Stable Mind (# 983)

2 09 2014

1. from the Bhagavadgita: “He who is unattached to everything, and meeting with good and evil, neither rejoices or recoils, his mind is stable”.

Like a tortoise, the stable withdraws from sense objects.

Dwelling on sense objects develops attachment to them; from attachment grows desire; from desire grows anger. From anger arises infatuation; from infatuation, confusion of memory; from confusion of memory, loss of reason…then complete ruin!

2. Gr. Grateful for this day of mostly peace.

3. TGT. Remembering it is enough to be alive and aware of the death this day has brought to so many in the world.

4. from the Bhagavadgita: He who has not controlled in mind can have no reason nor can an undisciplined person think about God; the unthinking man can have no peace.

5. Hmmm. I am not sure I relate to #4 in my experience unless one inserts a state of calm as a subset of discipline.

6. The mind restrained from the senses provides a stable mind.

7. Ahhh, there it is: “He who has given up desires, and moves free from attachment, egoism and thirst for enjoyment, attains peace”.

Having reached this state, he overcomes delusion.

8. “Desisting from action, you cannot ever maintain your body”.

The one who takes delight in, is gratified by, and is content with SELF has no duty.

“…go on efficiently doing your duty without attachment. Doing work without attachment attains the Supreme”.

9. “One’s own duty, though devoid of merit, is preferable to the duty of another well preformed”.

10. ” He who sees inaction in action, and action in inaction, is wise among men”.

11. much about sacrificial worship–different kinds

12. “The omnipresent God does not receive the virtue or sin of anyone. Knowledge is enveloped in ignorance; hence it is that beings are always falling a prey to delusion”.

where “ignorance has been set aside by knowledge of God, that wisdom shining like the sun, reveals the Supreme”.

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