Ever experienced this - the book is open, you are reading something and so many thoughts are popping up (like those prohibited sites pop-ups) that you are unable to understand the simplest of sentences (students with text books aren't allowed to answer this question).
Finally, when I couldn't take it anymore, last night I decided to meditate in order to gain some mann ki shanti. I was meditating after years and it looked pretty difficult to meditate with this super restless mind. Somehow I started feeling bit calm after some 20 minutes and continued it for next 20-25 minutes. Felt super relaxed, reminded myself, I have to start reading Bhagwad Geeta once again.One of my most favorite chapters in Geeta is Chapter 6, which talks about the science of self realization thru meditation. The shloka I remember since I was in school is verse 35 from Chapter 6. Which goes like this -
Krishna Said : O Mighty Armed! Undoubtedly, the mind is restless and can be controlled with very difficulty. But O Son of Kunti! By practice and apathy, mind can be controlled.
By morning I was super charged up. Wanted to read Geeta for sometime after reaching office. What do you do when you want to read something online? I googled:Geeta and the first images Google showed me were of skimpily clad Geeta Basra. So much for Mann Ki Shanti. Huh!
Anyway there are some real great links for Srimad Bhagwad Geeta, and google can be really helpful if you don't google Geeta but type Bhagwad Geeta there. I am planning to meditate regularly now. Try Meditation...Achha Hai!
Abhyasen Tu Kaunteya Vairagyen Cha Gruhyate as Krishna said.
Now this line especially the word Kaunteya makes me think something, everytime I recite this shloka. Arjun is called Kaunteya after his mother Kunti which is quite surprizing as normally the practice is to call a son by his father's name (remember Paandavas after Pandu). Though Arjun is called Panduputra at places but Kaunteya is used more in Geeta. Was that to pay respect to the mother goddess in Kunti or was that to avoid any confusion as two of Madri's sons Nakul & Sahdev can also be called Pandava or Panduputra, I don't know. But I personally think it was better to call them Kaunteyas & Madreya after their mothers as technically speaking they were not Pandu's sons.
Now coming to Kauravas (the 100 sons of Dhritarashtra & Gandhari, which was not her actual name BTW) were they actually Kauravas? i.e. somebody who belongs to Kuru Vansh? IMHO The last pure Kaurava was Bheeshma. As Bheeshma's father Shantanu's other two sons - Chitrangada & Vichitraveerya from fisher girl Satyawati died heirless and their wives gave birth to Dhritarashtra & Pandu resp. who were fathered by Ved Vyasa. So going by their father's name they can't be called Kuauravas or Kuruvanshi. Which means Dhritarashtra's sons technically can't use the Brand Name Kaurava, which makes Bheeshma the last Kaurava! Now I am thinking what shall we call those 100 guys?