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Thread #87561   Message #1635555
Posted By: Little Hawk
27-Dec-05 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Advice for anti-war anti-bushites here
Subject: RE: BS: Advice for anti-war anti-bushites here
"Queat"? Yeah, you had me wondering about that... ;-) Funny thing, language.

Here's the thing:

Being pro-peace is rational.

Being anti-war does not exactly equate to that, because it's a different form of psychic energy, and it has different effects on people from both within and without.

Chopra IS making a fortune, and that's okay with me. He's a brilliant man, and he deserves to do well in this world. I'd personally like to see everyone make a fortune.

Clogger, the war field in the Baghavad Gita is symbolic of the internal war that occurs in every human being as they battle between their negative and positive tendencies. Arjuna was reluctant to fight his "relatives", those who were most near and dear to him. Those relatives were his own most familiar negative thought-forms and habitual mental/emotional patterns (fear, greed, hatred, envy, judgement, condemnation, etc). Krishna (symbolizing the Divine Conscious Awareness arising within Arjuna and instructing him) advised him to fight without fear and slay his enemies. That's what you have to do, to do the inner work. Only you can slay your own inner demons, no one else can. The battlefield was the one within Arjuna's own soul and consciousness, not the one out there in the physical World.

There may well have once been an ancient battle in India that served later as the symbolic event in the tale, but the tale is an allegory of inner spiritual struggle (as are all the Indian holy books, and as is much or most of the Bible, in my opinion...at least the New Testament).