Four Things Bhagavad-gita Helps Me Cope With

Krishna's Mercy

[Bhagavad-gita]“Sin will overcome us if we slay such aggressors. Therefore it is not proper for us to kill the sons of Dhritarashtra and our friends. What should we gain, O Krishna, husband of the goddess of fortune, and how could we be happy by killing our own kinsmen?” (Arjuna, Bhagavad-gita, 1.36)

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पापम् एवाश्रयेद् अस्मान्
हत्वैतान् आततायिनः
तस्मान् नार्हा वयं हन्तुं
धार्तराष्ट्रान् स-बान्धवान्
स्व-जनं हि कथं हत्वा
सुखिनः स्याम माधव

pāpam evāśrayed asmān
hatvaitān ātatāyinaḥ
tasmān nārhā vayaṁ hantuṁ
dhārtarāṣṭrān sa-bāndhavān
sva-janaṁ hi kathaṁ hatvā
sukhinaḥ syāma mādhava

A friend is down on their luck. They are in a difficult situation of the mind; one from which they can’t seem to escape. The sadness and despair carries forward into every moment of the day. They are wondering as to the point of it all. Why go on when the end is guaranteed? Why proceed…

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