Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Gita discussed on The Art of Manliness
As so many slaves were in those days she was educated by listening to Bible stories at night around the fire or the hearth, or whatever so she was actually remarkably well educated in a lot of the things that really count. And she she escaped from her plantation. And you know followed what they call follow. The Drinking Gourd followed the northstar found her way to Philadelphia, which was a safe city. and. Then out of the blue experienced, this call from God and it was nothing less than God knocking on her door, saying Harriet I want you to go back to the plantation and free others. And she was like no way, not not me. tough enough the first time. And God kept knocking that that inner voice that divine voice kept sailing her. And finally she said Okay I will do it, but you're GonNa have to lead me. Because I do not know how to do this, not trained to do this. Well Harriet Tubman became. They called her the engineer because she engineered so the the freedom of so many fugitive slaves. She'd bring them back north. She'd go down undercover back into dangerous territory. And free five or ten or fifteen or twenty five slaves, and lead them to safety, not just Philadelphia, but she'd lead them all the way to Canada. And then when they got to Canada. They would stop on the bridge the whole group of them. And by the way the people who followed her new that she had a kind of connection with this this inner voice, she called it up six sons. That was infallible, so if she said stop you stop if she said hide behind the tree or duck or bury yourself under that. Amount of dirt. You'd did it because she. She was connected in that way, she was being guided. And then when they got to the bridge and Canada, they'd all stop, and they'd have a prayer service where she would turn it back over to God and say this was. This was not meet people. This was God so. Pray to God worship God begin to listen to that to your own still small voice inside and allow yourself to be guided just as I have, and I think she was. An example of your action requires faith, but faith also requires action. Yeah, exactly. No, she was. I mean she was a woman of action her whole life. The other character you talk about Gandhi. Gandhi, you know he's Indian. He's Hindu. And he came embodiment of the GITA, but he didn't discover the GITA. England and and and be amongst the English to finally. That's when I discovered the bog of a Gita he did. He discovered it in English. She did not discover it in Hindi or Gujarat Split Hughes born in in Gujarat province, and he was immediately taken by. It was like you've recognized in that scripture, the spiritual genius of his own culture which don't forget. In Ghandi's Day, that culture had been downtrodden for by three hundred years of British colonial rule. And in in, so many ways had lost the. The spiritual self esteem of their culture, so Gandhi gets to England. and. He's introduced to the GITA and he begins to light up with an understanding of the spiritual genius of of Indian the some subcontinent of India. Then of course he goes to South Africa where he puts. All of the teachings of the Gita the GITA is as he said his guidebook for life, and he said. If you wish to know what a life based on the GITA looks like look at my life, because my life has been entirely. Based on the GITA, so he went to South Africa where he understood the GITA. To be talking about non separateness, and he began working with Indians, who lived in South African who were hugely dominated and colonial laws by their Dutch colonizers, and so he got his first taste of helping to resist in a non-violent way in South Africa before he came back to India where he became. The champion of nonviolent resistance what he called such Gras or Soul power. And idea that you kind of you with Gandhi was turning everything over to God and he had this idea. Gandhi had this idea of yet. Take yourself two zero. Yes, it's not about you anymore. It's it's about something bigger than yourself, so I'd like Gandhi. Gandhi took literally. What's? Krishna speaks to Orduna. In that very first chapter where he says Gina by the way you are not your body, and our Judas of course, terrified of being injured in this war and. Guns took literally. You're not your body, and you needn't be terrified of being injured or even killed in the line of duty in the line of doing your Dharma. So much of take yourself. Two Zero for Gandhi was was really take your ego out of it. Take your own self importance, and and aggrandizement out of it rather look look at the good of the whole, so Ghani was all about looking at the good of the whole looking at the good of the whole community. He was a Martin Luther King's predecessor in understanding the. Importance of what chain called the blessed community. So yeah, that was Gandhi. Take yourself two zero and of course. He, did he? He didn't count the cost to himself of so many of his actions. You didn't count the cost of going to jail or doing a fast. He was quite willing to die. That lasts fast that he did. He almost died when he when the Hindus and Muslims had again begun to war on each other. He went on a fast until it stopped and. There was take yourself two zero Gandhi. was incredibly creative like He. He didn't see himself as living inside this little box of fear. which allowed him to be hugely creative? In the way he moved, and he was constantly frustrating and freaking out his own supporters because he do stuff that. Nobody ever thought of before tried before it was just because he'd been freed from what they call in the tradition, grasping to two views and beliefs about how things should be. He was much more interested in how things are. Seen It's been a great conversation for those who want to explore the GITA more. Is there a translation in English at you? Recommend focus a great translation that that I prefer using it. It's by a guy named not a swear on. E. S. W. A..