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Peace of Mind

Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 06:59 PM IST

Who is perfect?

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Arjuna inquired: Which are considered to be more perfect, those who are always properly engaged in Your devotional service or those who worship the impersonal Brahman, the unmanifested?

(Bhagavad Gita 12.1)

This same question that has plagued the minds of millions all over the world was raised by Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra before Krishna 5000 years ago. In essence, since Krishna is the supreme Lord and the source of the impersonal brahman also, is being asked which mode of worship pleases Him the most.

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To Love means to Serve and to Serve means to Please. If we want to serve some person and actually please him with that service, then better to ask the person directly about His preferences. Else if we try to serve according to our whims and fancies, our service is not really service but personal sense gratification.

Arjuna being an expert, is directly putting this question before Krishna to remove all doubts once and for all. Let us read Krishna’s reply.

The Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna said: Those who fix their minds on My personal form and are always engaged in worshiping Me with great and transcendental faith are considered by Me to be most perfect.

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(Bhagavad Gita 12.2)

In answer to Arjuna’s question, Kṛishna clearly says that he who concentrates upon His personal form and who worships Him with faith and devotion is to be considered most perfect in yoga. For one in such Kṛiṣhṇa consciousness there are no material activities, because everything is done for Kṛiṣhṇa.

Krishna is the absolute truth as the Vedic literatures loudly proclaim and therefore His opinion naturally needs to be accepted and any person who takes this giant leap and not rely on his own opinions is eternally benefitted and advances rapidly on the path of perfection of this rarest human form of life.

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Published on: Monday, January 18, 2016, 12:33 AM IST
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