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Bhagavadgita – Moksha Sannyas Yoga Concluding Shloka

Yatra yogeshwarah krishno yatra paartho dhanurdharah; Tatra shreervijayo bhootirdhruvaa neetirmatirmama. Wherever there is Krishna, the Lord of Yoga, wherever there is Arjuna, the archer, there are prosperity, happiness, victory and firm policy; such is my conviction. Interpretation This is the final shloka of the Bhagavad Gita and Sanjaya concludes the Gita for us. He compares Lord […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 75

Vyaasaprasaadaacchrutavaan etadguhyamaham param;Yogam yogeshwaraat krishnaat saakshaat kathayatah swayam. Through the Grace of Vyasa I have heard this supreme and most secret Yoga direct from Krishna, the Lord of Yoga Himself declaring it. Interpretation This shloka has Sanjaya, the Charioteer of King Dhritharashtra speaking to the blind King about his guru. Here Sanjaya talks about his spiritual […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 74

Sanjaya Uvaacha: Ityaham vaasudevasya paarthasya cha mahaatmanah;Samvaadam imam ashrausham adbhutam romaharshanam. Sanjaya said: Thus have I heard this wonderful dialogue between Krishna and the high-souled Arjuna, which causes the hair to stand Interpretation As Lord Krishna was narrating Gita to Arjuna, there was another thing happening parallely which we hardly noticed.  Sanjaya, the charioteer of King […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 69

Na cha tasmaanmanushyeshu kashchinme priyakrittamah; Bhavitaa na cha me tasmaadanyah priyataro bhuvi. Nor is there any among men who does dearer service to Me, nor shall there be another on earth dearer to Me than he. Interpretation Lord in this shloka talks about the person who imparts Gita to his devotees. Lord says that anyone who […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 61

Eeshwarah sarvabhootaanaam hriddeshe’rjuna tishthati; Bhraamayan sarvabhootaani yantraaroodhaani maayayaa. The Lord dwells in the hearts of all beings, O Arjuna, causing all beings, by His illusive power, to revolve as if mounted on a machine! Interpretation This shloka talks about the power of Almighty on the souls and their past. At the beginning of the shloka, Lord […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 56

Sarvakarmaanyapi sadaa kurvaano madvyapaashrayah; Matprasaadaadavaapnoti shaashwatam padamavyayam. Doing all actions always, taking refuge in Me, by My Grace he obtains the eternal, indestructible state or abode. Interpretation This is a shloka that concentrates on the action that an individual performs by taking refuge in Almighty and its impact on Moksha. Lord says that a person […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyasa Yoga Verse 51

Buddhyaa vishuddhayaa yukto dhrityaatmaanam niyamya cha; Shabdaadeen vishayaanstyaktwaa raagadweshau vyudasya cha. Endowed with a pure intellect, controlling the self by firmness,  relinquishing sound and other objects and abandoning both hatred and attraction; Interpretation This is a three part shloka that talks about how a person becomes fit for the union with Brahman. In the first […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 48

Sahajam karma kaunteya sadoshamapi na tyajet; Sarvaarambhaa hi doshena dhoomenaagnirivaavritaah. One should not abandon, O Arjuna, the duty to which one is born, though faulty; for, all undertakings are enveloped by evil, as fire by smoke! Interpretation In this shloka also Lord is continuing to talk about the importance of one’s dharma. He tells Arjuna […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 41

Braahmanakshatriyavishaam shoodraanaam cha parantapa; Karmaani pravibhaktaani swabhaavaprabhavairgunaih. Of Brahmanas, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas, as also the Sudras, O Arjuna, the duties are distributed according to the qualities born of their own nature! Interpretation Starting from this shloka, the next few shlokas are going to be concentrated around the type of distribution of work among different people living […]