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EQUANIMITY

In Bhagavadgita Lord Krishna says ‘sukha-duhkhe same krtvā’ (2.38) meaning treating happiness and sorrow equally. This concept is often associated with the practice of equanimity or maintaining a balanced and composed state of mind regardless of external circumstances. In Bhagavadgita (9:31) Lord Krishna declares ‘na me bhaktah pranaśyati’ “My devotee never perishes.” Those who have taken the shelter of Lord or who are unalloyed devotees of Lord Krishna do not perish/fall. In Srimad Bhagvatam (9.4.63) Lord Krishna is declaring His relationship with His devotees. He refers to Himself as "bhakta-parādhīna," which means "I am under the control of my devotees." This is a profound statement, highlighting the importance of devotion and the reciprocal relationship between God and His devotees. In Bhagvad Gita, at multiple places, Lord Krishna assures protection to his devotees. He says that for someone who has taken His shelter ‘Lord carries what he lacks and preserves what he has.’ In essence, life often resembles a precarious tightrope walk, where maintaining a harmonious perspective amid life's joys and sorrows aids in successfully traversing it. Moreover, individuals who seek refuge in Lord Krishna find themselves enveloped in a protective safety net, ensuring that they do not stumble or fall along their journey

Dr. Archana Srivastava