Reviewing the battlefield of his mind,
Arjuna worries over
not being able to fulfill
the Transcendental Task
that Bhagavan Sri Krishna Ordered him to take on.
Weary and weakened over having to endure
the death of many of his illusions,
Arjuna gives over his life to the Self
that Perpetually Animates his being.
Awaiting for the next movement of duality
within the gate of his heart,
Arjuna looks up to the Supersoul
that Shines Within the Face of Bhagavan Sri Krishna.
Living in this world
as the Supreme Renunciate,
Bhagavan Sri Krishna recommends to Arjuna
to regard everything that happens
to the world externally
and to all living souls internally
as a product of the material senses
and gross intelligence of the human mind.
Under the control of the five senses,
a living soul loses hold of
the ability to discriminate
between what is temporary and what is eternal.
Bewildered by the gross intelligence
of the human mind,
those who are desirous of being My disciple
must learn to tolerate the various urges
that are connected to the base survival of the physical body.
Becoming indifferent to the mechanisms
of the unrestrained senses,
the sage is required to overcome
the need to express his or her anger,
impatience and dualistic nature in general.
Climbing the ladder of Self-Realization,
o Arjuna, do not forget to meditate
on how it is possible
to defeat the armies of dualistic thoughts
and dualisitic emotions
as they arise within and without
the perimeter of My Inferior Energies.
Controlled and inwardly contented
by Superior Knowledge of Me,
stabilize the awareness
of how everything is the Same.
Graced by a Vision of Unity,
the sage perceives what is
of an Inferior Nature to be Equal to that which is Transcendent.
Not breaking your concentration on Me,
My Divine Guidance
will permit you to relish My Superior Energies at all times.
Whether busily engaged in the world of the senses
or in the midst of this conflict or that conflict,
take to My Lotus Feet
and forget about what the populations
say about your Duty as My Servant.
Offering everything that you do
renounce duality altogether
and become an active exponent
of the Tranquility that is brought about by Equanimity.
(See Ch.5 for the next segment of this enlightening teaching)