Poetic insight into Shrimad Bhagawad Gita – 1

I am writing my insight into the Gita in a poetic form. It will be structured as different spiritual concepts that stand out in the Gita phislosophy. Here is the first one.

 

  • Self-centeredness

(Based on Chapter 1 and first 10 shlokas of chapter 2)

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We act out of narrow self interest

Often clashing with others’ interest

 

Relations suffer and go bitter

Trying to mend is much tougher

 

Right action at right time missed

How can a broken glass be joined?

 

Once time is gone for action fit

Doing it now is surely a misfit

 

You missed the bus accelerating

No use chasing huffing, panting

 

Past is over and truly lifeless

Done, dusted, memories useless

 

Milk once spilt is not recoverable

Nor is the future at all knowable

 

Often erroneous is future forecast

Incorrect guide is experience past

 

Past conditioning, future speculation

Merely source of utter confusion

 

Must accept reality of the present

Act appropriately for the moment

 

Personal relations fragile like bubble

Ideas of heaven or hell immaterial

 

These should not come in the way

Of present action god conscious way

 

That is why Shri Krishna exhorted

That Arjuna should fight undistracted

 

 

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About kishorkulkarni

I am happily retired and enjoy writing and communicating with friends.
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2 Responses to Poetic insight into Shrimad Bhagawad Gita – 1

  1. Please keep on posting . Gita has been interpreted by many from every angle. Your style is quite refreshing and I like it . Hope you are bestowed with the clarity of thought by the almighty to explain it for us.

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