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We Don’t Have To Go Searching For Ishvara, The Permitter, Nourisher, And Experiencer, Ishvara Resides In Our Bodies
पुरुष: प्रकृतिस्थो हि भुङक्ते प्रकृतिजान्गुणान् |
कारणं गुणसङ्गोऽस्य सदसद्योनिजन्मसु || 13.22||
puruṣhaḥ prakṛiti-stho hi bhuṅkte prakṛiti-jān guṇān
kāraṇaṁ guṇa-saṅgo ’sya sad-asad-yoni-janmasu|| 13.22||
BG – Ch. 13- Ver. 22:
When the individual soul sitting in material energy wishes to enjoy the three gunas, attachment to them causes it to be born in superior and inferior wombs.
The soul energizes the body into activity that is focused at enjoying bodily pleasures since it considers the body to be the self. Because the body is constituted of Maya, it desires to enjoy the material energy created by the three modes of kindness, passion, and ignorance.
The ego causes the soul to identify as the doer and enjoyer of the body. All activities are performed by the body, mind, and intellect, but the soul is held accountable for them. The soul energizes the senses, mind, and intellect, and they work under its control. As a result, the soul accumulates karmas for all of the body’s activities. This stockpile of karmas, amassed over many lives, allows it to be born again and again in superior and inferior wombs.
Verse & what we can learn
We don’t have to go searching for Ishvara all over the planet. As the permitter, nourisher, experiencer, and so on, Ishvara resides in our bodies. He is the Paramatma, the supreme self that resides in all beings as the “I.” This is how we must comprehend the meaning of Purusha. The more we focus on the Ishvara side of ourselves, the less we value the upadhis, particularly the ego. People who have reached the peak of their spiritual path lose their identity and become the universal witness, untouched by the events of the world.
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.
In the next shloka Shri Krishna talks about the Supreme Lord.
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