Emperor And Bagger – In Gita Verse 2.21 O Pārtha, how can a person who knows that the soul is indestructible, eternal, unborn and immutable kill anyone or cause anyone to kill?
Krishna is saying when you become your subjectivity, the soul, who is part of the universe, means everything is included in you and you are included in everything.
When Arjuna was conscious of himself he knew very well regarding his assignment, in his consciousness towards the self he never had such questions. Only when he becomes unconscious towards the self – means disconnected from his subjectivity – he is feeling separate from the universe. When he is separate from the universe and not part of the whole, his mind will grip him logically. He is right now talking the language of a beggar.
Recollect incidents from your life when you are stuck in a problem, how you presented yourself and when you are focused on finding the solution how you present yourself. Circumstances are the same but you are different. We are always conscious but in problem or in solution that makes the whole difference. When your focus is on a problem you will notice your behaviour will be like a beggar and when your focus is on the solution immediately you will find that you become emperor.
Why – in spirituality or nowadays there is a kind of awareness that has come to learn to be comprehensive; it has to be for creativity, for art, for consciousness. So that we can focus on the solution and whatever our act or do that can become growth for us and the universe.
Through scientists we have realized that focus is always on solutions and possibility, this is the foundation of their growth. Through science not only scientists have grown but humanity has also grown. Life has become easier than a decade before. There are definitely some shortcomings in that. But overall everyone’s life has become easier, connected with everything etc. Like religion, science is taking the end result as resources. They don’t stop with any result. They move on. Religion calls it flow and science calls it move on. It’s the same thing.
Your own experience will tell you that when you are focused on the solution and working on solutions rather than on problems and on goal, you are more relaxed. This relaxation is a sign that you are connected with yourself. Stress is always created because you are not connected with yourself, but with the outside world, including the so-called God.
In my blog Bhagavad Gita Verse 2.4, I have written regarding Ramakrishna, how Ma Kali was hindence for his enlightenment.
Until the time we don’t learn to connect ourselves with our subjectivity we will be beggars and will run away from our responsibility. Let self-Alertness be the foundation of our life. If you are self-alert and focus on your solution, it will be the first step towards becoming emperor. It’s the first step in the life of bliss. I am not saying happiness or unhappiness. I am just saying blissful life, by which you can become an eligible candidate to deliver your assignment of the universe.
Arujuna is an eligible candidate to deliver his assignment of the universe. Fight Without Enmity. Just when he has to deliver his assignment he becomes unconscious towards himself. Krishna is reminding him and giving him a wake up call very gently.
Once a man has found consciousness in himself, he has found the key to the ultimate.
Any education that does not teach you to love your body, does not teach you to be compassionate to your body, does not teach you how to enter into its mysteries, will not be able to teach you how to enter into your own consciousness.
The body is the door, the body is the stepping-stone. And any education that does not touch the subject of your body and consciousness is absolutely not only incomplete, it is utterly harmful, because it will go on being destructive. It is only the flowering of consciousness within you that prevents you from destruction, and that gives you a tremendous urge to create – to create more beauty in the world, to create more comfort in the world.
As Krishna could see Arjuna by becoming alert towards his body, so a whisper and wake up call is needed to Arjuna.Tags: Emperor And Bagger