Bhagavadgita Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 11

Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 11

Sarvadwaareshu dehe’smin prakaasha upajaayate;
Jnaanam yadaa tadaa vidyaa dvivriddham sattwamityuta.

When, through every sense in this body, the wisdom-light shines, 
then it may be known that Sattwa is predominant.

Interpretation

After talking about the Sattvik, Rajasik and Tamasik gunas in an individual and how they would be predominant, Lord Krishna in this shloka shifts His attention back to the Sattvik Guna. He attaches a lot of importance to the senses in holding that sattvik energy. He says that a person becomes wise only when he bestows himself with the sattvik energy. That sattvik energy can enter into his system only through the senses. Once it enters into the body of a person the light of his wisdom shines and only through that light of wisdom one can understand that the Sattvik guna is predominent in him. 

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

This is a three-part shloka that clearly explains the sattvik nature in an individual. The first shloka talks about how the sattvik energy that gets into an individual shines like wisdom-light. Wisdom-light in an individual is nothing but the illumination that results from a person acquiring wisdom. Wisdom is the result of knowledge and only sattvik energy can make you to learn more and acquire that wisdom. Like I have mentioned previously, you would feel like watching a business channel or a serious news channel only when you have the inclination to learn new things. This inclination to learn things only happens when sattvik energy is there. 

There is no end to knowledge and learning and a wise person will never allow himself to be limited to any area. As the knowledge level increases the person connects different things and gets varied perspectives about situations which lead to wisdom. For example, you will find people who can resolve any crisis or tell you how to handle any situation by just extrapolating the solutions for different problems. This is the result of hard work that the soul has put up and the sattvik energy in him helps to further that wisdom and his self will start glowing with the wisdom-light. The individuals who have this wisdom-light are the ones filled with sattvik energy.

2.0 Robot – Movie Review

2.0 and The Super Combination of Thalaiva Rajinikanth, Akshay and Shankar hit Bull’s eye!

Cast: Rajinikanth as Dr. Vaseegaran & Chitti (2.0) and Chota Chitti (3.0), Akshay Kumar as Pakshirajan, Amy Jackson as Neela and Shankar the Director.

A sensational movie that will be an eye-opener for sure, not because it’s the first ever Indian Movie to be shot with the 3D camera, but because of the subject of the movie. Robot – part one was well accepted by people because it was a new concept and to the people, it was easy to take it. The star actors Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai were a big bonus as well. But for the sequel to turn into something like what it is now, the story needed something really different and that’s where I think Shankar hit the bullseye. The script was excellently designed with subplots coming in at the right moment. The story goes smoothly towards upwards direction keeping the audience glued to the seats. That’s one big factor for the success of the movie apart from the Rajinikanth’s style and Akshay unbeatable adaptability of the role of Birdman. The failure of Thugs of Hindostan raised the bars on this movie even more and a lot of critics even doubted the movie’s run at Box office. But, the Movie’s Business, as well as the message, are being delivered fantastically as of now.

Story: (Next day) Students walk into the Robotics lab of Dr. Vaseegaran to have the view of the New Robot ‘Neela’ and Dr. Vaseegaran introduces the Robot to the students. When asked, he tells the students that it’s not as same as ‘Chitti’ but if required ‘Chitti’ has to come back. That’s one checkpoint in the movie right at the beginning of the movie. (Previous Day) Akshay Kumar playing the role of Birdman is shown walking towards the mobile tower and commits suicide. Akshay Kumar is the Birdman in this movie who by passion is an ornithologist (one who studies Birds). Pakshirajan has got the deep connection for Birds which starts from his birth, interestingly a bird saves him from death when he was born prematurely. Slowly incidents in life make him to accept that he is born only for Birds and his duty is to take care of the Birds. But, because of the high radiation created by mobile towers, Birds struggle to breathe and lose their memory power leading to their death. Birdman tries all his bit to save the helpless birds from the Tower Radiation. But he fails in doing so which makes him to feel very depressed and takes an ultimate step of suicide. The main subplot is this, where Birdman, an ornithologist who suicides returns to the world as the fifth force of all the dead bird’s power. Filled with anger, anguish, violence & revenge, Pakshirajan starts to steal the mobile phones of every individual and killing the associated authority personnel for their ugly behaviour towards him when he was alive.

