Saturday, April 28, 2018

Sankya Yoga -Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Second Chapter

Bhagavad Gita Second chapter – Sankya Yoga 

Bhagawan Shri Krishna has seen Arjuna, who is crying 

Bhagawan Krishna: A wise person is not supposed to think like this. Remove this weakness from your heart and stand up.

Arjuna: How can I fight with the respectable persons like Bhishma and Drona?  I am unable to understand what is dharma and what is adharma. I am your sishya ( student) so please teach me.

Bhagawan Krishna: You are thinking about the things which you are not supposed to think. A wise person will not think about the people whether alive or dead

How a person experiences balyam(child age), yavanam(teenage), vruddhapyam(old age). Changing of body also happens in the same way. Means after death, soul will take a new body. Soul cannot be destroyed by anyone.

sankya yoga bhagavad gita
sankya yoga bhagavad gita

Sensations which are caused by indriyas are the reason for happiness and sadness. One should bare them. So Arjuna get up and do the war. How a person changes his clothes when they become dirty, in the same way soul will change the body.

A person who is struck in the cage of luxuries will never get the gyan( real knowledge).

You have the right to do the karma, but you don’t have the right on the fruits of karma. Don’t become the reason for fruits of karma and at the same time don’t stop doing karmas. Be in a stable state and leave the attachment. See both the good and bad results in the same way.

Do your work but don’t get attachment with the work or result. Become sthithapragna by seeing everything as equal.

Arjuna: what are the qualities of sthithapragna?

Bhagawan Shri Krishna: one who will not be sad in bad times and who will not be excited by luxuries , one who has given up affections, fear, anger is called sthithapragna.

 If someone think about things (good, bad or anything universe) then slowly it will develop relation. Because of relation kamam(desire) and then anger will be born.

Because of anger you will experience a kind of shock which leads to destruction of bhuddi (thinking power to differentiate good and bad) which leads to the complete destruction of the person.

One who will leave affection and enmity and keep his mind in control will enjoy the peace even though he is in disturbed world.

Arjuna vishada yoga - Bhagavad gita chapter one

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita First chapter – Arjuna Vishada Yoga

Bhagavad Gita starts with Arjuna vishada yoga. It starts with Drutharashtra(father of kauravas) asking  Sanjaya( who got a boon from Vedavyas to see kurukshetra war from any place) what pandavas and kauravas doing in kurukshetra(war field). Sanjaya starts explaining both armies. Everyone in the war field has blown their shank and are ready to start the war.

Then Arjuna asked lord Krishna to take the chariot in between the two armies so that he can view kaurava army. Lord Krishna has taken the chariot in between both the armies and stopped the chariot and asked Arjuna to look at Bhishma , Dronacharya and other important kings.

arjuna vishada yoga bhagavad gita
arjuna vishada yoga bhagavad gita

Then Arjuna saw his grandfather (Bhishma) , guru(Dronacharya),brothers , friends, sons(brother sons),relatives standing in kaurava army. Seeing all this people, Arjuna was struck by grief and started speaking to lord Krishna.

Arjuna : Hey Krishna after seeing my people Iam unable to think, my mouth is getting dried, I am unable to stand, my gandiva(bow) is slipping from my hand.

Keshava(lord Krishna) Iam unable to understand what good is going to happen by killing our own people.

Hey Krishna, I don’t want victory, I don’t want kingdom, I don’t want luxuries. There is no use in enjoying these things after killing our own people.

We have committed a big sin by getting ready to kill our own people for the sake of kingdom. I will leave my weapon, even if the kauravas kill me it will do good to me.

After saying all this Arjuna fell down in his seat and started crying. With this Arjuna  vishada yoga has been completed.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

shrimad bhagavad gita - Introduction/Importance

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita – Introduction/Importance

Bhagavad Gita means which is said by bhagavan (god) himself. Bhagavad Gita is also known as Gitopanishad as it is the essence of vedic knowledge and the most important Upanishad in vedic literature. Bhagavat Gita is a part of Mahabharata. It was told by bhagavan Shri Krishna to his devotee Arjuna, before the start of Kurukshetra war. Bhagavat Gita consists of 18 chapters and 700 slokas.

