Daily Dose of Bhagwad Gita

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.

Chapter 2 – Text 45

Chapter 2 – Contents of the Gita Summarised

Text 45 – The Vedas deal mainly with the subject of the three modes of material nature. O Arjuna, become transcendental to these three modes. Be free from all dualities and from all anxieties for gain and safety, and be established in the self.

Purport – All material activities involve actions and reactions in the three modes of material nature. They are meant for fruitive results, which cause bondage in the material world. The Vedas deal mostly with fruitive activities to gradually elevate the general public from the field of sense gratification to a position on the transcendental plane. Arjuna, as a student and friend of Lord Kṛṣṇa, is advised to raise himself to the transcendental position of Vedānta philosophy where, in the beginning, there is brahma-jijñāsā, or questions on the supreme transcendence. All the living entities who are in the material world are struggling very hard for existence. For them the Lord, after creation of the material world, gave the Vedic wisdom advising how to live and get rid of the material entanglement. When the activities for sense gratification, namely the karma-kāṇḍa chapter, are finished, then the chance for spiritual realization is offered in the form of the Upaniṣads, which are part of different Vedas, as the Bhagavad-gītā is a part of the fifth Veda, namely the Mahābhārata. The Upaniṣads mark the beginning of transcendental life.


As long as the material body exists, there are actions and reactions in the material modes. One has to learn tolerance in the face of dualities such as happiness and distress, or cold and warmth, and by tolerating such dualities become free from anxieties regarding gain and loss. This transcendental position is achieved in full Kṛṣṇa consciousness when one is fully dependent on the good will of Kṛṣṇa.

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

3 Comments Add yours

  1. waderbyorchard says:

    The Bhagavad Gita is an interesting artefact. That it is valuable to have been thinking psychologically so long ago, especially as an approach to health and well being. I have not read The Bhagavad Gita, but I can relate to the ideas through my own ways of thinking about these topics. I tend to think that all of these “dualities” have their places in life.

    Even what many people today consider to be “negative” emotions, are actually signals that our bodies have developed to speak to us, to tell us what is good or bad and right and wrong. In this way, nature has given us a kind of intuition from within when it becomes unclear outside of our which is the right way to go. It is the process of using our emotions in intelligent or skillful ways which is difficult for people, and not being overcome or ruled by them.

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    1. GS says:

      Are emotions good or bad? People often judge feelings as “good” or “bad” by whether or not they are pleasant or unpleasant: Happiness is good, while anger is bad. … In other words, even unpleasant emotions can be “good.” Do they have a purpose? Negative emotions also most likely aid in our survival. Bad feelings can be vital clues that a health issue, relationship or other important matter needs attention, Adler points out. The survival value of negative thoughts and emotions may help explain why suppressing them is so fruitless.

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      1. waderbyorchard says:

        And a lot of emotions or feelings people think are good, and pleasure would be maybe the simplest case of them all, can actually have many negative effects because it leads us to behaviours we do not even sense is destructive over a longer period.

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