A Gospel left behind and Letting Go

Referring of this present scenario where a billion people (in India) are led by the popular religious media (as in other parts of the world) to a certain strategic theme that is deemed appropriate by the ‘decision makers’.

So here in India we have The Bhagavat Gita as the primary source of religious knowledge for the Hindu community and that is OK by me 🙂

But here I point to a shloka (gospel) from this revered text where the Lord and the modern researcher meet on a common ground. Shloka# 66 from the eighteenth chapter of The Bhagavad Gita is the last verse spoken by our Lord in this beneficient book and it states thus:

सर्वधर्मान् परित्यज्य मामेकं शरणं व्रज ।
अहं त्वा सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यामि मा शुचः ॥

This has been interpreted in various compatible ways by various religious authorities of India and the common translation of this shloka says:

Leave aside all worldly attachments and surrender onto me.
I will then deliver you from all sins, don’t doubt.

In other words, this is the glorified form of our Lord saying “Let go!”

And it is this simplicity of this last verse of this holy book that attracts me to the fact that it was spoken in the end by the Lord. What he means to deliver by this timely & awesome message is that although HE has talked about a lot of themes and associated works in the Holy Bhagavad Gita but in the end if a man (an ordinary man) could just surrender onto Him, leaving all else behind, the Lord won’t ask another thing.

And that is the reason the media needs to spread this particular shloka a lot more than the other ones. Because this my friend is the essence of the lecture which the teacher gives at the end of the class as HE knows us humans sleep through the entire period and wake up only when the bell rings.

Hail the Lord and Peace to all!

PS: You can visit following pages for some decent commentaries on this shloka:




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