The Bhagavad Gita

Posted on: Friday, January 6, 2012 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe

 Terrorists are cowards. Whenever terror has struck in any part of the world, we have heard people say that it is an act of cowardice. A coward runs away from action but harbors all negative feelings and does it surreptitiously.

This is exactly what happened to Arjuna. Arjuna was angry, upset, sad and wanted to run away. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna said not to be a coward. So, it is an antidote to terrorism. Lord Krishna said, "Bravery is the way -- face the war when it is inevitable and do your duty."

A terrorist is stuck in his identity. He hides it -- has no rationale and inflicts pain. Whereas Bhagavad Gita helps one transcend one's identity, encourages reason and infuses wisdom. In this sense, it could be called the antidote to terrorism.

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