As you guys are aware favorite part of my weekend is to spend time on things which feeds my soul. Saturday is the time we spend learning & discussing our ancient literature bhagvad Gita. I find in that particular book all questions we human being face are answered like what's the purpose of this life & what is right thing to do in this particular situation & so on & those other self defeating thoughts too , like why do it in fear of failure & so on. In this particular book prince Arjuna is asking divine his charioteer Krishna (who is God) when he is on the battlefield when and sees his own cousin brothers, his teachers, his granduncle, prince Arjuna faces similar questions and asks his charitor God Krishna for guidance. lord Krishna helps him see and do the right thing, by answering all of his questions. & lot of time in our own life we all go through similar questions, & Geeta gives wonderful answers.
I feel so lucky & blessed to have this discussion forum of all this like minded people to discuss this immensely relevant book.
I know for me when i was in my own battle field & fighting my own inner demons right after stroke where I thought quitting was so easy just like prince Arjuna . Only reason I persisted cause I thought i don't have right to ruin life of our son who was my responsibility & my duty to look after & I don't have any right to mess up his life. Also I have seen my cousins who were such a smart kids but suffered because one of the parent committed suicide & other remarried & moved on & messing up lives of two young children. seeing that example & having support of my family I persisted & I am so glad I did it cause life is so sweet today. My adversity in life has made me the person I am proud of.
What I feel Geeta teaches is how to live in now & here, there is no after life or previous life, do right thing based on your dharma right now in this life , and God is within us which does tell us what is right thing to do which we sometime choose to ignore because our mind which is not aligned properly makes decisions which may not be good for us & our this Saturday evening discussion form is there to reign our mind in good direction, so we make right decisions in the life when we might b thrown again in battlefield & have to make tough & right decisions.