Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 by Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj

Translation of Gita Chapter 6 by Sant Rampal Ji

Important Verses of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6

Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj has done a translation of Srimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 which explains the importance of scriptures-based sadhana instead of Hath Yoga for the attainment of salvation. Although restraining the mind is like stopping the flow of wind, however, it can only be subdued with true worship obtained from a true spiritual leader, that is, from a Tatvadrashta.

Special: There is two-sided (contradictory) knowledge in Srimad Bhagavad Gita. In Chapter 3 Verse 1-2, Arjuna has said that ‘I am getting distracted by your double meaning statements. For example, in Gita Chapter 3 Verses 3 to 8, it has been told that after renouncing karma and sitting in one place (becoming karma sanyasi), such practitioner has been said to be hypocritical and the devotee (yogi) who does karma Yoga, that is, practices while doing work is told to be superior. Then in Gita Chapter 6 Verses 10 to 15, it is said while sitting at a particular posture at one place, meditate concentrating on the tip of the nose. These Verses (Verses 10 to 15 of Chapter 6) contradict Chapter 3 Verses 3 to 8

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 1

One should understand true spiritual knowledge and do devotional deeds. The practice that is done, should not be done aiming to gain the benefit, ie. get a reward. Like, as I get a job, I will chant the name so much. I will invest so much money in religion. One who does spiritual practice in this way, by thinking it his duty rather than having desires is really a monk; a Yogi (devotee). Only leaving home and going to the forest, eating grass-chaff, leaves-fruit, that is, the one who does not eat food cooked with fire is a renunciation of fire. He is not a Sanyasi and one is not a Yogi or a devotee, who renounces the activities i.e. daily tasks.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 2

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 2, Kaal God has described the sadhana of the devotees who do both types of sadhana. Regarding the sadhana of the Purna Parmatma (the Supreme God), it is mentioned in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 34 that obtain this from a Tattavgyani (knower of the spiritual truth) i.e. a Tattavdarshi (enlightened) saint. 

One who does not renounce resolutions is not a yogi means devotee. Whoever does devotion by abandoning the desire of reward consider that; true (yoga) devotion.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 3

It is said the (MuneH) saint i.e. a devotee should give up worldly desires and do a devotion with Nishkam Bhava i.e. with the neutral spirit which is beneficial for the seeker.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 4

Yogarudh means the devotee engaged in devotion, while performing deeds during the Sadhana period, also concentrates on the mantra, like the driver (of a car-bus or other vehicle) talks to a companion while driving, also drives a vehicle. At that time, he is not only engaged in his driver's work. Similarly, the devotee performs devotion while doing work. His attention is not just engaged in work. A mature seeker in such practice is called Yogarudh. 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 5-6

A true devotee who is a true practitioner is a friend of his own. One who does devotion, having desires and also does disorder. He is an enemy of his own. 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 6

The giver of the knowledge of Gita has said that ‘a seeker who performs devotion to the Supreme Soul ie. Sachchidanand Ghan God, even in summer-winter and grief-sorrow. He is situated in God (Parmatma samhitH) in the right way, that is, with true devotion, is a true devotee.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 7

In Gita Chapter 6 Verse 7, the giver of the knowledge of Gita has provided the knowledge about God other than himself, that a devotee who has obtained true spiritual knowledge and has been initiated by the enlightened saint (Parmatma Samhit) walks in harmony with God. He is not distracted by happiness, sorrow, recognition-humiliation and remains calm. He remains happy in God’s wish. For him, nothing is important except for the attainment of God. 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 8-9

Those seekers whose conscience is satisfied knowing the complete spiritual knowledge that there is nothing more to know other than this. Whose soul (KutastH) has become serene. Materialistic pleasures do not matter to him. That (Yogi) seeker is said to be a practitioner, ie. absorbed in devotion to God. He is called a distinctive devotee who is the well-wisher of all friend-enemy, the good-hearted, that is, the one who keeps the same spirit with a malevolent, holy person, companions, and sinners.

 Summary of Srimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verses 1 to 9

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 from Verse 1 to 9, it is mentioned that in reality, only a devotee who is blessed by the Purna Parmatma and who does scripture-based sadhana attains all the happiness because the Supreme God is a true companion of the devotee who does scripture-based sadhana by which his mind (mun) is repressed. Because the mind is Brahm (Kaal); he is afraid of the Purna Parmatma. Others, who worship abandoning the injunctions of the scriptures, remain unsuccessful.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verses 10 to 15

Then in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verses 10 to 15, Kaal-the narrator of Gita; has given an account of the ways of bhakti stated by him, which are incomplete. The opinion is contrary to Veda because the description of Sadhana according to Veda, is mentioned in Gita Chapter 3 Verses 3 to 8. Therefore, in Verse 32, it has been said that in reality only he is the most superior devotee who (ParammaH) does sadhana according to the injunctions of the scriptures. In Verse 33-34, Arjun questioned, “God, the above-mentioned way of worship which you have stated to restrain mind (mun), I do not think that mind can be restrained. Restraining the mind is like stopping the flow of air i.e. is impossible.” In Verse 35-36, God has accepted that actually, it is very difficult to restrain mind (mun), but a soul who by scripture-based way of worship is victorious with the help of the Supreme God, only he can restrain the mind; this is my opinion.

In these verses, the giver of the knowledge of Gita has given his opinion that is against the Vedas, also against the Sukshma Veda because in the Yajurveda Chapter 40 Verse 15 it is said that (OM kritu samar kilve samar kritum samar)

Meaning: Chant the OM name considering it the main duty of human life, remember it with special aching, and remember it while working.

(Vayu anilam amratam ath idam bhasmantam shareeram)

Meaning: By remembering with shwans-ushwans (breathing), after the end of the body, ie. after death, you will attain the (immortality) from OM Jaap i.e. will attain Brahmalok. (Yajurveda Chapter 40 Mantra 15).

It has been said in Sukshma Veda that

Naam uthat naam baithat, naam sovat jaag re |
Naam khate naam peete, naam seti laag re ||

Meaning: Chant the name given by Guru Ji by doing daily deeds. Chant the name of the divine as soon as you wake up in the morning and do not sit in vain while taking rest from work; chant the name. No special posture is required. No special pose is required. Whenever you sit at rest. By sitting in the same way, chant the name. Chant the name before going to bed at night, chant the name while doing work, chant the name before eating food, remember God while drinking water.

Meditate by Practising Hath Yoga Doctrine of Gita Narrator is Useless

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 10 to 15, it has been advised to sit in one place and practice Hathyoga whereas, in Gita Chapter 3 Verse 3 to 8, it is said contrary; those who sit at one place and perform yoga in which emphasis is on physical discipline and exercise and withdrawal of the mind from the external objects are hypocrites. If you will sit at one place then how will your subsistence happen? Based on Gita Chapter 6 Verse 10 to 15, these days the ignorant, curious souls keep roaming around the meditation yoga centers (Dhyaan Yog Kendra). Some prescribe it essential to do mediation for two and a half hours in the morning and evening and some dancing to the tune of a film song. When getting tired, then enjoy by lying down in Shavasana (a dead pose), and then describe sleep to be the final state of meditation. Then where to concentrate/meditate? They say concentrate on Trikuti. Where is Trikuti? An ignorant devotee does not know anything. Then he is told to concentrate in the center of the two eyebrows (Seliyan) where the nose ends and the forehead begins. That ignorant sadhak endeavors on the path guided by that foolish guru. When nothing is achieved then that Gurudev asks, “What did you see?” The sadhak (seeker) says, “Nothing.” Then Gurudev says, “Did you hear any sound?” The sadhak says, “Yes, I heard.” What else is there to see; this only is the “Anhad Shabad”. Then that ignorant guru says that press the eyelids of both the eyes with fingers. Did you see any light? The devotee says – ‘yes, I saw’. This only is the Jyoti Swaroop (effulgent) God. An ignorant devotee ruins his life with that blind guru. A dhyaan Yagya is performed by the practice of meditation. Result of which is Heaven, worldly enjoyments, and then based on deeds, hell, and birth in 84 lakh life forms. Even the practice of meditation should be so much so that he becomes free from ambiguity (free from vows). Then this is the benefit (will get the fruit of Heaven and the worldly enjoyments). Those who practice meditation for two and a half hours or by dancing around do not achieve anything.

Special: In the Gita Chapter 17 Verses 5-6, sitting in one place and doing intense penance. They do spiritual practice devoid of scriptures. They are the ones who trouble me and God. Consider those ignorant people to be demonic. This is Ved knowledge. The Gita Chapter 3 Verses 3-8 also have Veda knowledge. In this Chapter 6 Verses 10 to 15, there is the opinion of Kaal. We have to accept Ved knowledge

Reward of Meditation

Once, a seeker in a forest practiced meditation so much so that he started remaining in meditation for many days without food. Many other ascetics also used to practice in that forest. One day it occurred to Yogi that I shall go to the neighboring village to drink chha (lassi – a drink of diluted yogurt). With that aim, Yogi went to the nearby village before sunrise in the morning. He knocked on a door. An old woman came out and asked the reason, the Yogi said, “Mai (mother), I want to drink chha”. On this, Mai said, “Come in. Take a seat, Mahatma Ji. I will just prepare chha (lassi) i.e. will churn the milk”. She offered a proper seat to Mahatma Ji and she started churning milk. 

