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Performing Actions as an Offering to Lord Gives Peace
मयि सर्वाणि कर्माणि संन्यस्याध्यात्मचेतसा |
निराशीर्निर्ममो भूत्वा युध्यस्व विगतज्वर: || 3.30||
mayi sarvāṇi karmāṇi sannyasyādhyātma-chetasā
nirāśhīr nirmamo bhūtvā yudhyasva vigata-jvaraḥ|| 3.30||
BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 30:
Use your intellect to dedicate all of your acts to me. Fight without mental discomfort, without expectancy or a sense of my-ness.
The mind must submit to the aim. The more the power, the higher the aim you yield to. You must be passionate about what you do. You must hold it in high regard. Your heart has to be in sync with your ideal. Work with a reverent mindset. The body moves in a dynamic manner. You have more energy the more you act.
Use your intellect to keep your attention focused on the now rather than wandering down useless paths into the past and future. Concentrate completely on each action. When all of your activities are flawless, you will carve out a bright future for yourself. With focus and perseverance, you can accomplish the seemingly impossible.
Shri krishna claims that one should consistently dedicate one’s actions to a greater ideal before, during, and after the deed. It’s crucial to stay in contact with the higher ideal at all times. It was in the service of a higher ideal if we felt a great sense of serenity and contentment when the activity was completed.
Second, krishna instructs us to utilise our intellect to lead us so that we only perform correct activities, those that are our responsibilities. He encourages us to enhance and bolster the intellect’s discrimination power.
Shri Krishna gives us a method for maximising the effectiveness of our activities. He argues that our mental energy and focus “leaks” out of our system due to three factors: brooding on the past, worrying about the future, and being overly excited in the present.
All three tendencies divert our focus away from the current moment, bolster our ego, and reduce our productivity. As a result, a true karma yogi always lives in the present moment and devotes his or her whole and undivided attention to the work at hand, regardless of its nature.
Verse & what we can learn
Thinking of the divine all the time staying in his consciousness and offering all actions to him makes us become peaceful and perfect.
Bhagavad Gita gives us the knowledge, and makes us aware of reality and to experience and live that reality meditation helps us.
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 how people are released from the bondage of karma.
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