19 Feb Bhagwad Gita Slokas 3.10 & 3.11 (Parisamvad)
Chapter 3, Sloka 10
The Prajapati (the Creator), ‘having in the beginning (of creation) created mankind, together with sacrifices said, “by this shall you prosper, let this be the milch-cow of your desires-“Kamadhuk” (the mythological cow which yields all desired objects).
Chapter 3, Sloka 11
With this, you do nourish the Gods and may those deva-s nourish you; thus nourishing one another, you shall attain the Highest Good.
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“The statement in the Gita is clear cut – tit for tat. If you do something good, you get good; if you do something bad, you get bad. This applies to the entire universe. We only think in terms of some good for our own self and forget the universal good. The statement is that having created this whole world, God said, ‘You make this world peaceful, happy and that God would also make you happy. Please the God and God will please you.’ Mutually helping each other will bring you great joy, but we don’t believe in all that. We think about ourselves. The selfishness has got deep into us, just like in animals. They don’t read all this, they don’t think like this. They see something and they jump for it. In life also the same situation. We are concerned about own personal good and we are working for that; even though it is causing a lot of harm to the others, but we are least concerned. This is the fact but unfortunately we don’t accept. We are waiting for the bus and everyone keeps telling us, maintain the queue, don’t create commotion and rush but still the same problem. The individual should be alive and not just look for his personal good. A man came to the Institute many , many years back, saw a building getting constructed, himself a very , very ordinary person. He realized that the newly constructed building will require a lot of other things. He started making up for that. He became the servant, he became the cook, housekeeper, what not. That is how the hostel of the Institute was running. So that feeling has to come. He was an ordinary person, a tailor.
Work , effort, rituals can be directed to nobler objectives . We get lost in the routine. First do routines for long and when they become part of your nature then stop. Nobler objectives are positivity, faith, one – pointedness, wisdom.”
“Actions should be done as a Yajna – sacrifice. Do your duty with a balanced state of mind. Don’t be calculative, you will get everything. You do your part and nature will do its part. While doing good, don’t go overboard, just do that much where you can forget.”
On every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, The Yoga Institute, Santacruz holds Parisamvad sessions – Free interactive sessions that are open to all. These session begin at 7:20 am and end around 7:45 am.
The Tuesday Parisamvad is dedicated to explanation of the the Bhagwad Gita by our esteemed Gurus, Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji.
All are welcome to attend.Click Here to learn more about The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai.
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