- Krishna shows his Vishwa Swarupa - his true cosmic Self - to Arjuna.
For Guru Purnima we are sharing with you a contribution from the recent Kaleshwar Mantra Meditation “Namaskaram” - an excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, one of the most significant works of the Indian mythology. The Bhagavad Gita or “Song of God” is a very poetic report of the charioteer Sanjaya to King Dhritarāshtra about the conversation of Krishna und Arjuna before the battle of Kurukshetra. It is about the self-revelation of Krishna who reveals his divine or cosmic Self to Arjuna.
According to the Indian mythology, we are living in the age of the Kali Yoga, the “dark, black age”, which began after Krishnas death (3102 before Christ). About Krishna, it is said he came to give ethical and philosophical teachings to human kind which would be necessary for this Yuga. In Chapter IV, 7-8 Krishna promises to incarnate over and over again:
„Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion—at that time I descend Myself. To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium.“
In the Bhagavad Gita Krishna himself is described as the cosmic self permitting everything alive, as the inner divinity, which is an expression of the cosmic self in each living being and a third function of Krishna is that of a spiritual teacher.
As a whole the Bhagavad Gita contains 18 chapters but a linear logic structure is not apparent on first sight. Every chapter in it self seems to be complete, even individual verses can stand alone. In the end it is about a mystical understanding beyond linear logic. From that point of view its enough to just understand one single verse in its essence and depth to get the sense of the entire text. Every part contains the whole.
You will find the text as a handout and as audio reading. Be touched by this timeless expression of love, devotion and truth.
Enjoy and we wish you a powerful Guru Purnima!
Kaleshwar Mantra Meditation Team
“The Way of Love”
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 12 - Reading
“The Way of Love” - Audio-Reading
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Song “Faith & Love” [DOWNLOAD HERE] by Nada Bindu used with permission.
Krishna’s main statement in Bhagavad Gita, ‘Surrender to God, do your dharma.’ Here my message, in this part, it means to completely surrender to the God. Completely surrendering to God whatever he is giving in our life.