Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 15

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Permanent Happiness Can Only be Attained in Union With Divine

यं हि न व्यथयन्त्येते पुरुषं पुरुषर्षभ |
समदु:खसुखं धीरं सोऽमृतत्वाय कल्पते || 2.15||

yaṁ hi na vyathayantyete puruṣhaṁ puruṣharṣhabha
sama-duḥkha-sukhaṁ dhīraṁ so ’mṛitatvāya kalpate|| 2.15||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 15:

That individual, O Arjun, greatest of men, who is unaffected by happiness and sorrow and remains stable in both, becomes suitable for liberation.

Explanation

Life is a succession of events that occur, exist for a short time, and then vanish. The individual who understands the “secret” of remaining balanced during these experiences will eventually reach a condition where they will be able to transcend the push and pull of these sensations and contact that changeless, everlasting essence mentioned earlier in the verses.

This verse encourages us to grow in wisdom and strive for the highest possible ideal, the eternal essence.

Verse & What we can learn

One can raise above the dualities of happiness and sorrow through discrimination.

The happiness that the soul looks for is divine and it is infinite and permanent and it cannot be found in, finite and temporary material world, union with the divine can only result in that permanent happiness.

In the next verse, we will see Lord Shri Krishna elaborating on this more.

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

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