Comparison The futile pastime of the mind – (Gita Daily)

Published on Oct 18, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18, Text 54 Comparison is a favorite pastime of the mind. As soon as people enter our familiarity perimeter, the mind starts comparing us with them. However, unlike Krishna’s pastimes that lead to purification, inspiration and liberation, the comparison pastime leads only to contamination, depression and detention. Let’s see how: 1. Contamination: If comparison makes us feel inferior to others, then we get victimized by an inferiority complex. If comparison makes us feel superior to others, then we get seduced by a superiority complex. Both these complexes contaminate our heart with self-centeredness. 2. Depression: The media exploits our mind’s addiction to comparison by holding aloft the best specimens within any comparison category: individuals with the best bodily contours, the best IQ scores, the best luxury products and the best life-partners. Regular comparison with such ideal or idealized specimens makes us depressed, no matter how little or how much we have. Read More –

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