Can’t set things right, See things right (Gita Daily), Subita Mataji

Published on Jul 01, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02, Text 23

Whenever things go wrong in life, we can generally do something to set them right. But when death strikes, there's nothing that we can do to set it right; the finality of death is unappealable. All that we try, cry, lie and die for is taken away from us in one merciless moment. 

By taking away the option to set things right, death thrusts a blessing on us; it prods us to see things right. Gita wisdom enables us to complete the shift of vision that death forcefully prompts.

The Bhagavad-gita (02.23) indicates that our core identity has a sanctity that even death can't violate;we are souls who can't be destroyed even by the most fearsome weapons. We are destined for immortality by our intrinsic nature, but are sentenced to mortality by our inconsiderate choice. Our material bodies are unavoidably time-bound; when we choose to let our sense of self-identity be tied down to our bodies, we suffer the horror of death.

But all of us can, by practicing devotional service regularly, recognize and realize our true identity to be beyond our mortal body.Thereby we see death not as an unwelcome termination of our being, but as a welcome transition to a higher realm of being. 

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