dhåtaräñöra uväca dharma-kñetre kuru-kñetre samavetä yuyutsavaù mämakäù päëòaväç caiva kim akurvata saïjaya (Bhagavad Gita 1.1) Dhåtaräñöra said: O Saïjaya, after my sons and the sons of Päëòu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kurukñetra, desiring to fight, what did they do? The literal and the metaphorical
çré-bhagavän uväca kutas tvä kaçmalam idaà viñame samupasthitam anärya-juñöam asvargyam akérti-karam arjuna (Bhagavad Gita 2.2) The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: My dear Arjuna, how have these impurities come upon you? They are not at all befitting a man who knows the value of life. They lead not to higher planets but to infamy. Krishnas first words: At the same level as the questions
çré-bhagavän uväca loke 'smin dvi-vidhä niñöhä purä proktä mayänagha jïäna-yogena säìkhyänäà karma-yogena yoginäm (Bhagavad Gita 3.3) The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O sinless Arjuna, I have already explained that there are two classes of men who try to realize the self. Some are inclined to understand it by empirical, philosophical speculation, and others by devotional service. Gita offers user-friendly multi-level spirituality
arjuna uväca aparaà bhavato janma paraà janma vivasvataù katham etad vijänéyäà tvam ädau proktavän iti (Bhagavad Gita 4.4) Arjuna said: The sun-god Vivasvän is senior by birth to You. How am I to understand that in the beginning You instructed this science to him? Gita encourages and demonstrates intelligent and respectful question
yat säìkhyaiù präpyate sthänaà tad yogair api gamyate ekaà säìkhyaà ca yogaà ca yaù paçyati sa paçyati (Bhagavad Gita 5.5) One who knows that the position reached by means of analytical study can also be attained by devotional service, and who therefore sees analytical study and devotional service to be on the same level, sees things as they are. All paths lead to the same goal – provided we know what the goal is
bandhur ätmätmanas tasya yenätmaivätmanä jitaù anätmanas tu çatrutve vartetätmaiva çatru-vat (Bhagavad Gita 6.6) For him who has conquered the mind, the mind is the best of friends; but for one who has failed to do so, his mind will remain the greatest enemy. Gita illuminates our inner world
mattaù parataraà nänyat kiïcid asti dhanaïjaya mayi sarvam idaà protaà sütre maëi-gaëä iva (Bhagavad Gita 7.7) O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread. Clear description of the highest truth: Bhagavan
abhyäsa-yoga-yuktena cetasä nänya-gäminä paramaà puruñaà divyaà yäti pärthänucintayan (Bhagavad Gita 8.8) He who meditates on Me as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, his mind constantly engaged in remembering Me, undeviated from the path, he, O Pärtha, is sure to reach Me. Outline of the highest path: bhakti
na ca mäà täni karmäëi nibadhnanti dhanaïjaya udäséna-vad äsénam asaktaà teñu karmasu (Bhagavad Gita 9.9) O Dhanaïjaya, all this work cannot bind Me. I am ever detached from all these material activities, seated as though neutral. Krishna is engaged but detached / He is impartially parital
teñäà satata-yuktänäà bhajatäà préti-pürvakam dadämi buddhi-yogaà taà yena mäm upayänti te (Bhagavad Gita 10.10) To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me. Krishnas hotline help for his devotees
divya-mälyämbara-dharaà divya-gandhänulepanam sarväçcarya-mayaà devam anantaà viçvato-mukham (Bhagavad Gita 11.10-11) Arjuna saw in that universal form unlimited mouths, unlimited eyes, unlimited wonderful visions. The form was decorated with many celestial ornaments and bore many divine upraised weapons. He wore celestial garlands and garments, and many divine scents were smeared over His body. All was wondrous, brilliant, unlimited, all-expanding. The vision of the greatness of the great Lord
çreyo hi jïänam abhyäsäj jïänäd dhyänaà viçiñyate dhyänät karma-phala-tyägas tyägäc chäntir anantaram (Bhagavad Gita 12.12) If you cannot take to this practice, then engage yourself in the cultivation of knowledge. Better than knowledge, however, is meditation, and better than meditation is renunciation of the fruits of action, for by such renunciation one can attain peace of mind.
jïeyaà yat tat pravakñyämi yaj jïätvämåtam açnute anädi mat-paraà brahma na sat tan näsad ucyate (Bhagavad Gita 13.13) I shall now explain the knowable, knowing which you will taste the eternal. Brahman, the spirit, beginningless and subordinate to Me, lies beyond the cause and effect of this material world.
yadä sattve pravåddhe tu pralayaà yäti deha-bhåt tadottama-vidäà lokän amalän pratipadyate (Bhagavad Gita 14.14) When one dies in the mode of goodness, he attains to the pure higher planets of the great sages.
sarvasya cähaà hådi sanniviñöo mattaù småtir jïänam apohanaà ca vedaiç ca sarvair aham eva vedyo vedänta-kåd veda-vid eva cäham (Bhagavad Gita 15.15) I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedänta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.
aneka-citta-vibhräntä moha-jäla-samävåtäù prasaktäù käma-bhogeñu patanti narake 'çucau (Bhagavad Gita 16.16) Thus perplexed by various anxieties and bound by a network of illusions, they become too strongly attached to sense enjoyment and fall down into hell.
çraddhayä parayä taptaà tapas tat tri-vidhaà naraiù aphaläkäìkñibhir yuktaiù sättvikaà paricakñate (Bhagavad Gita 17.17) This threefold austerity, performed with transcendental faith by men not expecting material benefits but engaged only for the sake of the Supreme, is called austerity in goodness.
jïänaà jïeyaà parijïätä tri-vidhä karma-codanä karaëaà karma karteti tri-vidhaù karma-saìgrahaù (Bhagavad Gita 18.18) Knowledge, the object of knowledge, and the knower are the three factors that motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer are the three constituents of action.
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