Corporate With Awareness – In Gita Verse 3.33 Even a man of knowledge acts according to his own nature, for everyone follows the nature he has acquired from the three modes. What can repression accomplish?
Krishna explains Arjuna that knowledgeable person is stuck and stubborn. While person of knowing they have align their will with Universe will, God will and then they flow. They are fluid. Not rigid, not stubborn.
In my Bhagavad Gita Verse 1.20, I wrote during the preparation of the war how Pandava took all the care to align their will with Universal will.
Krishna when used the word repression, means Unconsciousness. We cannot accomplish anything in Unconsciousness.
How in the same circumstances self-conscious person acts and self-unconscious acts.
Self-conscious person acts not by fighting with their ideology, knowledge, mind. They also have knowledge, ideology, but they know – The mind disappears – but never by fighting, never by conflict. Conflict is food for the mind, so if you fight, you feed the mind. If you don’t fight at all, if you simply accept whatsoever is the case…. You accept the desires, you accept the thoughts, you accept your attachments – that’s how you are! That’s how you have found yourself in life. That’s how God has intended you to be. This is the will of the whole and you cannot win against it.
It is almost like a rosebush trying to get rid of roses. It is absurd, it is not possible. The rosebush will go mad and will start thinking that these roses are very stubborn. But those roses are not something that are happening from the outside to the rosebush; it is the very intrinsic nature of the rosebush. The rosebush is preparing those roses. They are its outcome. They are not accidents but natural growth. But rosebushes never do that nonsense – only man gets into conflict with nature.
If you are fighting with nature, you are fighting a losing battle. You can never win. And it is good that you can never win, otherwise you would destroy your whole being. So I don’t see the problem the way you see it. The problem is not with the mind and its stubbornness. The problem is with you, your ideology. Why should you want to get rid of something? If it is there, it is there. It is part of life. Accept it, enjoy it.
And then it disappears, because when there is no conflict, the mind cannot exist. That has to be understood as deeply as possible. The mind is nothing but conflict. Just imagine a moment when there is no conflict within and without… nobody to fight with and nobody to fight. Can the mind exist in that moment? How can the mind exist in a moment of non-conflict? There will be no need.
So you are in a vicious circle: you want to get rid of the mind, and the very effort to get rid of the mind feeds the mind. This way you will go on moving in a vicious circle. No, that’s not the way to get out of it. Accept it.
Total acceptance is the key. It is the master key… it opens all the doors. There is no lock that cannot be opened by it; it simply fits all the locks – because the moment you accept a certain thing, a transformation has started in your being because now there is no conflict. You are not two. In acceptance you have become one, you have become a unity.
Krishna tells Arjuna – accept yourself, don’t condemn, and don’t create any guilt.
Everything must have some meaning in it. If we don’t know, then wait and try to know what it is.
Cooperate with this awareness. By and by you will start seeing yourself in two dimensions: the dimension of the mind, the old, the past and the dimension of consciousness, always fresh and always new, always original.