Dhyaan Mulan Guru Murti, Puja Mulan Guru Kripa, Mantra Mulan Guru Vakyam, Mooksh Mulam Guru Padam.
UNCLE KAY A BELOVED DEVOTEE OF HDS
HOPE THESE WORDS FROM
BHAGAVAD GITA CONSOLE THE GREIVING HEART IN
OUR SADDEST MOMENTS
In the ancient Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita, the death of loved ones an essential part of the struggle. The Gita is the sacred text describing the tension between dharma (duty) and karma (destiny), between having emotions and conducting your actions based on them. In the story, Arjuna, a prince of the warrior class, faces a moral decision: it is his duty to fight in a battle to resolve a dispute that has not been able to be resolved by other means.
But the opponents include members of his own family.
Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that the wise person knows that even though every human is destined to die, the soul is immortal: "For death is certain to one who is born...thou shalt not grieve for what is unavoidable."
Krishna reminds him that although the human body is destined to die, the soul is immortal.
- na jaayate' mriyate' vaa kadaachin naayam bhuthva bhavithaa na bhooyah: / ajo nithyah saasvato'yam puraano na hanyate' hanyamaane' sareere'
- The Spirit is neither born nor does it die at any time. It does not come into being or cease to exist. It is unborn, eternal, permanent, and primeval. The Spirit is not destroyed when the body is destroyed. (2.20)
- vaasaamsi jeernaani yathaa vihaaya navaani gr.hnaathi naro' paraani / thathaa sareeraani vihaaya jeernany-anyaani samyaathi navaani de'hi
- Just as a person puts on new garments after discarding the old ones, similarly, the living entity or the individual soul acquires new bodies after casting away the old bodies. (2.22