Be Sharp – In Gita Verse 4.2 This supreme science was thus received through the chain of disciplic succession, and the saintly kings understood it in that way. But in course of time the succession was broken, and therefore the science as it is appears to be lost.
What Krishna is saying – religion can never be taught, it can only be caught.
In the ancient India all the master was giving the opportunity to their disciple to grow in consciousness. Because no one can teach you but you need to grasp through your awareness. When I say master was giving opportunity means master was creating circumstances in that circumstances disciple needs be be very sharp to pick up the message what master is saying. It is the silent message only through which religion can be taught. If you use the word it cannot teach you religion.
If you give any words then it’s teaching certain beliefs. And no belief is religious, all beliefs make people stupid. Religion is an experience, not a belief. You will make them Hindus or Mohammedans or Christians, but that is not making them religious. And you are not interested, in fact, in making them religious; you are interested in making them Hindus, Mohammedans, Christians. You want them to belong to your fold and you are afraid of their intelligence. You want to kill it and destroy it before it is too late – before they start revolting, before they start thinking on their own. It is a greatest crime to force children into any religious belief. Help them to understand and tell them to find their religion.
Master use to give the understanding. Krishna says that in that process people started to follow the religion, Buddha is different than Buddhism, Christ is not Christians, Mahavira is not Jainism, etc, but the people wanted to be follower of them. They missed the Buddha, Christ, Mahavira, they become follower so the succession was broken. People try to follow the religion but they could not become religious.
Look around you everyone is in the race who has got more information regarding the scripture, they are not trying to understand and practise but they are interested in the words of Buddha, Mahavira, Christ, etc. Everyone is missing the point. All of us has potential to become Buddha, Mahavira, Christ, for that we need to drop the knowledge and go inside us, understand through our own wisdom, which is connected with the universe, then try to put in your action, see what happens, you will find certain reality of your is arising in you. Which is very delicate and subtle. You need to pick up, sharpness is needed, it is like dew drop it will disappear in no time.
Master wants you simply to be yourself, whatever it is.
His concern with the world, with people, is immense. He was teaching his disciples that when you meditate and you feel silence, serenity, a deep joy bubbling inside your being, don’t hold onto it; give it to the whole world. And don’t be worried, because the more you give it, the more you will become capable of getting it. The gesture of giving is of tremendous importance once you know that giving does not take anything from you; on the contrary, it multiplies your experiences. But the man who has never been compassionate does not know the secret of giving, does not know the secret of sharing.
Look in your life, recollect the incidence when you were enthusiastic in your action, you was sharing everything. In the process there was different kind of joy, joy of giving. In your worldly life you were silent, means not that you were not talking, but only word of joy was coming out from you. You were feeling something which is coming in your action from very depath of you, which cannot be said in the words.
As we become the follower and stuck to the scriptures the whole succession chain was broken. In the process we have lost this science.
Krishna tells Arjuna that don’t follow my words, but when I am saying something be sharp and catch it, be it and act it.