35 Qualities of a Bhakta, Adi Sankaracharya, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Bhakti Yoga, Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 Verses 13-19, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, The Qualities of a Parabhakta
Namaskaar. We move to the next Quality, which is the last one mentioned in Verse #13 of Ch 12. This is Part 5 of our series on these Qualities. For previous posts please check links at the end. Swamiji’s commentary is so detailed and clear, it hardly needs any further explanation, so easy to understand.
JNANI HAS KSAMA
And therefore, he is ksami, one who has forbearance, forgiveness and can retain his composure in spite of hostile situations. This again is not an ideal. If you take it as such, it only creates pressure, which will vitiate your very pursuit. Just drop ksama as an ideal and understand what it takes to have ksama. Condemning yourself for not having ksama is another form of idealizing, which will only cause you anxiety and keep you struggling and seeking. If there are no ideals but rather certain things to understand in life, you will find you are a seeker, a jijnasu. It is a small shift but it makes such a big difference.