Atman Depression – Tanka – April 5, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAcreation
accepting life’s burden
mother and wife
from the flower of life
realization of self

© G.s.k. 15

At Murano, there is a large glass sculpture of a woman … reading Chèvefeuille’s description of Krishna’s lesson to Arjuna about the perfect creature of creation, this came to mind!

Such a person, Krishna tells him, will have no desires at all. Since he is content within, having realized the Self, he is entirely free from desires. The consciousness of the Atman and abandonment of desires are simultaneous experiences. The various qualities of a Sthitaprajna (a stable-minded person) are described by the Lord. He will not be affected by adversity and will have no fear or anger. He will take things as they come, and will not have any likes and dislikes. He will neither hug the world nor hate it. The man of stable mind will have perfect control of the senses. The senses are powerful and draw the mind outwards. One should therefore turn one’s gaze within and realize God who resides in the heart. The Yogi, having achieved a stable mind, remains steadfast even though all sense-objects come to him. He is unmoved and lives a life of eternal peace.

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