EPILOGUEThe Farewell Message of Lord Krishna Lord Krishna on the eve of His departure from the arena of this world, after finishing the difficult task of establishing Dharma, gave His last parting discourse to His uncle Uddhava who was also His dearest devotee and follower. At the end of a long sermon comprising of more than one thousand verses Uddhava said: O Lord, I think the pursuit of yoga as You narrated (to Arjuna, and now) to me, is very difficult, indeed, for most people, because it entails control of the unruly senses. Please tell me a short, simple, and easy way to God-realization. Lord Krishna upon Uddhava's request gave the essentials of Self-realization for the modern age as follows: (1) Do your duty, to the best of your abilities, for the Lord without any selfish motive, and remember God at all times -- before starting a work, at the completion of a task, and while inactive. (2) Practice to look upon all creatures as Myself in thought, word, and deed; and mentally bow down to them. (3) Awaken your dormant Kundalini power -- by using yogic techniques -- and perceive that the power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument. Paramahamsa Hariharananda says: God is in everything as well as above everything.
OM SHANTIH, SHANTIH, SHANTIHA word for the youth from Swami Vivekananda (In Chicago, 1893): "Whatever you are doing, put your whole mind on it. If you are shooting, your mind should be only on the target. Then you will never miss. If you are learning your lessons, think only of the lesson. In India boys and girls are taught to do this."
OM SHANTIH, SHANTIH, SHANTIHThe Bhagavad-Geeta Copyright 1988 by Dr. Ramanand Prasad - All Rights Reserved Reproduction in for-sale media is prohibited. The End