Divine and Demoniac Natures…


Sri Bhagavaan could not get an opportunity earlier to explain the divine
and demoniac natures, due to Arjuna putting forth various different
questions. However, now in Chapter 16, He explains the divine and
demoniac nature in details by starting the topic on His own.

II 16:1 II

abhayam sattvasams;uddhirjnanayoga vyavasthitih

daanam damsca yajnasca svaadhyaastapa arjavam (Gita 16:1)

sri bhagavaan said –

Total absence of any fear, absolute purity of inner faculties – purity
of mind, purity of heart, established in Yoga for true knowledge and
essence of God (Self), pure charity (giving in disinterested manner, as
a matter of duty), controlling the senses, yajnah (offering daily
oblations to sacred fire), swaydhyaa; (chanting of God’s name, study of
sacred books, introspection etc.), austerity, includes undergoing
hardships in the performance of one’s duty and being straight forward in
one’s dealings with body and mind.

II 16:2 II

ahimsaa satyamakrodhastyaagah saantirapaisunam

dayaa bhootesvaloluptvam maardavam hreerracaapalam (Gita 16:2)

Non-violence, speaking the truth, free from anger, renunciation of
worldly pleasures, equipose (not having disturbance in the inner
faculties such as likes and dislikes), not engaging in fault-finding or
slandering, compassion towards all living beings, free from covetousness
– not to feel an inner desire for worldly things or sensual pleasures,
gentleness, a sense of shame or hesitation in doing those things that
are not dutiful and that are contrary to ordinance of scriptures,
absence of fickleness or restlessness.

II 16:3 II

tejah ksamaa dhrtih saucamadroho naatimaanitaa

bhavanti sampadam daivimabhijaatasya bhaarata (Gita 16:3)

Radiance, forgiveness, unwavering steadfastness or fortitude, purity of
the body, absence of malice, not desirous of honor, O’ descendant of
Bhaarata, are the marks of him, who is endowed with divine nature.

From “Gita Prabodhani” in Hindi pg 450 by Swami Ramsukhdasji.

Ram Ram

For full online discourses in Hindi, please visit Swami
Ramsukhdasji’s website. http://www.swamiramsukhdasji.org


About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

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