The Bhagavad Gita: Gateway to ineffable peace and bliss

Lord Krishna: The Ultimate Goal

Lord Krishna: The Ultimate Goal

The messages of Krishna offer great solace to us in present times marred by confusion and disorder of worst types. I know it’s one of the easiest tasks to read the great words. It’s proper reflection and subsequent action plans that really matters in the long run.  However, such shortcomings on part of human beings do not make these words lose relevance. Even a casual approach on our part while dealing with these pearls of wisdom proves to be a meaningful gesture.
 

A beginning is something that really matters. It’s better to be part of the journey than remain always trapped in a statue mode. In most cases, the beginning is often in the form of casual interactions with words spoken by enlightened souls. Have you noticed that when we are journeying we often read great messages posted on walls of railway stations? You are in great hurry but even then these words manage to catch your attention. From that very moment a reflection takes place birth inside your mind which if given conscious direction on part of us could lead to miraculous transformation.

So on this occasion when the world is celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, let’s try to reconnect with Him for one more time via his messages. In lighter vein, Lord Krishna is representative of Absolute Self that’s above birth and death, and still we celebrate his birth with great fanfare. But is it that easy to keep the great charmer Krishna away from one’s life whose very name means the one who has power to attract us-the attractive one?
 

In the end, I wish to quote the words of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh to make us aware of the worth of messages spread in The Bhagavad Gita. According to Sri Aurobindo Ghosh one should always remember Krishna’s teaching because it ensures “perfection of action. It makes man great. It gives him the utter strength, the utter bliss which is the goal of life in the world.
 

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yajna-dana-tapah-karma
na tyajyam karyam eva tat
yajno danam tapas caiva
pavanani manisinam  

-Bhagavad Gita 18.5 

“Acts of sacrifice, charity and penance are not to be given up; they must be performed. Indeed, sacrifice, charity and penance purify even the great souls.”

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manushyanam sahasresu
kascid yatati siddhaye
yatatam api siddhanam
kascin mam vetti tattvatah

–  Bhagavad Gita 7.3 

“Out of many thousands among men, one may endeavor for perfection, and of those who have achieved perfection, hardly one knows Me in truth.” 

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gatir bharta prabhuh saksi
nivasah saranam suhrt
prabhavah pralayah sthanam
nidhanam bijam avyayam

–  Bhagavad Gita 9.18 

“I am the goal, the sustainer, the master, the witness, the abode, the refuge, and the most dear friend. I am the creation and the annihilation, the basis of everything, the resting place and the eternal seed.”

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ananyas cintayanto mam
ye janah paryupasate
tesham nityabhiyuktanam
yoga-ksemam vahamy aham

–  Bhagavad Gita 9.22 

“But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form—to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have.”

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tvam aksharam paramam veditavyam
tvam asya vishvasya param nidhanam
tvam avyayah sasvata-dharma-gopta
sanatanas tvam purusho mato me

   Bhagavad Gita 11.18 

“You are the supreme primal objective. You are the ultimate resting place of this entire universe. You are inexhaustible, and You are the oldest. You are the maintainer of the eternal religion, the Personality of Godhead. This is my opinion.”

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yam hi na vyathayanty ete
purusham purusharsabha
sama-duhkha-sukham dhiram
so ’mrtatvaya kalpate

 Bhagavad Gita 2.15 

“O best among men [Arjuna], the person who is not disturbed by happiness and distress and is steady in both is certainly eligible for liberation.”

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daivi hy esa guna-mayi
mama maya duratyaya
mam eva ye prapadyante
mayam etam taranti te

   Bhagavad Gita 7.14 

“This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.”

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tam eva saranam gaccha
sarva-bhavena bharata
tat-prasadat param shantim
sthanam prapsyasi sasvatam

 –  Bhagavad Gita 18.62 

“O scion of Bharata, surrender unto Him utterly. By His grace you will attain transcendental peace and the supreme and eternal abode.”

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4 responses

  1. Hare Krishna to Vishal Sabharwalji, New Delhi, for sharing this important link:

    http://www.e-vedas.com/

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    Hare Krishna To Sucheta Singhal for reading this post with great interest.

  2. Dharmendra Sharmaji, United Arab Emirates( UAE) said:

    Dear Arvind K Pandey ji, Thanks for this beautiful post. “Jigyasu api yogasya shabd-brahm-ativartate” (a non-yogi person inquisitive of yoga also attains the brahma in due course of time). “Na me bhaktah pranashyati” (my devotee never falls from the path of eternal bliss).

    Author’s Response:

    Hare Krishna Dharmendraji..Beautiful addition!! Listen this beautiful bhajan in voice of Purushottam Das Jalota..Ankhiyan Hari Darshan Ki Pyas..

  3. Hare Krishna to all the readers who spent some moments in reading the post..

    Naresh Anshu Mishraji, Varanasi( Uttar Pradesh); Anupam Verma, New Delhi; Swami Prabhu Chaitanyaji, Patna( Bihar); Men’s Rights, Bangalore ( Karnataka); Anjeev Pandey, Nagpur (Maharashtra); Shashikant R. Pandey, Ahmedabad (Gujarat); Nita Pandey, Chennai (Tamil Nadu); Rakesh Pandey, Bhopal( Madhya Pradesh); Satyanarayan Misra; Navin Jha, Sudhir Dwivedi, New Delhi and Himanshu B.Pandey, Siwan (Bihar).

  4. Vishal Sabharwal, New Delhi, said:

    UNBORN is born for glorification of pious and annihiliation of miscreants. May Krsna bless u on his appearance day.

    Sharing this link: http://www.stephen-knapp.com/

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    Author’s Response:

    Ditto for you..Jai Radha Krishna🙂

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