Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Karma Yogam: Chapter 3: Verse 11

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Highest Good is Achieved When Each One Does Their Proper Roles In Higher Scheme of Things

देवान्भावयतानेन ते देवा भावयन्तु व: |
परस्परं भावयन्त: श्रेय: परमवाप्स्यथ || 3.11||

devān bhāvayatānena te devā bhāvayantu vaḥ
parasparaṁ bhāvayantaḥ śhreyaḥ param avāpsyatha|| 3.11||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 11:

The celestial gods will be pleased by your sacrifices, and prosperity will reign for all through harmony between mankind and the heavenly gods.

Explanation

When taking any activity, we should do so in a spirit of harmony and cooperation with others. If we serve a greater ideal, we will be served by that higher ideal. We should not treat any people, plant, or animal with disrespect because they are all working together to help us in some way.

The first stage is to go from being self-centred to becoming selfless. Even to achieve a selfish goal, you must include others. When you work for a higher cause, the cause will bless you. You will acquire new levels of awareness and accomplishment. As you attain your goal, your focus moves to a new one. As a result, you continue to strive for higher goals until you arrive at the ultimate aim of Self Realization.

The heavenly gods are inherently appeased when we perform our yajna for the satisfaction of the Supreme Lord. Thus, yajna is naturally acceptable to the devatas, who subsequently produce prosperity for living beings by favourably balancing the elements of material nature.

Verse & what we can learn

Right from a small insect to plants, to mountains, animals, humans, birds everything and every life has a role to play in the big scheme of things and each is equally important and interdependent.

Each one of us has a role on an individual level as well as a part of nature and life around us, as we fulfil the individual duties we have to fulfill our duties towards nature and other life as well.

What is Yagya According to Geeta?
Which main deities are written about in the Bhagavad Gita?

Types of yajna in gita, yagna as per bhagavad gita, concept of yajna in Bhagavad gita, we will come to know about these step by step and the teachings of Krishan in Bhagavad gita clarify every kind of query that may arise in the mind of a sadhaka.

To fulfill our duties at the individual level as well as in a higher scheme of things we have to be physically and mentally fit and active and to achieve that we have to practice daily meditation. 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 more in-depth about the sacrifices/yajna and the reciprocative role of individuals.

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

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