Wednesday, July 15, 2009

II: 44

Chapter 2, Verse 44

"Lured by their own desires,
Beguiled by the scriptures' words,
Their minds have not been made clear
By the practice of meditation."

Swami Shivananda:

"Those who cling to pleasure and power cannot have steadiness of mind. They are unable to concentrate and meditate. They are ever busy in planning projects for the acquisition of wealth and power. Their minds are ever restless. They lack poised understanding."

Paramahansa Yogananda:

"As a radio may register the static of various atmospheric conditions and thus be prevented from clearly receiving a broadcasting program, so the person who is filled with the static of worldly desires cannot fine-tune the inner radio to the one-pointed Samadhi state of God-consciousness."

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