Having just finished reading the beautiful book of the Bhagavad Gita I wanted to share my notes with you all, I hope you find them helpful 💕
Offer only love, gratitude and respect because all are Krishna. Do not be attached to material form.
Krishna is the body of eternity
He has no beginning,
He is the beginning of everything
The cause of all causes
Have no enemy,
In recognition that all are Krishna
Regardless of material illusion.
When we are disrespected as human form
It has no matter
Because it is only matter
And what is really important is that you remember who you really are and who others really are.
Do what you have to where necessary
Always remembering Krishna
Any suffering is only due to forgetfulness of the relationship with Krishna
Recognising the true form of Krishna and remembering this; coming from this is essential above all else.
See all as Krishna,
Do all work and have all relationships in service of Krishna,
It does not matter who, what, where or when.
Do not become an enemies enemy
Know that it is due to past misdeeds and better to suffer than to protest. Be grateful for the opportunity to transform it.
Be tolerant and friendly no matter what- calm , quiet and patient. Equipoised.
Do not identify with the body- have no false ego.
Does not attach much importance to the pains troubling the body.
Be transcendent to all fears or illusion of material duality.
Knowing or not knowing in intellect are duality illusions/ knowing in being is oneness – which is in fact Krishna the knower in all things.
Be always transcendental to either praise or defaming, distress or happiness. Be patient. Speak of nothing but truth (Krishna) therefore be called silent (not speaking nonsense) speak only of essentials.
Be fixed in internal knowledge (on Krishna) but not external conditions. Including people/what they say/do. Only be fixed on love.
Accept that people change, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse -accept them as they are.
The body of Krishna is known as the field
One who knows the field is liberated
False ego accepts the material body as oneself. When one understands he is not the body but is spirit soul he comes to his real ego. The sense of I am is real ego.
Have no envy
Do not hanker for anything
Be always centred
In being and non being
Knowing and not knowing
One is automatically free
With no concern over honour or dishonour of the material self ,
Taking everyone as a dear friend
Seeing all as equal
Attempting all for Krishna,
One with Brahman 💕
The constitutional position
Of ultimate happiness 💕
1.Impersonal Brahman / beginning of transcendental realisation. Seeing.
2.Paramatma -the supersoul- self beyond- with others/Krishna- become selfless. Where personality/individuality vanishes.
(The only permanence in life)
3.Supreme personality of godhead/ devotional service to Krishna – absolute truth.
Break attachment to material in whatever form it appears
It is all illusion
Material nature is exact replica of that intended through spirit
It is a reflection,
The purpose of the vedas
Are to cut down the material tree and attain the real tree of the spiritual world
By understanding one becomes gradually detached from the false reflection of reality- by knowledge one can cut off the connection and be situated in the real tree.
One only needs to surrender to become situated in the real tree.
The supreme personality of godhead is from where everything has emanated. As soon as one surrenders to Krishna one becomes detached from material automatically.
Free from false prestige, illusion &false association who understand the eternal, are done with material lust, free from dualities of happiness and distress, unbewildered – know how to surrender to Krishna and attain the eternal kingdom.
Do not be deluded by pride
(When one is free from the delusion caused by pride he can begin the process of surrender) – Pride is due to illusion.
Become attached to devotional service.
Devotional service is the only way to get out of the false representation of the real tree.
For as long as we are in material attachment we are capable of mistakes
Being one with Krishna one becomes infallible.
To let go is love
Particularly of mistakes
Seeing through illusions
Trusting in the truth above all
Before looking for anything else
Direct focus on love and growth
Over and above any judgement or anything else.
Devotional liberation is defined as reinstatement with his identity. After liberation; service is never stopped.
Actual liberation is getting free from the misconceptions of life. A devotee is inservice 24 hours a day.
Accept Krishna as the supreme saviour of all living entities.
Simply by surrendering to Krishna one is freed.
With faith and love surrender to him.
If we are all in truth light energy a part of the higher light of Krishna then all material reality is illusionary, momentary and gone- forgotten.