It provides an interesting view into the Vashishta Yoga, simplifies its comprehension and is indeed a goldmine fit for repeated reading and meditation.
Vashishta was, without doubt, a great visionary,
He composed in the Rigveda - verses many;
Narrated ‘Vashishta Yoga’ to Sri Ram clearly,
Knowledge - path to enlightenment and eternity;
He believed for divine aid, effort is necessary,
Believed in God and striving is obligatory;
Divine and humans, chariot’s two wheels be,
As bird’s two wings – vital for achievement truly;
As the seed, so be the tree and fruit clearly,
If the seed is good, the fruit will but good be;
Good the result of good deeds most certainly,
Bad is the result of evil deeds unquestionably;
The Divine is just as the good seed certainly,
Our effort but preparing land for sowing truly;
Knowledge, wealth, house, friends but be,
Achievable with the human efforts basically,
Since all delusion come to an end since mind ceases to be,
And all evil thoughts vanish, I rest in my own self peacefully.
- Sage Vashishta
Munindra Misra, has the rare unique distinction of authoring numerous books/ebooks on Sanatan Dharma / Hinduism in English rhyme, providing the reader with the pleasure of easily comprehending the elusive wisdom of the ancient Hindu renowned classical writings. He was honoured with a badge and awarded ‘Top Viewed Author Award’ by Knol – A unit of knowledge of Google in 2011.
Arjuna’s struggle in the Bhagavad Gita is acutely modern. He has lost his way on the battlefield of life and turns to find the path again by asking direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide, Sri Krishna, the Lord himself. Krishna replies in 700 verses of sublime instruction on living and dying, loving and working, and the nature of the soul.
Easwaran shows the Gita’s relevance to us today as we strive, like Arjuna, to do what is right.
“No one in modern times is more qualified – no, make that ‘as qualified’ – to translate the epochal Classics of Indian Spirituality than Eknath Easwaran. And the reason is clear. It is impossible to get to the heart of those classics unless you live them, and he did live them. My admiration of the man and his works is boundless.” – Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions.