Monday, July 1, 2013

A Shloka from Bhagavad Gita - The Song of the Lord!

It has been clearly established by Lord Krishna that those who perform Vedic rituals with self interest motives are unable to extricate themselves from samsara or the endless cycle of birth and death. Whereas the devotees of the Lord Krishna being completely free from self interest and ulterior motives accomplish the four goals of human existence artha or wealth, kama or pleasure, dharma or righteousness and moksa or liberation by the grace of the God Himself. The word ananyas meaning exclusive denotes that such devotees have no other goal than the Supreme Lord, thinking only of service to Him day and night with full heart and soul.

ananyas cintayanto mam ye janah paryupasate
tesam nityabhiyuktanam yoga-ksemam vahamy aham


We are not saints or jnani. We are having many duties to the family, to office etc.,This sloka, the verse of Bhagavat Gita did not tell to sit all the 24 hours thinking of god.we should not take this as a blanket assurance to all, to abandon their duties and expect Lord to take care of him/ herself by just spending time in spiritual activity. 

Here the wonderful words- "Yogakshemam Vahamyaham" tells that God will take care of those who constantly contemplate on Him. Sri Krishna explains this in Geetha as follows.
" Those who desire My eternal association precluding all else meditate on Me with exclusive devotion; Those persons, I insure the uniting of their individual consciousness with the Ultimate Consciousness perpetually."

Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, “I shall ensure the safety and well-being of my devotees!” And He keeps his word, without fail. Krishna did not tell to put pending all the works or not suggesting to stay away from all the works, or he is not saying to attend fully only on him. He says not to forget god. He says not to think other unwanted matters. 

Krishna says to remember Him sincerely and selflessly while performing his own duties.The meaning is not to forget God and says to remember him wherever you are and whatever you are attending.

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