Wisdom Quotes


It’s not how many years you’ve lived in your life, but how much life you’ve lived in your years.

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. (Abraham Lincoln)

It’s better to find the source of a problem and being unable to fix it than it is to fix the problem without knowing its source.
It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settling a question without debating it. (Joseph Joubert)

अध्याय-12-श्रीमद-भगवद-गीता – The Gita in Hindi



Adhyay -12 – Shloka -12

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To gain spiritual knowledge is better than to practise Yoga; Meditation is better than Knowledge, abandoning the fruit of action is better than meditation because peace immediately follows the abandoning of the fruits of action.

मर्म को न जान कर किये हुए अभ्यास से ज्ञान श्रेष्ट है, ज्ञान से मुझ परमेश्वर के स्वरूप का ध्यान श्रेष्ट है और ध्यान से भी सब कर्मो के फल का त्याग श्रेष्ट है ; क्योंकि त्याग से तत्काल ही परम शान्ति होती है ।। १२ ।।

श्रीमद भगवद गीता | Shrimad Bhagavad Gita


श्लोक |Shlokas

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  • 11-20

अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 1 (अर्जुन उवाच)

एवम्, सततयुक्ताः, ये, भक्ताः, त्वाम्, पर्युपासते,
ये, च, अपि, अक्षरम्, अव्यक्तम्, तेषाम्, के, योगवित्तमाः।।1।।

अनुवाद: (ये) जो (भक्ताः) भक्तजन (एवम्) पूर्र्वोंक्त प्रकारसे (सततयुक्ताः) निरंन्तर आपके भजन-ध्यानमें लगे रहकर (त्वाम्) आप (च) और (ये) दूसरे जो केवल (अक्षरम्) अविनाशी सच्चिदानन्दघन (अव्यक्तम्) अदृश को (अपि) भी (पर्युपासते) अतिश्रेष्ठ भावसे भजते हैं (तेषाम्) उन दोनों प्रकारके उपासकोंमें (योगवित्तमाः) अति उत्तम योगवेता अर्थात् यथार्थ रूप से भक्ति विधि को जानने वाला(के) कौन हैं?(1)

अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 2 (भगवान उवाच)

मयि, आवेश्य, मनः, ये, माम्, नित्ययुक्ताः, उपासते,
श्रद्धया, परया, उपेताः, ते, मे, युक्ततमाः, मताः।।2।।

अनुवाद: (मयि) मुझमें (मनः) मनको (आवेश्य) एकाग्र करके (नित्ययुक्ताः) निरन्तर मेरे भजन ध्यानमें लगे हुए (ये) जो भक्तजन (परया) अतिशय श्रेष्ठ (श्रद्धया) श्रद्धासे (उपेताः) युक्त होकर (माम्) मुझे (उपासते) भजते हैं, (ते) वे (मे) मुझको (युक्ततमाः) साधकों में अति उत्तम (मताः) मान्य है ये मेरे विचार हैं। (2)

अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 3- 4

ये, तु, अक्षरम्, अनिर्देश्यम्, अव्यक्तम्, पर्युपासते,
सर्वत्रागम्, अचिन्त्यम्, च, कूटस्थम्, अचलम्, ध्रुवम्।।3।।

सन्नियम्य, इन्द्रियग्रामम्, सर्वत्रा, समबुद्धयः,
ते, प्राप्नुवन्ति, माम्, एव, सर्वभूतहिते, रताः।।4।।

अनुवाद: (तु) परंतु (ये) जो (इन्द्रियग्रामम्) इन्द्रियोंके समुदायको (सन्नियम्य) भली प्रकारसे वशमें करके (अचिन्त्यम्) मन-बुद्धिसे परे, अर्थात् तत्वज्ञान के अभाव से (सर्वत्रागम्) सर्वव्यापी (च) और (कूटस्थम्) सदा एकरस रहनेवाले (ध्रुवम्) नित्य (अचलम्) अचल (अव्यक्तम्) अदृश (अक्षरम्) अविनाशी परमात्मा को (अनिर्देश्यम्) शास्त्रों के निर्देश के विपरीत अर्थात् शास्त्राविधि त्यागकर (पर्युपासते) निरंतर एकीभावसे ध्यान करते हुए भजते हैं (ते) वे (सर्वभूतहिते) सम्पूर्ण भूतोंके हितमें (रताः) रत और (सर्वत्रा) सबमें (समबुद्धयः) समानभाववाले योगी (माम्) मुझको (एव) ही (प्राप्नुवन्ति) प्राप्त होते हैं। (4)

अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 5

क्लेशः, अधिकतरः, तेषाम्, अव्यक्तासक्तचेतसाम्,
अव्यक्ता, हि, गतिः, दुःखम्, देहवद्भिः, अवाप्यते।।5।।

अनुवाद: (तेषाम्) उन (अव्यक्तासक्तचेतसाम्) अदृश ब्रह्ममंे आसक्तचित्तवाले पुरुषोंके साधनमें (क्लेशः) वाद-विवाद रूपी क्लेश अर्थात् कष्ट (अधिकतरः) विशेष है (हि) क्योंकि (देहवद्भिः) देहाभिमानियों के द्वारा (अव्यक्ता) अव्यक्तविषयक (गतिः) गति (दुःखम्) दुःखपूर्वक (अवाप्यते) प्राप्त की जाती है। (5)

विशेष:– इस श्लोक 5 में क्लेश अर्थात् कष्ट का भार्वाथ है कि पूर्ण परमात्मा की साधना मन के आनन्द से विपरित चल कर की जाती है। मन चाहता है शराब पीना, तम्बाखु पीना, मांस खाना, नाचना, गाना आदि इन को त्यागना ही क्लेश कहा है। परमेश्वर की भक्ति विधि का यथार्थ ज्ञान न होने के कारण आपस में वाद-विवाद करके दुःखी रहते हैं। एक दूसरे से अपने ज्ञान को श्रेष्ठ मानकर अन्य से इर्षा करते है जिस कारण से क्लेश होता है।

अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 6

ये, तु, सर्वाणि, कर्माणि, मयि, सóयस्य, मत्पराः,
अनन्येन, एव, योगेन, माम्, ध्यायन्तः, उपासते।।6।।

अनुवाद: (तु) परंतु (ये) जो (मत्पराः) मतावलम्बी मेरे परायण रहनेवाले भक्तजन (सर्वाणि) सम्पूर्ण (कर्माणि) कर्मोंको (मयि) मुझमें (सóयस्य) अर्पण करके (माम्) मुझ सगुणरूप परमेश्वरको (एव) ही (अनन्येन) अनन्य (योगेन) भक्तियोगसे (ध्यायन्तः) निरन्तर चिन्तन करते हुए (उपासते) भजते हैं। (6)

अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 7

तेषाम्, अहम्, समुद्धत्र्ता, मृत्युसंसारसागरात्,
भवामि, नचिरात्, पार्थ, मयि, आवेशितचेतसाम्।।7।।

अनुवाद: (पार्थ) हे अर्जुन! (तेषाम्) उन (मयि) मुझमें (आवेशितचेतसाम्) चित्त लगानेवाले प्रेमी भक्तोंका (अहम्) मैं (नचिरात्) शीघ्र ही (मृत्युसंसारसागरात्) मृत्युरूप संसारसमुद्रसे (समुद्धत्र्ता) उद्धार करनेवाला (भवामि) होता हूँ। (7)

अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 8

मयि, एव, मनः, आधत्स्व, मयि, बुद्धिम् निवेशय,
निवसिष्यसि, मयि, एव, अतः, ऊध्र्वम्, न, संशयः।।8।।

अनुवाद: (मयि) मुझमें (मनः) मनको (आधत्स्व) लगा और (मयि) मुझमें (एव) ही (बुद्धिम्) बुद्धिको (निवेशय) लगा (अतः) इसके (ऊध्र्वम्) उपरान्त तू (मयि) मुझमें (एव) ही (निवसिष्यसि) निवास करेगा इसमें कुछ भी (संशयः) संश्य (न) नहीं है। (8)

अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 9

अथ, चित्तम्, समाधातुम्, न, शक्नोषि, मयि, स्थिरम्,
अभ्यासयोगेन, ततः, माम्, इच्छ, आप्तुम्, धन×जय।। 9।।

अनुवाद: (अथ) यदि तू (चित्तम्) मनको (मयि) मुझमें (स्थिरम्) अचल (समाधातुम्) स्थापन करनेके लिये (न, शक्नोषि) समर्थ नहीं है (ततः) तो (धन×जय) हे अर्जुन! (अभ्यासयोगेन) अभ्यासरूप योगके द्वारा (माम्) मुझको (आप्तुम्) प्राप्त होनेके लिए (इच्छ) इच्छा कर। (9)

