Here below is explained
the Greatness of Chapter Nine of Bhagwat
Gita. Read the story below
to see, how all the sinful reactions are destroyed by just reading the Chapter 9 of the Bhagwat Gita.
“In the olden times, there was a town of the name Mahismati on the bank of the Narmada River, where one brahmin of the name Madhava lived. That brahmin very strictly followed all the injunctions of the Vedas and possessed all the good qualities of the brahminical class. Due to his being so learned, he would receive a lot of charity. And with his accumulated wealth, he started to perform a great fire-sacrifice. One day, for offering in sacrifice, one goat was bought, and when they started to cleanse that goat in preparation for it’s sacrifice, to everyone’s great surprise the goat started to laugh and in a loud voice said; “Oh, brahmin, what is the benefit of performing so many fire-sacrifices that simply bind us up in the wheel of birth and death. Just see my position due to my performing so many fire-sacrifices.”
When everyone gathered there heard the words of the goat, they became curious, and that brahmin inquired with folded hands, “how did you become a goat? In your previous life, which caste did you belong to and what activities did you perform?” The goat replied, “Oh, brahmin, in my previous birth I was born in a very pure brahmin family and I very carefully performed all the ritualistic activities enjoined in the Vedas. One day my wife wished to worship Goddess Durga, so that our child might he cured of his disease, for this purpose she requested me to bring one goat. When we sacrificed the goat at the temple of Goddess Durga; the goat cursed me, “Oh, sinful, lowest of all, you wish to make my children fatherless. For this reason you will also take birth as a goat.”
Oh, Madhava, when the time for my death came, I attained this body of a goat but by the grace of Lord Govinda I could remember my previous births. If you wish to hear one other interesting story then I will tell you. In the place known as Kurukshetra which is capable of giving liberation, there once lived a king of the name Chandra-Sharma, who was in the dynasty of the sun-god. Once, at the time of the solar-eclipse, the king wished to give charity to one brahmin. Included in that charity was a Sudra, whose body was completely black. After going with his priest and taking bath in the sacred lake, putting on clean cloth and applying sandalwood, he returned to his place. With devotion he gave charity to a qualified Brahmin.
After he had presented the charity, all of a sudden from that black Sudras’s heart, one very sinful chandala (dog-eater) appeared and after a little while, a female chandala appeared from that black sudras’s body, and together they went close to the brahmin. All of a sudden they entered in to the body of the brahmin. That brahmin remained undisturbed and started to chant the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, while remembering Lord Govinda. The king witnessing all these activities was stunned, unable to say anything. As soon as the words of the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita came on the lips of that brahmin, the Vishnudutas appeared there and chased away those two chandalas. At that time the king inquired from the brahmin, “Oh, learned one, who were those two persons and which mantra did you chant? Which deity did you remember?” The brahmin replied, “Taking the form of a chandala, sin personified appeared, along with offense personified in the form of that female chandala. At that time I started chanting the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, which is capable of releasing one from all fearful situations. By reciting the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, I am always able to remember the lotus-feet of Lord Govinda”.
Upon hearing this the king learned the chanting of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, Ninth Chapter, from the brahmin. Gradually he managed to attain the lotus-feet of Lord Govinda. When Madhava heard this discourse from the goat, he immediately freed the goat and started to engage in reciting the Ninth Chapter of Shrimad Bhagwat Gita daily and thus he also gained the lotus-feet of Lord Govinda.
So that is the greatness of Ninth chapter of Bhagwat Gita.”
Chapter Nine of Bhagwat Gita is entitled “The Yoga of the Sovereign Science and the Sovereign Secret.”
On the battle field of Kurukshetra, when Arjuna, the disciple of Lord Krishna got infatuated & forgot his duty to fight, then Lord Krishna reminded Arjuna of his duty to fight a lawful, justful war & gave him the teachings of Bhagwat Gita. Arjuna after having been taught in the path of knowledge by Lord Krishna came back to his path of duty & fought a lawful battle against the Kauravas (his enemies) & won the battle with the grace of Lord Krishna.
Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine (9) is entitled “The Yoga of the Sovereign Science and the Sovereign Secret.” This Chapter has a total of 34 verses.
Verses 1 to 6 are about the subject of Jnana (Knowledge) with its glory described.
Verses 7 to 10 discusses about the origin of the world.
Verses 11 to 15 are about the condemnation of men of the demoniacal nature, who despise God and the method of Bhajana of men possessed of the divine nature.
Verses 16 to 19 are about the description of God, as the soul of everything, and His glory.
Verses 20 to 25 is about the fruits of worship with a motive and without motive.
