Monday, 28 April 2014

Eashwaramma and the Bhagavad Geeta


Eashwaramma, the poorest of the poor in Dalitwada, destroyed by poor health, murder of a son, death of a husband, and with her sole asset being a cow, is now sole guardian for her two small grandchildren.

While we were walking to the weekly village market 3km away for weekly provisions, she gave me the essense of this very significant verse of Bhagavad Gita in her simple Telugu - not realizing that she was paraphrasing their own dear God 'Krishnamurthy', as they refer to Sri Krishna who wrote the Bhagavad Geeta

"
कर्मणयेवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि। "
 

Translation :
"You have a right to perform your prescribed action, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities,and never be associated to not doing your duty."

Eashwaramma told me, among many stories we exchanged on the road,
1. 'While in human form we have to keep acting - continously '

     (Sri Krishna - 'never be associated to non action.')
2. Whatever good we do is because the thought was put in our

    mind by God. 
     (Sri Krishna - 'Never consider yourself the cause of the results  
      of your activities')
3. We have to do our Dharmam, that is all. 

   (Sri Krishna - 'You have a right to perform your prescribed
    action, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your action')

I realized later that is completely mapped onto the above verse on Karma Yoga completely.



 
Eashwaramma also tells me that ...rains fail when man violates dharmam. Dharmam is to share completely with those in need. When dharmam is upheld, the gods also come in support and the rains falls.

Even rains is finally in our own actions.
Advaita ... when man and god become one in action and in effect ... ?

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