Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 07, Text 19
Our heart longs for love, but our head checks us, warning us that the longing for love will make us disappointed and frustrated. Most of us have seen how worldly love makes people into doing rash things and eventually paying a heavy price for it. Sooner or later, their sweet dreams are ruptured and shattered by the power of time. When the sheen of worldly charm declines and disappears, they are left with the gloom of disappointment and frustration.
Gita wisdom invites us to a love of a different kind — a love that asks us not to give up our intelligence, but to go beyond our intelligence. The Gita (18.63) calls upon us to use all of our intelligence to deeply deliberate its message of love and then to decide for ourselves whether we have it in us to tread its path of love.
This bold call for intellectual investigation of its teachings reveals that its message of love far differs from worldly love which usually flourishes by intellectually paralyzing us. The trajectory of the Gita’s message goes as far as our intelligence goes, meaning that its wisdom answers the sharpest of our intelligence’s questions about how and why its love is enduring and fulfilling. But then the Gita’s trajectory supersedes the farthest reach of the intellect — and goes further into the realm of love, individual love for the personal divine. The Gita goes through our head to the heart. It helps us discover within a forgotten recess of our heart a love that withstands and transcends the head: love for Krishna. As the Gita (07.19) indicates succinctly, when we ascend the highest summit of knowledge, we realize that Krishna and his love are everything.