From a spiritual perspective, knowledge is considered superior to action and devotion superior to knowledge, and the essence of the topmost form of devotion is surrender. Without surrender there will be no devotion, and without devotion there will be no knowledge, and without knowledge there will be no action. Surrender is therefore the very basis of devotion. Just think, without surrender, the beginning, middle, and end of the Gita would have all depended upon Shri Krishna’s surrender.
The teaching of the Gita from the very outset, throughout, and until the end is that we must take refuge in God alone. In other words, leaving aside all forms of religion and irreligion by taking refuge in Shri Krishna, and engaging in constant contemplation and remembrance of Him, this is true devotion. From time immemorial we have committed the same mistake; we worship God physically while our mind remains attached to the world.
Jagadguruttam Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj expounds this irrefutable principle of the Gita in many of his discourses and literary works. This book is a compilation of selected excerpts from some of those discourses. It is essential for spiritual aspirants to understand that only by surrendering exclusively to Shri Krishna will the goal of eternal, ever increasing happiness be attained. There is no other way.
|Theme||Philosophy / Tattvagyan, Gita Jnana|
|Author||Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj|
|Publisher||Radha Govind Samiti|
|Number of pages||97|
|Dimension||18cm X 12cm X 0.8cm|