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Bhagavad Geeta: Chapter 2, Verses 53-55

In the  previous verses , Sri Krishna continues to elaborate on how Karma Yoga is to be practiced to purify the mind and to develop discriminatory and sharp intellect. This practice prepares one for meditation to establish oneself in Self-Knowledge. When we speak about the spiritual path, it starts with practicing Karma yoga. This practice purifies the mind ( citta śudhi ) and sharpens the intellect to discriminate between real and unreal ( viveka ) to grasp the Knowledge of Self ( jñāna prāpti ). This prepares one to meditate and be liberated ( mokśa ) by being established in Self-Knowledge. When there is equanimity in mind while doing actions, it implies that we have been practicing Karma Yoga correctly. Similarly, when we develop dispassion by realizing the futile pursuit of happiness in worldly objects after thorough reflection, we know that the mind is purified. This purified mind enables the intellect to understand the nature of the Self without any doubts and hence removes ignor

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