1. EVERY ONE IS CHILD OF GOD:
“The immortal soul in the body is a part of mine and it is HE who draws the five senses and the sixth the mind that dwell in nature.”
( Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 15, Verse Seven)
All human beings are children of God.
2. PURPOSE OF THE HUMAN BODY :
“It hardly needs saying that since pious Brahmin and royal sages (rajarshi)
attain to salvation, you should always engage in my worship
after getting the rare human body which is naturally afflicted
with pain and suffering and is ephemeral too.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Nine, Verse 33)
The right for such worship is granted to all those in a human body.
3. ONLY TWO KINDS IN HUMAN BEINGS :
“There are in the world, O’Parth,
two kinds of beings, the pious,
on whom I have already dwelt at length,
and the devilish of whom you will now hear from me.
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 16, Verse Six)
There are only two types of human beings, the’Dev’ (divine) of whom the heart is dominated by the noble traits, and the’Asur’ (devil) whose evil traits dominate the hearts. In this entire creation, there are no other types of human beings.
4. FULFILMENT OF EVERY DESIRE THROUGH GOD :
“Men who do pious deeds enjoined by the three Ved,
who have tasted nectar and freed themselves from sin,
and who wish for heavenly existence through worshiping me by Yagya,
go to heaven (Indralok), and enjoy godly pleasures
as a reward for their virtuous acts.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Nine, Verse 20)
“Through worshiping me, people aspire to reach the heaven and I grant it to them. Therefore, everything can be easily attained through the grace of Supreme Being.”
5. ELIMINATION OF EVERY SIN BY TAKING REFUGE IN THE
SUPREME BEING :
“ Even if you are the most heinous sinner,
the ark of knowledge will carry you safely across all evils.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Four, Verse 36)
Even the worst of all sinners can undoubtedly gain access to the Supreme Being by using the boat of wisdom.
6. KNOWLEDGE :
“Constantly resting in the awareness of God is called adhyatmy
and the perception of the Supreme Spirit who is
the end of realization of truth are all knowledge
and whatever is contrary to them is ignorance.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 13, Verse 11)
Dedication to the wisdom of the Supreme Soul, and the direct perception of Eternal Wisdom, which is the manifestation of the Supreme Soul, constitute the components of the real wisdom. Any thing, other than these is ignorance. Thus direct perception of God is wisdom.
7. EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO WORSHIP :
“Even if a man of the most depraved conduct worships me incessantly,
he is worthy of being regarded as a saint
because he is a man of true resolve.
Thus he soon becomes pious and achieves eternal peace,
and so, 0 Son of Kunti, you should know beyond any doubt
that my worshiper is never destroyed.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Nine, Verse Thirty-Thirty one)
A great sinner even, if worships ME with one pointedness and single mindedness shall be transformed into a noble soul and shall attain the everlasting peace within. Therefore, a noble soul is the one who has dedicated himself to the Supreme Being.
8. EVERLASTING SEED IN DIVINE PATH :
“Since selfless action neither wears out the seed
from which it sprang nor has any adverse consequence,
even a partial observance of this dharm liberates one
from the dire terror of repeated birth and death.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Two, Verse 40)
Even a small amount of action performed with a goal of self realization shall elevate the seeker from the terrible fear of birth and death cycles. The seed that is sown in the divine path is never lost.
9. THE ABODE OF THE SUPREME BEING:
“Propelling all living things that bestride a body
which is but a contrivance by his maya,
O Arjun, God abides in the hearts of all beings.
Seek refuge with all your heart, O Bharat,
in that God by whose grace you will attain to repose
and the everlasting, ultimate bliss.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 18, Verse 61- 62)
God resides within the heart of every living being. Therefore, one must surrender himself totally to this Supreme Being with complete detachment. Through His compassion, one shall attain the ultimate bliss.
“Yet other Yogi offer the functions of their senses
and operations of their life breaths to the fire of Yog (self control)
kindled by knowledge. As some offer their exhalation to inhalation,
others offer their inhaled breath to the exhaled breath,
while yet others practise serenity of breath by regulating
their incoming and outgoing breath.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Four, Verse 27-29)
The entire activities of the sense organs and mental turmoils are offered as oblations to the soul that is illuminated by wisdom, into the fire of yog. Meditators, on the self, sacrifice the vital air to apan and similarly apan to pran. Going even higher than this, a Yogi restrain all life forces and take refuge in the regulation of breath (pranayam). The procedure of such practices is Yagya. To perform this action is “ORDAINED ACTION” i.e. Karm.
The sacrifice of the vital air to Apan and similarly Apan to Pran and the restraint of inhalation and exhalation of breath is named as Karm. Karm signifies worship or contemplation.
The system of practice of Yog is known as Yagya.
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Four, Verse 32)
Vikarm means that karm which is not obligatory but which is undertaken for the help and guidance of those who are left behind. After the final attainment, the sage becomes free from the performance of karm. Such self-attained, self-realised sages neither gain nor lose anything by performing the karm. After the attainment of this state whatever they do is immaculate. Such a karm is called vikarm.
