Your favorite verses of Gita in these (end) times?

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I am very heartened by the “blog stats” that it’s being followed. If you happen to see the previous blog on vegetarianism to slow the climate change, we are living in the end times with death by heat, end of food, climate plagues, unbreathable air, perpetual wars, poisoned oceans and permanent economic collapse, as pointed out in a recent article (The Uninhabitable Earth), like the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Pretty depressing stuff! Should that paralyze us?

The answer is – not at all. Hinduism teaches us that the time is cyclical, that is, each big bang will be followed by a big-crunch and then there will be another big bang. However, how does it all help in doing what we are obligated to, in fact with more vigor, in our day-to-day life? This is where the following message of Sri Krsna in the Baghavad Gita is my guiding light and I am wondering if you would like to share yours:

2:11-12 The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: While speaking learned words, you are mourning for what is not worthy of grief. Those who are wise lament neither for the living nor for the dead.  Never was there a time when I did not exist, nor you, nor all these kings; nor in the future shall any of us cease to be.

6:1 The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: One who is unattached to the fruits of his work and who works as he is obligated is in the renounced order of life, and he is the true mystic, not he who lights no fire and performs no duty.

12:6-7 But those who worship Me, giving up all their activities unto Me and being devoted to Me without deviation, engaged in devotional service and always meditating upon Me, having fixed their minds upon Me, O son of Pṛthā – for them I am the swift deliverer from the ocean of birth and death.

And finally,

18:66 Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.


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