Krishna arjuna bhagavad gita importance
Krishna arjuna bhagavad gita importance

Bhagavad Gita starts with Arjuna vishada yoga and ends with moksha-sanyasa yoga. Every human starts his life with crying (after a kid is born first thing he do is crying) and moksha being the ultimate goal where he has to reach.

So Arjuna vishada yoga represents the birth of a human and moksha yoga represents the ultimate goal one should reach. So 18 chapters in Bhagavat Gita represents the 18 steps a human should climb to reach his ultimate goal,moksha.

Being a human we are supposed to reach the ultimate goal moksha and Bhagavat Gita is the guide which teaches us how to reach that goal. So reading and most importantly following Gita is must for every human.

List of 18 chapters in Bhagavad Gita (chapter names)

  1. Arjuna vishada Yoga
  2. Sankhya Yoga
  3. Karma Yoga
  4. Jnana Yoga
  5. Sanyasa Yoga
  6. Atma Yoga
  7. Jnana Vigyana Yoga
  8. Akshara para brahma Yoga
  9. Raja Yoga
  10. Vibhuti Yoga
  11. Vishwarupa pradarshana Yoga
  12. Bhakthi Yoga
  13. Kshetra Kshetragna Vibhaaga Yoga
  14. Gunatraya Vibhaaga Yoga
  15. Purushottama Yoga
  16. Daiva asura Sampad Vibhaaga Yoga
  17. Shraddha Traya Vibhaaga Yoga
  18. Moksha Sanyasa Yoga

So friends read, understand and follow all this 18 yogas told by bhagawan shri krishna which will for sure help you in getting Moksha. Above all chapters of Bhagavat Gita are explained in an easy and short form for easy understanding of everyone in next posts. Certainly it will help you in understanding the Bhagavad gita

Also read Navavidha Bhakti.

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Best sayings of Swami Vivekananda which are very important in life

21 best sayings of Swami Vivekananda

1. Take risks in your life, if you win, you can lead! if you lose, you can guide.

2.  Meditation can turn fools into sages, but unfortunately, fools never meditate

3. In a conflict between the heart and brain, follow your heart

4. Talk to yourself once a day. Otherwise, you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world

5. All power is within you , you can do anything and everything

21 best quotes of swami vivekananda
21 best quotes of swami Vivekananda

6. We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care of what you think.

7. The greatest sin is to think yourself weak. So always think yourself strong.

8. Think of God all the time and that will purify you 

9. Believing others is easy but believing in yourself is the real challenge

10. Do not wait for anybody or anything, do what you can, build your hope on none.

11. A man is not poor even if he doesn’t have a rupee but a man is really poor if he doesn’t have a dream and ambition

12. The calmer we are and the less disturbed our nerves, the more shall we love and the better will be our work.

13. Neither money pays, nor name, nor fame, nor learning, it is a character that can break walls of difficulties

14. There is only one difference between dream and aim. Dream requires effortless sleep and aim requires sleepless efforts. So sleep for dreams and wake up for aims.

best quotes of swami vivekananda
best quotes of swami vivekananda

15. You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but our own soul.

16. Throw away all weakness. Tell your body that it is strong. Tell your mind that it is strong and have unbound faith and hope in yourself.

17. When you are doing any work do it as worship and devote your whole life to it for the time being

18. Heart is very good fertilizer, so anything we plant – love, hate, fear, hope, revenge, jealousy; surely grows and bears fruit. We have to decide what to harvest.

19. Have faith in yourself – all power is within you. Even the poison of a snake is powerless if you can firmly deny it.

20.Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, and every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

Also read Achieve success the Bhagiratha way

21. Do not hate anyone, because that hatred that comes out from you, will come back to you in long run. If you love, that love will come back to you in long run.

So friends follow the sayings of Swami Vivekananda

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