Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 14: Guṇa Traya Vibhāga Yogam, Verse 13:

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All Of The Planets Are Considered To Float In The Air Solely Due To The Lord’s Energy Every Atom, Every Planet, And Every Living Being Contains The Lord

अप्रकाशोऽप्रवृत्तिश्च प्रमादो मोह एव च |
तमस्येतानि जायन्ते विवृद्धे कुरुनन्दन || 14.13||

aprakāśho ’pravṛittiśh cha pramādo moha eva cha
tamasy etāni jāyante vivṛiddhe kuru-nandana|| 14.13||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 13- Ver. 13:

Error, inaction, willful disobedience, and darkness. These appear when tamas is dominant, O Kurus descendent.


The Lord’s energy is said to cause all of the planets to float in the air. The Lord can be found in every atom, every planet, and every living person. One plenary portion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Paramatma, is supposed to enter the planets, the universe, the living being, and even the atom, according to the scriptures.

As a result of His arrival, everything is properly manifested. A living man can float on water when the spirit soul is present, but after the life spark has left the body and the body is dead, it sinks. Of course, it floats when it decomposes, exactly like straw and other materials, but once the guy is dead, he sinks immediately.

Similarly, these planets, which are drifting in space, are held in the fist of the Supreme Lord’s universal form. All moving and non-moving things are held in place by His strength and vitality. The sun is said to shine and the planets to move constantly due of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

All the planets would disperse like dust in the air and perish if it weren’t for Him. Similarly, the moon nourishes all veggies because of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The vegetables become delectable as a result of the moon’s effect. The vegetables cannot grow or taste succulent without the moonshine. Because of the Supreme’s provision, human civilization is able to work, live comfortably, and eat.

Verse & what we can learn

When giving the tamas marks, Shri Krishna addressed Arjuna as “kurunandana,” but when explaining the rajas marks, he addressed him as “bharatarshabha.” He was most likely implying that tamas had influenced some members of the Kuru dynasty, the Kauravas. We make bad decisions while we’re under the influence of tamas. We become stone-like inertia and resort to inaction. Even when we act, we do so carelessly. Tamas obscures our understanding, causing us to become immersed in darkness.

Inaction occurs when we lack the motivation to accomplish anything in the world, when we wish to escape all responsibilities, when our objectives fade away. Error or illusion, Moha, is far worse. We can’t fairly assess our relationships with the rest of the world, other people, our family, friends, work, and so on. We become “useless” and will remain in this state unless someone wakes us up.

To get into a higher mental state, someone who is entrenched in tamas should begin to act, even if it is without planning or thought.

To acquire knowledge and to implement that knowledge in life one needs to be mentally and physically active and healthy and for that daily meditation is a great tool.

There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There is 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 shloka Shri Krishna talks about air and fire.

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

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