Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bhagavad Gita - II: 58

Draw in like a tortoise

Yada samharate Chayam Kurmonganeeva Sarvashaha|
Indriyaneendriyarthebhyaha Tasya Pragnya Pratishtitha||

Just as a tortoise draws all parts of its body into the shell in times of danger, if a human being is able to withdraw his sense organs of smell, touch, taste, sight and hearing and the sense organs of action - hands, feet, speech, reproduction and excretion at times when they are not needed to be used, such a person becomes rooted in consciousness. - Swahilya Shambhavi

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bhagavad Gita - II - 57

Rooted in consciousness

Yahsarvatraanabhisnehaha Tattathprapya Shubhashubham|
Nabhinandati Nadweshti Tasya Pragnya Pratishthitha||

One who does not rest his affections everywhere and in every person or thing, the one who does not feel overjoyed while attaining to the pleasant and auspicious and does not express hate in encountering the unpleasant or inauspicious experiences, that person's intellect is well rooted in awareness. - Swahilya Shambhavi.