Principles that help you Grow.
Similar to Arjuna, we all are affected by degrees of the karpanya dosha (miserly weakness). Depending on the degree of magnanimity our focus might expand to our family, extended family, community, race, and so on. But reading Krishna’s teachings to Arjuna on overcoming the miserly weakness will help us open our hearts, our minds, and our lives and in doing so overcome the elements of envy, greed, fear, and hatred that creates havoc in our relationships and fill our hearts with love, friendship and compassion.
For us, the shelter and protection comes with abiding in virtue, as explained by Bhismadeva to the Pandavas, referring to the many life threatening tribulations they underwent – “yet you were protected by the brahmanas (saintly people), God and religion.”
One should read Bhagavad-gita very scrutinizingly with the help of a person who is a devotee of Sri Krishna and try to understand it without personally motivated interpretations.
“O my Lord, who are glorified by exalted prayers, You show special favor to Your devotees by manifesting Yourself in the eternal forms in which they welcome You”.
The symptoms of a sadhu (saintly person) are that he is tolerant, merciful and friendly to all living entities. He has no enemies, he is peaceful, he abides by the scriptures, and all his characteristics are sublime.
Growth becomes stymied because we find ourselves with no motivation, inertia that we cannot get through, discouraged that there is no sense of progress, or just a lack of inspiration. Sometimes we get stuck and need guidance, or we are going through a period of change and don’t know how to get through it. So how are you growing in your relationship with God, relationship with people, how are you growing in your family life. Would you like to learn to break through the barriers.