Gita Madhurya -Ramsukhdas 122

Gita Madhurya -Swami Ramsukhdas

Chapter XIV


Arjuna said—What are the marks of a person who has risen above the Gunas?

Sri Bhagavan said—O brother, to light which is born of Sattva, or activity which is born of Rajas, or delusion which is horn of Tamas, he feels no aversion when they are present, and does not long for them when they are absent. He, sitting like a witness, is not moved by the Gunas. He knowing that the Gunas operate among the Gunas, remains firmly established in the self and is never shaken.

What is the conduct of such a person who has risen above the Gunas?

He is alike in pleasure and pain, having patience is established in the Self, regards a clod of earth, a stone and a piece of gold as equal in value: receives both pleasant and unpleasant things in the same spirit and views censure and praise alike. He remains the same in honour and dishonour, is equal to friend and foe and has renounced the sense of doership—he is said to have risen above the Gunas.

What is the method to rise above these Gunas?

He, who worships Me with an exclusive devotion transcending the three Gunas becomes eligible for attaining Brahma.(21—26)

When a devotee worships You, how can he become eligible for attaining Brahma?

O brother, he becomes eligible, for I am the abode (Base) of Brahma, of Immortality, of Eternal Virtue (Dharma) and of Absolute Bliss viz., I am called by these different names.(27)


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