With Swamiji’s blessings for the New Year!

 
For this occasion we want to share Swamiji’s translation of these beautiful verses from the 18th chapter of Bhagavad Gita, in the Light of Kashmir Shaivism“How to get entry in that union with Me.”
With Swamiji’s blessings for the New Year!
Denise & John

 

DVD 18b (31:12)

अहंकारं बलं दर्पं कामं क्रोधं परिग्रहम् 

विमुच्य निर्ममः शान्तो ब्रह्मभूयाय कल्पते  ॥५३॥

ahaṁkāraṁ balaṁ darpaṁ kāmaṁ krodhaṁ parigraham  /

vimucya nirmamaḥ śānto brahmabhūyāya kalpate  //53//

When there is no ego (ahaṁkāra), when there is no bala (strength),523 when there is no darpa (arrogance), when there is no kāma (desire), when there is no krodha (anger), when there is no collecting [i.e., possessing] tendency (parigraha), vimucya nirmamaḥ, without [the sense of] I-ness and without [the sense of] my-ness (without I-ness and without my-ness and without this-ness), brahma bhūyāya, it is likely, it is likely the time has come that you will become, you will be united in Parabhairava very soon.

DVD 18b (32:05)

ब्रह्मभूतः प्रसन्नात्मा न शोचति न हृष्यति 

समः सर्वेषु भूतेषु मद्भक्तिं लभते पराम्  ॥५४॥

brahmabhūtaḥ prasannātmā na śocati na [kāṅkṣyatim] hṛṣyati  /

samaḥ sarveṣu bhūteṣu madbhaktiṁ labhate parām  //54

Brahma bhūtaḥ, when you are actually one with brahma, parabrahma (that is Parabhairava), prasannātmā, your ātma, your soul is always happy, filled with bliss. Na śocati na kāṅkṣyati, you will never . . . neither you will accept grief or accept any desire. Samaḥ sarveṣu bhūteṣu, you will be the same to everybody; [in the company of] rascals also you will be the same. Madbhaktiṁ labhate parām, you will abruptly undergo [i.e., achieve] My entire devotion, entire oneness.

DVD 18b (33:15)

भक्त्या मामभिजानाति योऽहं यश्चास्मि तत्त्वतः 

ततो मां तत्त्वतो ज्ञात्वा विशते तदनन्तरम्  ॥५५॥

bhaktyā māmabhijānāti yo’haṁ yaścāsmi tattvataḥ  /

tato mām tattvato jñātvā viśate tadanantaram  //55//

By that bhakti (devotion), by that supreme bhakti, which is real bhakti, you will understand Me, who I am, how much I am and how long I am, how great I am, how broad I am, and how I am broad, and [even] more than that actually. Tato mām tattvato jñātvā, then you will get entry in that union with Me. Viśate tada, you will undergo, you will melt in that oneness.

Now, He indulges [Arjuna] again how you should do that, again in another way, from the beginning.

DVD 18b (34:27)

सर्वकर्माण्यपि सदा कुर्वाणो मद्व्यपाश्रयः 

मत्प्रसादादवाप्नोति शाश्वतं पदमव्ययम्  ॥५६॥

चेतसा सर्वकर्माणि मयि संन्यस्य भारत 

बुद्धियोगं समाश्रित्य मच्चित्तः सततं भव  ॥५७॥

मच्चित्तः सर्वदुर्गाणि मत्प्रसादात्तरिष्यसि 

अथ चेत्त्वमहंकारं न मोक्ष्यसि विनङ्क्ष्यसि  ॥५८॥

sarvakarmāṇyapi sadā kurvāṇo madvyapāśrayaḥ  /

matprasādādavāpnoti śāśvataṁ padamavyayam  //56//

cetasā sarvakarmāṇi mayi saṁnyasya bhārata  /

buddhiyogaṁ samāśritya maccittaḥ satataṁ bhava  //57//

maccittaḥ sarvadurgāṇi matprasādāttariṣyasi  /

atha cettvamahaṁkāraṁ na mokṣyasi vinaṅkṣyasi  //58//

58th. Up to the 58th [śloka] in one push again.

सर्वकर्माण्यपि सदा कुर्वाणो मद्व्यपाश्रयः 

मत्प्रसादादवाप्नोति शाश्वतं पदमव्ययम्  ॥५६॥

sarvakarmāṇyapi sadā kurvāṇo madvyapāśrayaḥ  /

matprasādādavāpnoti śāśvataṁ padamavyayam  //56//

[repeated]

Sarva karmāṇyapi sadā, whatever action you do, do it and surrender it to Me, mat vyapāśrayaḥ, and go on doing it. Mat prasādāt, by My grace, avāpnoti (achieve)–he does not say that [only] if you do; anybody who does all actions and surrenders all of his actions unto Me–mat prasādāt, by My grace, by My divine grace, he achieves śāśvataṁ padam avyayam (śāśvataṁ padam means the undecayed seat of Myself, which is imperishable, which never ends).

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523Balaṁ [means the] strength that, ‘I am! I will tell him, I will make him understand who I am.’” Ibid.

 

(source: Bhagavad Gita, In the Light of Kashmir Shaivism, by Swami Lakshmanjoo)

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