Bhagavad-gītā 3.43

June 28th, 2020 | Posted by ww-seva2 in class | lecture - (Comments Off)

Thus knowing oneself to be transcendental to the material senses, mind and intelligence, O mighty-armed Arjuna, one should steady the mind by deliberate spiritual intelligence [Kṛṣṇa consciousness] and thus – by spiritual strength – conquer this insatiable enemy known as lust.Bhagavad-gītā 3.43

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Krishna’s talk, in Chapter 2, of yoga as self-control and being equiposed amidst all circumstances, and his talk of the need for Arjuna to go forth and fight in the ensuing battle, leaves Arjuna confused. It seems to him that Krishna is giving contradictory advice. To clarify, Krishna explains the yoga of action. And the first point to understand about action is that action is unavoidable: no one can not act, even for a moment (3.5), since even so-called “inaction” is just another way of becoming implicated in the complex calculus of self-centered behavior resulting in continued bondage of the self.
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