An invaluable compilation of Essential Concepts in Bhagavad-Gita (covering Chapters 5 & 6).
This third volume of Essential Concepts in Bhagavadgītā series, primarily deals with the concepts elaborated in the chapters five and six. Through these discussions, Poojya Swamiji further enlightens how Sri Krishna’s grand synthesis of Karmayoga and Jñāna offers a universal path to supreme Felicity.
Extract from the Book:
To dedicate one’s actions to the Supreme is to drop attachment to what one does and experiences. If, leaving attachment or identification, one performs his actions, he can, assures Krishna, remain unaffected and unbound. He brings the lotus leaf to illustrate the message. The lotus leaf is lying in water always. Water often enters the leaf, remains for a while, and in another moment slips off. Below and above is water; yet the leaf remains dry. The world as well our interactions with it must be like this. At no time should the seeker feel any conflict with the world. His life and the world around should, instead, be beautiful compliments, nourishing each other…
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The potential to change, correct and improve is in-built in the human system. That is how in Kurukshetra, Arjuna confessed his mental and moral crisis before Krishna, and Krishna began to deliver his thoughts and vision to help him. Did Duryodhana care to mend his evil in the same way? Only when one’s mind responds, the change is possible, and necessary…
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