Sunday, February 8, 2009
A Message of Hope for the Ages
In the world-renowned Sanskrit scripture known as the Bhagavad Gita, the Lord Krishna, who is Hinduism's supreme manifestation of the deity, extends a message of great hope to his close friend, the warrior Arjuna.
Whenever life on earth grows bleak because ignorant men have filled the nations with violence and greed, Krishna teaches, God is once again incarnated among us as the savior of humanity. Since this is so, darkness can never achieve a decisive victory over the light, and gravity can never overcome the power of Antigravity.
Whether this business about the incarnation of divinity is literally true or not, the symbolic significance of Krishna's words is so sublime that they should never be forgotten.
Yes, the counsel is clear: When things look bleakest, and you are tempted to despair, help is on the way. "Hope springs eternal in the human breast," as Alexander Pope put it. So may it spring in yours!