The more and more you listen, the more and more you reach the space of Completion. The more and more you enter into the space of Completion, the more and more you are established in the space of Advaitha. Even if you show good qualities like non-violence, because of Self-Doubt it cannot be considered as Dharma. I am not saying be violent. All I am trying to tell you is be non-violent from the right context. Only then it is Dharma. Everything has to be done from the right context. Right context! Listen! Right context! Everything has to be done from the right context. You should be non-violent from the understanding that what you feel as you is the same they feel as them about them, not because you have doubt about yourself so you allow them to attack you and you withdraw. Withdrawal because of Self-Doubt is not Dharma. That is what Arjuna was trying to do. Even though he was trying to hide his Self-Doubt, the shivering, the description shows he has entered into Self-Doubt. Shivering, frightened, he didn’t even have the power and strength to hold the Gandiva, the bow. But he says, ‘No, no, no, what is the use of killing all of them? Even if I get the kingdom by killing all of them, why should I do?’ No! He may be uttering those words, but already the Self-Doubt is making him shiver, will he be able to kill them?
Understand, Arjuna withdrawing due to Self-Doubt can never be Dharma. If he withdraws from the context, ‘Me and them are the same energy. Then why should I need to kill them? Let them rule the kingdom. What is the problem?’, if, from that Advaithic context he has withdrawn, it is Jnana. With that Advaithic context – ‘Yes, me, what I feel as me is the same what they experience as them, what they feel as…’…….
Listen! I am defining! What I feel as me in the pure listening is what is they also. But, unfortunately, they are not listening to that part of them. So, let them be given the right punishment and made to listen to that part of them which is me, which is both, the pure consciousness; that is Vijnana. Understand?
By defining the Mahabharata, I am defining my war strategy. Yes! What I experience as me is what they also experience; unfortunately, they are so aggressive, they are not listening to their own pure consciousness. So, let them be taught a lesson, let them understand, let them be made to listen to their consciousness.
The Gita clearly describes:
गाण्डीवं स्रंसते हस्तात्त्वक्चैव परिदह्यते ।
न च शक्नोम्यवस्थातुं भ्रमतीव च मे मनः ॥१-३०॥
Gaandivam sramsathey hasthaath thvak cha eva paridahyathey |
Na cha shaknomi avasthaathum bhramatheeva cha may manaha ||
“My bow, Gaandiva, is slipping from my hands, and my skin is burning all over, and my mind is whirling, and I am now unable to stand here any longer.”
It is a direct symptom of desperate depression, desperation plus depression put together. The diagnosis is directly “desperation and depression” put together….the symptoms. So, withdrawal at this mood is Adharma, not Dharma.