Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bhagavad Gita - II - 64

The Prasada Buddhi

Raga Dwesha Viyuktaistu Vishayan Indriyaischaran|
Atmavashyair Vidheyathma Prasadham Adhi Gacchati||

When the person who moves about in this world following the path of the sense organs, however is free from attachment and hatred, is rooted in the self alone, attains to that state of mind which is rooted in grace. For such a person, everything that comes to him in life - whether it is a person, a relationship, an event or a situation is the Prasada of the Lord. When we receive prasada at a temple or at a satsang, we are not expected to question the taste, ask for more or comment on the less sugar or more salt etc. We receive prasada as it is and just consume it, probably sharing with those who haven't received.
Likewise, for a person who neither seeks nor shuns, everything that happens is Ishwara Prasada. - Swahilya Shambhavi.