अध्याय 12 का श्लोक 10

अभ्यासे, अपि, असमर्थः, असि, मत्कर्मपरमः, भव,
मदर्थम्, अपि, कर्माणि, कुर्वन्, सिद्धिम्, अवाप्स्यसि।।10।।

अनुवाद: (अभ्यासे) अभ्यासमें (अपि) भी (असमर्थः) असमर्थ (असि) है तो केवल (मत्कर्मपरमः) मेरे प्रति शास्त्रानुकूल शुभ कर्म करने वाला (भव) हो (मदर्थम्) मेरे लिए (कर्माणि) कर्मोंको (कुर्वन्) करता हुआ (अपि) भी (सिद्धिम्) सिद्धि अर्थात् उद्देश्यको (अवाप्स्यसि) प्राप्त होगा। (10)

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United Kingdom: U.K. Regulator Seeks to Expand Financial Crime Reporting Requirements to More Companies
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Mexico: Mexican president forges crucible for corruption fight, eyeing key vote
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Gearing up for a key election next year, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has wielded corruption as both a stick with which to beat political adversaries, and a lightning rod to deflect criticism from his record in office. Now, videos of his brother receiving cash from a political ally
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Thailand: Money trail points to bribery in mine dispute
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An inquiry panel looking into kickback allegations involving an Australia-based gold mining firm and Thai state officials has found documents that might prove the company had paid bribes to the officials, according to graftbuster Supa Piyajitti. Ms Supa, a member of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), said the panel has
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South Africa: South Africa’s ex-leader Zuma, accused of graft, hits out at successor
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South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, facing trial for graft, lashed out at his successor Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday, accusing him of betraying the ruling African National Congress (ANC) with his stance against corruption. In an unprecedented attack, Zuma, whose decade in power was marked by multiple corruption scandals that
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Wisdom Quotes


Wisdom is the sum of all you learned in school and haven’t forgotten to this day.

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. (Albert Einstein)

All roads lead you to your destination if you don’t know where you’re going.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there. (Lewis Carroll)

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1-Sentence-Summary: From Here To Financial Happiness is your guide to having a healthier relationship with money and shows you how looking to the future to prepare for what’s ahead can make you a lot less stressed about your financial life.

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From Here To Financial Happiness Summary

On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best, how would you rate your financial stability? Is it a six or seven? Or do you, like most people, find yourself down around a three or four?

Face it, you’d love to feel more in charge of your money. And you’re almost certainly thinking about how nice it would be to make more of it. Sadly, though, the actual thought of attaining financial freedom seems like a longshot.

The truth is, although it takes a lot of learning and work, reaching your money dreams is entirely possible. And in many ways, it’s even easier thank you might be thinking. 

All you have to do is find a guide to get you started and in no time you’ll be finding out why it’s actually not so bad. That’s where Jonathan Clements’ From Here to Financial Happiness: Enrich Your Life in Just 77 Days will come in handy.

It will teach you all about utilizing compound interest to make more money faster, planning ahead, why insurance isn’t always required, and much more.

Here are 3 of the most helpful financial lessons from this book:

  1. You need to financially prepare for unexpected setbacks, like losing your job.
  2. Because of evolution, you’re less likely to plan and more likely to overindulge, but you can overcome this by thinking ahead.
  3. Lowering your expenses helps your wallet and your health.

Are you ready to finally take charge of your relationship with money? Let’s dive right in!If you want to save this summary for later, download the free PDF and read it whenever you want.

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Lesson 1: Unexpected setbacks are inevitable, so prepare financially for them.

When COVID-19 lockdowns started in March of 2020, my Fitbit showed that my resting heart-rate spiked. All of the monetary worries I was having were showing in real-time! And I wasn’t the only one with financial stresses 

Money trouble is one of the biggest anxieties for almost everybody. But if you plan ahead with an emergency fund, you can say goodbye to those worries and their negative effects on your health.

Strive to have three to six months of living expenses saved somewhere that’s difficult to access. That might be a savings account or secure investments.

The biggest setback this is to prepare you for is in case you lose your job. You can usually sacrifice a few things in your monthly budget to replace a broken washing machine or fix your car. But unemployment takes away that budget entirely. 

