In the words of famous Lady Gaga “something about this place, something about the chase”, When we left off last in our study of the book that influenced the most important Gita Mother Kunti was in the cave and could not see her son’s treasure that they brought home and so she told the five children to share equally whatever it was, too funny as it was Draupadi the new Bride won by the Arjuna now found herself sentenced to a life of five husband’s by her brand new mother in law, how is that for destiny. Atleast she’ll never be without a husband and have to result to dating any of her list of ex leftovers. If your new to our blog please read the past blogs to catch up with us on the journey of our study.
The Pandava boys are on the chase, the hunt, the long awaiting hiding in the jungle soon after came to an end after the right time they pushed their way back to the Kingdom and demanded their fair place they were given the crappiest piece of land to live in and settled in. The brothers made a glorious kingdom out of the land and that made Duryodhana so much more jealous and he was once again just plotting against the brothers.
Do you know anyone whom comes off as sincere in your path but then one day their true colors come out unexpectedly? . That type of person is like just a bad egg like Duryodhana, but they are slick enough to pull the wool over some eyes enough so that they never seem to completely spoil enough to be thrown out of your friends and family network.
Basically they do just enough wool pulling to fool people and everyone puts up with that person;s sometimes horrible behavior. You may not even notice or realize that person is negative or “poison” until they do something deceitful that personally affects you and by then well they are just about as trashy and deceitful as Duryodhana.
Hopefully you will learn that this portion of the story is supposed to make you take a closer look if you think you have a stinky King’s son in your personal life and also think about how our own actions put such types of karma in place.
Anyhow, Duryodhana remembered the elder brother Yuddhishthira-Yuddy for short was a gambler by nature and challenged him to play dice and well Yuddy lost everything. He had Arjuna’s wife brought in and stripped her naked to make a spectral of her to shame the Pandavas. As he ordered her clothing stripped of her saris they was always one more beneath because she was protected by the purity of the dharma. When the king heard of his son’s behavior he was so upset wtih him and embarrassed that he offered Draupadi three boons. For the first one she wanted her husbands to go free , for the second their weapons to be returned to them, and she said for him to keep the 3rd boon she didn’t need it.
Next time we will carry on from here but you can see it was truly about the chase all of those years ago and today it is still about the chase, the journey, the struggle.
With so much on our minds and in our hearts already we are overloaded by the time you cram the media and technology that we are told daily to utilize,absorb/learn, and which has just become our accepted way of life.
It’s no wonder we lose ourselves.
I would like you to do a Detox routine this week from Yoga Download that I am posting the basic postures video I created this afternoon for our class purposes. The full video/audio and pdf pose guide can be downloaded if you join Yoga Download.com as a member. I often refer to Yoga Download during my teaching as they have a wonderful community of teachers with awesome routines that I also follow.
Then I would you to schedule a time of reflection, whether it be a short walk, a quiet reading time, listen to some music that soothes you with a refreshing beverage, just do it for you and promise me you’ll shut everything else off if only just for 15 minutes, we all need it.
As always I encourage and welcome your feedback,comments,and questions to my personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org