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The dilemma to choose between right and right


Posted By: Poonam Srivastava/Atika Singh                

We are the choices that we make! While most of us find it difficult to choose between right and wrong as it might be a clash between our value and need; what is even more difficult is to choose between two rights.

Like Arjuna’s dilemma in the battlefield of Kurukshetra, where he had to choose between his moral duty and his conscious of fighting against his gurus and kin. He questioned if such a victory would be worth it which would be smeared by the blood of his loved ones?

Most things in life cannot be divided in black and white, there are shades of grey and more often than not life poses such dilemmas.

What does one do? Like there are no absolutes there is no right and wrongs as one man’s food is another man’s poison. Only we know what to do as we have to live with our inner conscience.

The crucial thing is that when we make that choice we also have to be ready to face its consequences. But the question is how do we know that, we are ready to face the consequences of our decisions?



We are ready when we will be able to live with the outcome of our decisions which we believe will be correct for us.

How do we know what will be the result? By having the clarity of thought and not be overwhelmed by emotion.

Arjuna was overcome by the grief to fight his kith and kin that he forgot his duties as a warrior, Lord Krishna cleared that web of confusion and helped Arjuna see that it is for him to carry out his duty as the great warrior and not worry about the fruit of his action.

What are some of the instances in your life, where you have had to choose between right and right?

(Poonam Srivastava is a Delhi based writer who has published books and articles on subjects of social innovation and practical spirituality. She also actively volunteers her time to promote causes related to these spheres.)

(Atika Singh is a post graduate in Counseling Psychology from Amity Institute of Behavioral & Allied Sciences and graduate in History from Delhi University. She has been actively involved in the emotional counseling space; and is passionate about empowering individuals to deal with their personal and professional issues, and achieve greater success. She is a certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner.)
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