PART 2, Lesson 5 to 8
CHAPTER 8. THE ETERNAL BRAHM LESSON 5
Supreme Lord said: The Supreme Absolute is called the imperishable Brahm. The
individual self is called Jeev. The creative power that causes manifestation of
human beings is called Karm. (8.03)
Whatever object one remembers during death, one attains that object in
the next life. Because of the constant thought of an object during life time,
one remembers that object during death. Without sincere Saadhanaa (or spiritual
practice) one may not remember God at the time of death. (8.06) Therefore, always remember Me and do your
duty. You shall certainly attain Me when your mind and intellect are fixed on
Me. (This is a very powerful teaching of Gita one can easily practice)
(8.07) One who dies while meditating on God and uttering the word OM (Amen, or
Allah), the sacred sound of Brahm; such a person attains the supreme goal or
nirvaan. (8.13) I am easily
attainable, O Arjun, by that ever steadfast yogi who always thinks of Me, and
whose mind does not go elsewhere. (8.14)
The creation is cyclic. A multitude of beings are dissolved during the
arrival of the night of Brahmaa (the creator, or the creative cycle in the
creation), and they again come into visual existence at the arrival of the day
of Brahmaa. The night or day of the creator lasts for 4.32 billion years.
(8.19) The path of light (or knowledge)
and the path of darkness (or ignorance) are thought to be world's two eternal
paths. The former leads to nirvaan and the latter leads to rebirth. (8.26) CHAPTER
SUMMARY: Chapters 7 and 8 discuss Brahm or the metaphysics, and tell us how
to understand God and attain nirvaan through metaphysics, Jnaan.
CHAPTER 9. SUPREME KNOWLEDGE
AND THE BIG MYSTERY
entire universe is pervaded by the supreme Brahm. All beings depend on God as a gold chain depends on gold, but,
God does not depend on anybody. (9.04)
Creatures do not remain in Me. Look at the power of My divine mystery.
Though the sustainer and creator of all creatures, I do not remain in them. (In
reality, the chain does not remain in, or depend on gold. The chain is gold, or
gold has become the chain. Similarly, Brahm has become the creation as water
has become the wave) (9.05) All
creatures remain in Me without any contact as the mighty wind, moving
everywhere, eternally remains in space without any connection. (9.06) Persons of firm faith and will power worship
Me with unwavering devotion by always singing My glories, trying to reach Me,
and bowing down before Me. (9.14) To
those ever steadfast devotees, who always remember or worship Me with single
minded contemplation, I personally bring what they need and protect what they
have. (9.22) (Jesus said: Father in the heaven knows all what you need. Give
first place to His Kingdom and what He requires, and He will provide you
everything. Matthew 6.32). This is a very powerful verse as well as a promise
of the Lord. Whosoever offers Me
anything such as a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or even water with devotion; I
accept and eat the offering of devotion by the pure hearted. (9.26) (A
dedicated heart full of devotion, not complicated rituals, is needed to obtain
grace) O Arjun, whatever you do,
whatever you eat, whatever you offer as oblation to the sacred fire, whatever
charity you give, whatever austerity you perform, do everything as an offering
to Me. (9.27) The Supreme spirit is
present equally in all human beings. There is no one hateful or dear to Me. But
those who worship Me with devotion, they are with Me and I am also with them.
(The door of devotion is open to all. Those who can enter become one with the
lord) (9.29) Even the most sinful
person must be regarded as a saint if he or she resolves to remember Me with
single minded devotion, because, he or she has made the right resolution.
(9.30) (There is no unforgivable sin or sinner. The fire of sincere repentance
burns all sins) Fix your mind on Me, be
devoted to Me, worship Me, and bow down to Me. Thus uniting yourself with Me,
and setting Me as the highest goal and the sole refuge, you shall certainly
come to Me. (9.34) CHAPTER SUMMARY: Discusses the big mystery of the creator and how
one can attain Nirvaan through Bhakti or the love of God. Note: The word God is a general term used for all
the various aspects of the Absolute. It
is generally used for the controller and supporter (Vishnu) aspect of the
Supreme. Thus, there is only one Supreme, and all other names and forms are
just the manifestation for our worship and prayer only. And yes, you can see God not in the Absolute
form, but only through one of the various aspects, we call and worship as
deities. The worship of deities is not
idolatory if done with proper understanding of the spiritual principles behind
it. He is in every rock. Even Joseph
Campbell agrees to it.
