God Awareness and Professional Excellence – The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18 Verse 78
यत्र योगेश्वर: कृष्णो यत्र पार्थो धनुर्धर: |
तत्र श्रीर्विजयो भूतिध्रुवा नीतिर्मतिर्मम || 78||
yatra yogeshvaraḥ krishno yatra partho dhanur-dharah
tatra shrir vijayo bhutir dhruva nitir matir mama
The general meaning is, where ever there is combined association of the Lord of Yoga, Krishna, and the wielder of the bow, Arjuna, there has to be prosperity and good fortune, victory and glory, growth, confident and steady policy. Sanjaya declares that, this is his considered and firm opinion.
The significant inner meaning has an all time message for the human race. In modern times, forced duties, worry, anxiety, tension, fear, confusion and psychosomatic diseases rule. This message is like a panacea, a sure prevention and cure for all these suffering. Krishna stands for the Immortal Inner Self, God or Ista Deva or Paramaatmaa or the Divine. Arjuna stands for the individual self, the person with professional excellence. When professional excellence is associated with God awareness (yoga), the combination is invincible, the state of blessedness, beyond fear, worry, anxiety, tension and stress. The individual weakness born of ignorance of the inner immortal self, is banished.