The Effulgence Within

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Yoga of Karma, Intelligent Will and Rational Analysis

Arjuna's willing interest, aroused slightly at the mention of the word, Samadhi (resolution to Peace), will be made capital of by Krishna. Until now we discussed excellence in Works, which is achieved through Karma Yoga. The other way to attaining the very same objective is through Gyana Yoga, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Yoga of Realization through Intelligent Will

Actors in a play make their act appear as realistic as possible for the audience to identify themselves with, without being touched themselves. So do sages, their minds fixed in the brahman (Supreme Conscious) perform all necessary activities of life without being touched by fruitive repercussions.... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Action in Inaction and Inaction in Action

The greatest appeal of the Gita is in that it raises queries, conflicts, controversies, paradoxes, and a whole lot other, that exercise severe stress on our thought process. Only a discerning intellect, with training, will know that the seeming contradictions are not contradictions at all but... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Krishna's Shock Therapy to Arjuna

Sanjaya reports to King Dhritarashtra: Thus unto the grief-stricken (Arjuna), his sad eyes brimming with tears, utterly overwhelmed with compassion, Madhusudana (Lord Krishna) spoke these words: The Blessed Lord said: Whence, O Arjuna, art thou visited by gloom at this hour of crisis? It does not... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Misery and through it The Yoga of Dejection as a Tool for Justice

Here, in the metaphorical sense, let us understand the Sanskrit meaning of Rath, Rathi and Sarathi. Arjuna's chariot symbolically represents his body; his mind (as the rider-commander) Arjuna himself, and the charioteer and guide, Krishna, as Arjuna's soul (Atma). The Gita is thus the story of body,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Design of the Cosmic Will

Now begins the second part as to how another chain of events in the divine design led to the battle of Kurukshetra. We saw Amba, a woman in her earlier birth, now a man by the name of Shikhandi, a transvestite who, Arjuna used as a shield to fell the unconquerable grandsire of the Kauravas and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Tale of the Epic Battle of Righteouness eventually winning over Evil

Bhagavad-Gita, which appears in the form of eighteen chapters in the world’s greatest epic, the Mahabharata, essentially means the song of the divine, sung in the battlefield of Kurukshetra some five thousand three hundred years ago. Another peculiarity, it is the only scripture of its kind... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Apostate boudoir memoirs (a redoing)

Yesterday morn as I, startled, from my dream awoke, Wondering how’s it that my beloved’s at my side? Even as with cock’s-crow the sunlight broke Hesitantly, through the wide Open windows of her boudoir, falling On her disheveled hair, fell back I, recalling How she’d let go last night, undoing her... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

In Defence of Karmic Justice

This write-up is based as replies to GoldeMean's various queries as per my understanding and to the best of my inferential experiences. Karma is broadly to be understood to include both the cause and effect principle, action and its result as the fruit of actions. Karma is a cosmic design and not... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Folded in doubts did I lay

Tonight’s the darkest of windless nights Up there, in limitless heights Sat twinkling stars burning bright Utter silence! Yet they seem To converse in hushed whisper Rapt in attention, I tried to listen intently The vast void separating them, billions in miles, Converged, the friendly cluster beamed... Sign in to see full entry.

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