Thought of the Day

As written at Prashanthi Nilayam on 8 - 4 - 2020

Arjuna was the brother-in-law of Krishna; they were great friends too. Krishna undoubtedly had the power to transform in a trice the way-ward mind of his kinsman into an illumined instrument for resolute action. But Krishna did not use any of His powers! He only prescribed the medicine and the regimen; Arjuna had to swallow the drug and follow the regimen himself, in order to be saved. Krishna said, "You are My friend, you are My kinsman, you are now so near to Me that I am now your charioteer, you are also in great distress; I agree that the delusion which has overpowered you must be removed quickly; but your ignorance (ajnana) must fall off through your own efforts, not through some miracle of My design." Truth that is won by one's own struggle with untruth will be lasting treasure; the struggle will strengthen you to treasure the real treasure! - Divine Discourse, Mar 02, 1965
- Baba