The Bhagavad Gita
is not an eleventh hour remedy for the dying;
It is a manual for living…for the living.
Adorning it with silk and
Dropping flowers on it
But this is how most people deal with the Gita.
Foreigners wonder and ask…
‘With this spiritual wealth…why is India’s condition so pathetic?”
great knowledge…remains only in books.
The very essence of the Gita…
is found in the depths of
one shloka…which translated means:
Raise yourself to great heights by self-effort
Do not degrade or look down upon yourself.
YOU ARE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND
AND YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY.
our idea of happiness is limited
our lives are disjointed pieces
partly successful…ineffective as a whole
A successful heart surgeon may save lives
but fails in the face of his son’s emotional crisis.
Our idea of success is the fulfillment
of desires and ambitions
How is our success related to our nation?
we neither know nor care.
A man with the right vision gains
success for himself
AND also includes others in it.
He NOT ONLY picks himself up
BUT ALSO raises others alongside!
– – Swami Tejomayananda.