This is how the story is built up and is extremely well scripted by Shankar. The time you think that movie is getting predictable you would be welcomed with something really surprising. The entry of Chitti and the defeat of Pakshirajan, the egoistic nature of a human leading to the rebirth of Pakshirajan with much more power and then the demolition of Chitti. This leads to re-entry of Chitti in the completely new avatar is something to watch out. Finally, the audience will be up for a major surprise in the last 30 mins of the Movie where you will meet the Chota Chitti. The fierce battle between the Robot and Pakshirajan and the message of Rajinikanth to the audience in the climax is really to be thought out.

My takeaways from the Movie: Definitely the applause must go for the 3D and the VFX effects used in the Movie. As promised the technology used in the movie takes this movie to the level of Hollywood. As an Indian, we must feel proud to be part of this movie. Rajinikanth who looked to be losing his charismatic style jumps out and proved himself yet again. Akshay Kumar as always was outstanding with dialogue delivery and played the villain role absolutely brilliant. Actually, even Rajinikanth plays a Villain role in the Movie. That said, the story was nicely built and concluded by the director Shankar. Surely a worth watch movie.

This movie also pops out some thoughts for an individual to think, are we (humans) the only living beings on this earth who needs to be given freedom, rights, life etc;. What’s with the other living beings who can’t speak, yet when domesticated they take care of their own better than anyone else. We raise voices when asked not to burst crackers, we raise a voice when asked not to cut down the forests and many more things which affect the environment. Because we can speak we are heard, what about those animals which can’t speak? Nobody can hear them. But we should understand that we need to use our heart and brain and think of those animals which are getting extinct. Unfortunately, our childhood has been a lot different from what our kids are going to have. Never I think technology is bad, but anything in excess is always bad. Every individual has to understand this point and stay in limits. That’s when we will be able to respect everything in the world and unknowingly we would be adding a lot of good deeds to our life!

Market Trade Setup 4th December #NIFTY

Market Setup 4th December

If you have not taken any long position on Nifty, as it went below 10880 levels, you would have been saved from going into red again. You could have gone short yesterday at open but that is for bears and usually, I don’t give such advice. Nifty ended almost at the same point it ended on Friday so you are at the same place where you were last week. US markets continued its rally as Dow gained another 300 points but today all the Asian markets are in red. Hong Kong is down nearly 100 points and Japan id down more than 150 points and after a big rally yesterday today its a technical profit taking that is playing out in Asia.

Coming to Domestics, today is the day where we will react to global factors and technicals, waiting for the fundamental events starting from tomorrow. RBI credit policy is something that everyone will look for but for today, it’s the technicals and Crude what will move the market. Crude is exactly where it was yesterday at 62.3 dollars and we have seen how rupee depreciated and crossed 70 mark again on the back of Crude rising again. Today, the Dollar index has stabilized a bit so Rupee would also like to strengthen today and bond yields will also remain flat as the big policy decision is awaited tomorrow. 

On the derivatives front, there was a neutral action in the Futures market where the equal number of long and short positions that were taken. Due to this, the long positions remained constant at 52% but the Nifty futures premium grew from 20 points to 40 points at the end of the day which is a positive sign in the coming days. On the options front, the Nifty put-call ratio remained almost flat at 1.68 compared to 1.69 at the beginning of the day. There was a bit of call shorting and 3 calls were shorted for every 2 short puts. 11000 put added maximum open interest of 2.5 lakh contracts and 10500 put added 3.1 lakh contracts. This is bit strange and the only reason that explains this is some people are assuming a BJP victory in all the 3 states which can take Nifty past 11000 and expire above that. 

What is the Nifty call for the day?

Expect the Nifty to open at 10850-10880 levels and that is a support zone. If it is taken out then 10800-10820 might come as another support zone. On the upside, 10920-10940 is the resistance and only if it is taken out then the Nifty will move upwards. If you have listened to my advice you would not be holding a long as Nifty went below 10880 yesterday to 10840 levels. Today, I suggest you to go for long if Nifty finds support either at 10850 or at 10820 with 50 points as the target. This target can be achieved either today or tomorrow.

Bhagavadgita Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 10

Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 10

Rajastamashchaabhibhooya sattwam bhavati bhaarata;
Rajah sattwam tamashchaiva tamah sattwam rajastathaa.

Now Sattwa prevails, O Arjuna, having overpowered Rajas and Tamas;
now Rajas, having overpowered Sattwa and Tamas; and now Tamas, having overpowered Sattwa and Rajas!

