Smart Quote of the Day, November 25, 2015

Complexity: 
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"The example can be given of a high-court judge sitting on his bench. By his order so many things are happening -- someone is being hanged, someone is being put into jail, someone is awarded a huge amount of wealth -- but still he is neutral. He has nothing to do with all that gain and loss. Similarly, the Lord is always neutral, although He has His hand in every sphere of activity."

Today's Smart Quote is from the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, 9.9:

TRANSLATION

O Dhananjaya, all this work cannot bind Me. I am ever detached from all these material activities, seated as though neutral.

PURPORT (excerpt):

. . . The Lord is always neutral in the material activities of the created world. This neutrality is mentioned here with the word udasina-vat. Although He has control over every minute detail of material activities, He is sitting as if neutral. The example can be given of a high-court judge sitting on his bench. By his order so many things are happening -- someone is being hanged, someone is being put into jail, someone is awarded a huge amount of wealth -- but still he is neutral. He has nothing to do with all that gain and loss. Similarly, the Lord is always neutral, although He has His hand in every sphere of activity.