Thursday, September 10th, 2015
In My Private Reading
In my private reading today some powerful points of information appeared so much compressed in one particular purport from the Gita, 3.42. I feel compelled to share this information.
"The senses are different outlets for the activities of lust. Lust is reserved within the body, but it is given vent through the senses. Therefore, the senses are superior to the body as a whole. These outlets are not in use when there is superior consciousness, or Krishna consciousness. In Krishna consciousness the soul makes direct connection with the Supreme; therefore the hierarchy of bodily functions, as described here, ultimately ends in the Supreme Soul. Bodily action means the functions of the senses, and stopping the senses means stopping all bodily actions. But since the mind is active, then even though the body may be silent and at rest, the mind will act - as it does during dreaming. Above the mind is the determination of the intelligence and above the intelligence is the soul proper. If, therefore the soul is directly engaged with the Supreme, naturally all other subordinates, namely the intelligence, mind, and senses, will be automatically engaged. In the Katha Upanishad there is a similar passage, in which it is said that the objects of sense gratification are superior to the senses, and mind is superior to the sense objects. If, therefore, the mind is directly engaged in the service of the Lord constantly, then there is no chance that the senses will become engaged in other ways."
The above is a beautiful explanation of the technicalities of the self.
One last remark is to mention the passing of a dear friend and monk, Sankirtan from Europe. He was taken by cancer but led a glorious devotional life. On this last birth anniversary of Krishna, September 5th 2015 - he left his body. Please pray.
May the Source be with you!