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TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 39

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 39 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 39 Shloka 39 That type of pleasure which blinds one to the path leading to true self-harmony and self-realization, both in the beginning as well as in the end, is known as the TAMAS pleasure. This pleasure is derived from drowziness, laziness, carelessness and illusion. ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 38

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 38 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 38 Shloka 38 However O Arjuna, pleasure which is derived immediately from the contact of the senses with their objects, appears to the human senses as the sweet nectar at first, but later it is discovered to be nothing more than poison to one’s own ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 36 – 37

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 36 – 37 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 36 – 37 Shloka 36  37 Now great Arjuna, I will disclose to you the three types of pleasure that exist in this world. There is a divine and pure pleasure that one receives from following the righteous path of ‘Light and Goodness.’ ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 35

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 35 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 35 Shloka 35 That steadiness which cannot overcome unreality. fearfulness, laziness, depression, lust, illusion, and self-pity, is foolish steadiness and is undoubtedly one belonging the dark TAMAS-nature. हे पार्थ ! दुष्ट बुद्भि वाला मनुष्य जिस धारण शक्त्ति के द्वारा निद्रा, भय, चिन्ता और दुःख को ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 34

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 34 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 34 Shloka 34 But Arjuna, he who uses his steadiness only for the purpose of gaining fruits and rewards in areas that involve both his personal, financial money matters and religious rituals, possesses the steadiness of passion. This impure determination and stability of the mind ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 33

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 33 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 33 Shloka 33 O Partha, while practising Yoga and full concentration on Me (who resides in the soul of every being), unbreakable determination and stability of mind is developed and sustained. The practice of YOGA harmoniously balances the mind and a being’s every breath of ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 32

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 32 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 32 Shloka 32 O Arjuna, there is wisdom obscured in darkness and ignorance. A being possesses this TAMAS reasoning if he thinks that wrong is right; if he is always under illusions and misconceptions about truths in this world, and considers religious tasks and devilish ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 31

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 31 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 31 Shloka 31 The wisdom which is characterized by a lack of understanding of what should and should not be done; between what is religious and non-religious activity; between what is right and wrong; and when a person constantly mistakes action to be performed, with ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 30

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 30 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 30 Shloka 30 Pure and SAATVIC wisdom, O Partha, is that which one possesses when one knows when to go to a certain point and when to return; what should and should not be done; what fear is and what courage is; and who recognizes ... Read More »

TheGita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 29

The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 29 The Gita – Chapter 18 – Shloka 29 Shloka 29 Now Arjuna, hear and understand as I reveal to you the three divisions of wisdom and stability of the mind, according to the three GUNAS (modes of nature). हे धनञ्जय ! अब तू बुद्भि का और धृति का भी गुणों के अनुसार ... Read More »