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Chapter 9 (Navam Adhaya) is Raj- Vidya Raj-Guhya Yoga.

The name of the ninth chapter is Raj Vidya   Raj –Guhya Yoga.

Sri Krishna tells Arjuna that the knowledge He is going to share with him is easy to attain and simple to practice.

This, The greatest of all knowledge (Raj-Vidya) and the most secret one (Raj-Guhya), knowing which the person becomes free of all bondages and miseries of this aggrieving world.

In the verse 34, Chapter 9 of Srimad Bhagvad Gita, Sri Krishna says:

मन्मना भव मद्भक्तो मद्याजी मां नमस्कुरु ।
मामेवैष्यसि युक्त्वैवमात्मानं मत्परायणः ॥९- ३४॥

manmanā bhava madbhakto madyājī māṁ namaskuru
mām evaiṣ yasi yuktvaivam ātmānaṁ matparāyaṇaḥ 9.34

Translation:

Manmanā = Always keeping Me in your mind; bhava = become; madbhakta = My devotee; [and]
madyājī    = My worshipper, namaskuru = Pay obeisance; mām = to Me.
Yuktvā  = Absorbed in; [Me and]  matparāyaṇaḥ = holding Me as the Supreme Refuge;
eṣyasi = you would attain; eva= truly;

Always keep your mind engaged in Me, become My devotee, Worship Me and pay obeisance to Me.

By doing this kind of absolute surrendering and taking supreme refuge in Me, you would truly attain Me

There has been a saint named Ras Khan who had supreme devotion for Sri Krishna.
His supreme love for Sri Krisna is seen in his creation of Dohas (couplets), padawalis and savayas.
In one of his padawalis, he has described the way how to keep  our mind always engaged in Sri Krishna



सुनिये सब की कहिये न कछू, रहिये इमिया भव वागर में।
करिये व्रत नेम सचाई लिये जेहि सों तरिये भवसागर में॥
मिलिये सब सों दुरभाव बिना रहिये सतसंग उजागर में।
‘रसखान’ गोविन्द को यों भजिये जिमि नागरि को चित गागरि में॥

Translation:

Listen to everyone, but remain quite, don’t speak anything. In this manner, live in this world.
Perform all your vows and practices with sincerity—they will carry you across this worldly ocean of existence.
Meet everyone without malice or bad feelings, and remain in the association of saints and truth
Rasakhan says, „Worship Govinda and keep Him in your mind the way a village woman balances a water pot upon her head.“

Though the woman carrying pot is talking, laughing with her companions on the way but her mind is always fixed on the pot on her head so that it should not fall down.

We can also do our routine activities living in this world but endeavor not to miss for a moment the engagement of our mind in Sri Krishna.

Always remember the technique of the water pot of the lady….Govind will never go out of your mind…

Hare Krishna…

 

 

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Singing, narrating and remembering the glories of God is the form of devotion called Kathā Sankirtanam.
In Srimad Bhagavatam, Gopis while praying to Krishna says:
Tava Kathāmritam Tapta jeevanam Kavibhiriditam kalmshāpham
Shravan mangalam srimadātatam bhuvi gunanti te bhuridā janāh [Ch.10 verse 54]
Gopis say, O Krishna, your kathā is like nectar which gives relief from the severe pain of your separation. Saints have sung in their hymns that your kathā destroys all forms of the sins. Mere listening to your kathā brings good fortunes in life. Those fortunate enough who have done great charities or good deeds in their present or previous lives can only have the privilege of enjoying the bliss of your kathā.
Sri Guru Arjan Dev (5th Guru of Sikh) says in Sri Sukhmani Sahib that:
Pārjāt ih har ko nām.
Kāmdhen har har gun gām.
Sabh te ūtam har kī kathā.

Nām sunat darad dukh lathā
Guruji says that name of Hari is such that the person who recites it, acquires the sweet and divine smell of Parijāt flower (a divine tree) found in heaven. He is rid of all the vices of this world and is bestowed with the pleasing virtues like Pārijāt which are liked and honored by all. The name of Hari is like Kāmdhenu (a divine cow) who fulfils all the wishes by mere mentioning. And the best of all is the Hari Kathā from where the person gets the inspiration, knowledge and interest to move on to the path of communion with God. In Hari Katha, listening to His Glory destroys all pains and sorrows of mind.
Saint Tulsidas says that:
Sant samāgam hari kathā
Tulsi durlabh doye
Tulsidas ji says that meeting of saints and the opportunity to listen Hari Kathā, both are not easy to find. It is by His grace and His anugraha shakti that a person is fortunate enough to get to meet the saints and have the privilege of listening to Hari kathā.
The first step for seeking the communion with God is to pray Him and wish for the opprotunity to be in the śaran of the saints as these saints have the nectar of Kathāmritam.

 



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Srimad Bhagwad Gita is the conversation between Arjuna, symbolizing the ordinary man who is confronted with the difficulties of life, with Lord Krisna.

The fierce battle between Kaurvas and Pandavas is to ensue.

Arjuna dejected by the thought of killing his own blood relations refused to act.

God in the manifestation of Lord Krisna enlightens Arjuna not to despair and act to resurrect religion.

There are eighteen sections of this conversation which for centuries has been source of enlightenment to millions seeking peace and salvage in the lotus feet of Sri Krisna.

Not only in the revealing of mystery of life, the transcendental knowledge flowing from the Mukharvinda of Madhava opens up the entangles of death which is even more mysterious.

Bowing to the lotus feet of my Sadguru, self seeks refuge in the arms fold of Sri Sri Radha Madhava who is The Ocean of kindness.

This Gita blog is a very small effort in singing the praise of the Lord which by no means can be done without His grace and will.



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