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Bhagavad Gita Chanting - 2nd Set

posted Jan 20, 2018, 7:35 PM by Parshu Ananth   [ updated Jan 20, 2018, 7:36 PM ]


nehabhikrama-naso 'sti  pratyavayo na vidyate
sv-alpam apy asya dharmasya  trayate mahato bhayat

In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.


vyavasayatmika buddhir  ekeha kuru-nandana
bahu-sakha hy anantas ca  buddhayo 'vyavasayinam

Those who are on this path are resolute in purpose, and their aim is one. O beloved child of the Kurus, the intelligence of those who are irresolute is many-branched.


bhogaisvarya-prasaktanam  ta yapahrta-cetasam
vyavasayatmika buddhih  samadhau na vidhiyate

In the minds of those who are too attached to sense enjoyment and material opulence, and who are bewildered by such things, the resolute determination for devotional service to the Supreme Lord does not take place.


trai-gunya-visaya veda  nistrai-gunyo bhavarjuna
nirdvandvo nitya-sattva-stho  niryoga-ksema atmavan

The Vedas deal mainly with the subject of the three modes of material nature. O Arjuna, become transcendental to these three modes. Be free from all dualities and from all anxieties for gain and safety, and be established in the self.


yavan artha udapane  sarvatah samplutodake
tavan sarvesu vedesu  brahmanasya vijanatah

All purposes served by a small well can at once be served by a great reservoir of water. Similarly, all the purposes of the Vedas can be served to one who knows the purpose behind them.


visaya vinivartante  niraharasya dehinah
rasa-varjam raso 'py asya  param drstva nivartate

The embodied soul may be restricted from sense enjoyment, though the taste for sense objects remains. But, ceasing such engagements by experiencing a higher taste, he is fixed in consciousness.


dhyayato visayan pumsah  sangas tesupajayate
sangat sanjayate kamah  kamat krodho 'bhijayate

While contemplating the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them, and from such attachment lust develops, and from lust anger arises.


krodhad bhavati sammohah  sammohat smrti-vibhramah
smrti-bhramsad buddhi-naso  buddhi-nasat pranasyati

From anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost one falls down again into the material pool.


raga-dvesa-vimuktais tu  visayan indriyais caran
atma-vasyair vidheyatma  prasadam adhigacchati

But a person free from all attachment and aversion and able to control his senses through regulative principles of freedom can obtain the complete mercy of the Lord.


ya nisa sarva-bhutanam  tasyam jagarti samyami
yasyam jagrati bhutani  sa nisa pasyato muneh

What is night for all beings is the time of awakening for the self-controlled; and the time of awakening for all beings is night for the introspective sage.


yajnarthat karmano 'nyatra  loko 'yam karma-bandhanah
tad-artham karma kaunteya  mukta-sangah samacara

Work done as a sacrifice for Visnu has to be performed, otherwise work causes bondage in this material world. Therefore, O son of Kunti, perform your prescribed duties for His satisfaction, and in that way you will always remain free from bondage.


yad yad acarati sresthas  tat tad evetaro janah
sa yat pramanam kurute  lokas tad anuvartate

Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.


prakrteh kriyamanani  gunaih karmani sarvasah
ahankara- vimudhatma  kartaham iti manyate

The spirit soul bewildered by the influence of false ego thinks himself the doer of activities that are in actuality carried out by the three modes of material nature.


sri-bhagavan uvaca
kama esa krodha esa  rajo-guna-samudbhavah
mahasano maha-papma  viddhy enam iha vairinam

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: It is lust only, Arjuna, which is born of contact with the material mode of passion and later transformed into wrath, and which is the all-devouring sinful enemy of this world.