krishna (5)

Songs of Mirabai

"Refuge in you, Dark One, you alone know how to save me. A girl possessed, I shamble through the sixty-eight places of pilgrimage but haven't the wit to know failure. Hear my cry, O Murari - nothing on earth looks like it's "mine". Mira gave you her trust, now it's your move. Spring her from this noose we call "world." " ~From "For the Love of the Dark One - Songs of Mirabai", trans. Schelling.

"Why life, why again, and what reason birth as a woman? Good deeds in former lives they say. But- growt

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Bhagavad Gita 2.47-48

Thy right is to work only, but never with its fruits; let not the fruits of action be thy motive, nor let thy attachment be to inaction. Perform action, O Arjuna, being steadfast in Yoga, abandoning attachment and balanced in success and failure. Evenness of mind is called Yoga.

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Bhagavad Gita 12.18-20

"He who is the same to foe and friend, and also in honor and dishonor,
who is the same in cold and heat and in pleasure and pain, who is free
from attachment, He to whom censure and praise are equal, who is
silent, content with anything, homeless, of a steady mind, and full of
devotion - that man is dear to Me. They verily who follow this immortal
Dharma as described above, endowed with faith, regarding Me as their
supreme goal, they, the devotees, are exceedingly dear to Me."
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Bhagavad Gita 5.27-29

Shutting out (all) external contacts and fixing the gaze between the eyebrows, equalising the outgoing and incoming breaths moving within the nostrils, With the senses, the mind and the intellect (ever) controlled, having liberation as his supreme goal, free from desire, fear and anger - the sage is verily liberated f...or ever. He who knows Me as the enjoyer of sacrifices and austerities, the great Lord of all the worlds and the friend of all beings, attains to peace.
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