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Digest #4627
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
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Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna

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Wed Apr 4, 2018 10:36 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

The mansion called life must be built on strong foundations. The pursuit of artha (wealth) and kama (desire) for objects and welfare, must be regulated by Dharma (righteousness). Dharma fosters those who foster it (Dharmo rakshati rakshitah). The strongest foundation is ever-present faith in God. Some may ask, "If God is Almighty, why is He not patent?" Well, God reveals Himself only to those who yearn for an answer, not to those who ask with impudence or ignorance. God is patent only in every transparent heart that is not clouded by egoism or attachment. The string of the rosary is patent only in the crystal beads, not on the coral or rudraksha beads, though it runs through these latter too. All the thousands of individuals here before Me now are so many thousand flowers, strung on that one thread, Brahman (Divinity). In Brahman, you all find unity, the unity you have missed, because you were engrossed in your own separateness.




Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:20 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

You must offer the Lord, not the flowers that plants grow; that will reward the plant, not you! The Lord wants you to offer the lotus that blooms in the lake of your heart, the fruit that ripens on the tree of your earthly career, not the lotus and the fruit available in the marketplace! You may ask, "Where can we find the Lord?" Well, He has given His address, in Chapter 18, Sloka 61 of the Bhagavad Gita. He declares, "O Arjuna, the Lord resides in the heart of all beings" (Ishwara Sarva Bhutanam hriddese, Arjuna, thisthathi). Now, after knowing this, how can you look down on any living being in contempt or how can you revel in hating or indulge in the pastime of ridiculing? Every individual is charged with the Divine Presence, moved by Divine attributes. Love, honour, friendliness - these are what each one deserves from you. Give these in full measure.



Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:29 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

The conquest of the ego is a hard task; years of persistent effort are needed to get success in this endeavour. Think of this example – have you tried to break the coconut as soon as it comes from the coconut tree? The shell is covered compactly by a coat of fibre. You cannot break the nut by hitting even with a crowbar. Take off the fibrous armour, then breaking it is easy. When you take a coconut to be offered in the temple, you remove the fibre, and then offer it to God by breaking it into two halves. This is the symbol for destroying the ego and surrendering to the Lord. So also in life, you must remove the fibre of desire for sense-objects and then, go before the Lord devoid of desire and anger (kama and krodha); there you declare that you are egoless by breaking the coconut into two. You are then accepted!



Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:14 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

One first principle which has a power to appear as many

Grant Summerville




Sri Ramanopadesa Noonmalai

(The Teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi)




Word by word in English

Meaning : Sri Sadhu Om

Translation : Michael James




Ulladu Narpadu - (The Reality in Forty Verses)




1. Because we, who are joined with sight, see the world, accepting one principle (or 'first thing') which has a manifold power is indispensable. The picture of names and forms, the seer, the co-existing screen and the pervading light – all these are He, who is Self.




Explanatory paraphrase : Because we, the ego or individual, whose adjunct-nature is the faculty to see things as other than 'I', see this world of multiplicity, it is indispensable for us to accept the existence of one first principle which has a power to appear as many. This world-picture, which consists merely of names and forms, the seer of this picture, the screen or supporting base upon which this picture appears, and the pervading light which illumines this picture – all these are only He, that one first principle, who is none other than the real Self.




(to be continued)



Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:39 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Restraining the mind from going outside [through the senses]

Grant Summerville




Guru Vachaka Kovai

(The Garland of Guru's Sayings) by Sri Muruganar

Translation and Commentary Sri Sadhu Om & Michael James




Guru Vachaka Kovai is the most profound, comprehensive and reliable collection of the sayings of Sri Ramana, recorded in 1255 Tamil verses composed by Sri Muruganar, with an additional 42 verses composed by Sri Ramana. Each of the stanzas composed by Sri Muruganar embodies one of the actual sayings of Sri Bhagavan, and all of them were shown to Sri Bhagavan, who approved them and wherever necessary corrected them.




