Whether our life is pleasureful or painful, happy or unhappy, going north, succeeding or south (vyavaharically / in the waking state / normal life) failing, depressingly stagnant or explosively active, we wonder, what difference will it make if we are ignorant or well informed of the ‘SELF’ !
Being knowledgeable we don’t have to look elsewhere. Just recollect what happened to Arjuna. It’s the panacea .
How that happens is the magic.
While one is in the process of gaining the knowledge of the ‘SELF’, that process itself has the power to stop the unstoppable – pRArabdham, especially the ones which hurts.
The logic is simple – when the focus is upon the ‘parama purushARtha’*, ALL things become subservient to it.
Isn’t this reason alone a very attractive one to give Bhagavad Gita its due in terms of our dedication to own it’s content ?
* the principle triggers in the worldly life as – ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ (refer – Dr. David J. Schwartz)