Pathetic people and their pathetic lives

I can understand the lives of people, whose forefathers had converted to foreign religions either due to fear, greed, or whatever reason. But what about those whose forefathers faced it all, stood tall, protected the Vedic Sanatana Dharma, and passed it on so that the present generation could benefit from the highest knowledge of Vedanta?

How pathetic can such a huge number of people be, to not put in at least minimal efforts to study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, which is called the nectar of all the Upanishads, instead of becoming mental slaves of non-existent imaginary deities and of beef-eating men and women claiming to be special divine people; join cults, sects, groups and subgroups; and actually choose to suffer all through their lives! How pathetic!

Now, get this straight: If you do something, no matter how ‘religious’ or ‘pious’ you might think it is, but expect something in return, including simply ‘wanting to please ‘god”; you would only be going against the main principle of KarmaYoga:

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || २ ४७ ||
karmaNye vaadhikaras te
maa phaleshu kadaachana
maa te sango ‘stva karmaNi (SBG 2:47)
You only have the right to work, but never to claim its results. The results of your actions should never be your motive but at the same time, you should not be attached to inaction.

How miserable can people be, particularly those who consider themselves to be educated and knowledgeable, to ‘pray’ for special favours to something that does not even exist?

Please, remember that The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is an allegorical representation of one’s whole life. The Pandavas and the Kauravas are the positive and negative forces that continuously battle within one’s mind. Arjuna had Krishna as his own driver all through the war, but did he ever ask Krishna to ‘perform miracles’ and solve his problems? NO! Arjuna placed himself as a pupil of Krishna. See Shloka SBG 2:07. The moment any person, no matter m or f, positions himself or herself as an ‘Arjuna’, their ‘Krishna’ will appear and guide them through life. What I mean by ‘their ‘Krishna’ will appear’ is that their mind, which was until then shrouded in ignorance, ego, selfishness, and stupidity in the name of religion, ‘shraddha’, ‘aasthaa’ or whatever, will become open to true knowledge.

Krishna says in Shloka SBG 9:11

अवजानन्ति मां मूढा मानुषीं तनुमाश्रितम् |
परं भावमजानन्तो मम भूतमहेश्वरम् || ९ ११ ||
avajaananti maam mood-haa
maanu-sheem tanu-maashritam
param bhaava-majaananto
mama bhoota-maheshvaram (SBG 9:11)
Foolish people, due to their lack of understanding of My higher nature as the Supreme Bhagavan of everything that exists, disregard Me when I descend in the human form.

What does the above Shloka mean? It simply means that FOOLISH PEOPLE do not understand HIS Universal Nature because of silly beliefs that were injected into their heads through generations and generations of people who either had no idea of what they were saying or doing, or did such things deliberately in order to keep people in a state of intellectual and spiritual stupor.

Stop all the nonsensical rites and rituals you perform with your poor understanding of Vedanta believing they would ‘make ‘god’ happy’ and be helpful or useful to you; and study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. There cannot be anything more important for you in life than something that can set your whole life straight.

Click here to look for suitable Gita resources and swear never to be pathetic or lead a pathetic life filled with fear, greed, anger, hatred, laziness, and the lack of true Vedantic Knowledge, simply because you do not care to study the Srimad Bhagavad Gita and are willing to spread the disease of pseudo-spirituality to others and to future generations.