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Samadhi means "fixed mind" (Chapter 2 Text 44)

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  • prateek sanwal
    are Krishna Friends, Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized                                                     
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 23, 2012
      are Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized

                                   
                                   


                                                          TEXT 44

                                           bhogaisvarya-prasaktanam
                                                 tayapahrta-cetasam
                                             vyavasayatmika buddhih
                                              samadhau na vidhiyate

                                                         SYNONYMS

      bhoga--material enjoyment; aisvarya--opulence; prasaktanam--those who are so attached; taya--by such things; apahrta-cetasam--bewildered in mind; vyavasaya-atmika--fixed determination; buddhih--devotional service of the Lord; samadhau--in the controlled mind; na--never; vidhiyate--does take place.

                                                      TRANSLATION

      In the minds of those who are too attached to sense enjoyment and material opulence, and who are bewildered by such things, the resolute determination of devotional service to the Supreme Lord does not take place.

                                                          PURPORT

      Samadhi means "fixed mind." The Vedic dictionary, the Nirukti, says, samyag adhiyate 'sminn atma-tattva-yathatmyam: "When the mind is fixed for understanding the self, it is called samadhi." Samadhi is never possible for persons interested in material sense enjoyment, nor for those who are bewildered by such temporary things. They are more or less condemned by the process of material energy.   

      Source: Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

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