10th May 2015
To perform our duty we don’t need to be in the middle of the battle field
During my time at WLYA we studied The Bhagavad Gita, a 4000 year-old text, which recalls the conversation between Krishna and a warrior prince Arjuna at a crucial moment before an epic battle takes place. Arjuna, suddenly faced with the impending conflict of a battle which will see friends and families fighting one another questions the actions of those involved in what is unfolding before him. It is through Krishna’s guidance that Arjuna comes to learn that regardless of the circumstances we are faced with we must always perform our duty and we must always perform our duty “selflessly, wisely & skilfully” to the best of our ability.
Dr Ram Shanker Tiwari.
The Yoga of Gita.
Today at Drishti Yoga Shala we practiced 108 Surya Namaska, Sun Salutations, to raise donations for the people of Nepal who suffered in the earthquake.
We cannot compare our complaints of sore shoulders and tight hamstrings with the hardships suffered by many in Nepal but we can acknowledge that these aches and pains are a reminder that we did do our part.
We can acknowledge that we acted with love and compassion knowing that we did our bit for humanity in our own way.
To perform our duty we don’t need to be in the middle of the battle field.
We don’t need to save the world in one swoop.
We don’t need everyone to know.
To perform our duty we need to be true to ourselves.
We need to act with love, kindness and compassion.
We need to act “selflessly, wisely & skilfully” to the best of our ability.
“PARTICIPATING IN LIFE IS NOT TO BE LED BY YOUR LIKES AND DISLIKES BUT BY WHAT IS REQUIRED AT THAT MOMENT. A SPIRITUAL LIFE IS NOT BECOMING A DOORMAT BUT BY BEING ACTIVE IN LIFE IN THE RIGHT WAY”
Bhagavad Gita Workshop