Gita Acharan |English

Upon seeing all the warriors getting crushed by the teeth of Krishna's π™‘π™žπ™¨π™π™¬π™–π™§π™€π™€π™₯𝙖𝙒, Arjun enquires to know more about who HE really is. Krishna says that HE is the time that is now engaged in wiping out the world and even without Arjun's participation none of them will survive (11.32). He further says that your enemies are killed by ME and you are merely π™‰π™žπ™’π™žπ™©π™©π™–-𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙖 (an instrument in the hands of the Almighty) (11.33). Drona, Bhishma and other warriors have already been slain by ME, don't feel distressed to fight the war (11.34).


The fundamental reason for Arjun's distress is his presumption that he is the 𝙠𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙖 (doer) or the killer in the present context. This is aham 𝙠𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙖 (I am a doer) or 𝙖𝒉𝙖𝒏𝙠𝒂𝙖𝒓. He tries to justify this by saying that killing his teachers and relatives for the sake of the kingdom is not good. Krishna breaks Arjun's illusion by showing him a glimpse of the future where all warriors are entering the mouth of death. Krishna clarifies that even without Arjun's participation none of them will survive and Arjun is just a π™‰π™žπ™’π™žπ™©π™©π™–-𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙖. 


π˜Όπ’‰π™–π’π™ π’‚π™–π’“ tells us that we are performers, achievers, knowers etc. It also presumes others to be so. This results in expectations from ourselves and others which finally leads to misery. Being π™‰π™žπ™’π™žπ™©π™©π™–-𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙖 is the complete opposite of this. 


Krishna used many words for the Eternal State like Ever Content; π‘½π™šπ’†π™© π™π’‚π™–π’ˆ which is beyond π™π’‚π™–π’ˆ and π™‘π™žπ™§π™–π™–π™œ; π˜Όπ™£π™–π™–π™¨π™–π™ π™©π™ž which is beyond π˜Όπ™–π™¨π™–π™ π™©π™ž and π™‘π™žπ™§π™–π™ π™©π™ž; Doing 𝙆𝙖𝙧𝙒𝙖 without expecting 𝙆𝙖𝙧𝙒𝙖π™₯𝙝𝙖𝙑. π™‰π™žπ™’π™žπ™©π™©π™–-𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙖 is another word for the same Eternal State of joy.


If Bhagavad Gita can be described in one word, it is π™‰π™žπ™’π™žπ™©π™©π™–-𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙖. The journey of Gita is from 𝙖𝒉𝙖𝒏𝙠𝒂𝙖𝒓 (π™Žπ™–π™£π™œπ™π™–π™§π™¨π™) to π™‰π™žπ™’π™žπ™©π™©π™–-𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙖 (π™Žπ™–π™’π™–π™§π™₯𝙖𝙣). Nothing remains serious, tense or fearful when π™‰π™žπ™’π™žπ™©π™©π™–-𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙧𝙖 is inculcated at deeper levels.

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