Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Yoga of Devotion : Wisdom Stimulus 134: Verse 12.15-20 : Application of Bhagvad Gita in Self Management
Krishna in the verses from 15 to 20 on the Chapter 12 gives description of an ideal devotee, one who has unconditional love towards God. This description helps one to understand, the outer expression of devotion, on varied personalities. However, one thing is very common to the entire set of 35 qualities Lord Krishna describes in the 7 concluding verses of Yoga of Devotion, which is mental equanimity. He goes on elaborating the principles of mental equanimity, in multiple dimensions . But they state one fact very simply and clearly, that a true devotee , maintains equanimity in pain and pleasure , heat and cold , praise and criticizes. He remains steady in front of all adversities, which symbolizes the duality of the nature .This way he make the principles of devotion very refined and subtle, and makes it moving from more grosser exposition of devotion, to subtle experience of devotion.