I lost my job in 2019 and I remember how stressful it was to make sure we’d stay afloat. Luckily I had a growing side hustle, but I quickly learned my lesson and now have savings in the bank at all times.

To get started with your emergency fund, look at your monthly living expenses and multiply by three or six to know how much you need. Then put that money into a savings fund and have your checking account automatically make deposits to it.

Lesson 2: Overindulgence and lack of planning are evolutionarily ingrained into you, but you’ll beat this by thinking ahead.

Can you imagine if you had to labor for hours over every little decision? Luckily we don’t have to deal with this exhausting possibility because we’ve evolved the power of instinct.

While this power makes it easier to choose quickly, it sometimes hurts our finances. 

Think about how, for example, our ancient ancestors had to search for food at every chance they could. They had to work hard in a time when it was difficult for them to find nourishment and shelter. 

Our minds still work the same way, but this tends to make us overindulge and not think ahead very well. Valuing hard work with unrestrained optimism that it always leads to success makes it hard to plan and work smart.

This is why some people get excited about a new business idea only to see it fail due to poor planning.

Instead, look ahead at where your current financial situation is taking you. Make sure you’re well aware of your current expenses. Calculate your fixed monthly expenses like your mortgage. Don’t let them be more than 50% of your total pre-tax income.

Add that number to your monthly taxes and savings to get an even better picture of where you are. Also, check that at least 12% of your money goes to retirement.

Once you subtract all of that from your income before taxes, you know how much you can spend on hobbies and fun.

It might be easy to start a book like this thinking that you’ll get the secret to making millions overnight. The reality is, such a secret doesn’t even exist! 

Lesson 3: Your health and financial situation will improve if you lower your expenses.

Becoming happy with your finances is actually kind of a simple process when you look at it more closely. All you have to do is learn the right habits and implement them in your life. 

One of those habits is frugality, which is the ability to spend less than you earn and less than you need to. This might mean reducing your internet bill, or not buying the latest phone model. 

These actions aren’t all that exciting, and may be difficult, but as Dave Ramsey says:

“If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.”

If you think about it, you really don’t need those luxuries that everybody else indulges in. It’s what keeps them poor! When you instead intentionally purchase only what you need to, you set yourself up for reaping the rewards of financial success.

Doing this also benefits your health. For one, it reduces the anxiety that comes from living paycheck to paycheck. But what’s more, most unhealthy expenses are also bad for your body, too. Smoking, drinking, and gambling all take away vitality and money.

Adding up how much your bad habits cost you just might be the incentive you need to kick them forever!

From Here To Financial Happiness Review

I usually love reading financial books but I’ll be honest, From Here To Financial Happiness wasn’t my favorite. My least favorite part was when it mentioned that retirement isn’t optional because I completely disagree, retirement is really bad for you and we need to change this societal norm! However, there were still a few great insights that those who are new to financial happiness will find beneficial.

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Who would I recommend the From Here To Financial Happiness summary to?

The 55-year-old who is considering buying a brand new car but doesn’t realize it’s a waste of money, the 28-year-old couple that’s constantly overspending, and anyone that could really use a boost in their financial literacy.

The post From Here To Financial Happiness Summary appeared first on Four Minute Books.Keep learning,
-Nik

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Did you know…

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:


Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Too often, we carry around those things from our past that hurt us the most. Don’t let past pain rob you of your present happiness. You had to live through it in the past, and that cannot be changed, but if the only place it lives today is in your mind, then forgive, let go, and be free.”

— Doe Zantamata

word of the day


WORD OF THE DAY
Gadzooksgad-ZOOKSPart of speech: exclamationOrigin: English, late 17th century
1An exclamation of surprise or annoyance.
 
Examples of Gadzooks in a sentence “Gadzooks! This coffee is hot!” “I was just walking down the street, and gadzooks, it starting pouring!”

Desires


Open your heart by weeding out all desires and by harboring only one longing—the longing for union with the Ultimate Reality. That Ultimate Reality is not to be sought in the changing things of external environment, but in one’s own being.-

——AVATAR MEHER BABA[GEMS FROM THE DISCOURSES OF MEHER BABA By Meher Baba. An Avatar Meher Baba Trust eBook June 2011. Copyright © 1945 by Circle Productions, Inc. (a New York Corporation), Copyright © Adi K. Irani, 1967 Copyright © 2007, Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India.]