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Tought Of The Day Wednesday 28.03.2012

"One who is not in transcendental consciousness can have neither a controlled mind nor steady intelligence, without which there is no possibility of peace. And how can there be any happiness without peace?"

From Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS Chapter 2 Text 66 Page 152.  Below is the original text

Srimad Bhagavad Gita As It Is

Bhagavad Gita AS IT IS Chapter 2 Text 66 Page 152

nāsti buddhir ayuktasya
na cāyuktasya bhāvanā
na cābhāvayataḥ śāntir
aśāntasya kutaḥ sukham

na asti-there cannot be; buddhiḥ-transcendental intelligence; ayuktasya-of one who is not connected (with Kṛṣṇa consciousness); na-neither; ca-and; ayuktasya-of one devoid of Kṛṣṇa consciousness; bhāvanā-mind fixed in happiness; na-neither; ca-and; abhāvayataḥ-one who is not fixed; śāntiḥ-peace; aśāntasya-of the unpeaceful; kutaḥ-where is; sukham-happiness. TRANSLATIO

One who is not in transcendental consciousness can have neither a controlled mind nor steady intelligence, without which there is no possibility of peace. And how can there be any happiness without peace?

Purport by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Unless one is in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, there is no possibility of peace. So it is confirmed in the Fifth Chapter (5.29) that when one understands that Kṛṣṇa is the only enjoyer of all the good results of sacrifice and penance, and that He is the proprietor of all universal manifestations, that He is the real friend of all living entities, then only can one have real peace. Therefore, if one is not in Kṛṣṇa consciousness, there cannot be a final goal for the mind. Disturbance is due to want of an ultimate goal, and when one is certain that Kṛṣṇa is the enjoyer, proprietor and friend of everyone and everything, then one can, with a steady mind, bring about peace. Therefore, one who is engaged without a relationship with Kṛṣṇa is certainly always in distress and is without peace, however much one may make a show of peace and spiritual advancement in life. Kṛṣṇa consciousness is a self-manifested peaceful condition which can be achieved only in relationship with Kṛṣṇa.

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Yogis in devotion, never return to this temporary world

Originally the living entity is a spiritual being, but when he desires to enjoy this material world, he comes down. We can understand that the living entity first accepts a body that is human in form, but gradually, due to his degraded
 activities, he falls into lower forms of life-into the animal, plant, and aquatic forms. By the gradual process of evolution, the living entity again attains the body of a human being and is given another chance to get out of the process of transmigration. If he again misses his chance in the human form to understand his position, he is again placed in the cycle of birth and death in various types of bodies. The living entity, who has received his present body because of his past fruitive activity, may end the results of his actions in this life, but this does not mean that he is liberated from bondage to material bodies. The living entity receives one type of body, and by performing actions with that body he creates another. Thus he transmigrates from one body to another, through repeated birth and death, because of his gross ignorance. Bhagavad-gita. (4.9), "One who knows the transcendental nature of of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna." But the Lord further notes that the great souls alone, who are "yogis in devotion, never return to this temporary world, which is full of miseries, because they have attained the highest perfection." (Bg. 8.15.) "By sincerely following an authentic spiritual science, we can become worry-free and achieve a state of pure, unending, blissful consciousness. We are not physical bodies made of matter. Each of us is an eternal spirit soul or atma, a part of God. Realizing this, eliminates fear & helps us to see each other as one global united family."
Please chant the Hare Krishna mantra and be happy. "When love is focused on the supreme object of love, dear Krishna, all parties and souls are fully satisfied, there is no clash or conflict in that world.

5000 years ago Lord Krishna spoke to Arjuna and said "That very ancient science of the relationship with the Supreme is today told by Me to you because you are My devotee as well as My friend and can therefore understand the transcendental mystery of this science." “Those who focus their minds on My personal form, always engaged in worshiping Me with intense spiritual faith, are considered by Me to be most perfect.” Bhagavad-gita 12.2 "Engage your mind always in thinking of Me, engage your body in My service and surrender unto Me. Completely absorbed in Me, surely you will come to Me.” Bhagavad-gita 9.34