69. Self-enquiry




387. By destroying the mischievous and frisky ego through the enquiry, "Who is this 'I' who sees the outside world through the deceitful senses?" , to remain permanently in Mei-Jnana-Para- Nishta is truly the means for one to attain Liberation.




Mei-Jnana-Para- Nishta means the supreme abidance as the true knowledge.




388. The individual who enquires into his real nature, "Who am I?", will die as the 'I'-less Self.




Sadhu Om: This is like saying, "The river will die as the ocean"; i.e. the ego will die through enquiry, and That which will survive its death is the 'I'-less Self.




389. Restraining the mind from going outside [through the senses], and fixing it always in its Source, Self, which is known as the Heart, so that the vain 'I'-thought will not rise again, is the Atma-Vichara [Self-enquiry] .




Sadhu Om: Refer to Who am I? where it is said, "….... Always keeping the mind fixed in Self – that alone is Atma-Vichara …"



Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:15 am (PDT) . Posted by:

swamypvap

We pray to Prabhu Rama for Anugraham as part of any Pooja(worship) as Prabhu Rama defused the demon Ravana who happened to be the most powerful human bomb to the existence of Jagath. Thus Rama is Loka Abhiraamam and
Sri Rama Raksha is Sarva Jagath Raksha
Keeping this truth in mind, We recite the following Slokam seeking Daasaradhi Daya
Aapadamapahartaram
Daataram sarva sampadaam
lokaabhi Raamam Sri Raamam
bhuyo bhuyo namaamyaham.
Immediately after doing the above Praarthana, we pray to Mata Eswari in any worship for grace because Jagath Pita Eswara defused the deadliest poison (chemical bomb) to save the Jagath at the instance of Jagath Mata who is holding Maangalyam as tied by Eswara (Anantam). Thus it is Aadharam(basis) for all Mangalamulu. Keeping this spirit in mind we recite the following Slokam seeking Mata Gauri Krupa.
Sarva-Manggala-Maanggalye Shive Sarvaartha-Saadhike
Sharannye Trya[i-A]mbake Gauri Naaraayanni Namo[ah-A]stu Te

Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:48 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Greatness of Chapter Fifteen of Bhagwat Gita




Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Fifteen of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 15 of the Bhagwat Gita.




"Lord Siva said, "My dear Parvati, now I will tell you the glories of the Fifteenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita, kindly listen carefully.




In Gauda-desa, there was a king of the name Narasingha. He was so powerful that he was able to defeat the demigods. The commander of his army was known by the name Sarabhmerund. He was very greedy and along with the prince, he planned to kill the king, and become the ruler of Gauda-desa. But before he was able to carry out his plan, he got cholera and very quickly died. After that he took his next birth as a horse in the country known as Sindhu. That horse was very beautiful and was very fast at running. He had all the qualities of a prize horse. One day, the son of a very rich man of Gauda-desa saw that horse and decided to buy him with the intention of selling him to the king of Gauda-desa. After having purchased that horse, he took him to the capital of Gauda-desa, When he reached the city he went straight to the palace of the king and requested the guards to inform the king of his arrival.




When he came before the king, the king inquired from him, "What has brought you here?" That business man replied, "Oh, king, in Sindhu I found a horse of the highest quality and it's equal cannot be found in the whole universe. I paid very much money for it". The king ordered, "Bring that horse immediately." That horse was very quickly brought before the king who became very pleased with the high qualities of the horse. After having examined the horse, the king paid to that businessman whatever amount he had requested without thinking twice.




After some days the king decided to go hunting. Riding that horse, he set off for the forest, where he saw a deer, to which he immediately gave chase.. Following behind that deer, he followed in every direction it turned. After some time he left the rest of his party far behind. After chasing for a long time and becoming very tired and thirsty, he stopped to take rest. He tied the horse to the branch of a tree and he himself sat down on a large rock.




After a little while he saw a piece of parchment blowing in the wind and land next to him on the rock. On that piece of parchment was written half a sloka of the Fifteenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita. The king started to read, and as the first sound came out of his mouth, that horse fell down to the ground and gave up that horse-body. He attained a transcendental four-armed form and immediately sat down in a flower-airplane, which had come from Vaikuntha to take him to that transcendental abode Vaikuntha.




