Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse
आरुरुक्षोर्मुनेर्योगं कर्म कारणमुच्यते ।
योगारूढस्य तस्यैव शमः कारणमुच्यते ॥६-३॥
Gita chapter 6 verse 3 Lord Krishna makes it explicitly clear to Arjuna that path of yoga, path of meditation
can only be travelled by one who indulged in nishkama karma yoga to reach God. As per Lord Krishna... yoga was
only meant for those who all the time contemplated on God Almighty. Contemplation on God Almighty was not that
easy. Establishing total control over mind power was the most difficult task on mother
Lord Krishna further says... contemplation on God Almighty via path of yoga became possible
by establishing absolute control over five senses! Total control over five senses can only be established by
reducing our desires and wishes in stages step-by-step. Control over desires and wishes was established when we
surrendered our ego (Aham to God Almighty). Total surrender of ego (Aham) to God Almighty was a difficult task, but
Through Bhagavad Gita chapter 6 verse 3
Lord Krishna emphasized to Arjuna merits of travelling path of nishkama karma yoga that directly led to God
Almighty! Nishkama karma yoga simply meant... offering fruits of karma performed to God Almighty all the time!
This can only be achieved by establishing absolute control over our bloated ego (Aham in Hinduism). When we
stopped feeding... adding fuel to our desires and wishes, we slowly but firmly started establishing control
over our ego (Aham) and finally five senses!
Lord Krishna makes it absolutely clear that unless human beings succeeded in
establishing absolute control over five senses, control over mind could never be established! As one gradually
developed control over five senses... control on mind power followed automatically! And what does mind power
actually mean? As detailed in Bhagavad Gita... no human being ever had an independent mind. We all have a brain
that works like a transmitting and receiving station. All thoughts floating in ether, positive or negative are
invoked by us based on our buddhi (intellect).
All positive thoughts are invoked by us from reservoir of mind plus and all
negative thoughts from reservoir of mind minus! By gradually establishing control over five senses... we ultimately
succeeded in stopping flow of incessant thoughts to our brain. One finally reached stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi
(stage of absolute nothingness)... when not a single thought flowed to our brain uninvoked! Reaching stage of
Nirvikalpa Samadhi is culmination of all forms of yoga; one finally reached God Almighty in present
As per Lord Krishna... nishkama karma yoga can only be practiced by one who
indulged in contemplation on God Almighty all the time. Contemplation on God Almighty simply means indulging in
self enquiry (path of Neti... not this, not this) as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana, a spiritual master
of the highest order who gained enlightenment in his lifetime. Self enquiry (Neti) by a traveler of spirituality is
best practiced in shavasna pose of yoga, corpse pose yoga (the dead pose).
On path of pure yoga... indulging in thoughts of God Almighty all the time was a necessity of spiritual path! By
offering karma, and fruits of karma performed to God Almighty all the time... one can easily negate karma to zero.
Devoid of all dross impurities within... our soul atman, the spirit within finally regained its lost original pure
prime pristine primordial form. A soul atman gaining absolute purity announces human beings reaching stage of
enlightenment (kaivalya jnana in Hinduism)! The moment an enlightened one left mortal frame, human beings gained
salvation moksha forever and the liberated soul atman finally reached abode of God, kingdom of God... termed
Vaikuntha in Hinduism!
For a serious seeker of spirituality, inability to establish gradual control over
desires and wishes was the biggest impediment in reaching God in present life! No matter what... one had to curtail
desires and wishes by controlling our ego (Aham). When everything belonged to God Almighty... why hanker after
ephemeral riches that could never be carried to next life? As per Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita... it is only
residual balance of karma of present manifestation that moved to next life! At the time of death of body, the
closing balance of present life (residual balance of karma) becomes opening balance for next
At the time of death of body if residual balance of karma demands our soul atman
manifesting form of a laborer in next life... one just could not be born a Prince! Miracles carried no meaning in
spiritual world... nor could we expect mangoes to grow on a guava tree! Everything results from set laws of karma
that were inherent in every living being. Understanding doctrine of karma in entirety was instrumental in our
reaching God in present life. Path of spirituality, path of yoga truthfully demands human beings establishing
control over desires and wishes to reach stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi (stage of absolute nothingness) in present
Vijay Kumar "Atma Jnani"... The Man who Realized God in 1993!
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