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Bhagavad Gita - The Saint and the Hermit

Identifier

000596

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

This applies to both the hermit and the saint, but not the Fool

A description of the experience

Bhagavad Gita

When goodness grows weak
When evil increases
I make myself a body
In every age I come back
To deliver the holy
To destroy the sin of the sinner
To establish righteousness
He who knows the nature
Of my task and my holy birth
Is not reborn
When he leaves this body
He comes to Me
Flying from fear
Flying from lust and anger
He hides in Me
His refuge and safety
Burnt clean in the blaze of my being
In Me many find home

The Bhagavad Gita [translated by W J Johnson]

Tranquil, free from fear, locked in a vow of chastity, controlling his mind, his thought on me, disciplined, he should sit intent on me.   So continually disciplining himself, the yogin whose mind is controlled attains to the tranquillity whose furthest point is nirvana, and rests in me

The source of the experience

Bhagavad Gita

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Hermit, the

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

Chastity

References