Friday, October 31, 2008

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter II - Verse 37

Win or lose it is win win!
Hato Va Prapsyasi Swargam Jitwa Va Bhokshyase Mahim
Tasmad Utthishtha Kaunteya Yuddhaya Kritanischayaha

Oh son of Kunti - Kaunteya! If you are killed in this battle you will reach heaven. If you win this battle, you will enjoy the kingdom acquired. So please firm up your resolve to fight, and get up.
Sri Krishna's words highlight the need today for giving yourself fully in the present moment and act. Any work done in the present moment, with total awareness will benefit the individual, whether the action leads to success or becomes a flop. It is while giving one's full self in the present moment that the mind gets evolved and fine-tuned. This is the only benefit of any action and not the result of any action. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter II: Verse 36

Even enemies will belittle you

Avachya vadamscha bahun vadishyanti tavahitaha
Nindantastava Samarthyam Tato Dukha taram nu kim

Sri Krishna tells Arjuna of another excruciatingly humbling possibility when his enemies will disparage his capabilities in many different words. "What more sorrow do you need?" asks Krisna who shoots arrow after arrow of dire possibilities just in case Arjuna choses to withdraw from the war. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bhagavad Gita Chapter II : Verse 35

Anyways you will be laughed at!

Bhayadranaduparatam Mamsyante Twam Maharathaha
Yesham Cha Twam Bahumataha Bhutwa Yasyasi Laghavam

Krishna now pokes Arjuna with the stick of a possible ridicule. He says all the great charioteers will think that you turned around and ran away from battle out of fear. You, Arjuna, who have been the object of respect owing to your victory in wars, will be considered as one too easy to defeat in war if you back out now, he taunts Arjuna now.
-Swahilya Shambhavi