Interpretation

After explaining the nature of all the three Gunas Lord Krishna in this shloka talks about the prevalence of one Guna over the other. He says that when Sattvik Guna prevails in an individual then it overpowers the Rajasik and Tamasic nature and stands ahead. In the same way Rajasic Guna overpowers an individual, when passion takes over the reasoning power in him and he becomes obsessed about things. Then the third situation is when the Tamasic guna prevails over an indidvidual when he becomes lazy, then sattvik and Rajasi Gunas take a back seat. Lord Krishna says that all these three Gunas prevail in an individual at one point or the other as dominant force. 

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

Your mood swings explain very clearly what Guna is dominant in you. All the three are inside you and you exhibit them at different times in different proportions. There are times when you want to be calm, peaceful, helpful and generous and that is when you have sattvik quality is dominating you. You don’t feel like saying ill about anyone and would want to be with yourself in your own world reading or doing meditation. Then another mood swing is suddenly you get ambitious, passionate and wants to do something big. You feel that you should achieve something and people around you should appreciate you for that. This is nothing but the Rajasik guna in you which is pushing you to achieve something. 

Another quality of Rajasik guna is when you feel jealous and envy of others. Suppose if your best friend is appreciated for what he has done and if part of the activity you have also done, but no one realises it, you will feel bit envy and jealous about that person. A sattvik natured person never experiences that. Tamasic is when you feel lazy, sleepy and doubt everything around. You are asked to do a particular task and you doubt whether its essential or not. You feel lazy and postpone it. If you are scolded for your inaction you get angry. All these are the qualities of a Tamasic person. Thus all these three qualities exist in every individual and the proportion of that forms his personality, says Lord Krishna.

Market Trade Setup 3rd December #Nifty

Market Setup 3rd December

The last month of the year kick starts in a mixed way. There is a huge cheer in the global markets as the outcome of G20 summit is heartening for many. The US and China have met and have discussed trade and have announced a truce for 90 days on any further increase in trade tariffs. so, the whole world cheered up for the result and Dow Jones anticipating that has ended 200 points in the green. Today morning the Asian markets are in green with all of them up more than 1%. Infact China is up almost 3% and Hong Kong is up more than 700 points, China is up nearly 350 points. The only negative is increase in Brent crude prices which went up from 58.8 dollars to 62.1 dollars. This is also on the trade tensions reducing between US and China.

On the domestic front, the GDP number comes at 7.1% vs my forecast of 7.2-7.4% and the market expectations of 7.4%. This is a disappointment for sure as the services sector growth has got stuck. Now we are worried about the growth for Q3 where the situations looks almost same as Q2. The auto sales numbers that came on Saturday has confirmed that. There was a 20% fall in the heavy commercial vehicle sales and even the passenger and 2 wheeler segment has seen a fall. All of them had a negative growth. Added to this is the November month GST collections that comes at 97,000 Crore vs the October GST collections of 1 lakh crore. So, this dip in GST collections is also not a good sign. There are some important cues to watch this week. RBI monetary policy is out on 5th, OPEC will meet to discuss crude production on 6th and we have Exit poll results coming on 7th. So these are some domestic cues we can look at this week.

On the derivatives front, there has been some positive to mixed action in Futures and options market on Friday. The Nifty futures long positions which were at 51% in the morning went up to 52% by the end of the day. There were some longs taken after the market corrected. On the options market however the sentiment was bit bearish with Nifty put call ratio falling to 1.69 from 1.74. There was bearishness both on the long and as well as short side. 2 long puts were taken for every long call and 3 short calls were taken for every 2 short puts. 10000 put added a huge open interest of 6.5 lakh after 10700 put that added 6.7 lakh positions. 10000 put now has overtaken 10500 put for the maximum open interest. On the call side 11000 call has the maximum open interest and it added 1.7 lakh positions. 

What is the Nifty call for the day?

Asia is on fire today and that means we will open gap up above 10900 level, probably at 10910-10930 levels and there it will encounter a resistance which is at 10930-10960 zone. So, there is a chance that Nifty will correct from there and might find support at 10850-10880 zone. If 10850 doesn’t hold then it is a bad news and if 10880 level holds then I would suggest you to go long at 10880 level with 10930-10950 as the target for the next 2 days. We are at a congestion zone and getting upside is not that easy. So, our targets should be realistic giving some time for them to be met.

Bhagavadgita Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 9

Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 9

Sattwam sukhe sanjayati rajah karmani bhaarata;
Jnaanamaavritya tu tamah pramaade sanjayatyuta.

