As we talk about “Bhagavad Gita As It is” and from my inference, the concept of “Disciplic Succession” does not confine to the conversation between the Lord Krishna and Arjuna rather it is a widely functional concept in the world. As usual let us relate to few best understood examples.
- A professional success does not limit to an individual rather he aspires his son or daughter to preserve this pride.
- The CEO of a company resigning his service cannot halt the progression of the business because there is disciplic handover of the roles and responsibilities to a suitable deserving successor.
- Money and materialistic possessions are transferred to the respective heirs.
The legacy of success, accomplishments, prosperity, good will, materialistic possession, etc… will be wanted to be extended and inculcated in the successors. Good elements need to prevail, but being mortal in nature tend to diminish in the passage of time.
Lord Krishna established this concept by his deliverance to Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra. As stated by “Bhagavad Gita As It is”, the Bhagavad-gita was first spoken to the Sun God; the Sun God explained it to Manu and Manu to Iksvaku. Like this way there was a disciplic succession, but having been diminished in the course of time, Lord Krishna had to consequently preach this to Arjuna.