Namaskaar. We move on to Qualities of a Parabhakta enumerated in Verse #17 of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 12 and the lucid commentary of Pujya Swami Dayananda which is so enjoyable to read. Qualities in Verses #18-19 to follow in next post/s.
HE IS NOT ELATED OR HOSTILE
Yah na hrsyati, the one who does not get elated when his desires are fulfilled.
A jnani has only prarabdha-karma because his free will is consumed in the wake of knowledge. Prdrabdha is three-fold. Karma, which unfolds in the form of a desire in the mind of the person who initiates it is iccha-prarabdha. If an action is prompted by a desire that arises not in his own mind but in someone else’s, that is pareccha-prarabdha. Teaching and writing, for example, are often done only upon request. The results of such actions are sought not by the person who does them but by the person who wants them done. The third type of prarabdha is desired neither by the person who experiences it nor by anyone else. It can be, but rarely is it an ista, desirable or pleasant. Continue reading