Sattwa attaches to knowledge, Rajas to action, O Arjuna, 
while Tamas, shrouding knowledge, attaches to heedlessness only!

Interpretation

The last three shlokas explained the nature of Sattvik, Rajasik and Tamasic guna in an individual, in this shloka Lord Krishna tries to connect all the three gunas and explains them in one single shloka. He says that Sattvik guna is attached to knowledge and the happiness that is derived from that knowledge. The Rajasik guna is attached to the actions that one performs as the part of their quest to success and achieved. Then Lord Krishna reiterates the point He said in the previous shloka that Tamasic guna in a person is the result of leaving the path of knowledge and going in the path of stubbornness and ignorance. 

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

We have already discussed the fact that every human being has all the three gunas of Sattvik, Rajasik and Tamasic embedded in him. Depending on the situations and the influences of the people around, the quantity of these gunas present in an individual keeps changing. If a person is kept in the company of sattvik people, he imbibes a lot of sattivik characteristics and same is the case with other gunas. We usually have a lot of tamasic guna people around because we live in a country which has mostly ignorance in it. Strange it is that this is the land of Buddha, Swamy Vivekanada and Adi Shankaracharya but the maximum number of people are deeply ignorant. 

When you have ignorant people around, the ignorance is spread across and the people get those characteristics only. They will stay away from seeking any knowledge and thus will spend all their lives in seeking pleasure. If you are in the company of achievers like MS Dhoni or Milkha Singh or Saina Nehwal or Mukesh Ambani or JRD Tata you would see the competitive spirt and this is the  Rajasik guna of an individual. The simple example is how the Rajasik nature of Gopichand has created many great Badminton stars for India. So, the bottom line here is keeping the right kind of company is very essential and knowing each type of guna and the qualities associated with it helps us to choose the right company.

Bhagavadgita Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 8

Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 8

Tamastwajnaanajam viddhi mohanam sarvadehinaam;
Pramaadaalasyanidraabhis tannibadhnaati bhaarata.

But know thou Tamas to be born of ignorance, deluding all embodied beings; it binds fast, O Arjuna, by heedlessness, sleep and indolence!

Interpretation

After talking about Sattva and Rajasik guna that comes with attachment to knowledge and action respectively, Lord Krishna in this shloka talks about the Tamasic guna in an individual. He says that Arjuna should clearly understand that this Tamasic guna in an individual is the resultant of the person’s ignorance. Ignorance is due to the delusion that a particular being experiences. Lord Krishna also goes on to say that this Tamasic guna binds very fast to an individual and that makes a person not listen to anything that others say, makes him to sleep most of the time and the person starts postponing things due to extreme laziness.

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

One always needs to understand that our mind supports all our actions and that is the nature of the mind. Even when the soul disapproves mind makes sure that the message is not reached to the senses. Also one has to note that every individual possesses a bit of Sattvik, Rajasik and Tamsic gunas in him. As he starts growing up and starts meeting individuals and encountering situations, these gunas take a formidable shape and one of the three gunas become dominant. Today, we are looking at Tamasic guna, which is present in every individual. One cannot get rid of it completely but one can only reduce the percentage of it in an individual.

The origin of Tamasic guna is ignorance and since everyone of us are ignorant, it is there in all of us. What drives away ignorance is knowledge so, as the person acquires more and more knowledge the tamasic nature in him starts to reduce. The biggest hurdle for seeking knowledge is a delusion. Delusion, as we have understood in many shlokas, is wavering mentality where a person starts doubting the knowledge he is seeking, thus he starts to move away from it, abandon it and remains in tamasic state. It can happen for some time or it can even happen for a lifetime. There are people who spend their whole lifetime in ignorance and under total tamasic control. 

How does tamasic nature affects a person? It makes you heedless, sleepy and indolent. To explain it a bit further, heedless is where the person shows at least inclination to anything that others are saying to him. Like, we keep advising people who are goal-less and aimless to have an aim in their life and work hard. Do they listen to you? No, they don’t. They will the nod their head and do what they want to do. If you persist more they will hurt you by harsh words. Tamasic guna also makes you sleepy. Sleep is required for everyone but not for more than 6-7 hours a day. Why do Tamasic people sleep more and that too in the daytime?

