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The background story of Assam – A historical & demographic study of India’s largest northeastern state!

We are building up for the upcoming 5 state elections. Of the 5, the second state I am focussing on after Tamil Nadu is Assam. Assam is the largest state in the northeastern part of India with 126 assembly seats. Today I will not be discussing the psephology of the state of Assam but the […]

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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 58

Macchittah sarvadurgaani matprasaadaat tarishyasi; Atha chet twam ahankaaraan na shroshyasi vinangkshyasi. Fixing thy mind on Me, thou shalt by My Grace overcome all obstacles; but if from egoism thou wilt not hear Me, thou shalt perish. Interpretation In this shloka Lord talks about the consequences of the person who does not fix his mind on […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 57

Chetasaa sarvakarmaani mayi sannyasya matparah; Buddhiyogam upaashritya macchittah satatam bhava. Mentally renouncing all actions in Me, having Me as the highest goal, resorting to the Yoga of intellect do thou ever fix thy mind on Me. Interpretation Lord Krishna in this shloka is talking how a person can fix his mind on God. The first step […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 53

Ahankaaram balam darpam kaamam krodham parigraham; Vimuchya nirmamah shaanto brahmabhooyaaya kalpate. Having abandoned egoism, strength, arrogance, anger, desire, and covetousness, free from the notion of “mine” and peaceful,—he is fit for becoming Brahman. Interpretation This is the third and concluding part of the shloka that talks about the qualities that makes a person fit enough to […]

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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 49

Asaktabuddhih sarvatra jitaatmaa vigatasprihah; Naishkarmyasiddhim paramaam sannyaasenaadhigacchati. He whose intellect is unattached everywhere, who has subdued his self, from whom desire has fled,— he by renunciation attains the supreme state of freedom from action. Interpretation This shloka talks about the person who sets himself free from actions. We ourselves choose actions and we only want […]

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Bhagavadgita Chapter 18 Moksha Sannyas Yoga Verse 46

Yatah pravrittirbhootaanaam yena sarvamidam tatam; Swakarmanaa tamabhyarchya siddhim vindati maanavah. He from whom all the beings have evolved and by whom all this is pervaded, worshipping Him with his own duty, man attains perfection. Interpretation This shloka needs to be understood with a slightly higher level of spirituality. Lord wants us to understand here that […]