Today, Memorial Day, is a good day to remember that it has been the warrior class that was entrusted with the Knowledge throughout the ages. Note that Lord Krishna was a kshatriya (warrior).
Principles like duty, honor, trust, and loyalty are upheld by the military. This is so even while those principles may be somewhat out of favor with many. It is said that the valorous, who fall in battle, immediately attain moksha.
To live a life dedicated to something greater than the small ‘personality’ self is a great thing. I for one will take this day to humbly honor the valorous.
I love this blog!
Thank you for bringing light to the deeper meaning of so many things in life.
It is a truly awesome gift you share! With profound graditude,
Jai Guru Dev
I just read a short article about how the sacrifice of the military allow people to have a life of ease and how that is a waste of the military’s sacrifice. Never in history has the easy life led to a great life. Not in one case has something great come without tribulation, struggle, or failure. Brahmarshi exhorts us to lead a great life, to face our challenges, to overcome our fears, to never lose sight of our evolution.
Instead of fearing struggle, strain, and tribulation, we should embrace it. Ease brings a halt to our growth and evolution as a human being.
Lord Krishna determinedly faced innumerable struggles. So does Brahmarshi. How can I walk away when faced with my own fears? My own desires for a life of ease?
My appreciation for the role of the warrior ever deepens and shifts.
Thank you for being an example.
Jai Shiva Shankara
Thank you…I really needed to hear this.
I agree with Sandra, thank you Mamaji.
Beautiful… I’ve never heard a more deeply beautiful memorial. And also so revealing…