Life is a struggle when you don’t know the harmony.
Everything here appears to be conflict. The five elements are in conflict with each other. Fire does not like water, water does not like fire, air does not like fire and vice verse. All the five elements in creation, actually four elements, the fifth one is just a witness – the four elements all in conflict.
In the same way, in your body there is conflict, in the world there is conflict, in the society there is conflict, family there is conflict. There is conflict between young and old, wise and foolish. Because the universe is made up of opposites. When it is made up of opposites, conflicts are bound to arise. War is inevitable then.
But what is that which can change this whole scenario? This is the intervention of the divinity. This is the divinity which can raise your eyes to the fact of there is harmony, there is beauty, there is music, there is all the beautiful things in the planet.
This is your spirit which appreciates a thorn and makes it a decorative piece or throws out in the bush.
Your perception changes, everything changes. And when you are blind then there is disharmony.
That is what exactly happened.
The King Dhristarashtra was blind. When the king is blind, there is war, war is inevitable.
When the head of the family is adamant, arrogant and blind, everybody in the family suffers.
When a professor, head of the department of a college or a university is foolish, does not recognize the real talents, then the frustration fills up through the whole set up… same with any business set up, anything you take.. the head is blind there is suffering throughout.
But the suffering does not just remain down the line, it comes back to the head …but that is exactly what happen in Mahabharata, of which Gita is the core, the central core of Mahabharata.
The king was blind, does not know what is happening and the gita began put the question.