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Digest #4661
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Srimad Bhagavad Gita by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Sun May 13, 2018 6:35 am (PDT) . Posted by:


Chapter I: The Yoga of Arjuna's Despondancy

I.2. Sanjaya said(to Dhritarashtra):

Having seen the army of the Pandavas drawn up in battle-array, King Duryodhana then approached his teacher (Drona) and spoke these words.

I.3. "Behold, O Teacher! this mighty army of the sons of Pandu, arrayed by the sons of Drupada, thy wise disciple."

I.4. "Here are heroes, mighty archers, equal in battle to Bhima and Arjuna - Yuyudhana(Satyaki), Virata, and Drupada, all of the great car (mighty warriors)."

COMMENTARY: Technically, Maharatha (great car) means a warrior who is proficient in the science of war and who is able to fight alone with ten thousand archers.

Sun May 13, 2018 1:39 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Let Krishna's visible protection increase our faith in his invisible protection

On seeing life's many uncertainties, we may get the question, "Will Krishna really protect me amidst dangers?"

Before looking for his protection amidst problems, we can look at his protection in the absence of problems. Our very existence requires the pre-existence of scores of things beyond our control. We live on the earth – without its existence, we couldn't exist. And we aren't sustaining the earth's existence. Who is? Similarly, our existence depends on light, which comes from the sun. We don't maintain the sun – who does? Even the food we eat can't give us energy if our digestive system isn't functioning. And we didn't do anything before or during our birth to give ourselves a functional digestive system. Who did?

The Bhagavad-gita (15.12-14) indicates that these cosmological, terrestrial, and physiological arrangements are sustained by Krishna. Thus, we can see that he is already protecting us – without his protection, we couldn't exist for even one moment.

Further, the Gita (15.15) indicates that Krishna, residing in our heart, gives us knowledge, remembrance or forgetfulness in reciprocation to our desires. If we turn to him with a heart that seeks to serve, he gives us the insight to see his protection. If we stay connected with him, then that connection itself calms us, protecting us from destructive kneejerk reactions to problems.

Suppose a doctor had saved our life. Thereafter, if they prescribe some unpleasant treatment, we would recollect their past competence and benevolence, thereby mustering the will to tolerate the present discomfort.

Similarly, bhakti wisdom helps us habituate ourselves to contemplating the many visible forms of Krishna's protection. Thereafter, when his protection seems invisible amidst difficulties, if we consciously contemplate his visible protection, that contemplation infuses us with the conviction to face problems faithfully and gracefully, going closer to Krishna through them.

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Sun May 13, 2018 5:48 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


A tree that has roots deep in the ground cannot be destroyed when its branches or leaves are cut off. Likewise, when evil qualities like hatred and envy have struck deep roots, they cannot be got rid off by striking at some branches. By suppressing bad thoughts intermittently, these evils cannot be eradicated. The mind has to be completely emptied of all bad thoughts to achieve real peace. Every bad thought must be rooted out the moment it arises in the mind. The war against bad thoughts is like the war against enemy hordes who attempt to get behind a fort through a subterranean tunnel. As one member of the enemy emerges from the tunnel, he should be struck down. Each one of the sense organs - the eye, the tongue or the ear - when it is influenced by a bad thought is led astray and behaves improperly. When they are influenced by good thoughts and impulses, they act in a manner which produces joy and contentment.

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