‘Acts of commission and omission’ is a phrase commonly used in the legal lexicon. A driver failing to apply brakes at the appropriate moment has committed an act of omission resulting in an accident. This act of ‘omission’ or akarma (inaction), leads to karma (action) of accident.

Similarly, while performing…

The world as we know it consists of both truth and falsehood. A careful examination would indicate that falsehood is nothing but a misinterpretation of the truth, either due to our circumstances or due to limitations of our senses and mind. In the well-known rope and snake analogy, the…

In the Gita, both Arjun and Krishna use ‘I’ and ‘ME’, but the meaning and context of usage are different. Arjun’s ‘I’ refers to his physical body, possessions, feelings and beliefs extending to his family, friends and relatives. Our situation is no different to that of Arjun. Essentially, we…

Just as a rotating wheel needs a stationary or changeless axle to rotate, the ever-changing manifested physical world needs the calm and changeless un-manifested entity to sustain its existence. Arjun, like us, is at the level of the manifested human body and is worrying about the death of his…

Bhagavad Gita is a coherent blending of two levels and we need to be aware of this to understand the Gita. Sometimes Krishna comes as a friend or a guide to Arjun explaining the daily issues faced by humans. Sometimes he comes as Paramatma (super-soul) and in that…

A desire filled Tulsidas was desperate to meet his newlywed wife. He crossed a river at night mistaking a corpse to be a wooden log; used a snake as a rope to climb up the wall to meet his wife, only to be rebuked by her that he…

Krishna clarifies that just like fire is enveloped in smoke; a mirror by mal (dirt); an embryo by the womb; Wisdom is covered by desire that is an insatiable fire, which is the constant enemy of the wise (3.38–3.39).

Earlier, Krishna had said that gunas have the capacity…

Arjun enquires, (3.36) “How can a man perform evil even against his will as if he is compelled.” This is the most common question that arises when the first ray of awareness sets in.

Krishna says (3.37) kaam and krodh (anger) are born out of rajo guna and…

Siva Prasad

Lord Krishna guides us through the Gita to be joyful by attaning freedom from polarities of the physical world. This blog by siva prasad enables that.

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