They asked me, “Which colour do you like?” Like I am that butterfly Fluttering for the colourful flowers Little did they know, I appreciate the rainbow beautiful.
They asked me, “Which colour do you want to splash?” Like I am the one swimming In misery of black dark pool Little did they know, I already splashed the colours of words upon me.
They asked me again, “Which colour will you like?” Like I want to change the taste of colours Like the chameleons with the course of time Little did they know, I am consistent within myself.
I appreciate the colours of peace
Of warmth and freedom
Through kindness I would seek
The positivity and productivity
Little did they know,
The splashed colours can only be finite
The red and yellow,
With green and purple
The blue and pink.
Let us colour our souls this Holi With the colour of kindness The positivity and empowerment The strength and confidence The tactfulness and productivity.
Let us splash the colours of trust The honesty and truthfulness And blend ourselves in colours of love The dreams and fulfilment The self exploration and awakening.
Let us bond in colours of hope Let those colours transmit positivity they hold Let that positivity colour your vibrant soul And play Holi with the true colours of self To reflect the colours you hold.
Krishna:Arjuna’s charioteer and guru who was actually an incarnation of Lord Vishnu
Sanjaya:counselor of the Kuru king Dhritarashtra (secondary narrator)
Dhritarashtra:Kuru king (Sanjaya’s audience)
Introduction: The Bhagavad Gita is a poem written in the Sanskrit language. Its 700 verses are structured into several ancient Indian poetic meters, with the principal being the shloka. Each shloka consists of a couplet, thus the entire text consists of 1,400 lines. Each shloka line has two quarter verses with exactly eight syllables. Each of these quarters is further arranged into two metrical feet of four syllables each. The metered verse does not rhyme. While the shloka is the principal meter in the Gita, it does deploy other elements of Sanskrit prosody.At dramatic moments, it uses the tristubh meter found in the Vedas, where each line of the couplet has two quarter verses with exactly eleven syllables.
Chapters : Bhagavad Gita comprises 18 chapters(section 25 to 42) in the Bhishma Parva of the epic Mahabharata. Because of differences in recensions, the verses of the Gita may be numbered in the full text of the Mahabharata as chapter 6.25–42 or as chapters 6.23–40.
In everyone’s life also, following 18 chapters of the Bhagavad Gita happen.
Context of book: The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna. At the start of the climactic Kurukshetra War in the Hindu epic Mahabaharata two massive armies have gathered to destroy one another.The Dharma Yudhha (righteous war) between Pandavas and Kauravas. The Pandava prince Arjuna asks his charioteer Krishna to drive to the center of the battlefield so that he can get a good look at both the armies and all those eager for war. There he sees that some among his enemies are his own relatives, beloved friends, and revered teachers. He does not want to fight to kill them and is thus filled with doubt and despair on the battlefield.He drops his bow, wonders if he should renounce and just leave the battlefield.Arjuna is filled with moral dilemma and despair about the violence and death the war will cause. He wonders if he should renounce and seeks Krishna’s counsel, whose answers and discourse constitute the Bhagadvad Gita. Krishna counsels Arjuna to fulfill his Kshatriya duty to uphold the Dharma through selfless action. The Krishna-Arjuna dialogue cover a broad range of spiritual topics, touching upon ethical dilemmas and philosophical issues that go far beyond the war Arjuna faces.He turns to his charioteer and guide Krishna, for advice on the rationale for war, his choices and the right thing to do.
The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of Hindu ideas about dharma,the istic bhakti and the yogic paths to moksha.The synthesis presents four paths to spirituality – jnana, bhakti, karma, and raja yogas. The Bhagavad Gita is the compilation of Arjuna’s questions and moral dilemma, Krishna’s answers and insights that elaborate on a variety of philosophical concepts.The compiled dialogue goes far beyond the rationale for war, it touches on many human ethical dilemmas, philosophical issues and life’s choices.
According to Flood and Martin, “The Gita though set in the war context in a major epic, the narrative is structured for the abstract to all situations; it wrestles with questions about “who we are, how we should live our lives, and how should we act in the world”.
According to Sargeant, “It delves into questions about the “purpose of life, crisis of self-identity, human soul, human temperaments, and ways for spiritual quest”.
