JUST AS CHRISTIANS STUDY VERSES FROM THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS IN THE BIBLE, SO HINDU’S STUDY VERSES FROM THE TEACHING OF KRISHNA IN THE BHAGAVAD GITA. THERE IS GREAT WISDOM FOUND IN THE ANCIENT CULTURES AND ONE CAN SEE THAT MANY GREAT TEACHERS HAVE COME TO EARTH TO TEACH A SIMILAR WISDOM OF THE SELF TO THE PEOPLE IN TIMES OF GREAT DARKNESS WHEN MEN LOST THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIVINITY OF THEIR BRIEF LIVES ON EARTH.
IN THIS SONG THE VERSES ARE SUNG IN SANSKRIT AND TRANSLATED NTO WRITTEN ENGLISH IN THE SECOND HALF. BY STUDYING THE TEACHINGS OF DIFFERENT GREAT MASTERS IN TIME WE CAN SEE THAT THEY WERE ALL TEACHING A DEEPER KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE OF THE SELF. THEIR TEACHINGS SPEAK OF LIVING A LIFE OF DIVINITY AND PEACE, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS HEAVEN ON EARTH.
I BELIEVE THAT THE EPIC MAHABHARATA IS A STORY OF THE WAR BETWEEN DARK AND LIGHT, HEAVEN AND HELL ON EARTH. THIS IS THE SAME HEAVEN AND HELL WHICH WE ALL EXPERIENCE WITHIN OURSELVES TOO. AS INDIVIDUALS IT IS UP TO US TO FIND THE PATH OF HEAVEN WITHIN AND STEADFASTLY FOLLOW IT WITH THE PASSION OF A WARRIOR OF DEVOTION TO DIVINE LOVE. WHAT WE EXPERIENCE IN THE OUTER WORLD IS A REFLECTION OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF INDIVIDUALS. THE MORE PEOPLE WHO GAIN THE EXPERIENCE OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN WITHIN THEN THE MORE CONSCIOUSNESS THERE WILL BE ON EARTH. THE MORE CONSCIOUSNESS THERE IS ON EARTH THE MORE EARTH WILL REFLECT THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. THIS IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR HUMAN BEINGS TO HAVE SELF REALIZATION AND DEDICATION TO THEIR PRACTICE OF IT DAILY IN THEIR LIVES. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO STAY IN THE COMPANY OF TRUTH BECAUSE DARKNESS IS AN INVISIBLE FOE LURKING IN ALL OF US AND ONLY THE LIGHT CAN DISPEL THE DARKNESS.
The Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the epic Mahabharata, commonly dated to the second century BCE. The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna. – WIKIPEDIA
The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna(An Avatar of the god Vishnu). At the start of the Dharma Yudhha (righteous war) between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is filled with moral dilemma and despair about the violence and death the war will cause in the battle against his own kin. He wonders if he should renounce and seeks Krishna’s counsel, whose answers and discourse constitute the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna counsels Arjuna to “fulfill his Kshatriya (warrior) duty to uphold the Dharma” through “selfless action”.[web 1][note 1] The Krishna–Arjuna dialogues cover a broad range of spiritual topics, touching upon ethical dilemmas and philosophical issues that go far beyond the war Arjuna faces. – WIKIPEDIA