Gita

The Three Modes Of Life…

14.11 When the light of wisdom shines from the portals of the body’s dwelling, then we know that Sattva is in power.

14.12 Greed, busy activity, many undertakings, unrest, the lust of desire – these arise when Rajas increases.

14.13 Darkness, inertia, negligence, delusion – these appear when Tamas prevails. - The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 14)

3 modes

There are 3 modes of existence, of being, of body types and even of nutrition. Sattva is all about what is goodness, good actions, nutrition that produce good behavior etc.. Rajas has to do with passion and its results. Tamas is living in darkness and ignorance.

so what?

By recognizing these 3 life modes we’re encouraged to follow the highest path possible in all that we do. We’re encouraged to eat right, think right, do right and aspire to the highest life goals.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM good.

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Gita

How We Create Heaven Or Hell…

13.28 And when a man sees that the God in himself is the same God in all that is, he hurts not himself by hurting others: then he goes indeed to the highest Path. - The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 13)

our thoughts

We dwell in our thoughts. We dwell in our minds. And therefore we dwell in the quality of mind that we create or allow to be created in our minds. Whenever we have thoughts that aren’t wholesome and are negative we experience their vibrations. So by choosing our thoughts we choose the state of mind that we experience. All day.

god’s fabric

God’s fabric makes up everything. God’s presence makes residence in all hearts. God experiences himself through us. God becomes many, from one, through us. We cannot, for long, fight God in the person of the other. We cannot think ill of or harm anyone else without harming self. So whether we create internal hell through our thoughts or we harm self by attacking others, it’s a lose-lose situation. Let’s win-win instead, create love in self and provide loving service. We’re empowered to create a piece of heaven wherever we find self.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM a creator of heaven!

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Gita

What Is Yoga?

13.24 Some by the Yoga of meditation, and by the grace of the Spirit, see the Spirit in themselves; some by the Yoga of the vision of Truth; and others by the Yoga of work.

13.25 And yet there are others who do not know, but they hear from others and adore. They also cross beyond death, because of their devotion to words of Truth. - The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 13)

yoga (union)

Union with God, the ultimate reality is Yoga. This union can be effected via different mechanisms according to The Gita.

There’s the Yoga of Meditation which is all about meditating on the divine to attain transcendence. Then there’s the Yoga of Knowledge, which is focused on using the intellect to discover Truth. Next is ‘Karma Yoga’ the Yoga of Work where adherents are advised to devote all action and motive to God and thus find salvation. And finally there’s ‘Bhakti Yoga’, the Yoga of Love, in which through the vehicle of love for God and love for all, one can achieve the goal of the ages…

believers

According to The Gita the easiest way to reach successfully beyond death is to just believe. Belief in a transcendent reality and truth is all that’s needed. The Urantia Book states the same thing, even an inkling of belief or faith in the life beyond is enough to qualify a human to be reborn in the after-life. Such a view might be contrary to some religions but is accepted widely by many.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM a believer!

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