Friday, June 10, 2016

Shree Krishna's Ten major promises in Shreemad Bhagavad Gita : Part One

In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord ​Shree Krishna ​reassures His devotees several times, encouraging them to continue to keep walking on the path of bhakti.
  • ​Those who absorb the essence of these encouraging words of God would never leave the path of Krishna bhakti!
  • These ​words provide guidelines to neophytes on bhakti path.
  • They ​also ​help to accelerate those wh​o, after the start, have somewhere slowed down on their journey.
  • They help maintain the speed of those who are speedily progressing toward their goal.
Following are the ten promises from Lord Krishna.

1. यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत |
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ||

yadā yadā hi dharmasya glānir bhavati bhārata
abhyutthānam adharmasya tadātmānaṁ sṛijāmyaham

BG 4.7: Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an increase in unrighteousness, O Arjun, at that time I manifest myself on earth.

2.परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् |
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ||

paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ vināśhāya cha duṣhkṛitām
dharma-sansthāpanārthāya sambhavāmi yuge yuge

BG 4.8: To protect the righteous, to annihilate the wicked, and to reestablish the principles of dharma I appear on this earth, age after age.

3.ये यथा मां प्रपद्यन्ते तांस्तथैव भजाम्यहम् |
मम वर्त्मानुवर्तन्ते मनुष्या: पार्थ सर्वश: ||

ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāns tathaiva bhajāmyaham
mama vartmānuvartante manuṣhyāḥ pārtha sarvaśhaḥ

BG 4.11: In whatever way people surrender unto me, I reciprocate with them accordingly. Everyone follows my path, knowingly or unknowingly, O son of Pritha.

4.दैवी ह्येषा गुणमयी मम माया दुरत्यया |
मामेव ये प्रपद्यन्ते मायामेतां तरन्ति ते ||

daivī hyeṣhā guṇa-mayī mama māyā duratyayā
mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti te

BG 7.14: My divine energy Maya, consisting of the three modes of nature, is very difficult to overcome. But those who surrender unto me cross over it easily.

5.अनन्याश्चिन्तयन्तो मां ये जना: पर्युपासते |
तेषां नित्याभियुक्तानां योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम् ||

ananyāśh chintayanto māṁ ye janāḥ paryupāsate
teṣhāṁ nityābhiyuktānāṁ yoga-kṣhemaṁ vahāmyaham

BG 9.22: There are those who always think of me and engage in exclusive devotion to me. To them, whose minds are always absorbed in me, I provide what they lack and preserve what they already possess.

(To be concluded in the next post)


  1. Educate young minds in the knowledge of Vedic wisdom, to lead a virtuous life.

  2. One who is walking on the path of bhakti , should not afraid of anything.God takes care of those who are surrender to him.

  3. Lord Krishna promises..Good vedic knowledge for children and very well explained :)

  4. These verses are precious and very inspiring for little children. Learning Bhagavad gita at a very young young age will help them to cultivate hope and confidence in devotion.

  5. I find the last verse mentioned above (BG 9.22) the most important one song these 5 verses.

  6. I find the last verse (BG 9.22) as the most important one among these 5 verses.