The senses show the differenceMatrasparshastu Kauntheya Sheetoshna Sukhaduhkhada
Aagamapayino Nithyaha Tamstitikshasva Bharata
Krishna addresses Arjuna as Kaunteya, son of Kunti and Bharata, the jewel of the Bharata race and reminds himj of a philosophy of life that behoves a king. He says that when the five senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing get into contact with external objects, there arise sensations such as heat and cold, pleasure and pain. Such changes are temporary and come and go, bear with them patiently, he tells Arjuna.
Krishna's words of advice to Arjuna is a much needed philosophy in the present day world where we come into contact with different sensations that sometimes please and at other times hurt. Situations sometimes please and at other times hurt. Situations and people may sometime be pleasant and sometimes unpleasant. They are however temporar and one has to cultivate the quality of forbearance.
- Swahilya Shambhavi.
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