Ramakrishna Ashrama, Dehradun celebrated Bhagavan Sri Krishna Janmashtami with Special Puja, Shyam Nam Sankirtan, and Bhajans in a simple manner. On this auspicious day, We would like to convey a few slokas from Srimath Bhagavat Gita, meaning and explanation in the light on modern thoughts and modern needs by Srimat Swami Ranganathananda Ji Maharaj.
स्वल्पमप्यस्य धर्मस्य त्रायते महतो भयात् || 2. 40||
svalpam apyasya dharmasya trāyate mahato bhayāt || 2. 40 ||
A Little practice of spirituality will save us from great fear
Men of the heroic mold (character) transform opinion into convictions & develop the power of impact to break all vicious circles. And they are the creators of history; the move onward, and the nation marchers behind them.
Morden world has great blessings not only of lofty ideas but also of great men & women who lived these ideas. They give us an experience of human excellence, of the true glory of the human spirit.
परस्परं भावयन्त: श्रेय: परमवाप्स्यथ || 3. 11||
parasparaṁ bhāvayantaḥ śhreyaḥ param avāpsyatha || 3. 11||
Cherishing and serving each other, may you achieve the highest general welfare
Our ethics comes to us with a great message of interdependence, the message of mutual service. It proclaims that, if one wants to achieve his own welfare, he must strive to ensure the welfare of other human beings.
Ethics, therefore, asks the man to detach himself from his physical self, and this detachment helps him to librate his higher self. That led man to culture and civilization to ethics and spiritual realization, that let him on the specifically human road of evolution.
योग: कर्मसु कौशलम् || 2. 50||
yogaḥ karmasu kauśhalam || 2. 50 ||
Yoga is efficiency in action
There are two types of life; one is external and the other is internal. External life involves social environments and internal life consists of spiritual growth. The social environment is not just objects are not just extensions of his or her natural environment, but are subjects like oneself. Nourishment of his inner life is achieved through the spirit of dedication and service with which he or she inspires his or her outer life and actions. work then becomes frame formed into yoga, which achieves the double efficiency of social welfare, through productive labour outside, and spiritual welfare through the inward spiritual attitude of dedication and service this double efficiency – productive social efficiency outside and spiritual personality efficiency with an in-is message of yoga according to Gita. Yoga is efficiency in action and not any.