The Bhagavad Gita Talks 40

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Dec. 7, 2017)

THE SHVETASHVATARA UPANISHAD

May the Lord of Love, who projects himself

Into the universe of myriad forms

Through maya, from whom all beings come,

To whom all beings finally return,

May he grant us grace of wisdom.

He is the fire and the sun, and the moon

And the stars. He is the air and the sea,

And the creator Prajapati.

He is this boy, he is that girl; he is

This man, he is that woman, and he is

This old man, too, tottering on his staff.

His face is seen everywhere.

He is this blue bird, he is the green bird

With red eyes; he is the thundercloud, and

He is the seasons and the seas; he has

No beginning, he has no end. He is

The source from whom all the worlds evolve.

In this event, our learning from the above passage need to be:

Comparison is odious. We must not harbor any envy, jealousy, enmity with anyone else. Because this is the root cause of our dissatisfaction with life, our unhappiness! Peace can never come unless we cease to compare ourselves with others.  All beings are His different forms. We need to accept; we need to respect. Nevertheless, it should, in no way, stop our pursuit of excellence. Personal development and ability to forge ahead than others is nothing less than a service to humanity, and therefore, a service to the Lord Almighty.

Thought4TheDay (Dec. 6, 2017)

This is the teaching of Uddalaka to Shvetaketu, his son:

As by knowing one lump of clay, dear one,

We come to know all things made out of clay –

That they differ only in name and form,

While the stuff of which all are made is clay;

As by knowing one gold nugget, dear one,

We come to know all things made out of gold –

That they differ only in name and form,

While the stuff of which all are made is gold;

As by knowing one tool of iron, dear one,

We come to know all things made out of iron –

That they differ only in name and form,

While the stuff of which all are made is iron –

So through spiritual wisdom, dear one,

We come to know that all of life is one.

In the beginning was only Being,

One without a second,

Out of himself he brought forth the cosmos,

And entered into everything, in it.

Why Have any Ego? Yet Move Forward Every Moment. That Is Your Duty!

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