Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 65

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Tranquility Leads to the Destruction of All Sorrows

प्रसादे सर्वदु:खानां हानिरस्योपजायते |
प्रसन्नचेतसो ह्याशु बुद्धि: पर्यवतिष्ठते || 2.65||

prasāde sarva-duḥkhānāṁ hānir asyopajāyate
prasanna-chetaso hyāśhu buddhiḥ paryavatiṣhṭhate|| 65||

Shloka Translation
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 65:

By divine grace, a person of quiet mind experiences a state of tranquilly in which all sorrows fade away, and the intellect of such a person quickly becomes firmly anchored in God.


All your troubles are dissolved in that calm which you have earned as a result of practising self-control, Shri Krishna says in this verse. When a wish is not satisfied, it causes sadness. The brain sharpens in a peaceful, tranquil mentality. Your intelligence is keen when you have a relaxed mind. You can think clearly. You become more effective, productive, successful, and wealthy.

When you master your senses, you become both a happy and rich person. Almost always, these two characteristics are mutually exclusive. A successful and rich person is invariably unhappy. And, in most cases, a happy person is not prosperous. However, you want a mix of the two.

God, who is sat-chit-anand, bestows divine knowledge, divine love, and divine happiness through grace. The desire for sensual delight is banished by God’s grace when we experience the greater taste of spiritual bliss. When the need for material items fades away, one is free of all sorrow and the mind becomes calm. The intellect becomes strong in its judgement that God alone is the source of happiness and the ultimate aim of the soul in that condition of interior contentment.

Through the Gita, you can achieve that synthesis. As a result, the goal should be to have a calm mind and a sharp brain. You can reach both material and spiritual perfection if you have these two. Only when the mind is enriched,  material riches and prosperity are possible.

Verse & what we can learn

Divine grace is the only thing that can put an end to all worldly sorrows.

How can I calm my mind according to Bhagavad Gita? What does Gita say about mind? What Lord Krishna says about mind?
What does Bhagavad Gita say about anxiety?

For a majority of these questions, we have got answers from Shri Krishna and more of our doubts will be clarified as we move ahead. We have a lot to learn in Bhagavad Gita on mind, body and soul and all that we have learnt can be achieved by practicing meditation daily.
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 talks to Arjuna about an indisciplined person.

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

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