I was listening to Gurudev’s talk snippets on Chapter 1 of Gita.
In it he mentions the shloka,
Dharmakshetre Kurukshetre Samavetayuyutsavaha |
Maamakaah paandavaashchaiva kimakurvata sanjaya ||1||
Gurudev goes on to say that this is Dharamshetra. A place of Dharma. Of divine law.
Made me think about what is Dharma.
Is it an internal law to creation and to human existence. If it is internal, how does it relate to the external human created laws. “Law of the land” Vs “Law of Existence”.
How are the two to be reconciled?
What is Dharma? What all are the laws in it? How best to structure human laws to be in sync with it?
I don’t have these answers right now. But I do want to continue thinking about it. Figuring it out. Mainly because it is so relevant to the situation today. Today, mankind has created a society that is unsustainable. Ecologically – species are dying.
Environmentally – Climate is changing
Financially – debt is unsustainable, which is threatening political systems and peace of the world.
Psychologically – majority of population is depressed or highly stressed.
Our structures have gone completely out of whack.
Is there a hidden symmetry, a hidden harmony which can help here?
Gurudev says that it is the divine connection only which can bring this harmony.
How do we take this most subtle of things and translate it in concrete ways of living?
Open to your ideas and suggestions!