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. In our series of Qualities of a Parabhakta enumerated in Verses #13-19 of the Bhagavad Gita we move on to Verse #16 and the wonderful set of Qualities with a superb commentary on each of these by Pujya Swami Dayananda.
HE IS NOT DEPENDENT ON ANYTHING
Anapeksah, Sankara says, is someone who does not depend upon the relationship between the physical body, sense organs and sense objects for his sense of well-being. He knows he is self-existent, not dependent upon any other factor and does not suffer from the delusion that he is only alive if the body is alive. The prana, which keeps the body alive is dependent upon him and, moreover, atma does not breathe. Since only something that breathes will die, he is always alive. Atma is pure existence, satya-vastu, and therefore, does not depend upon prana, manas, buddhi or anything else for its existence. Continue reading