Posted by Naran S. Balakumar
This is a continuation of the post, “Ego is not tiny”: http://wp.me/p3dhkD-2k
How one can be without an ego? Unless you shed your identity, you cannot shed your ego. There is only one person who was without an ego. He was Lord Krishna.
He accepted to be the driver of the chariot (in the battle field of Kurukshetra war). We don’t know the difficulties of a driver of a chariot.
In the midst of the war, while fight is going on, you cannot give instructions to the driver, ‘Hey turn left here’ and so on. In the war, Arjuna was sitting above him. How Arjuna did convey the messages to Krishna?
He will place his leg on the left shoulder of Krishna, if the chariot has to be turned left and on the right shoulder, if the chariot has to be turned right.
If you become a chariot driver, will you accept it? However, Krishna accepted it. That is the nature of Divine beings. He did his work as a charioteer with full devotion.
Running the chariot is Karma Yoga for him. Running it with devotion is Bhakti yoga for him. Because he rode it with so much of dedication, he attained the supreme knowledge (Gnana) in driving the chariot.
That’s why His Gita is Bhagavad Gita.
When the war was over how did Arjuna behave?
That’s the difference between the lord and human beings.
After the war, he told Krishna, ‘I am the warrior. Will you please get down first?”
That’s the protocol in the war. Krishna replied to him, “War is over. You get down first”.
Arjuna got down first and then Krishna did. The moment Krishna got down from the chariot, it burst into flames. Had Krishna followed the protocol, what would have happened? Arjuna would have been killed in the flames.
TINY is the switch word which fully describes Krishna.
Switch Word from Lord Krishna: http://wp.me/ptUKY-3J
Meditation on Lord Krishna’s relationship with Khusela: http://wp.me/p12byb-4N
Harmony is wanted: http://wp.me/p3FS2t-3V
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Posted by Naran S. Balakumar
From the class, “Mind-Body DEMYSTIFIED Part II”, Oct 19th, 2013
“New slipper will bite” – says a Tamil saying.
However, a lady who can speak only Telugu told me otherwise.
Girija went to a local temple, leaving her old slippers outside the temple premises, when she stood before the deity, praying, a thought appeared in her mind whether her slippers would be safe; another thought flashed saying, “they will be; who will take these old chappals”.
Strangely, when she returned from the temple, she found her old slippers missing. So, she had to walk a bit under the hot sun, searching for a shoe shop, where she could buy herself new slippers.
Surprisingly, she found her slippers in the entrance of the shop.
I just wanted to tell you here, she could talk to inanimate objects.
She heard her slippers saying, ‘You left me unsafe, thinking I am too old to be stolen. See what I had done for your callousness. Do you understand my value now?”
So, we need to learn to respect inanimate objects also. For example, we throw the container after using all the remedies, without even saying thanks to the container. Don’t do that.
Next time, say thanks to the container or for the matter whatever stuff you use and then dispose them.
Dialogue with disease: http://wp.me/ptUHD-1u
The Energy Factor: http://wp.me/ptUHD-W
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