Conscientiously correct the mind’s incorrect auto correct. (Gita Daily)

Published on Jan 27, 2014

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 06, Text 26
By Chaitanya Charan Das

Computer text editors have an auto-correct feature meant to rectify inadvertent typing errors. But sometimes, especially on encountering an unfamiliar word, the auto-correct does the opposite — instead of making a wrong thing right, it makes a right thing wrong. For example, when we type the Sanskrit word sat, the auto-correct may change it to Saturday. Such incorrect ‘corrections’ require conscientious re-correction.

In spiritual life our mind similarly auto-corrects incorrectly. We are innately pleasure-seeking. Our longing for happiness is fulfilled eternally in spiritual love for Krishna. But our mind, based on its limited experience, assumes that pleasure means sensual pleasure, especially sexual pleasure. So whatever activity we do, it often tries to ‘correct’ it by sensualizing it.

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