About the nomenclature of book: The Bhagavad Gita is the best known and most famous of Hindu texts with a unique pan-Hindu influence.The Gita’s call for selfless action.The Gita in the title of the text “Bhagavad Gita” means “song”. Religious leaders and scholars interpret the word “Bhagavad” in a number of ways. Accordingly, the title has been interpreted as “the Song of God” by the theistic schools “the Song of the Lord”,”the Divine Song” and “the Celestial Song” by others. The BhagavadGita is also known as the Isvara Gita, the Ananta Gita, the Hari Gita, the Vyasa Gita, or simply as the Gita.
“Who is Geeta?” The Bhagavad Gita is a beguiling, seductive, naturally beautiful and altogether elegant daughter in the Hindu extended family of Sanskrit texts. Her limbs are perfectly shaped, her shining black hair and moist pale skin glisten in the sunlight; the lines of her body evoke the fullness of her breasts and the lush softness of her lips, and when her sari occasionally drops away to reveal her hidden nakedness, even a distant observer pauses to marvel and reflect upon such spontaneous loveliness. She is, thus, in every way a remarkable Hindu daughter, beloved and pampered by all in the family and combining in her person the best, as well as the most puzzling, qualities of her heritage. Like all daughters of India, however, her character and substance are profoundly ethnic and contextual.When she is taken by a foreign lover or an Indian lover of things foreign, however, and more than that, when she is taken out of India to live permanently in a different medium – whether Latin or German or French or English – she becomes diminished. She is occasionally raped and to some extent always abused, at best becoming a concubine in some house of Western scholarship, at worst a whore in some brothel of ideology or of an insipid cross-cultural mysticism. Her natural paradoxes then appear as an unintelligent fickleness; her simple elegance as simple-mindedness; her refreshing openness to varying perspectives as proof of her lack of originality; and effortless devotion as hopeless naivete. — The Song Celestial
18 names of Gita
Gita Ganga Gayatri Sita Satya Saraswati Brahmavidya Brahmvehini Trishandhya Muktagehini Ardhramatra Chidanandi Bhawagni Bhaynashini Chira Para Ananta Tatvagyanmanjiri
About the authorship of Vagwad Geeta:
Bhagavad Gita is part of Mahabharata written in Veda Vyasa covers conversation between Arjun and Krishna, as heard by Sanjay.The Bhagavad Gita was written at some point between 400 BCE and 200 CE. Like the Vedas and the Upanishads, the authorship of the Bhagavad Gita is unclear.
Importance of Bhagavad Geeta:
The Bhagavad Geeta is an ancient Indian text that became an important work of Hindu tradition in terms of both literature and philosophy. The name Bhagavad Gita means “the song of the Lord”.
It is composed as a poem and it contains many key topics related to the Indian intellectual and spiritual tradition. Although it is normally edited as an independent text, the Bhagavad Gita became a section of a massive Indian epic named “The Mahabharata”, the longest Indian epic. There is a part in the middle of this long text, consisting of 18 brief chapters and about 700 verses: this is the section known as the Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita is at odds with the general style and content of the Mahabharata. Once the Gita is over, the narration of the Mahabharata resumes.
The Gita was written during a time of important social change in India, with kingdoms getting larger, increasing urbanization, more trade activity, and social conflict similar to what was happening when Jainism and Buddhism developed. This ancient Indian text is about the search for serenity, calmness, and permanence in a world of rapid change and how to integrate spiritual values into ordinary life.
The Bhagavad Gita revolves around the following questions:
1.How can someone live a life spiritually meaningful without withdrawing from society?
2. What can someone who does not want to give up family and social obligations do to live the right way?
3. How to train the mind to stay focused?
4. How to follow morality in the situations of delimma?
5. How to develop faith in the peoples who want to give up?
6. How to do right things in the wrong situations?
7. How to react the world in the worst situations by developing confidence and becoming aware of own emotions?
My Opinions on Bhagavad Geeta:
The Bhagavad Gita is a superb form of poetry that muses literature and philosophy in a magnificient way.Its unique form of proses adds a sense of compeleteness in it.Yet,it provides a huge space for self exploration, soul searching and spiritual awakening.It challenges the general consensus that only ascetics and monks can live a perfect spiritual life through renunciation and emphasises the value of an active spiritual life. Each chapters of Geeta are perfectly titled as they are some phases of everyday human life and consists of life long lessons that one can implement on their lives to attain spiritual awakening and fulfilment of one’s own potential.The verses on these chapters are perfectly sequenstered as if the conversation is still taking place between Arjuna and Shree Krishna, a devoted reader literally hears the voice of Shree Krishna.
