[audio] #39 Bhagavad Gita, Philosophy & Religion

August 8, 2013

Let’s talk about russell simmons & how he led me to bhagavad gita. Listen to my bootleg summary of the messages imparted by krishna to arjuna. I finish by talkin about different religions, philosophy, belief systems and what all of them could be trying to say.

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update: ok, the war started due to a dice game, deceit & insult of a girl.

“Knowing that an all-out war with the Pandavas may not lead to definitive success, Shakuni devises a scheme to rob Yudhisthira of his kingdom and wealth by defeating him in a game of dice, which Shakuni is an expert at and Yudhisthira a complete novice. Unable to resist the challenge, Yudhisthira gambles away his entire kingdom, his wealth, his four brothers and even his wife, in a series of gambits to retrieve one by staking another.

Karna encouraged Duryodhana’s brother Dushasana to drag Draupadi into the court and disrobe her, as she is Duryodhana’s property after Yudhisthira had gambled everything away to him. Dushasana attempts to strip Draupadi, who is mystically protected by Krishna, who makes her sari inexhaustible. Dushasana exhausts all his might, pulling the sari which never finishes.” – source

The Bhagavad Gita

Super Rich – Russell Simmons

“I find a solace in the Bhagavad Gita that I miss even in the Sermon on the Mount. When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad Gita. I find a verse here and a verse there and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming tragedies – and my life has been full of external tragedies – and if they have left no visible, no indelible scar on me, I owe it all to the teaching of Bhagavad Gita.” – Mahatma Gandhi