Thursday, June 28, 2012


Bhagavad Gita As It Is -
Chapter 2 Text 56

duhkhesv anudvigna-manah
sukhesu vigata-sprhah
sthita-dhir munir ucyate

duhkhesu--in the threefold miseries; anudvigna-manah--without being agitated in mind; sukhesu--in happiness; vigata-sprhah--without being interested; vita--free from; raga--attachment; bhaya--fear; krodhah--and anger; sthita-dhih--whose mind is steady; munih--a sage; ucyate--is called.


One who is not disturbed in mind even amidst the threefold miseries or elated when there is happiness, and who is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a sage of steady mind.


By this definition, I have a long way to go before anyone will call me a sage. The best I seem to be able to do when the storms of emotion hit is to turn to the holy names. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare. I find it easy to praise the Lord when things go right. Harder to cry to Him when things go wrong.

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