Categories: Shloka For The Week and The Bhagavad Gita
- The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10, Verse 9
On a personal front, you may be undergoing many changes- at all levels of your being- be it emotional, psychological or even physical. Also, things may be changing around you. You be contemplating changing your job or taking up some new course, getting into a new relationship and so on…
So, during such times in our life, when there seems to be so much of change and flux- in and around us, what do you think is the ONE thing that concerns most people??
I am sure, as you read those lines, you agree with the simple and clear logic behind those statements. But unfortunately, we humans are not very logical in thinking, behaviors and actions! And it is our irrational approach, which also makes us feel that we can control a situation, by ‘more’ structure and strategy… by ‘more’ planning.
But reality is that- life is uncertain by its very nature. Not that I am underrating the merits of good planning and implementation. We all know- that it is very important to have proper structure, discipline and planned approached in our life.
We need to understand that, ultimately everything pans out as per the grand divine plan! Now, if you are wondering about how karma and freewill play out, then check out that article- titled: Destiny ‘vs’ Freewill- what determines our life? i.e. How freewill and destiny operate in our Life.
The actual equation that corelates our action and outcome (fruits of our action) is not simple or linear. It is very complex and can (usually does) include several factors that are totally unknown to us. In such instances what is important is to do out best and then leave the rest for Divine grace and providence.
The key is to surrender… give up the need to always be in control (we are not anyways) and learn to excel at doing our actions to the best of our ability.
Particularly over the next several weeks, make it a point to pray and connect with the Divine. Strive to do your best. Learn to establish a living connection with the Divine.
Find joy in being… being within and being in the conscious presence of the Higher Self/ Divine (called Bhakti Yoga).
Note: this Bhagavad Gita message is not just for this week (starting Jan 12, 2020) … but for many more weeks to come. Hope you take the time to learn and follow the path of Bhakti Yoga, which is probably one of the easiest Yoga methods to connect with the Divine and fortunately for us, it is also one of the most powerful!