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  • The twenty qualities of Jnana (knowledge) enumerated in the Bhagavad Gita are certain mental and emotional attributes, moral attitudes and ethical principles that are essential pre-requisites for a seeker who is desirous of experiencing the Infinite self.They are as follows:
    (1)Humility,(2)Unpretentiousness,(3)Non-injury,(4)Forgiveness,(5)Uprightness,(6)Service to the teacher,(7)Purity,(8)Steadfastness,(9)Self-control,(10)Indifference to the objects of the senses,(11)Absence of egoism,(12)Perception of evil in birth,death,old age,sickness and pain.(13)Non-attachment,(14)Non-identification of Self with son,spouse, home and the rest,(15)Constant even-mindedness on the attainment of desirable and undesirable objects,(16)Unswerving devotion unto the Lord by the Yoga of non-separation,(17)Resorting to solitary places,(18)Distaste for the society of people,(19)Constancy in Self-Knowledge,(20)Perception of the goal of true knowledge.

    Swamy Chinmayananda from Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13.
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