Wednesday, October 7, 2009

II: 56

Chapter 2, Verse 56

Not shaken by adversity,
Not hankering after pleasure,
Free from fear,
Free from anger,
And free from the tentacles of Rajasic desire,
They are the sages whose minds do not waver.”

Mahatma Gandhi:

“To find comfort for oneself from the Atman means to look to the spirit within for spiritual comfort. Spiritual comfort is be distinguished from pleasure. The pleasure I may derive from the possession of wealth, for instance, is delusive; real spiritual comfort can be attained if I rise superior to every temptation even though troubled by the pangs of poverty and hunger.”

Srila Prabhupada:

“One who has surpassed the stage of mental speculations and has come to the conclusion that Lord Sri Krishna is everything is called a Muni of fixed mind. All miseries are accepted as the mercy of the Lord. They are due to past misdeeds. When happy, credit is given to the Lord whose grace is responsible for the comfortable condition. Success or no success, a Krishna conscious person is always steady in determination.”

[My path to salvation in an unraveling world.]

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