Philosophical Banana Peels ! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

Published on Aug 21, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13, Text 14-15

Some of us may be put off by the apparently contradictory statements in the Bhagavad-gita. Several such statements are found in the thirteenth chapter of the Gita, where, for example, the Absolute Truth is said to have hands everywhere and also to have no hands at all (13.14)(13.15).

These statements are like philosophical banana peels; if during our spiritual journey we are not careful while dealing with them, we will stumble, slide and fall.

Dealing with them carefully means not reacting with derision or dismissiveness, but responding with humility and maturity.

1. Humility: Humility protects us from succumbing to the temptation of scoffing at such statements. It enables us to pause and consider, “If many of the wisest people in human history have found profound wisdom in the Gita, then maybe I am overestimating my capacity to grasp it. Maybe I am mistaking as absurd that which is abstruse.”

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