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Bhagwad Geeta describes generation of anger in the following verse and says that anger is linked to our contemplation . ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंसः संगस्तेषूपजायते । संगात्संजायते कामः कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते ॥2.62॥  " While contemplating the objects of the senses,  a person develops attachment for them, and  from such attachment lust develops, and  from lust anger arises."   The verse has four parts and we shall see them part by part. 1. WHILE CONTEMPLATING THE OBJECTS OF SENSES ( ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंसः). Scriptures say our mind is always engaged in these subjects- eating, sleeping, defending & sex and improving their conditions. Mind always needs something or the other for engagement. 2. A PERSON DEVELOPS ATTACHMENT FOR THEM.( संगस्तेषूपजायते  ) Bg. Geeta talks of three Gunas or three qualitative states of nature – Satv-gun, Rajo-Gun & Tamo-Gun. Satva-gun is a state where a person performs pious actions which are free from sinful reactions.  Raj


HOW SHOULD WE DIE? (According to a famous story Ajamil who was a sinful person remembered God at the time of death. The gods servents then drove away the servents of Yamraj who had come to take his soul) Bhagwad Geeta and all the Vedic literatures suggest us to come out of the cycle of birth and death. One who escapes this cycle attains The Supreme. Death is said to be an examination for everybody. It is a test whose date is not announced but is certain to take place. Bhagwad Geeta 8.5 to 8.15 gives certain guidelines to pass this examination. Bg 8.5   —  And whoever, at the end of his life, quits his body remembering Me alone at once attains My nature. Of this there is no doubt. Bg 8.6   —  Whatever state of being one remembers when he quits his body, O son of Kuntī, that state he will attain without fail. The state of mind at the time of quilting the body decides our (soul’s) next destination.   Lord explains TWO methods of attaining the supreme. One method


WHAT IS SPIRITUAL INTELLIGENCE? Shrimad Bhagwad Gita mentions 20 items of Spiritual Intelligence. Spiritual Intelligence develops spiritual knowledge which manifests itself in specific behavior. According to Bh. Gita following constitutes spiritual knowledge. Humility; pridelessness; nonviolence; tolerance; simplicity; approaching an Acharya; cleanliness; steadiness; self-control; renunciation of the objects of sense gratification; absence of false ego; the perception of the evil of birth, death, old age and disease; detachment; freedom from entanglement with children, wife, home and the rest; even-mindedness amid pleasant and unpleasant events; constant and unalloyed devotion to Me; aspiring to live in a solitary place; detachment from the general mass of people; accepting the importance of self-realization; and philosophical search for the Absolute Truth – all these I declare to be knowledge, and besides this whatever there may be is ignorance.   Bh. Gita -13.8