Namaskaar. In part 12 of our series “Sthitaprajna – Person of Perfection” we have 2 great verses #66-67 from Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 and an outstanding insightful commentary on these by Smt. Jaya Row. So brilliantly explained with the help of examples, great choice of words to explain subtle concepts in such a lucid and simple manner.
The verse starts by saying that there is no intellect for the ayukta – one who is not yoked to a higher ideal, the highest being Atman. The higher the goal to which one is aligned, the greater the serenity. When you have fixed a goal, you tend to direct all your activities towards it. Anything that interferes with the pursuit of your goal is then weeded out. This discipline calms the mind and makes it contemplative. Only a calm mind can perceive the play of Divinity in the world. When you are disturbed you are unable to see the splendour of nature. Continue reading