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One Should Learn to Restrain Senses From Their Objects
तस्माद्यस्य महाबाहो निगृहीतानि सर्वश: |
इन्द्रियाणीन्द्रियार्थेभ्यस्तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता || 2.68||
tasmād yasya mahā-bāho nigṛihītāni sarvaśhaḥ
indriyāṇīndriyārthebhyas tasya prajñā pratiṣhṭhitā|| 2.68||
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 68:
As a result, O powerful armed Arjuna, one who has restrained the senses from their objects is firmly rooted in transcendental knowledge.
Through transcendental knowledge, enlightened souls have power over the intellect. They then manage the mind with the cleansed intellect, and the mind is employed to restrain the senses. As a result, Shree Krishna claims that if spiritual understanding purifies the intellect, the senses will be restrained, and if the senses are restrained, the intellect will not be distracted off the path of divine wisdom.
Inner flaws are more difficult to overcome than external challenges. We are all well equipped to face the outer challenges. However, we lack the knowledge and expertise required to master our inner selves. We will not be able to prosper in life until we do this.
Along with worldly conquest, Krishna advises putting forth some effort to enhance our inner personality. The definition of a perfect person is someone whose senses are absolutely devoid of all sense objects. All of the senses must be under control. Control of all senses is what perfection involves. It’s pointless to fill a tank with water if there are leaks. One flaw can deplete all of your internal energies. As a result, you should maintain a broad viewpoint and take precautions in all areas.
Verse & what we can learn
If one’s goal is spiritual evolution then restraining senses from their objects is the only way.
Five senses Bhagavad gita talks about are five sensory organs. Bhagavad gita on senses gives an elaborate perspective and for controlling the senses Bhagavad gita shows us the perfect path.
To exercise control over the sensory organs and to take the right path takes a lot of practice and alertness which can be achieved through meditation. 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 explains to Arjuna the perspective of the sage who introspects.
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