How Our Freedom Of Thought is Lost And Regained, Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

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Published on Sep 21, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02, Text 44

The Bhagavad-gita (2.44) indicates that worldly attachments, especially attachments to sex and money, abduct our consciousness and sabotage our prospects for inner stability.

Whenever we enjoy any sense object, a subtle invisible rope is formed between us and that sense object. This rope pulls us towards that object again and again. Each time we enjoy that object, a new strand is added to that rope. As the subtle rope thickens, its mental tug on us strengthens. Consequently, our thoughts get dragged to and imprisoned in that object, even when we are doing other things physically and want to focus on them mentally. Over time repeated indulgence makes the rope so thick that its tug becomes perpetual and irresistible. When this happens, the attachment transmogrifies into an addiction, which steals much of our freedom of thought.

Fortunately, our freedom of thought is never entirely or irrecoverably lost; we always have some mental freedom, some time when we are not tormented by that attachment. We can use whatever freedom we still have to fix our thoughts on Krishna, who is the source of the highest pleasure.

 

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