Dear Friends !
You all must be heard "The Way You Dream" track from 1GL and I am sure some of you would like to know the meaning of lines or verses sang by Asha Bhosle i.e.
"karmany evaadhikaraste ma phalesu kadacana
ma karma phala hetur bhur ma te sango’stv akarmani
paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam
dharma samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge"
Well above lines are in Sanskrit Language, a very old and traditional language of India, I get to knew that some schools in UK have started teaching this language to their students too.
The above lines are derived from " GITA". It is a doctrine of universal truth. Its message is universal, sublime, and non-sectarian although it is a part of the scriptural trinity of Sanaatan Dharm, commonly known as Hinduism. The Gita is very easy to understand in any language for a mature mind. A repeated reading with faith will reveal all the sublime ideas contained in it. A few abstruse statements are interspersed here and there, but they have no direct bearing on practical issues or the central theme of Gita. The Gita deals with the most sacred metaphysical science. It imparts the knowledge of the Self and answers two universal questions: Who am I, and how can I lead a happy and peaceful life in this world of dualities. It is a book of yog, the moral and spiritual growth for mankind based on the cardinal principles of Hindu religion.
Here is a English Translation of Above Lines or we can say "verses" :
"karmany evaadhikaraste ma phalesu kadacana
ma karma phala hetur bhur ma te sango’stv akarmani"
You have Adhikara over your respective duty only, but no control or claim over the results. The fruits of work should not be your motive. You should never be inactive.
The word Adhikara means ability and privilege, prerogative, jurisdiction, discretion, right preference, choice, rightful claim, authority, control. The right outlook of life develops when one fully understands that we can choose our actions, but we cannot choose the results of the action. We have absolutely no control over all the factors that determine the results. The affairs of the world would not run if everybody was given the power to choose the results of their actions, or to satisfy all their desires. A person has the freedom and the privilege to do his or her respective duty in lie to the best of one’s ability but is not free to choose the desired result. To work without expecting success or good result would be meaningless, but to be fully prepared for the unexpected should be an important part of any planning. Swami Karmanandu says: The essence of Karma-yoga is to go to work just to please the creator; mentally renounce the fruits of all action; and let God take care of the results. Do your duty in life – to the best of your abilities – as God’s personal servant without any regard for the personal enjoyment of the fruits of your work.
The fear if failure, coming from being emotionally attached to the fruits of work, is the greatest impediment to success, because it robs the efficiency by constantly disturbing the equanimity of mind. Therefore, duty should be performed with detached attachment. Success in any undertaking becomes easier if one works hard without being bothered by the outcome. Work is done more efficiently when the mind is not continuously – consciously or subconsciously – bothered with outcome, good or bad, of an action. One has to discover this fact personally in life. A person should worked without selfish motives as a matter of duty for a greater cause of helping the humanity rather than just oneself or few individuals. Equanimity and spiritual progress result from selfless service whereas work with selfish motives creates the bonds of karma as well as great disappointments. Dedicated selfless service for a greater cause leads to everlasting peace and happiness here and hereafter.
The boundary of one’s jurisdiction ends with the completion of duty, it never crosses the fruit. A hunter has control over the arrow only and never over the deer. When one has no desire for the pleasure of victory, one is not affected by the pain of defeat. The question of the pleasure of success and the pain of failure does not arise, because a Karma-yogi is always on the path of Seva without waiting to enjoy the fruit, or even the flower, of work. He or she has learned to enjoy the joy, of Seva. The myopia of very limited personal gain caused by Ajnana or ignorance is the root of all evils in the society and the world. The bird of righteousness cannot be confined in the cage of personal gain.
The desire for fruit takes one to the dark alley of sin and prevents one’s real growth. Acting only in one’s self interest is sinful. The welfare of the individual lies in the welfare of society. The wise work for all of society, whereas the ignorant work only for themselves. A Jnani (or the one who knows Brahma) does not let the shadow of personal gain fall on the path of duty
"paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam
dharma samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge."
Whenever ther is a decline of Dharma and the rise of Adharma, O Arjuna, then I appear (or manifest Myself). I appear from time to time for protecting the good, for transforming the wicked, and for establishing Dharma, the world order.
Para Brahma is both transcendent (or divine) and immanent (or human). Prophets appear from time to time as divine dispensation sees the need for the welfare of the society. Whenever miscreants are born to destroy the world order (or Dharma), the good Lord incarnates to put everything in proper balance His compassion is the main reason for Lord’s incarnation. There are other reasons, besides the protection of Dharma, for the Lord’s incarnation. Brahma, which is beyond birth and death, incarnates in human form through a great soul on earth to satisfy the longings of devotees who want to see Him and be in His personal presence. Tulasidasa said: Though devoid of attributes, unattached, and immutable, yet for the love of His votaries the Lord assumes a form with attributes. Ramakrsna said that he would live in a subtle body for three hundred years in the heats and minds of his devotees. Yogananda said: So long as people in this world are crying for help, I shall return to ply my boat and offer to take them to heavenly shores.