Chapter 3, V31-32, – “Men who always follow my thought, trusting it without finding fault, are freed even by their actions.” (3, 3-31)
“But those who find fault and fail to follow my thought, know that they are lost fools, deluded by every bit of knowledge.” (3, 3-32)
I find this passage very persuasive when I have to chose an action, or later reflect on an action I performed. In Shakespear’s “Julius Cesar”, Cassius tells his friend Brutus, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” This phrase has been interpreted to mean that fate is not what drives men to their decisions and actions, but rather the human condition. If we listen carefully to Lord Krishna speaking to his friend and pupil, Arjuna, we can hear Him say the same thing. When my actions go wrong, or when events out of my control puts me in an awkward position, or brings about hardship, I quickly and easily blame fate. Did I stop to listen to the voice of Krishna guiding me? Usually they are in the form of doubts which I debate with my reasoning. I silence the doubts when I should silence my reasoning and instead listen intently with my heart. Learn to trust and follow my heart where Krishna resides. Let not what I think is knowledge, common place wisdom, become louder so I cannot hear by now the faint voice of Lord Krishna. I wish every time I can recognize the voice of Lord Krishna and let Him guide my path back to Him.