Sunday, 22 February 2015
Listen to Heart: 54. Listen to Heart – Japa Yoga is Scientific…: Hari Bol... 54. Listen to Heart – Japa Yoga is Scientific… In the article ‘Listen to Heart – Chanting is Better Than Chatting…’ we h...
54. Listen to Heart – Japa Yoga is Scientific…
In the article ‘Listen to Heart – Chanting is Better Than Chatting…’ we have discussed that we should focus on chanting. The mantra could be any depending on us or our spiritual master of our religion or other religion if we would like to follow. As per Hindu religion the ‘maha-mantra’ is a 16 word Vaishnava mantra which is mentioned in the Kali-Santarana Upanishad. It is also called as Hare Krishna mantra.
The Hare Krishna mantra is composed of Sanskrit names in the singular vocative case: Hare, Krishna, and Rama (in Anglicized spelling). The transliteration from the Devanagari (devanāgarī) script of the three vocatives is hare, kṛṣṇa and rāma. ‘Hare’ can be interpreted as the vocative of Hari, another name of Vishnu meaning ‘he who removes illusion’, or as the vocative of ‘Harā’, a name of Rādhā, Krishna's eternal consort or Shakti. According to A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Harā refers to ‘the energy of God’ while ‘Krishna’ and ‘Rama’ refer to God himself, meaning ‘He who is All-Attractive’ and ‘He who is the Source of All Pleasure’. Rama refers to Ramachandra Lord Ram which is one of the incarnations of Krishna. In the hymn Vishnu Sahasranama spoken by Bhishma in praise of Krishna after the Kurukshetra War, Krishna is also called Rama. Rama can also be a shortened form of Balarama, Krishna's first expansion. This sound vibration of maha-mantra surpasses all lower strata of consciousness - namely sensual, mental, and intellectual. These sixteen names are destructive of the evil effects of Kali. No better means than this is to be seen in all the Vedas. The mantra was popularized by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Srila Jiva Gosvami reveals the meaning of each of the sixteen Names in the Hare Krishna Mahaamantra
· (1-Hare): Krishna steals the minds of everyone, yet Radha steals even His mind by Her divine expertise. Thus She is known as Haraa.
· (2-Krishna): He forcibly attracts Sri Radha with the sweet sound of His flute, therefore that Lord of all enchanting qualities is known as Krishna.
· (3-Hare): It has been heard that during the rasa-lila, doe-eyed Radha was stolen away by Krishna to be alone with Him in a secret forest bower. She is therefore known as Haraa.
· (4-Krishna): When Krishna sports with Radha, Her golden hue takes on the dark complexion of Krishna's skin. He is thus known as Krishna.
· (5-Krishna): In order to please Sri Radha, Krishna manifested the most wonderful lake (Syama-kunda) in Vrndavana. He then called all the holy rivers to fill it. He is thus known as Krishna.
· (6-Krishna): By Her unsurpassed love, Radha charms He who performs wonderful lilas on the banks of the Yamuna. Therefore, those who are sober know Him as Krishna.
· (7-Hare): While in Gokula, Sri Hari (Krishna) killed the demon known as Aristasura. During that time, Radha cried out to Him with great feeling and by doing so, She stole His mind. She is thus known as Haraa.
· (8-Hare): Filled with ecstatic love, Radha sometimes sings the glories of Hari’s exploits quietly and sometimes She sings them aloud. Those who are expert in the secrets of divine sentiments call Her Haraa.
· (9-Hare): Due to the intense love of Sri Radha, Sri Hari becomes so captivated that His flute falls from His hand. With the desire to enjoy in the forest bowers with Krishna, Radha steals His flute. That goddess is thus famous as Haraa.
· (10-Raama): Krishna, who is expert at embracing, sports with Radha in the forest groves or in the caves of Govardhana. Thus He is known as Raama
· (11-Hare): That most merciful Radha destroys the miseries of Her devotees and gives them great happiness every day. Therefore that goddess is known as Haraa.
· (12-Raama): The minds of the devotees are continuously drowned in an ocean of supreme joy by seeing the beautiful dark form of Krishna. Therefore He is known by the Name Raama.
· (13-Raama): Radharani is known as Raama because She enjoys loving pastimes with Acyuta (Krishna) in a secret forest pavilion. Since He is always by Her side, He is known as Raama.
· (14-Raama): When the residents of Gokula were crying due to fear of the forest fire, Krishna immediately swallowed it and gave His devotees great joy. In this way, He is known as Raama.
