The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the answer to all your questions to lead a pious life.
It is the divine song of the Lord himself and the holy book of the Hindus. The guiding principles of Gita are straight from the lips of the lord and the logic and knowledge inherited in its each word makes it a timeless guide. These principles help us to understand the reason for our existence. We can seek answer to our questions, gain certainty about confusions if we assimilate the teachings of the Gita in our daily lives.
The Bhagavad Gita answers to everyone who seeks solace when the mind is a battlefield. It is our choice whether we want to hear our true pious inner self or want to feed our egos. If we choose to listen to our inner self, we will be able to understand the real purpose of our existence in this world. It will help us to lead a balanced life with a pragmatic approach towards life.
Below are some of the lessons we can apply from The Srimad Bhagvad Gita in our daily lives:
- Stop Worrying: It is rightly said in Gita, “Whatever has happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good”. We should stop unnecessary worrying and live life to the fullest by living in the present.
- Develop a Pragmatic Approach: We need to develop a balanced outlook towards events happening around us. We need to learn how to accept and respect other’s perspective even if we don’t agree with their perspective.
- Change is Inevitable: Even in Gita it has been clearly mentioned that Change is the Law of The Nature! Nothing in this universe is permanent other than change so we shouldn’t be reluctant to the changes in our lives. If you want to be successful be more open to change, adapt to new circumstances, be innovative and look forward to explore different opportunities.
- Be More Acceptable and Forgive Easily: You never know what life will throw at you. If it throws lemons at you, make lemonade. In short, make utmost out of the situation whatever may the situation be. Acceptance and tolerance helps us to overcome the hardships of life with poise and calmness. You should forgive others for your own good as that will help you to get over with resentment and animosity. These two values help you to build stronger relations like Pandava brothers.
- Be Positive: Learn to control the flow of thoughts in your mind through meditation. Meditation is the source of self-enlightenment. It helps you to keep negative thoughts away from your mind and be positive towards life.
- Don’t Work For Fruits: ‘Karm karo, phal ki chinta mat karo’ is the sagest message given in the Bhagwad Gita. In today’s world we work either for money, a car, a better house or for a secure future. We are so result driven that if we don’t achieve that result we get disheartened and feel dejected.
This is something which needs to be changed. Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly with your full potential with no expectations.
- Stay Calm and Compose: When you know how to stay calm and compose during hardships half the battle is already won! A calm and compose mind helps you to react in a balanced way during life crises. A healthy body with calm mind helps you to make utmost use of your energy towards productive endeavours. The knowledge of knowing that there is always light after darkness will help you to stay calm and compose.
- Give Back to the World: These days people believe in only taking from others or the universe. They don’t think about being empathetic towards others or the universe. Gita teaches us to be selfless and work towards the benefit of all. If you have achieved something, help others too to realize their dreams without motive of reaping any benefits out of that.
- Control Your Anger: Anger leads you to the gate of hell. You should abstain yourself from cultivating vices like Lust, Anger and Greed. “Kama, Krodh, Lobh are the three vices one should stay away from as they do nothing good to you.
- Don’t Be Afraid: “You came empty handed, and you will leave empty handed. What is yours today belonged to someone else yesterday, and will belong to someone else tomorrow.” When nothing belongs to you and your soul is neither born nor does it die then why you should be afraid of anything or any consequences. You should live your life in present by being fearless and worriless.
If you carefully study the purpose of Gita, you will understand that the principles of Gita will help the human beings stuck in the ‘bhav sagar’ to come out of that and be one with that supreme soul.
Be the wiser one with the intellect and knowledge God has bestowed upon us!