Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bhagavad Gita - II - 68

Senses drawn inward

Tasmad Yasya Mahabaho Nigrihitani Sarvashaha|
Indriyanindriyarthebhyaha Tasya Prajna Pratishtitha||

Having mentioned in the earlier verse about how the mind goes to where the senses go, Sri Krishna says that he is a man who has his intellect firmly rooted in the truth, who has all his senses drawn and is in full charge of them. - SS.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Bhagavad Gita - II - 67

As if pushed by the winds

Indriyanam Hi Charatam Yanmanonuvidheeyate|
Tadasya Harati Prajnam Vayurnavam Ivambhasi||

When the senses - eyes. ears. nose, taste and touch go in search of objects that they are attracted to - ears towards sounds that it likes to hear, taste towards objects of one's like, eyes to where it wants to see, nose to smells that please and touch to objects that are soft, hard or cozy, the mind helplessly follows in that direction as the winds push the ship around in an ocean. - SS