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Becoming free from all attachment and aversion (Chapter 2 Text 64)

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  • prateek sanwal
    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized                                                     
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 24, 2013
      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized

                                   
                                                    


                                                                TEXT 64

                             
                         
                                                      raga-dvesa-vimuktais tu
                                                      visayan indriyais caran
                                                    atma-vasyair vidheyatma
                                                      prasadam adhigacchati

                                                             SYNONYMS

      raga--attachment; dvesa--detachment; vimuktaih--by one who has been free from such things; tu--but; visayan--sense objects; indriyaih--by
      the senses; caran--acting; atma-vasyaih--one who has control over; vidheya-atma--one who follows regulated freedom; prasadam--the mercy of the Lord; adhigacchati--attains.

                                                           TRANSLATION

      One who can control his senses by practicing the regulative principles of freedom can obtain the complete mercy of the Lord and thus become free from all attachment and aversion.

                                                              PURPORT

      It is already explained that one may externally control the senses by some artificial process, but unless the senses are engaged in the
      transcendental service of the Lord, there is every chance of a fall. Although the person in full Krsna consciousness may apparently be on
      the sensual plane, because of his being Krsna conscious, he has no attachment to sensual activities. The Krsna conscious person is
      concerned only with the satisfaction of Krsna, and nothing else.

      Therefore he is transcendental to all attachment. If Krsna wants, the devotee can do anything which is ordinarily undesirable; and if Krsna
      does not want, he shall not do that which he would have ordinarily done for his own satisfaction. Therefore to act or not to act is within his
      control because he acts only under the direction of Krsna. This consciousness is the causeless mercy of the Lord, which the devotee can
      achieve in spite of his being attached to the sensual platform.
         

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

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