Geeta is a popular spiritual classic which has been translated to more than hundreds of different languages yet the recitation of original Sanskrit verses creates a brilliant light within and reflects as if the gods are singing the songs of human life. It reflects the moral and ethical confusion of an individaul at first and the answers of Shree Krishna unveils the mystery of the cosmos, reflects eternal truth beyond the limit of space and time and gradually clears the confusion of morality, ethics, individuality and the self.
Geeta is concluded with the realisation of Arjuna and acceptance of fear of internal and external delimma being convienced to choose war for good.At the end of this holy epic, it is realised that Shree krishna is the only one that exists, He is the creator, the nucleus of entire universe,the preserver, the devourer of everyone and everything that ever exists and ever will.
My favourite verses from Bhagawad Geeta:
1.One believes he is the slayer, another believes he is the slain. Both are ignorant; there is neither slayer nor slain. You were never born; you will never die. You have never changed; you can never change. Unborn, eternal, immutable, immemorial, you do not die when the body dies. (Bhagavad Gita 2:19-20)
2. I am ever present to those who have realized me in every creature. Seeing all life as my manifestation, they are never separated from me. (Bhagavad Gita 6:30)
3.Neither agitated by grief nor hankering after pleasure, they live free from lust and fear and anger. Established in meditation, they are truly wise. Fettered no more by selfish attachments, they are neither elated by good fortune nor depressed by bad. Such are the seers.” (Bhagavad Gita 2:56-57)
4.Thinking of objects, attachment to them is formed in a man. From attachment longing, and from longing anger grows. From anger comes delusion, and from delusion loss of memory. From loss of memory comes the ruin of understanding, and from the ruin of understanding he perishes. (Bhagavad Gita 2:62-63)
5.If a thousand suns were to raise in the heavens at the same time, the blaze of their light would resemble the splendor of that supreme spirit. (Bhagavad Gita 11:12)
6.I am time, the destroyer of all; I have come to consume the world. (Bhagavad Gita 11:32)
7.That which is unreal never exists,but that whichbis real is never extinct-this is the truth known by those who know; this is the way the real and unreal end. (Bhagavad Geeta2.16)
8.Lured by tempting words and hopes, longing ever for pleasure and power, they fail to focus on the right direction.How will they get insight that discerns?(Bhagavad Geeta 2.44)
9.Confine your intent solely to action, not to that comes thereof.Be attached to the fruit of action,but never be inclined to inaction.(Bhagawad Geeta 2.47)
10.When your mind is free from delusion, then you will attain indifference between that which has already been heard and that which is yet to be heard.(Bhagawad Geeta 2.52)
11.From the anger comes delusion, and from delusion comes loss of memort.With memory-lapse, intellect is sapped with loss of intellect, one is ruined.(Bhagawad Geeta 2.63)
12.When one achieves peace in inner self, all sorrows of life are dissolved.Its the tranquil mind that wins stable and secure wisdom with ease.(Bhagavad Geeta 2.65)
13.For the unsetteled mind, there us no wisdom, there is no contemplation, nor is there steady faith.There is no peace for the ruffled mind.And without peace how will there be bliss?One who abandons all desires roams in the world being free of fear.Wanting nothing, shaking off ego,such one attains the blissful peace (Bhagavad Geeta 2.66, 2.71)
14.Better to act than not to act.So,perform your duty,never renounce it.If you desist fully from action,even your bodily life wouldn’t thrive.(Bhagavad Geeta 3.8)
15.But for the one who is delighted in the self,who is gratified by the light of the self,and who is content in one’s inner self,there remins nothing more to be done. There remains nothing more to gain by acting, there remains nothing to lose by not actinv.Fulfilled in self,such one depends not on anyone for anyone for any purpose,whatsoever!(Bhagavad Geeta 3.17-3.18)
Bhagawad Geeta itself is an epic poetry book that enhances morality in an individual focusing on the self exploration and awakening.This is a history and cannot be changed.Yet,it would have been better if following points would have been considered.
1.The preference to war during moral delimma.
2.The difference in caste system.
3.The explanation of Sanjaya to blind Dhritarastra.
