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


Anonymous said...

Thank you indeed for the fresh post and explanation.But how does one break the habitual stream of thoughts? Give us some clues or a way to stop those involuntary rise of thoughts. Even during studies,prayers or chanting, it is an intruder. What is that trigger/magic/secret to make that shift? Hope you would post your suggestions on this. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

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Looking forward to read other chapters as well.

Anonymous said...

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Thank you once again for introducing the Gita to us verse by verse.