I met a lady who's been a professor of the Bhagavad Gita for 30 years, so she got into telling me, "Oh, I love Bhagavad Gita. I read it every day, etc.
I asked her whose translation she had.
"Oh, I don't know. It doesn't matter. It's up to each person to feel the words and that's the right meaning for you."
She spoke like this for a couple of minutes.
Eventually I showed a sour face and said, "What's this "feeling" garbage? Whatever you feel! How many years have our feelings misled us and gotten us into trouble? How old are you? So how many more years do you want to drag it out. Stupid feelings."
She finally snapped out of it and said, "Yes, you're right. My feelings have been getting me into trouble all day long.
I continued, "And how about the kids nowadays with their feelings, which are just like those of animals – sex with anyone and eat anything and exploit anyone. So what are these stupid feelings? She admitted it was pretty ridiculous and took a book.
Tulasi Devi Dasi