Resources

video-thumbnail
youtube-play-icon
Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha

09 – Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 18 – by Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha – The Way to Freedom

3 Views | 6 months ago

In this discourse, Swamiji discusses the five elementary factors that lead to accomplishment of any action.

The Saankhya doctrine says that whatever actions are undertaken by the human through his body, speech and mind, these five factors are its causes:

1)Adhishthanam-- The body which is the seat.
2) The doer- The ‘doer’ (karta) not only integrates our various functions but identifies with the actions and becomes responsible for them.
3) The senses-- All the ‘senses’ and various external instruments help in performing the work.
4) One’s own effort- Without ‘sincere effort’, no good work can be accomplished. Therefore, it is equally important in the process.
5)Providence-- Swamiji says that our body, mind etc. may try to do any work but there is a providential factor also which comes into play. So, the ultimate result of any action is also dependent on the providential element which is beyond human ingenuity.

Slokas Discussed: 18.13 to 18.17

Website: www.bhoomananda.org/
Email: services@bhoomananda.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/narayanashrama.tapovanam/
Whatsapp: +91 8547960362
Pinterest: in.pinterest.com/bhoomanandafoundation/
Subscribe to our newsletter: www.bhoomananda.org/#freeeservices-form

from the ashram diary

Audios

  • What is Growth for a Spiritual Seeker?

    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • The Meaning of Surrender in Spirituality

    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • Non-expectation - The Hallmark of True Seeking

    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • What is Doing Everything and yet Do Nothing

    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • The Message behind Vishwarupa Darshana

    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

  • The Sthitaprajna and the Sthitadhi in Bhagavad Gita

    Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha

All audio resources arrow-round
end
arrow-icon