It took Mai (mother) nearly an hour to prepare lassi. Then after putting salt in a glass full of chha, offered it to Mahatma (yogi) Ji and said, “Maharaj Ji, have chha!” Even after calling, again and again, Maharaj Ji did not speak. Then she gathered the neighbors and told them that Mahatma Ji had come to drink chha. I told him, “Maharaj, I will just prepare chha. It will take me approximately an hour to prepare chha.” He said, “All right Mai, I will do my bhajan.” Now he is not speaking at all. (That Mahatma Ji thought that mai will take an hour to prepare chha. Until then let me concentrate and do some meditation. Various views become visible inside through concentration. One who gets addicted to this then sees internal views more than the external ones. Like, if someone goes to a fair, there are various types of plays, dramas, songs, music, and objects there. He gets so busy watching them that he even becomes oblivious of time. Similarly, films are playing inside also. The internal views become visible to a devotee who has acquired good sadhana. Consequently, he loses touch with the outside world and keeps sitting in a carefree way for many hours and days. That Mahatma Ji was also in a meditative state). All the people also called him but Maharaj Ji did not move the slightest bit. Then they all decided to call a fellow seeker of his. Only he will wake him by some trick. With this in mind, one person reached the place where other seekers used to do sadhana. When those sages came to know about it, then 2-3 sages arrived where that Mahatma was sitting in a meditative state. They also tried but Maharaj did not wake up. Then his fellow devotees said that he is in meditation. Do not disturb him. He will get up on his own. Hence, the same was done. Years passed away but that sadhak did not wake up from his meditation. A separate roof was built over him. After thousands of years, he woke up. (At that time that village had also got ruined. There was nobody there.) on waking up, he said – mai, bring chha (lassi)!

Varshon vyarth ganvaay yogi, ichchha miti na chaah |
Uth nadaan puchhat hai, laao mai chhah ||

Now the readers should themselves contemplate that if wishes and desires of pleasures of worldly materials did not even end with so much practice of meditation, then what can those, who practice meditation for two and a half hours or by dancing around, attain? That seeker has done Dhyan Yagya; the result of which has been described earlier. Without Satnaam and a Complete Guru, the chronic illness of birth-death of a living being cannot end. The meaning of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 5 and 6 is that a man is his own enemy if he does evil acts. By doing good deeds he is his own friend i.e. gets his welfare done. On gaining complete knowledge of the Supreme God, by doing sadhana according to the scriptures, this soul is its own friend; otherwise, is an enemy.

Who is a Yogi?

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 7, 8, God Kaal is saying that Arjun, a devotee who remains the same in hot–cold weather, sorrows–joys, and respect–insult, is a risen soul; he always remains engrossed in God and for him a stone, earth, and gold all are equal. That Yogi is said to have attained God.

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 9 God states that a person who considers a friend and a foe alike i.e. is unbiased and looks upon those who are hostile and relatives as well as sinners as one. He is a Yogi, in reality.

Please ponder: - All these qualities were already present in Arjun who is saying that God, I will not fight. I consider it better to survive on begged food than to cause this damage. See Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 4 and 6. On one hand, God (Kaal) is saying that Arjun, fight. Then says that Arjun, become a Yogi. Please read carefully the characteristics of a Yogi in Chapter 6 Verses 7, 8, 9 above. In this it is self-evident that this knowledge is not of God Krishna, rather has been delivered by Kaal (Brahm) whose aim was only to cause harm (murders through battle). At the same time, is giving correct knowledge. The characteristics of a Yogi (bhakt/devotee) are non-violence and peaceableness and should be everyone’s well-wisher. But, besides this, it is also inspiring to fight. Nobody can follow non-violence or peaceableness in a battle.

Kabir, Kabira khada bazaar mein, sab ki maange khair |
Na kaahu se dosti, na kaahu se bair ||

Contradiction in the Knowledge of Gita

There are two types of knowledge in the Gita: 

  1. Ved Knowledge
  2. The opinion of the narrator of Gita’s Knowledge.

Gita Chapter 3 Verse 31, Chapter 6 Verse 36, Chapter 7 Verse 18, Chapter 13 Verse 2, Chapter 18 Verse 70 states that my opinion is also in the Gita.

The knowledge of Vedas was given by the complete God. The same is described by Kaal-Brahm (Jyoti Niranjan). That is right. As stated in Gita Chapter 3 Verses 4 to 9, that no person can live without doing karma at any time. In Verse 6, it is said that if you sit in one place and stubbornly subdue senses, then knowledge senses remain active. The versatility of mind remains. Looks cool from the outside but everything is going on inside. He is a Dambhi (impostor). In Verses 7 to 9, it is said that ‘O Arjuna, instead of sitting at one place and doing hard meditation you work with the Karma senses. By stopping them do your daily deeds and also do devotion. He who does so; is the best. Perform your duty by scripture method. It is better to do karma than not to do karma. If you do not do karma, then the subsistence of your body will not happen. Therefore, perform your duty (this is the knowledge of Vedas).

In the Gita Chapter 6 Verses 10 to 15, the contrary opinion has been stated (the provision of remaining in Kaal’s Trap). It is said that the seeker, ie. the Yogi, who controls his mind, senses; also body, situated alone without association, without hope in a secluded place should devote his soul in devotion. Verse 11 describes how the posture should be?. It is said that in the place (ground) respectively, Kusha (Dabh) Mrigchaala (deerskin), then lay clothes. The sitting place should not be too high, nor too low, practice yoga for purification of conscience by setting your posture in such a way (again in 12 it is said) sitting on that posture while keeping the mind and senses under control. Then from Verse 13 to 15, it has been clarified that do it in such a way, with that you will attain peace, that is, you will remain in the trap of Kaal.

