Bhagavad Gita Today April 14, 2019

Date: 
Sun, 2019-04-14

Why things are the way they are, and what to do about it; do Krishna's explanations make as much sense to you as they do to us?

Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 2.48

TRANSLATION:

Perform your duty equipoised, O Arjuna, abandoning all attachment to success or failure. Such equanimity is called yoga.

PURPORT (excerpt):

Krishna tells Arjuna that he should act in yoga. And what is that yoga? Yoga means to concentrate the mind upon the Supreme by controlling the ever-disturbing senses. And who is the Supreme? The Supreme is the Lord. And because He Himself is telling Arjuna to fight, Arjuna has nothing to do with the results of the fight. Gain or victory are Krishna's concern; Arjuna is simply advised to act according to the dictation of Krishna.

The following of Krishna's dictation is real yoga, and this is practiced in the process called Krishna consciousness. By Krishna consciousness only can one give up the sense of proprietorship. One has to become the servant of Krishna, or the servant of the servant of Krishna That is the right way to discharge duty in Krishna consciousness, which alone can help one to act in yoga.