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Season 3 - Episode 2

2.4 - 2.6: Arjuna is Overwhelmed

20 min - Talk


James recites and translates verses 2.4 - 2.6 of the Gita. Faced with the dilemma of taking the lives of his very own cousins, uncles, and teachers, Arjuna explains to Krishna why he feels so overwhelmed. James shares the story of the young boy, Paul, and his training wheels, as a way to understand our relationship with old habits, tendencies, and behaviors.
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Sep 18, 2015
Bhakti, Jnana
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Thank you for these teachings. It is renewing my love for the Gita. I felt this lesson particularly deeply at this time.
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Really effective illustration of the need to embrace, and then , eventually, let go of, certain teachings or techniques, as a part of our evolution...
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Thank you James, the narrative is so lively 10/10 - but the teachings behind it...well 12/10 I would say.  It challenges the idea that our guru-s / our habits / modes of operating, are there just to be respected, venerated, listened to etc; they are also to be confronted, challenged, let go of, training wheels indeed, and we will experience pain and resistance and even loss, before we realise the value of that insight.
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Thank you Caroline! Yes indeed, veneration and readiness to evolve at the same time, I am looking forward to resuming live teaching soon! Really inspiring to know that the vitality of the Gītā is coming through so vividly for you.
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It sure is.  This time I am taking it ever so slowly,  I want to absorb every few verses rather than a marathon sprint to the end...that's what happens with beginner's enthusiasm, well always a beginner but different to last year's beginner x

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