Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bhagavad Gita - II - 64

The Prasada Buddhi

Raga Dwesha Viyuktaistu Vishayan Indriyaischaran|
Atmavashyair Vidheyathma Prasadham Adhi Gacchati||

When the person who moves about in this world following the path of the sense organs, however is free from attachment and hatred, is rooted in the self alone, attains to that state of mind which is rooted in grace. For such a person, everything that comes to him in life - whether it is a person, a relationship, an event or a situation is the Prasada of the Lord. When we receive prasada at a temple or at a satsang, we are not expected to question the taste, ask for more or comment on the less sugar or more salt etc. We receive prasada as it is and just consume it, probably sharing with those who haven't received.
Likewise, for a person who neither seeks nor shuns, everything that happens is Ishwara Prasada. - Swahilya Shambhavi.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bhagavad Gita - Chapter II - 63

The loop of error
Krodhath Bhavati Sammohaha Sammohath Smriti Vibhramaha|
Smritibhramshath Buddhi Nashaha Buddhi Nashath Pranashyati||

In continuation of the trail of destruction from desire, mentioned in the previous verse, Sri Krishna says that from anger arises delusion. Anger hides the intellect and does not make the person experience reality as it is. If you are angry with someone, then even if that person is trying to help you, you will perceive that person is against you and get more angry. When there is delusion, your memory gets corrupted. You do not remember the situations and people correctly, but as your deluded mind dictates you to remember. When the memory becomes corrupt, the intellect which makes decisions based on past memory is not having the right tools to make the correct decisions. It takes the wrong decisions because the input for its choices are wrong. When the intellect is destroyed, then everything is destroyed. You make the wrong choices and face the wrong consequences and this loop of wrong thought, wrong action and wrong results continues ininterrupted. - Swahilya Shambhavi.