Go down the consequence lane of memory (Gita Daily)

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Published on Oct 06, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 05, Text 22

Our mind loves to go down the pleasure lane of memory, especially when those pleasures are materialistic. It not only glues itself to those memories but also replays them repeatedly, thereby inciting us to indulge in those pleasures again. Thus, the pleasure lane is the most traveled lane in the city of our memory.

The mind also frequently travels back on the misery lane, especially when the blame for that misery can be laid on someone else. Whenever we meet or even think of that person, the mind rushes down that lane and hyperactively re-enacts its blame game.

But what if the misery was caused by our own misdeeds, especially our reckless attempts for material enjoyment? Then the mind becomes curiously lethargic, even paralytic, to go down that lane. We can call this lane the consequence lane of memory because it contains memories that demonstrate the miserable consequences of material indulgences. The mind rarely recollects any such memory — unless it can somehow use the recollection to perversely incite us towards the same indulgence.

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