Thursday, 4 April 2013

D for Dharma

I quote from the Bhagavd Gita here - A book that I refer to when I need guidance. (Oh there are other books too - Bharathiyar Kavidhaigal for instance). There are various verses in this brilliant text and I quote here one of my favorites.

Yadha Yadha Hi Dharmasya
Glanir Bhavathi Bharatha |
Abhyuthaanam Adharmasya
Thadhatmanam Srijami Aham ||

Parithraanaaya Saadhoonam
Vinashaya Cha Dhushkritam |
Dharmasanstapnaya
Sambhavaami Yuge Yuge ||


When righteousness (Dharma) fails (or declines) and the unrighteousness (adharma) is on the rise, I will descend upon the Earth. 

For the protection of the good and destruction of evil, and to stabilize Dharma, I will be born in every Yuga. 

Image courtesy: Wikipedia


10 comments:

  1. Now I know the reason for my birth. :-)

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    1. Well yes, each of us are born to fulfill our karma. :-) :D Considering Aham Brahasmi, what you say is true!

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  2. viswaroopam picture is so divine!
    nice post

    Keep smiling,
    Lakshmi

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  3. Bhagavad Gita is in my "read asap" stack. Hope I would do that.

    Nice post! :)

    - A fellow blogger from A to Z!

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  4. :) Old wine in a new bottle

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  5. lovely :) good post and kudos for the blogging marathon :)

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  6. But Dharma means way of life isn't it? Each have their own dharma to follow. So how can we differentiate Dharma and Adharma? Orey the confusion. As Kamal said, To know the righteousness of wolf, you need to be a wolf. I still believe as I thought when I was 5, This kurukshetra is one periya bongattam.

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  7. Bhagavad Gita, these are the lines which come after the title song of the famous serial Mahabharatha. These lines are always the most remembered lines in the Gita :)

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