to lead a dignified and happy life and keep aloft their culture, secondly the spiritual points of view,
because they knew that mere happy material life would not lead them to their ultimate welfare.
So, a happy, well managed worldly life would never bestow ultimate well-being.
For this very reason the thinkers and seers adopted the spiritual approach.
Every living being is under the governance of Maya (Illusion). To liberate him from the clutches of Maya and place him on the authentic, solid ground of the soul, to awaken his dormant spirit so that he might cover the distance from God, the Supreme Element, to enable him to perceive the Supreme Being through the divine touch, is the sole objective of the Spiritual path and this is known as Bhakti (devotion). Only in it lies the eternal welfare of the living beings. Lord Krishn said,
‘Arjun! Neither through the Veda, nor through Yagya, nor through offerings,
nor through penance,
I can be attained.
I can be attained only through total Bhakti (devotion) depending on no one else except Me.’’-
भक्त्या त्वनन्यया शक्य अहमेवंविधोऽर्जुन।
Lord Krishn says to Arjun,
‘Only through Bhakti I can be directly realized as you have realized and perceived Me.
I am accessible through it.’’Thus, the prime aim of Indian thought is to enable the tormented, agonised living beings to attain the spiritual Supreme Goal and the immortal state of total indivisible bliss.
Warsin the world have always been there, be it the war of Mahabharat or the battle between Ram and Ravan or the battles and wars described in the mythological scripture. The sages and seers presented these incidents in the light of the two points of view discussed above. They have been presenting the inherent essence of the Vedic lore through the examples of these famous historical events.
There are two kinds of thoughts or mode of thinking. One is divine, which leads to the Supreme Being and eliminates the distance from God by true perception, by the touch of the divinity and which disappears after providing the merger in God. The second kind of thought is demonic which leads to groping and stumbling in the dark world of ignorance. The endless cycles of birth and death are caused by it, leading to sufferings after sufferings, but never reaching to any destinations. The Geeta presents a systematic method which pulls out living beings from meaningless wanderings and ramblings and provides the immortal state of peace.
Mad after wealth and pompous material life, people do not understand the truth despite lots of teachings and preachings. Even after staking everything in order for obtaining victory, people at last come to realise that it all was but a demeaning deception, a fruitless endeavour. At such crucial point men become capable of grasping the Truth. The same happened with Yudhisthir – the victor of the war of Mahabharat. After the end of the war, he ruled for thirty-six years but his eyes were always filled with shedding tears. One day he came to learn that Lord Krishn had finally departed from this world, he rose up from the throne and silently moved towards the Himalayas.
Yuyutsu, a brother of Duryodhan, at the beginning of the war came to Yudhisthir saying, ‘‘Brother, Dharm (justice) is in your favour, so I will fight from your side.’’ Yudhisthir replied, ‘‘Why should you fight! You are intelligent, so you look after the management of the camps.’’ Even after the end of the war he was alive. When he saw Yudhisthir leaving, renouncing all, he said, ‘‘Brother! Where are you going?’’ There was no reply. So, he again said to him, ‘‘Who would occupy this jewel- studded throne?’’ Yudhisthir said, ‘‘Now you occupy it.’’ He retorted, ‘‘I do not need it.’’ Yudhisthir then remorsefully said, ‘‘For this very throne six thousand million of great warriors laid down their lives. You sit on this throne which is placed over the river of blood, and you too taste the joy of it.’’ Yuyutsu aptly replied that he in no way at any cost would like to have it.
Yudhisthir replied that, ‘‘He would have been happier if he would have occupied it. If he did not want it, he should search Parikshit and tell him about it. He would now no more weep for that which was mortal.’’ Saying so Yudhisthir moved towards the Himalayas along with his brothers and Draupadi to follow the path of the Geeta and attainment throughout their remaining life. He picked up the path which awards eternal victory. The Geeta is the methodical way of the worship of God.
इति गुह्यतमं शास्त्रमिदमुक्तं मयाऽनघ।
‘Arjun! This most occult scripture has been revealed by Me.
He who would obey it, would be dearest to Me.’’
‘Yatharth Geeta’ is the exact commentary of it.
You are all advised to go through it and attain the Supreme Goal of life.
Courtesy: Yatharth Geeta – The Geeta In Its True Perspective.
“This ‘Yatharth Geeta’ is intended to provide you with the noblest sermon made by Yogeshwar Shree Krishn in the ‘SHREEMADBHAGWADGEETA’:This contains the portrayal, by a sage,
after attainment, of that Supreme Soul that abides within our hearts.
lest we may be cheated out of knowing our goals and the paths. By the devoted study of the Geeta,
the entire human race stands to succeed in their efforts to gain well-being. Even if they comprehend only a small portion of it, they are certain to attain the ultimate beatitude, because any progress made in this path, shall never be lost.”
– Swami Adgadanand Jee Paramhans.