My heartfelt congratulations to all the devotees of Lord Krishn
in the entire globe at this great occasion of Krishnjanmashtami
which is being celebrated as the day of HIS manifestation
with deep devotion, dedication and total surrender to HIM.
Lord Krishn’s one of the most prominent teaching in Chapter Four, Verse Six of Bhagavad Gita is:
अजोऽपि सन्नव्ययात्मा भूतानामीश्वरोऽपि सन् ।
प्रकृतिं स्वामधिष्ठाय संभवाम्यात्ममायया ॥४–६॥
ajo’pi sann avyayātāmā
bhūtānām īśvaro’pi san,
prakṛtim svām adhiṣṭhāya
sambhavāmy ātmamāyayā (6)
“Although imperishable, birthless, and God of all beings,
I manifest myself subduing the materialistic world of nature
by the mysterious power of atm-maya.’’
Lord Krishn is imperishable, birthless, and pervading the breath of all beings,
but he is manifested when he restrains materialistic attachments by atm-maya.
One kind of maya is the moral ignorance that makes one accept the reality of the material world,
which is the cause of rebirth in low and inferior forms.
The other maya is that which Sri Krishn calls yog-maya, of which we are unaware.
This is the maya of Self that provides access to the Soul and leads to awareness of the Supreme Spirit.
It is by the operation of this yog-maya
Lord Krishn subdues his three-propertied nature and manifests himself.
People usually say that they will have a vision of God
when he manifests himself through an incarnation.
According to Lord Krishn, however, there is no such incarnation as may be seen by others.
God is not born in a corporal form.
It is only by gradual stages that he controls his three-propertied nature
the exercise of yog-maya and manifests himself.
There is one more important teaching of Lord Krishn in Chapter Four, Verse Eleven of Bhagavad Gita
which I feel like sharing with entire globe in the present scenario
when the entire humanity is crying because of life threat of Covid-19.
I can not express the intensity of divine intuition which is inspiring me to share
in spite of all our scientific efforts to come out from this severe crisis,
it is very much required now to pray to God
with a heavy heart in our hands, tear full eyes with full of devotion, dedication and total surrender
now to get manifested, shower HIS grace and save us
from this great misery which can not be afforded further.
Lord Krishn sings in Chapter Four, Verse Eleven of Bhagavad Gita:
ये यथा मां प्रपद्यन्ते तांस्तथैव भजाम्यहम् ।
मम वर्त्मानुवर्तन्ते मनुष्याः पार्थ सर्वशः ॥४–११॥
ye yathā mām prapadyante
tāns tathai’va bhajāmy aham,
manuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvasaḥ (11)
Lord “O Parth,
as men worship me, even so do I accept them,
knowing this the wise follow me in every way.”
Lord Krishn rewards his worshippers according to the nature of their devotion;
he assists them in the same degree.
It is the worshipper’s dedication that is returned to him as grace.
Knowing this secret, the righteous conduct themselves with single-mindedness
according to the way laid down by him.
They who are dear to him act according to his way.
They do what he ordains them to do.
God shows his favor by standing with the worshipper as a charioteer;
he begins to walk along with the worshipper and manifest his glory.
This is the form of his loving care.
He stands up for the destruction of forces that generate wickedness
to protect righteous impulses that provide access to reality.
Unless the worshipped God acts as the earnest charioteer who alerts at every step,
despite his dedication and closing his eyes in meditation, and all other endeavors,
the worshipper cannot cope with the adversities of the material world successfully.
How is he to know how much distance he has covered
how much more remains to be covered?
The adored God stands inseparably with the Self and guides him:
he is now at this point, that he should do this, and walk like that.
Thus the gulf of nature is gradually bridged and, guiding the Soul ahead by gradual steps,
God, at last, enables him to merge into him.
Worship and adoration have to be performed by the devotee,
but the distance on the path which is covered by the devotee is only by God’s grace.
Knowing this, men who are pervaded by divine sentiment through and through follow Lord Krishn’s precept.
But they do not always do this in the right way.
So what my heart sings every moment these days is Chapter Eleven of Bhagavad Gita
where a heartful prayer has been done by Lord’s loving disciple Arjun
Lord Krishn has shown to him with help of celestial vision.
HIS entire cosmic game revealing the mysteries of life and death.
I am sharing these audio links of Bhagavad Gita on YouTube
in various languages wherein one may choose Chapter Eleven
and listen to the total communication along with the prayer,
praying to which can save the entire humanity,
my heart believes so.
I am also sharing a video (below) that was shared with me on social media
which is from Brazil as informed
which has inspired me to share my feelings
on this great occasion of most sacred Krishnjanmashtami.
May Lord Krishn bless the entire globe and listen to our prayer for showering HIS divine grace.
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2. IN HINDI:
3. IN ENGLISH:
4. IN GERMAN:
5. IN PUNJABI:
6. IN BENGALI:
7. IN GUJARATI:
8. IN MARATHI:
9. IN TELUGU:
10. IN KANNADA:
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13. IN URDU:
Brazil Video Link:
Bow down in lotus feet of revered Gurudev for such teaching to me.
atman, the “Self” is the chariot’s passenger….
the body is the chariot itself….
consciousness (buddhi) is the chariot driver…..
the mind (manas) is the reins…..
the five senses (indriya) are the chariot horses……
the objects perceived by the senses are the chariot’s path……
आत्मानँ रथितं विद्धि शरीरँ रथमेव तु ।
बुद्धिं तु सारथिं विद्धि मनः प्रग्रहमेव च ॥
इन्द्रियाणि हयानाहुर्विषयाँ स्तेषु गोचरान् ।
आत्मेन्द्रियमनोयुक्तं भोक्तेत्याहुर्मनीषिणः ॥
The above quoted reference from Katha Upanishads reflects
for following combination of equations:
( From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Jivatma some how gets separated in want of body and sensual pleasures
from Supreme Soul and since an infinite time span,
tireless efforts are being done in this mortal wild world in search of eternal bliss.
Jiva gets deceived by going any where while traversing in search of eternal peace.
Becomes without any means and gets a very pitiable condition.
Soul can never achieve eternal peace
till reaches very near
in direct influence of Supreme Soul.
Supreme soul, being so kind and most gracious after seeing such a hopeless situation,
gives a body like chariot with all means to ordinary self.
Provides mighty horses in form of senses.
Providing mind as rein, Supreme Being hands over to Consciousness by giving control as charioteer.
By getting seated the self in chariot as owner with the divine instructions
to follow the spiritual instructions of Consciousness,
God issues instructions to follow the spiritual path by remembering HIM
in shape of name, form, divine games and ultimate abode
so that self may again get merged with Supreme Self
by passing through different divine disciplines
through tough spiritual austerities.
If self might have followed the instructions as it is,
certainly would have reached to the stage of direct perception of God
concluded the total path again by final merger.
But because of worldly attachments, sensual pleasures and infatuation,
the main target gets disappeared.
Due to continuous disobedience to Consciousness by self,
Consciousness becomes careless
releases the rein form mind loose to run the senses in desired directions
as per own sweet will.
With the result, self starts getting disgraced aimless in sensual pleasures
temporary worldly enjoyments.
In other words, instead of by taking help
with the same mind, body and senses for getting dissolved in Supreme Self,
the Jivatma again gets trapped in delusions
for further intense sufferings.
This is the basic concept behind the above mentioned verses
from Katha Upanishads through which any inference can be brought out
as per own understandings.