The Lord again advised Arjuna in His divine message to be exactly like an ocean with all its vastness, expansion with the power of contraction, absorbing all the flows of all the rivers and seas,yet remains in its own limit at ease and comfort.
The life of a perfect sage is like that of an ocean with all its vastness and glorious activities on the path of the selfless service to the causes of all the factors surrendering in its front and inspite of all such wonderful and great feats, it remains calm for ever and smiles with its rolling waves as if it doesn’t not know anything about his greatness!
In continuation of His sublime and graceful message to Arjuna, the Lord Krishna among all the rightful paths , described the two great paths in human life to attain the rightful destination in the path of his duty and to be able to reach the Moksha , the ultimate freedom from the mortal quality.
The two great paths of human activities as imperative in life as described by the Lord as ‘Jnana Yoga’ or the ‘Jnana marga’ , that means, the path of knowledge and the ‘Karma Yoga’ or the ‘Karma marga’ that means, the path of actions and both are important and complementary to each other and both are the actions of the sages in order to raise and complete their duties in the path of truth and establishment of Dharma ,the Religion for the righteous to reach the attainment of Moksha from the mortal quality.
A perfect sage is not blind to the happenings in and around him , nor he keeps his senses closed and unresponsive to the activities of the world.
Where an ordinary person is carried and swept away easily by the actions of the world, a perfect sage in that position, absorbs all the things sensibly with his powerful realisation and either by the application of ‘Jnana Yoga’ or ‘Karma Yoga’ he finds the truth and answers in his positive and ever responsive attitude .A perfect sage is controlled in self and out side his self, and even in the most turmoiling and restless situation he is able to keep his senses under his absolute control.
If a person in his life is able to do this he has surely established himself in the position of a perfect sage and is called as accomplished one, to conduct selflessly all his duty for the righteous to the reach of salvation!
A short extract from the original book,”The Srimad Bhagawad Gita”written by Subrata Mukherjee.
The New World (Natun Prithibi)