Posted by The Editor | Sep 13, 2012 | 3,998 views
ahiḿsā kṣāntir ārjavam
anahańkāra eva ca
nityaḿ ca sama-cittatvam
etaj jñānam iti proktam
ajñānaḿ yad ato ’nyathā
Translation of Bhagavad Gita 13.8-12
Humility; pridelessness; nonviolence; tolerance; simplicity; approaching a bona fide spiritual master; cleanliness; steadiness; self-control; renunciation of the objects of sense gratification; absence of false ego; the perception of the evil of birth, death, old age and disease; detachment; freedom from entanglement with children, wife, home and the rest; even-mindedness amid pleasant and unpleasant events; constant and unalloyed devotion to Me; aspiring to live in a solitary place; detachment from the general mass of people; accepting the importance of self-realization; and philosophical search for the Absolute Truth—all these I declare to be knowledge, and besides this whatever there may be is ignorance.