Qualities of saintly persons – 8
November 3, 2009 Leave a comment
om sri gurave namah
Arjuna asks Lord Krishna to explain to him the characteristics of one who is situated in transcendental consciousness. In response, Krishna mentions different such characteristics.
[These verses are in Chapter 2 of Srimad Bhagavad Gita.]
 Arjuna said: O Krishna, what are the signs of one absorbed in transcendental consciousness? How does one steadfast in spiritual consciousness talk? How does he sit? And how does he walk?
 Lord Krishna said: O Arjuna, when one gives up all varieties of desire for sense gratification, which arise from mental concoction, and when one’s mind, thus purified, finds satisfaction in the self alone, such a person is said to be in pure transcendental consciousness.
 One who remains undisturbed in distress, is unattached/passive when joyous events occurs, is free from attachment, fear and anger, is said to be a sage of steady mind.
 One who is without any attachment, and neither rejoices or curses on obtaining good or evil, is said to be firmly situated in perfect knowledge.
 One who completely withdraws his senses from the sense objects, just like a tortoise withdraws its limbs into its shell, is said to be in perfect knowledge.
Here are the verses in Samskritam:
Here is the transliteration: