Monday, 29 June 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Toronto, Ontario


Arjuna Said/ Krishna Said 


We often consider that we are nowhere near perfect. But are there some, or even one person who is flawless?


I was looking at a rendition of The Gita by Ranchor Prime, a student of our guru, Prabhupada, and what follows is how he delivers a message based on some verses from Chapter 14. He offers to say, according to the Gita’s teacher, Krishna, what are the symptoms of one who is flawless:


21. Arjuna said:

What are the signs and behaviour of one who has risen above the three qualities (goodness, passion, ignorance)?  How does one transcend these three?


22. The Blessed Lord said:

One who is not averse to illumination, hard work or delusion when they are present, nor desires them when they are absent….


23. Who is detached, undisturbed by the different qualities, firm in the knowledge that the qualities alone are active….


24.  Who is centred on the self, equal to happiness or distress, to earth, stone, or gold, to the desirable or the undesirable, to praise or blame….


25.  Who is unaffected by honour or dishonour, neutral among friends and enemies, who gives up all selfish endeavours—such a person, Arjuna, is said to have transcended the qualities of nature.


The above is good stuff!


May the Source be with you!

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