10. MANIFESTATION OF
am the source of all. Everything originates from Me. Understanding this, the
wise ones worship Me with love and devotion. (10.08). The Vedas say: That which
is one has become this all. Arjun said:
O Lord of the universe, the creator of all beings, God of all gods, the Supreme
person; nobody can know You. Only You know Yourself. (Only God knows God!)
(10.15) The Supreme Lord Said: I am the
fraud of the gambler, I am the splendor of the splendid, I am the victory of
the of the victorious, I am the resolution of the resolute; I am the goodness
of the good. (10.36)
CHAPTER 11. VISION OF THE COSMIC FORM Arjun Said: O Lord, You are
as You have said to be, yet I wish to see Your divine cosmic form, O Supreme
Being. (11.03) The Supreme Lord Said: O
Arjun, you cannot see Me with your physical eye; therefore, I give you the
divine vision by which you can see My majestic power and glory. (11.08) Arjun said: O Lord of the universe, with the
divine vision I see You everywhere with infinite form, with many arms,
stomachs, faces, and eyes. Neither do I see the beginning nor the middle nor
the end of Your Universal Form, or the creation. (11.16) The Supreme Lord said: O Arjun, neither by
study of the Vedas, nor by austerity, nor by charity, nor by ritual, can I be
seen in this form as you have seen Me. (11.53)
However, through single minded devotion I can be seen in this form, can
be known in essence, and also can be reached,
O Arjun. (11.54) One who does all works
only for Me, and to whom I am the supreme goal; who is my devotee, free from
attachment, and without enmity towards all living beings; such a person
realizes Me, O Arjun. (11.55) CHAPTER SUMMARY: Chapter 10 discusses that everything has come
out of Brahm and goes back into Brahm. Chapter 11 again emphasizes the importance
of devotion (Bhakti) in spiritual journey.
CHAPTER 12. PATH OF DEVOTION
Supreme Lord said: I consider them to be the best yogis who worship, with
supreme faith, by fixing their mind on Me as the personal god with a form.
(12.02) The God-realization is more
difficult for those who worship or meditate on the formless impersonal God,
because the perception of a formless God by the average human being is very
difficult. The path of deity worship is considered faster and easier path for
the beginners. (12.05) Focus your mind
on Me and let your intellect contemplate upon Me through meditation. Thereafter
you shall certainly come to Me. (12.08)
One who neither rejoices nor grieves, neither likes nor dislikes, who has renounced both the good and the
evil, and who is full of devotion, such a person is dear to Me. (12.17) But those devotees who sincerely practice
the above mentioned immortal principles with faith and set Me as their supreme
goal; they are very dear to
Me. (12.20) Note: True devotion (Bhakti) is intense love for God.
CHAPTER 13. CREATION AND THE CREATOR
is the root of entire creation, O Arjun. The true understanding of both the
creator and the creation is called Jnaan, or the metaphysical knowledge.
(13.02) Constant reflection and the
understanding of the agony and suffering inherent in birth, old age, disease, and death are
being called the understanding of the Fourfold Noble Truth in Buddhism. (13.08)
(The disgust for worldly pleasures is a necessary prelude for spiritual
journey. This verse formed the basis of Buddhism. This proves that even a
single verse of the Gita can change a person if applied in life.) God is inside as well as outside all
inanimate and animate beings. The Supreme God is not formless (or void), but
has a transcendental form and personality beyond comprehension of human mind,
therefore, one cannot see or know Her/Him. He/She/It is very near as well as
far away. (13.15) The Spirit (Atmaa)
associates with matter, becomes an individual soul (Jeev) and experiences joys
and sorrows. The attachment to material objects, due to ignorance caused by the
illusory energy (Maayaa), is the cause of Jeev's birth in good and evil wombs.
(13.21) The one who can perceive the
imperishable spirit dwelling within all perishable living beings truly understands.
(13.27) They who grasp the difference
between matter and spirit understand that creation is non-different from the
creator, and discover the process of liberation of soul (Jeev) from the bondage
of body with the help of any one of the four paths---Sevaa, Knowledge,
Devotion, and Meditation (Karm, Jnaan, Bhakti, and Dhyaan). (13.34) CHAPTER
SUMMARY: Chapter 12 discusses devotion (Bhakti) and deity worship and gives
certain good qualities or values that a devotee has, and by developing those
qualities one can become a devotee. Chapter 13 gives a universal value system,
talks about the creation and the creator, and the paths leading to nirvaan.
CHAPTER 14. THREE GUNAS (MODES) OF NATURE
Arjun, The material nature is the womb wherein I place the seed of spirit from
which all living beings are born. (Living beings are products of a combination
of matter and spirit, or material and spiritual energies of the Lord)
(14.03) Sattv or calmness and goodness,
Rajas or activity and passion, and Tamas or inertia and laziness---these three
Gunas (modes, or states) of mind bind
the imperishable Spirit (Atmaa) to the body. (14.05) When one rises above these three Gunas (the laziness, activity,
and calmness) that originate in the body; one is freed from birth, old age,
disease, and death; and attains nirvaan. (14.20) The one who is indifferent to honor and disgrace; who is the same
to friend and foe; who has renounced the sense of ownership and doership; they
are said to have risen above the three modes (Gunas) and attain nirvaan.
(14.25) (Sattv, the goodness, is the topmost rung of the ladder leading to the
roof of the Truth, it is not the Truth as such. One can rise above the Gunas
and reach the top of the roof with the two wings of faith and devotion.)
CHAPTER 15. THE SUPREME PERSON
who are free from pride, who have conquered the devil of attachment, whose
mind is constantly dwelling in the Supreme Self, whose selfish desires are
completely pacified, who are free from the pair of opposites such as gain and
loss, pleasure and pain; such persons attain nirvaan, the goal of human birth.
(15.05) The Jeev (individual Self) in
the body is Lord's eternal part as the sun's ray is eternal part of the sun.
Spirit (Atmaa) associates with the body and activates the six senses. (15.07) As the air takes away the aroma from the
flower, similarly the Jeev takes the six senses from the body it leaves during
death to another new body it acquires in reincarnation. (15.08) I (Brahm, the Supreme Personality of
Godhead) am seated in the hearts of all beings. Memory, knowledge, as well as
the removal of doubts and wrong notions about God by reasoning come from Me. I
can be known by the study of the Vedas. I am, indeed, the author of the Vedas
and all other scriptures. (15.15) I am
beyond the perishable objects in the creation,
and higher than even the eternal Brahm
(Spirit, Brahman or
Atmaa); therefore, I am known in this world and in the Vedas as the Supreme Spirit. (15.18) CHAPTER
SUMMARY: Chapter 14 discusses the three inherent Gunas or states of the
material nature and their role in keeping the wheel of creation in motion. Each
and everyone of us is a slave of three modes (Gunas) of Nature, and therefore we should look at both the
saint and the sinner with equal respect.
Chapter 15 discusses the Supreme Spirit and the individual soul or the
Jeev and the relationship between the two.
CHAPTER 16. DIVINE AND THE DEMONIC QUALITIES
Lust, anger, and greed are
the three gates of hell leading to the Karmic bondage, and transmigration of souls (Jeev).
Speaking ill of others is the most heinous sin, because, it pollutes the mind
of the speaker first without any beneficial effect on the other person.
Therefore, one must practice to give up these. (16.21) Let
the scripture be your guide in determining what should be done and what should
not be done. You should perform your duty following the scriptural injunction.
(16.24). The Veda says: The world becomes sweet and beautiful to those who
live their lives in accordance with the scriptural injunction (Rig Veda
1.90.06). There are only two castes of people: the good or divine, and the bad
CHAPTER 17. THREEFOLD FAITH LESSON
Arjun, the faith of each is in accordance with one's own nature. A person is
known by the faith. One becomes what one constantly thinks. (17.03)
Whatever a person of purified mind desires,
one obtains those objects. The doer of good acts becomes good, and the doer of
evil becomes evil. One becomes virtuous by virtuous deeds and vicious by
vicious acts (The Upanishads). One becomes what one constantly and intensely
thinks of; irrespective of the reasons, which may be reverence, fear, jealousy,
love, or even hatred (The Bhaagavat Puraan). We are the product of our own
thoughts and desires, our own architect. Where there is a will there is a way.
We should harbor noble thoughts, because thoughts precede deeds. Thought
controls our physical, mental, financial, as well as spiritual well-being. We
have such a great power at our disposal, yet the irony is that we fail to use
it. If you don't have what you want, you are not committed to it one hundred
percent. You are the cause of everything that happens to you. Stephen Covey says: "The best way to predict your future is
to create it".
One must speak words that are
truthful, pleasant or non-offensive, and beneficial. One should not speak truth
in an offensive manner, and avoid flattery that is pleasant but untrue and
non-beneficial. (17.15) The charity
that is given unwillingly, or in order to get something in return, or looking
for some fruit has no value. (17.21)
Whatever is done without faith; whether it is sacrifice, charity,
austerity, or any other act has no value here or hereafter. (17.28) (The power
of faith acts like a magnet that draws the cosmic power or the grace to us
according to Joseph Campbell) CHAPTER SUMMARY: Chapter 16 discusses
the value system or the good and the bad qualities in people and the importance
of developing divine qualities as a means to spiritual progress. Chapter 17
discusses that everything including people, foods, charity, faith etc. are of
three types based on the Gunas of Nature.
CHAPTER 18. LIBERATION THROUGH RENUNCIATION
The Supreme Lord said: The sages call
Samnyaas as the renunciation of selfish work. The wise define Tyaag as the
renunciation of attachment to the fruit of all work. (18.02) The embodied beings are unable to completely
abstain from works. Therefore, one who renounces the fruit of work is
considered a Tyaagi or renunciant. (18.11)
The sensual pleasures appear like nectar in the beginning, but become like
poison in the end. The sensual pleasures wear out the vigor of the body and
mind, and results in disease and suffering in the end. Such pleasures must be
avoided. (18.38) All beings originate
from, and are pervaded by Brahm. Worshipping Him by performing one's duty for
Him one attains nirvaan. (18.46) After
renouncing the feeling of doership or egotism, violence, pride, lust, anger,
and desire for possession; one becomes fit for attaining oneness with Brahm.
(18.53) By devotion one can truly
understand what, and who I am in essence. After knowing Me in essence, one immediately
merges into Me. The Vedas say that the knower of Brahm becomes Brahm.
(18.55) Mentally offer all actions to Me and be devoted to Me. Be
calm and always fix your mind on Me. Everything we use or eat should be first
offered to God before using or eating. (18.57)
The Lord dwells in the heart of all beings, and causes everybody to work
out their Karm by His power of Maayaa as if they are puppets (of Karm) mounted
on a machine. (18.61) Setting aside all
righteous deeds just surrender unto the divine will with loving contemplation.
I shall liberate you from all sins (or the bonds of Karm). Do not grieve.
(18.66) (Surrendering to God means
realization that everything is controlled by the laws or the will of God, by
His power and direction; and we are just a puppet of our own Karm. When one
firmly understands that there is nothing else except Brahm, all responsibility
or Karm ceases and one attains nirvaan)
(This is the third most important verse of Gita to remember as well as the
summary of the teachings of Gita).
