Jnana Yajna 17

Year & Dates:

February 12, 1956 to March 22, 1956

Yajna Topic:

Bhagavad Gita- Chapters 7, 8 & 9


New Delhi, India

The saffron Om flag was raised again in the open grounds of Salwan School, Rajendra Nagar. Delhi was intensely immersed for 41 days in the Bhagavad Gita Jnana Yajna by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Having been the venue of His first and second Gita Jnana Yajnas where the first four chapters of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita were taught, Delhi had the fortune of a continued Gita journey. Preparing the earnest audience to explore the true goal of spirituality, the Essence of That, Pujya Gurudev launched into the question of chapter 7: “How to comprehend that limitless Infinite?” He detailed how That Highest can be realized and lived practically as all-knowing wisdom. 

Offering Knowledge Imperishable

Bringing out the sheer Bliss of Bhagavan’s words, Pujya Gurudev laid out the way to fix the mind on the Imperishable always until death. He highlighted Bhagavan’s promise to one who fixes Him as the supreme goal. The euphoria of those discourses overflowed in all the accompanying features of that Jnana Yajna. Devotion sweetened introspection when the young children from the Chinmaya Children’s Welfare Centre of the Rajendra Nagar branch of Chinmaya Mission sang bhajans and performed the Radha Krishna dance to delight Pujya Gurudev and the audience on the concluding day. Further, the reverberating Mahamantra Japa, the Akhanda Kirtans, and the 10-mile Kirtan-on-wheels led by Pujya Gurudev were also soul-stirring. The most significant time was  when hundreds of people chanted the verses of the three chapters they had just studied as they offered their aahuti during a four-day Gita Havana. Pujya Gurudev had advised Gita chanting as the main offering during the Havana ceremony of the Gita Jnana Yajnas. Truly, Knowledge applied and practiced with wisdom was a purifying offering in that Gita Havana.

In Admiration 

Bharat Ram – A good many of the listeners have acquired a new regard for the Indian sages and the spiritual heritage of this country. Swamiji is satisfying an urgent national need – the need for raising the moral standards of conduct which is more important than material standards of comfort; for without the former, the latter become a source of misery rather than of happiness.  

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“Think,” Says Pujya Gurudev 

The pearls in the necklace are necessarily uniform and homogeneous and its thread is generally unseen and passes through the geometrical core of every Pearl that holds the big and the small into a harmonious wreath of beauty. Again, the substance with which the pearls are made is totally different from the constitution that goes to the makeup of the thread. Similarly the world is constituted of an infinite variety of names and forms which are all held together by the Spiritual truth into a complete whole. Even in an individual the mind, intellect, body, each different from one another can harmoniously work and unitedly give the music of life for each individual because the same conscious principle works through all these different and varying matter envelopments. 

From Tyagi Magazine- Sep 15, 1956

I am standing on the floor of my house; the house is supported by my piece of land; the land is protected by the Delhi corporation; Delhi is supported by India; India is supported by the World; the World is supported by water; the waters of the ocean; water is held in positions by the atmosphere; the atmosphere is a part of the planetary system. The universe stays in space, and this space rests upon the “concept of space” that is in our mind. Mind gets its support from the judgment of the intellect. Since the decision of the intellect is known and realized by the consciousness in us, the spiritual entity is the ultimate support for the entire jagat.

Tyagi Magazine- Sep 15, 1956

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