Gita 02.44 – Prevent attachment from abducting consciousness by intelligence and taste

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Published on Dec 16, 2014

Bg 2.44
bhogaisvarya-prasaktanam
tayapahrta-cetasam
vyavasayatmika buddhih
samadhau na vidhiyate

Translation:
In the minds of those who are too attached to sense enjoyment and material opulence, and who are bewildered by such things, the resolute determination for devotional service to the Supreme Lord does not take place.

Purport:
Samadhi means “fixed mind.” The Vedic dictionary, the Nirukti, says, samyag adhiyate ’sminn atma-tattva-yathatmyam: “When the mind is fixed for understanding the self, it is said to be in samadhi.” Samadhi is never possible for persons interested in material sense enjoyment and bewildered by such temporary things. They are more or less condemned by the process of material energy.

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