Sleep is the result of mind telling it to itself that you need not do anything now and can rest and enjoy the state of inactivity. If mind goes to inaction the person’s senses one by one goes to rest resulting in sleep. This tendency is very harmful for a sattvik or a rajasik person, because it makes them to waver from their goals. Keeping mind active with aims and goals is the only way to attack sleep. Third is indolence. Indolence is nothing but laziness and the tendency to postpone things. Tamasic nature keeps you in inertia always, because of which any new task that you want to take, you keep postponing it. These are the qualities of a Tamasic person and everyone of us need to understand this and beware of this!!!

Bhagavadgita Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 7

Chapter 14 Guna Triya Vibhaga Yoga Verse 7

Rajo raagaatmakam viddhi trishnaasangasamudbhavam;
Tannibadhnaati kaunteya karmasangena dehinam.

Know thou Rajas to be of the nature of passion, the source of thirst for sensual enjoyment and attachment; it binds fast, O Arjuna, the embodied one by attachment to action!

Interpretation

After explaining in detail about the Sattvik nature of an individual, Lord Krishna in this shloka explains the second nature in the Universe which is called as Rajasik. He compares Rajasik nature to passion. Passion here means utmost attachment for a profession or activity that a person is engaged in. Then Lord Krishna also links the Rajasik nature as the source of a person’s longing for the sensual enjoyment and attachment. The last part of the shloka talks about the nature of Rajasik guna. Rjasik guna binds a person faster to it and the person develops attachment to action unlike Satvik where he develops attachment to knowledge.

Extending Interpretation to Mankind’s Life!

This Rajasik guna is something we would notice in many individuals. A person who is Rajasik would like to have the power and prestige and has attachment to all the sensual things in life. He like money, power and every comfort that he can get. He is engrossed in worldly pursuits like status, career, prestige, family etc. Rajasik people are motivated to take up any activity that can give them these things. Such kind of people also get attached to the actions but not to the knowledge. For them results are more important than the means through which these are achieved.

Market Trade Setup 30th November #NIFTY

Market Trade Setup 30th November

December series has finally started and we have started on a fantastic note which pushed Nifty up 743 points making it the best series in 32 months!!! Though on the last day my call ended on a losing note am not complaining as we have made a lot of money and Nifty also went up. Winning and losing is a part of the game but its the trend that matters most. December is starting with G 20 summit, where Trump and Xi-Ping are meeting and this US-China trade talks will be the big focus. Everyone is eagerly waiting for this and our PM, Modi is also there and likely to hold talks with the US and Chinese presidents. The US closed flat on this news and today Asia is also trading mixed to flat anticipating which way the trade talks go in G-20 meeting in Argentina. 

On the domestic note, today is also the day when the GDP figures for the Q2 will be out. Though the results will come after the market hours at 5.30, market will have some anticipation as to where the number might come. The IIP numbers for Q2 came in at 6.5%, 4.7%, 4.5% in the three months which is almost same as Q1 months but the major factor is the corporate results of Q2 that came in almost flat at 2% compared to 12% seen in Q1. This according to me could be the crucial factor. Q1 has seen a GDP of 8.2% but matching that in Q2 is going to be tough. Q1 figure of 8.2% came from lower base of 5.6% seen in Q1 of last fiscal. The Q2 figure in last fiscal was 6.3% and that makes the base bit tougher so considering all these factors I can expect a GDP of 7.2-7.5% and agriculture GDP is going to be crucial and that could change things. 

What to expect from the December series?

Finally December series is here and last three december series have been positive with gains ranging from 1% to 2.5% and we had a 7% gain in November and will December also follow it up with same gain or not needs to be seen. The crucial factor is the election results on December 11th. Like Diwali which came at the mid of this series, election results also are coming at the mid point. I would thus like to divide this series pre results and post result part. If there is an uptrend till 11th then we might see some sell-off post the series. 

10500 put and 11000 call have the highest open interest to start with, but 11500 also has a good amount of open interest and so does 11200. So, the first part of the series if there is a rally can go to 11200 or even 11500 levels. Similarly, if there is a fall then we can test 10500 levels and in worst case 10200 levels. The series is also starting with 51% long positions vs 29% in November so there are more longs than shorts in the Futures market. The Nifty put-call ratio is also starting off at 1.72 which is over the heated zone and the overall roll overs from November to December is 71% which is higher than the average of 68% seen for the year 2018.

What is the Nifty call for the day?

Today is the first day of the series, Nifty will open bit gap up at around 10870-10900 levels and where it goes from there needs to be seen. There are too many fundamental factors affecting the market so for me today will be a wait and watch day. No positions to be taken, even if you see Nifty moving to 10950 after open. Keeping money safe is better than losing it taking risks.