Blame culture…

Chapter 1 of the Bhagavad Gita has 46 verses. In the 2nd verse Sanjaya tells Dhrtarastra that Duryodhana, after observing the army of the Pandavas goes to his teacher (Dronacharya) to discuss.

In the 3rd verse King Duryodhana tells Dronacharya to look at the great army of the sons of Pandu, expertly arranged by the son of Drupada.

The above two verses show how political and diplomatic King Duryodhana is. He first observes the opponent and then though he is the King he marches to his commander in chief (Dronacharya) and points out how strong the opponent is. He refers to Dhrstadyumna (the son of Drupada) who has been trained by Dronacharya himself.

The reason for the excellent arrangement of the Pandava army is because of the expertise of Dhrstadyumna who has learnt the art from the great Dronacharya. Duryodhana is indirectly warning Dronacharya to not be lenient during the war as the Pandavas were Dronacharya’s favourite pupils.

All this again reflects on the insecurity of people who have wronged others in their course of life. The fear of the tables turning is upmost in their mind. Guilt always leads to fear and then insecurity…

A person who is not guilty of any wrong doing does not have any fear lurking on his mind. He is not afraid of some wrong happening to him. In these verses we can easily see the doubts of the Kaurava King who knows deep inside about his wrong deeds. He indirectly blames and warns his teacher who is the army chief.

Blame culture is very common nowadays and people tend to lift their hand and point the mistake at someone other than themselves. It would take just a few minutes observation and a basic understanding to see how fast people blame others for something that they were responsible for.

On this journey of self realisation the first thing we need to understand is that nobody is responsible for who or what we are today. We are responsible for each and every incident that happens in our life.

It is time that we all make this one small switch. Stop blaming others…simply stop blaming…no one is responsible for anything that is happening in your life and neither are you responsible for anything that is happening in other people’s lives…

This is one major lesson learnt in the first three verses of the Bhagavad Gita…


3 thoughts on “Blame culture…

  1. it was really interesting to read about bhagavadgita and also the poems. you made the gita very easy to understand. do translate full gita as people like me will take keen interest in reading it atleast this way.

    • Hi Swapna,

      Thanks. Will surely be translating the Gita as and how I read it. Bhagavad Gita is a truly interesting scripture with great meaning in each and every verse.

      keep commenting!


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