Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 10

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Performing Yajna is the way to Prosperity & Fulfillment of Wishes

सहयज्ञा: प्रजा: सृष्ट्वा पुरोवाच प्रजापति: |
अनेन प्रसविष्यध्वमेष वोऽस्त्विष्टकामधुक् || 3.10||

saha-yajñāḥ prajāḥ sṛiṣhṭvā purovācha prajāpatiḥ
anena prasaviṣhyadhvam eṣha vo ’stviṣhṭa-kāma-dhuk|| 3.10||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 10:

Brahma created people, together with their responsibilities, at the beginning of creation, and said, “Through yajna let everyone prosper, and may it become your fulfiller of wishes”.


Only the human species has the power to sacrifice; without yajna, it is impossible to prosper. All of your aspirations are realized when you strive in a spirit of service and sacrifice toward a higher aim. If you can rise beyond your own desires, the object of your desire will come to you. Humans act for the sake of their bodies, minds, and intellects, but they also can rise above it all and labour for what is beyond the world – Self Realization.

Your material requirements will be met automatically if you conduct deeds with selfless dedication or yajna. According to Shree Krishna, we are compelled to contribute to nature’s creative force by doing our appointed responsibilities in God’s service. That is the yajna he is looking for from us. Individual souls are minuscule portions of the Supreme Soul, and we all have a part to play in the big picture. Our self-interest is automatically satisfied when we execute our yajna for him. When performed as a gift to the Supreme, the term yajna refers to all of the specified deeds spelled down in the scriptures.

Verse & what we can learn

Performing actions in divine consciousness without expectations leads to material progress as well as spiritual progress.

How many types of yagna are prescribed in Bhagavad gita? Why is yagna performed? What are the types of yagna in gita? What is the concept of yagna in Bhagavad gita? Different types of yagna what is the importance of yajna?, sacrifice in Bhagavad gita what does it mean? What are the types of yajna in Vedas? Deva yajna what is it. These are all the questions that a sadhaka will have during the spiritual journey and the teachings of Krishan in Bhagavad gita clarify these doubts.

To actively perform duties without expectations we need to be physically and mentally fit and meditation is the tool that helps us in the process. There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There are also numerous meditation techniques for beginners which help in practicing daily meditation so go ahead and start your journey towards a peaceful and balanced life.

In the Next verse, Shri Krishna tells Arjuna about the benefits of sacrifices or yajna.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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