Wednesday, June 2, 2010

III: 20

Chapter 3, Verse 20

"King Janaka and others
Reached wholeness
Through selfless action.
Let your aim be
The good of all,
And then carry on
Your task in life."

Sri Aurobindo:

"There are few more important passages in the Gita than these striking seven verses. Let us understand that the philosophy set forth in these verses is not to be interpreted as simply a philosophical justification of social service. It is not the rule of a large, intellectual altruism which is here announced, but rather that of a spiritual unity with God and with this world of beings who dwell in him and in whom he dwells. It is not an injunction to subordinate the individual to society and humanity, but to fulfill the individual in God and to offer the ego on the altar of the all-embracing divinity. The Gita occupies a plane of ideas and experiences beyond those of the modern mind, which remains intellectual rather than spiritual in its temperament."

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi:

"The contentment and serenity gained through meditation produce harmonious and life-supporting influences for the whole world. The heart becomes filled with universal love which is the inducement to work for the welfare of the world in a natural way. It does not require a long time of silent meditation to reach this state of being. Just dive within the Self for a few minutes and the mind will be infused with the nature of pure consciousness which will keep it enriched through the activities of your day. This is the way to live the spiritual life which makes glorious even the material aspects of life in the world."

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