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Four, Verse 17)
12. PERFORMER OF YAGYA :
“O the best of Kuru, the yogi who have tasted the nectar
flowing from Yagya attain to the eternal Supreme God,
but how can the next life of men bereft of Yagya be happy,
when even their life in this world is miserable?”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Four, Verse 31)
For people, who do not possess the attitude of yagya, it is very difficult to obtain human form in the transmigratory existence. Therefore, everyone in a human body is entitled to perform Worshipful Meditation (Yagya).
13. GOD CAN BE SEEN :
“O Arjun! a man of great penance, a worshiper can know
this form of mine directly, acquire its essence,
and even become one with it by a total and unswearing dedication.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 11, Verse 54)
It is easy to see Him face to face, know Him and even gain entry into Him through intense devotion.
“Only a seer views the soul as a marvel,
another one describes him as a marvel,
and yet another hears him as a marvel,
while there are some who hear him and yet know Him not.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Two, Verse 29)
An enlightened sage could see this SOUL as a rare wonder.This is direct perception.
14. SOUL IS ETERNAL AND TRUE :
“The Self, which cannot be pierced or burnt or made wet
or faded, is uninterrupted, all pervasive, constant,
immovable and eternal.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Two, Verse 24)
Soul alone is true. Soul alone is eternal.
15. BRAHMA (god of creation) AND HIS CREATIONS ARE MORTAL :
“All the worlds from Brahmlok downwards are, O Arjun,
of a recurrent character, but, O son of Kunti,
the soul which realizes me is not born again.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Eight, Verse 16)
Brahma and his creations, dev and demons are full of grief, momentary and mortal.
16. WORSHIP OF OTHER GODS :
“Driven by the properties of their nature,
they who fall from knowledge desire worldly pleasures
and in imitation of the prevailing customs,
worship other gods instead of one single God.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 7, Verse 20)
Those whose intellect has been robbed through enjoyment of worldly comforts, such foolish persons tend to worship other gods than the Supreme Being.
“Although even covetous devotees indeed worship me
in worshiping other gods, their worship is against
the ordained provisions and therefore enveloped by ignorance.”
( Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Nine, Verse 23)
Those who worship other gods, are worshiping Supreme Being under influence of ignorance and their efforts go in vain.
RELINQUISHMENT OF SCRIPTURAL PROCESS :
“While the virtuous worship gods and the impassioned
and morally blind worship yaksh and demons,
they who are blinded by ignorance worship ghosts and nature-spirits.’’
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 17, Verse Four)
Those who are of sattvic nature worship gods when they quit the scriptural path; persons of rajas nature worship yaksha, rakshas, and persons of tamas nature worship ghosts and goblins.
“Mark you that they who undergo terrible self mortification
without spiritual sanction and are afflicted with hypocrisy and arrogance
besides lust, attachment, and vanity of power and who wear out not only
the elements that constitute their bodies but also me
who dwells in their souls are ignorant men with evil disposition.”
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 17, Verse Five- Six)
Even people with virtuousness tend to worship other gods. However, you must know that such persons too are devilish in nature.
17. THE IGNOBLE :
“I forever condemn these abhorring, degraded, and cruel persons,
the most abject, among mankind, to demoniacal births.’’
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 16, Verse 19)
Those who, after forsaking the prescribed way of performing Yagya, adopt ways without scriptural sanction, are cruel, sinful and ignoble among the human beings.
18. ORDAINED PROCEDURE :
“He who departs from the body intoning OM,
which is GOD in word, and remembering me, attains to salvation.’’
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 8, Verse 13)
The intoning of OM, which is the synonym for eternal Brahm and remembering only the sole Supreme Being in worshipful meditation is the guidance of the enlightened sage.
19. SCRIPTURE :
“I have thus instructed you, the sinless, in the most subtle of all knowledge because, O Bharat, by knowing its essence a man gains wisdom and accomplishes all his tasks.’’
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 15, Verse 20)
GEETA IS SCRIPTURE :
“So scripture is the authority on what ought
and ought not to be done,
and having learnt that you have the ability to act according
to the provisions laid down by the scripture.’’
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 16, Verse 24)
Scripture is only a base to take perfect decision in case of performance or avoidance of DUTY. Hence one should act as per prescribed task elaborated in Bhagavad Gita.
20. DHARM :
“Grieve not, for I shall free you from all sins
if you abandon all other obligations (dharm)
and seek refuge in me alone.’’
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 18, Verse 66)
After giving up all the confusing ups and downs, and interpretations (he who shall take refuge in ME, means who shall completely surrender to the sole Supreme Being), the ordained action to achieve ultimate bliss is the real conduct of DHARM
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 40)
and even if man of the most depraved conduct if performs, is worthy of being regarded as a Saint.
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter Nine, Verse 30)
21. WHOM TO APPROACH TO KNOW REAL DHARM :
“For I am the one in whom the eternal GOD, immortal life,
the imperishable Dharm, and the ultimate bliss all abide.’’
(Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 14, Verse 27)
He is the dwelling of the immortal GOD, of everlasting life,
of eternal DHARM and of the unblemished pure joy
of attaining the Supreme goal.
In other words, a GOD-attained saint, an enlightened GURU is this bliss, personified.
THE TRUE ESSENCES OF ALL THE RELIGIONS
IN WORLD ARE ECHOS OF GITA.
~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans~
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