Friday, February 10, 2017

Bhagavad Gita - Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 27


In this series, Swami Mukundananda reveals the original meanings of the Bhagavad Gita Quotes, Shlokas [Chapter 12, Bhakti Yog, The Yog of Devotion] with crystal clear explanations and perfect logic.

Shree Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita to surrender all deeds to God. Humans commit both-sinful and pious deed. Is Shree Krishna asking humans to surrender even the sinful deeds? This question was once asked to Jagagdguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj. Answering the question he said that we need to offer pious actions to God not our sins otherwise people will start committing sin and say "I am offering it to God so it is ok". Thus, Swami Mukundananda in this episode says, "people should take responsibility of their bad deeds."
If there is anything which God despise then it is the pride or ego. One must shed this pride to get God.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 26

In this episode, Swami Mukundananda explains slok number 13 from Bhagavad Gita chapter 12. Here Shree Krishna is telling Arjun about the virtues of His devotees. Shree Krishna says that His devotee does not hold any grudge or ill feeling towards anyone, keeps cordial and merciful feeling towards all, gives away attachment and is without pride.

There are three types of devotees:
1. Those who go to temple and worships the deities but holds ill feeling towards the devotees of God.
2. Those who respect the devotees whom they feel are ahead of themselves; befriends them whom they feel are equal and shows mercy towards those whom they feel are below in devotion. Such devotees remain neutral towards those who are not devotee or against their Guru.
3. Those who sees God in everybody. Such devotees are devoid of discrimination.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 25

In chapter 12 of the Bhagavad Gita, Arjun asked Shree Krishna-which is best path, Bhakti or Gyan? Shree Krishna answered him by declaring Bhakti to be the best and simplest path to attain God. Swami Mukundananda further takes the explanation ahead and says there are two types of actions- mechanical and emotional. A 3-year old child doing pranam to Swamiji when insisted by his parent is the example of the mechanical action. The child doesn't know who is Swamiji, what does doing pranam mean and why he needs to do it. He does it mechanically because his parents have taught him to do so. This is not bad but not enough. It will not free us from the bondage of birth and death. For liberation and attainment of Divine love, we need to rise above the mechanical-physical drill. Thus Shree Krishna says, Gyan is above such physical devotion. Dhyan is above Gyan. Renouncing the fruit of action is above Gyan and Dhyan.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 24


Only God and Guru knows about the destiny of the soul. The astrologers simply make a guess looking at the Panchang. Thus, Ayurveda clearly states two kinds of illness- one that you get through your own bad life-style and other that you inherit from your ancestors. The second kind of ailment is the result of your own deed of previous lives. Swami Mukundananda in this episode of Bhagavad Gita discourse explains the science of Karma with a simple example of a man who, without working, own a lottery and became a millionaire overnight. This happened due to his previous deeds, he was destined to be rich. But, now it is up to him to either double the money with wise investment or to gamble it away. Thus Swamiji further says, "Whatever is written in your destiny, will come to you automatically, you do not need to worry of work for it. "

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 23


People say that I will do devotion whenever God wishes me to do so, or when right time comes, or when my fate allows me, etc. All these excuses are very harmful. Fate or destiny of this life is the result of our action of previous lives. So if we keep on blaming fate for not engaging in devotion, then we will never reach the goal of God-realization. We need to start working for it in this life, result of this endeavor will be presented to us in a form of destiny in next birth.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 22


Swami Mukundananda in this lecture of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 says, "nothing in this world is achieved without practice. When we first tried to walk, we fell down. After great effort and practice, we learnt how to walk." Similarly in the beginning, it will be very difficult to fix our mind on God for even 5 minutes, but with practice we will be able to contemplate on God for longer period of time. Swamiji also further says that as we progress in this path we will start getting the Ras (bliss) of God from within, so we will be tempted to do more. This is the way to move ahead in the path of Divine contemplation.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 21

The Bhagavad Gita or the Gita Saar is widely revered as one of the greatest jewels of spiritual wisdom in the history of humankind. It describes the divine dialogue that took place between the Supreme Lord Shree Krishna and his devotee Arjun on the battle ground.
Controlling mind is difficult but not impossible. There are many difficult things in world which we face daily. We raise children, face the tantrums of spouse and boss, sit for examinations, all these works are difficult but we faced them all. So why do we need to be scared of difficulties that occur on the path of spiritual enlightenment?

Monday, September 5, 2016

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 20


In this series, Swami Mukundananda reveals the original meanings of the Bhagavad Gita Quotes, Shlokas [Chapter 12, Bhakti Yog, The Yog of Devotion] with crystal clear explanations and perfect logic.

Swami Mukundananda, while discussing the Chapter of 12 of Bhagavad Gita says, "Repeated contemplation of the attainment of one's selfish motive is the root cause of attachment. A person experiences happiness in getting and sorrow in loosing somebody or something when that person sees his/her selfish motive behind the person or the object."

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 19

Jagadguru Shankaracharya has asked all to contemplate upon the shortcomings or the flaws of the world. The fact that there is no happiness in this world needs to revised again and again in the mind to bring detachment. Swamijis says, "We are not Arjun to become all knowledgeable of Bhagavad Gita by listening to it once. We need to listen to the philosophy repeatedly, contemplate on it and practice to implement the knowledge of Gita in our day to day life."

Swami Mukundananda further says that our intellect does not allow us to confirm that there is no happiness in the world. How could we correct this, so that it becomes easier for us to get detached from the world and move ahead towards God? Swamiji gives 3 easy steps to see whether there is happiness in the world or not. If there is happiness in the world:
1. Then all should experience it.
2. It should be available eternally.
3. Then all should get it equally.
Listen to the full lecture for more on happiness.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Bhagavad Gita in Hindi Chapter 12 Part - 18

In this series, Swami Mukundananda reveals the original meanings of the Bhagavad Gita Quotes, Shlokas [Chapter 12, Bhakti Yog, The Yog of Devotion] with crystal clear explanations and perfect logic.

Intellect controls mind and thus we all are able to maintain perfect discipline in workplace, at home or anywhere we go or anything we do. Even a kid knows how to control his mind with the help of intellect. No kid wants to study, he will like to play all day. But when they sit for exam, they control their mind and sit in a exam hall for 3 hours and pays full attention to his answer sheet. "All of has the power to control our mind, we do not utilize it," says Swami Mukundananda. He says that when the intellect decides, the mind comes under control.

Swamiji also discusses about the meaning of Gayatri Mantra in this lecture. Gayatri Matra says, "The Lord who illuminates the 3 lokas, may He illuminate my intellect with the Divine knowledge towards the righteous path."

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