Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 verse 64: He who is Self-controlled moves among the objects of the senses liberated from their attractions and aversions. Liberated, he achieves grace in action.
'He who is Self-controlled...’ Intellect established in the desireless Self disengages mind and senses from the turbulent vicissitudes of the phenomenal world (2.58). In addition, the mind and senses turn away from their objects (2.59) and are brought under the 'control' of contented Self through the influence of intellect established in it (2.61). Intellect, mind and senses infused with contentment, attractions and aversions found in objects of the senses lose their allure. He ‘moves among the objects of the senses liberated from their attractions and aversions.’
Our actions follow Nature's desire (2.51, 2.61) to achieve the highest level of evolution in spiritual and material wellbeing. Directed by Nature's desire to follow one's path of evolution and freed from temptations of 'attractions and aversions' in objects of the senses, movements flow easily, measurably and proportionately towards higher levels of consciousness. 'Liberated, he achieves grace in action.'
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