Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 10: Vibhuti Yogam Verses 9

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The Mind’s Tendency Is To Become Absorbed In What It Enjoys The Most

मच्चित्ता मद्गतप्राणा बोधयन्त: परस्परम् |
कथयन्तश्च मां नित्यं तुष्यन्ति च रमन्ति च || 10.9||

mach-chittā mad-gata-prāṇā bodhayantaḥ parasparam
kathayantaśh cha māṁ nityaṁ tuṣhyanti cha ramanti cha|| 10.9||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 10- Ver. 9:

They find pleasure and delight by focusing their minds and life energies on me, studying and chatting with one another about me on a daily basis.


The mind’s tendency is to become absorbed in what it enjoys the most. Because of their intense affection for the Lord, devotees become engaged in remembering him. His dedication becomes the foundation of their lives, giving them meaning, purpose, and the will to live.

What is most important in people’s hearts can be assessed by where they spend their minds, bodies, and wealth. Devotees’ love reveals itself in their dedication to God.

Contentment is the result of such surrender. Devotees regard every scenario as coming from their loving Lord because they offer the fruits of their labours to him. As a result, they cheerfully accept both positive and negative circumstances as God’s plan, being balanced in both.

Devotees’ love for God can be seen in the above attributes, but it can also be heard on their lips. They enjoy talking about God’s majesty, as well as his names, forms, virtues, pastimes, abodes, and followers. In this way, they enjoy God’s sweetness for themselves and share it with others by indulging in chanting and listening about his glories.

They help one another advance by enlightening others about God’s holy truth The devotees receive enormous satisfaction and delight when they speak and sing about God’s grandeur. Through the processes of remembering, hearing, and singing, they worship him in this way.

Verse & what we can learn

Shri Krishna now describes the unshakable devotee’s state. He claims that their minds are always immersed in pondering Ishvara, and that they devote their entire lives to glorifying Ishvara’s qualities. This provides them with an endless amount of happiness and fulfilment.

When we have a deep confidence in Ishvara, we do not seek out other sources of joy in the world. We understand that the universe is governed by Ishvara’s laws, and that whatever good or painful experiences we have are the result of our previous acts. They aren’t random or arbitrary in any way. Our likes and dislikes will gradually fade. Every situation will be viewed as a learning opportunity, and we shall remain focused on Ishvara.

Shri Krishna claims that devotees who have a great faith and confidence in Ishvara do not consider anything else. Devotees talk about Ishvara, educate one another on Ishvara, and commit their minds and senses to Ishvara.
Why do people behave in this manner? They can only find satisfaction and fulfilment in Ishvara since they do not need to seek happiness in material items. They are enthralled by Ishvara. The distinction between a casual seeking and a dedicated seeker is this. A casual seeker is interested in Ishvara “also,” while a serious seeker is exclusively interested in Ishvara “alone.”

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 is 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.

When so much love and devotion is given to Ishvara, the end outcome should be exceptional. What exactly is it? This Shri Krishan tells Arjuna in the next shloka.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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