THE BHAGAVAD GITA
Like everything else that a Great Teacher does, it is meant to release in Arjuna authentic representations of an archetypal stance. Whatever part he chose or course of action he took, it was possible for Arjuna to have unconditional help from Krishna. It was also possible for Arjuna—in relation to his world—both to be involved and to stand outside it. This central message of Krishna became a clue for ancient warriors who were torn between deploring the end of what looked like a Golden Age in comparison to what was emerging, and nurturing a deep concern to preserve and maintain something sacred in the New Age. Thus, the Gita became a keynote pointing to a new modulus of growth, a principle of self-reliance not merely grounded in individual human nature but also serving as a basic pattern for social structures.
The Bhagavad Gita with Uttara Gita,
Rendered by Raghavan Iyer
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