In the same Chapter 6 Verse 46, the provision of Verses 10 to 15 has ruled out that the Karma Yogi (mentioned in Gita Chapter 3 Verses 3 to 8) means that the devotee who performs devotional acts is superior to the ascetic. Those who have become speakers by simply collecting, their spiritual practice is not according to scriptures. A Karmayogi is better, means superior to such knowledgeable. Yogi (devotee) is superior to those who do devotional deeds for the fulfillment of desire. Therefore you become a Yogi.

Readers, now when you will read the Gita, the secrets will be revealed. You will have accurate knowledge of Gita. Your eyes will open.

Please ponder: - In Gita Chapter 6 Verses 10 to 15, it is advised to practice yoga by sitting in a special seat and practicing Hathyog (forceful discipline) for the purification of the inner-self; salvation is not possible. Even if the inner self is purified and one did not get the correct name, then also sadhana is useless and one will get the benefit of only Dhyan Yagya. The inner self is purified by all the Yagyas. A devotee, who performs Dharm Yagya (meritorious actions), Dhyaan Yagya (Yagya of concentration / sumiran of naam), Hawan Yagya (lights lamp) Pranaam Yagya (Yagya of prostration), and Gyaan Yagya (of knowledge), becomes polite and also gets the fruits of the Yagyas. Like, if you plough a field and make it suitable for sowing (inner-self is purified), and then do not sow the seed; then that prepared ground is useless. Likewise, all sadhana is useless without Naam (Satnaam). The fruits of sacrifice (Yagya) are like an abandoned plowed field. Then continue putting manure in it and irrigating it. Grass and bushes will grow there. They do provide some benefit, however, if a seed (wheat) is sowed then animal fodder will also be produced and one gets chapattis also i.e. if one has to receive the full benefit of the three loks then like what is written in Gita that ‘Arjun, if one performs Yagya and chants ‘OM’ naam after taking it from a Complete Guru, then one can attain Mahaswarg/ the great heaven. 

(If one has to receive full benefit then after sowing the Satnaam-like seed and going to Amarlok, a soul becomes immortal).

Please ponder: - The narrator of Gita; God is telling Arjun that a Yogi achieves success in sadhana by observing Brahmacharya (celibacy). And that also up to Heaven. Whereas, Arjun had two wives. One was Subhadra (God Krishna’s sister) and the second, Draupadi. It is evident from this that the knowledge up to Brahm was delivered by Kaal only.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 16

The Method of Attaining the Joy of the Benefits of the Purna Parmatma and Information on Prohibition of Fasts

Please consider: - It has been clarified in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 16 that Yog sadhana is not accomplished by fasting (by those who do not consume food); which means, it has been completely prohibited to keep fasts, and excessive eating is also forbidden. To sleep and remain awakened excessively is also a hindrance in the sadhana of a devotee.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 17

Summary of Gita Chapter 6 Verse 17: Yoga ie. devotion which eliminates sorrows, will be proved by doing scripture-friendly practice, that is, the practice of attaining complete salvation will be proven; of that deserving devotee who does devotion while performing the daily work, and of that deserving who sleeps and wakes up.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 18

Summary of Gita Chapter 6 Verse 18: A person who has understood true spiritual knowledge completely repels the mind from worldly matters. He is actually (YuktH) said to be engaged in devotion.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 19

It has been said in Gita Chapter 6 Verse 19, the senses of that seeker are quiet like the place where the wind is not blowing; the flame (Jyoti) of that place does not burn. In the same way, the state of mind and senses of a Yogi, ie. a devotee, engaged in devotion (Yog) to the divine from the conscience, has been said.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 20

It has been clarified in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 20 that while performing the sadhana (the practice of Yoga) of restraining mind (mun) i.e. {(upar matey) i.e. by doing sadhana according to the views based on the scriptures which have been mentioned earlier, the meaning of mat/views is to do scripture-based sadhana after taking spiritual instruction from a Complete Saint and to remain within the bounds of the Guru and remain dependant on one Purna Parmatma with full faith. To become free from lust, anger, greed, attachment, and arrogance. This opinion (advice) has been given}, when one becomes steady, in that state, (aatmna) through the knowledge of self, (aatmnaam) seeing i.e. understanding one’s state as a living being, (aatmni) becomes contented in aatmtattav i.e. bhakti of the Purna Parmatma; which means, considers a living being and a soul to be in one state like, the state of ice and water. Because ice is made from water, similarly, a soul only has become a living being; until it is ice, it does not have the qualities of water. Likewise, ice is ice and water is water. If someone says that ice only is water, then he is not correctly informed. If someone says that a living being only is Brahm i.e. is God, he is ignorant. If water is formed from ice then it will have the qualities of water. Similarly, when Brahm will be formed out of a living being, then he will be Brahm i.e. will not remain a living being.

