The Bhagavad Gita is an important scripture, which has repeatedly proven its relevance for over 5000 years. It is ancient Indian text that became an important work of Hindu tradition in terms of both literature and philosophy. The Bhagavad Gita is about the search for serenity, calmness, and permanence in a world of rapid change and how to integrate spiritual values into ordinary life.
1. “Don’t fret on the fruits of your actions.”
When we focus on the fruits of our work, we can never really give our best. It’s because we are overly obsessed with the possible rewards. We are worried be our best. We may also feel disheartened if our task or action does not yield good outputs. Therefore, just doing our work without really thinking about its result should be our motive. Find contentment and give your best in the journey you are on, regardless of the outcome!
2. Fight Boldly in the battlefield of Life
Even during adverse situations and tough times just do your best, do not expect or fear anything. Expectations and fears limit our possibilities.
3. “Accept the composure of life”
See all beings as equal in suffering and in joy & when you are rooted in the oneness of all beings, you cannot love or hate anyone because it is all part of the same thing. Refuse to speak badly about those who hurt you or your enemies.
4. “Progress and development are the rules of this Universe”
Things may not be the same, the way they used to be. Things and circumstances change. We should neither expect people, nor surroundings, not even society, to be the same. They all change with time. We move ahead. The Universe forgets old things and moves forwards, so do we. We should not stick to one place. That will make our existence much more problematic in this world.
5. “A mind obsessed with material wants cannot meditate”
Bhagavad Gita talks a lot about meditation and its importance. Meditation is considered extremely helpful for inner peace andsadhana’. Moreover, a person who thinks about material wants all the time cannot really engage in meditation.
6. “Desires are endless and keep changing”.
Desires keep changing over time desires are replaced over time, but one should remain a dispassionate witness, simply watching and enjoying the show. Everyone experiences desires but one should not be moved by them. They should not bother a person. People sometimes undertake really evil actions because of their desires. One should simply not get caught in the chains of desire.
7. Soul is immortal and never dies.
Soul never dies. Even after our death, it continues to exist. It is immortal. It just changes bodies after the death of a person. Moreover, our body is made up of ‘agni’ (fire), ‘jal’ (water), ‘vayu’(wind), ‘prithvi’ (earth) and it combines with them after death.
8. “Every action and deed of ours should be dedicated to Krishna”
Whatever we do in the course of our lifetime should be dedicated to the supreme personality of Godhead. This will always result in giving us peace and satisfaction. One should remember Krishna during every action of ours. This makes us feel God’s presence with us all the time, making all our actions turn out to be positive.
9. “Lord Krishna is always there for you”
Krishna is the ultimate support of any human being. Our fellow humans may not care for us or support as or may even leave us in our bad times, but Krishna is always there for us. The person who knows this truth is never really troubled by sadness or grief.
10. Lord Krishna is the supreme”
Krishna is the supreme personality of Godhead. He is the original cause of all causes. He starts everything and ends everything too. He is there everywhere. He is omnipresent and omnipotent. We are just puppets whom he controls. He is divine and transcendental.