The king noticed that close by; there was a beautiful ashram, which was surrounded by fruit-trees. Sitting in that ashram was a brahmin who had complete control over his senses. The king offered respects to that brahmin and with folded hands inquired from him, "How was it possible that my horse was able to attain Vaikuntha?" The brahmin, whose name was Vishnu-Sharma, replied, "Oh, king, previously, you had a commander-in chief of your army, who was known by the name Sarabhmerund. He had planned along with the prince to usurp you from your throne. Before he was able to, he got cholera and died, after which he took birth as that horse. By chance he heard some words from the Fifteenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita and attained Vaikuntha."




The king offered his respects to that brahmin and returned to his capital and again and again read what was written on that parchment. After a short time he installed his son as the king of Gauda-desa and himself went off to the forest, where he recited regularly the Fifteenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita and very quickly, attained the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu.

So that is the greatness of chapter Fifteen of Bhagwat Gita."




Chapter Fifteen of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of the Supreme Person."




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 Fifteen (15) is entitled "The Yoga of the Supreme Person." This Chapter has a total of 20 verses.




Verses 1 to 6 are about the description of the Universe as a tree and the means of God-Realization.




Verses 7 to 11 are about the Jivatma, or the Individual soul.




Verses 12 to 15 are about the God & His Glory described.




Verses 16 to 20 describe about the Perishable (bodies of all beings), the imperishable (Jivatma) and the Supreme Person.




To read complete Chapter Fifteen (15) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen (Chapter-15)




Below are some verses from chapter Fifteen of Bhagwat Gita:




"sri-bhagavan uvacha

urdhva-mulam adhah-sakham

ashvattham prahur avyayam

chandamsi yasya parnani

yas tam veda sa veda-vit"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 1)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, It is said that there is an imperishable banyan tree that has its roots upward and its branches down and whose leaves are the Vedic hymns. One who knows this tree is the knower of the Vedas."




"adhas cordhvam prasrtas tasya sakha

guna-pravrddha visaya-pravalah

adhas cha mulany anusantatani

karmanubandhini manushya-loke"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 2)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The branches of this tree extend downward and upward, nourished by the three modes of material nature. The twigs are the objects of the senses. This tree also has roots going down, and these are bound to the fruit producing actions of human beings."




"na rupam asyeha tathopalabhyate

nanto na chadir na cha sampratishtha

ashvattham enam su-virudha-mulam

asanga-sastrena drdhena chittva"




"tatah padam tat parimargitavyam

yasmin gata na nivartanti bhuyah

tam eva chadyam purusham prapadye

yatah pravrttih prasrta purani"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 3-4)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The real form of this tree cannot be perceived in this world. No one can understand where it ends, where it begins, or where its foundation is. But with determination one must cut down this strongly rooted tree with the weapon of detachment. Thereafter, one must seek that place from which, having gone, one never returns, and there surrender to that God Lord from whom everything began and from whom everything has extended since time immemorial."




"nirmana-moha jita-sanga-dosa

adhyatma-nitya vinivrtta-kamah

dvandvair vimuktah sukha-duhkha-samjnair

gacchanty amudhah padam avyayam tat"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 5)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Those who are free from false prestige, illusion and false association, who understand the eternal, who are done with material lust, who are freed from the dualities of happiness and distress, and who, un-bewildered, know how to surrender unto the God. That Person attain to that eternal kingdom."




"na tad bhasayate suryo

na sasanko na pavakah

yad gatva na nivartante

tad dhama paramam mama"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 6)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, That God abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by fire. Those who reach it never return to this material world."




"mamaivamso jiva-loke

jiva-bhutah sanatanah

manah-sasthanindriyani

prakriti-sthani karshati"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 7)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The living entities in this conditioned world are My eternal fragmental parts. Due to conditioned life, they are struggling very hard with the six senses, which include the mind."




