Bhagavad Gita - Chapter VI Print E-mail

Entitled “The Yoga of Meditation”, chapter 6 of the Bhagavad Gita elucidates meditation as the final gateway to Self Realisation. Meditation is more than just shutting one’s eyes and repeating a mantra or word symbol. It is the highest spiritual technique that needs to be practised diligently and devotedly by qualified practitioners. The essential prerequisite for meditation is a calm mind. A mind burdened with desires and attachments is unable to take off into subtler realms of concentration and meditation.

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Bhagavad Gita - Chapter V Print E-mail

A fisherman casts his net to four kinds of fish. One does not get ensnared in the net and is always free. A few struggle to escape and manage to swim away. Others strive to get out but are still imprisoned. The majority, however, bite the net and relax. They are not even aware that they are in a life-threatening situation. They do not feel the danger. Yet a few moments later they are dead.

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Bhagavad Gita - Chapter IV Print E-mail

The real guru is Atman. In any spiritual discourse the guru can get across only to the extent he has unfolded the Self. In every age an enlightened Soul appears whenever dharma, righteousness, declines and there is an upsurge in adharma, unrighteousness. He protects the good, destroys evil and resurrects values in society. Since time immemorial India has been blessed with a galaxy of enlightened sages who have led society from falsehood to Truth, from darkness to the light of wisdom, from mortality to Immortality.

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Bhagavad Gita - Chapter III Print E-mail

The chapter opens with Arjuna’s dilemma. He asks Krsna, “You maintain that knowledge is superior to action. Then why do you ask me to engage in this terrible action? Tell me one definite path that will take me to shreya, the highest spiritual Goal.” Krsna answers that since ancient times there have been two distinct paths for humanity – the path of action for the active, and the path of knowledge for the contemplative. Those with many desires have to act while those with fewer desires need to study and ponder. Arjuna is an active person and must do Karma Yoga, the fascinating method by which you move Godward while mundane actions get accomplished.

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