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Dealing with Problems – Bhagavad Gita 3

In Bhagavad Gita, Knowledge digest on 22/09/2011 at 10:56

Often people who are adamant, who are arrogant, who are  blind does not ask question.  There is no spirit of inquiry in them.  They think they know.

When you think you know without knowing, then you are in deeper trouble, nobody can help. 

But that state does not last too long.  Because when there is problem it does not stay outside.  Whatever problem you create for others, it comes back to you.  And so the problem came back to the king,  he wanted to know what’s happening. 

And there is a good end to everything.  Every conflict has a good end.

So the youngest of the sons called Sanjay.  Sanjay means the right victory.  The moment you want to get out of the problem, you are already one step into the victory.  Are you getting what Iam saying?  Realizing there is problem, we are out of the problem.  So Dhrtarastra  the king called the youngest of the sons, his last son and asked him:

” dharmaksetre kuruksetre

samaveta yuyutsavah mamakah andavascaiva

kimakurvata sanjaya”

Sanjay my dear son, please tell me what’s happening in this dharmaksetre, in this land of dharma, in this land of action.  This is a land of action.  This, our universe, our world,  is a place where law governs, dharma governs. 

And if our action serves in accordance with dharma, there is always harmony.  If our action serves against the law, against dharma, we are bound to face the music.

Knowing this, he asks his youngest son, tell me what is happening.  You see it, I don’t.  You tell me.  My children and Panavas.

It is mineness, mine, mine,  mine.  The limited “mine” blinds a person. 

This limited undestanding, what is mine, what is not mine makes a person miserable.