"sariram yad avapnoti

yac chapy utkramatishvarah

grhitvaitani samyati

vayur gandhan ivasayat"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 8)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The living entity in the material world carries his different conceptions of life from one body to another as the air carries aromas. Thus he takes one kind of body and again quits it to take another."




"srotram chaksuh sparshanam cha

rasanam ghranam eva cha

adhisthaya manas chayam

visayan upasevate"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 9)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The living entity, thus taking another gross body, obtains a certain type of ear, eye, tongue, nose and sense of touch, which are grouped about the mind. He thus enjoys a particular set of sense objects."




"utkramantam sthitam vapi

bhunjanam va gunanvitam

vimudha nanupasyanti

pasyanti jnana-chaksusah"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 10)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The foolish cannot understand how a living entity can quit his body, nor can they understand what sort of body he enjoys under the spell of the modes of nature. But one whose eyes are trained in knowledge can see all this."




"yatanto yoginas chainam

pasyanty atmany avasthitam

yatanto 'py akritatmano

nainam pasyanty acetasah"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 11)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The endeavoring transcendentalists, who are situated in self-realization, can see all this clearly. But those whose minds are not developed and who are not situated in self-realization cannot see what is taking place, though they may try to."




"yad aditya-gatam tejo

jagad bhasayate 'khilam

yac chandramasi yac chagnau

tat tejo viddhi mamakam"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 12)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The splendor of the sun, which dissipates the darkness of this whole world, comes from Me. And the splendor of the moon and the splendor of fire are also from Me."




"gama-vishya cha bhutani

dharayamy aham ojasa

pusnami chausadhih sarvah

somo bhutva rasatmakah"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 13)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, And entering the earth, it is I who sustain all beings by My power; & becoming the nectarean moon, I nourish all plants."




"aham vaisvanaro bhutva

praninam deham asritah

pranapana-samayuktah

pachamy annam chatur-vidham"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 14)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, I am the fire of digestion in the bodies of all living entities, and I join with the air of life, outgoing and incoming, to digest the four kinds of foodstuff."




"sarvasya chaham hridi sannivisto

mattah smritir jnanam apohanam cha

vedais cha sarvair aham eva vedyo

vedanta-krd veda-vid eva chaham"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 15)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedanta, and I am the knower of the Vedas."




"dvav imau purushau loke

ksharas chakshara eva cha

ksharah sarvani bhutani

kuta-stho 'kshara ucyate"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 16)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, There are two classes of beings, the fallible and the infallible. In the material world every living entity is fallible, and in the spiritual world every living entity is called infallible."




"uttamah purushas tv anyah

paramatmety udahrtah

yo loka-trayam avisya

bibharty avyaya ishvarah"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 17)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Besides these two, there is the greatest living personality, the God Soul, the imperishable Lord Himself, who has entered the three worlds and is maintaining them."




"yasmat ksharam atito 'ham

aksharad api cottamah

ato 'smi loke vede cha

prathitah purushottamah"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 18)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Because I am transcendental, beyond both the fallible and the infallible, and because I am the greatest, I am celebrated both in the world and in the Vedas as that God Person."




"yo mam evam asammudho

janati purushottamam

sa sarva-vid bhajati mam

sarva-bhavena bharata"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 19)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Whoever knows Me as the Supreme God, without doubting, is the knower of everything. He therefore engages himself in full devotional service to Me."




"iti guhyatamam shastram

idam uktam mayanagha

etad buddhva buddhiman syat

krita-krtyas cha bharata"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fifteen verse 20)




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Wed Apr 4, 2018 11:51 am (PDT) . Posted by:

p_gopi_krishna

Greatness of Chapter Fourteen of Bhagwat Gita




Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Fourteen of Bhagwat Gita. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 14 of the Bhagwat Gita.




"Lord Siva said "Oh, Parvati kindly hear from Me the glories of the Fourteenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita, with the greatest attention.




