Beyond rapidity and vapidity to clarify and serenity! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

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Published on Jul 28, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14, Text 11

Our current materialistic culture impels us to lead lives characterized by rapidity and vapidity:

Rapidity: In the rapid mode, we are in a tearing hurry to get things done, to somehow cope with the pressure of the many items that jump out at us from our to-do list.

Vapidity: In the vapid mode, we are in a passive frenzy to get things forgotten, to somehow get away from the tiresome pressure by burying ourselves in mindless entertainment.

These two modes broadly correspond to the Bhagavad-gita’s descriptions of the modes of passion and ignorancerespectively. Gita wisdom points out that our life will be more meaningful spiritually and more fruitful materially if we switch to functioning at the higher levels of goodness and transcendence.

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