Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bhagavad Gita - What Qualifies Me to be his Dear One ?

+Vernon Layne do you see any similarity in the post in comparison with your narrative on how-to-forgive-and-forget? 

advesta sarva bhutanam maitrah karuna eva ca
nirmamo nirahankarah sama dukha sukha ksami

santustah satatam yogi yatatma drdha nishchayah
mayy arpita mano buddhir yo mad bhaktah sa me priyah

The above verse is an extract from Bhagavad Gita (The holy book of Hindus).  Bhagavad Gita is considered the holy book, as it is narrated by lord Krishna himself to Arjuna during the Mahabharata war in Sanskrit (the holy language).

Here Lord Krishna narrates the qualities one should posses which would qualify him to be dear and near to the Almighty.

So who are those lucky ones who are dear & near to God :

He says :

1. The one who is non envious 
2. The one who possess kindness, compassion, generosity, magnanimity, charity,kindheartedness, sympathy
3. The one with no dominion (in its negative sense)
4. The one who is free from false ego
5. The one who is poised in distress and happiness
6. The one who is tolerant
7. The one who is content, yet constantly improvising
8. The one who is self controlled
9. The one with unwavering determination
10.The one who is dedicated 

What my point here is +Vernon Layne , the emotions which are conveyed in both the religions are surprisingly similar.

However, the humankind picks an argument on these very thoughts & emotions.