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Characteristics Of A Divinely Person

Characteristics Of A Divinely Person

Assets of Divinely Person

Many people get confused about what is good and whatnot,
what is right and whatnot.
Obviously, it is the context that makes things
good or bad, right or wrong
but there is small help from the Guru of Bhagwat Gita
for those who are looking for commandments.

Unfortunately, many people around us do not know Samskrut
and in local Indian languages, these Samskrut words have various meanings.
Although the commentary of many Acharya’s
has been translated into English
but those are so big to read
that people think we will read and understand that after retirement.
Other times commentary from different
Bhakti, Vishista Advaita Vedanta, Advaita Vedanta
Schools have multiple interpretations.

The text below is translated based on my understanding
of Samskrut and understanding various translations of Bhagawat Gita.

Here are 26 Assets of Divine Person. Words in () is Samskruit word from the original text.

  1. No sense of fear from powerful around, of future, of loses (aBhayam)
  2. The purity of heart (Sattva-Sam-Shudhi)
  3. Unified oneself with the cosmic-self using the True knowledge of the self (GnyanaYoga Vya-va-sthitihi)
  4. Giving away wealth to the needy without expecting anything in return (Daanam)
  5. Control on the body parts and control of desires (Damah)
  6. Consciously and willingly giving for larger cause and benefits (Yagnya)
  7. Self-study, reading, contemplation on the meaning of the text to understand life better. This all without the motivation of money, fame, a better future, or the next life. (Swa-Adhyaya)
  8. Living with a minimum, frugal life, concentrating on optimum use of physical body and mind for the larger objective (Tapas)
  9. In the context of situation, time and space conducting with right behavior (Arjavam)
  10. The practice of Non-violence until your self-existence is at threat (aHimsa)
  11. Work to know the truth and speak the truth which you know, before an authority (Satyam)
  12. Don’t show anger where it does not help any. If required then the last beneficiary of the anger is me. (Akrodha)
  13. Share your goods if it is needed by more deserving than you. This can be done even if you have less. (Tyaga)
  14. Working for peace (Shanti)
  15. Not making a false statement which can damage the reputation of another person. ( aPaishunam)
  16. Kindness, Mercy, Pity-ness on the living being especially if you are powerful in body, money, authority (Daya Bhuteshu)
  17. No desire to have other’s things for your enjoyment (aLo-lup-tvam)
  18. A temperament of gentleness, mildness, tenderness (Mardvam)
  19. No show-off of the abilities, knowledge, power by any mean i.e. dress, style, especially to known people (Hrir)
  20. Steady mind, which can think one thing at a time and not jumping all the places at all the time. Especially when it is causing restlessness in the person. (aChapalam)
  21. Physical strength, energy, enthusiasm, and ability to work hard (Tejah)
  22. Forgive people and the self for their/self intentional or unintentional blunders. (Kshama)
  23. Patience for the result of work, to sustain pain or adversity (Dhruti)
  24. Cleanliness and purity of physical body, cloths, and thoughts (Shaucham)
  25. No desire to do any evil act especially to good people around (aDroha)
  26. No excessive pride on the self capabilities, abilities or of those who are close to you (ati-Maanita)

Hope this helps. Any better translation inputs are always welcome.

Source: Bhagwat Gita, Chapter 16, Verses 1,2,3.

Hari Om Tat Sat
Yours Truly Hari