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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Bhagavad-gita As It Is Chapter 14

Bhagavad-gita As It Is Chapter 14: "BG 14.5: Material nature consists of three modes — goodness, passion and ignorance. When the eternal living entity comes in contact with nature, O mighty-armed Arjuna, he becomes conditioned by these modes.

BG 14.6: O sinless one, the mode of goodness, being purer than the others, is illuminating, and it frees one from all sinful reactions. Those situated in that mode become conditioned by a sense of happiness and knowledge.

BG 14.7: The mode of passion is born of unlimited desires and longings, O son of Kuntī, and because of this the embodied living entity is bound to material fruitive actions."

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The ultimate dilema of "the conditioned soul"- how to live in the world of action and "work to obtain the fruits which are required for mere existence (even though almost everyone desires so much more in their "pursuit of happiness" and not to become trapped in an insatiable downward spiral for the pursuit of temporary pleasure which have no bounds.

Stephen C. Sanders- on detachement October 14, 2012.

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