Friday, 3 April 2009
Bhagavad Gita 2:55-68 (Wisdom)
The Bhagavad Gita (song of God) is a sacred text of Indian mysticism. This extract is from the chapter known as “yoga of wisdom”.
When a man puts from him all desires that prey upon the mind, contented in Self alone, he is called a man of wisdom. Untroubled by sorrows, no longing for pleasures, no fear from passion, no anger, does not rejoice when good things occur, does not feel sorrow if bad things occur, withdrawing all senses from their proper objects as the tortoise might draw in its limbs. The pleasures of the senses disappear and then even the desires eventually disappear. The restless violence of the senses may subdue even a wise man seeking perfection. Sit and attempt to bring the senses into harmony. When a man dwells on the pleasures of sense, attraction to them is born, then follows desire, then anger, then bewilderment, then wandering of the mind, then destruction of the spirit, then man is lost. The spirit that roves through the worlds of the senses and yet keeps the senses in harmony, free from attraction and aversion finds serenity. The senses rove and sweep away any wisdom like the wind sweeps away a ship on the water.
In a naturist sense our senses are the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, skin, brain for sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch and perception. The object of our senses is nudity. This suggests that the main sex organ is our mind because all the other senses are under its control. Sex is a mental discipline and training the mind to accept the messages received from the senses in a proper way is our aim. The textile is doomed to a devilish existence because their senses tell them that nudity equals sex but the naturist has evolved beyond this to discern the Self. And exists in bliss.