Blind Mind and Conscience

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Blind Mind and Conscience
Speaker Shrii Shrii Anandamurti
Date 1965 November 19
Place Ernakulam, India
Topic Fighting against all round obstacles is the spirit of the Giita
Included in Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 34
Location in Sarkarverse
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Blind Mind and Conscience is a discourse given by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti on 1965 November 19 in Ernakulam, India. This discourse is the twelfth chapter of Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 34.[1]

Synopsis

The spirit of the Giitá is that one should march, one should move, towards one’s spiritual goal, by making proper adjustment between inner urge and external physicalities. But you know, the external mundanity always tries to deprave a sádhaka, so he will have to fight a ceaseless battle against these depraving factors. In the Giitá, it is the order of Bhagaván to fight against depraving factors, to fight against inner and outer enemies.

Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

Anandamurti starts the discourse by explaining the word Bhagavan. Bhagavan means the possessor of six occult powers: occult power, stamina, reputation, charm, spiritual knowledge, and renunciation. Anandamurti then says that the Giita is the expression of Bhagavan, and its spirit is to fight against all depraving forces internally and externally while keeping firmly in mind the ideal of self realization. Anandamurti goes on explaining an important verse describing that spirit: Dhrtaráśt́ra uváca: Dharmakśetre Kurukśetre samavetá yuyutsavah; Mámakáh Páńd́aváshcaeva kimakurvata Saiṋjaya? The battle goes on in the mind between a hundred tendencies pulling it downward and five friends aiding its journey towards divinity. This battle goes on until the mind is conquered and the sadhaka achieves victory.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Shrii Shrii Anandamurti Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 34 
Preceded by
One Will Have to Know Oneself
Ananda Vacanamrtam Part 34
With: Blind Mind and Conscience
Succeeded by
The Universal Expression of Parama Puruśa