· (15-Hare): Sri Krishna went to Mathurapuri in order to destroy the demons. However, due to being captivated by the love of Radha, He later returned. Therefore She is known as Haraa.
· (16-Hare): When the son of Maharaja Nanda returned to Vraja, He took away the suffering of all the Vrajavasis. By His wonderful exploits, He steals the heart of Sri Radha. Thus He is known as Hari.
Maha means “great” and mantra means “sacred chant for deliverance.” The words “Hare” (pronounced ha-ray), “Krishna” (pronounced krish-na), and “Rama” (rhymes with “drama”), are Sanskrit words. “Hare” is an address to God’s energy and directly addresses the energy of the Lord known as Radha, and “Krishna” is name of God meaning i.e. Supreme Personality of Godhead, “He who is attractive to everyone.” “Rama” means “reservoir of pleasure; one who gives pleasure and enjoys life.” When chanted the maha-mantra is a petition to God: “O Krishna, O energy of Krishna, please engage me in Your service.”
The repeating of Maha-mantra every day for fixed number of times is called Japa. The meaning of the word ‘man-tra’ is to release the mind. The word ‘man’ means mind and ‘tra’ means to release. So maha-mantra releases the mind from all sorts of troubles. The word ‘Yoga’ means connection. In Maha-Mantra Japa Yoga, the yogi is connected to the Lord by Maha-Mantra Japa. While chanting let the concentration of all the five senses be on the Lord. Before starting each round of maha-mantra get the blessing of Pancha Tattva.
Sri Krishna Caitanya Prabhu Nithyananda
Sri Advaida Gadhadara Srivasadi Gaura Bhakta Vrinda
1. Let the mouth chant clearly
2. Let the ear hear clearly
3. Let the eyes see the Lord’s form
4. Let the body touch the Tulsi beads
5. Let the nose smell the garland and paraphernalia offered to the Lord
Hold the bead in the right hand. There is one head bead, a bead that is bigger than all the rest. Grasp the first bead to one side of the head bead with right thumb and middle finger of the right hand. The index finger should not touch the bead. Roll the bead back and forth between thumb and middle finger and chant the ‘maha-mantra’. Say each word clearly and concentrate on the sound of each word of mantra. After chanting the complete mantra, move the thumb and middle finger to the next and chant again. Repeat for 108 times and complete 1st round. Do not chant on the head bead and do not cross over. Instead turn the whole set of beads around in the hand and chant in the other direction. The last bead of the first round is the first bead of the next round. Continue in the similar manner and complete the 2nd round and again follow the same steps and start the 3rd round and so on and on.
Maha-Mantra Japa Yoga is unconditional. No hard and fast rules for practicing. Practice anywhere any time in any situation. No bar for caste, color, creed or religion. Practice with or without liking. Any stage of pure or impure, confused or clear is acceptable. Need not to be in sacred place. Do it standing, walking, sitting, as you like. No guidance is required. The effect is always positive. No negative effect even if done wrongly. Have a self-correcting procedure. Train the practitioner not to control the senses but to dovetail or regulate the senses for higher purpose. So we should chant as much as we can to be closer to Krishna. We should also read articles and listen to the glories of Krishna. We should try to practice chanting at fixed time of the day. At that particular time the mind would be attracted to get the taste of chanting as it lead to addiction. No addiction can be stronger and better than the addiction of Hari. Chant each round in fixed duration. Try to control the agitated and running mind. Maha-mantra Japa Yoga is perfectly scientific in nature. If more than one sense out of five is engaged or involved in a particular object then the mind will automatically concentrate on it. During the japa of maha-mantra all the 5 senses are engaged so the mind concentrate on the Lord so it is scientific.
You can make incredible advancement during japa. Good japa is like flying down the highway in fourth gear. Good japa produces inspiration, realization, detachment, increased desire to serve, attraction to study scripture, and an ability to see maya's workings more clearly. And there are so many more gifts good japa delivers.
All Glories to Lord Krishna & All His Loving Devotees….. Hari Bol……
Courtesy: Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada ) , Srimad Bhagavad-Gita ( by A. Parthasarathy & www.gitadaily.com ), http://www.krishna.com/maha-mantra, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hare_Krishna_(mantra) http://www.iskcondesiretree.net/forum/topics/powerful-meaning-of-the-hare
Saturday, 14 February 2015
Listen to Heart: 53. Listen to Heart – Chanting is Better Than Chat...: Hari Bol... 53. Listen to Heart – Chanting is Better Than Chatting… We all love to have a company. We never like staying alone. When...
