Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2
Gita Chapter 2: List of related Shlokas Verses ...
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 1
In bhagavad gita chapter 2 verse 1, Arjuna feeling pity for all in the Kaurava camp has been highlighted. Why? Arjuna always sided with Dharma (righteousness). This was his inborn trait of character. Even the presence of his beloved maternal grandfather Bhishma Pitamah and guru Dronacharya in the enemy camp did not deter him from thinking otherwise.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 2
Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 2 conveys a very vital spiritual meaning to mankind at large. It is beyond doubt that teachings contained in Bhagavad Gita were an allegory to explain fundamental nature of human beings. At any given moment of time within every human being continues an ongoing war between righteous and evil forces of nature!
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 3
As entire story of Bhagavad Gita was an allegory and reflected entire life of a human being, in bhagavad gita chapter 2 verse 3 Lord Krishna simply says... for a serious seeker of spirituality, to reach God in present life... our establishing absolute control over feelings of Moha (extreme emotional attachments) were an absolute must.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 4
To undertake spiritual journey, how could one abandon Moha (extreme emotional attachment) towards those whom we loved dearly. For the sake of spiritual path, why feelings of Moha (attachment) had to be crucified forever! Can we not undertake spiritual journey while living material life!
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 5
In Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 5 Lord Krishna emphasizes demerits of holding onto Moha (extreme emotional attachment) towards his elders and Guru! If goal of our life was fixed... if we wanted to reach God in this very life, our establishing absolute control over five senses and mind was an absolute must.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 6
A true aspirant of spirituality faces biggest dilemma of life when confronted with family members consisting of father, mother, brothers and sisters... beloved relatives and friends. For sake of spirituality, was it right for one to abandon interests of family members and that too forever!
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 7
In simple words, bhagavad gita chapter 2 verse 7 conveys a very broad and far-fetched meaning... follow path of absolute truthfulness to hear sweet small inner voice of your soul atman, the spirit within. This would give you impetus to exercise power of discrimination, enabling one to distinguish right from wrong.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 8
In Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 8, one can clearly summarize the fact that anything ephemeral could never provide long-lasting happiness. Feelings of Moha (extreme emotional attachment)... earthly bondages were always temporal, meaningless for a true seeker of god, traveler of spiritual path!
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 9
As teachings comprised in Bhagavad Gita was a spiritual allegory... in Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 9, emphasis has been laid on control over five senses and mind. To reach god, to reach our true inner self... to reach Lord Krishna, our establishing absolute control over five senses and mind was mandated by god.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 10
Sanjaya calling Dhritarashtra as Bharatvanshi was to remind him of his eloquent lineage. Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 10 forcefully endorses the fact that every serious seeker of spirituality one time or other faces dilemma of pursuing earthly ties vis-à-vis journey of spirituality.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 11
Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 11 has a very deep spiritual meaning to convey. As per Krishna... both life and death lay in hands of God Almighty! One who was truly wise must never get perturbed by happenings of physical manifest world. As per Krishna... death was only temporal.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 12
In Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 12 Lord Krishna epitomizes concept of reincarnation, rebirth... past lives in a perfect and beautiful manner. Lord Krishna tells Arjuna thus: it is not a fact that I did not exist at any point of time nor you or all these kings did not exist.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 13
Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 13 confirms continuity of life in cosmic system. In the cosmic system nothing ever dies. After death of physical manifest form... soul atman, the spirit within manifests a new life form based on residual balance of karma of that moment.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 14
In Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 14 Krishna tells Arjuna in clear terms that it was out of ignorance he considered physical manifest life as permanent. As a soul atman, the spirit within it was his duty to fight the enemy and defeat them. He just could not associate self with feelings of grief towards his enemies as they resulted from workings of five senses and mind.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 15
In Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 15 Lord Krishna has summarized importance of establishing control over five senses and mind. Control over senses and sense objects were not a necessity of worldly people. Only those undertaking spiritual journey were required to maintain equipoise in equally opposite circumstances of life.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 16
Asat (the manifest world) had no independent identity of its own. If we human beings exist, if life exists on mother earth, all owed its existence to presence of souls atmans within every living being. For a seeker, for a traveler of spiritual path... the world of souls' atmans was the only truth of life.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 17
Lord Krishna asks Arjuna to move from unreality to reality... from manifest to unmanifest! As per Lord Krishna every soul atman manifested body after body but itself was unchangeable. The body perishes with time but not the soul atman within. Change was lifeline of manifest world but in world of souls' atmans nothing ever changes.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 18
In Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 18 Krishna briefs Arjuna about immortality of our soul atman, the spirit within! We as human beings were perishable. When death occurs... everything we call our own was left midway! Even while manifesting various life forms... the entity of a soul atman, the spirit within did not undergo any change!
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 19
In Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 19 Lord Krishna indirectly indicates to Arjuna that we as a soul atman had a duty to perform. We had to evolve self. This became possible by manifesting life forms on a life supporting planet like mother earth. Ever since occurrence of big bang... souls atmans remained inert until life supporting planets like mother earth evolved in cosmic system.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 20
Lord Krishna is engaged in repeatedly telling Arjuna to scuttle all feelings of Moha (extreme emotional attachment) towards his brethren, in absence of which he would never realize he was a soul atman, the spirit within! Krishna tells Arjuna that at no point of time in the entire lifespan of present cosmos... a soul atman, the spirit within ever dies.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 21
To reach god, to gain success in spiritual life... our winning internal war of dharma (righteousness) was necessitated. At any given moment of time, within every human being raged a Mahabharata of gigantic proportions! Our soul atman desires our leaving family attachments forever whereas our physical manifest self is bonded by Moha (extreme emotional attachment)
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 22
1. We were primarily a spiritual being manifesting a human body. 2. Human beings undertaking spiritual journey must not fear death at any stage of life. 3. Our indulgence in good karma, positive karma all the time was necessitated for our soul atman to manifest a higher form in next manifestation.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 23
In bhagavad gita chapter 2 verse 23 Krishna wants to emphasize on Arjuna that he was primarily a spirit... a soul atman and not a manifest physical human form. By killing people for sake of re-establishing Dharma (righteousness), Arjuna would not be committing any sin. Death was inevitable.
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 24
From a spiritual angle, Bhagavad Gita chapter 2 verse 24 confirms that our soul atman, the spirit within was the only truth of life! Everything in cosmos could wither and die excepting our soul atman, the spirit within. As we were primarily a soul atman, the spirit within and not the manifest physical human form...
- Geeta Chapter 2 Verse 25
Lord Krishna repeatedly tells Arjuna attributes virtues of a soul atman... only to making him realize that he was primarily a soul atman and not the manifest physical human form! As a soul atman is immutable, Sanatana (existing since times immemorial), unchangeable, indescribable, indestructible, invisible and primordial...
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