Bhagwad Gita Shloka
“Aham sarvasya prabhavo, Mattah sarvam pravartate
Iti matva bhajante mam, Budha bhava samanvitah”
“I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who perfectly know this engage in my devotional service and worship me with all their hearts”
The 34th verse of chapter 6 of Bhagwad Gita specifically mentions that the individual self is the passenger in the chariot of the material body and the intelligence is the driver. Mind is the driving instrument and the senses are the horses. The self is thus the enjoyer or sufferer in the association of the mind and senses.
“ cancalam hi manah krsna pramathi balavaddrdham
tasyaham nigraham manye vayoriva suduskaram (34) (ch.6)
Intelligence is supposed to direct the mind, but the mind is so strong and obstinate that it often overcomes even one’s own intelligence. The mind is strong and obstinate and like one cannot capture the blowing wind, it is even more difficult to capture the turbulent mind. Hence, the easiest way to keep the mind in control is the chanting of ‘Hare krshna’, the great mantra for deliverance.
(7th Chapter – Srimad Bhagavad Gita)
balam balavatam caham kamaragavivarjitam
dharmaviruddho bhutesu kamo’smi bharatarsabha (11)
(Arjun, I am the detached and passionless strength of the powerful and the virtuous desire in men.
ye caiva sattvika bhava rajasastamasasca ye
matta everti tanviddhi na tvaham tesu temayi (12)
I am the source of all good (satva) passionate (rajas) and dark (tamas) attributes, yet I am not within them nor are they within me
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih sarvamidam jagat
Mohitam nabhijanati mamebhyah paramavyayam (13)
The entire world is deluded by these three attributes (Satva, Raj, Tam) and therefore, cannot recognize the Eternal me who is beyond them.
Daivi hyesa gunamayi mama maya duratyaya
Mameva ye prapadyante mayametam taranti te (14)
This divine Maya of mine with its threefold characteristics is highly complex. However, those who worship me are able to overcome it.
Na mam duskrtino mudhah prapadyante naradhamah
Mayayapahrtajnana asuram bhavamasritah (15)
Those who are attracted by Maya lose their mind. Captivated by baser instincts these sinful, stupid and evil men do not worship me.
Caturvidha bhajante mam janah sukrtino’rjuna
Arto jijnasurartharthi jnani ca bharatarsabha (16)
Arjun, there are four kinds of good people who worship me; those who desire earthly gain,s those who are suffering, those who seek knowledge and those who possess wisdom.
Tesam jnani nityayukta ekabhaktirvisisyate
Priyo hi jnanino’tyarthamaham sa ca mama priyah (17)
Of these, the wise who are assiduous and the single mindedly devoted to Me, are the most outstanding. I am very dear to them and so are they to me.
Udarah sarva evaite, jnani tvatmaiva me matam
Asthitah sa hi yuktatma mamevanuttamam gatim (18)
Although all those who worship Me are admirable but the wise are my soul. These accomplished individuals achieve the highest goal of merging in me.
Bhagwad gita says:
“ buddhir jnanam asammohah, ksama satyam damah samah, sukham dukham bhavo bhavo, bhayam cabhayam eva cha. Ahimsa samta tusti, tapodanam yaso yasah, bhavanti bhava bhutanam, matta eva prthag vidhah”
(in short means, the qualities of human beings are all created by the lord Krishna.These qualities of intelligence, knowledge, freedom from doubt and delusion, forgiveness, truthfulness, control of senses, mind, happiness and distress, birth, death, fear, fearlessness, nonviolence, equanimity, satisfaction, austerity, charity, fame and infamy are all to be on guard.) Ksama, tolerance and forgiveness, should be practiced; one should be tolerant and excuse the offenses of others. Then there is peace, then there is love and when there is love, Miracles Happen!
maitra karuna eva cha
samadukhhasukhah ksami” (Gita-12:13)
“samtustah satatam yogi
yo madbhaktah sa me priyah”(Gita-12:14)
He who hates no one, is friendly and compassionate to all, free from thoughts of ‘I’ and ‘mine’, equal alike in joy and sorrow, ever forgiving (Gita-12:13) Ever content, self controlled, of firm resolve, such is he, having surrendered his mind and heart to me, the devotee dear to me (Gita-12:14)
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