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Digest #4784
Quotable Quote by p_gopi_krishna
Srimad Bhagavad Git by p_gopi_krishna
Sri Satya Sai Baba by p_gopi_krishna


Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:01 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


In harmony and wholeness lie the true enrichment and peace in living. Tranquility and wholeness of oneself are the results of harmonious energy within. With the discovery of inner balance we can face any situation in life. (Dada Gavand)

Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:11 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Determination means to place our intention above our emotion

We all want to be determined, at least about some things that are important to us. But frequently our determination lets us down. That may make us question: Is determination like a gift that some people have and some don't?

Before we can answer that question, let's consider another, more fundamental question: what is determination? When external obstacles dishearten us or internal moods de-energize us, if we persevere in our intention, then we can be said to be determined. Put succinctly, determination means to place our intention above our emotion.

Our emotions are flickering. Sometimes, they work for us, that is, in harmony with our intentions. And sometimes, they work against us. Therefore, we need to base our intention on something higher than our emotions. The Bhagavad-gita states that determination in the mode of goodness (18.33) centers on regulating the senses by sustained yoga practice. The mind and senses induce within us desires and emotions that often run contrary to our principles, our intelligence and our best interest. Such self-sabotaging emotions need to be curbed – in fact, keeping our emotion subordinate to our intention is the essence of determination.

How can we do so? By committed yoga practice. The best yoga, the Bhagavad-gita (06.47) says, is bhakti yoga – the highest yogis meditate on the supreme object of devotion, Krishna. When we connect with Krishna, we get higher insight and taste by which we can turn away from lower emotions and stay fixed in our intention. Bhakti-yoga connects us with all-pure Krishna, thereby purifying us of the disruptive emotions that degrade our determination.

And when we see our various obligations and aspirations as service to Krishna, we can infuse them with a similar strong intention that will raise them above the oscillation of our emotions, thereby enabling us to pursue them determinedly.

Think it over:

How can we know whether we are determined?

What is determination in the mode of goodness?

How does bhakti-yoga practice enhance our determination?

Read more https://www.gitadaily.com/determination-means-to-place-our-intention-above-our-emotion/ https://www.gitadaily.com/determination-means-to-place-our-intention-above-our-emotion/

Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:59 pm (PDT) . Posted by:


Today, desires are growing at an alarming pace. Even if people are about to die in a couple of minutes, they still express some desire or the other! What are these desires? What are you gaining from these? Nothing! On the other hand, if you had no desires, you would be so very peaceful. You may believe it or not, I have no desires within Me. That is why I have no worries. Follow Me! When you too have no desires your heart will be blissful. When desires go down, automatically the mind is turned toward God. Desires only imprison you; they don't set you free as you think. Today, controls are being exercised on everything except the mind and desires. It is the desires that must first be controlled. This will give you a great deal of peace. You will be surprised to see so much peace in yourself. Peace is natural to you and will arise on its own, once desires are controlled. Sri Satya Sai Baba

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