In Simhaldvip, there was a king of the name Vikram-Betual. One day, when he was going to the forest for hunting, he took his son and two hunting dogs along with him. When he reached the forest he released one dog to chase a rabbit. When that dog was chasing it, the rabbit looked as if it was flying.. Running and running, that rabbit reached a beautiful hermitage, which was very peaceful. The deer were sitting happily under the shade of the trees. And the monkeys were joyfully eating the fruits of those trees. The cubs of the tigers were playing with the baby elephants, and the snakes were crawling over the peacocks. In this forest, the great sage Vatsa lived, who worshipped Lord Krishna by reciting the Fourteenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita. Near the ashram of sage Vatsa, one of his disciples was washing his feet while chanting the Fourteenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita. The earth at that spot became wet. Just then that rabbit came running and slipped in the mud. Immediately that rabbit attained a heavenly body. An airplane came down, picked him up and took him off to the heavenly planets. After a moment, that dog arrived there in search of the rabbit, and he also slipped in the mud; gave up that dog body and attained a heavenly body and was also taken off to the heavenly planets.




Seeing all of this, the disciple of sage Vatsa started to laugh. King Vikram-Betal, having witnessed those amusing events inquired from that Brahmin, "How is it possible that the rabbit and dog went off to heaven in front of our eyes?" That Brahmin said, "in this forest, a great sage of the name Vatsa, who has completely conquered his senses, is always engaged in chanting the Fourteenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita. I am his disciple, and I am also by his grace always engaged in chanting the Fourteenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita. Due to that rabbit and dog after slipping in the mud, which had been made wet from the water, which had washed sage Vatsa's feet, they both attained to the higher planets. Now I will tell you the reason why I was laughing; In Maharashtra, there is the town of the name Pratudhak. One Brahmin of the name Keshava had lived there. He was the most cruel of men. His wife's name was Vilobbana. She was a very loose lady, who always enjoyed the company of other men. For this reason, her husband became very angry and killed her. In her next life she became that dog. And that Brahmin Keshava, due to his sinful activities became that rabbit."




Lord Siva said, "After hearing the glories of the Fourteenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita, King Vikram-Betal also began daily reciting the Fourteenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita, when he gave up that body, he went to Vaikuntha where he was able to engage eternally in the service of the lotus-feet of Lord Vishnu.




So that is the greatness of chapter Fourteen of Bhagwat Gita."




Chapter Fourteen of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Classification of the three Gunas."




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 Fourteen (14) is entitled "The Yoga of Classification of the three Gunas." This Chapter has a total of 27 verses.




Verses 1 to 4 are about the glory of Knowledge; Evolution of the World from "Prakriti" and "Purusha" (Matter and Spirit).




Verses 5 to 18 are about the qualities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas described.




Verses 19 to 27 are about the means of God-Realization, and marks of the soul who has transcended the Gunas.




To read complete Chapter Fourteen (14) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read...........Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen (Chapter-14)




Below are some verses from chapter Fourteen of Bhagwat Gita:




"mama yonir mahad brahma

tasmin garbham dadhamy aham

sambhavah sarva-bhutanam

tato bhavati bharata"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 3)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The total material substance, called Brahman, is the source of birth, and it is that Brahman that I impregnate, making possible the births of all living beings."




"sarva-yonisu kaunteya

murtayah sambhavanti yah

tasam brahma mahad yonir

aham bija-pradah pita"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 4)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, It should be understood that all species of life, are made possible by birth in this material nature, and that I am the seed-giving father."




"sattvam rajas tama iti

gunah prakriti-sambhavah

nibadhnanti maha-baho

dehe dehinam avyayam"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 5)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Material nature consists of three modes—goodness, passion and ignorance. When the eternal living entity comes in contact with nature, he becomes conditioned by these modes."




"tatra sattvam nirmalatvat

prakasakam anamayam

sukha-sangena badhnati

jnana-sangena chanagha"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 6)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, the mode of goodness, being purer than the others, is illuminating, and it frees one from all sinful reactions. Those situated in that mode become conditioned by a sense of happiness and knowledge."




