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The Only Permanent Asset That Will Accompany Us after Death Is Our Spiritual Status
एषा ब्राह्मी स्थिति: पार्थ नैनां प्राप्य विमुह्यति |
स्थित्वास्यामन्तकालेऽपि ब्रह्मनिर्वाणमृच्छति || 2.72||
eṣhā brāhmī sthitiḥ pārtha naināṁ prāpya vimuhyati
sthitvāsyām anta-kāle ’pi brahma-nirvāṇam ṛichchhati|| 2.72||
BG – Ch. 2- Ver. 72:
O Parth, the state of an enlightened soul is such that once acquired, one is never deceived again. One is released from the cycle of life and death and enters the Supreme Abode of God if this consciousness is achieved even at the hour of death.
‘Jeevan Mukti refers to the fact that you can achieve the level of Realization while still living in the world. Another notion is ‘videhamukti,’ which states that to reach the stage of Realization, you must physically die. Krishna declares in the Gita that you can acquire it ‘right now.’ All you need to do is desire it. Then you work hard to obtain it.
What happens if you slip once you’ve attained a certain level of spiritual development? What happens after you pass away? According to the Gita, once you have it, there is no going back. Spiritual assets are never lost. This certainty comes from Krishna. ‘Even at death, one does not lose the state of nirvana – unity with Brahman,’ he claims. Even after death, it persists.
This is not the case with any other accomplishment. After death, you must leave behind whatever you have accomplished in this life. Your spiritual state, as well as the level and quality of your mind and intellect, are the only things you keep. So it’s a good idea to put in a little time and effort now to protect your future interests.
Verse & what we can learn
Man of wisdom works towards attaining spiritual evolution which will help him in the journey afterlife because he knows that is the only thing he will carry forward and that is only permanent.
What did Lord Krishna say about moksha?
How do I reach moksha?
These are some of the questions that we have and will find answers to as we go ahead.
All of our life we run behind the name, fame money and material objects and accumulate them so that life here on the material plane goes comfortably. But we never think of the journey that we have to undertake after leaving this body and what preparation we have to make for that when that is the only permanent state that we will carry.
The only way to accumulate spiritual wealth is to lead every moment of life in spiritual consciousness and as Krishan states; it is possible only by bringing mind and senses under control and giving them the right direction. The only way to achieve this is through daily 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 Chapter, the Next verse, Arjuna asks Shri Krishna about his doubt relating to knowledge and action.
Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…