How may the wise guide the bewildered masses?

The wise person, while enjoying spontaneous bliss and harmony, is amused at the constantly striving mortals, whether they are beggars or kings, dealing with their own challenges at different levels. The wise person might be tempted to gently tell a struggling human being that all this experience of pain and strife is unnecessary – that, it is possible to live a life of spontaneous joy and yet achieve it all by taking all actions with detachment. However, this advice is unlikely to be appreciated by a person who is totally hypnotized by a narrative that struggle on a day-to-day basis is a must.

Lord Krishna advises in the verse 3.26 of Bhagwad Gita:

Let not the wise disrupt the minds of the ignorant who are attached to fruitive action. They should not be encouraged to refrain from work, but to engage in work in the spirit of devotion.

He observes in next verse 3.27:

The bewildered spirit soul, under the influence of the three modes of material nature, thinks himself to be the doer of activities, which are in actuality carried out by nature.

The reference to “nature” here is very interesting. It seems not enough human beings have tried to venture beyond limited scientific inquiry (for example, science does not yet know what exactly is gravity) to arrive at an understanding of the fundamental nature of The Existence and, more essentially, what is the fundamental nature of the human spirit. Is it possible to align a human being’s nature with that The Existence? What happens when such a divine alignment takes place? An expanded consciousness that is completely still yet totally alert to flow into spontaneous creativity? Ever experience that?

Bhagwad Gita 3:26 & 3:27
Bhagwad Gita 3:26 & 3:27

 

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