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TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 17

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 17 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 17 Shloka 17 If these three types of harmony are practised with supreme faith, a pure heart, truthful intentions, without any desire for rewards, and with a balanced mind and a peaceful soul, this is considered to be pure and total harmony and a definite ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 16

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 16 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 16 Shloka 16 Peace and tranquility of the mind, harmony and confidence in oneself, love, caring and gentleness towards others, and purity of the heart, are all the elements which create harmony of the mind. मन की प्रसन्नता, शान्त भाव, भगवच्चिन्तन करने का स्वभाव, मन ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 15

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 15 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 15 Shloka 15 Speaking only those words which do not offend other beings, words which are truthful, pleasant, beautiful. beneficial and above all, words that exist only in the Holy Scriptures (Vedas), represent the harmony of speech. जो उद्बेग न करने वाला, प्रिय और हित ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 14

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 14 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 14 Shloka 14 The worship of the Gods of Light; of the twice-born; worship and respect given to the religious teacher and the wise; worship and respect for all that is pure and true, all that represents justice and righteousness, virginity and non-violence, all of ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 13

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 13 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 13 Shloka 13 Finally, My dear Devotee, the lowest type of sacrifice that exists is that which is performed by those that have darkened their inner-beings and are known to be of the dull, Tamas nature. When Tamas-nature people make sacrificial offerings, it is generally ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 12

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 12 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 12 Shloka 12 However, O Bharata, a sacrifice that is done purely with the intention of receiving some reward, or done for the sake of display, is known as a Rajas sacrifice, which is an impure sacrifice. परन्तु हे अर्जुन ! केवल दम्भाचरण के लिये ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 11

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 11 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 11 Shloka 11 A pure sacrifice is one where the religious offerings (made to Myself, the Almighty) are made with true love and adoration for Me. They are offerings that are made in accordance with the rules or Holy laws in our religious scriptures, with ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 10

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 10 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 10 Shloka 10 Those people who strive on darkness and evil, eat foods that are impure, often stale and tasteless, rotten, lacking in freshness, and generally unfit to use during Holy offerings to Me. जो भोजन अधपका, रस रहित, दुर्गन्ध युक्त्त बासी और उच्छिष्ट है ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 09

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 09 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 09 Shloka 9 The foods that appeal to the passionate people are those that are sour, bitter, salty, spicy, dry, very warm, painful (to eat), and at times cause pain and sickness after they are consumed. कड़वे, खट्टे, लवण युक्त्त् बहुत गरम तीखे, रूखे, दाहकारक ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 08

The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 08 The Gita – Chapter 17 – Shloka 08 Shloka 8 For the man who is pure in heart and mind, the only foods that are dear to Him are pure foods that promote good health, mental power and physical strength, vitality, joy and cheerfulness in life. These are foods which have good ... Read More »