Namaskaar. We move on to Part 4 of the Introduction to Bhagavad Gita series by Pujya Swami Dayananda. You will agree with me that the concepts are explained so clearly and in such easy language with examples that the study actually becomes a pleasure.
THE WORLD IS NOT THE CAUSE OF YOUR PROBLEMS To be displeased, then, requires nothing but yourself. It is not the world that displeases you; you are displeased with yourself. And whatever pleases you is going to be time-bound, all of which we will see as we study the eighteen chapters of the Bhagavadgita.
Because any kama, any pleasure, you pick up is limited by nature – in terms of time, content, and degree, the one who is displeased remains in spite of occasional moments of pleasure. Therefore, we have now discerned the problem to be the conclusion about myself that, ‘I am displeased.’ This is a fact that is not going to be altered just because I pick up moments of pleasure. That I am insecure does not change merely because I acquire or give up certain securities. Thus, the only solution is to see myself secure and pleased with myself. But how is it possible to do this? Continue reading