I read the Gita in 1970, under instructions of my yoga discipline that introduced me to Eastern teachings, and it keeps coming back to me in new forms, in new context. This is what wisdom teachings do. The teachings are universal, so they pop up in the relative. The Absolute pops up in the relative when you surrender your trance that the relative is absolute. Our Western world view is that the relative is all there is, and in the relative world you can’t win, at least not permanently. So we get depressed. We despair. I want to win absolutely. I want to win permanently. But everything is impermanent. Everything changes…where is the absolute?
We look in the wrong place. We can only know the absolute when we jump into the relative like Zorba. We can only know the absolute meaning of life until we jump into life without regard to future or winning. This jump is a surrender. And we can only surrender when we see absolutely the futility of trying to win, the absolute futility of effort or control.
So FB live is my kind of metaphor, my personal way of jumping into life without protection, without certainty, and without the known. Life is Unknown. Life is the Unborn. But you can’t be born unless you jump in as the unborn.