In the Bhagavad Gita.
Dear ones, after my emergency surgery, I got burning fever which leaves one in a trance. I think of the great musicians, who were in a state of trance when creating music. I am barely conscious but my favourite hymn comes into my mind “Morning has Broken”. Please listen to it. Continue reading
True liberation is freedom from attachments, desires and fears. It is the Yogic path which will lead us. The passage to Nirodha, to the state of Samadhi is not an easy voyage. It requires sadhana, self-discipline and wholehearted commitment. The change from tamo guna and rajo guna to sattva guna is a basic step. Continue reading
Women, men and non-binary. I am addressing all of you, dear ones. What images do we have of ourselves? The image of men has not changed at all. They can be dressed in fine clothes with gold fountain pens in their pockets and brief cases made of the finest fabrics. Women and non-binary are the ones, whose image keeps changing. Continue reading
Which comes first? Desire or anger? Desire is an intense feeling of wanting, possessing. Anger is rage, fury, wrath. Desire can be converted into anger.
Arjuna asked Krishna, how have desire and anger come into existence? What makes them grow? What is their nature and what is their role? How are they born? What is the cause of their growth? What is their nature? What is their effect, when they are full blown? Continue reading
Who can question God’s will? It is the most powerful force, which rules and conducts every single activity, form, formless, visible and invisible. Maya is his play and when we are under the influence of maya, we become remote from divine will. Continue reading
What is the definition of sadhana? Sadhana means a dedicated practice. It originates from the Sanskrit word, sadhana (dedication) to an aim, from sadh bring about. It refers to a daily spiritual practice. Technically it represents a disciplined surrendering of the ego, in which the practitioner uses tools such as asana, pranayama, meditation and chanting on a daily basis. Continue reading
Swami Sivananda’s mission and vision was to make people aware of the divine life. He said that material stuff was only one end of the spectrum. In order to experience the evolution of our consciousness, we had to live a healthy life. A healthy life was a balanced body and mind. Continue reading
There are seven seas within this water pot (body)
Some are sweet, some are salty.
In this body there are nine hundred thousand jewels,
Some are emeralds, some are diamonds, some are pearls.
O avadhoot! There is blinding darkness within this pot.
The creator is within. – Kabirdas
Having become the fire of life, as Vaishvanara, I (atma) reside in the body of all living beings, and united with Prana and Apana, it is I who digest and assimilate the four kinds of food. – Bhagavad Gita (15:14) Sri Krishna
Guna means virtue and each one of us is blessed with three gunas. They emerge from Prakriti creating the essential aspects of all nature—matter, energy and consciousness. These are tamas (darkness and chaos), rajas (activity and passion) and sattva (beingness and harmony). These gunas are constantly in flux and they are responsible for creating maya (illusion). As human beings we can consciously alter our levels of gunas in our body and mind. Continue reading
Most of us do not think about it. It is a mundane exercise, performed by us 24/7. Now my dear ones, I am going to startle and shock you. There is a pause between our inhalation and exhalation and after. What is this pause? Can you account for it? It has gone forever from our lives. Continue reading
According to the Bhagavad Gita.
- Whatever you do in a daily life, do not bother about the results. Krishna says that we should focus on our karma (actions).
- Be objective in every action.
- Embrace love, compassion and faith in life.
- Have faith in yourself and take simple steps daily.
- Accept change, it is a part of life.
- Meditate for five minutes at least daily.
- Try to understand your food habits and change them if needed.
- Practice self-observation.
- Identify your fears, let them go and just focus on karma.
- Focus on the fact that we are equal.
- Connect with nature, people and the whole universe.
Quotes from the Bhagwada Gita,
One is dearest to God who has no enemies among the living beings, who is nonviolent to all creatures. I look upon all creatures equally; none are less dear to me and none more dear. But those who worship me with love live in me, and I come to life in them.
He alone who truly sees the Lord the same in every creature… seeing the same Lord everywhere, he does not harm himself or others.
Be fearless and pure; never waver in your determination or your dedication to the spiritual life. Give freely. Be self-controlled, sincere, truthful, loving and full of desire to serve… Learn to be detached and to take joy in renunciation. Do not get angry or harm any living creature, but be compassionate and gentle; show good will to all. Cultivate vigour, patience, will, purity; avoid malice and pride. Then you will achieve your destiny.
Proverbs about love are universal.
Love understands all languages. – Romanian
Love has to be shown by deeds, not words. – Swahili
The heart that loves is always young. – Greek
The course of true love never did run smooth. – William Shakespeare.
In the Gita, Krishna said there are various paths for spiritual progress—karma yoga, jnana yoga, dhyana yoga and bhakti yoga. He also mentions throughout his discourses that there is a secret message; a secret that only a heart filled with love can fathom. (Bhagavad Gita 4.3)
The Gita is essentially a revelation of divinity’s love for humanity as well as a love call for humanity’s love for reciprocal love for divinity. Let us tread the path of love as revealed by Krishna. Let us love and be loved. – Swami Prabhupada.
For those who have conquered the mind, it is their friend. For those who have failed to do so, the mind works like an enemy. – Bhagavad Gita 6.6
My dear ones, attend to your mind, liberate it by banishing anger, hate and fears. Open the doors of love.
Aim Hrim Klim
Yes, do read the Bhagavad Gita whenever you get time. But, my child, this life itself is a ‘never-ending’-Gita. Study this wonderful-life-Gita and put the same into practice. Continue reading