Category Archives: Bhagavad Gita

Guru Purnima

Today, the full moon day (Purnima) of Ashadh (July) is celebrated as Guru Purnima and we pay respects to our Gurus. But many don’t know that Guru Purnima coincides with the birthday of  Sage Veda Vyaasa. Every scripture of Indian … Continue reading

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The Bhagavad Gita prescription..

Emergencies, challenges, dilemnas of present lifestyles, some inevitable, some remediable and yet others that exist only in our imaginations can set us off-balance and we are apt to fall in the dirty ditches of despair, despondency and depression. We often … Continue reading

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Choice in action

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |  (भगवद गीता: २: ४७) karmanyevaadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana| (Bhagavad Gita: 2: 46) The word ‘adhikara’ here means our choice, our free will, our right, something we have power over. This choice Krishna says is only … Continue reading

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The End of Rituals

A group of Brahmins were performing their evening rituals on the banks of the river Ganga. One of them though was sitting still. On being asked he said, “I am under ‘ashoucha’ (a temporary defilement caused due to birth or … Continue reading

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The Scriptures – a spiritual lighthouse

Man being essentially divine by nature, the call of the higher is dormant in every one of us. Our great religious books help to awaken this dormant faculty within us. Material prosperity raises the ‘Standard of living’ whereas the inner … Continue reading

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About a leader

“यद्यदाचरति  श्रेष्टसतत्तदेवेतरो  जनः स  यत्प्रमाणं  कुरुते  लोकस्तदनुवर्तते |” (भगवद  गीता :३ :२१ ) Whatever a great man does, that other men also do (imitate), whatever he sets up as the standard, that the world (people) follows. (Bhagavad Gita:3:21) “Man is … Continue reading

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Spirit of Sacrifice

“सःयज्ञाह  प्रजा  सृष्ट्वा  पुरोवचः  प्रजापतिः |   अनेन  प्रसविष्यध्वमेश  वो अस्त्विष्टकमधुक || ” (भगवदगीता :३ :१०) The Prajapati (Creator) having in the beginning (of creation) created mankind, together with sacrifices said, “by this (yagna spirit) you shall prosper, let this … Continue reading

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