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Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5 Teachings

A collection of teachings from Bhagavad Gita Chapter 5.

They whose budhi and mind are wholly merged in That, who remain rooted in the Supreme, and have finally become one with Him, they go whence there is no return, their sins dispelled by wisdom.

Sages look with an equal eye on a Brahmin, adorned with learning and humility, or a person who follows Adharma, or a cow, or an elephant and even on a dog.

With buddhi firm and not bewildered, abiding in God, the knower of Brahman neither rejoices on obtaining what is pleasant nor sorrows on obtaining what is painful.

Unattached to external contacts and finding joy in the Atman, the yoga yukta, who is in union with God, enjoys bliss imperishable. 

A sanyasi does not grieve about his gains or losses and does not crave for what he has not received. His mind is steady as a mountain. He does not at all have feelings in his mind about 'me' and 'mine'. Such a person is forever a sanyasi (renunciate). In this state of his mind he is dissociated from the fruits of actions and he is ever happy. Such a person does not have to leave his home, family and possessions to become a sanyasi because he is already dissociated from desires in his mind.

He whose intellect is free from desires does not get caught in the bindings of the actions. A person attains the qualities of a sanyasi (renunciate) only when desires are given up. Therefore both Karma Sanyasa (renouncing actions) and Karmayoga (performing actions without desire for fruits) are the same.

Only ignorant persons think that the two (i.e. Jnana Yoga of the Sankhyas and Karmayoga) are different but those who have experienced Self know that they are not different.

A person who, after getting rid of desires, has become consciousness (Brahman) itself, pervades the expanse of the three worlds (i.e. heaven, earth and the nether) through the form of the Self, even by being at one place.  For such a person. language like 'This is done by me' or 'I want to do this' becomes redundant and he remains a non-doer in spite of his actions. Because such a person is not even conscious of his body, even though his outward behavior and his bodily functions appear to be normal. Then how can he have the ego about his actions?

Once a person is convinced in his mind that God is a non-doer then the fundamental idea that 'He is not different from me' is naturally established. Once this sense has arisen in the mind then he does not see himself different from anything in the three worlds and considers the world to be as liberated as he is. Such persons have a sense of equability towards everything in this world. Such men of Knowledge do not notice differences between different creatures.