The suitable resolution of doubt helps a person acquire a deeper understanding than before. I am equal to all. In order to deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium. I shall deliver you from all sinful reaction. We will also reflect on the relevance of the Gita to the modern world. With our design, one can simply search for any specific line using the intuitive indexing for example: 01. All living bodies subsist on food grains, which are produced from rain.
As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. Those miscreants who are grossly foolish, lowest among mankind, whose knowledge is stolen by illusion, and who partake of the atheistic nature of demons, do not surrender unto Me. Know that all beautiful, glorious, and mighty creations spring from but a spark of My splendor. One who is thus transcendentally situated at once realizes the Supreme Brahman. The Blessed Lord said: I instructed this imperishable science of yoga to the sun-god, Vivasvān, and Vivasvān instructed it to Manu, the father of mankind, and Manu in turn instructed it to Ikṣvāku. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.
And whoever, at the time of death, quits his body, remembering Me alone, at once attains My nature. O descendant of Bharata, he who dwells in the body is eternal and can never be slain. But in course of time the succession was broken, and therefore the science as it is appears to be lost. To make progrese in that discipline is always difficult for those who are embodied. However, the text goes far beyond this initial aim. For those whose minds are attached to the unmanifested, impersonal feature of the Supreme, advancement is very troublesome.
The Blessed Lord said: While speaking learned words, you are mourning for what is not worthy of grief. Hence, the purpose of the Bhagavad Gita, above everything else, is to impart Brahma Vidya, the science of God-realization. The wise who know this perfectly engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 1896-1977 is widely regarded as the foremost scholar, translator, and teacher of the modern era. Rise above these modes, O Arjuna.
We establish the main themes it pursues and identify the significance of this famous scripture. During the last twelve years of his life, Srila Prabhupada would inspire thousands of Westerners and Indians to devote their lives to Krishna consciousness, launching one of the fastest-growing spiritual movements in the history of the world. It should be understood that all species of life, O son of Kuntī, are made possible by birth in this material nature, and that I am the seed-giving father. It is never too late to start learning Srimad Bhagavad Gita. Always chanting My glories, endeavoring with great determination, bowing down before Me, these great souls perpetually worship Me with devotion. Ever since, it has become a way of life for Sivagami, who has been a student of the scripture for the past 15 years. Bhagavad-gita As It Is is the largest-selling, most widely used edition of the Gita in the world.
And, although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the non-doer, being unchangeable. The Supreme Lord first begins by inducing in Arjun a hunger for knowledge. One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna. Worship Me and offer your homage unto Me. That abode of Mine is not illumined by the sun or moon, nor by electricity.
We have created an in-depth version of the book for your smartphone, because you cannot take a printed version everywhere you go. Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life, whose sinful actions are completely eradicated and who are freed from the duality of delusion, engage themselves in My service with determination. It's the oldest spiritual scripture on Earth which gives actual answers on questions that mankind seek for centuries. O son of Kuntī, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. With your activities dedicated to Me and your mind and intelligence fixed on Me, you will attain Me without doubt. It is everlasting, and it is joyfully performed.
Similarly, all the purposes of the Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them. He never laments nor desires to have anything; he is equally disposed to every living entity. He is not slain when the body is slain. After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. The word Ārya in our sacred books does not refer to any race or ethnic group. Quick Overview: This online course contains lectures in Hindi on important Slokas of 16th chapter of Bhagavad Gita.