53. Listen to Heart – Chanting is Better Than Chatting…
We all love to have a company. We never like staying alone. When we come together we can never be quiet. The talk starts on any topic. We talk for the sake of talking. We as human beings are more interested in others’ happening. The talk is generally about someone we know or politics or movies etc. This type of talking which is done for the heck of it is basically what I mean it as ‘chatting’. It is also termed as ‘gossip’. Gossip is idle talk or rumor, especially about personal or private affairs of others. Gossip has been researched in terms of its evolutionary psychology origins. This has found gossip to be an important means by which people can monitor cooperative reputations and so maintain widespread indirect reciprocity. Indirect reciprocity is a thought as "I help you and somebody else helps me." It refers to the spreading of dirt and misinformation or scandals.
Chatting is generally negative in nature. The effects are always negative.
· Productivity of a person goes down
· By chatting one wastes time
· Trust is generally lost and morale gets eroded
· Discussion is without facts and with lack of information.
· Growing divisiveness among group “take sides,"
· Hurt feelings and reputations,
· Jeopardized chances for the gossipers' advancement as they are perceived as unprofessional
· Attrition as good people leaves the group due to the unhealthy atmosphere
We should try to avoid chatting or gossiping
· Rise above the gossip
· Understand what causes the gossip
· Be an inactive member if it cannot be avoided.
· Allow for the gossip to go away on its own
· If it persists, "gather facts and seek help."
· Practice Chanting
The word ‘Chanting’ is derived from a French word ‘Chanter’. It is rhythmic speaking or singing of words or sounds, often primarily on one or two main pitches called reciting tones. Chanting is generally a spiritual practice. Chant practices vary. Tibetan Buddhist chant involves throat singing, where multiple pitches are produced by each performer. The concept of chanting mantras is of particular significance in many Hindu traditions and other closely related Dharmic Religions. India's bhakti devotional tradition centers on kirtan. The Hare Krishna movement is based especially on the chanting of Sanskrit Names of God in the Vaishnava tradition.
The sacred utterances or chanting of Sanskrit Mantras provide us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from the ordinary to the higher level of consciousness. They give us the power to cure diseases; ward off evils; gain wealth; acquire supernatural powers; worship a deity for exalted communion and for attaining blissful state and attain liberation. Mantras are Vedic in origin. The teachings of the Vedas consist of various Mantric chants or hymns cognized by different seers or Rishis from the Cosmic Mind. Since the Vedas are impersonal and eternal, the exact historical date of the origin of Mantra chanting is hard to arrive at.
A Mantra chanted correctly or incorrectly, knowingly or unknowingly, carefully or carelessly, is sure to bear the desired result for physical and mental well-being. The glory of Mantra chanting cannot be established through reasoning and intellect. It can be experienced or realized only through devotion, faith and constant repetition of the Mantra. It is important to have complete faith in the recitation of Mantras. It is primarily through faith - aided by strong will - that one achieves one's goals. A sound body and calm mind are essential for the chanter of Mantras. Once you are free from all worries and have achieved stability in mind and body, you will derive maximum benefit through the recitation of Mantras. You must have a definite object in view and a strong will power to obtain the desired objective, and then direct that will to achieve the goal.
The technique of chanting is very simple. It is we who try to complex it. Practice chanting the way we want but do practice. Focus on the practice of chanting rather than focusing complexity of chanting. This is a simple anytime, anywhere technique for energizing and centering yourself. Since this technique is to be practiced silently, you can do even when you are outdoors, or at work, or any time you are free for a few minutes. Sit comfortably with your eyes closed. Keep your body still and take a few deep breaths. Give your mind also some time to settle down. Now start chanting the mantra silently inside. There is no need to say the mantra aloud. Chant it to yourself, deeply and lengthily. Chant without moving your lips or tongue. Let each repetition bring you back to yourself. When you continue this for a while, you will suddenly realize that the chanting has fallen away, and the mind has become silent. These are beautiful moments. But almost as soon as you notice this, the thoughts will start again! Never mind, continue your chanting. Don’t focus on when the next silent moment is going to come, or it will never happen. Just enter into the chanting totally. Before you know it, the mind would have become still again. With repeated practice, you will be able to feel this silence within a few moments of chanting, and the silent intervals will also be longer.
