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Path of Action Leads to the Path of Sanyasa
संन्यासस्तु महाबाहो दु:खमाप्तुमयोगत: |
योगयुक्तो मुनिर्ब्रह्म नचिरेणाधिगच्छति || 5.6||
sannyāsas tu mahā-bāho duḥkham āptum ayogataḥ
yoga-yukto munir brahma na chireṇādhigachchhati|| 6||
BG – Ch. 5- Ver. 6:
O mighty-armed Arjun, perfect renunciation is impossible to achieve without performing devotional activity , but the sage who is skilled in karma yoga easily attains the Supreme.
Shri Krishna also adds a cautionary note regarding taking action. It is not acceptable to act in this manner. Karmayoga promotes deliberate action, in which one considers before doing. Our ego is the greatest impediment to spiritual progress. It instills in us selfish aspirations that lead us to the material world. As a result, when we execute activities wisely, that is, when we ensure that our actions are undertaken without regard for the outcome, our selfish goals gradually fade away.
Yoga, or the Path of Action, is the starting point. Sannyasa cannot be practised directly. The yogi who has established himself in yoga will shortly reach Brahman. You instantly become a sannyasi after you have established yourself in Karma Yoga, or the Path of Action. Then you’ll arrive at Brahman in no time.
The length of time it takes is determined by the number of vasanas you have and the amount of effort you put in. It’s only a matter of time once you’re on the correct track. What matters is that you shift your focus from outside to within seeking. And it will arouse a thirst for enlightenment. The rest just falls into place.
Verse & what we can learn
One automatically becomes a sanyasi after he establishes himself in Karma Yoga, or the Path of Action.
To acquire knowledge and to implement that knowledge in life one needs to be mentally and physically active and healthy and for that daily meditation is a great tool.
There are various types of meditation like Buddhist meditation, heartfulness meditation, mindfulness meditation, meditation for stress, and each meditation benefits are countless. There are also numerous meditation techniques for beginners which help in practicing daily meditation so go ahead and start your journey towards a peaceful and balanced life.
In the Next verse, Shri Krishna tells Arjuna about Karma yogi’s.
Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…