Daily Quote-16

“When we face a painful situation, we often tend to run away from it. Such running can be intelligent when the pain is unnecessary and avoidable, as

when we accidentally put our hand in fire. But when the pain is essential and unavoidable, running away from it frequently makes things worse. Instead, if we try to

learn from it, pain can impel us to grow internally and even externally.”

– Bhagwad Gita, Chapter 2 , text 01.

I didn’t share the actual Sanskrit verse as we would anyways refer to the translation.

As humans, we have a natural tendency to run away from problems- avoiding confrontations, avoid asking questions, avoid to stand by your belief, avoid to seek truth, avoid to be different even when you are different.

The above quote from Bhagwad Gita ( esp. the example of hand in fire) is a brilliant explanation of when one should run away and when we should raise a voice and do something about it.


About Maya

Bored of the tedium and tired of the rut, I look for shelter in my imaginary hut; Behind these veils of propriety and decorum, I desperately seek a liberating forum; In my words and humor you'll find fire But beware and warned, It's all just Maya! Come, see my world through my window..

Posted on June 2, 2015, in General and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’s amazing how these verses that were written thousands of years ago still hold relevance and offer a soothing touch to the soul. Makes one realise that no matter how technologically smart our global civilization becomes, the inner conflicts that we face now are nowhere different from the ones that our ancestors struggled with.

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