It is believed and has been claimed by scientists that men speak around 7,000 words a day whereas women speak 20,000 words a day. So women speak more than the men in a day. I was trying to find a reason for minimum chanting of maha-mantra for 16 rounds a day. The maha-mantra has 16 words. If one chants for 1 round i.e. 108 beads it means he has spoken 1728 words. If it is practiced for 16 rounds it means he has spoken 27648 words. It is more than an average speaking of words by women also. So it could be one of the reasons to decide on for 16 rounds. Some people practices chanting for 4 times of 16 rounds i.e. 110592 words. If one has to speak then one should speak about the lord only.
One can select any mantra for chanting. We can take help and advice from his spiritual guru on the selection of mantra. According to me mantra does matter but what more matters is chanting of mantra. Chanting is suggested in all religion. It gives us positive energy. It allows us to stay away from chatting and gossiping thus to keep the negative vibration away. Chanting gives us positive energy and vibrations. It cleans our mind and heart and soul. Chanting allows us to bring positive change within ourselves. There are many people ask me the reason of my chanting and its benefits. I have strong belief that during my chanting process, I do not think negative about others. I avoid chatting and gossiping. I do not blame anyone during that time. I conclude that during that time I do not do any negative at least if not positive. I personally get strength and peace and power. I start believing more on myself. “Change yourself rather changing others….” through chanting. The mantra could be;
· Om Ganpati Namah….
· Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare…
· Shree Radhe Shree Radhe Radhe Shree Radhe…
· Hari Bol….
· Radhe Radhe…
· Ram Ram ….
· Harihar Harihar….
· Om Namo Shivai…
All Glories to Lord Krishna & All His Loving Devotees….. Hari Bol……Courtesy: Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada ) , Srimad Bhagavad-Gita ( by A. Parthasarathy & www.gitadaily.com ), www.google.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gossip, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chant, http://hinduism.about.com/od/prayersmantras/a/mantrachanting.htm, http://www.nithyananda.org/article/silent-om-chanting#gsc.tab=0,
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Listen to Heart: 52. Listen to Heart – Love but Don’t be in Love…: Hari Bol... 52. Listen to Heart – Love but Don’t be in Love … ‘Love’ - what a word! Love is a word which we all have heard and rea...
52. Listen to Heart – Love but Don’t be in Love…
‘Love’ - what a word! Love is a word which we all have heard and read. It is a word we all love to hear and read. Love is a word which is very lovable to all of us. We all love the word love. The form may be different. We all look to this word in a different way. This word is full of positive energy. Love is full of positive vibrations. Love drives you towards positive thoughts. Love is one of the strongest words for not only human beings but for all living beings.
Love is a word which is used in different context. Love has different feelings. It states interpersonal relationship. I love my mother and father – it is a love of respect. I love my brother and sister (i.e. love of affection). I love my clothes – it is a love of feel (i.e. feel-good, pleasure). I love my pet – it is a love of emotion. I had love at first sight (with a particular girl/boy) – it is a love of attraction. I love my car – it is a love of attachment. I love practicing alms giving – it is a love of kindness. The list can be endless…I would like to put Love as a feeling due to different state and attitude which ranges from interpersonal affection to pleasure and kindness to compassion for non-living beings to living beings. Love is sometimes referred to as an "international language" that overrides cultural and linguistic divisions. Love is identified as;
· Kinship or familiarity
Impersonal Love: A person can be said to love an object, an activity or goal. It is because he is deeply committed to it and has a great value; e.g. compassionate outreach and volunteer workers' ‘love’ of their cause may sometimes be born not of interpersonal love but impersonal love, strong spiritual or political convictions. People ‘love’ material objects, animals, or activities if they invest themselves in bonding or otherwise identifying with those things. If sexual passion is also involved, then this feeling is called Paraphilia. It is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, or individuals.
Interpersonal Love: It refers to love between human beings. It is a much more potent sentiment than a simple liking for another. Unrequited love refers to those feelings of love that are not reciprocated. Interpersonal love is most closely associated with interpersonal relationships. Such love might exist between family members, friends, and couples. There are also a number of psychological disorders related to love, such as ‘Erotomania - is a type of delusion in which the affected person believes that another person, usually a stranger, high-status or famous person, is in love with him or her.
With all respect to the Love, I would like to say that in today’s world the thought process has changed. I agree that that Change is the only constant in life which we have discussed in the article, ‘Listen to Heart – Change is the only Constant….’ All the changes are not for good. Some are for bad also. We need to identify those from our lives and work towards eliminating them else our lives and our future generation lives would be no-where. The word is being degraded now-a-days. It is losing its own respect. If the word Love is heard by today’s youngsters they start thinking and talking not about pure love from the heart but love making physically.
