The life is filled so much with uncertainty, doubt and obstructions that it appears almost impossible to overcome these roadblocks. Every moment, a person has to wage a Mahabharat-like war within himself.
In Srimad Bhagwadgita, Kurukshetra (the battlefield of Mahabharat) has been called Dharmakshetra (the field of righteousness), because it is here that the battle for the victory of the divine over the devil, light over darkness and love over hate has to be accomplished. In the war of Mahabharat, the army of Yadavas – Sri Krishna’s clan lost in sensual indulgence and hence instruments of evil - was with the Kauravas (symbol of evil). Krishna (The Divine Incarnate) alone, that too weaponless, was with Pandavas (chosen instruments of the Divine). Life too is like that. All the powers of the physical world (rhetorically the mighty army of Yadavas) are allies of Adharma. A sadhak has to choose between the Divine and his mighty army.
It is not that Krishna was the charioteer of Arjun alone; He is eternally sitting in the heart of everyone of us and controlling our chariots of life. However, when we as sadhaks face the legions of devilish tendencies of greed, selfishness, cunningness, etc in our surroundings and evil traditions in the society, our nervousness is but natural. Arjun, too, was initially nervous and unsure of victory but he did win, once he unconditionally offered himself to serve as an instrument of the Divine Charioteer – in response to the Divine Teacher’s assurance – Ma ekam sharanam vrij.-----. Similarly, when a sadhak puts aside all ego-based self-effort and surrenders to the Divine alone and trusts His sole guidance with all his soul, mind and body, he is sure to overcome all the obstacles of the path and reach the ultimate goal. It is such sadhaks who can make possible all the impossible –looking tasks.
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