Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6

In Holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6, God Kaal has given a description of the way of worship of the devotees who do both the types of worship. Regarding the way of worship of the Supreme God, it is mentioned in Holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 34 that obtain this knowledge and way of worship from a Tatvagyani (knower of the truth) i.e. a Tatvadarshi saint.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 | Verse 1 - 9

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 from Verse 1 to 9, it is mentioned that in reality only a devotee who is blessed by the Supreme God and who does scripture-based worship attains all the happiness because the Supreme God is a true companion of the devotee who does scripture-based worship by which his man (mind) is repressed. Because man (mind) is Brahm (Kaal); he is afraid of the Supreme God. Others, who worship abandoning the injunctions of the scriptures, remain unsuccessful.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 | Verse 10 - 15

In Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6, Verse 10 to 15, Kaal has given an account of the ways of worship stated by him, which are incomplete. Therefore in Verse 32, God has said that in reality only he is the most superior devotee who (ParammatH) does wroship according to the injunctions of the scriptures. In Verse 33-34, Arjun questioned, “God, the above-mentioned way of worship which you have stated to restrain mind (man), I do not think that mind can be restrained. Restraining mind is like stopping the flow of air i.e. is impossible.” In Verse 35-36, God has accepted that actually, it is very difficult to restrain the mind (man), but a soul who by scripture-based way of worship is victorious with the help of the Supreme God, only he can restrain the mind; this is my opinion.

Meditating by practising Hathayoga is useless | Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6

In Srimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6, Verse 10 to 15, it has been advised to sit in one place and practice Hatha Yoga (form of yog in which emphasis is on physical discipline and exercise and withdrawal of mind from the external objects).

Based on this only, these days the ignorant, curious souls keep roaming around the meditation yoga centres (Dhyaan Yog Kendra). Some prescribe it essential to do mediation for two and a half hours in morning and evening and some dancing on the tune of a film song. When they get tired, then enjoy by lying down in Shavaasana (a dead pose), and then describe sleep to be the final state of meditation. Then where to concentrate / meditate? They say, "concentrate on Trikuti". Where is Trikuti? An ignorant devotee does not know anything. Then he is told to concentrate in the centre of the two eyebrows where the nose ends and the forehead begins. That ignorant devotee endeavours on the path guided by that foolish guru. When nothing is achieved then that gurudev asks, “What did you see?” The devotee says, “Nothing.” Then gurudev says, “Did you hear any sound?” The worshipper says, “Yes, I heard.” Then the Guru says, "What else is there to see; this only is the 'anhad shabad'". Then the Guru says that press the eyelids of both the eyes with fingers. Do you see any light? The devotee says – yes, I do. The Guru then says that this only is the Jyoti Swaroop (effulgent) God.

An ignorant devotee ruins his life with that blind guru. A 'dhyaan yagya' is performed by the practice of meditation, result of which is heaven, worldly enjoyments, and then on the basis of deeds, hell and 84 lakh births. Even the practice of meditation should be so much so that he becomes free from ambiguity (free from vows). Then this is the benefit (will get the fruit of heaven and the worldly enjoyments). Those, who practice meditation for two and a half hours or by dancing around, they do not achieve anything.

Now the readers should themselves contemplate that wishes and desires of pleasures of worldly materials do not end with so much practice of meditation. Without Satnaam and without a Complete Guru, the chronic illness of birth-death of a living being can not end.

The meaning of The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 5 and 6 is that

  • A man is his own enemy if he does evil acts.
  • By doing good deeds he is his own friend i.e. gets his welfare done.
  • On gaining complete knowledge of the Supreme God, by doing worship according to the scriptures, this soul is its own friend; otherwise, is an enemy.

Characteristics of a Yogi | Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6

In The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 7, 8, God is saying that Arjun, a devotee who remains same in hot–cold weather, sorrows–joys, and respect–insult, he is a risen soul; he always remains engrossed in God and for him a stone, earth and gold all are equal. That yogi is said to have attained God.

In The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 9, God states that a person who considers a friend and a foe alike i.e. is unbiased and looks upon those who are hostile and relatives as well as sinners as one. He is a yogi, in reality.

