Sunday, 26 January 2014

a shitha prajna

HARI  OM  

Practical  steps  to  spirituality-  section 6  part 65 

The  Gita  revisited

a  shitha  prajna 

                    Arjuna  wants  to  know  how  a  Realized  Master  would  behave  even  while  being  alive  and  active  in  this  world  . There  is  contentment  in  the  Self  . He  knows  that  happiness  is  within  him   and  that  he  himself  is  infinite  happiness  , hence  he  is  totally  contented  . He  is  completely  free  from  all  desires  . He  does  not  depend  on  external  things  , beings  and  situations  to  bring  him  happiness  . Being  free  from  desires  ,he  is  always  at  peace  with  himself  . He  has  total  dispassion  for  all  things  and  beings  , nothing  conducive  or  non -conducive   can  give  him  joy  or  sorrow  . He  moves  around  the  world  like  a  wind  totally  detached  . He  is  like  a  tortoise  which  effortlessly  withdraws  its  limbs  as  and  when  needed  in  times  of  danger. . The  Realized  Master  having  a  mastery  over  his  senses  uses  them  only  when  needed  . 
                 Sometimes  ,it so  happens  that  we  desire  certain  things  thinking  that  they  are  good  for  us  . But  our  family  , the  elders  ,  the  society  ,  government  or  even  our  doctor  do not  allow  us  to  enjoy  what  we  wish  to  have  . So  we  learn  to  exercise  control  over  our  desires  by  suppressing  them  . Then  we  start  showing  our  resentment  towards  all  those  who  stood  in  the  way  of  fulfilling  our  wishes  . So  when  the  right  opportunity  comes  , we  indulge  with  a  vengeance  . While  a  Realized  Master  does  not  have  any  desires  because  he has  nothing  more  to  achieve  in  life  . He  has  attached  himself  to  the  higher  and  has  sublimated  all  his  lower  desires  .In  the  Gita  ,he  is  called  a  shitha  prajna  ,  gunatita  , a  bhakta   with  reference  to  the  theme  of  the  chapter. In  the  second  chapter  he  is  called  a  shitha prajna .  

to  be  continued...


       


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