Sunday, May 21, 2017

Greatness of Chapter Six of Bhagwat Gita

Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Six of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 6 of Bhagwat Gita.

In the olden times, there was a beautiful town named Pratishthan-pura on the bank of the Godavari River. There was a popular king named Jana-shrutee who ruled over there. He had many good qualities, and he daily performed an opulent fire sacrifice and many other pious acts, like he gave charity, dug wells and lakes, and so on.

Once some demigods went to the king’s residence in the form of swans. As they flew above his palace, the demigod Bhadra-shwa heard several swans mention Jana-shrutee ’s greatness, but Bhadra-shwa laughed and asked, “Is Jana-shrutee Maharaja as powerful as the great sage Raikwa.”

The king happened to hear the swans’ conversation from the roof of his high palace, and then went down in a happy mood and ordered his charioteer to go out and find Raikwa. Thus ordered, the charioteer departed for holy places. Upon arriving in Kashmir, he saw the sage sitting on a small cart near the door of a temple.

The charioteer fell at Raikwa’s feet and asked him where he lived, what his full name was, and why he was sitting there. Raikwa thought for some time and replied, “I am fully satisfied. I do not require anything.” The charioteer understood and returned at once to Pratishthan-pura. When charioteer arrived, he offered his respects to the king and informed him of all that had taken place. The king then decided to visit the great sage Raikwa. Seated on a beautiful chariot filled with valuable gifts, he left for Kashmir.

When the king finally met Raikwa and had fallen at his feet, he placed many silks and jewels before the sage. The sage, however, became angry and said, “You foolish king! Take these useless things away. Put them on your chariot and leave this place at once.” With great devotion the king fell at Raikwa’s feet again and begged to be forgiven. He asked, “O sage, how have you attained such a level of renunciation and devotion to the Lord?”

Pleased by the king’s submissive attitude,Raikwa replied that he had daily recited the sixth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita. There-after, King Jana-shrutee also began to recite it daily. After some time a flower airplane appeared and took the king to Vaikuntha. Raikwa, in the meantime, had also gone to Vaikuntha, where he engaged in the service of the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord. So that is the greatness of Sixth chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Six of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Self control."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six (6) is entitled "The Yoga of Self control."

This Chapter has a total of 47 verses.

Verses 1 to 4 are about the "Karmayoga" or the Yoga of disinterested Action,described; marks of one who has attained Yoga.

Verses 5 to 10 urges one to uplift the self; describes the marks of the God-Realized soul.

Verses 11 to 32 details the description of Dhyanayoga.

Verses 33 to 36 discusses about the question of Mind-control.

Verses 37 to 47 discusses the fate of one who falls from Yoga; the glory of Dhyanayoga described herewith.

To read complete chapter Six (6) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six (Chapter-6)

Below are some verses from Sixth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

"sa nischayena yoktavyo
yogo ’nirvinna-cetasa
sankalpa-prabhavan kamams
tyaktva sarvan asesatah
manasaivendriya-gramam
viniyamya samantatah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 24)

"Sri Krishna said: One should engage oneself in the practice of yoga with determination and faith and not be deviated from the path. One should abandon, without exception, all material desires born of mental speculation and thus control all the senses on all sides by the mind."

"sanaih sanair uparamed
buddhya dhrti-grhitaya
atma-samstham manah kritva
na kincid api cintayet" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 25)

"Sri Krishna said: Gradually, step by step, one should become situated in trance by means of intelligence sustained by full conviction, and thus the mind should be fixed on the self alone and should think of nothing else."

"yato yato nischalati
manas chanchalam asthiram
tatas tato niyamyaitad
atmany eva vasam nayet" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 26)

"Sri Krishna said: From wherever the mind wanders due to its flickering and unsteady nature, one must certainly withdraw it and bring it back under the control of the self."

"prashanta-manasam hy enam
yoginam sukham uttamam
upaiti santa-rajasam
brahma-bhutam akalmasam" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 27)

"Sri Krishna said: The yogi whose mind is fixed on Me verily attains the highest perfection of transcendental happiness. He is beyond the mode of passion, he realizes his qualitative identity with the God, and thus he is freed from all reactions to past deeds."

