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The Bhagavad Gita which has 700 shlokas in total is a Hindu scripture. It contains a conversation between Lord Krishna and Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Lord Krishna guided him when he was confused about whether to fight against his relatives or not. Because Arjun was trying to run from his duties at that time.
Shrimadbhagwad Gita is part of the epic Mahabharata which is the world’s longest poem.
Few people refer to it as the ultimate textbook of management. US army took 30,000 copies of the Bhagwad Gita to teach their soldiers the “Karma yoga” in the Iraq war. Indian Defence academies also have included Shrimadbhagwad Gita in their syllabus.
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Now let us understand why Lord Krishna is Superior of all in his word from Bhagwad Gita:
Below lines were said by Shri Krishna (in Gita) which prove that he is the supreme personality of Godhead-
I am the Father, the Mother, the support, and the grandsire. (9.17)
Who knows Me as the unborn, as the beginningless, as the ‘Supreme Lord’ of all the worlds – he only, undeluded among men, is freed from all sins. (10.3)
The whole cosmic universe is under me. Under my will, it is automatically manifested again and again, and under my will, it is annihilated at the end. (9.8)
I am the beginning, the middle, and the end of all beings. (10.20)
I am the source of all spiritual and material worlds. Everything emanates from me. (10.8)
Let’s talk about the opulence of Shri Bhagwan (Lord Krishna):
In the 10th chapter of Bhagwad Gita, Bhagwan (Lord Krishna) says,
– Of all the Rudras he is the Lord Shiva
– Of the Adityas he is Vishnu
– Of the creators he is Brahma.
He also says that he is Rama, Arjuna, Indra, Kartikeya, Narada, the Sun, the Moon, Agni, Meru, Yama, Lion, Garuda, the Ganges, Vasudeva, Vyasa.
And finally he says — मेरी दैवी विभूतियों का अन्त नहीं है | मैंने तुमसे जो कुछ कहा, वह तो मेरी अनन्त विभूतियों का संकेत मात्र है | मैं तो अपने एक अंश मात्र से सम्पूर्ण ब्रह्माण्ड में व्याप्त होकर इसको धारण करता हूँ |
(There is no end to my divine glories. Whatever I said to you is only a sign of my infinite beings. I, from my mere part, pervade the entire universe and wear it.)
On Arjuna’s request, Shri Bhagwan revealed his Infinite Cosmic form — विश्र्वरूप! (Vishwaswarupa)
Shri Krishna says Oh Arjuna, you will see the (twelve) sons of Aditi, the (eight) Vasus, the (eleven) Rudras, the (twin) Ashwini Kumars, as well as the (forty-nine) Maruts, the entire universe, everything moving and non-moving and many more marvels never revealed before.
Then Shri Bhagwan granted the divine vision to Arjuna and displayed his cosmic form.
According to Arjuna (Chapter 11th), Shri Bhagwan’s Vishwaroop was without beginning, middle or end. His arms were infinite. His cosmic had many mouths, eyes, arms, thighs, legs, stomachs, and terrifying teeth.
Arjuna asked Shri Bhagwan who you are?
Bhagwan replied समस्त जगतों को विनष्ट करने वाला काल मैं हूँ और मैं यहाँ समस्त लोगों का विनाश करने के लिए आया हूँ। तुम्हारे (पाण्डवों के) सिवा दोनों पक्षों के सारे योद्धा मारे जाएँगे।
(I am the Kaal who destroys all the worlds and I have come here to destroy all the people. All the warriors on both sides will be killed except you (the Pandavas).)
Arjuna’s mind was trembling with fear therefore he requested Shri Bhagwan to show his मुकुटधारी चतुर्भुज रूप.
So, Bhagwan revealed his चतुर्भुज रूप and then two-armed form.
Bhagwan clearly says in the 48th Shloka of the 11th Chapter that His विश्र्वरूप cannot be seen by studying Vedas or यज्ञ or दान or पुण्य or कठिन तपस्या!
Arjuna was the first person to see विश्र्वरूप(Vishwaswarupa).
Now, What does Shri Bhagwan say about Vedas?
These lines are said by Shri Bhagwan (Lord Krishna) in Gita:
– I am the Rig, the Sama, and the Yajur Vedas. (9.17)
– By all the Vedas, I am to be known. (15.15)
– I am the knower of the Vedas (15.15)
Plus, In Chapter 15th, he has revealed the most confidential part of the Vedic Scriptures.
That part is — Whoever knows Him (Shri Vishnu) as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, without doubting, is the knower of everything. He, therefore, engages himself in full devotional service to Shri Vishnu.
For those who say Hinduism has no rules and regulations, One can do whatever he wants:
Shri Krishna in Gita 16.23 says
“जो शास्त्रों के आदेशों की अवहेलना करता है और मनमाने ढंग से कार्य करता है, उसे न तो सिद्धि, न सुख, न ही परमगति की प्राप्ति हो पाती है।
(“He who disobeys the orders of the scriptures and acts arbitrarily, gets neither success, nor happiness, nor the ultimate goal.)
अतएव मनुष्य को यह जानना चाहिए कि शास्त्रों के विधान के अनुसार क्या कर्तव्य है और क्या अकर्तव्य है । उसे विधि-विधानों को जानकर कर्म करना चाहिए जिससे वह क्रमशः ऊपर उठ सके।”
(Therefore man should know what is the duty and what is the non-duty according to the law of the scriptures. He should act by knowing the rules and regulations so that he can gradually rise above.)
According to Shri Krishna, Atheists are Demonic.
“Those who are demoniac……… say that this world is unreal, with no foundation and ‘no God in control’……” (16th Chapter)
जो व्यक्ति भक्तों को यह परम रहस्य बताता है, वह शुद्ध भक्ति को प्राप्त करेगा और अन्त में वह मेरे पास वापस आएगा | (18.68)
(The person who reveals this supreme secret to the devotees, will attain pure devotion and in the end, he will come back to Me.)
इस संसार में उसकी अपेक्षा कोई अन्य सेवक न तो मुझे अधिक प्रिय है और न कभी होगा | (18.69)
(No other devotee in this world is more dear to me than him, and never will be.)
और मैं घोषित करता हूँ कि जो हमारे इस पवित्र संवाद का अध्ययन करता है, वह अपनी बुद्धि से मेरी पूजा करता है | (18.70)
(And I declare that he who studies this sacred dialogue of ours, worships Me with his wisdom.)
और जो श्रद्धा समेत और द्वेषरहित होकर इसे सुनता है, वह सारे पापों से मुक्त हो जाता है और उन शुभ लोकों को प्राप्त होता है, जहाँ पुण्यात्माएँ निवास करती हैं | (18.71)
(And one who listens to it with reverence and without hatred, he is freed from all sins and attains to those auspicious worlds, where the virtuous souls reside.)
कृष्णम वन्दे जगतगुरु 🙏🏻
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