We all must have heard about bhagvad gita. And for those of you who haven’t Bhagwat Gita is among the most religious texts of Hinduism. It is originally a part of great Indian epic Mahabharata. In this post I will share 5 teachings from Bhagavad Gita.
The Bhagavad Gita is a narrative that is told through a dialogue between Arjuna, a warrior, and his charioteer, Lord Krishna. Arjuna doubts whether he should go into battle and Krishna explains that he must fulfill his dharma, or duty, as a warrior. In his explanation, Krishna discusses various types of yoga, including Jnana, Bhakti, Karma and Raja.
Some consider the battle described in the Bhagavad Gita to be an allegory for human life.
Well, here are few teachings from Bhagwad gita that will definitely help you at some point in your life:
1. Drop hatred and aversion
Do not think that if there is no sense of hatred or aversion, then you will not be able to fight. It is not so. Hatred and aversion only make you weaker. A person filled with hatred may appear to be angry and very strong on the outside, but in reality he gets shaken and the mind becomes weak and unsteady.
When you fight, do not fight out of hatred and feverishness; instead fight with a firm determination and steady mind. There is a huge difference between these two states, When you fight, fight with full enthusiasm and also with total awareness. This is the spiritual path, this is Dharma.
2. Moderations, or taking the middle path.
Lord Krishna said, “One who works too much and one who is lazy, both cannot reach the height of yoga. Only those who walk the path of moderation can get out of misery”.
If you win, don’t lose your head and if you lose, don’t lose your heart. You keep your heart in the right place, your mind in the right place and still be happy.
3. One who always remember god without thinking anything else can easily realize the god.
4. The person who is desireless, free of ego and does not crave for possessions attains supreme peace.
5. Even if you are most sinful of all sinners, you would be able to cross the sea of evil and miseries, while (traveling) in the boat of transcendental wisdom (knowledge).
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