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Sri Krishna Jayanti (Janmastami)

 

Monday, August 14, 2017

7:30PM – 10:00PM

Meditation, readings by Nome from the Bhagavad Gita, devotional singing of Hari Stuti and bhajans

Few verses from the book, The Song Celestial, printed by Sri Ramanasramam,  containing verses from the Bhagavad Gita selected and reset by Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi:

  • Only by devotion without otherness can I be known and truly seen Arjuna, and by Truth even be entered, O Tormentor of the foe. –xi (54)
  • To them ever steadfast in loving worship, I give the yoga of understanding by which they attain to Me. –x (10)
  • As a well-lit fire consumes its fuel, Arjuna, so does the fire of Knowledge reduce all karma to ashes. –iv (37)
  • Brahma-Nirvana is all around those who have freed themselves from anger and desire, who have subdued their minds and have known the Self. –v (26)
  • With the senses, mind and intellect subdued, the muni who devoutly seeks Liberation, without desire, fear or wrath, he is, indeed, ever liberated. –v (28)
  • At the end of many births, the man of wisdom comes to me, realizing that Vasudeva is all. Such a great soul is very rare to find. –vii (19)
  • He by whom the world is not afflicted, and who is not afflicted by the world, who is free from pleasure, anger, fear and anxiety, he is dear to Me. –xii (15)
  • For him, however, who rejoices only in the Self, is satisfied with the Self and content with the Self, no action is to be done. –iii (17)
  • Satisfied with what comes to him by chance, beyond the pairs of opposites, free from envy, equal in success and failure, he is not bound by his actions. –iv (22)
  • The Lord resides in the hearts of all, O Arjuna, revolving all creatures by maya as if mounted on a machine. –xviii (61)
  • Surrender unto Him alone with all your being, O Bharata. Through His grace you will attain supreme peace and the eternal abode. –xviii (62)

Also read:  Janamastami Celebration 2015 in Reflections