Lord Krishna and his teachings in the Bhagavad Gita Illusions?

Lord Krishna and his teachings in the Bhagavad Gita Illusions? It has been said that this world is not real but an illusion of the mind. With this perspective, how do we view Lord Krishna and his teachings in the Bhagavad Gita? Were they also an illusion?

It was a question raised at Satsang of Sri Sri Ravishankar in Art of Living sessions. Let’s read what Guruji replied to it..

Is this question real or an illusion, first tell me? If the question is real, answer will be real. If the question is an illusion then everything is an illusion. Your spirit of enquiry is also an illusion, then why should an answer be given for it. Got it?

There are two dimensions. I keep saying all the time. One is the quantum dimension.

In atomic level, everything is the same. In the quantum mechanics, everything are just atoms, the floor, the chair, the door, the window – it is all made up of just one matter, one substance. And on the classical level, these are all different. The chair is different from the door. You cannot go and sit on the door or use the chair for the door. So they are all different.

In chemistry, the periodic table is there which speaks of the different elements. Then there is quantum physics, which speak of all being just a wave function. So both are essential and both are true. Got it?

This is Dvaita and that is Advaita, and Bhagavad Gita connects to both. It takes you to Advaita and connects you to Dvaita – the duality as well as makes you understand the ultimate. Both!

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  1. Maholiita says:

    I like your comment, “And it just reidnms me to keep showing up, even if I don’t always know why.” I think that is a beautiful image. I read the Bhagavad Gita right before we went to India as part of a class I audited on Hindu texts. We read digestible English translation versions of the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and as a final project I read the Bhagavad Gita, but I think I need to do it again. I didn’t really appreciate it when I read it. At the time I enjoyed more the stories of the Ramayana and Mahabharata.I think I just didn’t understand it, I tend to rush when I read anyway, and I think it is probably a text that needs a lot of time and reflection.