Yada yada hi dharmasya
yada yada hi dharmasya

Yada yada hi dharmasya

yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
abhyutthanam adharmasya
tadatmanam srjamy aham Chapter 4 Text 7

TRANSLATION Of Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya

Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion at that time I descend Myself.

Now what does this actually means. Sometimes most of the verses of Gita are taken too seriously by us. Which actually are very subtle and practical.

Millions of innocent children were killed in Syria & Iraq, millions of women being raped in war, children being killed, so many people getting handicapped, Million of people were killed in India during partition and million were killed in world war as well as man-made famine and partition. Where was God then?

In Gita itself Lord Krishna repeatedly tells Arjun that “neither ever there will be a time that I will not be there or you will not be there or the other people who are present in the battlefield will not be present”. So if he is present at every era than why he is saying that he will take birth only when discrepancies increase too much.

The fact of the matter is that there will be in each era a “Seeker”i.e. Arjun, and an ” Enlightened Person” i.e. Krishna and the others i.e. the fighters who live a normal life other than the Seeker and the enlightened person. This enlightened person i.e. a Gyani as said in Gita itself is nothing “but my own living entity of that era”. Below is the verse

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7: TEXT 17

tesam jnani nitya-yukta
eka-bhaktir visisyate
priyo hi jnanino ‘tyartham
aham sa ca mama priyah.

Of these, the wise one who is in full knowledge in union with Me through pure devotional service is the best. I am very dear to him, and he is dear to Me.

Bhagvad Gita Chapter 7: TEXT 18

udarah sarva evaite
jnani tv atmaiva me matam
asthitah sa hi yuktatma
mam evanuttamam gatim

Which means: “All these devotees are undoubtedly magnanimous souls, but he who is situated in knowledge of Me is my form only. Being engaged in My transcendental service, he attains Me.”

So Krishna is here right now and is taking birth every now and then but whether you are capable to see him. Imagine a person coming forward to You and says that he is Lord Vishnu Avatar. Will you believe him? I suppose you will ask him to lift the Himalaya. Even if he lifts Himalaya will you consider him God or will you consider him Allien?

You will be able to know GOD when the desperation will increase so much within you that you will start to feel shaky, you will not able to stand, your heart will shrink inside in depression, and then when you will seek for help from the knowledge of Gita. In other words, you will have to reach the condition of Arjuna as described Arjuna in Gita.

अर्जुन उवाच |
दृष्ट्वेमं स्वजनं कृष्ण युयुत्सुं समुपस्थितम् |
सीदन्ति मम गात्राणि मुखं च परिशुष्यति || 28||
वेपथुश्च शरीरे मे रोमहर्षश्च जायते || 29||
गाण्डीवं स्रंसते हस्तात्वक्चै व परिदह्यते |
न च शक्नोम्यवस्थातुं भ्रमतीव च मे मन: || 30||
निमित्तानि च पश्यामि विपरीतानि केशव |
न च श्रेयोऽनुपश्यामि हत्वा स्वजनमाहवे || 31||

Translation of The above Verse: Seeing my own kinsmen arrayed for battle here and intent on killing each other, my limbs are getting cold and my mouth is drying up. My whole body is shivering; my hair is standing on end. My bow, the Gāṇḍīv, is slipping from my hand, and my skin is burning all over. My mind is in quandary and whirling in confusion; I am unable to hold myself steady any longer. O Krishna, I only see omens of misfortune. I do not foresee how any good can come from killing my own kinsmen in this battle.

When this happens with you, and you start reading Bhagavad Gita and start to understand it literally words by words practically and not just mythologically that day God will manifest itself within you. It is not outside that God takes birth but it is rather inside you in your heart.


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