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Bhagwad Gita Slokas 2.64 & 2.65 (Parisamvad)

Bhagwad Gita Transcribed from Parisamvad at The Yoga Institute.

Chapter 2, Sloka 64 & 65

But the self-controoled man, moving among objects, with his sense under restraint and free from both attraction and repulsion, attains peace.

In that peace all pains are destroyed; for the intellect of the tranquil-minded soon becomes steady.

"Maintaining a stable state of mind is an important thing in ancient literature. Same thing is in the Gita, Upanishads and in Yoga also. We don’t follow this and indulge in all kinds of feelings and cause disturbances. In that disturbed condition, real thinking doesn’t happen and that leads to problems. Getting angry, getting confused – these are dangerous things, but we don’t see any harm  in them

If one is sincerely interested in leading a better life then anger will be an important point. We don’t get free from anger because we have lot of intelligence; we believe certain things to be right and react. This is a simple statement, but very hard to believe or follow. Just reading will not help; we have to integrate it into our mind and have full faith in it – it may take a number of years. 

There are a few people who have this attitude from childhood and in the end they can do things peacefully and with understanding. These things are rare and to find such persons is also difficult. We get angry on petty things and feel sad. If we want to overcome all this then right from the beginning, we should observe the small small things, face them and not react. 

We have a lot of reasons not to follow all this - "If I don’t get angry, people will exploit me." To have control on the mind, and to keep the mind at peace in any circumstance is not our goal. We have to make small beginnings. If anything happens at home, don’t react immediately. Observe, understand and peacefully express. We have to train ourselves. When we burst out a lot and people tell us about it, then we start thinking. This habit doesn’t stop, because we don’t consider it to be wrong. We listen, but we don’t decide not to get angry and in small small things. We have to maintain our peace of mind. No sooner we go out of Institute, something will happen and we will get angry and this will continue. It’s not for a little while, it continues for the whole day. Unless we decide that we have to stop these habits and cultivate the positive habits, there will not be a change."

"We have all the reasons to get attached to someone, to hate someone. The  more we are with someone, we get attached. It is a natural phenomenon, but we are supposed to have full control. How to control the senses? Awareness that these things are harmful and not required. When you have a dog in the house, you have to have full control on him. Same with our emotions. Express your love, show your disagreement and gradually a stage should come when nothing disturbs you. Whenever we are suffering we should know we are suffering because of attachment, because of hatred and don’t blame others for our suffering. We have to work on ourself."

About Parisamvad

On every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, The Yoga Institute, Santacruz holds Parisamvad  sessions - Free interactive sessions that are open to all. These session begin at 7:20 am and end around 7:45 am. 

The Tuesday Parisamvad is dedicated to explanation of the the Bhagwad Gita by our esteemed Gurus, Dr. Jayadeva and Smt. Hansaji.

All are welcome to attend.

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