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If We Look at the Big Picture All Nature and Life is Interdependent
अन्नाद्भवन्ति भूतानि पर्जन्यादन्नसम्भव: |
यज्ञाद्भवति पर्जन्यो यज्ञ: कर्मसमुद्भव: || 3.14||
annād bhavanti bhūtāni parjanyād anna-sambhavaḥ
yajñād bhavati parjanyo yajñaḥ karma-samudbhavaḥ|| 3.14||
BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 14:
All beings are formed from food, and food is created from the rain. Rain is born from Yajna, and rain is born from action.
The natural order of things, Grains is born when it rains. Grains are consumed and converted into blood. Semen is made from blood. The seed from which the human body is formed is sperm. Humans perform yajnas, which appease the celestial gods, who then send down rain, and the cycle continues.
If we take this shloka literally, it refers to Vedic ceremonies used to summon the rain gods. However, we must interpret this shloka figuratively if we want to proceed further. Any object in the cosmos has an inherent tendency to act. Yajna is the collaborative effort of any collection of organisms — plants, animals, or humans – for the sake of a greater ideal.
The result of this yajna is a charged environment with the ability to generate practically anything. In this shloka, the environment is symbolically referred to as “rain.” Finally, this rain or productive potential creates a variety of valuable products for creatures. These objects are referred to as “food” in the shloka.
It is a given that if groups come together to strive toward a greater goal, their efforts will be effective. Yajna brings a far Brahman within your grasp. Brahman, which was once a vague concept, becomes a tangible goal for you. Yajna brings about integration, oneness, and harmony inside you, as well as with other humans, animals, and the environment.
Verse & what we can learn
Balance and growth is possible only when we think about all the life around us and protect them and strive for their wellbeing as well.
It is our responsibility as humans to contribute our part towards the protection and betterment of the environment, nature, and life of which we are a part.
One can turn food in mode of goodness by offering it to the lord and sharing it with other life as well. We come to know about 3 types of food in bhagavad gita, as well as the importance of aahar in bhagavd gita what should be taken and how etc.
To have control over senses and to develop the right qualities necessary for our spiritual progress meditation is the tool we can make use of.
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 Vedas.
Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…