"yunjann evam sadatmanam
yogi vigata-kalmasah
sukhena brahma-samsparsham
atyantam sukham asnute" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 28)

"Sri Krishna said: Thus the self-controlled yogi, constantly engaged in yoga practice, becomes free from all material contamination and achieves the highest stage of perfect happiness in transcendental loving service to the Lord."

"sarva-bhuta-stham atmanam
sarva-bhutani chatmani
iksate yoga-yuktatma
sarvatra sama-darshanah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 29)

"Sri Krishna said: A true yogi observes Me in all beings and also sees every being in Me. Indeed, the self-realized human being sees Me, the same God Lord, everywhere."

"yo mam pasyati sarvatra
sarvam cha mayi pasyati
tasyaham na pranasyami
sa cha me na pranasyati" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 30)

"Sri Krishna said: For one who sees Me everywhere and sees everything in Me, I am never lost, nor is he ever lost to Me."

"sarva-bhuta-sthitam yo mam
bhajaty ekatvam asthitah
sarvatha vartamano ’pi
sa yogi mayi vartate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Six verse 31)

"Sri Krishna said: Such a yogi, who engages in the worshipful service of the Super soul, knowing that I and the Super soul are one, remains always in Me in all circumstances."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Greatness of Chapter Five of Bhagwat Gita



Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Five of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 5 of  Bhagwat Gita.

“In the olden times, there was a town named Puru-kutsapura. There lived a Brahmin called Pingla. Although well educated, he lacked interest in studying, and so when he reached youth he gave up his educational pursuits. Instead, he learned to play musical instruments and sing and dance. He became so skilled and famous that the king invited him to live in the palace. But his intimacy with the king made him proud, and he became fond of criticizing others; worse, he took up intoxication and adultery.

Despite his promiscuity, Pingla had a wife named Aruna, who had been born in a low-class family. She too was lusty and promiscuous, and when Pingla discovered this, Aruna murdered him.Thereafter she enjoyed a promiscuous life with other men, but she soon contracted a disease. Her youthful body therefore became ugly, and before long she died. Both husband and wife fell into the deepest regions of hell and suffered tremendously. In their next lives, they both took birth as birds, Pingla a vulture and Aruna a parrot.

One day while the parrot searched for food, the vulture attacked her. The vulture could somehow remember his past life, and he understood that the parrot had been his wife. After a flurry of fighting, both birds fell down and drowned in a human skull filled with water. They were brought before Yamraja, and because they vividly remembered their sins, they were frightened. But Yamraja said, “You are now freed of all sinful reactions and may go to Vaikuntha.”

Dumbfounded, Pingla and Aruna asked Yamraja how persons of their caliber had the right to enter Vaikuntha. Then Yamraja told them about a pure devotee of Lord Vishnu who had daily recited the fifth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita. When this devotee, who was completely free of lust, left his body, he went straight to Vaikuntha. Because of his recitations of Bhagwat Gita his body had also become pure. Therefore, when Pingla and Aruna, as birds, had touched his skull, both of them had achieved freedom from sinful reactions and attained the right to enter Vaikuntha.

After Pingla and Aruna heard the glories of the fifth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita they became overjoyed, and a flower airplane arrived to take them to the spiritual world. So that is the greatness of Fifth chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”

Chapter Five of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Action & Knowledge."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five (5) is entitled "The Yoga of Action & Knowledge." This Chapter has a total of 29 verses.

Verses 1 to 6 are about the "Sankhyayoga" & the Yoga of disinterested action.

Verses 7 to 12 are about the marks of a Sankhyayogi & the Nishkam Karmayogi - their glories described.

Verses 13 to 26 are about the Jnanyoga, or the Yoga of Knowledge.

Verses 27 to 29 are about the Dhyanayoga, or meditation, together with Devotion described.

To read complete chapter Five (5) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five (Chapter-5)

Below are some verses from Fifth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

"jneyah sa nitya-sannyasi
yo na dvesti na kanksati
nirdvandvo hi maha-baho
sukham bandhat pramucyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 3)

"Sri Krishna said: One who neither hates nor desires the fruits of his activities is known to be always renounced. Such a human being, free from all dualities, easily overcomes material bondage and is completely liberated, O mighty-armed Arjuna."

"brahmany adhaya karmani
sangam tyaktva karoti yah
lipyate na sa papena
padma-patram ivambhasa" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 10)

"Sri Krishna said: One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the God, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water."

