How to be free!

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Shree Hari:

19th May, 2008, Monday
Baisakh Shukla Purnima, Vikram Samvat 2065, Somvar

Freed from attachment, fear and anger, absorbed in Me and taking refuge in Me, purified by the penance of knowledge, many have attained union with My Being. (Gita 4:10)

“Vitaraagabhayakrodhaa manmayaa maamupaasritaah
Bahavo jnaanatapasaa poota madbhaavamaagataah.” (Gita 4:10)

When a man has disinclination for God, he gets attached to the perishable objects. It is because of his attachment that he has the sense of “mine” for the objects attained and a desire for those that are not attained. He has greed (want of more) for those objects that are already acquired and gets angry with those that are roadblocks in the acquisition of those objects. If those individuals that are roadblocks, are stronger than him, it causes fear within him. Thus attachment to perishable objects gives birth to fear, anger, greed, desire, feeling of “mine” and other vices. If attachment is renounced, all these vices will perish. If instead of regarding the objects as ours, and for us, we regard these as belonging to others, for others, and render service to others with them, then attachment perishes, as we have no affinity for such objects and actions.

As a disinterested friend of all beings, God without any selfish motive, descends to this mortal world, in order to inspire beings to attain salvation. When a man has a firm belief that He is a disinterested friend of all beings, then he is attracted towards God. The attraction for God, wipes out the attraction for the world. For example, in childhood, children play the game of marbles and have attraction for the same. They fight for their share of winnings in marbles. When they grow older, instead of having attraction for marbles or toys, they have attraction for money. But when they are inclined towards God, they have no attraction for the mundane objects and riches. Their attachment to worldly objects is renounced. As soon as it is renounced, fear and anger are rooted out, because both of these depend on attachment.

“Manmayaa” – When a man knows the truth about the divine nature of the Lord’s birth and actions, He becomes dear to him. So he takes refuge in Him and gets absorbed in Him.

Those that have attraction for mundane pleasures get absorbed in desire for pleasure (Gita 2:43), while those that have attraction for God ever remain absorbed in Him (Narada Bhaktisutra 70). They lose their individuality because of their exclusive devotion to Him and identify themselves with Him. (to be continued)

From “The Bhagavad Gita – Sadhak Sanjivani” by Swami Ramsukhdasji in English pg. 484
Ram Ram

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About dhavalrajgeera

Physician who is providing free service to the needy since 1971. Rajendra M. Trivedi, M.D. who is Yoga East Medical Advisor www.yogaeast.net/index.htm http://www.yogaeast.net/index.htm Graduated in 1968 from B. J. Medical College, Amadavad, India. Post Graduate training in Neurological Surgery from Charles University in Czechoslovakia. 1969 - 71. and received Czechoslovakian Government Scholarship. Completed training at the Cambridge Hospital and Harvard University in Psychiatry. Rajendra M. trivedi is an Attending Psychiatrist at Baldpate Hospital. He is the Medical Director of CCA and Pain Center in Stoneham, MA where he has been serving the community since 1971 as a Physician. OTHER AFFILIATIONS: Lifer of APA - American Psychiatrist Association Senior Physician and Volunteer with Massachusetts Medical Society and a Deligate of the Middlesex District. www.massmed.org Patron member of AAPI - American Association of PHYSICIANS OF INDIA. LIFE MEMBER OF IMANE - Indian Medical Association of New England. Member of the Board of Advisors "SAHELI, Boston,MA. www.saheliboston.org/About1/A_Board Dr. Trivedi is working closely with the Perkin's School for the Blind. www.perkins.org. Dr. Trivedi is a Life member and Honorary Volunteer for the Fund Raising Contact for North America of BPA - Blind People Association of Amadavad, India. www.bpaindia.org Dr.Trivedi is the Medical Advisor for Yoga East since 1993. He is a Physician who started Health Screening and Consultation At Shri Dwarkami Clinic in Billerica, MA. https://www.dwarkamai.com/health-and-wellness

2 responses »

  1. BAKE BREAD
    MUCK ABOUT
    QUIT MOANING
    STOP CONSUMING
    START PRODUCING
    BACK TO THE LAND
    SMASH USURY
    EMBRACE BEAUTY
    IGNORE THE STATE
    REFORM IS FUTILE
    HAIL THE SPADE
    HAIL THE QUILL
    LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR
    BE CREATIVE
    DIG THE EARTH
    MAKE COMPOST
    DOWN WITH HEALTH
    DOWN WITH SAFETY
    DOWN WITH WORK
    DOWN WITH PENSIONS
    BE ALIVE
    BE MERRY

    Be Free!

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