Summary Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 16-32

The Gist: - It has been stated in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 16 to 32 that to attain the never-ending joy (complete liberation) of the Purna Parmatma, one should properly do sadhana according to the Holy Scriptures. Find the Complete Guru who shows the path to the Purna Parmatma. Then with sincerity, full faith, and with a resolute mind, remembering the knowledge of self and the sufferings of a living being, one who does not perform Yagya according to the above-mentioned (uparmate) description, he is a sinner-thief. One should perform the Yagya also through the Guru in accordance with the ordinances of the scriptures (matparH) based on the views (Matavlambi). The devotion of the Supreme God can give complete liberation (Supreme salvation) and supreme peace. Only a devotee, who correctly understands the state of God and a living being, attains complete liberation. Those living beings who are under the authority of Kaal (Brahm) regard him (Kaal-Brahm) as God. Kaal (Brahm) has full authority over them. Those who are hans (souls) of Sahib Kabir, are out of Kaal’s control. Therefore, has said that those who worship me, Kaal, consider me everything and those beings are not away from my vision i.e. I (Kaal) keep a complete watch on them i.e. that worshipper of Kaal, who performs sadhana of Brahm, remains in the trap of Kaal (Brahm). He who worships the Purna Parmatma (Supreme God), is out of Kaal’s control. For a devotee who does sadhana, his sadhana is considered successful only if the senses are controlled by the mind, otherwise not.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 33, 34

Restraining the Mind is Like Stopping the Flow of Wind

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 33, 34, Arjun is saying that ‘God! Restraining the mind is like stopping the flow of wind i.e. is impossible. In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 35, 36, God is saying that I agree that the mind is restless. It is brought under control with great difficulty. Nevertheless, it can be overpowered by the practice of scripture-based sadhana and according to the method mentioned in this Bhagavad Gita Chapter’s Verse 1 to 9, by Vairagya (asceticism). If the mind is not overpowered then the Yogi is a failure i.e. instead of liberation attains Hell. 

Please Ponder: Even God Shiv did devotion as told by Kaal. With that, God Shiv could not overpower the mind, who practiced Vairagya (mortification) for 88 thousand years. Then how can an ordinary person and Arjun control their mind? (Also read summary of Chapter 3) Kaal God’s (Jyoti Niranjan) knowledge is correct but the sadhana which he has described is not complete to control the mind. That sadhana has been described by Sahib Kabir Ji who says that whether you live with children or acquire Vairagya, but do make a Complete Saint; your Guru who gives Satnam and Saarnaam. Perform scripture-based sadhana, do not behave arbitrarily, then you can be liberated from Kaal’s trap.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verses 36

It has been clarified in the Gita Chapter 6 Verse 36 that a person whose mind is not in control, that is, one who is Yog corrupt (Yog corrupt is the one whose mind is not in control), for such a person Yoga i.e. salvation path, is unattainable i.e. does not attain salvation. Only those whose mind is not subjugated, who is not Yog corrupt, that man attains the divine through true worship.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verses 37-39

What will Happen if a Devotee’s Sadhana Becomes Corrupted?

Please Ponder: - In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 37 to 39, Arjun asks that suppose a devotee (yogi) while doing sadhana becomes unsteady in between, does he then go to hell i.e. does he suffer disaster? 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verses 40-44

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 from Verse 40 to 44, God Kaal; replies that such a person neither remains of this world nor of Hereafter (Parlok) i.e. is neither of home nor workplace; his life goes in vain. Because, ‘Oh dear (Arjun), a person who acts for his deliverance and does not get astray from the path of bhakti, he does not suffer disaster. In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 40 to 44, there is a description of a devotee who has strayed from the path of sadhana. That devotee who has strayed from the path of bhakti remains neither of home nor workplace, i.e. experiences utter destruction. He, after experiencing the sufferings of the 84 lakh births, based on his virtuous deeds, finishing his virtuous deeds in loks like Heaven, etc. again takes birth in the family of virtuous devotees; but Arjun such a birth is impossible. When that person obtains human birth then according to his nature he does devotion devoid of the injunctions of scriptures. Because of which he violates the scriptural method practice described in the Vedas. Due to which his life is wasted, and destruction happens.

In Gita Chapter 9 Verse 20-21, it is also explained that "A seeker who practices according to the Vedas, will enjoy the fruits of his devotion in the heavenly Heaven like the celestial gods, that is, by finishing virtues, falls again in the cycle of birth and death and ruins in recurrence in this world. It is to ponder, the same proof is in Gita Chapter 4 Verses 40 to 44, that Yog-corrupt seeker, after consuming his spiritual wealth for a long time in the divine regions, then takes birth in the house of good people. Even in this, there is the same proof of Gita Chapter 9 Verses 20–21 the cycle of birth and death; means recurrence will remain. So the translation of Verse 40 of Gita Chapter 6 done by other translators is not correct. In which they admit that the sage Marichi became Yog corrupt and obtained the birth of a deer. The same soul of Marichi became Shri Mahavir Jain, about whom a huge list of recurrence is prepared.

Please ponder, the other translators of Gita Ji themselves give an example of a Jadbharat yogi who had strayed from the path of bhakti.

Evidence of an Evil Plight of a Yogi

In Shrimad Bhagwat Sudha Sagar, Skand 5 Chapter 8 page no. 265, there is a description of king Rishibhdev’s son, king Jadbharat.

