Mahaabhaarat | Geetaa | Teachings
Yadaa Yadaa hi Dharmasya Glaanirbhavati Bhaaratah
The Lord declared in the Bhagavad-Geetaa, "Whenever there is decline of Dharm, and A-Dharm raises its hood, I incarnate Myself". Satya (Truth) and Dharm (Righteousness) are eternal. They remain unchanged through all the three periods of time - past, present and future. It may be asked then: What is the need to propagate the ideals that are eternal? When righteousness is not practiced, it appears as if it has decayed. But Dharm cannot decay or disappear, it is imperishable. It is the practice of righteousness that declines, not righteousness itself. It is like the Sun being covered by a cloud. The Sun is not apparently visible. But it is always there and shines brightly again when the cloud moves away.
Man should strive to become good and virtuous. Only when a man is filled with good thoughts and feelings, and performs good deeds will his life become meaningful. You have to busy yourselves with activity in order to use your time and skill to the best advantage. That is your duty, and duty is God. Every man should recognize that the body has been given to him to render service to others. One must use the body for promoting the welfare of society. A mind that is not utilized for imparting joy to others, or a body that is not used in service of others is totally useless. The way to love God is to love all and serve all.
All men in all countries are pilgrims proceeding along the path to God. The progress of each is decided by the discipline adopted, the character formed, the ideal kept in view, the leadership chosen and the faith implanted. Just as trees and plants, birds and beasts differ from one region to another, the rituals, practices, disciplines and ideals may differ from community to community too; each is good for that region and that stage of development. You cannot transplant one, from one human community to another. The atmosphere in which you have grown up is the most congenial for you.
Created by Sushma Gupta On 03/09/02
Modified on 02/14/11