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Teachings on Attachment in Chapter Two of the Bhagavad Gita



Teachings on Attachment from Bhagavad Gita Chapter Two

Thy right is to work only, but never to its fruits; let not the fruit-of-action be thy motive, nor let thy attachment be to inaction. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 47)

Perform action, O Dhananjaya, abandoning attachment, being steadfast in Yoga, and balanced in success and failure. Evenness of mind is called Yoga. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 48)

He whose mind is not shaken by adversity, and who in prosperity does not hanker after pleasures, who is free from attachment, fear and anger, is called a Sage-of-Steady-Wisdom.  (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 56)

He who is everywhere without attachment, on meeting with anything good or bad, who neither rejoices nor hates, his Wisdom is fixed. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 57)

When a man thinks of objects, "attachment" for them arises; from attachment "desire" is born; from desire arises "anger" . . . From anger comes "delusion" ; from delusion "loss of memory" ; from loss of memory the "destruction of discrimination" ; from destruction of discrimination, he "perishes. " (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 Verse 62 and 63)

Bhagavad Gita Source - Bhagavad Gita Published by Chinmaya Mission

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