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No, Krishna doesn't ask Arjuna to not to set a target. Otherwise, the Lord wouldn't have said in the second chapter the following verse: That action is said to be characterised by the mode of ignorance which is performed by delusion, without regards to consequences, loss, injury and one's own competence. (Bhagavad Gita 18.25) Therefore, it is incorrect ...


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Was Vishvamitra Self - Realized while falling in Menaka's Beauty ? Can Self - Realized beings can also fall in Lust ?<br> We find the he answers of above questions given in Valmiki Ramayana Bal-Kanda.Chapter [Sarga] 63. Where the whole story of Sage Vishwamitra is narrated in greate detail . Background -: on Vishvamitra's performing severe ascesis ...


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Leading a life as per one's own wishes, with complete disregard for the scriptural injunctions, is never recommended in Hinduism. Because it will ultimately lead to misery and destruction. People belonging to the different classes and orders of life who are steadfastly devoted to the Laws proper to them enjoy the fruits of their deeds after death; and ...


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Sri Krishna says in Gita about desire - काम and delusion - मोह. ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंसः सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते। सङ्गात् संजायते कामः कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते।।2.62।। In the case of a person who dwells on objects, there arises attachment for them. From attachment grows hankering (strong desire), from hankering springs anger. क्रोधाद्भवति संमोहः संमो...


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Giving up of actions motivated by desire is what the wise understand as sanyās. Relinquishing the fruits of all actions is what the learned declare to be tyāg. BG-18.2 Actually, without following traditional varNAshram dharma where son follows the occupation of his father, Krishna's teaching of Bhagwadgeeta doesn't square well. In traditional structure of ...


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I assume that you are here asking only about sexual desire as lust not about other forms of desires. According to Ayurveda lust(sexual desire) is one of the natural four-fold human desires: Sarire JAyayate Nityam VAnchah NrinAm ChaturvidhAHa | Vubhuksha Cha PipAsA SusupsA Cha RatisprihA || Daily these four-fold desires are born in a human body-...


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Yes Kama is greatest enemy amongst the Six enemy’s (Shada Ripus). More appropriate version of Lust is Kama or Deisre. Lust is sexual Desire while kama is generalized form of desire, Kama is most powerful amongst Shad ripus. Arjuna asked a similar question to Krishna, following is the enquiry about the force which leads jiva to do sinful acts (as if ...


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If we desire for desirelessness isn't it a desire ? Yes, it is indeed a desire, Which is necessary. Does karmas takes place in these kinds of actions ? Gita explains this in form of " निष्काम कर्म " or " Selfless deeds " Lord Krishna said in Gita that One can not live with Karma, even if you are sitting ideal there is karma going on. Karma should be ...


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First of all we need to understand the concept of 84 lakhs of Yonis that a Jiva or soul has to travel through before merging back to Brahman again. And, this merging back is called Moksha. Chaturashitilakshesu Sarireshu SaririnAm | Na Manushyam VinA Annyatra Tatva GyAnantu Labhyate || Among the 84 lakh of Yonis (wombs) Tatva Gyana (Brahma Gyana,or ...


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Lust control is incredibly hard. Take Vishwamitra and countless other Rishis who couldn’t control it! It is part of nature. Shani and any Shiva side deity like Nandi etc. helps you but ultimately YOU have to control it. I mean your soul. It is Nature/ Moola prakriti’s way of protecting the Shiva ‘Role’. Figure out what happens when the fluid raises Upwards. ...


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In Dattatreya's life, he has spoken of how he had attained Jnana through observing nature around him. In that he mentions, whatever a human thinks of constantly, he attains that form by citing an example. The Bhringi or the BEETLE catches hold of a worm, puts it in its nest, and gives it a sting. The poor worm, always fearing the return of the beetle and ...


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Human intellect (बुद्धि) is most of the time covered with desires that please the senses. So, being under the control of senses is the state of intellect (बुद्धि) of an average person. For an average person, who is slave of senses, all dreams and passion are merely the projections of desires of senses. His free will is the will of senses, in disguise. For ...


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The simple answer to your question is NO he won't get angry. As far as I remember Krishna himself mentioned that, he resides in all and all resides in him (e.g. Vishwa-Rup). He also said that if you are worshiping any god, he will come to you in that form as all others are his forms only. So worshiping any one of them will finally lead you to him. (No ...


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Every work (action) has a result (consequence), which is received by the doer. The fruit of the action is not the same as result of the action. Result of action = Consequence of the action, after completion of the action. Fruit of action = Attachment (via fear/sorrow/joy) with the result of action. Result of an action is necessarily consumable by doer. ...


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Hinduism teaches freedom from the senses, not freedom of the senses. Sri Krishna says in the Gita 16.23-24 (Swami Nikhilananda translator): He who discards the injunctions of the scriptures and acts upon the impulse of desires attains neither perfection nor happiness nor the Supreme Goal. Therefore let the scriptures be your authority in determining ...


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Faintheartedness and fear sometimes come in the guise of sattva but are actually tamsaic in origin. In one of his commentaries on the Gita, Swami Vivekananda says (Complete Works, V4, p 107-10; available here - Vol 4, 'Lectures and Discourses', 'Thoughts on the Gita' https://advaitaashrama.org/cw/content.php): The next is, Nishkâma Karma, or work without ...


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