It was an honor to join Michael Barnett for another This Is Darkness videocast and bring focus to a few important verses from the Bhagavad Gita.
Jai Aghor! Jai Agni! Jai Sri Krishna!
For one who has subdued the mind, the mind is a friend. However, for one who has not controlled the mind, the mind is the greatest enemy. Those who have subdued the mind and are calm, attain realization of Paramatma (Super Consciousness).
For such persons heat and cold, happiness and distress and honor and dishonor are all the same. The yogi who is self-satisfied due to his knowledge and realization, fixed in his spiritual nature and in control of his senses, sees dirt, stones and gold equally.
Such a yogi of impartial intelligence sees an honest wellwisher, an affectionate benefactor, an enemy, neutral persons, a mediator, the envious, a relative, the pious and the impious with equal vision.
– Bhagavad Gita 6:6-9