Adhyay One – ARJUNA VISHAD YOGA
Bhagavad Gita is one of the most beautiful and soul enriching spiritual texts ever written, the protagonist or the central figure Arjuna, the great warrior is a true devotee and inquires to Lord Krishna about several issues as compelling today as they were ions of years ago.
In the“ Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Sanjay Ki Nazar Se ,I, Dr Sanjay Biyani have used contemporary, simplified language to bring this inspiring work to life.
In this enlightening text it is explained that when a person goes through misery, it awakens him, and then leads him to experience knowledge. During this periods of darkness and misfortune a person should feel humble and realize that this is the time when he would experience true enlightenment. This is why the very first chapter is referred as Arjuna Vishad Yog. Just like Arjuna faces the dilemma in the battle field so do we all mortal beings in our day to day lives encounter such predicaments.
When in a depression or Vishad, one keeps on seeing everything as not right, It is like a negative zone that engulfs a person, it rattles and jolts them up. These negative thoughts can come at home or at the work place. To move out of this negative space, you need some supporting foundation and a firm base. And that comes to you from knowledge, which is so amply provided by the Bhagwad Geeta ,the beautiful discourse between the Lord and his devotee.
Facing the duty as a warrior to fight the Dharma or righteous war between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is directed and adviced by Lord Krishna to consummate his duty as a warrior .
Here Lord Krishna also perorates the most important questions relevant to our existence which are Who is the real me? What is the purpose of my Life? How can I attain eternal Bliss??
Shri Krishna also explains that the soul is imperishable and indestructible to the seeker of knowledge who is Arjuna. He explains that the individual soul is unbreakable and infrangible, and can be neither burned nor destroyed.
The soul is immutable, abiding, deathless and eternally the same. This knowledge is of paramount importance for us also as knowing this, we would not lament and grieve for the temporary body. He compares it to the simple process of a mortal being simply changing clothes. So, the body dwindles and finally dies but the soul does not die: it simply changes bodies.
Through the knowledge of the Bhagwad Geeta it is expressed tha that those who have purified their awareness, becoming absorbed in sacred acquaintance and exonerating any impurities in the mind, are released from karma that frees them from any future births. They are for ever freed from any more births in the material world and are delivered to the spiritual atmosphere.
In this way we enter into this spiritual journey of “Shrimad Bhagwad Gita” with me Sanjay in this spell bounding series “Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta Sanjay Ki nazar se”