Monday, May 26, 2008

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2- Verse 23

We take births just like we change clothes

Vasamsi Jeernani Yatha Vihayav Navaani Grunhati Naroparani
Tatha Shareerani Vihaya Jeernanyanyani Samyati Navani Dehi

We change our clothes every day. Sometimes, we change even several times a day and don't think much about it. In the same way, the conscious being wears a live garment of body, mind and intellect. When the garment gets old and unusable any more, the consciousness removes that garment and goes ahead to wear a new one.

The bodies that we all have are nothing but clothes of different sizes, shapes and colours. The individual wearing the all is the one pure consciousness. - Swahilya Shambhavi (

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse - 22

Know the Invincible

Veda Vinashinam Nithyam Ya Enam Ajam Avyayam
Katham Sa Purushah Partha Kamghatayati Hanti Kam

For the one who knows his essential being called consciousness which is indestructible, eternal, unborn and of one contiguous piece, how can such a person kill or be killed.
Sri Krishna is a mastermind here who simply draws from the whole universal truth and philosophy to achieve his aim of getting Arjuna to fight. So verse after verse, he goes into the depths of consciousness and points out to him that every creation is covered by the same consciousness and contains the same consciousness. So there is no difference here between the killer and the killed.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Deepest core

Najayate Mriyate va Kadachit Nayam Bhuthwa Bhavitha va na Bhuyaha
Ajo Nithyah Shashwatoyam Puranaha Na hanyate hanyamane shareere
Arjuna, this consciousness which is the deepest core of yourself is never born, nor does it die. It is unborn, eternal, permanent and ancient. There was not a time when it came to existence. It has always been. And so it will never cease to be. Even if this body is killed, the everlasting essence is not killed.
- Swahilya Shambhavi.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter II Verse 18

The Killer and the Killed
Yayenam Vettihantharam Yaschainam Manyate Hatam
Ubautau na vijaneethaha Nayam Hanti Nahanyate

The one who thinks he is the killer and the one who thinks he is going to be killed, do not know the truth. In reality, there is no killer and there is no one killed.
This can sound like a joke to all those who are being wounded or killed in a war or to all those who are sent to prison by courts, after they commit a murder - where there is no doubt someone who kills and someone who is killed.
But what Krishna says is far from a joke. He is talking of the essence of the killer and the killed. Today science also tells us that we are bunches of protons, neutrons, electrons, particles, quarks and neutrinos spinniong in space. We are neither man, woman, animal or plants, but differing wavelengtyhs of energy. The consciousness that you have and the consciousness that I have and that which a plant or animal has, is like a big playfield, where we - the energies are playing the game. This consciousness is neither the killer, nor the killed.
- Swahilya Shambhavi.