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Could anyone explain me please what does Krishna mean by the world "sacrifice" in the Bhagavad Gita? What sacrifices are done ?
This is a fundamental concept given to us by the Lord as constituting the basis of Sanatan Dharma. If you repeat Gita numerous times in rapid succession you hear the word 'Tyaag'. This is what my late father taught me as a child and today at the age of nearly 64, I realise it's full meaningful significance for our moment by moment living. It means one must not be attached to anything. One must sacrifice everything to accommodate truth as it reveals itself every moment because a Vaishnav (Lord Vishnu who asked the Creator to incarnate in Kalyug) is a Preserver of Reality, the truth. This a Vaishvava does by not having specific beliefs and mission in life. One gives up, that is sacrifices every one of ones desires to live in Lord Brahma's Creation of the universe. This is not a religious rite or dictation to us, it is practical common-sense to when one has understood the impermanence of reality moment by moment as the sage Buddha first enunciated 2500 years ago. It is practical because if one is attached to ones beliefs and views one cannot even survive materially let alone live in prosperity because Brahma-Nature consists of three gunas, sattvic, rajasic, and tamasic, that people possess and these alter a person's living circumstances moment by moment that one needs to adjust oneself to by appropriate adaptation to live in harmony in Nature. This outlook gives on liberty and peace of mind, the ultimate state of mind when one is liberated in that specific sense only attained moksha.
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12.24 pm 16 November 2020
Poornaavatar is purushouttama as Rama was. We all have the potential to become so by not being attached even to surrender. For we are humans and distinct fro God. When we surrender to God in total abandonment of our body's aims, objectives, missions, desires, ego, and shrugging off all delusions acting spontaneously and nonchalantly we arrive at the truth and are no longer living in fears and uncertainties. To steadfastly adhering to the principle of sacrificing all attachments including attachment to God we are on the path of pristine truth and become poornaavatar-purushuttama. Under this is the state of Vaishnavism we are totally at one with truth (Brahma-Nature) and become blissful because each moment we do not digress from the truth path, and so attain the status of deva not asura.
7.50 am 17 November 2020
20 November 2020 Update:
Do we have any proof of the truth of any matter? Science of life is the art of determining the truth from using all avenues of investigation experimentally. It knows no bounds. Truth is only revealed to us from the results of our actions. For Brahma-Nature is unpredictable. We need to probe it constantly from our deeds and see which direction opens up in that transience and then realise the facts that are then revealed to us. That is what one needs to accommodate as truth. That is Vaishnavism.
We must therefore not have any perceptions of the truth. For nothing is certain until one has experimented all theories and tested them in one's own lives. That is the mystery of Existence. For example what is dharma, and what is Sanatan dharma? What kind of evidence that one is basing such ideas and conceptions on? What is the probability that those tests are convincing-enough to be not chance rather than science-based perceptions. If one is not 100 per cent satisfied that that is the truth oneself how can anyone convince others of the so-called facts that they represent. So the way to go forward is be flexible and not to be attached to anything as truth. Just be aware of the possibilities that could harm you. Be totally risk-averse for a peaceful mind by accumulating knowledge in the brain cells that generates awareness in the mind. Stay free in your independence of person for the thoughts for action that are right for you for personal security to survive in dignity of liberty to be able to express your thoughts without fear of contradictions and therefore reprisals from other elements of Brahma-Nature with its rajasic, tamasic and sattvic Triad of unpredictable changes and influences on ones life. Do not be attached to nationalism or patriotism, only aim for personal survival with the highest level of intelligence that comes from knowledge accumulation and resulting awareness.
That is the idea of moksha.
