Hello everyone, hope your weekend was relaxing 🙂
While I was nudging myself for my next topic, I could not find anything else as a self-help measure than the holy script itself. The epic Bhagwad Gita and it’s summary.
If we go by the definition, then Gita Saar is a religious expert which narrates verses from the Bhagavad Gita that elaborates on yogic and Vedantic philosophies, with examples and analogies. In short, it’s a summary of the legendary Sanskrit scripture which is the part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
Mahabharata is an epic legendary narrative of the Kurukṣetra war and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pandava princes. It also contains philosophical and devotional discussion which is sworn by eminent personalities till date.
Quick Fact: Mahabharata is roughly ten times lengthier than Ramayana.
Who wants to live with tension, pressure, sorrow, or grief? Although no one is spared from this, as these elements have some essential part to play in our life. Gita gives us a unique perspective of life and it is not only to read but to live with, there is a lot to learn and to understand from each verse and text it contains.
I have yet not finished reading Bhagwad Gita, but whenever I am reading it I find myself in a very different zone. Statements like kyu vyarth chinta karte ho? kisse darte ho? we have been hearing since ages, I still remember the time when on Sundays my whole family used to wait to watch the next episode of Mahabharata at 9:00 in the morning. That was not the age for me to understand its relevance, but today when we are surrounded by daily life’s battle and many challenges, it all started making sense to me.
The teaching, the preaching shared by Lord Krishna as the charioteer of Arjuna at the battleground shows nothing but demonstrates the pure poise, patience, and perseverance.
Bhagwad Gita stands the test of time. It is not only restricted to the teaching of Lord Krishna to Arjuna for performing his duties, but there is a lot more to it. Perhaps many of us might think that they already understand the importance of performing their duties, but let us learn the Krishna way.
- Gita is the book of self-discovery. It contains the message of divine centered living based upon the right knowledge, belief, devotion, self-surrender, detachment and dispassionate performance of tasks as opposed to the ego-centered living, which is characterized by self-centered thinking, egoism, and suffering arising out of non-attainment of desires.
- Gita doesn’t ask us to detach from the world but to detach from our limiting beliefs. In fact, physical or emotional detachment from the world is impossible as we live in an interconnected world. It shows a path to free our emotions from jealousy, envy or desire to control, in order for us to stay in harmony.
- It shows how by eliminating desires, without abandoning the actions, a person can free himself from the bondage caused by desire driven actions. Such an approach not only liberates human beings from the struggling part but also greatly reduces their anxieties and frustrations, resulting in a peaceful and contented life.
- It allows us to live our daily life effectively by managing our desires, our choices and the consequences, shows ways to deal with difficult situations by managing our emotions.
- It allows us to act outside our comfort zone and unleash our hidden purpose, our purpose of very existence. It is only by understanding the hidden self in us we would be able to discover the supreme self, who exists in all of us and in whom we all exist.
The Bhagavad Gita has influenced many great thinkers over the years.
Mahatma Gandhi“ When doubts haunt me when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day.”
Gita is mediation, Gita is life summary, read it to believe it.
Much love and gratitude
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