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When We Know the Source False Assumptions Fade Away
प्रकृते: क्रियमाणानि गुणै: कर्माणि सर्वश: |
अहङ्कारविमूढात्मा कर्ताहमिति मन्यते || 3.27||
prakṛiteḥ kriyamāṇāni guṇaiḥ karmāṇi sarvaśhaḥ
ahankāra-vimūḍhātmā kartāham iti manyate || 3.27||
BG – Ch. 3- Ver. 27:
The three modes of material nature carry out all operations. However, the soul, fooled by a false connection with the body, believes it is the doer in ignorance.
All matter, is composed of three fundamental forces these three forces, or gunas, are referred to as tamo guna, rajo guna, and sattva guna. Every action we take is actually carried out by prakriti, which is made up of the gunas. We are the everlasting and all-pervading eternal essence. The eternal essence does not take any action. Only the prakriti that is performing the action gets enlivened.
The world’s natural phenomena are not controlled by us, but rather by prakiti, or Mother Nature. The mind-body-senses mechanism is responsible for our own body’s actions, or natural biological functions. The human body is a product of Mother Nature, from whence it was born. As a result, material energy is the one who makes things happen.
The soul erroneously associates itself with the physical body. As a result, it maintains the illusion of doership. The immobile soul identifies with prakiti’s mobility. As a result, it sees itself as a performer. When the soul lets go of its ego and surrenders to God’s will, it recognises itself as the non-doer.
The soul does not conduct activities; rather, it directs the actions of the senses, mind, and intellect. Because the senses, mind, and intellect work together to receive inspiration from the soul, the soul is held responsible for the acts of the mind-body mechanism.
Verse & what we can learn
When we know the real identity ego fades away and divinity comes in it’s place.
Bhagavad Gita gives us knowledge and makes us aware of reality and to experience and live that reality meditation helps us.
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 illuminated persons.
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