An intelligent person does not take part in the sources of misery, which are due to contact with material senses. Such pleasures have a beginning and an end, and so the wise man does not delight in them.
Divine qualities lead to nirvana, the demonic qualities are said to be for bondage. Do not grieve, O Arjuna, you are born with divine qualities.
The pleasure one enjoys from spiritual practice results in cessation of sorrow.
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead Therefore over the inevitable Bhagavad-gita Thou shouldst not grieve.
Humility, modesty, nonviolence, forbearance, honesty, service to guru, purity (of thought, word, and deed), steadfastness, self-control and Aversion towards sense objects, absence of ego, constant reflection on the agony and suffering inherent in birth, old age, disease, and death.
The nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance And disappearance of summer and winter seasons.
The state of severance of union with sorrow is known by the name of yoga.
Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.
After attaining Me the great souls do not incur rebirth, the impermanent home of misery, because they have attained the highest perfection.
For the one who is moderate in eating, recreation, working, sleeping, and waking, this yoga of meditation destroys all sorrow.
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