Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
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, Nov 14, 2012
Hare Krishna Friends,
Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
The word mat-para is most significant in this connection. How one can become mat-para is described in the life of Maharaja Ambarisa. Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana, a great scholar and acarya in the line of the mat-para, remarks: mad-bhakti-prabhavena sarvendriya-vijaya-purvika svatma-drstih sulabheti bhavah. "The senses can be completely controlled only by the strength of devotional service to Krsna." Also, the example of fire is sometimes given:
"As the small flames within burn everything within the room, similarly Lord Visnu, situated in the heart of the yogi, burns up all kinds of impurities." The Yoga-sutra also prescribes meditation on Visnu, and not meditation on the void.
The so-called yogis who
meditate on something which is not the Visnu form simply waste their time in a vain search after some phantasmagoria. We have to be Krsna conscious--devoted to the Personality of Godhead. This is the aim of the real yoga.
..............continued. Source: Bhagavad
Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila
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