One yogi named Jadbharat was doing sadhana. A female deer (doe/hind) came running with fear from someone and gave birth to a fawn (a young one) in front of him. Jadbharat reared that fawn out of compassion. Then he became so attached to it that one day when that fawn went far away and did not return for 2-3 days, the yogi, Jadbharat, because of attachment gave up food and sleep and felt sick. When that fawn returned then yogi Ji cuddled it and gave it a lot of love. When Jadbharat was dying, his attachment (Aastha) remained in that fawn. Therefore, that Jadbharat yogi, because of going astray from yog, took birth from a doe’s womb, became a fawn, and started playing with that fawn only i.e. suffered destruction.

The other translators of holy Gita Ji expressing their views have further described that after experiencing the 84 lakh births, that same soul took birth in an upper-class family (Brahmins) and after doing bhakti became liberated.

Even if we believe this then also suffered disaster and then who knows whether bhakti will be successful or not? If liberation is possible only by taking birth in upper-caste families (Brahmin) then other castes will become devoid of bhakti and liberation.

Important consideration: There is no caste or religion in God’s place. Wherever, a soul endowed with bhakti is born based on his sacraments, it soon becomes engaged in bhakti. But he, who will become deviated from the path, will certainly get the 84 lakh births.

A seeker born in a Brahmin family, while doing sadhana, kept taking three consecutive births in Brahmin families. In the last moments, when he was about to die, a few days before that, he became attracted towards the beauty of a girl who was a daughter of a leatherworker (chamaar). But he consoled his mind and converted his bad thoughts with god-will, thought that ‘Oh God, such a beautiful woman may become my mother! Then that seeker was born in a leatherworker’s house and then after taking naam first of all from Guru Ramanand and then from the Purna (Complete) Guru, Kabir Sahib attained salvation. That devotee was Sant Ravidas Ji. 

The readers may kindly contemplate themselves what is the knowledge of other translators?.

Summary of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 40 to 44

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 40 has been translated by other translators, that "the destruction of a 'Yog corrupt' seeker does not happen in this world, nor the Hereafter (Parlok), because no one who does devotion attains misery". Then it has been translated in Verse 41-42 that this 'Yog corrupt' person attains Heaven and other places and takes birth in the homes of people of pure conduct. Such a birth is very rare in this world.

In support of his above translation, it has been proved that Jad Bharat Yogi became 'Yog corrupt' due to the love for a child of a Deer. Due to which his next birth was from the womb of the Deer i.e. attained the life form of a Deer (animal category). Later, he was born in the superior clan and then was liberated.

Point to Ponder: It has been clarified in the Gita Chapter 6 Verse 36 that a person whose mind is not in control, that is, one who is yog corrupt (yog corrupt is the one whose mind is not in control), for such a person Yoga i.e. salvation path, is unattainable i.e. does not attain salvation. Only those whose mind is not subjugated, who is not 'Yog corrupt', only that man attains the divine through true worship. In the translation of Gita Chapter 6 Verses 40 to 42, other translators have written that 'Yog corrupt' seeker never attains misery, attains Heaven, etc. higher realms that is, he is born in a house of men of pure conduct. The example of the above-mentioned Jad Bharat; 'Yog corrupt' seeker is the opposite of Gita Chapter 6 Verses 40 to 42. In which it is said that due to being 'Yog corrupt', Bharat Ji got the body of a Deer.

The readers may please ponder that the creature who has obtained “animal form”, attains degradation or the Paramgati (salvation)? The animal life form is a symbol of degradation. Summer-winter-hunger-thirst, pain on the body due to hailstorm, no treatment in case of sickness, when the legs are broken, the agony of hunger-thirst, and attaining death. Running around for survival due to the fear of violent animals and in the end, becoming food of the tiger or other predatory creature, etc. are the proof of the great misery. By the way, in the Gita, it has been said by the knowledge giver of Gita, that is Brahm in the holy Shrimad Bhagavad Gita and holy Vedas that it is not complete salvation. The seeker based on this knowledge, receives Heaven due to the virtues and obtains the body of other beings based on sins, and also gets Hell. Therefore, Brahm, the knowledge giver of Gita has said in Gita Chapter 15 Verses 4, Chapter 18 Verse 62, Chapter 4 Verse 34, and in Yajurveda Chapter 40 Verses 10-13 that ‘only the Supreme God can provide complete salvation. Go to the shelter of that supreme God. For that, search for the enlightened saint, by following the path of devotion told by Him; should search for the ultimate abode of that God having gone where the seeker never returns and takes birth in this world. I (knowledge giver of Gita) is also in His refuge.

Special proof: Regarding Jad Bharat, other translators have said that after enjoying the life of the Deer, then he was liberated by taking birth in the home of Brahmans of good conduct.

Let's Ponder: Bharat Ji was the son of King Rishabh Dev. Rishabhdev Ji practiced for thousands of years after that made Bharat the son of "Marichi" his disciple for the first time. Then after a few years, gave the name initiation to Bharat. Bharat Ji renounced the kingdom of Ayodhya and went to practice in the forest. Where by becoming Yog corrupt he got the birth of a Deer and by attaining degradation was destroyed.

