The Mind Traps us Materially and Trips us Spiritually, Diksha Mataj (Gita Daily)

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Published on Sep 28, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 03, Text 43

We like our job one day and detest it the next day; we feel excited about our devotional activities sometimes and bored at other times.

Why does our mind oscillate like this?

Because it has learnt from experience that the charm of worldly objects doesn’t last for long.

This lesson can help us realize that no material object can ever offer us lasting satisfaction. However, the mind evades this realization by imagining that the past worldly objects were not enjoyable because something was wrong in the practical details. “I don’t like my job because my boss is lousy.” Due to this blunder of judgment, the mind keeps us entrapped at the material level with the futile hope that we will become happy if we just get the next worldly object alluring us from round the corner.

 

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