Please ponder: – All these qualities were already present in Arjuna who is saying that God, I will not fight. I consider it better to survive on begged food than causing this carnage. See Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 4 and 6. On one hand, God (Kaal) is asking Arjun ot fight and then says that Arjun, become a yogi.

Please read carefully the characteristics of a yogi in the Verses 7, 8, 9 above. In this it is self-evident that this knowledge is not of God Krishna, rather has been delivered by Kaal (Brahm) whose aim was only to cause harm (murders through battle). At the same time God Kaal is also giving correct knowledge. The characteristics of a yogi (bhakt / devotee) are non-violence and peaceableness, and should be everyone’s well-wisher. But, besides this, he is also inspiring Arjuna to fight. Nobody can follow non-violence or peaceableness in a battle.

Kabir, Kabira khada bazaar mein, sab ki maange khair
Na kaahu se dosti, na kaahu se bair

Please ponder: – It has been advised to practice yog by sitting in a special seat and practicing Hathayoga (forceful discipline) for the purification of the inner-self. Salvation however is not possible. Even if the inner-self is purified and one does not get the correct naam (mantra), then also this way of worship is useless and one will get the benefit of only Dhyaan Yagya.

How is the Inner Soul Purified | What are the Five Yagyas

The inner-self is only purified by performing all the five yagyas. A devotee, who performs the below 5 yagyas becomes polite and also gets the fruits of the yagyas. The 5 yagyas are

  1. Dharm Yagya (meritorious actions),
  2. Dhyaan Yagya (yagya of concentration / sumiran of naam),
  3. Hawan Yagya (lights lamp)
  4. Pranaam Yagya (yagya of prostration) and
  5. Gyaan Yagya (of knowledge),

For example, if you plough a field and make it suitable for sowing (inner-self is purified), and then do not sow the seed; then that prepared ground is useless. Likewise, all sadhna is useless without naam (Satnaam). The fruits of yagyas are like an abandoned ploughed field. Then continue putting manure in it and irrigating it. Grass and bushes will grow there. They do provide some benefit, however if a seed (wheat) is sowed then animal fodder will also be produced and one gets chapattis also i.e. if one has to receive full benefit of the three loks then like what is written in Gita that Arjun, if one performs yagya and chants ‘Om’ naam after taking it from a Complete Guru, then one can attain Mahaswarg/ the great heaven. (If one has to receive full benefit than after sowing the Satnaam-like seed and going to Amarlok, a soul becomes immortal).

Please ponder: – God is telling Arjun that a yogi achieves success in worship by observing Brahmcharya (celibacy). And that also upto heaven. When, actually, Arjun had two wives. One was Subhadra (God Krishna’s sister) and the second, Draupadi. It is evident from this that the knowledge upto Brahm was delivered by Kaal only.

The method of attaining the joy of the benefits of the Supreme God and Information on prohibition of fasts | Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6

Please consider: – It has been clarified in The Bhagavad GitaChapter 6 Verse 16 that yog sadhna is not accomplished by fasting (by those who do not consume food); which means, it has been completely prohibited to keep fasts, and excessive eating is also forbidden. To sleep and remain awakened excessively is also a hinderance in the path of worship of a devotee.

The translation of Verse 20 is that while performing the sadhna (practice of yog) of restraining mind (man) i.e. {(upar mate) i.e. by doing sadhna according to the views based on the scriptures which have been mentioned earlier, the meaning of mat/views is to do scripture-based sadhna after taking spiritual instruction from a Complete Saint and to remain within the bounds of the Guru and remain dependant on one Purna Parmatma with full faith. To become free from lust, anger, greed, attachment and arrogance. This opinion (advice) has been given}, when one becomes steady, in that state, (aatmna) through the knowledge of self, (aatmnaam) seeing i.e. understanding one’s state as a living being, (aatmni) becomes contented in aatmtattav i.e. bhakti of the Purna Parmatma; which means, considers a living being and a soul to be in one state like, the state of ice and water. Because ice is made from water, similarly, a soul only has become a living being; until it is ice, it does not have the qualities of water. Likewise, ice is ice and water is water. If someone says that ice only is water, then he is not correctly informed. If someone says that a living being only is Brahm i.e. is God, he is an ignorant. If water is formed from ice then it will have the qualities of water. Similarly when Brahm will be formed out of a living being, then he will be Brahm i.e. will not remain a living being.

