Mayapura, India

thoughtsThe word deliberate comes from Latin, deliberare, which is a combination of de- “down” + librare- weigh (from libra, “scales”). As a noun, deliberate means: done consciously and intentionally; fully considered; not impulsive. As a verb, it means: to engage in long and careful consideration.

In the third chapter of the Bhagavad-gita, Lord Krishna advises us to deliberate on the fact that we, as souls, are superior to dull matter, including the senses, mind, and intellect.

His advice culminates in verse forty-three where He says:

“Thus knowing oneself to be transcendental to the material senses, mind and intelligence, O mighty-armed Arjuna, one should steady the mind by deliberate spiritual intelligence [Krishna consciousness] and thus—by spiritual strength-conquer this insatiable enemy known as lust.”

Particularly inspiring is the phrase, “deliberate spiritual intelligence” (DSI).

By hearing from the Gita, by chanting the Maha-mantra with deep concentration, and by introspection, one may develop one’s DSI and thus feel supreme happiness as one flourishes in spiritual life.


Om Tat Sat