered from obsessive attachment to their children who were adharmis and kept justice only to themselves.

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