Renowned author and pioneer in spiritual psychodynamics, Deep Trivedi is also a speaker with an all-pervasive psychological perspective. His works question the prevalent paths and methods of life while guiding an individual towards the achievement of ‘full potential’ of oneself. He states, the lack of psychological knowledge and understanding is the sole reason for all the sorrows and failures of human life.
- Yoga, which rids one of woe Is accomplished only by him who is regulated in diet and recreation Regulated in performing actions And regulated in sleep and wakefulness. - Bhagavad Gita (Chapter-6, Verse-17)
Meaning of the Shlok In this shloka, Krishna is telling Arjuna a matter of fact. He is saying that to attain great heights, meaning to achieve Yog, a human being must first learn to consume the deserving food and nutrition as well as learn to complete their necessary sleep. Now this is something which can be easily understood, but apart from this Krishna is also saying something really extraordinary in this shloka, and that is – it is only the yog ...Arjuna, this Yoga is neither for him who overeats Nor for him who observes complete fast It is neither for him who is given to too much sleep Nor even for him who is ceaselessly awake - Bhagavad Gita (Chapter-6, Verse-16)
Meaning of the Shlok In this shloka, Krishna is making Arjuna understand that for a human being to be able to bring himself into Yog, that is to be able to acquire knowledge, he has to also look after his body completely. Because the damage he inflicts upon his body also has an effect on his mind. Hence, the body, of the one who overeats or observes a fast despite being hungry, gets damaged. Similarly, the one who oversleeps and is ...He who looks upon well-wishers and neutrals As well as mediators, friends and foes, relatives and inimicals The virtuous and the sinful with equanimity Stands supreme - Bhagavad Gita (Chapter-6, Verse-9)
Meaning of the Shlok Here, Krishna is telling Arjuna how to free himself of the unhappiness which has gripped him at present. He is saying that be it a friend or a foe, you become unbiased towards both. This doesn’t mean that you should launch a similar attack on your army as well, no...; you definitely need to attack the Kaurava army, but you need to free yourself of all the possible outcomes of this. Whether they win or you win, ...He who sees inaction in action and action in inaction Is wise among men He is a Yogi, who has performed all actions - Bhagavad Gita (Chapter-4, Verse-18)
Meaning of the Shlok Here, Krishna is giving us the formula to always be victorious. He is telling Arjuna, here on one hand is you, who is asking why should I do this and why shouldn’t I do that and is time and again getting deluded and wondering whether I should do this or do that. But on the other hand, there is also a person who has not only firmly decided his deeds, but is also the only doer of ...What is action and what is inaction? Even men of intelligence are puzzled over this question. Therefore, I shall expound to you the truth about action Knowing which you will be freed from its evil effects i.e., its binding nature - Bhagavad Gita (Chapter-4, Verse-16)
Meaning of the Shlok In this sutra, Krishna is saying something very deep about the human psychology. Krishna is saying that Oh Arjuna, not just you, even the most intelligent of people fail to understand what exactly is deed and passivity. First and foremost you need to understand this – Arjuna is constantly trying to assert his intelligence by taking the support of the scriptures and Krishna is shattering Arjuna’s illusion of being an intelligent person. He is clearly telling him ...