Gita Essay

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Like a climax in an action movie, the opening of the first chapter in the Bhagavad Gita digs directly into the Kshatriya war. The Gita begins with this climax on the battle field of Kurukshetra where the armies are already arranged in military order. Reflexes are growing strong within the armies, who are awaiting a single sign from their leaders each to make a clash and attack the opponent. On a daily basis we are faced with similar situations, where we have to face some ugly moments and some satisfying moments and if the moments are ugly it may seem like a war. When Arjuna stood on the battle field, he was overcome by grief and wanted to retreat from the war as many of his family relatives stared at him and were prepared to fight against him. In our time we are looking at the same thing but in a different context. We believe that we are the children of God, which makes us a huge family. On our battle field we have our very own brothers and sisters who have fallen victoms of ignorance and selfishness due to lack of sense control. In chapter 2 verse 51 and 52 Sri Krishna says, “While contemplating on the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them, and from such attachment lust develops, and from lust anger arises, from anger complete delusion arises, and from delusion, bewilderment of memory. When memory is belwildered, intelligence is lost and when intelligence is lost one falls into the material pool.” From this verse it is as true as to why so many of our brothers and sisters have taken the unrighteous path. Sri Krishna has promised in the Gita that whenever there is a decline in righteousness He will incarnate on Earth. To uphold dharma and righteousness Lord Vishnu incarnated as Lord Krishna to restore righteousness, in the fighting and wining of the Kshatriya war. In our time together with Sri Ramakrishna and Sri Sarada Devi, came Swami

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