Monday, 18 November 2013

the Mahabharata war within

HARI  OM  

Practical  steps  to  spirituality-  section  6  part  60

The  Gita  revisited.

The  Mahabharata  war  within.  

                        The  Mahabharata  war  was  a  family  conflict  between  the  Pandavas  and  Kauravas.  and  was  symbolic  in  the  sense  that  day  in and  day  out  a  mahabharata  war  is  being  waged  in  our  minds  . Both  noble  and  ignoble  thoughts  strike  us  and  usually,  like  the  kauravas  who   were  100  in  number ,  our  evil  thoughts  out  number  the  good  thoughts  like  the  kauravas  outnumbering  the  Pandavas  who  were  only  five  in  number. . The  evil  thoughts  of  course  try  to  trick  us  into  justifying  them  . But  the  good  thoughts  do  have  the  courage  and  strength  to  finally  withstand  the  evil  thoughts. . So  we  find  in  times  of  crisis  when  the  evil  thoughts  are  found  to  be  gaining  strength  then  the  good  thoughts  are  left  with  no  option  but  to  fight  them  out. . It  became  the  duty  of  the  Pandavas  to  destroy  the  unrighteous  to  establish  dharma . . The  Lord  , in  the  form  of  a  Guru  gives  us  spiritual  knowledge  when  we  seek  guidance  from  the  Lord and He  guides  us  to  strengthen  our  virtues. , negate  the  evil  thoughts  and  gain  inner  strength  . 

                     We  do  find  that  difficult  and  sorrowful  experiences  and  situations  come  to  all  of  us  in  life  . Some  experiences  are   bitter,  some  better   , some  make us   weaker  yet  some  stronger.   But  what  we  become  depends  on  us  and  not  on  the  external  situations  of  life. . In  the  Mahabharata  , we  find  Dhritarashtra  was  born  blind  and  became  bitter  about  his  blindness  and  weaker  because  of  his  extreme  attachment  for  his  son  Duryodhana.  . He  became  blind  to  his  son's  faults. . While  the  Pandaves     faced  many  injustices   were  forced  to  go  on  exile  ,  but  these  turned   them  into   tougher persons  and    made  them  stronger  and  better to  face  life's  challenges. 

to  be  continued......

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