Namaskaar. Moving on to Verse #61 of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 in our ongoing series “Sthitaprajna – Person of Perfection” with commentary by Smt. Jaya Row. Here she explains what the Lord actually means by ‘Meditation’. An untrained mind is not fit to meditate and the effects can be the opposite of what is desired. Some profound statements from her drive the points home!
Here is a reference to meditation. Krsna always prefixes his statements on meditation with `first control the senses’. And yet most of us, with scant respect for the caution that the Bhagavad Gita places before us, plunge directly into meditation without exercising sense control. He says – having restrained them all, then sit in meditation. If you do not restrain the senses you cannot meditate. The mind must be available for meditation. Your mind is running all over the place because your senses are attracted by the sense objects. Krsna does not tell us how to control the senses in this verse. He only emphasises the necessity of sense control. Continue reading