Learning from the Great Bhaktas: Dedication to the Bhagavad Gita

In a certain village lived a man by the name of Jara. Due to his past karma, Jara was born in a very wealthy family. But he was wicked and very selfish. Even though he had gotten a good education, his mind was greedy and he always wanted more and more. He would pray to get more material things. Whatever he would do would be for his own personal and he amassed lots of money.

There were some thieves who were observing him so they could steal all his wealth. So, one fine night, they came in his house and killed him, stabbed him to death. Jara died but his soul had terrible pain, his soul was not free. Jara had a son called Mada. Mada was not in the village when his father died. When he came back, he saw his dead father. He was so sad, he started crying, and lamenting. With a heavy heart, he performed all the religious rites for the peace of his deceased father. But his father’s soul didn’t have peace. He would come in Mada’s dreams. Mada would always dream that his father was crying, and in a terrible state, dark! He was always asking for help. So Mada wondered, “I did all the ceremonies for you, to save you, to free you. Why are you not free? What is your problem?”

“Listen, let’s meditate and read the Shreemad Bhagavad Gita. Let’s read what Lord Krishna says about how one has to live life in surrender.” So they read and meditated on this chapter every day for 21 days.

After the twenty-first day, there was a bright light in the house. The son saw his father’s soul beaming with light, radiating light and he was shocked and said, “Father, what has happened to you? I saw you in my dream, you were always terrible and now you are shining with light!” The soul of the father said, “Yes, my child. Reading and meditating on this chapter which Lord Krishna has given, has freed me from all the sins which I did in this life. But I request one thing. In this life, I did not do anything good, so I want you to do one thing for me: carry on reading this chapter to free all your ancestors from Hell!” Mada had this vision of his father and was overtaken with so much love, he felt free inside of himself and said, “Yes, father! I will fulfil your request, I promise you!”’

‘He knew that this had happened due to the mercy, the compassion and the Love, that the Lord has in His Heart for all humans, for each soul. This punya had not only released Mada’s ancestors from Hell: when his ancestors were transformed and became sinless, it also helped all the other souls – the sins of all the other souls were erased. Here Krishna says to Arjuna, “When you do your action as a sacrifice, you become a blessing to everyone!” When you are completely surrendered to the Divine, you are a blessing to humanity! You are a blessing for everyone around you! Through that, you also become a salvation for other people. You become an instrument of God.’

Excerpt from Shreemad Bhagavad Gita: The Song of Love, 2019


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