Daily Dose of Affirmation

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.  It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for…

Daily Dose of Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 6 karmendriyani samyamyaya aste manasa smaranindriyarthan vimudhatmamithyacarah sa ucyate TRANSLATION One who restrains the senses and organs of action, but whose mind dwells on sense objects, certainly deludes himself and is called a pretender. PURPORT There are many pretenders who refuse to work in Krsna consciousness but make a show of…

Daily Dose of Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 5 na hi kascit ksanam apijatu tisthaty akarma-krtkaryate hy avasah karmasarvah prakrti-jair gunaih TRANSLATION All men are forced to act helplessly according to the impulses born of the modes of material nature; therefore no one can refrain from doing something, not even for a moment. PURPORT It is not a question…

Daily Dose of Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 4 na karmanam anarambhannaiskarmyam puruso ‘snutena ca sannyasanad evasiddhim samadhigacchati TRANSLATION Not by merely abstaining from work can one achieve freedom from reaction, nor by renunciation alone can one attain perfection. PURPORT The renounced order of life can be accepted upon being purified by the discharge of the prescribed form of…

Daily Dose of Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 3 sri-bhagavan uvacaloke ‘smin dvi-vidha nisthapura prokta mayanaghajnana-yogena sankhyanamkarma-yogena yoginam TRANSLATION The Blessed Lord said: O sinless Arjuna, I have already explained that there are two classes of men who realize the Self. Some are inclined to understand Him by empirical, philosophical speculation, and others are inclined to know Him by…

Daily Dose of Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 3: Karma-yoga TEXT 1 arjuna uvacajyayasi cet karmanas temata buddhir janardanatat kim karmani ghore mamniyojayasi kesava TRANSLATION Arjuna said: O Janardana, O Kesava, why do You urge me to engage in this ghastly warfare, if You think that intelligence is better than fruitive work? PURPORT The Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krsna has very…

Daily Dose of Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 72 esa brahmi sthitih parthanainam prapya vimuhyatisthitvasyam anta-kale ‘pibrahma-nirvanam rcchati TRANSLATION That is the way of the spiritual and godly life, after attaining which a man is not bewildered. Being so situated, even at the hour of death, one can enter into the kingdom of God. PURPORT…

Daily Dose of Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 71 vihaya kaman yah sarvanpumams carati nihsprhahnirmamo nirahankarahsa santim adhigacchati TRANSLATION A person who has given up all desires for sense gratification, who lives free from desires, who has given up all sense of proprietorship and is devoid of false ego—he alone can attain real peace. PURPORT…

Daily Dose of Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 70 apuryamanam acala-pratisthamsamudram apah pravisanti yadvattadvat kama yam pravisanti sarvesa santim apnoti na kama-kami TRANSLATION A person who is not disturbed by the incessant flow of desires—that enter like rivers into the ocean which is ever being filled but is always still—can alone achieve peace, and not…

Daily Dose of Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized TEXT 68 tasmad yasya maha-bahonigrhitani sarvasahindriyanindriyarthebhyastasya prajna pratisthita TRANSLATION Therefore, O mighty-armed, one whose senses are restrained from their objects is certainly of steady intelligence. PURPORT As enemies are curbed by superior force, similarly, the senses can be curbed not by any human endeavor, but only by keeping…