Gita Madhurya -Ramsukhdas 55

Gita Madhurya -Swami Ramsukhdas

Chapter VI


What are the marks of a man who has attained Yoga?

Such a Yogi ceases to have any attachment either for the objects of senses or for actions and he renounces all thoughts of the world.(4)

What should a man do to attain Yoga?

He should raise himself by his own effort and should not degrade himself; for one's ownself is one's friend and one's ownself is one's enemy.(5)

How is his ownself his friend and enemy?

To him who has conquered his lower-self viz., who has not accepted his affinity for the unreal, his ownself is the friend; but to him who has not conquered his lower-self, viz., who has accepted his affinity for the unreal. his ownself acts as the enemy.(6)

What will be the outcome if one's ownself is one's friend?

The self controlled person whose mind is perfectly calm in favourable and unfavoured circumstances which he comes across because of his past actions. in present success and failure and in honour and dishonour. Therefore he attains God.(7)

What are the marks of the man who has attained God?

His mind is satisfied with Jnana (knowledge) and Vijiiana (self-realization). His all senses are subdued. He remains unshaken under all circumstances. To him a clod, a stone and a piece of gold are the same. Such a Yogi is called equanimous. He regards well-wishers, friends, neutrals, mediators, the hateful, the relatives, the saints and the sinners alike. Such a man with equanimity stands supreme.(8-9)


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