tekeli-li-tekeli-li:

I am all-powerful Time which destroys all things, and I have come here to slay these men. Even if thou doest not fight, all the warriors facing thee shall die.

- Lord Krishna, the Bhagavad Gita

If you have ever read the Bhagavad Gita and it didn’t leave you with both a profound sense of respect for the Hindu faith, as well as a meaningful sense of peace, love and fulfillment in your heart, then I’ll never know what truly moves you. I’m not even of the faith and I have, at least I consider it to be, an incredibly deep reverence and respect for it; I feel no shame whatsoever in admitting that whenever I read this book the sheer beauty contained within makes me want to break down and cry. It’s elegance and grace are beyond third-party description, it has to be read by the individual in order for it to truly be appreciated. Especially when Krishna reveals his true form to Arjuna in all of it’s splendor and glory and terrible fury… I’m getting chills just thinking about it, it’s almost too much for me to take. It feels like every time I read that part my heart is about to explode, but I keep reading anyway because it feels like it will explode from joy. If this is how the Bhagavad Gita affects me, a non-Hindu, I can only imagine what Hindu’s feel when they read these words. It must be an experience both amazing and indescribable.

The more I learn about Hinduism, the more I fall in love with it. If I ever choose to return to theism it would be for Hinduism, no doubt in my mind. I am what I am though and I don’t think that will change, but I know my path forward if it ever does.

panchakshara:

“The man who sees me in everything and everything within me will not be lost to me, nor will I ever be lost to him. He who is rooted in oneness realizes that I am in every being; wherever he goes, he remains in me. When he sees all being as equal in suffering or in joy because they are like himself, that man has grown perfect in yoga.”  ― The Bhagavad Gita

panchakshara:

“The man who sees me in everything
and everything within me
will not be lost to me, nor
will I ever be lost to him.

He who is rooted in oneness
realizes that I am
in every being; wherever
he goes, he remains in me.

When he sees all being as equal
in suffering or in joy
because they are like himself,
that man has grown perfect in yoga.”
― The Bhagavad Gita