Why Can’t I Practice Religion How I Want To

Krishna's Mercy

Arjuna_distressed“Sanjaya said: Arjuna, having thus spoken on the battlefield, cast aside his bow and arrows and sat down on the chariot, his mind overwhelmed with grief.” (Bhagavad-gita, 1.46)

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सञ्जय उवाच
एवम् उक्त्वार्जुनः सङ्ख्ये
रथोपस्थ उपाविशत्
विसृज्य स-शरं चापं
शोक-संविग्न-मानसः

sañjaya uvāca
evam uktvārjunaḥ saṅkhye
rathopastha upāviśat
visṛjya sa-śaraṁ cāpaṁ
śoka-saṁvigna-mānasaḥ

Friend1: We might have covered this subject before, but I think it has eternal relevance.

Friend2: Really? Eternal? As in, no matter the time period, a person will come across this trouble spot? Go back thousands of years and there is the same problem?

Friend1: Absolutely. One of the supporting examples I will reference is from five thousand years back.

Friend2: Alright. You may proceed.

Friend1: Let’s take a situation where a person concurs on the need for changing the direction in life. Something is wrong with the path of material pursuit. Earn…

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