The Essence of Bhagavadgita

Bhagavad Gita Essence “He who knows best about BHAGAVAD-GITA is Lord Krishna Himself because he is the preacher of it. All others are mere interpreters”.
The Secret of BHAGAVAD-GITA is “How to do right action free from the bondage of reactions and thereby reach highest state of life”.
Spirituality is Universal ; Religion is Sectarian (partial approach to the Universal Being).


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 12

Page 12. Cont.. Stanza 156: त्वमादिदेवः पुरुषः पुराणस्त्वमस्य विश्वस्य परं निधानम्। वेत्तासि वेद्यं च परं च धाम त्वया ततं विश्वमनन्तरूप॥ Arjuna said “ O Lord, you are the Only One BEING eternal, all knowing and the only knowable Supreme Consciousness . You are the shelter for the Universe and you […]


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 11

Page 11. Cont.. Stanza 139: बृहत्साम तथा साम्नां गायत्री छन्दसामहम् । मासानां मार्गशीर्षोऽहमृतूनां कुसुमाकरः ॥ Among the Vedic meters / Chandus ( Chandus are the various styles of reciting vedic hymns ) , I am the Gayatri chandus. Any Vedic hymn recited in the Gayathri chandus becomes Gayathri mantra. One […]


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 10

Page 10. Cont.. Stanza 121: त्रैविद्या मां सोमपाः पूतपापा यज्ञैरिष्ट्वा स्वर्गतिं प्रार्थयन्ते। ते पुण्यमासाद्य सुरेन्द्रलोकमश्र्नन्ति दिव्यान्दिवि देवभोगान्॥ Those who follow three Vedic traditions namely Rigveda, Yajurveda and Saamaveda, and follow the duties envisaged in them with the intention of reaching the heaven, such people through those good deeds reach the […]


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 9

Page 9. Cont.. Stanza 101: न मां दुष्कृतिनो मूढाः प्रपद्यन्ते नराधमाः ॥ माययापहृतज्ञाना असुरं भावमाश्रिताः ॥ However, those who are strongly gripped by this Maya (three traits) will find it difficult to meditate on ME. Stanza 102: इच्छाद्वेषसमुत्थेन द्वंद्वमोहेन भारत । सर्वभूतानि सम्मोहं सर्गे यांति परंतप ॥ Arjuna , people […]


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 8

Page 8. Cont.. Stanza 76: इहैव तैर्जितः सर्गो येषां साम्ये स्थितं मनः । निर्दोषं हि समं ब्रह्म तस्माद्ब्रह्मणि ते स्थिताः ॥ He whose mind is established in the Supreme Being, such a person develops equanimity because the Supreme Being is free from all blemishes and IT is EQUAL. Stanza 77 […]


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 7

Page 7. Cont.. The Athreya Smruthi (141-142) says :- जन्मना जायते शूद्रः ब्रह्म ज्ञानाति ब्राह्मणः Everyone is humble by birth (born to work out his karma) but only through the realisation of Brahman ( the Supreme Being ) one becomes a Brahmana ( Yogi ). Therefore, status of birth is […]


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 6

Page 6. Cont.. Stanza 58 : चातुर्वर्ण्यं मया सृष्टं गुणकर्मविभागशः । तस्य कर्तारमपि मां विद्ध्यकर्तारमव्ययम् ॥ I have categorised human society in four ways purely based on their natural instincts, traits and tendencies and not by the status of their birth. Though I am the doer of this, I am […]


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 5

Page 5. Cont.. Stanza 41: अपूर्यमाणमचलप्रतिष्ठं समुद्रमापः प्रविशंति यद्वत् । तद्वत्कामा यं प्रविशंति सर्वे स शांतिमाप्नोति न कामकामी॥ Just as the static sea is undisturbed by the innumerable rivers joining it, the person established in the EVEN state of mind ( Yoga ) is not carried away by the worldly […]


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 4

Page 4. Cont.. Stanza 28: व्यवसायात्मिका बुद्धिरेकेह कुरुनंदन । बहुशाखा ह्यनंताश्च बुद्धयोऽव्यवसायिनाम् ॥ Action done without attachment of desire to it or behind it, will be one pointed ( consistent i.e. without oscillation or deviation ). When desires are attached to it , actions suffer from wavering ( inconsistency ). […]


The Essence of Bhagavadgita – Page 3

Page 3. Cont.. Stanza 16: वेदाविनाशिनं नित्यं य एनमजमव्ययम् । कथं स पुरुषः पार्थ कं घातयति हंति कम् ॥ Arjuna, he who is aware of this truth that the soul is eternal and indestructible , how can he kill others ( meaning their souls ) ? Stanza 17: वासांसि जीर्णानि […]