March 25, 2020
indriyᾱṇi parᾱṇy ᾱhur indriyebhyaḥ paraṁ manaḥ
manasas tu parᾱ buddhir yo buddheḥ paratas
tu saḥ (III-42)
evaṁ buddheḥ paraṁ buddhvᾱ saṁstabhyᾱ
’tmᾱnam ᾱtmanᾱ jahi śatruṁ mahᾱbᾱho
kᾱmarῡpaṁ durᾱsadaṁ (III-43)
III/42. They say that the senses are superior.
Superior to the senses is the mind. Superior to
the mind is the intellect. One who is superior
even to the intellect is the self.
III/43. Thus knowing him who is superior to
the intellect and restraining the self by the self,
slay thou, O Arjuna, the enemy in the form of
desire which is hard to conquer.