Action Is Better Than No Action

Chapter II, Verse 37 Sri Nerode’s Translation: 37 Slain, thou wilt inherit heaven; victorious thou wilt reign over the earth. Therefore, arise, brace up your courage and strike.   Helpful Translation: The results of right effort are never lost, so “fight” and fulfill your duty.   Commentary: The excuses and false rationalizations to avoid one’s inherent, intuitive, conscience-guided actions are endless. You are never too old, never too handicapped, never too limited to make an effort. Right effort produces right […]

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A Causal Perspective

Chapter II, Verse 20   Sri Nerode’s Translation:   20 Spirit is never born; neither does spirit ever die. There never was time when it existed not. Once it is, it existeth always; there never will come a time when it will cease to be. Both birth and death are but illusions. Unborn, eternal, and changeless is this Spirit. It remaineth forever the same. Never can death touch it though the body wherein it dwells turneth into the elementals.   […]

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Consciousness Remains Unchanged and Complete

Chapter II, Verse 18 Sri Nerode’s Translation:   18 Finite and limited are the physical bodies wherein dwells the spirit which is deathless, endless, and infinite. Therefore, O Arjuna, strive! (Let the dust melt into the dust.)   Helpful Translation: The body dies, the individualized consciousness (soul) remains limitless. Descendent of the blind intellect (Arjuna), correct your understanding.   Commentary: Verse 18 is a summation of verses 16 and 17. Verse 16 was concerned with comparison, as in the false […]

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Unbroken Consciousness Requires Surrender

Chapter II, Verse 16   Sri Nerode’s Translation: 16 That which is unreal can never be; that which is real never can cease to be. This twin truth is known to the seers who recognize the essential from the accidentals or substance from shadows. Helpful Translation: Anything that has a beginning and an end is an illusion. The wise know the only Reality (Consciousness).   Commentary: Spiritual enlightenment may be defined as the state of unbroken consciousness. When consciousness becomes […]

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Ancient History

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