Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 62

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Having Our Thought Fixed on One Divine Goal Assures Our Spiritual Progress

ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंस: सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते |
सङ्गात्सञ्जायते काम: कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते || 2.62||

dhyāyato viṣhayān puṁsaḥ saṅgas teṣhūpajāyate
saṅgāt sañjāyate kāmaḥ kāmāt krodho ’bhijāyate || 2.62||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 62:

When a man thinks about something all the time, he develops an attachment to it. Desire arises from attachment, and anger arises from desire.


Anger, greed, desire, and other mental illnesses are referred to as manas rog in Vedic literature. We are often unaware that we are suffering from a variety of mental illnesses. We don’t treat desire, anger, greed, and other mental illnesses because we don’t recognize them as mental illnesses.

Shree Krishna has provided a precise and thorough understanding of how the mind works. He explains that when we continuously think about how happy something is, the mind becomes attracted to it. Attachment now appears to be relatively harmless in and of itself. But there’s a catch: attachment breeds desire.

When desire grows, it gives birth to two additional problems: greed and anger. Greed arises from the satisfaction of a desire. As a result, fulfilling a desire never eliminates it.

What happens, on the other hand, if the fulfillment of desire is disrupted? It makes people angry. Keep in mind that anger does not appear anywhere. It is caused by the obstruction of want; desire is caused by attachment, and attachment is caused by contemplation of sense things. We can see how simply considering the pleasures of sense-objects leads to the twin disorders of greed and anger in this way.

Verse & what we can learn

Thoughts are the root cause of everything so we should be always monitoring what kind of thoughts we are having?

As stated before diverting our thoughts towards the divine is the only path to keep progressing spiritually.

What does Bhagavad Gita say about thoughts? What does Bhagavad Gita say about mental health? Here in the Shloka, Lord Shri Krishna shows us the root cause of all problems and mental health issues. “Thoughts” when our thought process is corrected and our mind is focused on one goal always working in that direction, then there is no scope for other things.

To achieve control over thought processes and to keep if focused, meditation is the best available tool with daily meditation this is not an impossible task. 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 what the consequences of anger are.

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

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