इति ते ज्ञानमाख्यातं गुह्याद्गुह्यतरं मया
विमृश्यैतदशेषेण यथेच्छसि तथा कुरु|| Gita,18.63
“Thus, I have explained to you this knowledge that is more secret than all secrets. Ponder over it deeply, and then do as you wish.”
The verse is so mindful for multiple reasons: Firstly, Krishna doesn’t hurl Gita down your throat. you’re free to ‘reflect thereon fully’ then form your own opinion. you’ll accept it all, reject it all, accept parts that makes sense to you think about the rest as rubbish- Krishna doesn’t care.
This is precisely the basis for communication. the rationale is simple: If the endorser isn’t really an expert, they might make mistakes and other people can be discriminatory; on the opposite, if the endorser is an authority, then surely it’ll be ready to present the arguments in such a fashion that people will find it convincing and accept it. No leash is required in either case. Authority/faith must be invoked only by the insecure whose philosophies haven’t any logical strength to face on their own. Only a eminently confident speaker will give this explicit choice to the listener. Anybody posing for unthinking obedience can be safely ignored. Contrast this with marketplace of Religion around us. Religion bent authority won’t offer you this option! the reason, of course, is that their existence is threatened if you begin ‘reflecting fully’ on what they are telling you – Given recent acts of protest it’s evident you might get violent. No ideology should be blindly endorsed,Only the proper governance are often unbaised and take a liberal stand. Varna….
Dush’shasan’ ke rhete, Cheerharan toh hoga hi! 🌷