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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 76

Raajan samsmritya samsmritya samvaadam imam adbhutam;Keshavaarjunayoh punyam hrishyaami cha muhurmuhuh. O King, remembering this wonderful and holy dialogue between Krishna and Arjuna, I rejoice again and again! Interpretation This shloka also has Sanjaya telling about the Gita and its listening experience to Dhritharashtra. Its the curiosity of Dhritharashtra that prompted Sanjaya to say this. He tells […]

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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 68

Ya imam paramam guhyam madbhakteshvabhidhaasyati; Bhaktim mayi paraam kritwaa maamevaishyatyasamshayah. He who with supreme devotion to Me will teach this supreme secret to My devotees, shall doubtless come to Me. Interpretation Lord in this shloka is talking about the kind of people who will come to Him. This is a short shloka but has a depth […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 67

Idam te naatapaskaaya naabhaktaaya kadaachana; Na chaashushrooshave vaachyam na cha maam yo’bhyasooyati. This is never to be spoken by thee to one who is devoid of austerities, to one who is not devoted, nor to one who does not render service, nor who does not desire to listen, nor to one who cavils at Me. Interpretation […]

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Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 65

Manmanaa bhava madbhakto madyaajee maam namaskuru; Maamevaishyasi satyam te pratijaane priyo’si me. Fix thy mind on Me, be devoted to Me, sacrifice to Me, bow down to Me. Thou shalt come even to Me; truly do I promise unto thee, thou art dear to Me. Interpretation This shloka begins with what Lord Krishna wanted to tell […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 64

Sarvaguhyatamam bhooyah shrinu me paramam vachah; Ishto’si me dridhamiti tato vakshyaami te hitam. Hear thou again My supreme word, most secret of all; because thou art dearly beloved of Me, I will tell thee what is good. Interpretation This is the beginning of the last 15 shlokas of Bhagavad Gita where Lord is planning to […]

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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 59

Yadahankaaram aashritya na yotsya iti manyase; Mithyaisha vyavasaayaste prakritistwaam niyokshyati. If, filled with egoism, thou thinkest: “I will not fight”, vain is this, thy resolve; Nature will compel thee. Interpretation After talking about how Chitta how when it is not controlled, leads to the developing of egoism in an individual, Lord Krishna in this shloka is […]