Bhagavad Gita Chapter VI - Verse 32 & Verse 33 Print E-mail

 

The internal feeling of oneness manifests as equal vision towards all. You feel every part of the body is ‘me’ and do not give any more importance to the eye than to the little toe. A parent feels the same love towards her children even though one child may be an absolute angel and the other a mischievous brat! The Government of a country treats every citizen with the same respect irrespective of IQ, qualifications or earning capacity.

 

An enlightened Soul sees equality everywhere and loves all beings equally. Nobody is a stranger or enemy. This makes for happiness. It is when you see others as different from you that the problem begins. You feel insecure in the midst of strangers, feel threatened by imaginary competitors and lash out at benefactors who appear as enemies! They then respond in like manner and you are consumed by self-created hatred and aversion towards all.

 

The truth is that there are no enemies out there. They are all in your own mind. Tackle the demons within and your outlook will change. Those who seemed despicable will now appear lovable. This is true spiritual development.

 

How do you begin? Do not act on your loves and hates. Examine your dislikes with the intellect. Why do you despise a person? Get to the bottom of it and you will find there is nothing there. It is your attachment, your desire, your selfishness that creates the dislike. Make an effort to bridge the gap before it becomes an abyss.

 

 

In this topic, verses 33 to 36, Arjuna highlights the difficulty in controlling the mind. The mind is erratic, fickle, unsteady, inconsistent, and constantly changing. How can such a mind be brought to evenness?

 

In this topic, verses 33 to 36, Arjuna highlights the difficulty in controlling the mind. The mind is erratic, fickle, unsteady, inconsistent, and constantly changing. How can such a mind be brought to evenness?

 

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