Thursday, 19 June 2014

There is no 'final' victory ... the meaning is in the struggle

Our philosophy has a sense of
यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥
and thence of the struggle between the right and the wrong being eternal.

Maybe the struggle is the point, not 'success'.

And the punch line later ... 'Inaction is not permitted'
"कर्मणयेवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि। "
("You have a right to perform your prescribed action, but you are not entitled to the fruits of your action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities,and never be associated to not doing your duty.")

Also, Eashwaramma's ability to give away her last glass of rice is a far more significant point, than her poverty. In the end, the rich and the poor die. To maintain the dharmam is most important. The effort of maintaining it.

Eashwaramma is every village is doing her part, by giving to those in greater need. The onus is also on us ...

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