Bhagavad Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita: Sankhya Yogam: Chapter 2: Verse 11

BG 2. 11


Shree Krishna begins his speech with a powerful opening statement. Arjun is lamenting over what he considers to be very solid reasons. Shree Krishna, on the other hand, instead of being sympathetic with him, pulls the wind out of his arguments.

“Arjuna, you may think you’re saying words of wisdom, but you’re actually speaking and acting out of ignorance,” he continues. There is no reasonable cause to be sad. The wise, or Pundits, never lament, not for the living nor for the dead. As a result, the grief you imagine after killing your kin is fictitious, proving that you are not a Pundit.”

Arjuna Instead of being guided by logic and reason, his assessment of the issue was clouded by emotion. On the one hand, he was expressing grief, and on the other, he was attempting to demonstrate rationality. Logic and sadness are incompatible.

Verse & What We Can Learn

In life, we might come across situations where we think our judgment and thought process is right but we might be totally wrong in our perception.

When emotion takes over instead of logic and Dharma our thought process becomes totally corrupt.

In any given situation we want to make the right decision we have to think from the perspective of dharma.

Logic, Reason & Dharma should be the guiding factors for any decision-making but not emotions.

In the next verse, we will see Lord Shri Krishna elaborating on this subject.

Let’s learn to live with “The Gita” via Meditation Affinity…

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