Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 15

Hindi (हिन्दी):
यं हि न व्यथयन्त्येते पुरुषं पुरुषर्षभ।
समदुःखसुखं धीरं सोऽमृतत्वाय कल्पते॥

English:
yaṁ hi na vyathayantyete puruṣhaṁ puruṣharṣhabha,
sama-duḥkha-sukhaṁ dhīraṁ so'mṛitatvāya kalpate.

Meaning (Hindi):
हे पुरुषोत्तम! जो धीर पुरुष दुःख सुख में समान रहता है, उसे यह सिद्ध हो जाता है कि वह अमरत्व को प्राप्त हो गया है।

Meaning (English):
O best of men (Arjuna), the person who is not disturbed by happiness and distress, and remains steady in both, becomes eligible for liberation and attains immortality.

In this verse, Lord Krishna addresses Arjuna, acknowledging that people who have a steadfast mind in the face of happiness and distress are considered wise and stable. Such a person is not affected by the fluctuations of the outside world and remains united in any situation.

 



Lord Krishna emphasizes the importance of maintaining a balance between the dualities of life. The world is characterized by ups and downs, joy and pain, success and failure. One who remains united and undisturbed by these temporary experiences is called dhira, which means a person of stable wisdom and inner strength.  The verse suggests that true wisdom lies in transcending the vicissitudes of the external world and realizing one's own eternal nature. If one does not cling to temporary results and does not join the changing and flowing of life, one attains liberation and immortality. 

  Lord Krishna's message encourages people to develop a balanced and stable approach to life. It teaches the importance of detachment, flexibility and an unwavering focus on  eternal truth beyond  temporary experiences of pleasure and pain. 


For Arjuna, this verse is a reminder to rise above the emotional turmoil experienced on the battlefield. Lord Krishna admonishes him to adopt the mindset of a wise and calm person who can take sound decisions and perform his duties without passing emotions. 
 
 In a broader context, this verse refers to all people seeking spiritual growth and fulfillment. It guides them to develop an unwavering mind untouched by the duality of life and to recognize the imperishable nature of their self. 

  Overall, Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 15  emphasizes the importance of maintaining balance in the face of life's challenges and experiences. It teaches the path of liberation by achieving inner stability and realizing the eternal nature of one's self.


आंध्र प्रदेश का सूर्य नारायण स्वामी मंदिर 1300 साल पुराना है, यहां साल में 2 बार सूर्य की पहली किरण सीधे मूर्ति पर पड़ती है।

यह मंदिर भगवान विष्णु के कूर्म अवतार को समर्पित है, यहां लोग अपनी पत्नियों के साथ सूर्य देव की पूजा करते हैं। 

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Historical Origins of the Turban in Sikhism:The tradition of wearing turbans dates back centuries and has deep roots in South Asian culture and tradition. In Sikhism, the significance attached to the turban has historic links to Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who was responsible for starting this religion on earth till his successors came along. It served as a practical head cover against extreme elements but also represented royalty, dignity and spiritual power at large.

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Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 19

"Ya enaṁ vetti hantāraṁ yaśh chainaṁ manyate hatam
Ubhau tau na vijānīto nāyaṁ hanti na hanyate"

Translation in English:

"He who thinks that the soul can kill and he who thinks that the soul can be killed, both of them are ignorant. The soul neither kills nor is killed."

Meaning in Hindi:

"जो जीवात्मा इसे मारता मानता है और जो जीवात्मा मारा जाता मानता है, वे दोनों मूर्ख हैं। जीवात्मा न तो किसी को मारता है और न मारा जाता है।"