Still your mind in me, still yourself in me, and without a doubt you shall be united with me, Lord of Love, dwelling in your heart.
Meditation is not for him who eats too much, nor for him who eats not at all not for him who is over much addicted to sleep, nor for him who is always awake.
As the blazing fire turns firewood to ashes, so does the fire of knowledge burn to ashes all reactions to material activities.
Seeing Your great effulgent and various-colored form touching the sky Your mouth wide open and large shining eyes I am frightened and find neither peace nor courage, O Krishna.
No one is even equal to You in the three worlds how can there be one greater than You O Being of Incomparable Glory.
And yet beings, in reality, do not remain in Me. Look at the power of My divine mystery. Though the sustainer and creator of all beings, I do not remain in them. (In reality, the chain does not depend on gold the chain is nothing but gold. Also, matter and energy are different as well as non-different).
The self-controlled soul, who moves amongst sense objects, free from either attachment or repulsion, he wins eternal Peace.
Because, whatever noble persons do, others follow. Whatever standard they set up, the world follows.
The one who has faith, and is sincere, and has mastery over the senses, gains this knowledge. Having gained this, one at once attains the supreme peace.
The Supreme Lord said There is no destruction, O Arjuna, for such a yogi either here or hereafter. A transcendentalist is never put to grief (or bad state), My dear friend.
Arjuna said O Krishna, You have said that yoga of meditation is characterized by the equanimity (of mind), but, due to restlessness of mind I do not perceive the steady state of mind.
One who has control over the mind is tranquil in heat and cold, in pleasure and pain, and in honor and dishonor and is ever steadfast with the Supreme Self.
Offer unto me that which is very dear to thee -- which thou holdest most covetable. Infinite are the results of such an offering.
The resolute determination of Self-realization is not formed in the minds of those who are attached to pleasure and power and whose discernment is obscured by such ritualistic activities.
Steadfastness in knowledge of the Supreme Spirit, and the perception of the omnipresent God as the object of true knowledge is called knowledge what is contrary to this is ignorance.
Undivided, yet appears as if divided in beings He, the object of knowledge, is the creator, sustainer, and destroyer of (all) beings.
But they for whom I am the supreme goal, who do all work renouncing self for me and meditate on me with single-hearted devotion, these I will swiftly rescue from death's vast sea, for their consciousness has entered into me.
People do not know My true transcendental nature. Therefore, they fall.
... knowledge is hidden by selfish desire hidden by this unquenchable fire for self-satisfaction.
The bright and dark paths out of the world have always existed. Whoso takes the former, returns not he who chooses the latter, returns.
There is nothing higher than Brahman. Everything in the universe is strung on Brahman like jewels on the thread of a necklace.
The embodied one within the body of everyone, O Bharata, is ever undestroyable. Therefore you should not grieve for any being.
For one that has been esteemed, disgrace Is worse than death
Entering the wombs of demons birth after birth, the deluded ones sink to the lowest hell without ever attaining Me.
Smoke, night, the dark lunar fortnight, and the six months of southern solstice of the sun departing by these paths, the righteous person attains lunar light (or heaven) and reincarnates.
Such a person has no interest, whatsoever, in what is done or what is not done. A Self-realized person does not depend on anybody (except God) for anything.
One who does all work as an offering to the Lord, abandoning attachment to the results, is as untouched by sin or Karmic reaction as a lotus leaf is untouched by water.
I am the wind among the purifiers, and Lord Rama among the warriors.
Adhering to this view these lost souls, with small intellect and cruel deeds, are born as enemies for the destruction of the world.
As a lamp in a spot sheltered from the wind does not flicker, this simile is used for the subdued mind of a yogi practicing meditation on Brahman.
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