Conclusion – The Perfection of Renunciation Part II

The crux of knowledge is explained as follows “O son of Prtha, that understanding by which one knows what ought to be done and what ought not to be done, what is to be feared and what is not to be feared, what is binding and what is liberating, is in the mode of goodness.” At times you may understand, you may know it, it […]

Read Me Leave comment

Conclusion – The Perfection of Renunciation Part I

Chapter 18, of the Bhagavad Gita, this chapter summaries the learning, the absolute truth, it is also my commitment coming to fulfillment of sharing of what has been written in the literature, in its format! The learning is a never ending process, however; what is to learn is truly a learning, This chapter gives us inputs with regards to caste system, interestingly the smoke and […]

Read Me Leave comment

The Divisions of Faith

Chapter 17 from the Bhagavad Gita, 1 more to go for this series! This chapter defines goodness, passion and ignorance. The interesting thing is scriptures from eons years ago have the relevance in our lives even today. The question arises what has changed is me or my faith? “Arjuna inquired: O Krishna, what is the situation of those who do not follow the principles of […]

Read Me Leave comment

The Divine and Demoniac Natures

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Fearlessness; purification of one’s existence; cultivation of spiritual knowledge; charity; self-control; performance of sacrifice; study of the Vedas; austerity; simplicity; nonviolence; truthfulness; freedom from anger; renunciation; tranquility; aversion to faultfinding; compassion for all living entities; freedom from covetousness; gentleness; modesty; steady determination; vigor; forgiveness; fortitude; cleanliness; and freedom from envy and from the passion for honor – these transcendental […]

Read Me 2 Comments

The Yoga of the Supreme Person

Chapter 15, 3 chapters more to go from the Bhagavad Gita. This chapter is interesting in the sense of real, philosophical aspects of living, aims and motives of the living, the take for perishable and imperishable. “The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: It is said that there is an imperishable banyan tree that has its roots upward and its branches down and whose leaves are […]

Read Me Leave comment

The Three Modes of Material Nature

Goodness, Passion and Ignorance the modes of material nature, discussed in the Chapter fourteen from the Bhagavad Gita. What is goodness? What is passion? What is ignorance? Are we actually stuck with either of them, or can we get away from the each of them. The modes are for the good / for the bad, how does it affect the Life cycle of the soul. […]

Read Me Leave comment

Nature, the Enjoyer and Consciousness

Nature, Enjoy-er, Consciousness and Me thirteenth Chapter from the Bhagavad Gita, talks about soul, super soul, the doer and the material world. Arjun said “O my dear Krishna, I wish to know about prakrti (nautre), purusa, (the enjoyer), and the field and the knower of the field, and of knowledge and the object of knowledge” Too many questions? Too many doubts clouding the mind, yet […]

Read Me Leave comment

Devotional Service

Chapter twelve, of the Bhagavad Gita, it starts with Arjuna’s inquisitiveness “Which are considered to be more perfect, those who are always properly engaged in Your devotional service or those who worship the impersonal Brahman, the unmanifested?” Who is more superior? A question which have proved to be deteriorating parasite to say the least in the modern society, however the question is not new! The […]

Read Me Leave comment

The Universal Form

Chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita, The universal form, unknown and beyond the scope of imagination of a human being; makes one fearful. The chapter starts with Arjuna saying to Krishna: ‘By my hearing the instructions you have kindly given me about these most confidential spiritual subjects, my illusion has now dispelled.’ we are not perfect and have partial knowledge of what we know off; […]

Read Me Leave comment

The Opulence of the Absolute

Chapter 10, 8 more to go. Who is Bhagwan (God)? “One who is full of six opulences, i.e. who has full strength, full fame, wealth, knowledge, beauty and renunciation.” So when Krishna had come to earth he had shown all six opulences. Someone may ask what is the source for that Gita clearly states. Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know My […]

Read Me Leave comment