Gist: – It has been stated in The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 16 to 29 that to attain the never ending joy (complete liberation) of the Supreme God, one should properly do worship according to the Holy Scriptures. Find the Complete Guru who shows the path to the Supreme God. Then with sincerity, full faith and with resolute mind, remembering the knowledge of self and the sufferings of a living being, one who does not perform yagya according to the above-mentioned (uparmate) description, he is a sinner-thief. One should perform the yagya also through the Guru in accordance with the ordinances of the scriptures (matparH) based on the views (Matavlambi). The devotion of the Supreme God can give complete liberation (Supreme salvation) and supreme peace. Only a devotee, who correctly understands the state of God and a living being, attains complete liberation. Those living beings who are under the authority of Kaal (Brahm) regard him (Kaal-Brahm) as God. Kaal (Brahm) has full authority over them. Those who are hans (souls) of Sahib Kabir, they are out of Kaal’s control. Therefore, has said that those who worship me, Kaal, they consider me everything and those beings are not away from my vision i.e. I (Kaal) keep a complete watch on them i.e. that worshipper of Kaal, who performs sadhna of Brahm, he remains in the trap of Kaal (Brahm). He who worships the Purna Parmatma (Supreme God), he is out of Kaal’s control. For a devotee who does sadhna, the sadhna is considered successful only if the senses are controlled by mind, otherwise not.


In Holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 33, 34, Arjun is saying that God! Restraining mind is like stopping the flow of wind i.e. is impossible. In The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 35, 36, God is saying that I agree that the mind is restless. It is brought under control with great difficulty. Nevertheless, it can be overpowered by practice of scripture-based sadhna and according to the method mentioned in this The Bhagavad Gita Chapter’s Verse 1 to 9, by Vairagya (asceticism). If the mind is not overpowered then the yogi is a failure i.e. instead of liberation attains hell. Even God Shiv could not overpower mind, who practiced vairagya for 88 thousand years. Then how can an ordinary person and Arjun control mind? Kaal God’s (Jyoti Niranjan) knowledge is correct but the sadhna which he has described is not complete to control the mind. That sadhna has been described by Sahib Kabir Ji who says that whether you live with children or acquire vairagya, but do make a Complete Saint your Guru who gives Satnaam and Saarnaam. Perform scripture-based sadhna, do not behave arbitrarily, then you can become liberated from Kaal’s trap.


Please Ponder: – In Srimad Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 37 to 39, Arjun asks that suppose a devotee (yogi) while doing sadhna becomes unsteady in between, does he then go to hell i.e. does he suffer disaster. In The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 from Verse 40 to 44, God replies that such a person neither remains of this world, nor of the other (Parlok) i.e. is neither of home nor workplace; his life goes in vain. Because, oh dear (Arjun), a person who acts for his deliverance and does not get astray from the path of bhakti, he does not suffer disaster. In The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 40 to 44, there is description of a devotee who has strayed from the path of sadhna. That devotee who has strayed from the path of bhakti remains neither of home nor workplace, i.e. experiences utter destruction. He, after experiencing the sufferings of the 84 lakh births, on the basis of his virtuous deeds, finishing his virtuous deeds in loks like heaven etc, again takes birth in the family of virtuous bhakts; but Arjun such a birth is impossible.

Please ponder, the other translators of Gita Ji themselves give example of a Jadbharat yogi who had strayed from the path of bhakti.


In Srimad bhagwad Sudha Sagar, Skand 5 Chapter 8 page no. 265, there is description of king Rishibhdev’s son, king Jadbharat.

