Thursday, March 30, 2006

Gnana Karma...


These few days gave me a wonderful opportunity to spend quiet hours at the feet of my Guru, Swami Akshara, contemplating on the meaning of the Yoga of Action in the spirit of Renunciation with Wisdom - the Gnana Karma Sanyasa Yogam in the fourth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita.
Here come the most famous verses - Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya, Parithranaya Sadhunam and Brahmarpanam Bramha Havihi. The motto of the IIT - Siddhir Bhavati Karmaja is taken from this chapter of the Gita.

Gita is amazing to just chant, but the explanation of Yoga, verse after verse is fulfilling.
The Gitopadesham in this picture was taken at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Ashrama (SVYASA) at Bangalore, where the camp was conducted. The place at Jigini, an hour's drive away from Bangalore is a deemed University, that offers degree and diploma courses in Yoga.


Blogger Parvati said...

Very true words about the Gita.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Swahilya said...

and truth is so complete, that words fail...

4:01 AM  
Blogger Trespasser said...

Yogaha Karmasu Kaushalam from the second Adhyay of Gita forms the motto of IIT Kharagpur, again very much similar to that of IIT M. And indeed true. Are you from IIT ?

1:49 AM  
Blogger Swahilya said...

That's a beautiful line. My Sanskrit master, P.S. Ramamurti, specifically explained this line to me - that Yoga is not about wearing a piece of cloth and doing exercises, but about doing day to day work with full dedication.
I have entered the portals of IIT to cover programmes, workshops, seminars and interview professors and students - I have nothing else to do with engineering. I am a journalist, working for The Hindu, Chennai.

8:24 AM  

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