The supreme secret

If someone thinks there can be any great service done to the divine, it is by implementing Gita’s principles in life.

Published: 06th May 2012 10:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd June 2012 10:16 PM   |  A+A-

Where the intellect is steady and the mind ready. This supreme secret, Krishna says, has been given to Arjuna because of his great love. The one who has received this truth will no doubt come to the supreme being alone.

If someone thinks there can be any great service done to the supreme divine, it is by studying the Gita, absorbing it and implementing its principles in life. There can be no dearer person to the Lord than the one who lives in this manner. Not just absorbing, but all those who study this sacred dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna have done a task equal to performing a yagna or a fire ritual that is so much pleasing to the gods. This is my clear conviction, says Krishna. Also, the one who listens to the Gita free of any ill will or jealousy will also become free of mind and reach the place where the doers of good deeds go to.

Now he asks Arjuna, “Have you listened to this spelling out of the Truth, Arjuna, even a little bit, with attention of your mind? Have your doubts and confusions been dispelled as a result of this oh Dhananjaya — the one who has won over wealth?”

Arjuna replies, “My delusion is my loss now — it has disappeared completely. I stand before you, free of doubt and do order me to do as you wish, Krishna.”

Now Sanjaya takes over the concluding narration on the Bhagavad Gita to Dhritarashtra: Thus I heard the conversation between Vasudeva and the noble-souled Partha. The amazing dialogue makes my hair stand on end. I had the opportunity to listen to the dialogue by the grace of the great sage Veda Vyasa. The part of the dialogue was uttered by none other than the Master of Yoga and the Yogis, Krishna himself.

Remembering this brilliant conversation between Krishna and Arjuna, I am filled with joy again and again. I am overwhelmed with wonder and surprise as I recall the glorious form of Krishna, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Oh great king, I am seized by amazement.

The last verse of the Gita is the most beautiful: Yatra Yogeshwarah Krishnaha Yatra Partho Dhanurdharaha| Tatra Shreer Vijayo Bhutihi Dhruva Neetir Matir Mama|| Wherever the intellect is rooted in the divine like Sri Krishna and wherever the mind is ready for the right action like that of Arjuna’s, there is no doubt and it is my firm conviction that there will be wealth and victory. This is an unshakable law.

Thus ends the 18th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishad which is a dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna called the Moksha Sanyasa Yoga or the mind that is free and liberated realising its unity with the one supreme consciousness. The Bhagavad Gita begins with Dharma and ends with Mama — My Dharma. It is a narration on doing your duty, relinquishing the idea that you are the doer and also without attachment to the results of action. ;



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