Monday, 11 May 2015


When we suffer ,we lament, as if that is the solution for overcoming suffering.  Suffering could be of different types.
Someone who has  never experienced physical discomfort may become irritated by little things, such people can be in extreme difficulty and pain because of a slightly  provocative situation.
There are some who suffer for a long time, and believe that suffering is eternal, as if they know what is eternity .
Some suffer because they do not have what others have, while forgetting completely  that what they have could be  used to grow in life.
But one thing is sure, whether we suffer little or we suffer more, the solution is certainly not to lament, but almost every one does this. It is strange but  true.

The Gita deals with this in a very realistic way. Sri Krishna says, happiness and distress are two sides of the same coin.  They will appear and disappear like the summer and winter season and one should learn to tolerate the happiness and distress.

Sri Krishna does not stop here, by asking us to tolerate, it is just the beginning. Next he talks about the Yagna or the duty principle. By pefroming one's duty one can minimize suffering  and eventually he talks about performing the Yoga of devotion through which we can transcend  suffering.

The Pandavas  and the  Kaurvas both suffered. Kauravas suffered because they made it their habit to suffer. The Pandavas suffered because  suffering is a part of life.
They accepted their suffering and eventually transcended it.
Suffering cannot be avoided by suffering or causing others to suffer.
Suffering can only by transcended by dealing with it in a positive way, by taking shelter of Sri Krishna’s words in the Bhagavad gita.
Suffering is universal, but lamenting is personal.

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