Objective World – In Gita Verse 1.41 An increase of unwanted population certainly causes hellish life both for the family and for those who destroy the family tradition. The ancestors of such corrupt families fall down, because the performances for offering them food and water are entirely stopped.
These words of Arjuna are coming from his unconsciousness. When we are conscious towards ourselves we look and observe the circumstances differently than when we are unconscious. Objective world is just mirroring our consciousness and unconsciousness.
We all have experienced that whenever we have vested interest we don’t get angry. Keeping alertness of our vested interest we don’t get angry and focus on what we need to do at that moment.
Because of our lack of self-consciousness we are not able to see what that person or circumstances has given us and we create guilt for it.
In the background our mind is always saying that we are doing something wrong, we are selfish etc. These thoughts will drive us in some other direction, it becomes negative. Because I cannot show my anger to someone I will be looking for the person who is weaker than me and I will throw the anger on them. This is how our vicious circle of incompletion goes on which we title as negativity.
Here we miss out one important thing which actually happens because of our selfishness, we focus on what is available with the other person and because of this we instead of getting angry, focus on our work. If we realise this then we will look into everyone to see what is available with the other person. In that process two things happen simultaneously: one we on our own drop guilt and we look for the possibility in life. We become calm. This is not selfishness but self-alertness.
With our own experience of small actions of awareness what it has given us in this moment it liberates us from anger and guilt. If we read this verse from that experience then immediately you will find how much our unconsciousness towards the self is damaging us. The importance of self-awareness is realised. There is no other hell than our unconsciousness towards the self and there is no other heaven than our self-consciousness.
From your own experience you will be able to see that when we are conscious towards ourselves there is a feeling of completion and when we are unconscious towards ourselves we feel incomplete, irritated, etc.
As right now Arjuna was unconscious towards himself he feels that not only I but right now whoever is present over here they will be “The ancestors of such corrupt families fall down, because the performances for offering them food and water are entirely stopped.”
He wants to become a saviour. He forgets that the Universe has different plans for this war. Krishna himself tried to avoid the war, he failed. He is just executing the plan of the Universe.
When our action is from self-alertness, we will be delivering the Universe assignment then our family members will be blessed by the Universe and not called as corrupt families. On the contrary, when we will be unconscious towards ourselves then our family will be called as corrupt families.
Living in this objective world only we can turn ourselves towards self-consciousness. People who have left this objective world for their subjective world are more egoistic than people who live in this objective world and face each moment’s challenge and reality. Running away is not a solution. Living in this objective world is the only solution for self-alertness, self-consciousness. Taking the responsibility to live self-consciously is a big challenge. Accept this challenge, live with it consciously, see how playfully you can transcend the objective world into a subjective world.
If Arjuna will see that same circumstances with self-consciousness it will be assignment of the universe to fight without enmity then he will see that his family members will be blessed and if he will see from unconsciousness of self he will see that his family will be “because the performances for offering them food and water are entirely stopped”. How we look changes our contest of act. From the verse it clearly says that Arjuna became unconscious towards himself.Tags: Objective World