Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 60

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Always Immersing Oneself in Divine Consciousness is the Best Way to Stay on Spiritual Path

यततो ह्यपि कौन्तेय पुरुषस्य विपश्चित: |
इन्द्रियाणि प्रमाथीनि हरन्ति प्रसभं मन: || 2.60||

yatato hyapi kaunteya puruṣhasya vipaśhchitaḥ
indriyāṇi pramāthīni haranti prasabhaṁ manaḥ|| 2.60||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 60:

The senses are so strong and turbulent, O son of Kunti that even a person endowed with discrimination and practicing self-control can be swept away by them.


The senses are like a herd of newly tamed horses. Because they are impetuous and reckless, sadhakas must wage a constant war within themselves to discipline them. As a result, people seeking spiritual progress should work hard to manage their indulgent senses, which are coloured by lust and greed, or else they can interrupt and distract even the most well-intentioned yogis’ spiritual journey.

All five sense organs have a weakness in the human being. However, the positive note is that we can achieve it since humans are the only creatures with a brain that allows them to manage their senses. Because no other being has an intellect, it is annihilated. So the goal here is to strengthen and enhance your intelligence. You are at dire risk of being swept away by the senses if your brain lapses even for a second. You are safe as long as the mind is in place. Unfortunately, we are focusing on everything except intellectual development in this day and age.

Verse & what we can learn

Constant alertness and conscious living every moment are very essential for a sadhaka.

A moment of temptation and casual thinking is enough to drag you down.

The importance of self-control, How to improve self-control,
What are examples of self-control ? What is self-controlled behaviour? How do you develop self-control? What causes self-control?

These are all the many kinds of thoughts and questions that pop up in our mind when we think of self-control. We learn a lot about indriya in Bhagavad Gita, about controlling the senses Bhagavad Gita enlightens us in a great way. Indriya in Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavad Gita on senses, what is their role in sadhakas life? Every doubt is clarified in Bhagavad Gita by Lord Shri Krishna.

To have control over the 5 senses it is important to turn them inwards and for that sitting with closed eyes in meditation daily is a must. 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 describes to Arjuna the qualities of a man with steady intelligence.

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

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