WHETHER we are actively working in the world or have withdrawn from it, the most important consideration is not the work that we do or not do, but how effectively we have been able to uproot and destroy the Vasanas (deep-seated tendencies) which lie hidden in our heart. The removal of these impurities, which have encased themselves so deeply, is the principal objective of all Sadhana or spiritual practice. This is also the goal of all Yoga, namely to cleanse ourselves of all trace of Raga and Dvesha, the twin evils of attachment and hatred, which have harboured themselves within us.
The Gita has shown that if we can root out the entrenched tendencies that cling to our heart, we are free to perform any action without concern for the results. From that point on we will not be bound by any Karma we become engaged in; in other words, we will be completely freed from the effects of our actions. People who do not understand this truth and end up renouncing all outside activities, become ...
The respect commanded by a community depends on its moral values.Moral bankruptcy leads to social degeneration.A community inspired by ethical mores survives forever.I exhort the brave sons of Bharath to remember the strength and value of morality.
Embodiments of Prema!
There is a widespread misconception that spiritual values have no place in modern society. It is erroneously supposed that spirituality is incompatible with secular society. Krishna removes this misconception in sankhya yoga. Many fallaciously imagine that spirituality is only concerned with salvation. Spirituality is, in fact, the backbone of society and is indispensable for social progress and solidarity.
Its importance for and relevance to society, cannot be exaggerated.
Easwara manifests Himself among individuals who aggregate together to constitute a community. Every individual is an aspect of Easwara . Likewise, society too has emerged from Easwara. An individual has form, but society has no such definable form. I...