Producing More Than What We Consume
March 19, 2018
Namah Te from Chicago!
i hope this message finds all my fellow seekers infinitely, incessantly and independently Joyous!
yajna, tapa, dana. Yajna, Tapa, Dana. YAJNA, TAPA, DANA. Throughout Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavan Krshna shares the need to engage in these sadhanas (disciplines) for a pure mind, for a Peaceful ego.
Yajna is the cause, tapa the effect. Tapa is the cause, dana the effect. The least known and least practiced is dana. To make the unknown known, to make the unpracticed practiced is the make of our E-Vichara…
E-Vichara (March 19, 2018) — — Producing More Than What We Consume
- Yajna is most often translated as sacrifice yet a more accurate interpretation would be dedicating — as such yajna is not an action rather dedication is a vision
- Tapa is most often translated as austerity yet a more accurate interpretation would be investing — if one is dedicated to virtues, service, God then one invests in developing their body-mind-intellect to transcend their body-mind-intellect
- Dana is most often translated as charity yet a more accurate interpretation would be supporting — if one has invested in their self they begin to see the Self in all nearby, in all faraway
- Our entire lives we have been taking from our family, society, Divinity, knowing which supporting the same is our responsibility — to have the presence of mind to give without being reminded, without being asked, without being forced is a catalyst to living without conditions
- Our efforts to earn resources creates harm (i.e. to our environment, to our competitors, to our family, etc.) and by supporting the needy with the same resources we create harmony — being supportive encourages the virtues aparigraha (non-materialistic), araga (non-attachment) and anahankara (non-doership) within and without
- Our resources have come from God, actually are God’s, knowing which one should never give typically (tamasik dana), one should never give calculatingly (rajasik dana) — according to Vedik Culture 1/3 of our earnings should be utilized today for maintenance, 1/3 of our earnings should be utilized tomorrow for growth and 1/3 of our earnings should be utilized for supporting noble causes