One yogi named Jadbharat was doing sadhna. A female deer (doe/hind) came running with fear from someone and gave birth to a fawn (a young one) in front of him. Jadbharat reared that fawn out of compassion. Then he became so attached to it that one day when that fawn went far away and did not return for 2-3 days, the yogi, Jadbharat, because of attachment gave up food and sleep and fell sick. When that fawn returned then yogi Ji cuddled it and gave it lot of love. When Jadbharat was dying, his attachment (aastha) remained in that fawn. Therefore that Jadbharat yogi, because of going astray from yog, took birth from a doe’s womb, became a fawn and started playing with that fawn only i.e. suffered destruction.

The other translators of Holy Bhagavad Gita expressing their views, have further described that after experiencing the 84 lakh births, that same soul took birth in an upper class family (Brahmins) and after doing bhakti became liberated.

Even if we believe this then also suffered disaster and then who knows whether bhakti will be successful or not? If liberation is possible only by taking birth in upper caste families (Brahmin) then other castes will become devoid of bhakti and liberation.

Important consideration: There is no caste or religion in God’s place. Wherever, a soul endowed with bhakti, is born based on its sanskars, it soon becomes engaged in bhakti. But he, who will become deviated from path, will certainly get the 84 lakh births.

A sadhak born in a Brahmin family, while doing sadhna, kept taking three consecutive births in Brahmin families. In the last moments when he was about to die, a few days prior to that, he became attracted towards the beauty of a girl who was daughter of a leather worker (chamaar). But he consoled his mind and converting his bad thought with god-will, thought that, Oh God, such a beautiful woman may become my mother! Then that sadhak was born in a leather-worker’s house and then after taking naam first of all from Guru Ramanand and then from the Purna (Complete) Guru, Kabir Sahib, attained salvation. That devotee was Sant Ravidas Ji. The readers may kindly decide / contemplate themselves.

The summary of Holy Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 40 to 44 is that a sadhak, who has strayed from the path, is surely for once drawn towards decline under the influence of his deeds even if he keeps endeavouring for yog, and remains devoid of the fruits of Purna Brahm, but after experiencing his sinful deeds and then the sufferings of 84 lakh births, then as a result of the virtuous deeds of various previous births, he attains a human life and takes birth in the family of righteous persons. Then after taking naam from a Purna Guru and doing scripture-based sadhna, he can attain the supreme achievement but such a human life of his is very difficult to attain.


In The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse 45, 46, God is saying that a sadhak who does sadhna of Satyanaam is superior to ascetics and the scholars mentioned in The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 16 to 18 and is also superior to those who act with desires. Therefore, oh Arjun! You may become a Karmyogi (a sadhak of naam).

Please Ponder: Only he can be a yogi who overpowers mind and senses. This is utterly impossible; without an overpowering mind (man), liberation is not possible. Now the readers should themselves contemplate. In The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 6 Verse no. 47, it is said that among all the naam sadhaks also (those who do sadhna of naam,) those who have full faith in me, are the superiormost in my opinion. Because whether one does bhakti of Brahm, or ParBrahm, or of Purna Brahm, it should be done with full faith. Only then can one obtain full benefit of that God. But they are also engrossed in darkness of ignorance i.e. in incomplete sadhna, because Brahm’s (Kaal’s) sadhaks also do not escape from punishment of deeds. Its evidence is also in The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 4 Verse 40, and is also in The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 18 and The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 Verse 29. It is clear in this that among all the devout persons one who (Matanusar) solely, with a true heart, worships me (Brahm), does my bhajan, he is spiritually successful in my opinion i.e. his sadhna is successful. The meaning of matanusar: Abandoning the sadhna of all gods-goddesses and fasts, and also giving up sadhna of the three gunas (Rajgun Brahma, Satgun Vishnu, Tamgun Shiv), to do avyabhicharini (unadulterous) bhakti i.e. to do sadhna entirely of one God with undivided attention is said to be Matavlambi or Matanusar sadhna. Nonetheless, Brahm has referred his sadhna as consisting of darkness of ignorance, because in holy The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Verse 18 he has called his salvation as inferior (Anuttam). Then in holy The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 62 has indicated that if you want to attain the supreme peace in the form of complete salvation and the place Satyalok, then go in the refuge of that Supreme God.

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