This is the second discourse of the six in the series. The verses elucidated in the talk are as follows. Given for your reading pleasure and reference:
बालस्तावत् क्रीडासक्तः, तरुणस्तावत् तरुणीसक्तः। वृद्धस्तावत् चिन्तामग्नः पारे ब्रह्मणि कोऽपि न लग्नः ॥7॥ Children are busy playing, and youth, gratifying. The old are busy worrying. No one seems to have time for God. का ते कांता कस्ते पुत्रः, संसारोऽयं अतीव विचित्रः। कस्य त्वं कः कुत अयातः तत्त्वं चिन्तय यदिदं भ्रातः ॥8॥ Who is your partner or son? In this peculiar world, think over your own source of origin and your real identity. सत्संगत्वे निःसंगत्वं, निःसंगत्वे निर्मोहत्वं। निर्मोहत्वे निश्चलतत्त्वं निश्चलतत्त्वे जीवन्मुक्तिः ॥9॥ Wise company with the noble arouses dispassion and that leads to non-attachment. With non-attachment comes stability and knowledge, and that leads to liberation. वयसि गते कः कामविकारः शुष्के नीरे कः कासारः। क्षीणे वित्ते कः परिवारो ज्ञाते तत्त्वे कः संसारः ॥10॥ Infirmity takes away sensual pleasures. A pond ceases to be so without water. Just like a family scrambles with dissipating wealth, the illusory world disappears upon self realization. मा कुरु धन-जन-यौवन-गर्वं, हरति निमेषात्कालः सर्वम्। मायामयमिदमखिलं हित्वा ब्रह्म पदं त्वं प्रविश विदित्वा ॥11॥ Your friends, youth, wealth and pride — all that boost your ego will be snatched by Death in a jiffy. This world is an illusion, an elaborate construction of non-substance. Aim for the highest goal.
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