Category: QA

Adi ji explains how pratically nothing changes but something fundamental is changed. he fundamental principle is always in front of us. It is all this. And anyhow you are trained in whatever you are trained and that helps you perform your regular work, your swadharma, as it is said in the Indic tradition. That is how Bhagavan Krishna, Rama, everyone worked. So Krishna was practically enlightened. But he operated in the world, for the benefit of everybody.

Adi ji describes how the Pandavas’ capital city-state, Indraprastha, was designed and built, the technology used to create it, its protection mechanisms and Yudhishthira’s exceptionally just administration. Similarly, Lord Rama’s reign, the Ramarajya, is held as the perfect reign by Indians. The brilliance of Rama’s rule was such that he had succeeded in establishing measures to harmonize the natural and social forces completely so that the society was free from their destabilizing effects. Such a stable society gave each individual full freedom of expression of their nature, swabhava, and hence the city-state was the centre of intense growth and prosperity in a kingdom. Adi ji also explains how there needs to be a proper system and training of the next-in-line to hand down, from generation to generation, the knowledge and practices of rajya dharma. Otherwise it would be lost with the passage of time.

The story of Rishi Mandavya’s impalement and his curse of Yamadharmaraja marks the time when “juvenile leniency” came into existence. Through the story, Adi ji offers insight into the inner processes that happen during death and what “death” technically means.