Poetic insights into Shrimad Bhagawad Gita – 5

(5) Spiritual life


Fire ritual, penance, charity

Spiritual life’s holy trinity


Fire ritual in modern times

Means performing duty righteous


Without expecting fruit for self

Purely for the Universal Self


Penance is not going to forest

Chanting divine name on one foot


Nor is it starving for years on end

To meet god beyond world’s end


Penance is all action worldly

Speech, Thought and Bodily


Done in total god consciousness

Without any slightest selfishness


Charity is giving wholeheartedly

Without benefit for self worldly


Income less or more, immaterial

Sharing a part of it charity noble


Into three, life activity divided

Saatvik kind is spirit oriented


Rajasik is worldly selfishness

Not showing any kindness


Ignorance, laziness tamasik drivers

Causing deliberate harm to others


Engaged in saatvik is seeker spiritual

For him rajasik, tamasik avoidable



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