If we have no choice but to act we must act to the highest levels of virtuosity. That highest level of virtuosity is clarified to us by Sri Krishna who if we surrender to in reverence, love, and utter devotion imparts to us in His magically mysterious way what action are one's dharma individually in our specific circumstances through the passage of our individual lives. When we as Hindus observe this simple rule individually and not communally in the sense of wishing to create a dharmarashtra specifically to be proud of to protect ourselves from fears and paranoia of being attacked by evil components of society in the community that we live in in a geographical locality, or State in a federal system of government or the Nation that we as Hindus live in, unattached to the idea of patriotism we form a God-bleesed rather that is peaceful and protected with all the population performing Sanatan dharma so all are protected according to the eternal law of the universe that Dharmo rakshati rakshita. We are all then free from delusions that lead to unwise actions that harms us individually materially and spiritually to render our minds into premeditated activity taking away our Peace of mind individually and by our unavoidable relationships with others including plants, viruses, ants, snakes, elephants, and human beings, collectively so we have a disharmonios community and State and Nation.
22 November 2020 Update:
Comments posted in Facebook on 22 November 2020 (am)
Shantanu Panigrahi to Liberal Democrats My Party, my Nation, let us hope we can change minds and move towards greater tolerance and meeting the needs and desires of all our people with the blessing to our honest and sincere wishes for all our people, the other creatures in wild life, and in knowledge of the Nature and natures that form the various parts of Creation.
Shantanu Panigrahi to Ask a Hindu – questions on Sanatan Dharma: Are Vedas monotheistic of polytheistic? The Vedas are both monotheistic and polytheistic. Let me explain. The Creator and Preserver God Sri Krishna has created Brahman as the Brahma-Nature which consists of millions of devas and assures as guna Consciousness gods that living beings can access every moment of their lives depending on the character of the individual. When one prays the person accordingly gets what he or she wishes for and deserves. The gyana yogi wants everything given by Sri Krishna when He is approached in bhakti. This bhakti requires the person to sacrifice all his body and mental attachments, such as desires, ego, missions, and other objectives. Then the persons truth path is clarified and the person Carrie's out his or her Sanatan dharma.
Shantanu Panigrahi to Ask a Hindu – questions on Sanatan Dharma: Should Sanskrit be taught to all Hindu children: do you agree? Yes certainly not just Sanskrit but Hindi also and regional languages like Bengali, Oriya Marathi that I have been familiar with which must never be overlooked for the Hindus have also been taught and guided over hundreds if not thousands of years in Bharat which is a Mahabharat containg the wisdom of the wealth of India.
Trials, tribulations we all go through and we come out with a beautiful mind of having understood the reasons for the challenges that we have faced to improve ourselves towards perfection of thoughts and resulting actions steadily and steadfastly adhering to the satya-advaitic quest for truth accommodation in holy yoga. After my work is done I rejoice in the incredible and joyful beauty of Nature in appreciation of the Lord Almighty in His Creation born of pure love for His creatures both plants and animals of all kinds. Shantanu Panigrahi Sivanandan Chetty Meditating on the atman results in nonduality, meaning that Brahman has no cause, that it does not have a Creator in Manifest (Sri Krishna) or Unfanifest that we Hindus say is indescribable and so simply known as 'It'. The true path to truth as such is yoga, not meditation. Yoga requires the shake to engage in samsara with karma (actions) taking full part in the nuances of Brahman and through this yoga one determines the ins and outs of Brahman as constituted and we then define Brahman as Brahma-Nature. It is within Brahma-Nature (Prakriti) that there are millions of gods as devas and assures and those in between that give living beings their gunas and so are known as guna-consciousness gods. One has the choice of treating Brahman as Supreme, but that only leads to delusional thoughts and actions which cannot be termed karma or dharma. The only way of performing karma according to dharma is by relating to a person's choice of one or more of the gods in Brahma-Nature as ones Ishta-devata. For Sanatan Dharma one has to surrender to the Creator of Brahman Sri Krishna and this is only possible by transcending ones gunas (rajasic, sattvic, and tamasic, that the three Lords in the Trimurti of Brahma-Nature Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva represent) and simultaneously shredding all ones attachments (aims, beliefs, desires, wishes, hopes, expectations, anticipations, ego) and in love, reverence and devotion to the Supreme God Sri Krishna, places oneself at His disposal to arrange the moment by moment actions that then becomes the chakras karma unconcerned about his or her future so acting unpremeditatedly and nonchalantly in his subconscious mind under the consideration that He alone is in charge of the devotees actions and resulting fate and destiny not any of the selected gods of Brahma-Nature and not floating about in Brahman Consciousness.
