Saturday, February 4, 2012

Life as per GITA

gita contains 700 shlokas . Many of the people think that it teaches the art of fighting . The noble concept of love is not there . Person who has gone thru mahabharat can very well know that the war between kaurvas and pandvas had become unavoidable . Arjuna was the brother-in-law of krsn and therefore no one can even think of krsn to engage him in war unnecessarily .
There is nothing in hand of a human except performing karma . Karma must be productive taking the sense that nobody can live beyond a certain period say 100 years .
If somebody tries to live more by some technical facilities he can not enjoy as young due to weakness of old body . Also in earlier vedic period the rishis were competent enough to achieve all the technical facilities by divine powers . 9/4/2 rigveda
Therefore it becomes necessary to get the real love of human life as knowing about the spiritual wisdom .Gita teaches the absolute love thru proper selfless karma which is real truth or one can say the dharma . For a simple example as a mother loves her child.
If an infant child runs to catch hold of fire or a snake, the mother rescues it by drawing it
aside. When, however, her son has grown up she loves him no doubt, but not as before. Nobody depends on other’s love .Everybody has got it’s own love and life . Angad went to ravna with a feeling of love but ravna says , What hero is there equal to Ravna, who with his own hands cut off his heads time and again and offered them to the sacrificial fire with great delight, as will be borne out by siva Himself.When as my skulls began to burn I saw the decree of Providence traced on my brow and read that I was going to die at the hands of a mortal, I laughed; for I knew Brahma’s prophecy to be false. I am not afraid in my heart even when I remember this; for (I am sure) Brahma must have traced the decree in his senile dementia. So as per vedic directions Swaha yagyam manasah swaha uroh ,6/4 yaj , has the meaning of karmas for the welfare of the self .

Krsn teaches this ultimate love as In this there is no loss of effort, nor is there any harm (the production of contrary results or transgression). Even a little of this knowledge (even a little practice of this Yoga) protects one from great fear.In Karma Yoga (selfless action) even a little effort brings immediate purification of the heart. Purification of the heart leads to fearlessness. Here, there is a single one-pointed determination! Many-branched and endless are the thoughts of the irresolute. Flowery speech is uttered by the unwise, who take pleasure in the eulogizing words of the Vedas saying ,There is nothing else .Unwise people who lack discrimination place great stress upon the Karma Kanda or ritualistic portion of the Vedas which lays down specific rules for specific actions for the attainment of specific fruit. They extol these actions and rewards unduly. Full of desires, having heaven as their goal, they utter speech which promises birth as the reward of one’s actions, and prescribe various specific actions for the attainment of pleasure and power. For those who are much attached to pleasure and to power, whose minds are drawn away by such teaching, that determinate faculty is not manifest that is steadily bent on meditation and Samadhi (the state of Super consciousness).The Vedas deal with the three attributes (of Nature); one should be above these three attributes and Free from the pairs of opposites and ever remain in the quality of Sattwa (goodness), freed from the thought of acquisition and preservation, and established in the Self.Guna means attribute or quality. It is substance as well as quality.Nature is made up of three Gunas—Sattwa (purity, light, harmony), Rajas (passion, restlessness, motion), and Tamas (inertia, darkness). The pairs of opposites are pleasure and pain, heat and cold, gain and loss, victory and defeat, honour and dishonour, praise and censure.
Mahabharat ends . Arjuna gets down from the chariot and as soon as krsn gets down , hanumanji sitting on the top of flag flies before the chariot turns to flames .
Life starts with gita as vishad yoga . The jeeva A BIRD , as arjuna with human first wing and krsn with divine second wing IS dwelling in the chariot as body . Fruit of good and bad karmas of the previous lives is there on top of the flag unknown to the bird .
Arjuna asks to krsn , Alas! We are involved in a great sin in that we are prepared to kill our kinsmen through greed for the pleasures of a kingdom.Then the sankhya yoga starts and krsn replies . Nor at any time indeed was I not, nor these rulers of men, nor verily shall we ever cease to be hereafter. This, the Indweller in the body of everyone, is always indestructible, O Arjuna! Therefore, thou shouldst not grieve for any creature. Arjuna then asks about karma yoga . Krsn replies , all actions are wrought in all cases by the qualities of Nature only. He whose mind is deluded by egoism thinks: “I am the doer”. Also It is desire, it is anger born of the quality of Rajas, all-sinful and all-devouring; know this as the foe here (in this world). Thus, knowing Him who is superior to the intellect and restraining the self by the Self, slay thou, O mighty-armed Arjuna, the enemy in the form of desire, hard to conquer! Krsn then reiterates to avail gyan and talks of gyan karma sanyas yoga . The man who is full of faith, who is devoted to it, and who has subdued all the senses, obtains (this) knowledge; and, having obtained the knowledge, he goes at once to the supreme peace. Discussing the sanyas yoga and atmasanyam yoga krsn tells , Let a man lift himself by his own Self alone; let him not lower himself, for this self alone is the friend of oneself and this self alone is the enemy of oneself. Krsn shows gyan vgyan yoga as at the end of many births the wise man comes to Me, realising that all this is Vasudeva (the innermost Self); such a great soul (Mahatma) is very hard to find. Krsn categorises akshar Brahman yoga and raj vidyarajguhya yoga as to those men who worship Me alone, thinking of no other, of those ever united, I secure what is not already possessed and preserve what they already possess. Continuing the vibhuti yoga , vishvaroop darshan yoga and bhakti yoga krsn says I am the source of all; from Me everything evolves; understanding thus, the wise, endowed with meditation, worship Me. Kshetra kshetragya yoga , guntrayvibhag yoga and purushottam yoga are defined as two Purushas there are in this world, the perishable and the imperishable. All beings are the perishable, and the Kutastha is called the imperishable. But distinct is the Supreme Purusha called the highest Self, the indestructible Lord who, pervading the three worlds, sustains them. Daivasursampadvibhag yoga and shraddhatrayvibhag yoga are told as Whatever is sacrificed, given or performed, and whatever austerity is practised without
faith, it is called Asat, O Arjuna! It is naught here or hereafter (after death). Finally krsn sums up and says moksha sanyas yoga as achievement of shanty as the Lord dwells in the hearts of all beings, O Arjuna, causing all beings, by His illusive power, to revolve as if mounted on a machine! Fly unto Him for refuge with all thy being, O Arjuna! By His Grace thou shalt obtain supreme peace and the eternal abode.