Categories: Shloka For The Week and The Bhagavad Gita
- The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 13
Such news of anger, hatred, violence obviously tends to not only upset us, but also de-stabilize our thinking. We tend to get caught in the negativity. It is a very well-known fact that bad news sells and that is the reason, we hear it so much more!!!!!
When we hear of such negative events, it makes us feel vulnerable. We feel fearful for our own safety and also of our loved ones. In a way- we feel trapped. BUT, if we look at this scenario with a little more objectivity, then we will realize that- yes, there definitely has been an increase in violent crime. But is that a true increase or the fact that with instant news and social media, such negative news is more propagated than before??
Not just in terms of people acting angry and rebellious or even committing extreme acts of violence against humanity!! All this is possible but also there could be some if not many natural events which could cause tremendous destruction of human life and property. All of this is bound to upset us. It is bound to make us feel vulnerable. You know, in India (atleast amongst the Hindus), when someone dies, we are supposed to read The Bhagavad Gita over the 13 days of mourning!!
The reason being, that the wisdom contained within the Gita can help us to understand the complexities of our life as well as provide us the strength to deal with grief, pain and sorrow which is bound to result from life’s transitory and transformational actions.
The message from the Bhagavad Gita for this week (and which is also applicable for many weeks to come- almost until later part of January 2020); reminds us that life and death are both transitory! When we truly understand the wisdom of life’s nature itself, then we also understand death’s nature and because of this- we do not find any need to feel any sorrow or despair.
So, dear readers- over this next little while, be cautious of your own actions and other people’s reactions. If someone is being very belligerent or obnoxious; try to show more loving presence and patience.
Try to be as much loving and forgiving as you can. We all bring our own energy into the collective energy field. The more we bring love and caring, that much more we can influence the collective energy field. But, do not get attached to the outcome.
Do the best that you can in every situation that happens in your life- to you, near you or one that you are made aware of thru news and other media- but if you start of feel pain, sorrow, loss; then know that life is transitory- this too shall pass and transform into something better in due time. Find solace as well as strength in this eternal wisdom from The Bhagavad Gita.