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Saint of steady Mind


Every living entity is subject to threefold miseries in this material world as per the teaching of God Krishna in Bhagavad-Gita. The miseries caused by other living beings such as humans, animals, bacteria, virus, hot weather, cold weather, age, diseases, fever, flu or arthritis or any physical ailment, by our own mind as our mind keep us worried throughout our life for events which will never happen. our mind keeps us in the ocean of anxieties.

Our mind never allows us to enjoy life as it gets us troubled with unnecessary worries. you must have observed yourself that many of our previous worries have not happened in this present life. We are also put into trouble by natural calamities such as earthquakes, volcano eruption, landslides, famines floods, etc. No one is free from these threefold miseries of this material world. 

One who is not worried, when these threefold miseries put him in trouble and when everything is going well in his/her life. 

The person who has devoted his life to the devotional service of supreme God Shri Krishna will always think that my problems are reduced to a large extent due to mercy of Krishna and when everything is going well in his life then he gives the credit to God Krishna as Krishna has made arrangement to keep him/her in the comfort zone so that he/she can do devotional service with more energy and zeal. 

A devotee keeps himself free from attachment knowing well that this material world is subject to change at every moment and nothing is permanent in this world and everything or situations are temporary and will get change in due course of time.

A person who remains attached to his family, wealth, position, designation, body will have to bear immeasurable pain when the situation turns to worse and starts changing. Our so-called family members, friends, colleagues will leave us one day or other due to material factors such as old age, diseases, death. We have to leave our childhood buddies due to a change in school or getting admission in different colleges. 

Our colleagues at the workplace leave us after getting a good opportunity at some other company or we have to change our job. Our children leave us for studying abroad or for studying in some outstation college or after marriage when they find it difficult to live with us due to their want of privacy and non-adjustment with us. 

Attachment to anything or a person is always painful. Fear is another factor that does not allow us to do our best in spite of our best potential. It made us work in uncomfortable zones and under those superiors who insult or humiliate us for no good reason. It shuns our ability to protest and make us week and submissive. 

Anger is another factor that makes us blind in a fit of rage for revenge and put us in a dangerous situation as we are bent on causing harm or insult to other human beings. It spoils our relations with our peers, superiors, friends, family members, and neighbours.

Lust, Anger, Fear, Greed, attachment are required to push out of our heart altogether because if any one of them remains in our heart then we are doomed to be destroyed. If you are noticing that anger is still present in your heart then you must also come to the conclusion that others (Lust Fear, Greed, attachment) are also present in some percentage in your heart and have the ultimate capability to harm you in the coming future. We have one heart so either evils or God can accommodate in it.

Now we have come to the definition of sage with a steady mind. A sage with a steady mind is that person who is not affected by threefold miseries of this material world and who is not affected if there is happiness or sorrow in his life. A person who has evicted anger, greed, lust, attachment, fear from his heart as these are stumbling blocks on the road to liberation from birth and death. 

A person living a life of equilibrium is eligible for liberation and this is the main teaching of Bhagavad Gita. On the other hand, the person who is not connected with God and who does not think that God is the ultimate enjoyer, proprietor, real friend of all living beings will neither have a peaceful and steady mind nor transcendental intelligence. He will always remain unhappy, unsatisfied, distressful and at the end of his life, he leaves his last breath burdened with lots of unfulfilled desires and anxieties.

Thanks for reading the blog.

Obeisance to my spiritual master and God.

Pankaj Mannan


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