Now, we will investigate the life of Bharat Ji's revered father and Gurudev Shri Rishabh Dev Ji who did not get Yog corrupt and continued to worship lifelong according to the method described in the Vedas after receiving initiation from the Guru. Shri Rishabhdev Ji is considered the founder and first Tirthankara of Holy Jainism.

Shri Rishabhdev Ji was wandering in the forest by putting a piece of stone in the mouth at the end of time, became a Digambara (nude). Suddenly there was a fire in the forest. In the forest fire, the body of Shri Rishabhdev was destroyed, that is, Shri Rishabhdev Ji died. (This proof is in the Srimad Bhagavata Sudhasagar Chapter 9 pages 280-281).

From the above description, the reader may please decide themself whether Shri Rishabhdev Ji was liberated or was distressed. After this, the same soul of Shri Rishabhdev Ji became Baba Adam. (Proof: on page 154 of the book "Aao Jain Dharam Ko Jane”).

Devotees of the Holy Christian religion and the pious Muslim religion consider Hazrat Adam Ji their Chief. That is, Hazrat Adam Ji is the superior most saint and chief of both religions. Adam Ji had two sons. One was named Kayin and the younger one was Habil. Jealous Kayin killed his younger brother Habil. Then Kayin under the curse also left the village and the country and went away. Baba Adam Ji faced great distress. Then there was another son born. With him, the clan and devotion of Adam Ji started. Adam Ji died at the age of 900. (Evidence in the Holy Bible). Later, Baba Adam Ji became a deceased ancestor (Pitra) in the ancestral world (Pitralok). Baba Adam was not happy even while being in the ancestral world. Proof: Biography Hazrat Mohammad, the writer is Mohammad Inayatullah Subhani, pages 157 to 165 states that "An angel took Hazrat Mohammed Ji up in Paradise. There he saw the other Prophets and saw a person at one place who was crying seeing on his left and was laughing looking on the right side." On asking, angel Jabreil told Hazrat Mohammad Ji that it is Hazrat Adam; Hazrat Jabril told the reason for crying and laughing that on the left side his worthless children are suffering in Hell. Seeing them Hazrat Adam Ji is crying and the virtuous children are living happily on the right side; in Heaven, seeing them he laughs. 

Readers, please ponder, Hazrat Adam Ji is Sri Rishabhdev. By doing spiritual practice, he became an ancestor in the ancestral world made up in Heaven. Due to the practice, the head of both the holy religions (Christianity and Muslim religion) and the head of the holy Jain religion also could not attain complete salvation. Who is not happy even on this earth and above in the heavenly world, then how could a Yoga corrupt can (Shri Rishabhdev Ji's) disciple and son attain the supreme state.

Similarly, Marichi, grandson of Sri Rishabhdev Ji (son of Bharat) did not even get yog corrupt and used to practice according to the Vedas after taking initiation from his grandfather Rishabhdev Ji. He also suffered. Who has suffered the lives of dogs millions of times, got the births of donkeys millions of times, and suffered in the bodies of other beings millions of times, and has become a god only 80 million times and has enjoyed virtues in Heaven. Then went to Hell. Then became the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism, “Shri Mahavir Jain”. Shri Mahavir Jain started 363 hypocritic religious practices. This is the result of spiritual practice done according to the Gita and Veda knowledge given by Brahm (Kaal). (Proof: Book "Aao Jain Dharma Ko Jane" pages 294 to 296 whose author is Pravin Chandra Jain (M.A. Shastri) the publisher is Mrs. Sunita Jain, Jambudweep Hastinapur, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh).

It has been proved from the above description that Yog corrupt seeker is destroyed, he neither remains of here nor after. Because even if he is born here in a good family; one day he will abandon this world and will leave. After finishing his virtues in the hereafter, he will also leave from there. That is why he is destroyed. The meaning of Chapter 6 Verse 43 is that before he gets Yog corrupt he tries to attain divine from this human body due to the effect of earlier spiritual practice. It is only by devotional earning before getting Yog corrupt (told in Verses 41 and 42) that he attains the birth in Heaven etc. and the home of good people. After destroying the previous earning of devotion, sometimes a human body is obtained; even then he tries to do devotion because of the power of previous rites. In Verse 44, it has been said that the person who by nature was the stagger when wishes to attain the divine, being inquisitive also violates the method of chanting the real name of the divine mentioned in the scriptures. That means, achieving failure again.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 45

In the Gita chapter 6 verse 45, it is said that the seeker who does not get Yog corrupt, keeps doing the sadhana described in the Vedas in every birth. His nature is determined. With efforts, so that his yog (devotion) should not be destroyed, when he gets enlightened saint by following the path told Him, one who has done spiritual practice of Brahm (Kaal) in many past lives, by abandoning it, liberates sin and attains the complete God i.e. obtains the supreme state. In Gita Chapter 18 Verse 66, the narrator of Gita knowledge has said that ‘Sarvdharmaan parityajya, maam, ekam sharnam vraj aham tva sarvpaapebhyaH mokshyishyaami maa shuchH || 66 ||’

Meaning: (Mam) my (sarvdharmaan) all the religious practices (parityaja) relinquishing (ekam) of that one unique ie. Complete God (sharnam) in the refuge (Vraj) go (aham) I (tva) you (sarvpaapebhyaH) from all the sins (mokshyishyaami) will release you (ma, shuchH) do not grieve. || 66 ||

Meaning: The Lord; giver of the Gita knowledge is saying that you should grant me your worship that you have done in many births (leave it in me), then I will free you from all sins.

