Tolerance is the stopper between temptation and transgression (Gita Daily)

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Published on Oct 06, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 05, Text 23 “I have been striving for selflessness and purity, yet I feel repeatedly tempted by selfish and impure pleasures. Will I never make spiritual advancement?” As aspiring devotees we may become disheartened by such thoughts when we find anti-devotional desires rising in our consciousness. At such times, we can take heart from the encouraging insight offered in the Bhagavad-gita (05.23). This verse indicates that as long as we are situated in a material body, our bodily situation makes us naturally prone to material temptations. To make spiritual advancementin such a situation, we don’t have to be temptation-free; we have to be transgression-free. Read More – http://www.gitadaily.com/2011/11/30/tolerance-is-the-stopper-between-temptation-and-transgression/

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