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Freedom from opinions of others – Bhagavad Gita -7

In Bhagavad Gita, Knowledge digest on 08/10/2011 at 19:51

He was so worried about what other think about, and it’s exactly happening in Mahabharath – this field, this universe – living amidst opposites and bringing harmony is all Gita is about.

Finding harmony amidst chaos, bliss amidst suffering, wisdom amidst foolishness, light in darkness, and immortality in a place where everything is dying,  that is Gita.

So the first chapter is called Arjuna Vishada Yoga, Arjuna lamenting.

So when all the conches were blown, now Arjuna wakes up, seeker of knowledge said,  ‘Krishna, I want to see with whom I want to fight, I am going to fight – so put my chariot in between, show me with whom I am fighting.’

If you are already one-sided, you can’t see both sides.

And Krishna, the embodiment of wisdom, knowledge, knows where exactly to come and park the chariot, from where you can see things impartial.

If you are part of a group you can never see the reality, the verities.

So Arjuna, the seeker of knowledge, was brought and  put in the middle of the two forces, two oposite forces, there Arjuna stands and looks the other side again.

Duryodhana looked at the other side, and he was angry and hateful about his own people.  There was anger and hatred in him … Now Arjuna looks at other person, he feels even more weaker.. now Arjuna’s weakness is not because  they are stonger – he felt such a  connection with them…  his heart was melting…  he said,  ‘these are my people.’

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Dealing With Conflict – Bhagavad Gita 2

In Bhagavad Gita, Knowledge digest on 20/09/2011 at 11:11

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.

the Song of Brilliance – Bhagavad Gita 1

In Bhagavad Gita on 15/09/2011 at 14:00

The universe is a brilliant expression of consciousness. 

Everything here you see is nothing but an expression of consciousness, in its brilliance.   And the purpose of every created object is to remind you that the consciousness which has created this, which is the base of its existence,  is the most brilliant.

Bharath is the brilliance.  Mahabharath means the greatest of brilliance.  The great brilliance has a song to it, has a rhythm to it.  And that is gita.

Gita means song, song divine.

Now, when there is a war, you cannot sing.  War simply means disharmony, music means harmony. 

 In a warfield knowledge is so far away.

The brilliance, that is where it is the most necessary, when there is war wisdom is most essential.  And bringing wisdom not in a palace but amidst war is the brilliance of the divinity.