The Bhagavad Gita, occurs as an episode in the Mahabharata, and is regarded as one of the gems of Hindu literature. The poem is a dialogue between Prince Arjuna, the brother of King Yudhisthira, and Vishnu, the Supreme God, incarnated as Lord Krishna. The conversation takes place in a war-chariot, stationed between the armies of the Kauravas and Pandavas, who are about to engage in battle.
The sublime message of the Bhagavad Gita is timeless and is applicable in every facet of life. Within Srimad Bhagavad Gita are the answers to the mysteries of existence – our real purpose in this world, how we should act and why we suffer, or are often times helpless in our struggle for survival.
The active principle of understanding the message of the Gita is to hear directly from the Master of yoga, Lord Sri Krishna, who is glorified throughout the Vedic literature as the Supreme Person, the Absolute Truth. Lord Sri Krishna speaks to Arjuna in Srimad Bhagavad Gita and thus one who studies the Gita hears from Krishna directly.
Self-realization means to realize our actual purpose in life and act towards it, gradually freeing us from the yoke of material bondage. Where there is light, darkness cannot stand — where there is proper knowledge, ignorance cannot remain. Srimad Bhagavad Gita unravels the mysteries of life, providing not only knowledgeable answers, but also a progressive process to uplift us to pure consciousness.
Anyone who is fortunate enough to dive deeply into the wisdom of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and embrace its message will surely achieve success, for this is guaranteed in the Gita’s final verse:
“yatra yogeshvarah krishna yatra partho dhanur-dharah
tatra shrir vijayo bhutir dhruva nitir matir mama”
Where there is Sri Krishna, the Master of yoga, and where there is Arjuna, the mighty archer, there will always be prosperity, victory, opulence and righteousness – this is my firm conviction. (BG 18.78)
Let us all dwell in the wisdom of Bhagavad Gita by learning a sloka every day. Morning Raaga shall be posting the sloka, the English and Telugu translations and the meaning of the verse. Kindly support morning raaga in this endeavour by posting your esteemed comments. Let us all grow more wiser and apply the teachings of the greatest teacher Lord Sri Krishna.
“Sarvam Sri Krishnaarpanamasthu”