16154Re: [Meditation Society of America] The Bhagavad Gita 7
- Mar 23, 2008Sean -
Krisna's advice to Arjuna is
in the context of consciousness.
The battleground is the mind
and the concepts that the illusory
and secondary identity (ego)
finds so precious.
Enlightenment - in one aspect, the
victory over ego attachments - reveals
a primary identity that has absolute
clarity and no unanswered questions
...nothing to resolve...perfect peace
of mind and utter tranquility.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sean tremblay
> And has been the rallying battle cry of all commanders
> to the troops of all nations who make war!
> In the context of Ajuna's reluctance in a military
> sense, this is something I myself have struggled with.
> I learned my trade i the US Army and my Darma is to
> explore, ever sense I was a boy I have had an
> insatiable curiosity. However in the context of
> soldiering I was always at odds I am realy an
> anarchist at heart with a didain for authority and a
> dislike of possesing authority over others yet.... I
> find the military in some form or other keeps creeping
> it's way back into my life!? A karmic cycle I must
> break? purhaps or Something I must give into?!
> --- sandeep chatterjee <sandeep1960@...> wrote:
> > Thus spake Osama to the new Al Queda recruits.
> > westwindwood2003 wrote:
> > > Swerve Not From Duty 31 to 37
> > > 31. One is born into the class of people that
> > fight for
> > > righteousness, and nothing is higher that this
> > duty, so look at not
> > > to waver.
> > > 32. It has happened at this time that the gift of
> > enlightenment is
> > > apparent; O partha of the fighting class, go into
> > this battle.
> > > 33. But if you avoid this righteous warfare that
> > is you fame, your
> > > duty, abandonment shall incur sin.
> > > 34. Your dishonor will be told about by the
> > honored and this
> > > everlastingly so and exceeds the pain of death
> > > 35. Other warriors who have experienced
> > enlightenment and currently
> > > hold you in high esteem will decide you are a
> > light weigh for
> > > withdrawing from the battle for the spiritual.
> > > 36. Belittling words are to be spoken and many
> > will say your enemies
> > > will criticize your petty power. What could be
> > more painful than
> > > this?
> > > 37. In death you will gain heaven; victorious you
> > will enjoy the
> > > earth. Therefore Arjuna, be resolved to fight.
> > >
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