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Bhagavad-Gita Chapter 2, Verse 62

Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized
Verse: 62
dhyayato vishayan pumsah
sangas teshupajayate
sangat sanjayate kamah
kamat krodho 'bhijayate

While contemplating the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them, and from such attachment lust develops, and from lust anger arises.

It is the nature of the senses to seek engagement. They will always be engaged in some type of service. We only need to look around us and see the huge assortment of facilities created to engage one's senses is some way. Factually speaking the entire material world is one relentless pursuit for sense gratification.

Different people have different mentalities and propensities. The nature of the material world is that for each and every of these propensities: pious, passionate or ignorant, there is a corresponding object to attract the senses. Once the senses find an object that attracts them, then the entity develops a strong desire to attain the object. This is lust – for wealth, sex, power, fame, adoration etc.- they are all various manifestation of the drive of the senses. The nature of the lust is that it can never be satisfied. It is like a blazing fire – the more one tries to satisfy it – the stronger it burns. Inevitably, the lust for a sense object will exceed the availability of that object. This unsatiated lust now manifests as anger.

Srila Prabhupada comments, "In the material world everyone, including Lord Shiva and Lord Brahma-to say nothing of other demigods in the heavenly planets-is subjected to the influence of sense objects, and the only method to get out of this puzzle of material existence is to become Krishna conscious."

Please read the Sanskrit Verse and the Prabhupada's Purport.


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