"rajo ragatmakam viddhi

trsna-sanga-samudbhavam

tan nibadhnati kaunteya

karma-sangena dehinam"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 7)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The mode of passion is born of unlimited desires and longings, and because of this, the embodied living entity is bound to material fruit producing actions."




"tamas tv ajnana-jam viddhi

mohanam sarva-dehinam

pramadalasya-nidrabhis

tan nibadhnati bharata"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 8)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, know that the mode of darkness, born of ignorance, is the delusion of all embodied living entities. The results of this mode are madness, indolence and sleep, which bind the conditioned soul.."




"sattvam sukhe sanjayati

rajah karmani bharata

jnanam avrtya tu tamah

pramade sanjayaty uta"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 9)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, the mode of goodness conditions one to happiness; passion conditions one to fruit producing action; and ignorance, covering one's knowledge, binds one to madness."




"aprakaso 'pravrttis cha

pramado moha eva cha

tamasy etani jayante

vivrddhe kuru-nandana"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 13)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, When there is an increase in the mode of ignorance, then darkness, inertia, madness and illusion are manifested."




"yada sattve pravrddhe tu

pralayam yati deha-bhrt

tadottama-vidam lokan

amalan pratipadyate"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 14)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, When one dies in the mode of goodness, he attains to the pure higher planets of the great sages."




"rajasi pralayam gatva

karma-sangisu jayate

tatha pralinas tamasi

mudha-yonisu jayate"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 15)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, When one dies in the mode of passion, he takes birth among those engaged in fruit producing activities; and when one dies in the mode of ignorance, he takes birth in the animal kingdom."




"karmanah sukritasyahuh

sattvikam nirmalam phalam

rajasas tu phalam duhkham

ajnanam tamasah phalam"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 16)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The result of pious action is pure and is said to be in the mode of goodness. But action done in the mode of passion results in misery, and action performed in the mode of ignorance results in foolishness."




"sri-bhagavan uvacha

prakasam cha pravrttim cha

moham eva cha pandava

na dvesti sampravrttani

na nivrttani kanksati"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 22)




"udasina-vad asino

gunair yo na vichalyate

guna vartanta ity evam

yo 'vatishthati nengate"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 23)




"sama-duhkha-sukhah sva-sthah

sama-lostasma-kanchanah

tulya-priyapriyo dhiras

tulya-nindatma-samstutih"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 24)




"manapamanayos tulyas

tulyo mitrari-pakshayoh

sarvarambha-parityagi

gunatitah sa ucyate"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 25)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, he who does not hate illumination, attachment and delusion when they are present or long for them when they disappear; who is unwavering and undisturbed through all these reactions of the material qualities, remaining neutral and transcendental, knowing that the modes alone are active; who is situated in the self and regards alike happiness and distress; who looks upon a lump of earth, a stone and a piece of gold with an equal eye; who is equal toward the desirable and the undesirable; who is steady, situated equally well in praise and blame, honor and dishonor; who treats alike both friend and enemy; and who has renounced all material activities—such a person is said to have transcended the three modes of nature."




"mam cha yo 'vyabhicharena

bhakti-yogena sevate

sa gunan samatityaitan

brahma-bhuyaya kalpate"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 26)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, One who engages in full devotional service, unfailing in all circumstances, at once transcends the modes of material nature and thus comes to the level of Brahman."




"brahmano hi pratishthaham

amritasyavyayasya cha

sasvatasya cha dharmasya

sukhasyaikantikasya cha"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Fourteen verse 27)




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Greatness of Chapter Seventeen of Bhagwat Gita




Here below is explained the Greatness of Chapter Seventeen of Bhagwat Gita.. Read the story below to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 17 of the Bhagwat Gita.




"Lord Siva said, "My dear Parvati, Now, kindly hear the nectarian glories of the Seventeenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita.




In Gujarat, there is a town of the name Sourastra (Surat). King Khadga-bahu had his kingdom there, where he lived just like another lndra, king of heaven. He kept a very passionate male elephant of the name Arimardana from whose temples liquid oozed due to his pride. One day that elephant, in a fit of anger, broke loose from his chains and started to destroy the elephant shed.




