Gyaneshwari 221

Gyaneshwari -Sant Gyaneshwar


The Imperishable Brahman

7. Therefore at all times think of Me and fight! With your mind and intellect fixed on Me, you shall attain to Me without doubt. Whatever you see with your eyes or hear with your ears, whatever you think of in your mind or speak with your tongue, make Me the object of all that inside and outside; then you will become one with Me at all times. When this happens, you have no fear of death when you leave the body. Then why should you feel afraid of death in war? If you surrender your mind and intellect truly to Me, you will attain to Me; this is My solemn promise to you. If you have any doubt as to how it will come to pass, you should practice Yoga and see for yourself and if you do not succeed, get cross with Me (76-80).

8. By thinking of Him, O Partha, with the mind engrossed in yogic practice, and not wandering elsewhere, one attains to the Person Supreme and Divine. By practicing Yoga make your mind pure and strong, by adopting proper means even a cripple can climb a mountain. Then by this yogic practice direct your mind to the Supreme Self; then it matters not whether your body remains or departs. If the mind, which runs after different goals, is lost in the Self, then who will remember whether the body has remained or gone? When the river with its noisy currents joins the sea, does it come back to see what happened after it left? Never! It becomes one with the sea. So the mind also becomes one with Brahman, which is of the nature of bliss and which puts a stop to transmigration (8185).