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In GITA there is shloka in chapter 5 Verse 18

vidyā-vinaya-sampanne brāhmaṇe gavi hastini

śhuni chaiva śhva-pāke cha paṇḍitāḥ sama-darśhinaḥ

My thinking : I didn't deeply understand this quote

In teenage age, girl is attracted to a handsome boy, boys are attracted to beautiful girls. But we are not attracted to ugly face girls or ugly face boys.

My question is that how can we look equally to ugly face girls/boys and beautiful face boys/girls?

Is there any technique?

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    The last lines regarding government examination have been deleted by me, as they are not relevant to the question. @jasmine – Srimannarayana K V Sep 24 at 13:13
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    sankrit sama darshinah means see the lord in all life forms as the same lord who is responsible for creation, destruction, maintenance, giver of justice, giver of knowledge, obscurer of knowledge, withholding one in the material world and deliverer of liberation. it says about antaryami in all life, material world that is sama darshina not the external appereance like ant and elephant, lord inside both ant and elephant are the same i.e. what sama darshina means – Prasanna R Sep 24 at 14:29
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    To be frank with all - it is not possible for ordinary people, to have sama-darśhinaḥ or having equal perception, but not equal look. This stage is possible to a person, who attained SELF REALISATIOIN. The subtle concept is that a SELF REALISED person (he/she) will not perceive he/she is the human body, but the DIVINE soul. The moment ONE start thinking that ONE is body, all types of emotions, ie., anger, passion, desire for mating with opposite sex, happiness, will creep in. – Srimannarayana K V Sep 24 at 15:06
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    Gita is basically a crash course guide on Vedanta and Puranas. So, to truly understand it, one must study Vedanta-Puranas under a competent Guru. In 5.18, Krishna is talking about the soul, even though elephant, cow, dog, chandala appear different externally, but internally their cause is same. Shankaracharya learnt this oneness from a Chandala of Kashi. youtube.com/watch?v=S-MVCn_tO1Q . Everyone is attracted to a beautiful face & want to be young forever, because everyone is knowingly/unknowingly striving for perfection.'Satyam Shivam Sundaram',only truth is beautiful and immortal – Manu Kumar Sep 24 at 17:09
  • thanks u @ManuKumar. – jasmine Sep 24 at 17:10
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To be frank with all - it is not possible for ordinary people, to have sama-darśhinaḥ or having equal perception. This stage is possible to a person, who attained SELF REALISATION.

The subtle concept is that a SELF REALISED person (he/she) will not perceive he/she is the human body, but the DIVINE soul. The moment ONE start thinking that ONE is body, all types of emotions, ie., anger, passion, desire for mating with opposite sex, happiness, will creep in.


The following is an excerpt from the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi.

D.: How to root out sexual impulse?

M.: By rooting out the false idea of the body being Self. There is no sex in the Self.

D.: How to realise it?

M.: Because you think you are the body, you see another as the body. Difference in sex arises. But you are not the body. Be the real Self. Then there is no sex.

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