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Teachings of Jada Bharata in the Bhagavad Purana

It is the mind of man which causes him either to fall into the morass called samsara or to find freedom from it. It is the mind which should be subdued.

When the mind is tainted with the three gunas – Sattva, Rajas and Tamas its path is set in the world of objects. It will have to keep on performing actions, good or bad: and the cycle of births and deaths will be endless.

Mind will acquire desires and according to the desires, its progress will be towards the higher or towards the lower, as the case may be.

Pleasure and pain will affect the life of man and there will be no end to it. So long as the mind is attached to the things of the world it can never glow on its own accord.

Story of Jada Bharata and his teachings can be found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana

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