Gems of bhagavad gita chapter 3

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Simple explanation, in English, of the important verses in Chapter 3 of Bhagavad Gita.

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Gems of bhagavad gita chapter 3

  1. 1. Gems ofBhagavad GitaT. K. G. NAMBOODHIRITHIRUVALLA, KERALAINDIA
  2. 2. BHAGAVAD GITA – THE DIVINESONG-An Introduction Bhagavad Gita-Part of theSanskrit EpicMahabhaaratha.(200 BC to 200AD) 700 verses in 18 chapters. A conversation between LordKrishna and his close friendArjuna in the middle of thebattlefield just before the startof the Kurukshetra battle. Arjuna loses his heart andrefuses to fight his teachersand relatives, and Krishnarevives him by his wise wordsof wisdom.TKG Namboodhiri
  3. 3. GemsofBhagavad GitaCHAPTER 3KARMA YOGATHE YOGA OF ACTIONTKG Namboodhiri
  4. 4. GemsofBhagavad GitaNAHI KASCHITH KSHANAMAPI JATHUTHISHTATHYAKARMAKRITH , KAARYATHE’HYAVASAH KARMA SARVAHPRAKRITHIJAIRGUNAIH.-(3-5)None can remain completely inactive foreven a moment. All, being dependent, aremade to work by the three constituentsof nature.TKG Namboodhiri
  5. 5. GemsofBhagavad GitaYATWINDRIYAANI MANASAA NIYAMYAARABHATHE’ARJUNA, KARMENDRIYIIH KARMAYOGAMASAKTHAHSA VISISHYATHE’.- (3-7)One, who controlling the organs of senseand action by will, and remainingunattached, performs his duties, is said toexcel.TKG Namboodhiri
  6. 6. GemsofBhagavad GitaNIYATHAM KURU KARMA THWAM KARMAJYAAYO HYAKARMANAH, SAREERAYAATHRAAPICHA THE’ NA PRASIDHYE’DAKARMANA.-(3-8)Always perform your allotted duty;for action is superior to inaction.Indeed, even life in the body isimpossible without working.TKG Namboodhiri
  7. 7. GemsofBhagavad GitaYAJNAARTHAAL KARMANO ANYATHRA LOKO AYAMKARMABANDHAH, THADARTHAM KARMAKAUNTHE’YA MUKTHASANGAH SAMAACHARA. –(3-9)The whole world is bound by work otherthan those done as sacrifice. So performyour duty efficiently withoutattachment, as a sacrifice.TKG Namboodhiri
  8. 8. GemsofBhagavad GitaTHASMAADASAKTHAH SATHATHAM KAARYAMKARMA SAMAACHARA , ASAKTHO HYAACHARANKARMA PARAMAAPNOTHI P00RUSHA.- (3-19)Always do your work withoutattachment; for, One who does hiswork with detachment attains thestate of supreme bliss.(God).TKG Namboodhiri
  9. 9. GemsofBhagavad GitaPRAKRITHE’H KRIYAMAANAANI GUNAIH KARMAANISARVASAH.-(3-27)GUNAA GUNE’SHU VARTHANTHA ITHI MATHWA NASAJJATHE’.-(3-28).Always work is done by the three constituentsof nature (Gunas) (& not by you). Constituentsare operating amidst constituents, & so do notattach yourself to your work.TKG Namboodhiri
  10. 10. GemsofBhagavad GitaINDRIYASYE’NDRIYASYAARTHE’ RAGADWESHOWVYAVASTHITHOW, THAYORNA VASAMAAGACHCHE’THTHOW HYASYA PARIPANTHINOW.- (3-34)Attraction & repulsion are rooted in senseobjects. One should not be swayed bythese two because they are the main roadblocks to one’s liberation.TKG Namboodhiri
  11. 11. GemsofBhagavad GitaKAAMA ESHA KRODHA ESHA RAJOGUNASAMUDBHAVAH, MAHASANO MAHAPAAPMAVIDHYENAMIHA VYRINAAM.- (3-37)Desire & anger are born of the constituentRajas. They are insatiable and grosslywicked. Know them to be enemies ofspiritual progress.TKG Namboodhiri
  12. 12. GemsofBhagavad GitaAAVRUTHAM JNAANAMETHE’NA JNAANINO NITHYAVYRINA; KAAMAROOPE’NA KAUNTHE’YADUSHPOORE’NA ANALE’NA CHA.- (3-39)Knowledge stands covered bydesire, which is insatiable like fire, andthe eternal enemy of the wise.TKG Namboodhiri
  13. 13. GemsofBhagavad GitaINDRIYAANI MANO BUDHIRASYAADHISHTAANAM UCHYATHE’, E’THAIRVIMOHAYATHYE’SHA JNAANAMAAVRYTHYADE’HINUM.- (3-40)The senses, mind & intellect are said to bethe abode of desire. By means of these, itobscures knowledge & deludes theembodied soul.TKG Namboodhiri
  14. 14. GemsofBhagavad GitaTHASMAATHWAMINDRIYAANYAADOW NIYAMYABHARATHARSHABHA, PAAPMAANAM PRAJAHIHYE’NAM JNANA VIJNANA NAASANAM.- (3-41)Therefore, Arjuna, first controlling thesenses, kill the evil desire which destroystrue knowledge and realization.TKG Namboodhiri
  15. 15. GemsofBhagavad GitaINDRIYAANI PARAANYAHU RINDRIYE’BHYAH PARAMMANAH, MANASASTHU PARAA BUDHIRYO BUDHE’PARATHASTHU SAH. (3-42)Senses are superior to our body, mind issuperior to senses & intellect is superiorto mind. Even superior to intellect is theSoul.TKG Namboodhiri
  16. 16. GemsofBhagavad GitaEVAM BUDHE’H PARAM BUDHWA SAMSTHA-BHYAATMAANAMAATMANAA, JAHI SATHRUMMAHABAAHO KAAMAROOPAM DURAASADAM.-(3-43)Thus knowing the Soul to be superior tointellect, subdue the mind byreasoning, & kill desire which is the hard-to-overcome enemy.TKG Namboodhiri

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