Saturday, April 13, 2013

thank you!

Verse 2.57: In the material world, one who is unaffected by whatever good or evil he may obtain, neither praising it nor despising it, is firmly fixed in perfect knowledge.

Role models are so important to have. They give us a sense of hope, inspiration and comfort. My role models are the incredible bhakti mentors that I am blessed to have in my life who are genuinely "unaffected by whatever good or evil they encounter."

They showed me how the practice of yoga isn't about artificially repressing your feelings or trying to ignore your emotions. That's what I used to think not being effected by good or bad meant. It's about operating on a level of gratitude and love.

Why do I mention this? Because those mentors and the Gita have given me the encouragement, strength and inspiration to delve deeper in my own journey of self-discovery. Also, because today marks the 100th post I've written on the Gita. As someone who has started many things and have stopped due to lack of time, lack of inspiration and numerous other excuses, this is a huge! That's why it's so important for me to honour and give thanks to those persons who have made it possible.

Any writing or reflections that have been shared (and will continue to be shared) on this blog is a direct result of blessings and guidance. So I would like to thank you, my dear readers for coming along this journey with me so far. I'm so excited to continue this journey with you! I would also like to thank my parents, well-wishers, spiritual mentors and friends for all their support and loving feedback.

And most of all, I would like to thank Krsna. Thank you for giving us the Gita so that we can truly understand who we really are and giving us the process by which we can realize it; a process that is so practical, relevant, timeless and beautiful.


  1. I've really enjoyed reading your reflections on the verses found in the Gita and am looking forward to at least 100 more posts! How blessed you are to have such amazing mentors and inspiring people who encourage and help guide you spiritually.

    I was really intrigued when you wrote:

    "That's what I used to think not being effected by good or bad meant. It's about operating on a level of gratitude and love."

    That is a truth worth contemplating today. Thank you. I always learn something new when I visit your blog and leave feeling more encouraged. <3

    1. Thank you so much Jessica. Please know that you are definitely in my ever-growing list of inspiring people.

      My contemplation for today is that we all need each other for support, encouragement and inspiration on this path of bhakti and to always remember to be grateful and never take it for granted.

      Hope you have an incredible day! <3

  2. I think that's a great contemplation to have! The benefits are too numerous to say as to the value and impact that association can mutually provide those who aspire to and follow the path of bhakti yoga. I agree that it should never be taken for granted! I feel very fortunate to know the few devotees, you being one of them, that I have been blessed to encounter and experience association with.