Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 57

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Detachment is a One Stop Solution to All Problems

य: सर्वत्रानभिस्नेहस्तत्तत्प्राप्य शुभाशुभम् |
नाभिनन्दति न द्वेष्टि तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता || 2.57||

yaḥ sarvatrānabhisnehas tat tat prāpya śhubhāśhubham
nābhinandati na dveṣhṭi tasya prajñā pratiṣhṭhitā|| 2.57||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 57:

He is a guru with complete wisdom who remains unattached under all circumstances and is neither elated by good fortune nor saddened by suffering. His intelligence is steadfast because he remains without affection everywhere, is not pleased in gain, and is not sad in the loss.


‘Any individual is a phrase that can be used to describe a person. Sarvatra is a Sanskrit word that means “everything.” He is active and may be found everywhere dynamically transacting with the world. He hasn’t gone into hiding. The difficulty with attachment is that it causes two things. One, even when the contact is maintained, you are miserable. Two, you will invariably lose the object of your affection. This is the rule of law.

As a result, Krishna advises you not to become attached. He doesn’t say don’t communicate with the rest of the world. Have the entire world at your disposal. However, there is no attachment. Only then will you be able to appreciate what you’ve gained.

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who contact the world with attachment and suffer. And those who physically keep away from the world in the guise of spirituality and suffer! The latter suffer because they deny themselves things that they are still attached to. The attachment has no connection with physical contact. It is mental dependence.

So to remain detached you do not have to sever relationships or physically remove yourself from a person or object. All you need to do is retain your inner independence. When your happiness is not dependent on contact with any object or being you are detached. And detachment can come only when you get attached to the higher, the highest being Atman.

He is unconcerned when he encounters good, and he is unconcerned when he encounters evil. So, how can we achieve that equilibrium? When you progress beyond that level and into a more powerful domain. You are released from the bodily ups and downs if you are energized emotionally, even if it is only for a short time.

Physical and emotional swings are irrelevant when you identify with the mind. Finally, when you identify with Atman, you gain complete freedom from the world’s oscillations. In and through the fluctuations that the body, mind, and intellect go through, you must master the ability to retire into an oasis of serenity and tranquilly. You will remain samam if you do so. You will neither rejoice nor despise the situation.

Verse & what we can learn

Attachment is the root cause of all suffering once that is removed all suffering vanishes.

Questions about attachment and Bhagavad Gita are many

What Gita says about attachment?

What are the three stages of attachment to the material world?

How can we practice detachment Bhagavad Gita?

What Gita says about relationship?

And the list goes on but all our queries will be answered by lord Shri Krishna as we progress, Bhagavad Gita attachment to results, Bhagavad Gita on letting go, Bhagavad Gita verse on detachment, Gita verse on anger, desire in Bhagavad Gita, non-attachment Bhagavad Gita. Bhagavad Gita addresses all these queries and shows us how anger, desire, attachment, detachment, all these are interrelated.

In the next verse, Shri Krishna tells Arjuna how one can establish himself in divine consciousness.

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

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