Four purusharthas or goals of the life be,
So very crystal clear in life undisputedly; 1
Artha getting useful wealth and prosperity,
Finding the meaning for living herein truly; 2
Kama fulfilling desires, acting repeatedly,
It the physical, material desire fulfillment be; 14
Dharma - the foundation of all human goals be,
Refers to obligations, conduct, moral duties; 25
Moksha - the liberation from the web of maya be,
Freedom from the cycles of birth and death clearly; 33
As all the rivers must lead to the sea eventually,
All spiritual paths leading to the same goal finally; 43
And all of the variety of life are created certainly,
By combination of the three Gunas undisputedly. 44
That the backdrop for the Bhagwat Gita surely be,
All three gunas so held to delude the World clearly: 75
World deluded by Three Gunas does not know Me:
Who beyond these Gunas, imperishable does be. 76
If Brahman an infinite ocean, then Atma a wave within be,
Ocean not different from its waves, the waves as ocean be;
They are but one and the same very similar in actuality,
So Brahman and Atma are one and the same in reality. 960
The unique work of Munindra Misra in English rhyme on Hinduism and Hindu culture, provides the global English reader, an understanding of the Sanatan Dharma (Hindu culture).
His works peep into the heart and expression of this fascinating belief system and makes it easy to comprehend and appreciate.
It is a must-read for anyone interested in the Sanatan Dharma or Hindu culture, to the English-speaking Hindu population and anyone studying religion and culture. Misra was honoured with a badge and awarded “Top Viewed Author Award” by Knol – A unit of knowledge of Google in 2011.
Here the seven hundred mantra story describes the victory of the Goddess over the Asuras (Madhu-Kaitabha, Mahishasura and Shambha-Nishumbha) - representing the conquest and freedom from the tamsik Mahakali (Chapter 1), rajsik Mahalakshmi (Chapters 2-4) and satvik Mahasaraswati (Chapters 5-13) forces. Her adversaries represent the all-too-human impulses arising from the pursuit of power, possessions, pleasure and from the illusions of self-importance. The Devi, personified as one supreme Goddess and many goddesses, confronts the demons within us - representing the field of human consciousness within each person.
Gita and Ramayana are perhaps the sum total of the fabrics of Hinduism (- a way of life; the 'Sanatan Dharma').
Gita teaches us both metaphysics and practice of disciplined action. It proclaims that life is worth living, teaches how it should be lived and the path to self-realisation. It is the cream of the Upanishads, which themselves are the core of the Four Vedas. The Bhagwat Gita presents practically the easiest spiritual solution to the naughtiest and mightiest mundane problems of human life. Herein Arjun represents a cultured human being besieged by innumerable perplexing situations of life.
The Gita very sweetly and fondly shows the most attractive path for salvation out of it, and thus makes life worth living and finally enables the person to achieve self-realisation.
As the author, Sri Munindra Misra has rightly said in his introduction - "Lord's teachings do not end with what He stated to Arjun. He resides in each of us and so communicates to us through our conscience".