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prasāde sarva-duḥkhānāṁ hānir asyopajāyate
prasanna-chetaso hyāśhu buddhiḥ paryavatiṣhṭhate
prasāde—by divine grace; sarva—all; duḥkhānām—of sorrows; hāniḥ—destruction; asya—his; upajāyate—comes; prasanna-chetasaḥ—with a tranquil mind; hi—indeed; āśhu—soon; buddhiḥ—intellect; paryavatiṣhṭhate—becomes firmly established
When a man attains peace, all sorrow and suffering caused by the unbalanced mind and rebellious senses come to an end. By peace and purity, the mind is soon fixed in the Self.
Every individual is seeking for the elimination of sorrow, and the attainment of peace. How can he get them? The path is shown here. By purity and peace of mind, both are acquired. When the mind is freed from impure impulses the aim of spiritual life is achieved. Just as in a clean mirror the reflection is perfectly clear, even so in the purified mind the Self shines forth in its own splendor and glory.
Sage Vasishta states that purity of mind arising from the deep knowledge of Atma is Moksha (liberation). So all those who desire Moksha should keep the mind pure by constant inquiry of the Self. Two great benefits are derived from the peace of mind – (1) Elimination of all sorrow and suffering, (2) Resting of the mind firmly in Atma.
Of all sufferings: All sorrows and sufferings – (adhyatmika, adhibhautika, adhidaivika) -are removed at once when peace is attained. What a wonderful boon of peace for man! What more does a man want? A casual look at the world and humanity would reveal the horrid restlessness, distraction, and pain, both of the body and mind, which man is undergoing in this earthly life. Life is a fitful fever. Mad and delirious, man runs here and there, getting and spending, exhausting his energies, angry, distressed, and subject to the innumerable shocks of life. That is the unfortunate state of man. From all these evils man is protected by the contemplation of the Self and when peace is attained, these are completely eliminated. Peace is the condition of Moksha. If peace does not fill the whole being of man, Moksha remains only in intellectual concept without real meaning or substance in it.
Mind is firmly fixed in Atma: When the mind is untroubled and peaceful the intellect is easily fixed in Atma. Then it is all bliss and blessedness. It is like a small river emptying itself into the ocean and becoming one with it. Even the happiness of the creator Brahma is only a drop in the ocean of the bliss of the Supreme Self. What more does a man want than to merge himself in the ocean of bliss? So let every man who is punished with sorrow and suffering by his own evil, know the path of liberation, and strive for peace.