The Koran says: Whoever follows My Guidance, no fear shall come upon
them neither shall they grieve. (Surah 2.38) One who shall study or propagate
this supreme secret philosophy of Gita amongst My devotees, shall be performing
the highest devotional service to Me and shall certainly realize Me. (18.68) No
other person shall do a more pleasing service to Me, and no one on earth shall
be more dear to Me. (18.69)
you are requested to Xerox and distribute the one page sample lesson, provided
at the end of these lessons, to people who you think may be ready to study
Wherever is Krishn, the lord of yog;
and wherever is Arjun, the archer; there will be everlasting prosperity,
victory, happiness, and morality. This is my conviction. (18.78) This last verse of Gita again emphasizes
that one should acquire this knowledge without leaving one's duty in life. The
peace and prosperity come where duty or Arjun, and Knowledge or Krishn both are
present. Swami Harihar says: The daily reading of Gita will recharge mental
batteries and add meaning to otherwise dull routine life. Lord Krishn did not
teach Arjun to escape from his family life and duty.
CHAPTER SUMMARY: This concluding chapter
gives the summary of the basic philosophy of Gita. As it was mentioned earlier
that all problems of the world are, primarily, due to Ajnaan, the lack of
metaphysical or the Self-knowledge. This may be called the fundamental problem.
Therefore, propagation of this supreme knowledge is the highest service to the
humanity and the one who does this in any way or form is dearest to the Lord
and obtains His grace. Nirvaan can be attained by doing one's DUTY in life
without attachment, by performing certain DISCIPLINES to keep the senses under
control, and by DEVOTION to God. Thus DUTY,
DISCIPLINE, and DEVOTION are the three Ds of Gita to be learned, remembered, and practiced. You may form a
Gita study group in your area with our help.
essence of Gita is summarized below:
1. Why do you worry?
Who are you afraid of? Whatever
has happened has happened for the good. What is happening is also happening for
the good. Whatever will happen, will be for good also. Do not repent over the
past, or worry for the future. Do your duty selflessly---and to the best of
your abilities---in the present only.
2. What have you lost for which you cry? You did not bring anything to this world
when you were born. You are
unnecessarily attached to your possessions.
This attachment is the root cause of all your sufferings. Treat all your
possessions as a trust property given to you by the God. Let the thoughts of 'I' and 'my' be completely wiped of your
mind. Practice detached attachment.
Always remember the creator, and surrender to the will of the Lord.
3. Why worry about the unavoidable
death? Change is the law of nature. Atmaa (Spirit) is the abode of body, and
the body is an abode for the individual soul (Jeev). This physical body was not
here in the past, nor will it remain
here for ever. But, the Atmaa is
immortal. It neither takes birth nor
dies. Atmaa only changes its bodies as
you change your garments.
The Farewell Message of Lord Krishn
Krishn on the eve of His departure from the arena of this world, after
finishing the difficult task of establishing Dharm, gave His last parting
discourse to His cousin brother, Uddhav who was also His dearest devotee and
follower. At the end of a long sermon comprising of more than one thousand verses,
Uddhav said: O Lord, I think the pursuit of yog as You narrated to Arjun, and
now to me is very difficult, indeed, for most people, because, it requires
control of the unruly mind and senses. Please tell me a short, simple, and easy
way to God-Realization. Lord Krishn upon Uddhava's request gave the essentials
of Self-Realization for the modern age as follows:
(1) Do your duty to the best of your
abilities for the Lord without any selfish motive, and remember God at all
times---before starting a work, at the completion of a task, and while
(2) Practice to look upon all
creatures as Myself in thought, word, and deed, and mentally bow down to them.
(3) Perceive that the power of God
is with you at all times (by the practice of yogic techniques); through the
activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing
all the work using you as a mere instrument.
Paramahams Hariharanand says: God is
in everything as well as above everything. So if you want to realize Him, you
must seek Him in every atom, in every matter, in every bodily function, and in
every human being. This is Self-Realization.
