Arjuna: You have told how the man of stable mind sits. Now tell me how he walks?
Krishna: O Brother, his walk instead of being an activity, is in the form of an emotion.
The Self-controlled striver is free from all attraction (likes) and aversion (dislikes), moving among objects with senses under control, attains placidity of mind. (Gita 2:64)
Arjuna: What is the result of placidity of mind?
Krishna: With placidity of mind, all his sorrows come to an end: and the intellect of such a person of tranquil mind soon becomes firmly established in God. (Gita 2:65)
Arjuna: Whose intellect is not firmly established?
Krishna: He who has not controlled his mind and senses can have no determinate intellect. Without determinate intellect he can’t think that he has to do his duty. Such a man can have no peace; and how can there be happiness for lacking peace? (Gita 2:66)
Arjuna: The Intellect of the man, who is pleasure seeking (voluptuary) can’t be stable. But why the intellect of a striver, who follows spiritual discipline in not stable?
Krishna: As the wind carries away a barge on the waters even so of the wandering senses, the one to which the mind is joined, takes away his discrimination. (Gita 2:67)
Arjuna: Whose Intellect is stable?
Krishna: O Might-armed, he whose senses are completely restrained from their objects is stable in intellect. (Gita 2:68)
Arjuna: What is the difference between an ordinary man whose senses are uncontrolled and a seer whose senses are under control?
Krishna: That which is night to all beings, in that state (of Divine Knowledge and Supreme Bliss) the God realized seer keeps awake; that (the ever changing transient worldly happiness of pleasures and prosperity), in which all beings keep awake, is the night to the seer. (Gita 2:69)
Arjuna: Does the seer not come across any enjoyments?
Krishna: Yes, he does. As the water of different rivers enter the ocean, which though full on all sides, remains undisturbed; likewise, he, in whom all enjoyments merge themselves, unlike the pleasure seekers, attain the supreme peace viz., God-realization. (Gita 2:70)
Arjuna: How can the person, who hankers after pleasures attain peace?
Krishna: Renunciation can lead him to peace. He who gives up all desires and moves free from attachment, egoism and thirst for enjoyments, attains peace. (Gita 2:71)
Arjuna: Being free from attachment and egoism where is such a man established?
Krishna: Such a man is established in God. This is called the state of Brahmic-Bliss. Having reached this state, he overcomes delusion. Being established in the Brahmic state, which is free from attachment, egoism, joy etc., even at the death-hour, he gets into oneness with Brahma, the Absolute.
From “Gita Madhurya” in English by Swami Ramsukhdasji.
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