[Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 6 verse 26

yato yato niśhcharati manaśh chañchalam asthiram tatas tato niyamyaitad ātmanyeva vaśhaṁ nayet Whenever and wherever the restless and unsteady mind wanders, one should bring it back and continually focus it on God. Success in meditation is not achieved in a day; the path to perfection is long and arduous. When we sit for meditation with … Continue reading [Bhagavad Gita] – Chapter 6 verse 26

[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