Categories: Shloka For The Week and The Bhagavad Gita
- The Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 67
We tend to form opinions and feel various emotions in our own ways- some may feel anger, others fear or anxiety. This in turn can make us react by wanting to take charge and act promptly and there will be others who may feel a sense of dejection and meaninglessness to everything!!
This shloka warns us from any such strong feelings and emotions. We need to remember that any kind of strong feeling even though seemingly loving or noble- like a fathers love for his son (made Dhritirashtra ‘blind’ to Duryodhana’s inappropriate behaviors- ultimately leading to the Kurukshetra war) or even a mother’s love for her son, which is considered as the noblest of emotion- but even here one cannot get so enamored that we fail to see Dharma (righteous action).
This shloka asks us to remember that- no matter what happens around us or even to us- no matter how strongly we feel certain emotions, we cannot allow for it to sweep us off our feet.
We need to all be grounded in our sense of Dharma (correct life-path) and feel secure and supported in the Divine presence.
So, it is important to focus our attention on how we are feeling inside and thus bring our inner fears and insecurities to the fore-front, then we can consciously be aware of our feelings and emotions.
This in turn will provide us proper, required stability which will further allow us to think clearly and then take appropriate action- as required for a particular situation.
The Bhagavad Gita shlokas are time immemorial!! So make sure that you and utilize its guidance- not just for this coming week, but for all the times ahead.
I wish everyone a fantastic week ahead…