Making love is having sex. You do it because you’re turned on, because you really want to be with someone. And often you do it because you’re in love. It happens when someone has passionate sex with another person. A new relationship is often exhilarating, intense, and fun, but how do you make a new relationship turn to love - and last? Though it's not easy to make love last, the hard work you put in to the relationship will lead to a deep and meaningful connection that could last a lifetime. To make love last, you have to appreciate your loved one, support your loved one, and make time for love and romance.
The other day I suggested my friend’s cousin that as now you are settled you should start a new phase of life by getting married. He said, “Myself no chance! I do not want to get married and stuck with complexity of life. I do not want to take responsibility of the family (wife and kids). I am staying with my girl-friend”. His friend who was standing next to him said, “Why are you suggesting us wrong things. I am in living-in-relation with my girlfriend”. I was stunned. I did not speak any more and was forced to keep mum. The mindset is changing. This change is not for positive but for negative. The word Love means ‘Make Love’ for some our society. The mind is never a problem, it is the mindset.
The Love should be unbiased. If the Love is not unbiased then it is not love as love can never be biased. The term Unbiased love, is really interesting as we as human beings can never be simple. The word ‘love’ needs a modifier. As humans, it seems we apply our own personal bias to everything we see, hear, or do. We should urge ourselves against applying our personal bias to love, and in doing so, transform our attitude. As we reduce our biasness, we become better person and are able to open our hearts to a true and unbiased love. As we do that, subtle changes will occur in our attitudes, and we will indeed, be transformed. The biases we have against others, mostly based in fictions of our mind or our story, do nothing to help us, and only serve as a drag both to our own progress, as well as that of all of human-kind. It is difficult to become completely unbiased, as it is part of the human condition, but it is something on which we can make a little progress every day. With determination, we can become a better person; we can transform our attitude, as well as ourselves.
· “Unbiased love is undoubtedly difficult to generate, but if you practice with determination, day by day your attitude will be transformed” - Dalai Lama
Conditional Love: This is love that depends on what is received from the person the love is given to. For example, I will love you if....you are rich, if you have a great car, if you will not betray me, if you will not lie to me, if you have a great body. This love asks for something in return, it has a condition! As soon as *if* comes into the equation in whatever way. In this the love is 'earned' on the basis of conscious or unconscious conditions being met by the lover. That is conditional love. This conditional love is same as materialistic love. It is because our soul has become impure.
Unconditional Love: This is love that is given without any *conditions*. This is love that has no limits or boundaries; it does not possess, or dictate. It is freely given without expectations of receiving in return. There is never an *if* in this equation. Normally this love is only truly perceived in the spiritual sense. Yet, it is not unheard of on earth. Unconditional love is known as affection without any limitations. It can be also love without conditions. This term is sometimes associated with other terms such as true altruism, complete love, or "mother's/father's love.” Love is "given freely" to the loved one "no matter what, where and who". Unconditional means making no discernments good or bad. The simplest and toughest and even easiest to understand as an example of unconditional love the best suited is always Mother’s Love.
There are so many religions and we all are busy fighting amongst ourselves. We do not know which the best religion is but we try to figure it out as per wish and ease. We even conclude that all are good. We have conflicting doctrines with different deities and various approaches to attaining salvation. We need to think ways to narrow down the search. What if we could find a religion that seems to match the kind of unconditional love that mothers have for their children? This would show a vital connection between us and our Creator. And besides, what greater characteristic could God have than love? A common thread of unconditional love is humanity. It transcends race and religion....and it has to do with mothers. Most mothers have an undying and unconditional love for their children. That's not to say that many fathers don't as well, but the love of a mother is truly something beautiful to behold. It is in the mother/child relationship that I see a universal clue. We should discover the love that our heart longs for not only from our mother, but also from my Creator. The word Mother stands for;
M – for the MILLION things she gave me
O – for she’s growing OLD
T – for the TEARS she shed to save me
H – for her HEART of purest gold
E – for her EYES, with love-light shining
R – for she is always RIGHT and always be.
In Christianity, the term "unconditional love" may be used to indicate God's love for a person irrespective of that person's love for God. The term is not explicitly used in the Bible and advocates for God's conditional or unconditional love, using different passages or interpretations to support their point of view, are both encountered. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the Sanskrit word Bhakti is apparently used by some to refer to the concept of unconditional love, even though it's root meaning seems to be "participating". Bhakti is unconditional religious devotion of a devotee in worship of a divine.
