The Secret of Enlightened Enjoyment, Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

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Published on Sep 20, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18, Text 37

“I want enlightenment, but I can’t give up enjoyment. What should I do?” This is the predicament of many of us as aspiring devotees who find ourselves caught in an inner tug of war between our spiritual aspirations and our material addictions.

Gita wisdom solves our predicament by exposing its false premise: the misconception that enlightenment is itself not enjoyable. The Gitareveals the secret that enlightenment offers us the supreme happiness in contrast with which even the best material enjoyment pales into insignificance.

The journey to enlightened enjoyment begins with the preliminary teaching of the Gita that we are not our material bodies but are spiritual souls. As souls, we have a natural capacity and an eternal birthrightto relish unlimited enlightened happiness by devotionally connecting with Krishna, who is the reservoir of all happiness.

 

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