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दुःखेष्वनुद्विग्नमनाः सुखेषु विगतस्पृहः ।
वीतरागभयक्रोधः स्थितधीर्मुनिरुच्यते ॥
duḥkheṣvanudvignamanāḥ sukheṣu vigataspṛhaḥ,
vītarāgabhayakrodhaḥ sthitadhīrmunirucyate.


Each one of us wants to gain happiness and avoid sadness or grief, but since they cannot be controlled, what we miss out on is how to deal with these, what would a sage or a wise person do. The Bhagavad Gita, in Chapter 2, Shloka 56, talks about how a wise (wo)man, or a muni, would deal with both joy and grief.

duḥkheṣvanudvignamanāḥ sukheṣu vigataspṛhaḥ,
One who is not agitated or anxious in times of sadness, and does not give in to desires in times of happiness.
vītarāgabhayakrodhaḥ sthitadhīrmunirucyate.
One who is unaffected by like or dislike, fear or anger, such a steady mind is known as a muni.

It might seem a little impractical that one of solutions to life are that a person should not experience any emotion whatsoever. That is not the objective of this shloka. The connecting link to satisfaction and dealing with the UPs and DOWNs of life is PEACE. If you are at peace inside, grief will not agitate you, you will not experience undue fear or anger and you will not fall into the trap of pleasure.


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