"yuktah karma-phalam tyaktva
shantim apnoti naisthikim
ayuktah kama-karena
phale sakto nibadhyate" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 12)

"Sri Krishna said: The steadily devoted soul attains unadulterated peace because he offers the result of all activities to Me; whereas a human being who is not in union with the Divine, who is greedy for the fruits of his labour, becomes entangled."

"na prahrsyet priyam prapya
nodvijet prapya chapriyam
sthira-buddhir asammudho
brahma-vid brahmani sthitah" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Five verse 20)

"Sri Krishna said: A human being who neither rejoices upon achieving something pleasant nor laments upon obtaining something unpleasant, who is self-intelligent, who is not bewildered, and who knows the science of God, is already situated in God."

Jai Shri Krishna

Sunday, May 07, 2017

See, how Sins are destroyed by reading Chapter Four of Bhagwat Gita

Here below are explained the Virtues of Chapter Four of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how Sins are destroyed by reading Chapter Four of Bhagwat Gita.

“Once there was a saint named Bharat, who lived on the bank of the Ganges. There the devoted Bharat daily recited the fourth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita.

Once, Bharat went on pilgrimage to the town of Tapodhana and saw a Deity of Lord Krishna. On his way to home he rested beneath two fruit trees, using the root of one as a pillow and the root of the other as a foot-rest. There, as usual, he recited the fourth chapter. When Bharat left that place, both trees dried up and died. The two souls living in those trees took their next births as daughters of a pious Brahmin.

When the girls reached seven years of age, they went on pilgrimage and happened to meet the great sage Bharat. Upon seeing him, they fell at his feet and said in sweet words, “O Maharaja Bharat, by your mercy we were freed from the forms of trees.” Bharat heard this with surprise. Then the girls narrated their story to Bharat.

“Dear Sir Bharat, in a previous life we were Apsaras, heavenly nymphs. Once, we were ordered by Lord Indra (King of heaven) to cause the fall down of the sage Satyatapa, who was performing difficult austerities on the bank of the river Godavari. Satyatapa had complete control over his senses and had become so advanced in devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead that Brahma the creator of the universe, daily visited him to inquire from him about devotional service.

But Lord Indra (King of heaven) was displeased to see Satyatapa’s purity and elevation. Lord Indra got worried that this powerful sage would one day want to usurp the position of king of heaven. To prevent this, Lord Indra sent us to the bank of the Godavari. There we danced provocatively to sexually agitate the sage and seduce him and Satyatapa cursed us, saying, ‘You both go and become fruit trees on the bank of the river Ganga.

Upon hearing his curse, we fell at his feet and begged forgiveness, for we had
acted merely as Lord Indra’s servants. When Satyatapa saw our repentant attitude, he became pleased and told us we would live as trees only until Maharaja Bharat came in contact with us. He also blessed us that we would be able to remember our previous lives.”

Reminding Bharat that he had rested between two fruit trees, the two girls said they had heard his recitation of the fourth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita, After being freed from that form of life, they said, they had been born in a family of devotees. Since then they had lost all desire to enjoy this world. They had carefully been reciting the fourth chapter of the Bhagwat Gita daily
and thus had attained devotion to the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu.”

Chapter Four of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Knowledge ,as well as, the disciplines of Action & Knowledge."

On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwad Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.

Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four (4) is entitled "The Yoga of Knowledge ,as well as, the disciplines of Action & Knowledge." This Chapter has a total of 42 verses.

Verses 1 to 18 are about the Glory of God (Lord Krishna) with attributes; Karmayoga, or selfless action, described herein.

Verses 19 to 23 are about the conduct of Yogis and Sages, its glory described herein.

Verses 24 to 32 are about the different forms of sacrifices and it's fruits described herein.

Verses 33 to 42 are about the glory of Knowledge described herein.

To read complete chapter Four (4) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation.......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four (Chapter-4)

Below are some verses from Fourth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:

"yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya
tadatmanam srjamy aham" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 7)

"Sri Krishna said: Whenever and wherever there is a decline in virtue/religious practice, O Arjuna, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself, i.e. I manifest Myself as an embodied being."

"paritranaya sadhunam
vinasaya cha duskritam
dharma-samsthapanarthaya
sambhavami yuge yuge" (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Four verse 8)

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

Jai Shri Krishna

Saturday, May 06, 2017