King Khadga-bahu's son had a servant by the name of Dushasan who was very crafty and exceptionally foolish. Dushasan made a bet with the prince that he could ride the mad elephant. After saying so he jumped upon the mad elephant and after going a few steps, the people there started requesting him, not to ride that dangerous elephant. But foolish Dushasan started to prod that elephant and used strong words to urge him on. Suddenly, that elephant became very angry and started to run wildly here and there. Unable to hold on, Dushasan fell to the ground. The elephant stomped on him and Dushasan died. After that he attained the body of an elephant in Simbaldwip, where he stayed in the king's palace.




The king of Simbaldwip was a close friend of King Khadga-bahu's . One day the king of Simhaldwip decided to send that elephant as a present to his friend, King Khadga-bahu, who in turn presented that elephant to one poet, who pleased him with his beautiful poetry.




Thereafter, that poet sold that elephant for one hundred gold coins to the king of Malwa. After some time, that elephant contracted a terminal disease. When the elephant-keepers saw that the elephant had stopped eating and drinking, they reported the matter to the king. When the king found out, he went to the place of the elephant, along with the best of doctors. At that time, to the surprise of that king, the elephant started to speak, "My dear king you are very pious, and a strict follower of the Vedas. You always worship the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu. So you should know, that at this time, these medicines and doctors will be of no use. Neither any kind of charity or sacrifice will help at the time of death. If you care for me and want to help me, then bring someone, who daily recites the Seventeenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita."




As requested by that elephant, the king brought one great devotee, who regularly recited the Seventeenth Chapter of the Srimad Bhagwat Gita. That devotee, while chanting the Seventeenth Chapter, sprinkled water on the elephant at which time he gave up his elephant body and attained a four-armed form, similar to that of Lord Vishnu. He immediately sat down in a flower airplane, which had been sent to take him to Vaikuntha. While sitting in that airplane, the king inquired from him about his previous birth, and Dushasan, after telling him everything, left for Vaikuntha. After which, that best of men, the king of Malwa, started regularly reciting the Seventeenth Chapter of Srimad Bhagwat Gita. After a short time he attained the lotus feet of Lord Krishna.




So that is the greatness of chapter Seventeen of Bhagwat Gita."




Chapter Seventeen of Bhagwat Gita is entitled "The Yoga of Classification of the Threefold Faith."




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 Seventeen (17) is entitled "The Yoga of Classification of the Threefold Faith." This Chapter has a total of 28 verses




Verses 1 to 6 are about the Discussion on Faith and on the Fate of men who perform austere penance not enjoined by the scripture.




Verses 7 to 22 are about the different kinds of foods, sacrifices, penances and charity which are described herein.




Verses 23 to 28 describe about the meaning and intention of uttering "Om Tat Sat".




To read complete Chapter Seventeen (17) Verse by Verse in Original Sanskrit Language Text & its English Translation......Click here to read............Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seventeen (Chapter-17)




Below are some verses from Chapter Seventeen of Bhagwat Gita :




"datavyam iti yad danam

diyate 'nupakarine

dese kale cha patre cha

tad danam sattvikam smrtam"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seventeen verse 20)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Charity given out of duty, without expectation of return, at the proper time and place, and to a worthy person is considered to be in the mode of goodness."




"om tat sat iti nirdeso

brahmanas tri-vidhah smrtah

brahmanas tena vedas cha

yajnas cha vihitah pura"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seventeen verse 23)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, From the beginning of creation, the three words "Om Tat Sat" were used to indicate the Absolute Truth. These three symbolic representations were used by Brahmins while chanting the hymns of the Vedas and during sacrifices for the satisfaction of the God."




"tasmad om ity udahrtya

yajna-dana-tapah-kriyah

pravartante vidhanoktah

satatam brahma-vadinam"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seventeen verse 24)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Therefore, transcendentalists undertaking performances of sacrifice, charity and penance in accordance with scriptural regulations begin always with Om, to attain the God."




