manmana

Krishna repeatedly tells Arjuna to surrender everything to him in love…The whole point of the path of love is to transform motivation from “I, I, I” to “thou, thou, thou”- that is, to surrender selfish attachments by dissolving them into the desire to give…

Manmana: this is the refrain of the Gita.  Krishna tells Arjuna, “Fill your mind with me, focus every thought on me, think of me always”, then “you will be united with me” (see 9:34).

In practical terms, it means that awareness will be integrated down to the deepest recesses of the unconscious, which is precisely the significance of the word yoga.

Excerpt from the Introduction to The Bhagavad Gita Introduced and Translated by Eknath Easwaran

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