In this new calendar year, as students of spirituality, how can we accelerate our journey to the Divine? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us today.
It is more useful for students to search for their own faults with a view to remove them than to seek excellences so that they might exult over them. Students who seek their faults can progress fast; they are not dragged behind by fear or anxiety; they can move on, with faith in the Lord, on whom they have placed all their burdens! They reach a state of mental calm, which is the sign of a true aspirant. Arjuna arrived at that stage, and then Krishna gave him and, through him, all humanity, teachings that confer immortality. For whom was the Gita spoken? Just think of that for one moment! Milk is not taken from the udder for the sake of the cow, for cows don’t drink their own milk. Arjuna, the calf, has had his fill; Krishna is ever-content and needs nothing, not to mention milk! For whose sake was it that the Upanishads were milked by Krishna to get The Gita? Krishna explains: It is for people who have intelligence moderated by goodness; intelligence that’s controlled by virtues!
– Gita Vahini, Ch 3.