In this post, 100+ wonderful Slokas of Bhagavat Gita#16, the text of Bhagavat Gita is narrated. 100+ wonderful Slokas of Bhagavat Gita#16 consists of the 41st, 42nd, and 43rd Slokas of CH.1 Observing the Army on the Battlefield of Kurukshetra from the Gita. Every day I shall publish one post which may contain one or more slokas, from Bhagavad Gita.
Bhagavad Gita or Gitopanisad is one of the most important Upanishad. Bhagavad Gita is the philosophy of life narrated and explained by Lord Krsna to his devotee and friend Arjuna.
kula-ghnanam kulasya ca
patanti pitaro hy esam
When there is an increase in unwanted population, a hellish situation is created both for the family and those who destroy the family tradition. There is no offering of oblations of food and water to the ancestors in such corrupt families.
According to the guidelines and rules of fruitive activities, there’s a need to provide periodical food and water to the forefathers of the own circle of relatives. This imparting is done through the worship of Visnu due to the fact consuming the remnants of food presented to Visnu can deliver one from all forms of sinful actions. Sometimes the forefathers can be tormented by numerous forms of sinful reactions, and sometimes a number of them can not even collect a gross material body and are pressured to stay in diffused our bodies as ghosts. Thus, while remnants of prasadam food are provided to forefathers by descendants, the forefathers are released from ghostly or other forms of miserable existence.
Such help rendered to forefathers is a family tradition, and people who aren’t in devotional life are required to carry out such rituals. One who’s engaged in devotional life isn’t always required to perform such actions. Simply by acting devotional service, one could deliver masses and hundreds of forefathers from all kinds of misery. It is said in the Bhagavatam:
dosair etaih kula-ghnanam
kula-dharmas ca sasvatah
By the evil deeds of the destroyers of family tradition, all kinds of community projects and family welfare activities are devastated.
The four orders of human society, set forth by the institution of the sanatana-dharma or varnasrama-dharma in combination with family welfare activities, are designed to enable the human being to attain his ultimate salvation. The breaking of the sanatana-dharma tradition by irresponsible leaders of society end up in chaos in that society, and as a result, people forget the aim of life—Visnu. Such leaders are called blind, and followers of such leaders are sure to be led into chaos.
narake niyatam vaso
O Krsna, maintainer of the people, I have heard by disciplic succession that those who destroy family traditions dwell always in hell.
Arjuna argued based on what he has heard from the authorities. That is the way how one can receive real knowledge. One needs to be helped by the right person to reach the real point of factual knowledge, a person who is already established in that knowledge.
Varnasrama institution is a practice by which one has to undergo the process of ablution before death for his sinful activities. A regular offender, who engaged in sinful activities must utilize the process of ablution called the prayascitta. One who does not do so surely will find himself on hellish planets to undergo miserable lives as the result of sinful activities.
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