Steady and Quiet

September 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

“He who hates not light, nor busy activity, nor even darkness,

when they are near, neither longs for them when they are far;

who unperturbed by changing conditions sits apart and watches and says,

‘the powers of nature go round’,

and remains firm and shakes not;

who dwells in his inner self, and is the same in pleasure and pain;

to whom gold or stones or earth are one,

and what is pleasing and displeasing leave him in peace,

who is beyond both praise and blame,

and whose mind is steady and quiet;

who is the same in honour or disgrace… this man has gone beyond the three.

And he who with never-failing love adores me and works for me,

he passes beyond the three powers and can be one with Brahman, the One.

For I am the abode of Brahman, the never-failing fountain of everlasting life.

The law of righteousness is my law;

and my joy is infinite joy.”

– Bhagavad Gita


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