Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 4 Text 24
brahmarpanam brahma havir
brahmagnau brahmana hutam
brahmaiva tena gantavyam
brahma--spiritual in nature; arpanam--contribution; brahma--the Supreme; havih--butter; brahma--spiritual; agnau--in the fire of consummation; brahmana--by the spirit soul; hutam--offered; brahma--spiritual kingdom; eva--certainly; tena--by him; gantavyam--to be reached; brahma--spiritual; karma--in activities; samadhina--by complete absorption.
A person who is fully absorbed in Krsna consciousness is sure to attain the spiritual kingdom because of his full contribution to spiritual activities, in which the consummation is absolute and that which is offered is of the same spiritual nature.
Srila Prabhupada opens his purport by describing the above verse; How activities in Krsna consciousness can lead one ultimately to the spiritual goal is described here. There are various activities in Krsna consciousness, and all of them will be described in the following verses. But, for the present, just the principle of Krsna consciousness is described.
On a different note, I have lost my daily access to the internet so these post are bound to become a little spotty for awhile. I hope my readers will bear with me. If you don't have a copy of Bhagavad Gita yourself to can obtain an on line copy at Krishna.com (see side bar for link). Hare Krishna!