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Peace of Mind

  • By Swami Tejomayananda
  • •  Jan 28, 2020

We are going to look through a very urgent question of our times.

How to achieve peace of mind?

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 (Yoga of Knowledge), verse 71 says, “that man attains peace who, abandoning all desires, move about without longing, without the sense of ‘I-ness’ and ‘My-ness’.

Some experts believe that this verse is pointing towards the path-of-Renunciation or Sannyasa as a means to achieve Inner peace. This brings forth another important question.

What is renunciation or Sannyasa?

Sannyasa means sacrifice. To live in a spirit of sacrifice after renouncing completely one’s ego and its desires is true Sannyasa, wherein an individual comes to live in constant awareness of his fuller and ampler Divinity. The general misunderstanding that to run away from life is Sannyasa, or to color the cloth is to become a true monk, has can an irreparable slur on the philosophy of the Upanishads. Hinduism considers him alone to be a Sannyasin who has learnt the Art of Living his life in constant inspiration, which is gained through an intelligent renunciation of his egocentric misconceptions.


In sum-total, it advises that all our sufferings in the world as caused by our own egocentric misconception and the consequent arrogance which is characterized by our ever-multiplying demands for wealth and our endless desires.
Sannyasa has been explained at length and hinted at different placed during the entire length of the Geeta.

The detailed commentary on the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita is available in a book form. Please check the below link:
Shrimad Bhagavad Gita (English Commentary)

The commentary has also been translated into other languages: Hindi, Marathi & Gujarati

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