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(37) Three gunas   Three gunas make up a being Sattva, Rajas, Tamas ruling   Sattva founded on spirit eternal Disregards body, world physical   Rajas works for ego, body sensual Engaged for happiness ephemeral   Tamas knows not wrong … Continue reading

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(27) What is liberation

Our body has senses physical Designed for experiences dual   If I get pricked by a pin Can I avoid feeling pain?   Cool breeze on a muggy evening So pleasing and comforting   But sense experiences do not last … Continue reading

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(22) Non-doership

I performed action, this, that To deserve this desired fruit   That’s doership avoidable Karma bondage eternal   Opposite is idea of non-doer Not me, but Divine is the doer   Acting thru’ me as instrument For His purpose and … Continue reading

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(13) Free Will

Robots are machines programmed Controlled by software precoded   Humans made up of gunas three Moving like puppets, not free   Strings held by the Creator invisible Puppet show, purpose unknowable   We seem to think and decide action Behind … Continue reading

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(12) Foods

Foods of kinds three, gunas based Saatvik, rajasik, tamasik recognized   Saatvik increase life, vigour, strength Promote happiness, love, good health   Juicy, with action lubricant Oily, Nutritious, and pleasant   Rajasik are bitter, sour or salty Cause grief, disease, … Continue reading

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(11) Equanimity

Ordinary people’s agony incessant Why this happened and not that?   Pleasure we want repeating Pain though, soonest vanishing   But of fruit, not being desirous Yogi has a mind equanimous   Mind undisturbed, unwavering Thru’ good, bad, uninteresting   … Continue reading

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Poetic Insights into the Gita – 6

Scriptures, right and wrong thinking Scriptures contain injunctions righteous What to do and not to do, for life pious   Heaven, hell as post-death dwelling Deeds righteous or sinful, according   Injunctions confusing for worldly Situations many, different personally   … Continue reading

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