The Responsibility of the Most Powerful

What would you do when you have it all, with no lack of anything and there is absolutely nothing you are required to do? As a powerful person or leader, what is your responsibility?

Bhagwad Gita 3:22 & 3:23
Bhagwad Gita 3:22 & 3:23

In the 22nd verse of the 3rd Chapter “Karma Yoga” of Bhagwad Gita, Lord Krishna tells the mighty warrior Arjun (who is having doubts over his “duty-bound” participation in the great war “Mahabharat”):

“There is no work prescribed for Me within all the three planetary systems. Nor am I in want of anything, nor have I need to obtain anything-and yet I am engaged in work”.

He continues in 23rd verse:

“For, if I did not engage in work, certainly all men would follow My path.”

Therefore, let us deal with it all, whatever comes our way, straight-on, with full force of  our beings and nothing held back!

See full text, translations and detailed interpretations here – 3:22 & 3:23.

 

 

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