"tad ity anabhisandhaya

phalam yajna-tapah-kriyah

dana-kriyas cha vividhah

kriyante moksha-kanksibhih"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seventeen verse 25)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Without desiring fruit producing results, one should perform various kinds of sacrifice, penance and charity with the word Tat. The purpose of such transcendental activities is to get free from material entanglement."




"sad-bhave sadhu-bhave cha

sad ity etat prayujyate

prasaste karmani tatha

sac-chabdah partha yujyate"




"yajne tapasi dane cha

sthitih sad iti cocyate

karma chaiva tad-arthiyam

sad ity evabhidhiyate"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seventeen verse 26-27)




"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The Absolute Truth is the objective of devotional sacrifice, and it is indicated by the word Sat. The performer of such sacrifice is also called Sat, as are all works of sacrifice, penance and charity which, true to the absolute nature, are performed to please the God."




"ashraddhaya hutam dattam

tapas taptam kritam cha yat

asad ity ucyate partha

na cha tat pretya no iha"

(Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Seventeen verse 28)




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Wed Apr 4, 2018 8:29 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

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The summary of four Vedamulu is that one should achieve the Chatur Vidha Purusha Arthamulu namely Dharmam, Artham, Kamam and Moksham in one`s life time.
Keeping the above philosophy in view Sat Guru Goswamy Tulasidas begins Sri Hanuman Chalisa with Dhyana Chaupai consisting of four lines and it contains the essence of the four Vedamulu. This Chaupai consisting of four lines states precisely the methodology to be adopted by a Mumukshvu(seeker) so as to attain the four Arthamulu as stated above. The Brahma Jhnanam(Absolute knowledge) that connects a Jiva(individual)like a Pc with Eswara like the Universal Server flows underneath the Chaupai as under current.
One should bow down at the lotus feet of Sri Guru Hanuman, Sri Guru means Atma Guruvu. Sr Guru Charana Rajam signifies Brahma Jhnanam as these Charanamulu point out to the Aacharana(practice) of Guru Deva as Sri Rama Daasam. This Charana Rajam (divine dust) acts as an anti virus and cleanse the mirror like mind(Manasu) and makes it free from the dust/six viruses (Arishat Vargam) and thus Manasu(mind) becomes pure . Sri Hanuman enlightens the virus free(disinfected) mind of that devotee through loading Sri Raghuvara Vimama Yasassu(glory) which is the purest of the pure in to his memory. Thus the mind of that devotee is filled up with Sri Rama Charitam. As Prabhu Rama is Dharma Swarupam and Dharmam is Satya Saadhanam as established in Srimad Ramayanam, Prabhu Rama Bhakti is Brhama Jhnanam and it grants the final Artham i.e Moksham. As Brhama Jhnanam, Prabhu Rama Bhakti drives away Dehaatama Bhaavam/Anitya Bhaavam/Ajhnana Bhaavam from Buddi (intellect) . Then Buddi as the boss and search engine retrieves and fills up the mind with the Sat Gunamulu of Prabhu Rama 24*7 as stored in the Chottam/ memory. Due to this back end running program , Manasu(mind) stops undergoing any change (Vikaaram) which is the root cause for any sort of Klesam (sorrow).
Thus the crux of the above Chaupai is that Sri Hanuman blesses Atma Balam, Atma Buddi and Atma Vidya when a devotee surrenders to Him by filling up his mind with Prabhu Rama Bhaavam. Due to this empowerment, the devotee would cross the TriGunaatmaka Samsaara Saagaram just like Him as Sri Hanuman crossed the sea by overpowering Minaaka, Surasa and Simhika and these three hindrances signify Satva Gunam, Rajo Gunam and Tamo Gunam respectively. Atma Balam wins Minaaka respectfully by adopting Saatvika Jivanam(utmost simple life style) through regulating Aaharam (food) and Nidra(sleep) etc. Atma Buddi overpowers Surasa(Dehaatma Budd) tactfully and Atma Vidya destroys Simhika (Jiva Bhaavam/individual feeling).



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