22 November 2020 Update:
Meditating on the atman results in nonduality, meaning that Brahman has no cause, that it does not have a Creator in Manifest (Sri Krishna) or as Unfanifest that we Hindus say is indescribable and so simply known as 'It'. The true path to truth as such is yoga, not meditation. Yoga requires the sadhaka to engage in samsara with karma (actions) taking full part in the nuances of Brahman and through this yoga one determines the ins and outs of Brahman as constituted and we then define Brahman as Brahma-Nature. It is within Brahma-Nature (Prakriti) that there are millions of gods as devas and assures and those in between that give living beings their gunas and so are known as guna-consciousness gods. One has the choice of treating Brahman as Supreme, but that only leads to delusional thoughts and actions which cannot be termed karma or dharma. The only way of performing karma according to dharma is by relating to a person's choice of one or more of the gods in Brahma-Nature as ones Ishta-devata. For Sanatan Dharma one has to surrender to the Creator of Brahman Sri Krishna and this is only possible by transcending ones gunas (rajasic, sattvic, and tamasic, that the three Lords in the Trimurti of Brahma-Nature Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva represent) and simultaneously shredding all ones attachments (aims, beliefs, desires, wishes, hopes, expectations, anticipations, ego) and in love, reverence and devotion to the Divine Supreme God Sri Krishna, places oneself at His lotus-feet disposal to arrange the moment by moment actions for oneself that then becomes the sadhaka’s karma unconcerned about his or her future so acting unpremeditatedly and nonchalantly in his subconscious mind under the consideration that He, Sri Krishna, alone is in charge of the devotee’s actions and the resulting fate and destiny that brings to his life, not any of the selected gods of Brahma-Nature and especially not floating about in Brahman Consciousness.
To the non-dual advaitists, I ask: in what sense are the devas 'subservient' to Brahman? Are they somehow 'restricted' by this Brahman-entity that is a superior Power acting upon the devas and asuras as perhaps a paramatman doer or a over-riding Consciousness/Self doer?; or are the devas and asuras free as the doers themselves exerting their influences directly upon the jivaatman, or indeed or are the jivaatman free of the devas and asuras and as such are the only doers acting on their intrinsic gunas of rajasic, tamasic, and sattvic attributes contained within their atmans? And with such a construction of Reality is contained the concept of achintya bhed abheda tatwa. So these are all imponderables to me at this moment in time. That is why I call it the magically-mysterious 'maya' of Sr Krishna’s Creation.
I was not familiar with Jiddu Krishnamurthi (were there two Krishnamurthi or one associated with Annie Besant of the theosophival society of England that I have a book about, do you know). I too reject any higher authority including the surrender to God that I practice because in satya-advaita yoga of oneness with truth we humans are left to our own devices in freewill, such is the beauty of Reality that enables us with God's blessing to be the Master of our own individual destiny with our own selected path to our own truths none of which can be convincingly explained in words to others for it develops with the passage of time and is an unending individual yogic pursuit, especially if awakened by the Grace of God at the appropriate time for us individually. When this does happen He facilitates an individual's gyana yoga when He feels He should do so for the good of humanity in the most appropriate manner that is necessary for His intents and purposes in this entire world of Planet Earth that we live in. The proof of whether we individually are functioning to attain truth lies only within us individually in the need of our mind to be in a peaceful rather than blissful state and worse in an agitated state. If others benefit from that one is happy that one’s life actions have been positive for mankind going into the future and so one can rest free with a clear conscience that one has been totally unattached, unpremeditated to influence Nature for the idea remains that one has been fully truth-accommodating on the fundamental principle of Sanatan dharma that truth is sacrosanct.