Friday, June 27, 2008

BHAGAVAD GITA SUMMARY (in Hindi and English)


The Bhagavad Gita ("Song of God") is the essence of the Vedas and Upanishads.
It is a universal scripture applicable to people of all temperaments, for all
times. It is a book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on Yoga,
Devotion, Vedanta and Action. The Bhagavad Gita has influenced many great
thinkers over the years.

  • Why do you worry without cause? Whom do you fear without reason? Who can
    kill you? The soul is neither born, nor does it die.
  • Whatever happened, happened for the good; whatever is happening, is
    happening for the good; whatever will happen, will also happen for the good
    only. You need not have any regrets for the past. You need not worry for the
    future. The present is happening... 

  • What did you lose that you cry about? What did you bring with you, which
    you think you have lost? What did you produce, which you think got destroyed?
    You did not bring anything - whatever you have, you received from here.
    Whatever you have given, you have given only here. Whatever you took, you took
    from God. Whatever you gave, you gave to him. You came empty handed, you will
    leave empty handed. What is yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday,
    and will belong to someone else the day after tomorrow. You are mistakenly
    enjoying the thought that this is yours. It is this false happiness that is
    the cause of your sorrows.

  • life. In one instance you can be a millionaire, and in the other instance you
    can be steeped in poverty. Yours and mine, big and small - erase these ideas
    from your mind. Then everything is yours and you belong to everyone. 

  • This body is not yours, neither are you of the body. The body is made of
    fire, water, air, earth and ether, and will disappear into these elements. But
    the soul is permanent - so who are you? 

  • Dedicate your being to God. He is the one to be ultimately relied upon.
    Those who know of his support are forever free from fear, worry and sorrow.

  • Whatever you do, do it as a dedication to God. This will bring you the
    tremendous experience of joy and life-freedom forever. 

    Episode 72,73,and 74 contains the video of Gita Saar which are available on youtube .

    Click here to see video of Episode 73 of Mahabharata (2nd part of Gita Saar)

    Click here to see video of Episode 74 of Mahabharata (3rd and last part of Gita Saar) 

    Some quotes from famous personalities across the world on the Bhagavad Gita:

    Albert Einstein
    "When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous."
    Aldous Huxley
    "The Bhagavad-Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity."
    Mahatma Gandhi
    "When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day."
    Henry David Thoreau
    "In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial."
    Dr. Albert Schweitzer
    "The Bhagavad-Gita has a profound influence on the spirit of mankind by its devotion to God which is manifested by actions."
    Carl Jung
    "The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been current in by gone ages. The link with Vedic conceptions is provided by Plato in his Timaeus in which it states 'behold we are not an earthly but a heavenly plant.' This correlation can be discerned by what Krishna expresses in chapter 15 of Bhagavad-Gita."
    Herman Hesse
    "The marvel of the Bhagavad-Gita is its truly beautiful revelation of life's wisdom which enables philosophy to blossom into religion."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    "I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us."