Contributed By DR T Hegde
Greatness of the Gita
Self Realization is God Realization
Jnana Karma Sannyasa
Means of Acquiring Jnanam
Greatness of Gita
(Contributed BY Madhusudan)
Chapter-4, Verse 1 to 3
--History of Bhagavad Gita
--Creation & Time Cycle of Creation
--Importance of Disciplic Succession
--Qualification to Understand Bhagavad Gita
Avatara Rahasya (secret Of Incarnation)-
Contributed By Dr Kiran M
•Yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānirbhavati bhārata|
Abhyutthānamadharmasya tadā''tmānaṃ sṛjāmyaham ||4.7||
•Oh Bharata! Whenever there is a decline of righteousness (and)
increase of unrighteousness, then indeed, I create Myself.
Purpose Of Avathāra
•The Lord who is the creator and the protector of the world incarnates whenever it is needed to re-establish order in the world and rejuvenate it.
•so is with the knowledge of purpose Lord enters, unlike jiva who comes due to ignorance and karma
•The universe is a cosmic body- Maintained by DHARMA
•When Harmony is disturbed too much – Lord Incarnates to maintain it
•Paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṃ vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām| •Dharmasaṃsthāpanārthāya sambhavāmi yugē yugē ||4.8||
•For the protection of the righteous, for the destruction of the unrighteous, and for the establishment of righteousness, I am born in every age- Again and Again.
•Dharma is protected by protecting the people who follow dharma
•Punishing Adharmic people
•Rāma taught by living dharma, and Krishna taught by teaching Dharma,
•Krishna Lives amongst Us in the form of Gita
•Leaders Like Mahatma Gandhi have found solace and solution in Gita during crises.
• We also should learn, Practise, and teach Gita so that we move from Adharma to Dharma, Jeeva to Jeevan Muktha.
•As long as We are learning, Following and teaching Gita- Avatar is continuing time after time- sambavami Yuge Yuge Thank you
God Realization Is MOKSHA (Contributed By Dr Sunder)
Janma karma ca me divyam evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ
Tyaktvā dehaṁ punarjanma naiti mām eti sorjuna 4.9
One who knows the truth of the Avatara attains Moksha
The 2 Steps of Spiritual Journey
Vītarāgabhayakrodhā- KARMA YOGA
bahavo jñānatapasā pūtā- JNANA YOGA
Not all can seek God Why?
Many seek Dharma Artha Kama- Results from
Jnana Karma Sanyasa (Inaction In Action)
Contributed By Rama Gopalakrishna
karmany akarma yah pasyed akarmani ca
karma yah sa buddhiman manusyesu sa yuktah krtsna-karma-krt 4.18
One who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is intelligent among men,
and he is in the transcendental position, although engaged in all sorts of activities.
KARMANI AKARMAHA - Arjuna ( Action but Inaction- Not effective)
•Embodiment of Prakriti
•Impatient to fight
•Tortured by conflicts
•Absence of Karma presence of ego and Karma phalam as Karta and Bhokta
AKARMANI KARMAHA - KRISHNA (Inaction In Action)
•Charioteer, controls the horses
•Chinmudra impart Atma gnanam
•Ever in inaction
•Embodiment of Atman
•Karma is there with absence of ego and Karma phalam
Jnana Karma Sanyasa
Contributed By Veeksha
Brahmārpaṇaṁ brahma havir brahmāgnau brahmaṇā hutam
brahmaiva tena gantavyaṁ brahmakarmasamādhinā 4.24
Oh! Arjuna, jñānāgniḥ the fire of Knowledge, kurute
reduces, sarvakarmāṇi bhasmasāt karmas to ashes,
tathā just as, yathā samiddhaḥ agniḥ well kindled fire,
kurute reduces edhāṃśi bhasmasāt fuel to ashes.
Oh Arjuna! The fire of knowledge reduces all Karmas to ashes just as
a well-kindled fire reduces the fuel to ashes.
Level 1: I am the consciousness or brahma. Consciousness is separate from body-mind complex. Consciousness is Sathya and everything else around you is mithya.
Level 2: I the consciousness principle is the same in all the body-mind complex. Therefore, there is only one consciousness enclosed in all bodies. In the eye of consciousness we all one or atma ekatvam.
Level 3: The final level of upanishadic teaching is ‘I’ which is the consciousness behind all bodies and mind is alone the ultimate truth and the essence of creation.
Brahman is the oblation, Brahman is the offering,
the fire is brahman, the one who offers the oblation is also brahman.
One whose actions happen while absorbed in Brahman, he alone attains Brahman
Means of Acquiring Jnanam & Jnana Phalam
Contributed By Shyamala
In this verse, Krishna talks about
Guru Apeksha – the necessity of a Guru
2. Guru Lakshanam – the qualification of a Guru
3. Guru Upasadanam – the attitude to approach a Guru
4. Guru Upadeshaha – consistent and systematic teaching by a guru.
All the Four are important
Guru Apeksha - the necessity of a Guru
Krishna says every spiritual seeker necessarily requires a Guru
Without a Guru, spiritual progress or spiritual journey is impossible
Guru Lakshanam – The qualification of a Guru
A Guru must have the knowledge and the skill and compassion to impart the knowledge.
The Guru must also have the complete subjective experience of the Infinite reality - Shrotriya Brahma Nishtaha
Guru Upasadanam – Student’s attitude to approach a Guru
Guru Upadeshaha – Consistent & systematic teaching by a
Competent guru There is no replacement for Consistent & systematic teaching by a competent guru
Jnana Phalam – Benefits of Knowledge
Sarva moha nasha – conflicts in life will end
Jeevatma paramatma aikya darshanam - All living beings, the entire creation is resting in God. Vishvadharam gagana sadrusham Sarva papa nasha - The self knowledge acts like a boat to cross the huge ocean of papa
yathaidhānsi samiddho ’gnir
bhasma-sāt kurute ’rjuna jñānāgniḥ sarva-karmāṇi
The fire of Knowledge burns all actions to ashes
Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-IdamPuurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate
Om ShaantihShaantihShaantih ||