Bhagavad Geeta is the most inspiring book I’ve ever read.All the discourses with each verse are relevent to everyday life problems and helps to solve our delimma and confusion.It also fosters our creativity and exploring power through the spaces in these diverse verses.I am not an atheist nor I am a strong believer or follower of any religion.Yet, I found this book soo fulfiling.And I appreciate the positive changes and higher vibrations I started feeling within me.Conclusively, I would refer Bhagwad Geeta as an epic philosophical poetry book of the history.And the best thing the sanskrit history has provided to the newer generations.It is really the source of wisdom of all the literatery world.
I cordially thank the author of Bhagavad Geeta for this masterpiece,the translators of this book who made it easy for readers like me and to all those blessed souls who inspired me to read this book.I not only read this book but each of its verses lived through me.Really blessed to be introduced with this classic literary piece which is whole in itself. 😇
If the blue atoms of pivots, Revolving through the red character Marked by the society As a determined feminine role Blocks the access to your rights Do you take that stand of high heels sociability? The questioning eyes splits and passes Through the brown spirit of trespassing lioness Scared and shattered With the question long raised Are you a feminist?
The mind blinds Folded in the stank of lustful eyes Try to figure the angles and edges Measuring the highs and lows Of the naturalistic horizon In blues, yellows and purples Let them know The depth of femine dignity Undefined and immeasurable Like the undimensional supernova thoughts And readily asked ever again Are you a feminist?
If the world still exercises the discourse Of opressed, victimized and ensalved And catagorises as feminine bow Then, The time is now To rise above that object status To struggle the misery of your uniqueness To break the nuisance of patriarchal constraints And choose over the pathetic cliches The racists impose as bliss of patriarchy So, you can answer To the question raised again and again Are you a feminist?
In the breeze of daunting wind Of roles, duties and responsibilities How long you have sacrificed your interests? To the Who’s and Why’s Do you not think it is the time To wave them with fierce halos To choose your choice To form a colourful rainbow Over a preceding gender hail strom?
So, when they ask you Are you a feminist? You can cherish your feminine smile With your odds that are even With your pitch of highs and low notes That can be oblivious But, no one should ever classify The role of feminine spirit As each and everyone out there Who craves the dignified rights Fights for the equal treatment Is a real feminist.
The universe conspires itself And projects its insecurities To the stars, that are real That immaculate the ultimate truth But fails to realise its existence Its value being higher just because of those dominated stars.
How long will you take to be aware of your emotions?
How long will you spend projecting your narcissistic emotional affairs?
To those stars within you.
How long will you project?
The faults you consist
I am happy
If that serves your ego
For I might be a step to prove your leadership abilities
Don’t you feel hollow within?
For proving your lies as hypothesis.
Now, its enough
Enough of the deluded perception
Enough of the unaware emotions
Enough of the clueless projections
What if the stars reflect your vibrations to yourself?
What if the stars project your delusions to you?
What if they make you realise your illusions are reflecting your inner being?
What if they aware you for your hallucinations
Do you still feel like a influencer?
Like a leader
What if the world percevies you as a manipulator?
But, how long will you take to be aware?
How long will you take to realise that projection is not a component of leadership?
If sorrows were colourful
She would choose every vibrant colours of her mind
And paste it to form a beautiful rangoli
Yet, colourless pain
She drank it galloons
Thinking that will quest her thirst
But, the more she drank, the more thirst hooked
As mystery absorbed its colour
And rained through her eyes
The rangoli got shattered.
If heartache were fairy lights
She would decorate her glimmering portico
With her colourful delights
Yet, dark shadows hovered
She lend it to the scary nights
So, the darker it gets
The more stars would shine
But, the moon illuminated his lunatic version
Clad it in the enchanting moonlight
Then, mystery absorbed the colourful lights
And disarmed the fairy lights.
The lights, hopes and joys
Formed a union
To take her sorrows away
The lights brightened her mood
Hopes kept her happy
Joys ignited her blissful dreams
Prosperity joined the team
And delighted her with a lucent smile.
The colours fascinated her soul
Got in the mystery team
Formed rangoli with the colours of her happy memories
And the team entered her thought process
Danced with her mystery motives in the “vaileni” songs
Played deusi with the beatings of madal
Syncronising with the rhythm of her heartbeats
The tones ignited the positivity flame in her
As she offered her pain, sufferings and sorrows
With the brightest smile. 😊