He who knows Me as the unborn, as the beginningless, as the Supreme Lord of all the worlds-he, undeluded among men, is freed from all sins.
I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from Me. The wise who know this perfectly engage in My devotional service and worship Me with all their hearts.
I am the Self, seated in the hearts of all creatures. I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings.
The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are surrendered to Me, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss enlightening one another and conversing about Me.
To those who are constantly devoted and worship Me with love, I give the understanding by which they can come to Me.
Arrogance, pride, anger, conceit, harshness and ignorance-these qualities belong to those of demonic nature. They believe that to gratify the senses unto the end of life is the prime necessity of human civilization. Thus there is no end to their anxiety. Being bound by hundreds and thousands of desires, by lust and anger, they indulge in unfair means for sense gratification.
Be a Karma-Yogi.
As fire is covered by smoke, as a mirror is covered by dust, or as the embryo is covered by the womb, similarly, the living entity is covered by different degrees of lust of gratifying our senses.
Thus, a man’s pure consciousness is covered by his eternal enemy in the form of lust, which is never satisfied and which burns like fire.
Slay this destroyer of knowledge and self-realization.
Without being attached to the fruits of activities, one should act as a matter of duty; for by working without attachment, one attains the Supreme.
Rich and Poor…
A self-realized man has no purpose to fulfill in the discharge of his prescribed duties, nor has he any reason not to perform such work. Nor has he any need to depend on any other living being. The terms rich and poor loose their meaning to such a person.
Here are a few of the answers to your questions. The answers are mind blowing but not mine, each one of them being a verse from ‘Bhagwad Gita’-a holy scripture.
You are right in saying that scriptures and life start to fit together when we stand on the solid foundation of God.
Lets hope that America remains the land of freedom forever!
I really enjoyed reading your thought provoking article.
Thanks for the invitation:)