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All Knowledge is Revealed Within the Hearts of Those Who Have Deep Faith and Devotion Towards God and Guru
श्रद्धावान् लभते ज्ञानं तत्पर: संयतेन्द्रिय: |
ज्ञानं लब्ध्वा परां शान्तिमचिरेणाधिगच्छति || 4.39||
śhraddhāvānllabhate jñānaṁ tat-paraḥ sanyatendriyaḥ
jñānaṁ labdhvā parāṁ śhāntim achireṇādhigachchhati||4.39||
BG – Ch. 4- Ver. 39:
Divine knowledge is attained by those who have a strong faith and have trained to manage their minds and senses. They quickly achieve everlasting utmost peace through such transcendental understanding.
We should have faith in the scriptures, our Guru, ourselves, and the everlasting essence’s truth. This faith must be based on a firm belief that the physical world is not the be-all and end-all. Behind the ever-changing tangible world is an eternal, changeless reality. We will never develop true faith unless we are convinced that there is something beyond the material world.
Shri Krishna mentions two other qualities in addition to faith. The seeker’s intense desire and focus on doing whatever it takes to follow the chosen path the second is self-control and constraint of the senses. Our attention would soon divert away from the spiritual path and into the material world if sense constraint were not present. Now, if we cultivate these traits and continue on the path of wisdom, we shall know that we have earned knowledge by achieving everlasting serenity.
Verse & what we can learn
Having deep faith, controlling the mind and senses is the way to attain divine knowledge.
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 what kind of persons fall spiritually.
Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…