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Ahamkaram balam darpam 18.53



ahamkāraṁ balaṁ darpaṁ kāmaṁ krodhaṁ parigraham

vimuchya nirmamaḥ śānto brahma-bhūyāya kalpate


ahamkāraṁ -the ego (of the self)

balaṁ -strength in

darpaṁ -height of one’s pride

kāmaṁ -in love/love

krodham- in anger

parigraham- only by accepting another (pari graham/grahincu)

vimuchya -will be liberated

nirmamaḥ -purified

śānto -happy/joyful

brahma-bhūyāya -Brahma enjoys

Kalpate-an age of brahma



The ego, strength in height of one’s pride in love/lust and in anger. Only by accepting another will be liberated, purified, happy/joyful, brahma enjoys an age of brahma. 

What is the age of brahma?

I want to say, human span is roughly 100 years. That is, age of brahma.  

So that means an age of brahma, is 1 day (of an entire human life cycle) or equivalent to 100 earth years at the end of when we are evaluated. This is hypothetical. I don’t think this verse is saying, an age of brahma, millions of years (could also very well be true). If I am says 1 day of brahma is 100 some years. Who knows how many life cycles liberation will take. We do know from  the verse (8.24) the morning prayer to uttarayana is the path to brahma. Thus far what I have understood from the verses is, the only way to liberation from ignorance is through acceptance our bodies and in the many ways it transcends into our lives, also the scripture of mankind. This verse is similar in that sense, only here we come to know what God enjoys, that makes it possible for our liberation an age of Brahma (God). The light of the universe is path in which all yogas meet.

I am not posting the image from Gita because the meaning is combined with other verses and I do not want to confuse my audience. Take a look at the meaning I have for this again.