[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 11 verse 44

tasmāt praṇamya praṇidhāya kāyaṁ prasādaye tvām aham īśham īḍyam piteva putrasya sakheva sakhyuḥ priyaḥ priyāyārhasi deva soḍhum Therefore, O adorable Lord, bowing deeply and prostrating before you, I implore you for your grace. As a father tolerates his son, a friend forgives his friend, and a lover pardons the beloved, please forgive me for my … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 11 verse 44

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 9 verse 6

yathākāśha-sthito nityaṁ vāyuḥ sarvatra-go mahān tathā sarvāṇi bhūtāni mat-sthānītyupadhāraya Know that as the mighty wind blowing everywhere rests always in the sky, likewise all living beings rest always in Me. Shree Krishna has used the term mat sthāni three times, from the fourth verse to the sixth verse.  It means “all living beings rest in Him.”  They … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 9 verse 6

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 3 verse 8

niyataṁ kuru karma tvaṁ karma jyāyo hyakarmaṇaḥ śharīra-yātrāpi cha te na prasiddhyed akarmaṇaḥYou should thus perform your prescribed Vedic duties, since action is superior to inaction. By ceasing activity, even your bodily maintenance will not be possible. Until the mind and intellect reach a state where they are absorbed in God-consciousness, physical work performed in … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 3 verse 8

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 8 verse 3

śhrī bhagavān :- uvācha akṣharaṁ brahma paramaṁ svabhāvo ’dhyātmam uchyate bhūta-bhāvodbhava-karo visargaḥ karma-sanjñitaḥThe Supreme Indestructible Entity is called Brahman; one’s own self is called adhyātma. Actions pertaining to the material personality of living beings, and its development are called karma, or fruitive activities. Shree Krishna says that the Supreme Entity is called Brahman (in the Vedas, God … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 8 verse 3

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 6 verse 34 – 35

chañchalaṁ hi manaḥ kṛiṣhṇa pramāthi balavad dṛiḍham tasyāhaṁ nigrahaṁ manye vāyor iva su-duṣhkaramśhrī bhagavān uvācha asanśhayaṁ mahā-bāho mano durnigrahaṁ chalam abhyāsena tu kaunteya vairāgyeṇa cha gṛihyate The mind is very restless, turbulent, strong and obstinate, O Krishna. It appears to me that it is more difficult to control than the wind.Lord Krishna said: O mighty-armed … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 6 verse 34 – 35

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 9 verse 28

śhubhāśhubha-phalair evaṁ mokṣhyase karma-bandhanaiḥ sannyāsa-yoga-yuktātmā vimukto mām upaiṣhyasi By dedicating all your works to Me, you will be freed from the bondage of good and bad results. With your mind attached to Me through renunciation, you will be liberated and will reach Me. Every action has defects, just as fire is covered by smoke.  When … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 9 verse 28

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 5 verse 15

nādatte kasyachit pāpaṁ na chaiva sukṛitaṁ vibhuḥ ajñānenāvṛitaṁ jñānaṁ tena muhyanti jantavaḥ The omnipresent God does not involve Himself in the sinful or virtuous deeds of anyone. The living entities are deluded because their inner knowledge is covered by ignorance. God is not responsible either for anyone’s virtuous deeds or sinful actions.  God’s work in … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 5 verse 15

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 7 verse 15

na māṁ duṣhkṛitino mūḍhāḥ prapadyante narādhamāḥ māyayāpahṛita-jñānā āsuraṁ bhāvam āśhritāḥ Four kinds of people do not surrender unto me—those ignorant of knowledge, those who lazily follow their lower nature though capable of knowing me, those with deluded intellect, and those with a demoniac nature. Shree Krishna has given four categories of people who do not … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 7 verse 15

[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 2 verse 57

yaḥ sarvatrānabhisnehas tat tat prāpya śhubhāśhubham nābhinandati na dveṣhṭi tasya prajñā pratiṣhṭhitā One who remains unattached under all conditions, and is neither delighted by good fortune nor dejected by tribulation, he is a sage with perfect knowledge. Rudyard Kipling, a famous British poet, has encapsulated the essence of this verse on Sthita prajña (Sage of steady intelligence) … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 2 verse 57