The Importance of Faith

The essence of Karm Yog and the philosophy is that one must not hanker for the fruits of actions.
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Date: 6th October 2014

In the previous articles, a lot of stress was laid on the essence of Karm Yog and the philosophy that one must not hanker for the fruits of actions. Shree Krishna has instructed us in many verses that we must keep our minds attached to him while performing our daily chores and duties.

Moving forward, we learn about one of the most important aspects in spirituality which is very essential for our growth – Faith.

In verse 31, chapter 3 of the Bhagavad Gita, Shree Krishna says,

ये मे मतमिदं नित्यमनुतिष्ठन्ति मानवा: |
श्रद्धावन्तोऽनसूयन्तो मुच्यन्ते तेऽपि कर्मभि: ||

ye me matam idaṁ nityam anutiṣhṭhanti mānavāḥ
śhraddhāvanto ’nasūyanto muchyante te ’pi karmabhiḥ

Those who abide by these teachings of mine, with profound faith and free from cavil, are released from the bondage of karma.

Opinions can differ amongst teachers, but the principle is the same. Philosophers and teachers name their opinion as principle, but in the Gita, the Lord has named the principle explained by him as opinion. By his example, he is teaching us humility and cordiality.

Having given the call for action, Shree Krishna now points out the virtues of accepting the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita with faith and following them in one’s life. Our prerogative as humans is to know the truth and then modify our lives accordingly. In this way, our mental fever (of lust, anger, greed, envy, illusion, etc.) gets pacified. In the previous verse, Shree Krishna had clearly explained to Arjun to offer all works to him. But he knows that this statement can cause ridicule from those who have no belief in God and rebuke from those who are envious of him. So, he now emphasizes the need for accepting the teachings with conviction. He says that by faithfully following these teachings one becomes free from the bondage of karma. But what happens to those who are faithless?

ये त्वेतदभ्यसूयन्तो नानुतिष्ठन्ति मे मतम् |
सर्वज्ञानविमूढांस्तान्विद्धि नष्टानचेतस: ||

ye tvetad abhyasūyanto nānutiṣhṭhanti me matam
sarva-jñāna-vimūḍhāns tān viddhi naṣhṭān achetasaḥ

But those who find faults with my teachings, being bereft of knowledge and devoid of discrimination, they disregard these principles and bring about their own ruin.

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Ms Sandhya Das
Ms Sandhya Das
19/04/2015 5:16 pm

Nice explanation by Swami Mukundananda ji about the Importance of Faith. Faith in ourselves and faith in God-This is the secret path to get God’s love.

Ms Sandhya Das
Ms Sandhya Das
31/12/2015 6:24 am

Nice explanation by Swamiji.
Faith becomes a necessary ingredient for accepting the divine teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.. Where there is FAITH, there is LOVE; Where there is LOVE; there is PEACE; Where there is PEACE; there is GOD; Where there is GOD; there is BLISS.

Sabita Satapathy
Sabita Satapathy
29/11/2021 5:59 pm

Shree Krishna has instructed us in many verses of the Bhagvad Gita that we must keep our minds attached to him while performing our daily chores and duties.

Pranita Mathur
Pranita Mathur
30/11/2021 2:13 am

in the Gita, the Lord has by his example, has taught us humility and cordiality.

Pratyush Pradhan
Pratyush Pradhan
30/11/2021 5:35 am

The essence of Karm Yog and the philosophy is that one must not hanker for the fruits of actions.

Dharmendra Pradhan
Dharmendra Pradhan
30/11/2021 6:11 am

we learn about one of the most important aspects in spirituality which is very essential for our growth – Faith.

Lipi Mohanty
Lipi Mohanty
01/12/2021 10:35 pm

Shree Krishna points out the virtues of accepting the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita with faith and following them in one’s life.

LINGARAJ PRADHAN
LINGARAJ PRADHAN
02/12/2021 2:58 pm

Our prerogative as humans is to know the truth and then modify our lives accordingly.

Kakashi Naik
Kakashi Naik
03/12/2021 10:15 am

Shree Krishna had clearly explained to Arjun to offer all works to him.

MANORAMA DAS
MANORAMA DAS
04/12/2021 2:26 pm

Shree Krishan explains those who find faults with my teachings, being bereft of knowledge and devoid of discrimination, they disregard these principles and bring about their own ruin.

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07/12/2021 12:45 am

Faith

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snehalata.pari@gmail.com
07/12/2021 7:22 am

Shree Krishna emphasizes the need for accepting the teachings with conviction. He says that by faithfully following these teachings one becomes free from the bondage of karma.

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SUBRAT PANDA
SUBRAT PANDA
09/12/2021 5:32 pm

If we keep our minds attached to Shree Krishna and offer him our work we can free ourselves from the bondage of Karma.

Padmanav Kumar
Padmanav Kumar
11/12/2021 2:02 am

We must accept the teachings given in the Bhagvad Gita with utmost conviction if we wish to lead a purposeful life.

Khira sindhu
Khira sindhu
11/12/2021 2:11 am

The parameter of growth in spirituality is faith.

SRINIBASHA PRADHAN
SRINIBASHA PRADHAN
11/12/2021 2:14 am

Our prerogative as humans is to know the truth and modify our lives accordingly.

Prakash Sharma
Prakash Sharma
11/12/2021 2:19 am

Shree Krishna emphasizes the need for accepting the teachings with conviction. He says that by faithfully following these teachings one becomes free from the bondage of karma.

Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
17/12/2021 7:07 am

The most important aspects in spirituality which is very essential for our growth is Faith.

santosh Taneja
santosh Taneja
18/12/2021 5:14 am

Those who are bereft of knowledge ,find faults with God’s teachings.

Gayatri Panda
Gayatri Panda
18/12/2021 6:34 pm

One must not hanker for the fruits of actions.

sudhanalini sarangi
sudhanalini sarangi
20/12/2021 5:21 pm

we must accept the teachings of Bhagvad Gita with faith and follow them in our life.

PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA
PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA
20/12/2021 7:09 pm

We should offer all our actions to Lord Krishna.

Surbhi Joshi
Surbhi Joshi
21/12/2021 4:16 pm

Having faith in God will lead us to our ultimate goal

Sushree Sangita Sarangi
Sushree Sangita Sarangi
22/12/2021 11:02 pm

we must accept the teachings of Shri Krishna with conviction.

Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
23/12/2021 5:13 pm

Those who disregard God’s teachings bring about their own ruin.

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