Saturday, April 16, 2011

the path that leads to peace

By thinking of objects, a person starts to want them.
And a person who always wants things
cannot have them all.
Then she gets disappointed.
Her disappointment makes her angry.
Her anger confuses her.
She loses her mind and is ruined.
She has no peace.

But a person who stops wanting things
is free from attachment.
She is free from loving things and free from hate.
Such a person is on the path that leads to peace.

-Bhagavad Gita

1 comment:

Misty said...

Ahhh... these are magic words. I remember reading this a couple years ago myself, and I find such profound wisdom in it. So much suffering of man could be cured if we were free from attachment.