When Life Doesn’t Make Sense (Gita Daily), Subita Mataji

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Published on Jul 01, 2013

Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 02, Text 15

"Why is Krishna doing this?" We may sometimes get this question when things go wrong and life doesn't make sense.
To help us make sense of such situations, Gita wisdom broadens our perspective of life.

Suppose we start watching a drama when the hero is being beaten. We may feel that the drama director has made a senseless plot. But, if we just wait and watch, we may well see how the drama is developing towards a fitting finale.

Gita wisdom helps us to understand how this principle applies to our life: we are not perishable material bodies, but are imperishable spiritual souls. The present crisis, no matter how devastating, is just one act in a multi-act drama. In fact, our whole lifetime is just one small part in a multi-lifetime plot that extends to eternity.

Of course, there are substantial differences between a drama and our real life. Firstly, in our life, we are not spectators but actors. Secondly, and more importantly, the script of our life is not a frozen story; it is an evolving story that is shaped by our choices.

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