Friday, October 18, 2013

Bhagavad Gita – II 72

This is the ultimate state

Esha Brahmi Sthithih Partha Nainam Prapya Vimuhyati|
Sthithwasyam Antakalepi Brahma Nirvanam Mrichchati||

Having explained thestate of mind of a Sthitha Prajna, Sri Krishna concludes that this is the state of the Brahman. He tells Partha, “If a person reaches this state of mind, he is no more deluded. Even at the end of one’s life, if a person is able to be in this state of mind, he attains to that motionless state called Brahman, which is real freedom. When the mind is in constant movement with desires, thoughts, ideas and worries, it is in bondage. When it is still and motionless, it is completely in the state of Brahman and that  is true nirvana or emancipation. With this verse concludes the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, a text on Yoga, an Upanishad and a dialogue between sri Krishna and Arjuna called Sankhya Yoga or the Yoga of Knowledge. - SS