The Bhagavad Gita encourages us to enjoy life with peace & purity, strength, discipline, honesty, kindness, and integrity by following the path of Dharma. Because it will let us find our purpose in life and reside it fully. Just like Krishna encourages Arjuna at the battlefield aside from all doubts and trust in his highest Self, we too can use the wisdom given by Bhagavad Gita to overcome our difficulties and take wise decisions with fearlessness and honesty, and this figure out our things in a way to enjoy life authentically and fully.
Life can often seem like a battlefield, apart from this it is often said that “Dharma” in many of the texts, and whenever we consider it this way by asking ourselves that “are we playing our part fully?”Are we really giving ourselves a purposeful life and making our world worth living purposefully?
One can argue that Gita is several centuries old, yet the logic and knowledge in its every word is incomparable and hence, causes it to be a timeless guide even today. Not just individuals who follow Hindu Dharma are inclined towards following the trail suggested by Lord Krishna, people from other religions also read this unique book to obtain enlightenment of the right way to lead life. Bhagwat Gita is equally applicable to the entire mankind. Understanding this book will certainly help us get to know a deep insight into the questions of life. Also, the lessons and logics of Bhagavad Gita in our life will encourage the habit of checking our actions and guide us regarding a pragmatic approach towards life. Are you wondering what those principles are? If yes, then read this write-up to full and get to know comparable!
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Principles of Bhagavad Gita:
1. Change is the law of nature
According to this, everything is likely to change! Sets from our feeling to perception are on the verge of getting changed. The thing we lack is the best level of inspiration and motivation that can be drawn when adequate circumstances arrive. Therefore, we must not be afraid of new things or people being changed as everything is relative and you might not understand what induces the procedure to get upgraded!
2. Stay Calm
No one can handle the difficulties in his/her life in a panic condition. When you are calm, it gives your mind the break that it must get free from a scenario or find a maximum method to react. Regardless of how knowledgeable a person is, if the person is panicking, he/she won't ever access the knowledge that he/she tried to gathered from Bhagavad Gita over years. Being calm helps our mind to spot the thought and organize it in order to find an answer to the problem. Therefore Gita lays plenty of stress on maintaining equanimity in most situations.
3. Free from fear
“Fear is a very strong emotion contained in every living being.” Fear is like poison as it makes people do unexpected things. If you have committed a grave crime, you shouldn't fear and just cross your path. Whatever comes your way provides you with an experience that you might use in the future to win that situation.
4. Nothing is permanent
Getting over-attached to materialistic or earthy things as you in this form are not in this universe forever and none of another thing is! They will either get destroyed or change. In both cases, they'll not be the same as ever. Clinging to things can make you sad and depressed.
5. Be self less
Do you ever intend to be treated like a thing and not an individual? Then never take don't take the selfish decision, because if you consistently serve others selflessly would make the whole world assistance you in the midst of hardship.
6. Never think about the result too often
The biggest lesson that Bhagavad Gita preaches to us is to do our karma without thinking of the result. If we focus all our minds on our prescribed task we will end up doing it accurately. Do you know what is the logic behind doing this? By doing so, no matter what will be the result but at least we will never end up regretting or questioning our efforts.
7. We all have come empty-handed and leave empty-handed too
The people who live their entire life depending on or focusing on materialistic things eventually forget that, they will take nothing with themselves afterlife. They eventually forget that whatever they have or belong to them will be handed over to someone else after them/death. But today the majority of the people in the world fights and creates chaos over materialistic things which is in reality never belong to them permanently. They will have to leave everything behind that last day.
8. What you think is what you become
“Sankalp” is a very powerful word. Yes, it is because “Sankalp se hi Shrishti banti hai”. Your thought is what makes you. If you think that you can not do this, it is clear that you have lost the fight before it has even begun! Along these lines, don't question yourself as you will do nothing after this! Make yourself enough strong and confident to accept that you are skilled enough of achieving each opportunity that comes to you and you'll win in it regardless of conditions.
These were a couple of the YouTube lessons that Bhagavad Gita preaches to us. We hope these mantras of life inspire you and you try to practice them in your everyday life! Hare Krishna!
Srimad Bhagwad Gita is the conversation between Arjuna and Shri Krishna about Dharma. Where Arjuna symbolizes the ordinary man who is confronted with the difficulties of life like us, with Lord Krishna who is guiding us to lead a life according to Dharma.