At the end of winning a rat race, we are still a rat.

June 01, 2009

The Bhagavad Gita

In the Bhagavad Gita, Master Teacher , Krishna came as a charioteer in Arjuna's life when he came in touch with his suffering. A teacher and solutions are a happening when one comes in touch with his raw , throbbing suffering. Normally, our everyday life is an escape, a move away from this very fact. We avoid coming in touch with our suffering.

In India, we often come across people quoting the Gita to validate their actions.

makes me wonder sometimes...

The way I see it, the most critical aspect of the Gita is Arjuna coming in touch with his suffering. He was unique in that aspect in the entire battleground of Kurukshetra. And when he was in touch with his suffering, Krishna happened to him.

Similarly, a crucial lesson in the Mahabharata comes from the choice made by the leaders of the two warring factions.Duryodhana is given the first choice and he selects Krishna's army over Krishna - very symbolic. We need favours from God but not God himself. God comes as a package - it is not about what we like or don't; it is absolute integrity of life processes.....the Dharma of life.

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