The most sacred and revered tale of the Indian Vedic tradition, the Bhagavad Gita is the expression in verse of the universal consciousness of Krishna given amidst a battlefield. War is disharmony. Music is harmony. By reconciling these two opposites Krishna gives the most profound knowledge to his friend and follower, Arjuna.
In this commentary on the first third of the Bhagavad Gita, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar explains how Krishna leads Arjuna through a raft of contradictions and tensions, eventually delivering him to a higher plane of understanding.
Sri Sri’s commentary shows how Krishna purposely confuses Arjuna in order to shake him out of the known and lead him to truths previously unknown. As a fully enlightened master, he knows just the right amount of clarity to deliver, just the right amount of confusion to bring to his follower, and at just the right time.
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