Gems of bhagavad gita chapter. 6

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Chapter 6 of Bhagavad Gita talks about developing self control & concentration.It has a total of 47 verses. One of the most important messages of Gita is contained in verse 6.5.

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Gems of bhagavad gita chapter. 6

  1. 1. Gems of Bhagavad Gita T. K. G. NAMBOODHIRI THIRUVALLA, KERALA INDIA
  2. 2. BHAGAVAD GITA – THE DIVINE SONG-An Introduction  Bhagavad Gita-Part of the Sanskrit Epic Mahabhaaratha.(200 BC to 200 AD)  700 verses in 18 chapters.  A conversation between Lord Krishna and his close friend Arjuna in the middle of the battlefield just before the start of the Kurukshetra battle.  Arjuna loses his heart and refuses to fight his teachers and relatives, and Krishna revives him by his wise words of wisdom. TKG Namboodhiri
  3. 3. Gems of Bhagavad Gita CHAPTER 6 ATHMASAMYAMA YOGA THE YOGA OF SELF-CONTROL TKG Namboodhiri
  4. 4. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ANAASRITHAH KARMAPHALAM KAARYAM KARMA KAROTHI YAH, SA SANYAASI CHA YOGI CHA NA NIRAGNIRNNA CHAAKRIYAH. (6.1) One who does the work that has to be done, without dependence on the fruits of action, is the real Samnyaasi and Yogi & not the one who merely stops doing all his daily rituals & the required work TKG Namboodhiri
  5. 5. Gems of Bhagavad Gita UDHARE’D ATMAN ATMAANAM NA ATMAANAM AVASAADAYE’D, ATMAIVA HYAATMANO BANDHURAATMAIVA RIPUTAATMANA. (6.5) Raise yourself with your own efforts. You should never degrade yourself. Self alone is one’s friend as well as one’s enemy. TKG Namboodhiri
  6. 6. Gems of Bhagavad Gita BANDHUR ATMAATMANA STHASYA YENAATMAIVAATMANAA JITHAH, ANAATMANASTHU SATHRUTHWE’ VARTHE’TH ATMAIVA SATHRUVATH. (6.6) When you keep your senses and mind under control, the soul is your friend. The same soul becomes your enemy when your mind & senses are not under control. TKG Namboodhiri
  7. 7. Gems of Bhagavad Gita JITHAATHMANAH PRASAANTHASYA PARAMAATHMA SAMAAHITHAH, SEETHOSHNASUKHADUKHE’SHU THATHA MAANAAPAMAANAYOH. (6.7) JNAANA VIJNAANA THRIPTHAATHMA KOOTASTHO VIJITHE’NDRIYAH YUKTHA ITHYUCHYATHE’ YOGEE SAMALOSHTAASMAKAANCHANAH. (6.8) The supreme Self exists as the individual Self for the one who has subdued the self & is quiescent in cold & heat, pleasure & pain & in honour & disgrace. That person is said to be an integrated yogi whose self is content with knowledge & experience, who has subdued his senses, who is immutable & to whom a clod of dirt, stone & gold are all alike. TKG Namboodhiri
  8. 8. Gems of Bhagavad Gita YOGEE YUNJEETHA SATHATHAMAATHMAANAM RAHASI STHITHAH, E’KAAKEE YATHA CHITHAATHMA NIRAASEERA PARIGRAHAH. (6.10) Living in solitude, alone, with controlled mind & self, free from cravings, owning nothing, the yogi (meditator) ought to apply himself to yoga incessantly. TKG Namboodhiri
  9. 9. Gems of Bhagavad Gita PRASAANTHAATHMA VIGATHABHEER BRAHMACHAARI VRITHE’ STHITHAH, MANAH SAMYAMYA MACHCHITHO YUKTHA AASEETHA MATH PARAH. (6.14) With the inner senses tranquilized, fear gone, established in chastity, controlling the mind, thoughts anchored in Me, the integrated yogi should sit, intent on Me. TKG Namboodhiri
  10. 10. Gems of Bhagavad Gita YUNJANNE’VAM SADATHMAANAM YOGI NIYATHAMAANASAH, SAANTHIM NIRVAANA PARAMAAM MATHSAMSTHAMADHIGACHCHATHI. (6.15) Thus applying himself continuously, with a disciplined mind, the yogi wins peace, which is abidance in Me, & eventually emancipation. TKG Namboodhiri
  11. 11. Gems of Bhagavad Gita YADA VINIYATHAM CHITHAM AATHMANYE’VA VATHISHTATHE’, NIHSPRIHAHM SARVA KAAME’BHYO YUKTHA ITHYUCHATHE’ THADAA. (6.18), When the self-controlled mind abides solely in the self, rid of cravings for objects of desire, one is said to be integrated in yoga. TKG Namboodhiri
  12. 12. Gems of Bhagavad Gita YUJNANNE’VAM SADAATHMAANAM YOGEE VIGATHAKALMASHAH, SUKHE’NA BRAHMASAMSPARSAMATHYANTHAM SUKHAM ASNUTHE’. (6.28) Integrating himself always, the sin- less yogi easily achieves contact with Brahman or infinite bliss TKG Namboodhiri
  13. 13. Gems of Bhagavad Gita SARVA BHOOTHASTHAMAATMAANAM SARVA BHOOTHAANI CHAATMANI, EEKSHATHE’ YOGA YUKTHAATMA SARVATHRA SAMADARSATHEH. (6.29) One, who whose inner senses are attuned to yoga, looks upon everything as equal because he beholds the Self in all beings, and all beings in the Self TKG Namboodhiri
  14. 14. Gems of Bhagavad Gita YO MAAM PASYATHI SARVATHRA SARVAM CHA MAYI PASYATHI, THASYAAHAM NA PRANASYAAMI SA CHA ME’ NA PRANASYATHI. (6.30) One, who sees God in everything & everything existing in God, does not lose sight of Him, nor does God lose sight of him/her. TKG Namboodhiri
  15. 15. Gems of Bhagavad Gita SARVA BHOOTHASTHITHAM YO MAAM BHAJATHYEKATHWAMAASTHITHAH, SARVATHTHA VARTHAMAANO API SA YOGI MAYI VARTHATHE’. (6.31) One, who worships God who resides in all beings, as his own self, always abides in God no matter how he/she appears to live. TKG Namboodhiri
  16. 16. Gems of Bhagavad Gita ATHMAUPAMYE’NA SARVATHRA SAMAM PASYATHI YO ARJUNA, SUKHAM VA YADI VA DUKHAM SA YOGI PARAMO MATHAH. (6.32) Arjuna, he who sees alike pleasure or pain in all beings, on the analogy of his own self, is deemed to be the supreme yogi. He realizes that pleasure/pain etc. are alike for all beings & so he does not act against anyone, nor injures anyone TKG Namboodhiri
  17. 17. Gems of Bhagavad Gita PAARTHA NAÏVE’HA NAAMUTHRA VINAASTHASYA VIDYATHE’, NAHI KALYAANAKRITH KASCHID DURGATHIM THAATHA GACHCHATHI. (6.40) Arjuna, no evil betides the doer of good. Neither in this world nor in the next, does he come to ruin TKG Namboodhiri

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