What is the Reason?: We have also been practicing for ages according to the Vedas. The earnings of that devotion are abolished by dwelling in Heaven or becoming the king etc. or attaining high rank. After the knowledge of the Tatvadarshi sant, we will not expect any facility of the world of Kaal (Brahm). We will leave those virtuous earnings to Brahm. He will make us debt-free. Then the suffering which had to be incurred in Hell and the bodies of other beings due to sin, will not have to be borne. After going to the shelter of the complete God, the rule of that former Brahm does not apply to us. In Brahm's world, it is necessary to enjoy virtue and bear sins differently. After going in the refuge of complete God, the earnings of the name of Brahm (Brahm word) will be left to him and we are released from the past sins. Then that sin-free Yogi attains supreme state, that is, attains complete salvation. He is never reborn.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 46

Who is a Complete (Purna) Yogi?

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 46, God Kaal has said that a seeker who does sadhana of Satyanaam is superior to ascetics, and the scholars mentioned in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 16 to 18 and is also superior to those who act with desires. Therefore, ‘Oh Arjun! You may become a Karmyogi (a seeker of Naam).

Please Ponder: Only he can be a Yogi who overpowers mind and senses. This is utterly impossible; without an overpowering mind (mun), liberation is not possible. Neither could Brahma Ji subdued the mind because Shri Brahma Ji became enamored of his daughter. The mind was not subdued by Shri Shiva because Shri Shiva too became enamored by the beauty of that Mohini Apsara (celestial maiden) form of Lord Vishnu, and started following him intending to develop the intimate relation, also his semen had fallen. The mind was not subdued by Shri Vishnu Ji because, at the time, Shri Vishnu Ji took the form of Varaha and killed Shankhasura. Seeing the Goddess Earth at that time, he had physical intercourse with her. (The above proof has been mentioned in the Puranas). 

Now the readers should themselves contemplate that Shri Brahma Ji, Shri Vishnu Ji, and Shri Shiva Ji also do the same sadhana described in the Vedas. If the head of these three regions could not control their mind with that practice, then where is the whereabouts of the other seekers?. 

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 47

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse no. 47, it is said that among all the Naam seekers also (those who do sadhana of Naam) those who have full faith in me, are the superior most in my opinion. Because whether one does bhakti of Brahm, or ParBrahm, or of Purna Brahm, it should be done with full faith. Only then can one obtain the full benefit of that God. But they are also engrossed in the darkness of ignorance i.e. in incomplete sadhana because Brahm’s (Kaal’s) worshippers also do not escape from punishment of deeds. Its evidence is also in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 40 and is also in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 18 and Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 Verse 29. It is clear in this that among all the devout persons one who (Matanusar) solely, with a true heart, worships me (Brahm), does my bhajan, he is spiritually successful in my opinion i.e. his sadhana is successful. The meaning of Matanusar: Abandoning the sadhana of all gods-goddesses and fasts, and also giving up sadhana of the three Gunas (Rajgun Brahma, Satgun Vishnu, Tamgun Shiv), to do Avyabhicharini (unadulterous) bhakti i.e. to do sadhana entirely of one God with undivided attention is said to be Matavlambi or Matanusar sadhana. Nonetheless, Brahm has referred to his sadhana as consisting of the darkness of ignorance, because in holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 18 he has called his salvation inferior (Anuttam). Then in holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 62 has indicated that if you want to attain supreme peace in the form of complete salvation and the place Satyalok, then go in the refuge of that Supreme God (Purna Brahm).

It has been said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 32 that God only Himself describes in detail the complete spiritual knowledge. It has been said in Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 34 that, if true spiritual knowledge is known to the enlightened saint, obtain that knowledge from Him, then you will attain that God with the mantras told by him. 

Conclusion: In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 it has been stated that one should understand the true spiritual knowledge and then perform devotion considering it to be his duty rather than doing it keeping desires in mind. The devotion should be done with Nishkam Bhaav ie. a neutral spirit, that is, having no worldly desires. That devotee is blessed by the Purna Parmatma who does scripture-based sadhana thereby, attainment of all the happiness because the Supreme God is a true companion of such a devotee who worships with full faith and keeps desires of his mind repressed. God Kaal emphasizes on Hath Yoga, that is, sitting in one place and doing intense penance, such spiritual practice is devoid of scriptures hence, is said to be useless. The characteristics of a Yogi are well explained. The method of attaining the joy of the benefits of the Purna Parmatma and information on the prohibition of fasts is also explained in this chapter. The mind cannot be controlled; restraining it is like stopping the flow of wind. The evidence of the evil plight of a Yogi has been explained also Who is a complete Yogi? The above explanation of all Verses of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 has been done by the great Tatvadarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj.