Talks on Bhagavad Gita, Part 34
- Talks on Bhagavad Gita, Part 34
By Pandit Dabral
The Gita is Lord's teaching to Arjuna. Lord says they come out from
me and they come back to me. It's a cycle. The wheel of karma comes
down. When you are down, you are in pain or having a rough time. When
it comes up, you are happy. When it's up, it has to come down. The
situation today will come down again. So it goes.
The wheel of karma is rotating every day, but when it goes down, you
can still be happy if you are not attached to that wheel.
That is the teaching Lord has given to Arjuna. 'O Arjuna, become that
yogi.' Bhagavad Gita is such a beautiful scripture that gives you so
much comfort. Let's say a guest came to your house and you of course
want to please the guest. You want to cook a very nice meal, you want
to do what makes your guest happy and comfortable. That's why we say
'feel at home'. How nice if you know all the desires and habits about
your guest, what kind of food he or she likes, what kind of things he
or she wants to do, then they will be very happy.
If you are guessing, you are always in doubt. If you know there is
something, then you can go and get it. You may enter in a dark room
and you are searching but you do not know if it is in that room or not.
You may be searching for years and years and its not in the room. What
do you have to do? Just turn the light on, the light of jnana,
knowledge, wisdom. It does not take even a second to turn that light
on. Gita is a scripture that has described everything, how to do, what
to do, when to do. Now it is up to us whether you want to do it or you
don't want to do.
Lord has given even the apartment number and the street number of
himself. He has given in which house he lives. Now it's up to us to
The Gita is a scripture of psychology.
If you want to counsel yourself, read Bhagavad Gita and relate yourself
For any relationship, it will give you the answer.
Philosophy, religion, psychology, spirituality, yoga, Ayurveda, art of
life, anything you want to mention is there.
If someone is a psychologist, they must read and contemplate Bhagavad
Gita on a daily basis.
We all need a psychological treatment like Krishna gave to Arjuna about
The second chapter is based on the nature of Atman, nature of Self.
The Self is ever pure, ever free, ever wise.
It is untouched.
Arjuna comes out of this moha/delusion and learns about the six
enemies of life.