Friday, September 7, 2012


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 3 Text 35

sreyan sva-dharmo vigunah
para-dharmat sv-anusthitat
sva-dharme nidhanam sreyah
para-dharmo bhayavahah

sreyan--far better; sva-dharmah--one's prescribed duties; vigunah--even faulty; para-dharmat--than duties mentioned for others; su-anusthitat--perfectly done; sva-dharme--in one's prescribed duties; nidhanam--destruction; sreyah--better; para-dharmah--duties prescribed for others; bhaya-avahah--dangerous.


It is far better to discharge one's prescribed duties, even though faultily, than another's duties perfectly. Destruction in the course of performing one's own duty is better than engaging in another's duties, for to follow another's path is dangerous.


In the middle of Srila Prabhupada's purport is this sentence; Everyone has to cleanse his heart by a gradual process, not abruptly. It seems there is no short cut to God. I must go through what I must go through while keeping my eyes on Him.

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