‘BHAGAVAD GITA’ is a 700 verse ‘HINDU’ scripture. In terms of spirituality, it is the most renowned book in the ‘HINDU’ religion.
Bhagavad Gita provides you some very powerful spiritual insights for the problems that you are facing in your life as it holds the knowledge of one of the most powerful and most ancient books ever written.
Bhagavad Gita gives us the peace of mind, the clarity of thoughts, and it also uplifts the humanity in us.
“When disappointment stares me in the face and all alone I see not one ray of light, I go back to the Bhagavad Gita”
– Mahatma Gandhi
1. We should do our ‘KARMA’ without worrying about the results:
LORD KRISHNA says:- Nothing is wasted or exterminated in the cosmos. All our efforts are recorded, and they impact our future life. The experience and knowledge acquired in the past play an important role in the wisdom of the future. Those unsuccessful in the realization of their purpose in this life will be reborn. Their hard work and endeavor will not go in vain.
The god of death YAMRAJ has an accountant called CHITRAGUPTA who keeps a record of all deeds. This record determines the circumstances of our future lives, the parents we shall have, the gender we shall acquire, the country in which we will be born, the difficulties and comforts we shall experience, etc. Our current life is a result of what we have done in our past life. You get another chance which is this life to change your future cause!
So do good today without thinking about the results and your tomorrow will consequently turn out better.
“Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent and be patient”
2. Mediation is the key to inner peace:
Meditation is an ancient practice that helps us control our mind and consequently our life and helps us discover ourselves. It helps in reducing stress and improves our health. If we make meditation a part of our daily life then we are bound to feel mentally fresh, our mind will become more stable and we will be able to deal with stressful situations more easily.
“Life is a mystery – a mystery of beauty, bliss and divinity. Meditation is the art of unfolding that mystery”
– Amit Ray
3. Change is the law of nature:
Nothing is permanent in the universe. The earth keeps revolving. When the day ends, the night follows, therefore, being proud of your wealth and power is a sign of immaturity because it can and will vanish in seconds. Similarly, if you are poor or unsuccessful then don’t worry, believe in yourself and keep working hard, and one day your life will change because ‘change is the law of nature.’
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”
– John F. Kennedy
4. Lust, anger, and greed are self-destructive elements:
These three elements: lust, anger, and greed are enough to destroy anyone.
Lust in all its forms, including masturbation, pornography, promiscuity or adulterous relationships, is one of the major reasons for the downfall of our society and it can destroy any individual life. Lust has the power to distract you from your goals and force you to take a path that you yourself know is not right.
“The more we are filled with the thoughts of lust, the less we find inner peace”
Greed cultivates an overwhelming desire for more wealth, power, and materialism which makes us more dissatisfied and unhappy.
‘”The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not for everyone’s greed”
– Mahatma Gandhi
Anger can dominate your personality and slowly destroy your relationship with your family, friends, and relatives. It can also sabotage your professional life. Anger is also one of the major causes of physical illness.
“You will not be punished for your anger; you will be punished by your anger”
5. Man is made by his belief; he becomes what he believes:
Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. Your habits, bank balance, power, position, relationships, and personality are the results of your beliefs.
Negative beliefs will bring negative results, and positive beliefs will bring positive results.
So, if you want a better lifestyle, success, money, and health all you need to do is believe in yourself. If you believe you can, then you will. Once you believe in yourself, then what was once difficult becomes an easy job to perform. You don’t know how much talent and ability rests inside a human body.
“As you think so shall you become”
– Bruce Lee
6. Dream big:
All the successful people in the world dream big dreams. Anything that you see around you was just a dream of someone which people once thought was impossible to realize. Whether it is a car, an airplane, a computer or online shopping markets, all these were once just a dream.
If people say, your dreams are too big, and it is impossible for you to realize them, then you are on your way towards leaving your mark in the universe.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”
– Walt Disney
7. Take responsibility:
In life, there will be obstacles, there will be problems, but there will always be a solution to those problems too. The greatest rewards usually come after the greatest obstacles. We must take responsibility for our success and our failures.
In MAHABHARATA, KRISHNA only suggested the solution to ARJUN’s problems when ARJUN refused to fight. Lord KRISHNA let ARJUN make up his mind, but he never entered the battlefield for him. You are the ARJUN of your life and you have to take responsibility for your life.
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will take you where you want to go, and no one else”
– Les Brown
Source – Gita
These are some of the most valuable lessons that we can learn from Bhagavad Gita. The first ever motivational seminar was held on planet Earth about 5200 years ago. Lord Krishna was the speaker and Arjun was the listener. Lord Krishna provided solutions to every problem of Arjun’s life.
The lawyers, doctors, CAs, teachers, students, businessman, actors, sportsmen, in fact, everybody on this planet has his battle to fight. While fighting our battles sometimes we get demotivated or distracted from our goals. So Lord Krishna has given us a complete guidebook to live the best life possible in the form of Bhagavad Gita. If you want to be successful then incorporate the above-mentioned lessons in your life and you will see the results almost instantly.
“In the Bhagavad Gita, there is no lengthy discussion, nothing elaborate. The main reason for this is that everything stated in the Gita is meant to be tested in the life of every man; it is intended to be verified in practice”
– Vinoba Bhave
I would encourage you to read the Bhagavad Gita at least once in your life but if a mere 700 verses of ‘Sanskrit shlokas’ that the Bhagavad Gita offers are a little too much for you (Pun Intended!) then I would highly recommend this book to you:My Gita