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A SIMPLE MEDITATION TECHNIQUE
A simple technique of meditation is described here: (1) Wash your face,
eyes, hands, and feet; and sit in a clean, quiet, and dark place using any
comfortable posture, with head, neck, and spine straight and vertical. No music
or incense during meditation is recommended. The time and place of meditation
should be fixed. Follow Yama and Niyama, the good principles of living, by
thoughts, words, and deeds. Some yogic exercises are necessary. Midnight,
morning, and evening are the best times to meditate for 15 to 25 minutes every
day. (2) Remember any name or form of the personal god (I^!a Deva) you believe
in and ask His or Her blessings. (3) Close your eyes, take 5 to 10 very slow
and deep breaths. (4) Fix your gaze, mind, and feelings inside the chest
center, the seat of the causal heart, and breathe slowly. Mentally chant
"So" as you breathe in and "Hum" as you breathe out. Think
as if breath itself is making these sounds So and Hum (I am That Spirit).
Mentally visualize and follow the route of breath going in through the nostrils,
up towards the mid-brows, and down to the chest center, or the lungs. Do not
try to control or lead your breathing just follow the natural breathing. (5)
Direct the will towards the thought of merging yourself into the infinite space
of the air you are breathing. If mind wanders away from following the breaths,
start from step (3). Be regular, and persist without procrastination.
A word for the youth from Swami Vivekanand:
"Whatever you are doing, put your whole mind on it. If you are
shooting, your mind should be only on the target. Then you will never miss. If
you are learning your lessons, think only of the lesson. In India boys and
girls are taught to do this".
Meditation II, and Further
Study of the Gita
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to Quiz I: (1) Nonviolence (Ahimsaa)
(3) Saadhanaa (Meditation) and Sevaa that leads to Self-knowledge, that leads to Detachment (verse 6.35) (5) Likes and dislikes for material objects and
sensual pleasures (verse 3.34). Meditation technique is on page 12. All answers are in these lessons, discover
it and enjoy.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Prasad, a 1959 Engineering
graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur, India, obtained
his M.S. degree from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Civil
Engineering from the University of Illinois.
He has worked in research, teaching, several Consulting Engineering
firms, as well as State and Federal Governments in the U.S.A. Currently he is a supervisor at the U.S.
Navy. He has published several papers
in the Journals of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
The author is the founder and charter member of several
non-profit, tax-exempt religious organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area:
The Vedic Dharm Samaj, that now runs the Fremont Hindu Temple; The Ramayan Sabha, and The Universal Yoga
Center. He founded the International Gita Society (IGS) whose aim is to serve the humanity through the
immortal teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita and other major world scriptures, and
to establish harmony between all cultures, races, religions, castes, creeds,
and faiths of the world through the immortal teachings of all great
masters. His dream is to put the Holy
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Society---all over the world as our Christian brothers have done for the Holy
Bible through their American Bible Society.
Please lend us your helping hands---in your own way---and be a partner
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Gita Society (IGS) is a non-profit, tax-exempt spiritual organization
founded in 1984 to enlighten and serve the humanity through the medium of the Bhagavad-Gita. The Aims
and Objectives of IGS include the following:
1. To publish the Bhagavad-Gita
in English and other languages and distribute it at a nominal subsidized cost,
and put the Gita in libraries, hospitals, hotels, motels, and other public places throughout the world, starting from India and the USA, similar to
what the International Bible Society has done for the Bible all over the world.
2. To Spread the basic Non-sectarian Universal Teachings of Shrimad
Bhagavad-Gita and other Vedic scriptures in an easy to understand language by establishing branches of the Society in other countries
to be named as: International Gita
3. To provide support, and guidance in establishing Gita Study and Discussion (Satsang) Groups,
and provide free Gita correspondence
course to the youth, students, busy executives and other interested persons.
4. To provide inspiration,
cooperation, and support to
persons and non-profit organizations engaged in the study and propagation of
the Vedic knowledge; and to arrange lectures, seminars, and short courses on
meditation, yoga, and metaphysical sciences.
break the barriers between faiths, and establish
unity of races, religions castes,
and creeds through the immortal non-sectarian
teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads, Gita, Ramayana, as well as other major
world scriptures such as the Dhammapada, the Bible, the Koran, etc.; and to
promote the Universal Brotherhood of
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