Bhagavad Gita - Chapter 13 - Verse 8-12

amanitvam adambhitvam ahimsa kshantir arjavam
acaryopasanam shaucam sthairyam atma-vinigrahah
indriyartheshu vairagyam anahankara eva ca
janma-mrityu-jara-vyadhi-duhkha-doshanudarshanam
asaktir anabhishvangah putra-dara-grihadishu
nityam ca sama-cittatvam ishtanishtopapattishu
mayi cananya-yogena bhaktir avyabhicarini
vivikta-desha-sevitvam aratir jana-samsadi
adhyatma-jnana-nityatvam tattva-jnanartha-darshanam
etaj jnanam iti proktam ajnanam yad ato’nyatha

Translation: 

Desirelessness, humility, nonviolence, tolerance, simplicity, service to the spiritual master, purity, steadiness, selfcontrol, detachment from sense gratification, absence of false ego, perception of the miseries of birth, death, old age and disease, detachment, freedom from attachment to wife, children and household life, perpetual equanimity in both happy and distressful circumstances, constant and firm devotion unto Me, dwelling in a solitary place, free from the desire to socialize with the masses, constant determination in achieving self-realization and a desire to gain knowledge of the Absolute Truth – all these qualities have been declared to be knowledge. Anything contrary to this is ignorance.

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Commentary: 
Here, the greater wealth of knowledge by which a human being can achieve the perfection of life has been described. This detailed explanation by Shri Krishna leads one to an understanding that promotes self-realization and frees one from ignorance. Unfortunately, this knowledge is completely lacking in modern societies, both eastern and western. All contemporary fields of knowledge i.e. biology, physics, mathematics and philosophy lead one to accept the body as the self and to accept gratification of one’s mind, intelligence, ego and senses as the goal of life. ...continue reading »

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