Gita: Real vs. Unreal

1.16 The unreal never is: the Real never is not. This truth indeed has been seen by those who can see the true.

1.20 He is never born, and he never dies. He is in Eternity: he is for evermore. Never-born and eternal, beyond times gone or to come, he does not die when the body dies.The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 1)


Arjun the great warrior is perplexed about his duty on the battlefield. ‘Battlefield’ here is also a metaphor for life. He’s face to face with enemies who are his relatives and he’s not sure about engaging them and being the cause of their demise.


His charioteer is Krishna, the divine personage, whose ‘song’, or ‘Gita’ the Bhagavad Gita truly is! The divine charioteer can also be a metaphor for the ever present divinity inside each soul. Krishna reveals that the soul (our true identity) inside us is eternal. There’s nothing to be truly worried about in life.

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM fearless, I face life squarely!

Recommendation: The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics) by Juan Mascaro

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