Posts Tagged ‘duryodhana’

Knowledge is Eternal – Bhagvad Gita – 5

In Bhagavad Gita, Knowledge digest on 30/09/2011 at 12:42

So Duryodhana after singing his tune, complaing all these things – how they are strong and we are weak….  when such complaing is happening non-stop his grand father was there, he blew a big conch.

Blowing a conch making a big sound, you shift your awareness, your consciousness.

Every instant in gita is universal in nature, it is not just a phenomenon which happens just at one time,  it a perenial pheonenom, it is continuoulsy happening everday.  This is the beauty of the whole thing, when this knowledge, it is not limited to time and space,  it is eternal . The song enternal is called because its value holds good at all generations to all people everywhere.

So when the mind starts growling and complaining what a wise man would do, he blews a conch, created a sound.  And that sound energy uplifted the whole atmosphere, uplifted the spirit of Duryodhana,  to make him happy.

The great grandfather Bhishma blew his conch.

And other names of different conch that different great men of those day blew was  so mystical,  when Bhishma blew his conch and made him happy then it was responded by Shri Krishna.

Panchajanya – he blew a conch called Panchajanya – born out of five.  Divine blows a conch which is  born out of five, what are the five?  The five elements, the whole universe is a conch of the divinity and the song or blow out of a conch is present in every atom of this universe.

So Krishna blew a conch called Panchajanya.  Our body is born out of the five elements, and the voice that is arising from this body is that of a Krishna, is that of  the Divine.

When you realize you are the divinity, you are part of the divinity then you are blowing a  panchajanya.


Finding Inner strength – Bhagavad Gita – 4

In Bhagavad Gita, Knowledge digest on 23/09/2011 at 15:00

So Sanjaya started saying what exactly happened.

He had his intuition, he had his inner  inner eyes opened.  He was a sort of psychic.  He did not watch a crystal ball.   But he was so intuitive, he was psychic.  He could see sitting in the palace, he saw what was happening out there in the field.  For those days there was was no cameras.  They had to use their inner faculty – no conference calling, no television station, but great inner vision, inner ability to cognize, to recognize,  to comprehend things happened far way.

Even today there are many peole, even I want to, there are many of you, who can see things, who can predict, who can know, visualize what’s happening elsewhere.

Sanjaya, the youngest son of Dhrtarastra, was an expert at it.  And the king took the expert’s help to see what had happened.

That’s  the beginning of Gita.

Even when you don’t have the ability, take the help of those who have the ability – very first lesson.  

You can’t do everything by yourself, whatever you can’t do, there are those who can do, you take their help and do that,  take those help and do that – see that they are part of you.

Now comes Duryodhana.   Duryodhana, when he saw the strength of Pandavas –  the troop he was going to fight, he straightaway went  to his master complaining about it, his master Dronacarya.

The weakness of a person is that he does not recognize his strength.  He looks at the others, when others are found to be much stronger this is where you sees yourself to become weaker, much more weaker.  If your sight, your eyes are stuck on others, it’s never on yourself, you are bound to be weak.

He did not see himself as his own massive army taht he had with him, his eyes were on the others.

When the eyes are on the others, you can’t but complain.  You will complain, and that’s exactly what he did, complain and complain. 

See what you have done, look at him there are so much talent, there are many power, there are so many people …..  he started his off tune music -Duryodhana’s musical style –   accusation – “ah, you people what you do to do to me, nothing!  Accusing, feeling more weak. 

So by the hour he was feeling frustrated, angry, tensed and accusing his own  fellow-men, accusing the teacher who taught him, it’s the height of ignorance.

Strength comes from gratefulness, strength comes from recognizing one’s strength.