With the growing popularity of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda, there has also been an increased interest in Vedanta, where all of this ancient wisdom comes from. With that in mind, I thought we’d take a look at some of the verses of the Bhagavad Gita, from my translation Song Divine: A New Lyrical Rendition of the Bhagavad Gita. We’ll take it chapter by chapter each week and see how we can apply the knowledge to our lives today.
Only by devotion
May My true form be known
To those who do My work
And through whom love is shown.
Bhakti Yoga is the path of love and devotion. Someone who practices bhakti sees Spirit in all people and in all things, and acts from a pure heart. This is truly living life in love. It gives us time for reverence and reflection. And it brings us closer to that deep peace that comes along with knowing who we are.
Those whose minds are fixed on Me
With absolute faith and pure love,
Have a deep perception of yoga,
They know what the world is made of.
In this western world we have come to think of yoga as a form of exercise. Yoga means “union.” It is a path that takes us from where we are to where we want to be. It helps us to remember our union with the Divine. Bhaktas as those who follow the path of Bhakti Yoga, who keep their thoughts on what really matters. They can find love or bring love to any situation.
Lissa Coffey is the author of Song Divine: A New Lyrical Rendition of the Bhagavad Gita. For more information visit: www.SongDivine.com