SRIMAD BHAGVAD GITA —– LORD KRISHNA’S OWN WORDS

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CHAPTER 2,   SHLOKA 45

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Here the Prakriti is designated as the Vedas.It has the three gunas namely Satva , Rajas and Tamas.The Prakriti is imperishable and Vedas describe it’s characteristics and functioning.The Vedas cater to the intellectual need of understanding spirituality.Krishna is here asking Arjuna to be equanimous to the pair of opposites namely heat and cold, gain and loss, fear and valour etc.When a man is able to be unconcerned with the pair of opposites and does his dharma then he can walk on the path of spirituality.

Here Yoga means accumulating and kshema means preserving.The body follows an instinctive law of accumulating and preserving.We accumulate wealth for tomorrow i.e much more than what is needed.Some people accumulate wealth for their children, grand children etc.Once the accumulation has been done, preservation from thieves and others have to be done.So the mind gets engrossed only in this and does not progress on the spiritual path.

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SRIMAD BHAGVAD GITA —– LORD KRISHNA’S OWN WORDS

Instil The Principles Of Bhagwad Gita In Your Life Towards Path to Happiness

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CHAPTER 2,   SHLOKA 44

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The desire ridden are those who do not attain equanimity of mind because their mind is always restless to grab this or that object of sense enjoyment.Lord Krishna says majority of the people forget the Aim of life i.e “Samadhi” or merging into God.They keep on resorting to rituals to satisfy their Artha ( prosperity) and KAma (fulfilment of desires) and forget to meditate and thus achieve God.

Now a days we see people indulging in all bad activities and then go to places of worship and perform some rituals and feel that their Sin has been forgiven or atoned for.These are the type of people whom Krishna is criticising saying that they have not “grown up” i.e they are not followng their Dharma and hence getting away from the Aim of human birth i.e attainment of God.Slowly they lose the Discrimination power as to what is right and what is wrong.

SRIMAD BHAGVAD GITA —– LORD KRISHNA’S OWN WORDS

Instil The Principles Of Bhagwad Gita In Your Life Towards Path to Happiness

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CHAPTER 2,   SHLOKA 42

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CHAPTER 2,   SHLOKA 43

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Here I had to put two shlokas together to get the correct meaning.In shloka no 42 Lord Krishna says the unwise delight in the flowery words of the vedas ( see note 1).Does he mean that one should not follow vedas.The answer is NO.First read the notes below then come back to the second para.

Here we have to take into account the Desha , Kaala, Paatra i.e Who said to Whom and When under what circumstances.Here Lord Krishna says that majority of the people only follow the “Samhita” and “Brahmanas” portion of the Vedas and get stuck there.They are only concerned about Artha ( prosperity) and Kama( enjoyment of desires) and do not go to the third and fourth stage to attain Moksha.So he says after enjoying the Artha and Kama one should fix his mind on God and attain Moksha or Liberation.Getting stuck to the first two stages will lead to heaven and after exhaustion of good karma will get rebirth.But it will not give moksha.

While the third and fourth divisions namely Aranyakas and Upanishads  teach one to mentally meditate upon God and attain Liberation.

Secondly, should not one pursue Artha and Kama is the question.That is why I said we have to see that Lord Krishna is telling this to WHOM.He is telling it to Arjuna who has passed through Artha and Kama and this battle will allow him to establish Dharma.So he has got to pursue only Moksha.

So if you are a graduate from college try to attain Artha and Kama on the path of Dharma.But don’t get stuck there, try next levels as age progresses.

NOTE 1

The Srutis are called the Vedas, or the Amnaya. The Hindus have received their religion through revelation, the Vedas. These are direct intuitional revelations and are held to be Apaurusheya or entirely superhuman, without any author in particular.

The term Veda comes from the root ‘Vid’, to know. The word Veda means knowledge.

The Vedas are the eternal truths revealed by God to the great ancient Rishis of India. The word Rishi means a Seer, from dris, to see. He is the Mantra-Drashta, seer of Mantra or thought. The thought was not his own. The Rishis saw the truths or heard them. Therefore, the Vedas are what are heard (Sruti). The Rishi did not write. He did not create it out of his mind. He was the seer of thought which existed already. He was only the spiritual discoverer of the thought. He is not the inventor of the Veda.

Vedas are divided into four divisions namely :

a. Samhita
It is the name given to the collection of mantras or hymns and prayers in praise of Deities for attaining prosperity here and happiness hereafter. Samhita portion is considered as the principal text of a Veda. This portion is mainly meant for Brahmacharis, those who are in the first stage of their lives.

b. Brahmana
This portion of a Veda guides people in the performance of Vedic Karmas or sacrificial rituals; they are the prose explanations of the method of using the mantras in the Yajnas and other rituals. Brahmana is suitable for the householders, those belonging to the  second stage of their lives  or Grihasthas.

c. Aranyaka
When one seeks the solitude of the forests (Aranya) for further concentration, the physical performance of Yajnas will be impracticable for various reasons more so due to old age. The Aranyaka portion is addressed to the people of that category offering a substitute for rituals. They teach methods of meditation based upon symbolical interpretations of sacrificial rites. It is a process of performing Yajnas and sacrifices at the mental level. The Aranyakas are intended for the Vanaprasthas or people who are in the third stage of their life.

d. Upanishads
The Upanishads are the concluding portions of the Vedas which discuss philosophical issues. They are the essence of the Vedas containing their knowledge aspects. This is meant for people following the fourth stage of their life or Sanyasa.

SRIMAD BHAGVAD GITA —– LORD KRISHNA’S OWN WORDS

Instil The Principles Of Bhagwad Gita In Your Life Towards Path to Happiness

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UDUPI SRI KRISHNA

CHAPTER 2,   SHLOKA 41

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People feel, I am a householder so what is the advantage of spirituality for me ?I have to work the whole day for a living , so does spirituality fit my routine ?

Sri Krishna says, through spirituality — a concentrated mind is developed and a concentrated mind can concentrate better on the work at hand,A person whose mind is not concentrated gets thousands of thoughts every moment.Mind is like a monkey which jumps from one thought to the other.It always broods about the past or is dreaming of the future but never in the “PRESENT”.People do their work routinely thinking something else and not the work at hand.As a result the quality of work suffers.

A concentrated mind concentrates on the work at hand and does not think of unnecessary thoughts like “if this happens”, “if that happens” etc etc.So lord here says that a mind which is not concentrated is like dispersed light passing where as a focussed mind developed through spirituality is like a laser.

The gist is that spirituality helps a person develop his mind and enables him to perform day to day activities better.

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CHAPTER 2,   SHLOKA 40

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Normally people put in effort if they have a hope of success or if everyone else is doing.They first look at what is the gain to me.A farmer after he sows the seeds may lose the whole crops if there are no rains, a businessman may lose his investment if he cannot gain profit or because of a competitor.But here. Lord Krishna says that one who treads the path of Dharma never loses.He says even a little practise will make him fearless.The body’s first instinct is to save it, from death.So a man who treads the path of Dharma understands that Atman never dies, it is only the body that dies.So he loses the fear of death even if he tries only a little of dharma.