When we understand the mechanism of the mind and body we shall come across consciousness as the eternal witness. This seeing is "realising". When such realisation dawns, it heralds freedom from the pain of birth and death. Unless there is this deep realisation, the body, mind and soul shall behave as one unit giving rise to the illusions of joy, sorrow and transmigration.
The Gita needs to be revered at all times. It represents the vast expanse of all Vedic teachings condensed into 700 verses that have fathomed the length and breath of life, as a process. Many times, because of prior influence of other good scriptures, a person may tend to compare the Gita with them and may unknowingly misinterpret or miscalculate the deeper intentions of the Gita. It becomes vital for a man of intelligence to deliberate on the Gita more deeply, with a purified mind before jumping to conclusions.
To understand Sanatana Dharma well, it becomes important to understand the pillars of the Dharma which are the various philosophies that drive faith within the Dharma. The ontological viewpoint of the Dharma were well-defined by the Acharyas such as Adi Shankara, Sri Ramanujacharya, Sri Madhvacharya, Sri Vallabhacharya , Sri Nimbarkacharya and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Without understanding the basic philosophies as established by the Acharyas, the Dharma is least explored.
Lord Rama is God in human form. But very few people know the significance of His Bow in the modern context. The appearance of the Lord and the disposition of His bow has a deep significance and understanding this can help us take a peek into the nature of the world of individuals.
Samskaras, are our mental impressions. These impressions dictate the quality of our life. Man is a machine in many ways. Our habits form tendencies and that automates us in many ways. Our habits dictate our lives and most times, our reactions depend on the habits that we have formed. Looking at the science of Samskaras can be an interesting journey towards understanding our own selves much better.
The Ramayana and the Mahabharatha are beacons for the world. Unless one imbibes the principles and value systems enjoined in these works of wonder, it is impossible to dream of perfection. Perfection in man, simply means to perfect oneself in Truth , in character and Moral values. The Framework of Sanatana Dharma stands on the two pillars of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata and cemented by the mortar of the Bhagavad Gita.
The Gita is a scripture that every follower of Sanatana Dharma swears by. It is the summum bonum of creation and divine edict. It is the originator of all philosophies of the world. Life itself is a mere reflection of this great scripture. To seek the Gita, is to become capable of solving the mystery of life.
Life of sages, is incomprehensible for most people. However a person who is committed to sadhana or spiritual discipline, shall be able to find meaning in the lives of great sages. the Gita Press was the house of three such sages, who have been able to keep the light of Dharma glowing, even in this dark age. Understanding and appreciating the life of such sages is an essential part of spiritual practice.