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Bhagavad Gītā 6:36

Bhagavad-gītā kiñcitadhītā” One śloka a day – 6.36

असंयतात्मना योगो दुष्प्राप इति मे मतिः |

वश्यात्मना तु यतता शक्योऽवाप्तुमुपायतः || ३६ ||

asaṁyatātmanā yogo duṣprāpa iti me matiḥ | 622 more words

Bhagavad Gītā

Swabhava and Swadharma In All Nature

We tend to reflect on concepts such as Swabhava and Swadharma as if they were limited to human lives, but in reality, all of Nature follows these principles, albeit in various forms suited to the wide variation of beings and manifestations of consciousness-force that appear in them. 420 more words

Sri Aurobindo


The object of lust refers to the thing that triggers lust. The subject of lust refers to the person within whom lust is triggered.

Condemning the object means blaming the object that triggered lust for one’s improper actions. 155 more words

The Inner Spiritual Meaning of Swabhava and Swadharma

The Gita consistently holds that the true source and reality of our existence is the supreme divine spirit, the Purushottama and that all of manifested Nature is the action of the Purushottama. 250 more words

Sri Aurobindo

To put first things first, stop putting things first

“Put first things first” is a popular and sensible self-help slogan that urges us to prioritize important things. It, however, leaves unanswered some key questions: What things are important? 271 more words

The Inner Spiritual Principle Underlying Swabhava and Swadharma

Sri Aurobindo reminds us that our struggles to understand our existence and raise up our human nature seem impossibly confusing and difficult primarily because we are rooted in the standpoint of the ego-consciousness. 353 more words

Sri Aurobindo

"O saintly Uddhava, in the near future I will abandon this earth. Then, being overwhelmed by the age of Kali, the earth will be bereft of all piety." SB 11.7.4

When Lord Krishna appeared on the earth approximately 5000 years ago, it was for the purpose of bringing about some assemblage of law and order, and to reestablish religious principles due to the influence of Kali-yuga, the age of quarrel and hypocrisy that was beginning to set in. 104 more words