“Whatever the questions of life are, which are enduring, which are absolute type of questions, when they are answered, then our doubts, misgivings, our fears, our ignorance, is dissipated. Those are the type of questions, which are considered most important.
Now, whether it’s going to rain tomorrow or not? This sort of question may be there in many of our minds after so many days of rain, but this is something, which is not like an eternal problem. Eventually it is going to stop raining and the sun is going to come up.
But questions like,
– Who are we?
– Where have we come from?
– Where are we going after this life is over?
– What is this world?
– What is life?
– Is there a Creator?
– Is there an origin to life?
– Is there an ultimate or absolute truth?
– Is there transmigration of the soul?
etc, etc, so many questions for which if we had the answers, we would solve so many problems. These are considered spiritual questions that invoke transcendental knowledge when we get the answer.
So in the Bhagvad Gita we find that there are a series of questions and answers. Arjuna asks different questions and Krishna gives the answers. His basic question was that he was suffering and that he was in anxiety; and he wanted to know how to get out of it?”HH Jayapataka Swami
From the book: Taking Shelter of Krishna
Courtesy: Mathuradesh Publications