Change Is Blessing – In Gita Verse 1.7 But for your information, O best of the brāhmaṇas, let me tell you about the captains who are especially qualiﬁed to lead my military force.
Duryodhana address Dronacharya his teacher and chief of his army, as brāhmaṇas, no respect has been shown towards him who is leading his army. The adjective which is used for him “best of the”, was an expression of his anger. If he would have looked at the opposition side’s arrangement as information, he would have entered into his subjectivity, then there would be gratitude in his language.
Gratitude is not formality. It is a reflection of ourselves how we are looking into the objective world. If we look into the objective world we would dwell on what action is required by us, what resources we have to achieve our goal, how we can manage all our resources to enable us to move closer towards our goal. Our focus is not on the goal but on our present moment’s actions. If we focus on the resources and how to manage it and then take steps to act, you will find that gratitude will arise in you. It will not be a mere formality, but our way of life, being.
Objective world gives us information, pure information whether we can convert it for our good or stuck in it would totally depend on us. Duryodhana instead of taking the arrangements of Pandavas as information, he got stuck in it and could not go into his subjective world. Information and going into our subjective world immediately changes the objective world. As soon as we enter into our subjective world we become part of the universe. Our subjective world we may call it God or we may call it the supreme soul or whatsoever we may like. As Duryodhana was stuck in the objective world, he was anxious and afraid of losing the war etc. Universe registered this as Duryodhana wanted to lose the war.
We live a compartmental life, wherein we feel that there is no connection between the objective and subjective world. But we forget that the objective world is a reflection of our subjective world. It reflects whether we are conscious of our subjective world or unconscious. We are judgemental about everything, we criticise everything, because we are not able to go into our subjectivity and are in a hurry to act. Why Duryodhana was angry at Dronacharya, because he could not go into his subjectivity after looking at the arrangements of the opposite side, hence he was consumed with anger. Whenever we don’t go into our subjectivity and want to act at that time we are in a hurry, angry, anxious, etc. This is an indication that we are unconscious of our subjectivity.
Recollect any incident in your life when your focus was on what you have and how to start your work to reach the goal – immediately you become calm. Is it not so? Also when you are anxious you become blind towards your resources or not? With minute awareness everything changes.
We are afraid of change. If we become aware about our subjectivity immediately we realize that change is a Blessing, nothing to be afraid of.
Misery arises because we don’t allow ourselves to go into subjectivity and change to happen. We cling to objectivity, we want things to be static.
A man of awareness knows that life is constantly changing. Life is a change, it is dynamic. Unless we learn to live our objective life with the awareness of our subjectivity, we cannot become part of change. We will always be divided. We will be in a hurry, eager, anxious etc.
What is change – living in an objective world and acting from a subjective world. This is what our sages were saying to us: live in the world but don’t allow the world to touch you, your objective life you need to live from your subjectivity. Live like a lotus flower.
There is only one thing permanent, and that is change. Except change, everything else changes. To live this type of life, to be part of this changing existence with all its seasons and moods, this constant flow that never stops for a single moment, is to be blissful. Then nobody can disturb your bliss. It is your hankering for an objective world that creates troubles for you. If you want to live in a life with no change – you are asking the impossible.
A man of awareness becomes courageous enough to be part of the changing phenomena. In that very acceptance is bliss. Then all is good. Then you are never frustrated.
In the objective world we exist as many. Your personality is different from the personality of your neighbour. But your subjective world is not different. Your subjective world is the innermost centre of all. When you reach your subjectivity, you reach to be one.
The whole objective world is just the circumference. The centre – you may call it God or you may call it the supreme soul or whatsoever you like – but when you reach your own subjective world, you have reached the innermost centre of all. And there, all secrets are hidden, in that one. And there, all the mysteries can be revealed to you.
You cannot know them beforehand. Until you enter the subjective temple of the one, mysteries will remain mysteries. You can create many theories about them and many philosophies but it is of no use, futile, meaningless. You can philosophise much, but nothing can be concluded. It has happened for ages. Centuries have passed and men have been philosophising, creating thousands and thousands of philosophies, theories and systems with no result. You can create them, but it is mental. You don’t know.
When your action comes from your subjectivity that action is divine. You are not divided. You become the vehicle of the universe. You allow the universe to act through your body.Tags: Change Is Blessing