I bow down to lotus feet of my first Guru, my revered father Pandit Shri Murli Dhar ji Mishr, Vidya Guru Kaul Shiromani Shri Shivanand Nath ji, Yoga Guru Paramhamsa Shri Balendu Giri ji Maharaj, Tantra Guru Shri Shri Anta Devji Maharaj, Vama Guru Shri Kaleshwaranand Ji Maharaj and all the compassionate Masters, divine souls of Gurumandala.. I pray for their love, support and guidance..
अथ द्वितीयोऽध्यायः । साङ्ख्ययोगः
क्लैब्यं मा स्म गमः पार्थ नैतत्त्वय्युपपद्यते ।
क्षुद्रं हृदयदौर्बल्यं त्यक्त्वोत्तिष्ठ परन्तप ॥ २-३॥
klaibyaṁ mā sma gamaḥ pārtha naitattvayyupapadyate,
kṣudraṁ hṛdayadaurbalyaṁ tyaktvottiṣṭha paraṁtapa||
Krishna further says:
“O Paartha, it does not befit you to yield to this unmanliness. Give up such petty weakness of heart and arise, O vanquisher of enemies.”
Whether you want success in outer, worldly matters or spirituality (inner search of ultimate truth) it requires high spirits and morale. The need to be optimistic, enthusiastic, and and being full of energy is the prerequisite to overcoming the negativities of the material mind. Shri Krishna is a such a patient and composed teacher that he, without wasting any of his time gives instruction to the Arjuna to get up. He uses the term ‘parantap’ skillfully to enhances Arjun’s internal strength (parantap means conqueror of enemies) to tackle the situation. Spiritually meaning he should win over the enemy of negativity and cowardice in him.
How many times you have found yourself passing judgements on people around while trying to tell them their ‘duty’. Negative words don’t help. Only occasionally and very skillfully you can use negative words in the process of encouragement because the negative words challenge people and confused people do not feel challenged. They feel demotivated instead. These people could be your friends, close relations like husband or wife, son, daughter, employees.. anyone, if you are not encouraging them you are not doing your duty well. You are falling short of your ‘compassion’ and understanding.
Krishna uses two adjectives for Krishna in one sentence. By addressing Arjuna as the son of Pritha (yet another name for Kunti), he pinches him to remember that his mother Kunti, had worshipped Indra, the King of Swarga – the chief celestial god, and with Indra’s blessings Arjuna was born. Arjuna was thus endowed with extraordinary courage and strength, might and valor matching to that of Indra. This word “Parth’ is used by Krishna to remind Arjuna of his strengths.. to encourage him. To help him shun the display of impotence, which does not befit his illustrious parentage.
A teacher, an advisor should not only tell what is right action but explain ‘why’ is something ‘not right’ too. Here Krishna clarifies that the way Arjuna is feeling is neither conforming to moral duty nor it is expression of compassion; instead it is lamentation arising out of delusion and lack of energy. Most of Acharya and commentators have translated ‘Hridaya Dourbalya’ as weakness of mind but Krisha has used this word indicating that this weakness is not of mind but of heart.
Truly we take decisions from many centres of our being. The state of a particular chakra becomes the central to a specific decision, action or choice. When we lose the balance in our chakric energies our decisions are skewed as well. These misplaced inferences are drawn due to over or underactive chakras in particular situations. Here Arjuna is suffering from weakness of heart. Master in Krishna has seen the weakness through Arjuna’s pranic and verbal expressions. The situation has struck him right at that centre.. different patterns and emotional hues of different thoughts affect different chakras. The words we speak affect us differently… and that is why when you say “Jai Ho” or “Jindabaad” it hits you somewhere else compared to when you see “Alas!” or “Oh!”. (at few places even the words clearly depict the difference. Watch the words and sounds made in pronouncing Ho and Oh…). To the Tattva Shakti Vigyaan practitioners knowledge… now you know why I ask you to refrain from using certain words and how that affects your pranic health.
Arjuna has been talking so long.. different words he spoke kept hitting him at different energy centers but most affected was his heart-chakra. This weakness of his stems from heart.. not the mind. If his behavior was balanced he would definitely operate with wisdom and mercy, he would take appropriate decisions then. But here his experience is nothing but confusion and grief.
In coming shlokas lets see what difference Krishna’s words make to Arjuna’s stream of thoughts and physical symptoms.
– Acharya Agyaatadarshan Anand Nath
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