In March 2018, I had commenced reading Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita. It was a fortuitous coincidence that a program was being organised by the Chinmaya Mission Brisbane for Swami Shrikaranandaji to explain Chapter 2, Sankhya Yoga, titled ‘Many problems One solution’ and how it was a panacea for the problems of the modern day society. I immediately resolved to attend the program and accelerate my learning of Chapter 2.
The First Part of this program was conducted from the 18th of April to the 21st of April.
Swamiji’s exposition of Chapter 2 was simple, lucid and interlaced with anecdotes drawn from day to day experiences of people in today’s modern world. This brought home the fact that the predicament faced by Arjuna, the state of mind that he had collapsed to, the teachings of Lord Krishna to Arjuna to look dispassionately at the situation facing him and take a decision based on the greater good is relevant for all of us today. Swamiji’s reinforcement of the Arjuna disease or Syndrome and the cures for it, as prescribed by Lord Krishna, is a proven antidote available to all us to benefit from. The teachings of Lord Krishna to Arjuna has stood the test of time and are relevant to not only all of us today but also for posterity. Like Krishna was there to uplift Arjuna from his confusion we all need to have our own Emergency Upliftment Plan EUP to guide/help us at times of need.
Swamiji exhorted us to take the lessons, therefrom, to heart and apply them in our day to day lives. Solutions to our problems and Peace are within our reach if we accept the past, learn from it and choose to take correct actions, in the greater good, to solve the challenges facing us. He gave us valuable tips such as keeping a gratitude journal and how to activate our EUP.
Swamiji’s session on Chapter 2 was an enriching experience for me. I thank Swamiji, the program coordinators and all the Chinmaya Sevaks for the wonderful program and I look forward to Part 2 of the exposition by Swami Shrikaranandaji in the very near future that is slated for June 30th 2018.
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