Thursday, January 01, 2009

Act as you must


Matter is changeable, but I am all that you say, all that you think. Everything rests upon me, like pearls on a thread. I am the sweet smell of the earth and I am the heat of the fire, I am appearance and disappearance, I am the trickery of tricksters, I am the gleam of whatever shines. All creatures fall into the night, and all are restored to the day. I have already defeated all these warriors; he who thinks he can kill, and he who thinks he can be killed are equally mistaken. Weapons cannot pierce this life that animates you, nor fire burn it, nor water dampen it, nor wind dry it out. Have no fear, and stand up, for I love you. Act as you must act. I myself am never without any action.
Krishna's message to Arjuna from the Bhagavad Gita as told in Peter Brook's 1989 film The Mahabharata, from which my header image is taken. Nice to have a post on the Bhagavad Gita that doesn't mention Doctor You-know-who. Music paths to Peter Brook here and here, and in one of my earliest posts here.

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1 comment:

sfauthor said...

Nice posting. Do you know about this edition of the Gita?

http://www.YogaVidya.com/gita.html