Gita shloka IX/3: Bhagvad
Gita chapter IX shloka 3 primarily deals with Lord
Krishna emphasizing upon Arjuna the merits of knowing Bhagvad Gita.
Lord Krishna addresses Arjuna as one who has burnt out all his Karma and has purified
himself fit to learn the wisdom of Bhagvad Gita.
Krishna emphasizes upon the fact that the knower of Bhagvad Gita has to pass through
various phases of deep and intense Meditation before attaining the stage of Self
Realization ... become God Realized! One needs to practically burn himself in
the pyre of almost unattainable spiritual practices ... prayers so intense that
to physically bear the heat sometimes becomes intolerable. Prayers so intense
in nature that they can literally take the Life out of you... scorch you beyond
had gone through all these spiritual practices and had come out totally unscorched.
In fact he had become a suitable candidate in the eyes of Lord Krishna ... the
one and only one who could be imparted the wisdom of Bhagvad Gita safely. If you
want to propel the engine of your spiritual life full steam ahead ... would you
leave the water boiling at 99 degrees centigrade, knowing well that unless the
water is heated above hundred degrees centigrade ...steam would not be generated
and unless the steam is generated with full pressure, all your efforts would go
needs to become absolutely pure by burning out his Karma in totality. Only then
can we hope the engine of our spiritual life to come on track and make a run in
absolute terms. Absolute purity in thoughts words and deeds is an absolute must
before any Human Being can consider himself suitable for obtaining the cosmic
wisdom of Bhagvad Gita. Even 99 percent purity and one percent impurity will not
help. If you really need to learn the cosmic wisdom of Bhagvad Gita ... it is
better you put all your eggs in one basket and concentrate on the goal of your
Life. You shall always be a winner come whatever may.
proceeding on the path of Bhagvad Gita there is so much to be learnt in Life that
even if we do not want to realize God in this Life ... we can always look forward
to getting various pieces of Worldly advise that we can just not do without. Any
goal set by us in this materialistic World cannot only be achieved but we can
do it gracefully without disturbing the harmony of the surrounding system. To
achieve success in real terms is the mantra of the day. To practice the golden
rule principle as advocated by Napoleon Hill in his various books on self-improvement
can be best achieved by trying to learn what Bhagvad Gita has in store for us.
The example of
Osho (Acharya Rajneesh) will make things absolutely clear. Acharya Rajneesh at
the end part of his Spiritual career wavered only once and made a wrong decision.
He was almost at the receiving end ... he would have realized God had he not faltered
in his end decisions. He committed gravest of the mistakes ... he mixed sex with
underestimated the value of practicing celibacy ... he rather administered the
doctrine of free sex which is not only a taboo in the Spiritual World but rather
retards our Spiritual achievements. Unless we practice absolute celibacy ... we
cannot awaken the dormant power of Kundalini ... the cosmic energy (Shakti) without
which no Spiritual aspirant can ever achieve God Realization. Without Kundalini
having awakened ... all practice and preaching becomes worthless.
always need to practice what we preach. Similarly, sage Vishwamitra fell from
grace at the sight of an extremely beautiful girl-taking bath in totally sensuous
surroundings. He could not keep his celibacy on hold for long and had to undergo
all the intense spiritual practices all over again to attain the same status.
There are no shortcuts in Spirituality for you to make up for the lost time. He
always envied sage Vashisht yet could not attain his level. His only fault ...
he could not control his wanton desires at the peak of his Spiritual career.
Krishna in this verse 9.3 emphasizes upon the fact that knower of Bhagvad Gita
becomes the knower of identity of God Almighty ... put alternatively if one needs
to know the identity of God ... knowing Bhagvad Gita is not only a must but the
only path to attain him. Bhagvad Gita is nothing but the Essence of all sacred
as the knower of Sun loses interest in candlelight ... knower of Bhagvad Gita
becomes the knower of all that is to be known in whole Cosmos. There is nothing
beyond Bhagvad Gita that is unknown and knowable. The knower of Bhagvad Gita reaches
the source ... from where emanates the complete Cosmic wisdom. All Religions and
spiritual practices culminate in Bhagvad Gita.
of Bhagvad Gita becomes Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent ... not in physical
terms but having realized God one rises above the status of a manifest Human Being
and becomes a man God. Our atman the soul within having gained its pristine beauty
... the cycle of Life-and-death ceases forever. Life becomes ever blissful until
one leaves the body. Every God realized soul becomes omnipotent owing to the various
Spiritual powers that come unto you as you proceed on the path of spirituality
and knowing Bhagvad Gita.
become Omniscient because you learn the truth behind the cosmic system ... all
and everything contained in the Cosmos becomes absolutely clear to you. Having
become knower of all ... you only want to impart the knowledge thus gained before
wanting to go back to the abode of God ... Baikunth. You become omnipresent because
your Karma having dissolved completely ... your atman the soul within regains
its lost glory and comes back to its original pristine state. As atman the soul
within is nothing but a powerful source of cosmic energy it can travel within
the Cosmos at infinite speeds. For an atman the soul within the complete Cosmos
is its home.
are many who want to gain Immortality in the present life yet, they do not seem
to practice and follow the dictates of Bhagvad Gita ... if you really want to
become immortal in the present life you have to follow the path taken by Arjuna.
In his times, Arjuna was the only person who was fit enough to grasp the inner
meaning of Bhagvad Gita ... Lord Krishna imparted the Teachings of Bhagvad Gita
only to Arjuna as for others the doctrine may have sounded good but it would have
merely passed over their ears. What use going to the temple or the church every
day unless you can follow the dictates of Bhagvad Gita or the Bible.
Krishna repeatedly emphasizes again on the fact that those who do not believe
in God and his existence ... those who do not have full Faith in existence of
god Almighty ... such people can never know the absolute truth! To realize God
in the present life we need to have absolute Faith in the system of God ... only
then can we will absolve ourselves of all the sins and having purified ourselves
completely can we become immortal.
fact that the journey of atman the soul within on Mother Earth is merely a passing
phase in the Cosmic Lifecycle and if we truly desire to complete the Cosmic journey
... we need to learn what is contained in Bhagvad Gita. The cycle of Birth
and Death ceases for one who has realized God. For others ... Life
goes on as usual ... we keep on manifesting one Life after another on Mother Earth
until the end.
and until we burn out our complete Karma we cannot escape from the clutches of
Lifecycle of Birth and Death. Only after the complete dross is removed ... can
atman the soul within regain its pristine beauty ... our truthful and original
Gita Commentary- chapter IX shloka 1
Gita Commentary- chapter IX shloka 2
Gita Commentary- chapter IX shloka 3
Gita Commentary- chapter X shloka 1
Gita Commentary- chapter X shloka 2
Gita Commentary- chapter X shloka 3
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 1
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 5
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 6
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 7
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 8
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 9
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
God in 1993 explains the concept of Shloka IX 3. For more on shloka IX 3 visit
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