Bhagavad-Gita - the Song of God! Eternal message of spiritual wisdom!
- Author Hema Selamberam
- Published May 19, 2020
- Word count 1,070
Bhagavad Gita is the highest transcendental knowledge spoken by Lord Krishna himself. That is to say, the sacred Word of God - is a dialogue between Krishna, and his disciple, Arjuna.
At any time, I undergo adversities or inquiries in life I will open whichever page and read and be absorbed in the verse. It inevitably left me feeling tranquil, reposeful and lucid. I regard this holy Gita as a vade mecum to my life.
How Bhagavad Gita has metamorphosed my life, I cannot even verbalise. It has altered my line of thoughts, my faith in myself, my comprehension of life, put into perspective what is genuinely good for me and my buildout, how to stay balanced and equipoised in all condition of life and face circumstances diligently together with living for a higher purpose and service to others as well as the fundamental values of being a good, pure soul and human.
The Bhagavad Gita is gripping in how it addresses the requisite of action and physical enhancement but how these activities should be engaged in without aspiring explicitly for results, but instead focusing on the value that is intrinsic to the action itself.
Besides, it keeps everything in perspective by reminding me to offer my effort to God, to see my work as a service to others, and to not worry about what happens after that.
Holy Gita has instructed me to be valiant and pure as the driven snow, never waver in my resolution or my dedication to the spiritual life.
The path of spiritual realization is indubitably difficult. The Lord therefore advises us to approach a bona fide spiritual master in the line of disciple succession from the Lord Himself. A bona fide spiritual master is by nature very kind toward the disciple. Therefore when the student is submissive and is always ready to render service, the reciprocation of knowledge and inquiries becomes perfect. By the mercy of guru and Krishna, the knowledge becomes manifest in our lives, it becomes real.
By reading this sacred knowledge of Gita, you will see that all living beings are parts of the Supreme or in another word ‘they are mine’.
On top of that, Holy Gita has enlightened me that nothing can remain the same even for a short period, in the world of objects where change alone is the changeless law in to Having understood this infinite nature of changeable objects of the world, wherein every one of them has a beginning and an end, on no occasion need a wise man despair the least things THAT ARE, or of things THAT ARE NOT. Heat and cold, success or failure, pain and joy- none of these can be everlasting. It is the attitude of wise to go through life, both in joy and sorrow, in success and failure, in pain and joy, with the constant awareness, "Even this will pass away" along with calm endurance, both in pleasure and pain, is a condition necessary for the knowledge of the true Self; this is the Self-realisation, as expounded in the ‘Upanishadic’ lore.
As stated by Krishna, this life is just a fantasy of those souls that have attached themselves to false things, to the worldly pleasures and to all things that signify dualities. Once the soul disenthrall himself from all fetters of attachments and aversions, it attains ultimate moksha. Bhagavad Gita is a philosophical exposition of Krishna’s life. It is a formula to ultimate freedom, knowledge and bliss.
When you are situated in the boat of transcendental knowledge, you will be able to cross over the ocean of miseries. In this world there’s nothing so sublime and pure as transcendental knowledge. Such knowledge is a mature fruit of all mysticism and one who has become accomplished in the practice of devotional service, enjoy this knowledge within himself in due course of time. A faithful man who is dedicated to transcendental knowledge and who subdue to senses is eligible to achieve such knowledge and having achieved it, he/she quickly attain the supreme spiritual peace!
Bhagavad Gita is not for any specific religion, it’s a UNIVERSAL TEXT FOR THE SOUL!
The Bhagavad Gita is for ALL!
I often get asked about how a text so old is even applicable to our generation anymore. Well all I can say is wisdom is timeless and for as long as we have souls in our bodies, these words and teaching will always be relevant.
Overall, reading the Gita has inspired me to seek the truth in all religions and spiritual philosophies. Finding the principles in the Gita that are common to my own beliefs was enlightening.
I have read many versions of the Bhagavad Gita but I personally found greater understanding and connection to the Bhagavad Gita by Swami Chinmayananda
For the spiritual seeker, the Veda is the only source of True Knowledge, and every one must necessarily go to the sacred book for that knowledge and wisdom.
I live and breathe the values taught in the Holy Gita and is a constant reminder of what truly living a spiritual life looks like.
The entire Bhagavad Gita is one of the finest spiritual scripture I have ever gone through.
I’ll end this with some of my favourite verses:
vidyā-vinaya-sampanne brāhmaṇe gavi hastini
śhuni chaiva śhva-pāke cha paṇḍitāḥ sama-darśhinaḥ (Bhagavad Gita 5.18)
"The one who is endowed with knowledge and humbleness, sees the following with same vision : a brahmin, a cow, an elephant , a dog and a dog-eater."
duḥkheṣhv-anudvigna-manāḥ sukheṣhu vigata-spṛihaḥ
vīta-rāga-bhaya-krodhaḥ sthita-dhīr munir uchyate (Bhagavad Gita 2.56)
The sage, whose mind is unruffled in suffering, whose desire is not roused by enjoyment, who is without attachment, anger or fear - take him to be one who stands at that lofty level.
karmaṇy-evādhikāras te mā phaleṣhu kadāchana
mā karma-phala-hetur bhūr mā te saṅgo ’stvakarmaṇi (Bhagavad Gita 2.47)
"You have a right to perform your prescribed duties, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your actions. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, nor be attached to inaction."
"The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument" -The Bhagavad Gita
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