Mar 02, 2024
Mar 02, 2024
|Nothing in India will change, unless the people change. If Indian society has to flourish and be free in both body and spirit, then the Gita must be translated into action by involvement and activism, instead of aloofness and apathy.
The Gita “specialist” may talk a long time on many aspects of the Royal knowledge delivered by the Lord of the Universe such as meditation, Universal soul, discrimination between nature and soul, atma, paramatma, renunciation, mukti, etc. However, if he avoids stressing on courage and justice, he is not preaching the Gita delivered on the battlefield to fight injustice, but the Gita of a self-seeking society that uses scripture to look the other way.“Where there is struggle, where there is rebellion, there is the sign of life, there consciousness is manifested.”
More by : Aneeta Chakrabarty
| Nicely written article. Men and women of courage is what we need in today's world.
Unfortunately , we Indians happen to be one of the most selfish/self-centered people on earth. Our apathy towards the downtrodden shows no signs of ending. 'Nido fiddles when rome burns' seems apt for the mentality of the Indians.
The last sentence in your article sums it all up. Indians for a long time have been using the scriptures and other excuses (like Karma theory) to look the other way.
Once a man asked Swami Vivekananda 'Sir is it not bad karma to see a strong man beat up the weak man for no fault of his.' Swami replied 'Yes. So why not go and tackle the strong man and free the weak one ? You are fogetting your own karma in this and blaming the Karma theory'