As a support to the concerts and meditation today on behalf of the wellbeing of Mother Earth we start with a short prayer today:
JAYA GURU DATTA
OM SRI KRISHNAYA NAMAHA
OM SRI GITA MATAAYA NAMAHA
OM SRI GURUBHYO NAMAHA
OM SHANTIHI SHANTIHI SHANTIHI
Salutations to Datta Guru.
Salutations to Lord Krishna, Mother Gita.
Salutations to all the gurus.
Peace, Peace, Peace.
Peace from bodily obstacles like laziness, inertia.
Peace from phenomenal cruelties of nature.
Peace from heavenly wraths.
On August 18th/19th there will be the 5. International Gita Conference taking place in the UK. Now a flyer with the final program is available at:
You´re still very welcome to join in that event.
Comment on this current newsletter:
In the book “Tat Tvam Asi” by Dr. Nath he gives an interpretation of sloka 65 which looks at it from a slightly different angle compared to what we have read the last two weeks. As personally I also like it very much, I add that one here before we go on with sloka 66 next week. (In the start up phase of this newsletter Dr. Nath AND the publisher of the book kindly agreed that I may use passages from the book – so you will see more of this in the future – which hopefully will also be appreciated by all the readers.)
PRASADE SARVA DUKHANAAM HANIRASYOPA JAYATE
PRASANNA CHETASO HYASHU BUDDIHI PARYAVATISHTATE
When a man attains peace, all pains caused by an unbalanced mind come to an end. By peace and purity the mind is soon fixed in the Atman.
Peace is attained by control of all sense-organs constantly and by constant meditation on the Self. This gives the mind purity. In course of time, such a mind dissolves in the Atman and that is called liberation.
The first half of the verse says that equanimity in pain and sorrow makes one peaceful. Happiness is peace. Peace is happiness. This peace of mind is also termed prasada because it is the grace of God.
All the turbulent rivers lose their turbulence when they merge into the ocean. Similarly, a man who can control the agitations caused by the sense-organs and the mind (by absorbing himself in the contemplation of the Atman) will attain peace. He is said to have merged himself in the ocean of bliss.
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