Verses 26 to 34 describes about the glory of Devotion practiced disinterestedly.
Below are some verses from Ninth chapter of Bhagwat Gita:
aprapya mam nivartante
mrityu-samsara-vartmani (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 3)
“Sri Krishna said: Those who are not faithful in this devotional service cannot attain Me, O Arjuna. Therefore they return to the path of birth and death in this material world.”
maya tatam idam sarvam
na chaham tesv avasthitah (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 4)
“Sri Krishna said: By Me, in My unmanifested form, this entire universe is pervaded. All beings are in Me, but I am not in them.”
na cha mat-sthani bhutani
pasya me yogam aishvaram
bhuta-bhrn na cha bhuta-stho
mamatma bhuta-bhavanah (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 5)
“Sri Krishna said: And yet everything that is created does not rest in Me. Behold My mystic opulence! Although I am the maintainer of all living entities and although I am everywhere, I am not a part of this cosmic manifestation, for My Self is the very source of creation.”
vayuh sarvatra-go mahan
tatha sarvani bhutani
mat-sthanity upadharaya (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 6)
“Sri Krishna said: Understand that as the mighty wind, blowing everywhere, rests always in the sky, all created beings rest in Me.”
prakritim yanti mamikam
kalpa-ksaye punas tani
kalpadau visrjamy aham (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 7)
“Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, at the end of the millennium all material manifestations enter into My nature, and at the beginning of another millennium, by My potency, I create them again.”
prakritim svam avastabhya
visrijami punah punah
bhuta-gramam imam krtsnam
avasam prakriter vasat (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 8)
“Sri Krishna said: The whole cosmic order is under Me. Under My will it is automatically manifested again and again, and under My will it is annihilated at the end.”
avajananti mam mudha
manusim tanum asritam
param bhavam ajananto
mama bhuta-maheshvaram (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 11)
“Sri Krishna said: Fools deride Me when I descend in the human form. They do not know My transcendental nature as the Supreme Lord of all that be.”
pitaham asya jagato
mata dhata pitamahah
vedyam pavitram omkara
rk sama yajur eva cha (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 17)
“Sri Krishna said: I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable Om. I am also the Rig, the Sama and the Yajur Vedas.”
“ananyas cintayanto mam
ye janah paryupasate
yoga-ksemam vahamy aham” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 22)
“Sri Krishna said: But those who always worship Me with exclusive devotion, meditating on My transcendental form—to them I carry what they lack, and I preserve what they have.”
“yanti deva-vrata devan
pitrn yanti pitr-vratah
bhutani yanti bhutejya
yanti mad-yajino ’pi mam” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 25)
“Sri Krishna said: Those who worship the demigods will take birth among the demigods; those who worship the ancestors go to the ancestors; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such beings; and those who worship Me will live with Me.”
“patram puspam phalam toyam
yo me bhaktya prayacchati
tad aham bhakty-upahrtam
asnami prayatatmanah” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 26)
“Sri Krishna said: If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, fruit or water, I will accept it.”
“yat karosi yad asnasi
yaj juhosi dadasi yat
yat tapasyasi kaunteya
tat kurusva mad-arpanam” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 27)
“Sri Krishna said: Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you perform—do that, O Arjuna, as an offering to Me.”
vimukto mam upaisyasi” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 28)
“Sri Krishna said: In this way you will be freed from bondage to work and its auspicious and inauspicious results. With your mind fixed on Me in this principle of renunciation, you will be liberated and come to Me.”
“samo ’ham sarva-bhutesu
na me dvesyo ’sti na priyah
ye bhajanti tu mam bhaktya
mayi te tesu chapy aham” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 29)
“Sri Krishna said: I envy no one, nor am I partial to anyone. I am equal to all. But whoever renders service unto Me in devotion is a friend, is in Me, and I am also a friend to him.”
“api cet su-duracharo
bhajate mam ananya-bhak
sadhur eva sa mantavyah
samyag vyavasito hi sah” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 30)
“Sri Krishna said: Even if one commits the most abominable action, if he is engaged in devotional service he is to be considered saintly because he is properly situated in his determination.”
“ksipram bhavati dharmatma
na me bhaktah pranasyati” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 31)
“Sri Krishna said: He quickly becomes righteous and attains lasting peace. O Arjuna, declare it boldly that My devotee never perishes.”
“man-mana bhava mad-bhakto
mad-yaji mam namaskuru
mam evaishyasi yuktvaivam
atmanam mat-parayanah” (Bhagwat Gita: Chapter Nine verse 34)
“Sri Krishna said: Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, become My devotee, offer obeisance’s to Me and worship Me. Being completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.”
Jai Shri Krishna