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.
All that you do to
Help one another
You do for Me,
There are no others.
In this verse, Krishna says that we are not only connected, we are all One. There are no others. So, when we fight with each other, we’re really fighting with ourselves. And when we help others, we are really helping ourselves. It’s so simple, and yet so profound. If we could learn this one lesson we could enjoy peace on earth. We are all here for a reason, to help each other learn and grow. We’re in it together.
I am the Self of each creature,
Seated in their hearts.
This is how you can see Me,
Why we can never be apart.
Can we see Spirit? In this verse, Krishna is telling us that this powerful, beautiful, magnificent energy that we call Spirit is within each and every one of us. Spirit is not invisible, it is all around us, in everything we see. When we know this, we can feel it, we can experience it, and find profound comfort and great joy in it.
Lissa Coffey is the author of Song Divine: A New Lyrical Rendition of the Bhagavad Gita. For more information visit: www.SongDivine.com