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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Answers from Bhagwad Gita on attaining pure Bliss

Srimad Bhagwad Gita is a sacred Hindu scripture, which is considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The content of Gita is the conversation between the Arjuna and the God-personified Sri Krishna in the midst of a battlefield. It clarifies the doubts of all the seekers of inner happiness with extraordinary ease, logic and prudence. Presented below, are a few straight forward answers related to the process of attaining inner bliss.

Question: How can one attain that wonderful state of bliss?
Answer: The state, that is free from contact of sorrow and the affinity for the world, should be known as Yoga. Such Yoga is attained with determination of an unwearied mind. (Gita
6-23)



Question: What are the other ways of attaining such Yoga?
Answer: The other means is the meditation on the Absolute (the eternal-conscious-blissful Self); by renouncing all desires arising from thoughts of the world and totally restraining the senses; by patiently practicing to attain tranquility of mind by contemplating on the all pervasive and omnipresent Supreme Soul. (Gita
6-24,25).



Question: What if thoughts continue to arise?
Answer: He should practice restraining thoughts. Whenever the restless mind goes towards sense objects, he should repeatedly bring its focus back and engage it in the Self. (Gita
6-26)



Question: What will be the result of doing so?

Answer: Such a tranquil minded Yogi, being free of sins and passion, having identified with the eternal-conscious-blissful Self, will attain pure bliss. (Gita
6-27)



After that the sinless Yogi, who constantly engage himself in the Self, will attain with ease the wonderful bliss of oneness with all pervasive Supreme Consciousness. (Gita
6-28)



Question: How does such a Yogi view the world?
Answer: The Yogi who is united in identity with the all-pervading Consciousness, who is even minded, beholds the Self existing in all beings and all beings as assumed in the Self (Gita
6-29)

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