The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay
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“The person who has controlled his mind, and gets endowed with the purity of thoughts, his ‘atma’ (soul) is no less than Almighty, as he is the embodiment of atma in all beings; Such a karamyogi carries on performing his duties without attachment”.
“The man of wisdom, Sankhyayogi; when he touches or when he smells; when he speaks or he listens; when he eats or walks or sleeps or breathes; when he relinquishes or receives, and even when he closes his eyes or opens them, when he walks or sits, considers that all his senses carry on with their functions. He thinks that he, in fact, is not doing anything whatsoever.”
Thus the person who has dedicated all his actions to the Almighty (society, or humanity at large) gets rid of attachments of all kinds and performs his duty peacefully. He is like a lotus flower in muddy waters and doesn’t get affected by sins of any kind. When the focus is just on doing what you are doing, the performance would be at par excellence,undoubtedly.
A man is his own enemy or he can be his own friend. The difference happens according to his ability to give himself a direction befitting someone who wants to understand his higher self. Or he is just swayed by the wayward actions of his body due to inability to control mind and senses. Even when he knows that temptations are not good for him, yet he is compulsively drawn towards these sensory gratifications due to lack of self control. In such circumstances, the man is his own enemy.
The person who bears no agitation or attachment in pleasure or in pain, in summer or in rain or winter, in fact, pursues the right path of life. He is not affected by respect or disrespect by others due to their own lack of understanding of life. Such a person is his own friend.
His ‘atma’ (soul) has attained self realised freedom, and his mind is always creatively engaged in the Almighty. His wisdom teaches him that nothing is really as important as Almighty, the Lord.
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