Gita in a Chapter — Part 3
December 25, 2017
Namah Te from Uttarakashi!
i hope this message finds all my fellow seekers infinitely, incessantly and independently Joyous!
Being the yajamans of the mukhya Ganga puja in Haridvara…check.
Reflecting at the samadhi mandir of Pujya Swami Sivananda in Rishikesha…check.
Contemplating in the inner room of Pujya Swami Tapovanam in Uttarakashi…check.
Chanting Ganga Stotram at the Gauri ghat in Gangotri…check.
Celebrating the nava varsha at the Golden Temple in Amritsar…next.
The Chinmaya Inspiration Yatra X can only be described in 1 word…indescribable.
We continue extracting a simple, universal, rememberable meaning for each verse of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’s Chapter 15 with our E-Vichara…
E-Vichara (December 25, 2017) — — Gita in a Chapter — Part 3
- “The Bhagavad Gita is the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind. It is one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; hence its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.” ~ Aldous Huxley — “When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
- Verse 11 — The thoughtful are prepared to feel their Self — the thoughtless are unprepared to feel their Self
- Verse 12 — The light of the sun illumines the universe — this light and the moon’s and fire’s is God’s Light
- Verse 13 — God energizes the earth which energizes beings — God energizes the moon which energizes plants
- Verse 14 — God is the heat in the bodies of beings — this heat facilitates our physiological processes
- Verse 15 — God is the Self of all, facilitating the workings of the mind — God is the creator of knowledge, the purpose of knowledge and the master of knowledge
Reflection Adventure of the Week (RAW): Memorize the simple, universal, rememberable meanings for each verse.
Laughing Adventure of the Week (LAW): One night as I was putting my child to bed, I saw a bright full moon in the sky. I let her look at the moon for a minute and then asked, “Who made the moon?”
“God,” came her reply.
“And the stars?” I asked. Again the answer was, “God.”
I continued with a few more questions: Who made the trees, the flowers, etc. Finally I asked, “Who made Papa?”
She said, “Dadi.”
Satsanga Adventure of the Week (SAW): Our Pujya Swami Tejomayananda is tirelessly making the inaccessible accessible. Please read about and register for the multifarious opportunities to experience our Scriptures — — http://www.chinmayamission.com/events/
As we complete 2017 and commence 2018, i pray to Bhagavan and the Guru-shishya-parampara that every reader and non-reader of the E-Vichara rediscovers once and for all, simple living — high thinking.
Signing off for the year…
“Acquisition of new knowledge presupposes our capacity to give up our false notions. Imperfect knowledge get weeded out when a person is cultivating new knowledge. A capacity to forget is an essential pre-requisite in acquiring new knowledge.” ~ Swami Chinmayananda
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