Daily Dose of Bhagwad Gita

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Quotes on Gita : ‘If one reads Bhagavad-Gita very sincerely and with all seriousness, then by the grace of the Lord the reactions of his past misdeeds will not act upon him’ Lord Shiva to Parvatidevi, Gita-Mahatmya. 

No other philosophical or religious work reveals ,in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme. I will shall read (Youtube Link Attached) and write Gita verses from the book “Bhagvan-Gita As It Is” by Swami Prabhupada everyday.

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 2- Verse 21

Chapter 2 – Contents of the Gita Summarised

Text 21 – O Pārtha, how can a person who knows that the soul is indestructible, eternal, unborn and immutable kill anyone or cause anyone to kill?

Purport – Everything has its proper utility, and a man who is situated in complete knowledge knows how and where to apply a thing for its proper utility. Similarly, violence also has its utility, and how to apply violence rests with the person in knowledge. Although the justice of the peace awards capital punishment to a person condemned for murder, the justice of the peace cannot be blamed, because he orders violence to another person according to the codes of justice. In Manu-saṁhitā, the lawbook for mankind, it is supported that a murderer should be condemned to death so that in his next life he will not have to suffer for the great sin he has committed. Therefore, the king’s punishment of hanging a murderer is actually beneficial. Similarly, when Kṛṣṇa orders fighting, it must be concluded that violence is for supreme justice, and thus Arjuna should follow the instruction, knowing well that such violence, committed in the act of fighting for Kṛṣṇa, is not violence at all because, at any rate, the man, or rather the soul, cannot be killed; so for the administration of justice, so-called violence is permitted. A surgical operation is not meant to kill the patient, but to cure him. Therefore the fighting to be executed by Arjuna at the instruction of Kṛṣṇa is with full knowledge, so there is no possibility of sinful reaction.”

Excerpt From: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. “Bhagavad-gita As It Is”.

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  1. How does the Gita define justice?

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    1. GS says:

      Gita says there is nothing right or wrong in this world. So justice doesn’t make sense.

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      1. Murder isn’t wrong?

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      2. GS says:

        Reason for murder whatever it may be..karma will do it’s work..It’s not our job

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      3. Even when you can prevent it? Wouldn’t inaction transfer the bad karma to you?

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      4. GS says:

        Is the action good for the greater humanity or small section of people or just one person?

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      5. An individual who could prevent murder would be just as guilty and beholden to karma as the murderer.

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  2. Sivadas says:

    So Bhagavad Gita says Karma will take care of everything. Karma means the intention of actions a person performed, performing now and will be performing. If a murder is done in order to save an innocent, then that person gets both Punyam (goodness) and Paabam (Sin). One is for saving and another one is for destroying. He continues his life journey with both the deeds he earned and faces his destiny. So Lord Krishna himself killed by the Hunter Jara who was Vaali in his previous birth killed by Lord Raam (Krishna’s previous avatar). Though Ram killed Vaali for the sake of good he met his destiny somehow in return. Good or Bad – Justice is same.

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