Bhagvad Gita shloka VIII.7 (Bhagvad
Gita shloka VIII-7) Lord Krishna exhorts King Arjuna to fight the war of Dharma
with their cousins King Duryodhana. He emphasizes upon the fact that it is not
a fighting between relatives or Human Beings but it is a fight between Truthfulness
per Bhagvad Gita shloka VIII-7 King Duryodhana was not following the settled rules
of the society there was no other way than to fight him. King Arjuna could not
accept this statement of Lord
Krishna and retorts that it would be totally unbecoming of him to be
the cause of murder of his innocent relatives.
King Duryodhana was totally not agreeable to what was being said by Lord Krishna
... Lord Krishna again emphasizes upon King Arjuna that it is not he who would
be fighting the war but it would just be the garb of his own atman (the self within)
that would carry out its duties in the times of war. As a King one has to fight
the war to save the kingdom ... the interest of his subjects came first and then
come relatives and friends. As long as we continue to think of our physical self
as the real self ... we are far away from truth.
stated in Bhagvad Gita shloka VIII-7 Lord Krishna also emphasizes that having
developed full Faith in existence of god ... one must leave matters in the hands
of the Almighty God ... this does not mean that we do not complete our daily chores
but we must continue doing everything as the fruits of our Karma shall be a property
of our atman the soul within.
we are devoid of I of senses and the mind ... then only we shall be able to perform
Nishkama Karma ... that means performing Karma with an unattached attitude. Once
there is no binding with the Karma we are performing ... there is nothing left
but for God to accept our prayers.
war of Dharma (the requisite of the day) can only be performed by Nishkama Karma.
Having taken control of senses and subsequently the mind ... can we hope for attaining
the stage of Nirvikalpa Samadhi! This is very essential on the path of spirituality
as nothing worthy can be accomplished without performing Nishkama Karma.
Krishna knew the moment this concept of Nishkama Karma and the war of Dharma is
clear to King Arjuna ... there shall remain no element of doubt in performing
the war. Lord Krishna again and again pokes King Arjuna for declaring the war
she in the name of God Almighty of the cosmos.
stated in Bhagvad Gita shloka VIII-7 Lord Krishna also exhorts that every Human
Being must submit one day or the other to God Almighty ... by doing this no ill
can ever befall the kingdom. It was a must to succeed in Life and also the war
field. In the name of Dharma Lord Krishna calls upon King Arjuna to start the
war of Dharma. By doing this is he emphasized that peace will prevail all over
the kingdom and all uncertainties would come to an end.
Gita Commentary- chapter IX shloka 1
Gita Commentary- chapter IX shloka 2
Gita Commentary- chapter IX shloka 3
Gita Commentary- chapter X shloka 1
Gita Commentary- chapter X shloka 2
Gita Commentary- chapter X shloka 3
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 1
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 5
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 6
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 7
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 8
Gita Commentary- chapter VIII shloka 9
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
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