Friday, December 4, 2009

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter II - Verse - 48

Be Rooted in Yoga

Yogasthah Kuru Karmani Sangam Tyaktwa Dhananjaya|
Siddhya Siddhyo Samo Bhuthwa Samathwam Yoga Uchyate||

Oh Arjuna, the way to do action is by rooting the mind in Yoga or union with the supreme consciousness. You should be non-attached to victories and defeats, successes and failures which may be the result of your actions. If you have an equanimity in the face of success or failure, then that Samatwa or equality is called Yoga. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2: 47

Do your duty and that's it

Karmanyevadhikarasthe Maphaleshu Kadachana|
Ma karma Phalahe Turbhuhu Matesangosthwakarmani||

The most famous verse that summarises the Bhagavad Gita, tells us that we have the authority only over our action. we have all the right to give our 100 per cent of being to any action and no control over the results of our action whatsoever. The student can study excellently well for an exam and that is up to him. He may get lesser marks than expected and the reasons may be beyond him.
At the same time, Krishna says, never consider yourself as the cause for the results of your activities (if you have given your 100 per cent effort, that is!) and never get attached to the idea of escaping from the work you are supposed to do in your life. - Swahilya Shambhavi.
(A pony going about its work of taking a pilgrim around the parikrama at Mt. Kailash.)

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2: 46

The well and the pond

Yavanartha Udapane Sarvatah Samplutodake|
Taavan Sarveshu Vedeshu Brahmanasya Vijanathaha||

If you can take water out of a small well for your needs, you can take more of the same water from a big fresh water lake. Likewise, the wisdom that you may get out of reading the Vedas, you can get all of it in a person who has realised the supreme self within. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter II - Verse: 45

Transcend the qualities

Traigunya Vishaya Vedaha Nistraigunyo Bhavarjuna
Nirdwandwo Nithyasathvasthaha Niryogakshema Athmavan

Matter or Prakriti, nature is subject to constant modifications of the three gunas - Satwa - tranquili, Rajas - Dynamic and Tamas - Inert. The vedas concern themselves with these three modes of nature. Be beyond these three phases, Arjuna. Rise beyond the duality of opposites of pleasure and pain, light and darkness, divine in the unchanging reality called consciousness. Aspire not for uniting yourself to actions that give you gains nor be anxious about protecting them. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Bhagavad Gita : Chapter II- 44

Lost souls
Bhogaishwarya Prasaktanam Tayapahrita Chetasam
Vyavasayathmika Buddhihi Samadhau Na Vidheeyate

For a mind that wanders behind material sense enjoyments and wealth, the mind is stolen away and dispersed wastefully. For such people who do not have the steady wisdom to be united at all times with one's own consciousness, an equanamous state of mind called samadhi never fructifies. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter II: Verse - 44

Desire filled minds
Kamaatmanas Swarga Paraha Janma Karma Phalapradam
Kriya Vishesha Bahulam Bhogaishwarya Gatim Prati

Such people who swear by the Vedas have a mind filled with desires. They think that heaven is the highest goal, not realising that the fruit of such thoughts and action is re-birth. Towards achieving these ends, they describe many ritualistic details that are aimed at opulence, sensual pleasures and power. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bhagavad Gita : Chapter II Verse 42

The foolish ones

Yam Imam Pushpitam Vacham Pravadantya Vipaschithaha
Vedavada Ratah Partha Nanyadasteeti Vadinaha
By whatever florid texts and words one swears by, the foolish ones argue that the Vedas contain only ways to achieve material bliss. (They ignore the spiritual essence of the Vedas.) - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter II: Verse 41

Steady and unsteady intellect

Vyavasayathmika Buddhihi Ekeha Kurunandana
Bahushakhahyananthascha Buddhayovyavasayinam
Dear Arjuna, son of the Kurus, if one follow the path of Yoga of selfless action without expecting rewards, then the mind rests in a single direction. Without such a conviction, the mind is scattered endlessly. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 2 - Verse 40

Even a little is much!
Nehabhikramanashosti Pratyavayo Na Vidyate
Swalpamapyasya Dharmasya Trayate Mahato Bhayath

In pursuit of Karma Yoga or the Yoga of Action, one has nothing to loose. In fact there is so much to gain that by practising even a little bit of this yoga of working without expecting results can save the person from the greatest of danger. - Swahilya Shambhavi.