Monthly Archives: January 2016

Understanding Gita – 56

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka 19 – 20 TEXT 19 tasmād asaktaḥ satataṁ kāryaṁ karma samācara asakto hy ācaran karma param āpnoti pūruṣaḥ SYNONYMS tasmāt—therefore; asaktaḥ—without attachment; satatam—constantly; kāryam—as duty; karma—work; samācara—perform; asaktaḥ—nonattachment; hi—certainly; ācaran—performing; karma—work; param—the Supreme; āpnoti—achieves; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 55

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga  Shloka 17-18 TEXT 17 yas tv ātma-ratir eva syād ātma-tṛptaś ca mānavaḥ ātmany eva ca santuṣṭas tasya kāryaṁ na vidyate SYNONYMS yaḥ—one who; tu—but; ātma–ratiḥ—takes pleasure; eva—certainly; syāt—remains; ātma–tṛptaḥ—self-illuminated; ca—and; mānavaḥ—a man; ātmani—in himself; eva—only; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 54

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka 15-16 TEXT 15 karma brahmodbhavaṁ viddhi brahmākṣara-samudbhavam tasmāt sarva-gataṁ brahma nityaṁ yajñe pratiṣṭhitam SYNONYMS karma—work; brahma-Vedas; udbhavam—produced from; viddhi—one should know; brahma—the Vedas; akṣara—the Supreme Brahman (Personality of Godhead); samudbhavam—directly manifested; tasmāt—therefore; sarva–gatam—all-pervading; brahma—Transcendence; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 53

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka 13 -14 TEXT 13 yajña-śiṣṭāśinaḥ santo mucyante sarva-kilbiṣaiḥ bhuñjate te tv aghaṁ pāpā ye pacanty ātma-kāraṇāt SYNONYMS yajña–śiṣṭa—food taken after performance of yajña; aśinaḥ—eaters; santaḥ—the devotees; mucyante—get relief from; sarva—all kinds of; kilbiṣaiḥ—sins; bhuñjate—enjoy; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 52

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka 11 – 12 TEXT 11 devān bhāvayatānena te devā bhāvayantu vaḥ parasparaṁ bhāvayantaḥ śreyaḥ param avāpsyatha SYNONYMS devān—demigods; bhāvayata—having been pleased; anena—by this sacrifice; te—those; devāḥ—the demigods; bhāvayantu—will please; vaḥ—you; parasparam—mutual; bhāvayantaḥ—pleasing one another; … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 51

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga  Shloka 9-10 TEXT 9 yajñārthāt karmaṇo ‘nyatra loko ‘yaṁ karma-bandhanaḥ tad-arthaṁ karma kaunteya mukta-saṅgaḥ samācara SYNONYMS yajña–arthāt—only for the sake of Yajña, or Viṣṇu; karmaṇaḥ—work done; anyatra—otherwise; lokaḥ—this world; ayam—this; karma–bandhanaḥ—bondage by work; tat—Him; artham—for … Continue reading

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Understanding Gita – 50

Chapter 3 – Karma Yoga Shloka 7 – 8 TEXT 7 yas tv indriyāṇi manasā niyamyārabhate ‘rjuna karmendriyaiḥ karma-yogam asaktaḥ sa viśiṣyate SYNONYMS yaḥ—one who; tu—but; indriyāṇi—senses; manasā—by the mind; niyamya—regulating; ārabhate—begins; arjuna—O Arjuna; karma–indriyaiḥ—by the active sense organs; karma–yogam—devotion; … Continue reading

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