I would like to mention about one uncle of mine. We all brother and sisters used to lovingly call him ‘Bhaeji’. He was a cousin of my father. He was not his first cousin. He used to stay with my grandfather right from his childhood. He was much older to my father. In fact my father had also played in his lap during his childhood. By relation we have seen that he was far of relative (as per today’s terminology) but he was my family member. He was closer to all my family members more than, may be; we were close. He played a very pivot role. We all respected him from bottom of our heart. The day started and ended with word ‘Bhaeji’. We used play with him, eat with him, talk to him the whole day was Bhaeji and only Bhaeji. He used to take us to the temple every day. We as kids were excited to go to temple as we loved to play the temple bells and get Prasadam (Mishri). He made us realize that Lord is there who governs the whole universe. The temple our village is of Radhe Krishna, Shivji, Ganpati, Mata Parvati, Bajrangbali, etc. Now I realize the seeds which he sowed in us during our childhood; it is only due him we are trying to practice humanity. He taught us to be human. He loved us more than he loved himself. We all really miss him. I would like to pray to the All Mighty for his soul to be in peace. I would like to thank him for whatever I am. We Love you Bhaeji.
Love should be only love and not in-love. Love should be with all and in-love should be with none. We should not be in-love with any living and non-living. It should not be with environment and climate. Lord loves all of us. Lord is never in love with us. According to our karmic account He gives us pleasure and pain. If one wants to be in-love, one should only be in-love with the Lord. We should love and be in-love so much so in return the Lord not only loves us but He should be in-love with us. The Lord is our father, mother, brother, sister, friend and rest I leave to you all to add on to the list. The Lord is only and only with us always as we are aware that Krishna abodes in our heart. So if are in-love with Atman then we could get linked with Parmatama. I would even agree that writing could be much easier than doing. It is a journey which has to go on and on. We need to keep our soul pure. The first rule is that we should practice Humanity as the Lord has sent us in the form of human beings. The simplest way is to chant. So practice chanting.
“Hare Krishna Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Ram Hare Ram, Ram Ram Hare Hare…..”
Arjuna receives knowledge from Krishna, “Those who are seers of the truth have concluded that of the nonexistent (the material body) there is no endurance and of the eternal (the soul) there is no change. This they have concluded by studying the nature of both.”
Krishna told Arjuna to know the truth. One should have no attachment of love. One should be detached. If a person is detached he is not in-love. One should only love his Karma. So Arjuna karma as Khashtriya is to fight in the battlefield. This is the beginning of the instruction by the Lord to the living entities who are bewildered by the influence of ignorance. Removal of ignorance involves the reestablishment of the eternal relationship between the worshiper and the worship-able and the consequent understanding of the difference between the part-and-parcel living entities and the Supreme Personality of Godhead. One can understand the nature of the Supreme by thorough study of oneself, the difference between oneself and the Supreme-Being understood as the relationship between the part and the whole. In the Vedanta-sutras, as well as in the Srimad Bhagavatam, the Supreme has been accepted as the origin of all emanations. Such emanations are experienced by superior and inferior natural sequences. The living entities belong to the superior nature, as it will be revealed in the Seventh Chapter. Although there is no difference between the energy and the energetic, the energetic is accepted as the Supreme, and energy or nature is accepted as the subordinate. The living entities, therefore, are always subordinate to the Supreme Lord, as in the case of the master and the servant, or the teacher and the taught. Such clear knowledge is impossible to understand under the spell of ignorance, and to drive away such ignorance the Lord teaches the Bhagavad-Gita for the enlightenment of all living entities for all time.
All Glories to Lord Krishna & All His Loving Devotees….. Hari Bol……
Courtesy: Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada ) , Srimad Bhagavad-Gita ( by A. Parthasarathy & www.gitadaily.com ) Chapter :2 Text 16 , www.google.com, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconditional_love, www.krishna.com, www.krishna.org, en.wikipedia.org, www.glossary.com, http://philosiblog.com/2012/05/27/unbiased-love-is-undoubtedly-difficult-to-generate-but-if-you-practice-with-determination-day-by-day-your-attitude-will-be-transformed, http://www.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_conditional_love_and_unconditional_love, http://www.christianpost.com/news/the-unconditional-love-of-mothers-deciphers-religion-86348