True to Oneself or Ture Tool to One’s Self ! Diksha Mataji (Gita Daily)

Published on Aug 05, 2013

ased on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18, Text 58

The Bhagavad-gita (18.58) indicates that all of us have essentially two choices in making our life’s decisions: to act according to the voice of Krishna and be eternally liberated, or to act according to the voice of the ego and be endlessly entangled.

Often, people say that one should follow the voice within so that one can be true to oneself. But Gita wisdom prompts us to introspect: how can one be true to oneself when one doesn’t know one’s true self?

As long asour internal vision is hazy, our inner voices are likely to be mazy; the many voices that clamor within us are likely to lead us into maze-like complications. True, there is the voice of our pure conscience, the voice of Krishna as our indwelling friend and guide, speaking within us, but that voice is generally obscured by many other voices that have become embedded inside due to outside influences of materialism. Principal among these many pseudo-inner voices is the voice of the ego, which, while masquerading as our true self, takes us further and further away from understanding that self.

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