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Life-Changing Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita

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The Bhagavad Gita is one of the greatest religious books of the Hindus. The Bhagavad Gita reveals the path to the lost, provides clarity to the confused, and wisdom to all. Here are some of the most popular and important teachings from one of the greatest spiritual books the world has ever known… “Surrender the fruits of your actions.” When we work keeping the fruits of our labour in mind, we can never really give our best. It’s because we are overly obsessed with the possible rewards. We are worried be our best in it. It also gives us a lot of worries about the result. 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 in the journey you are on, regardless of the outcome! “Life is a battlefield: Fight boldly” Even when the walls are crumbling around you and the earth is cracking beneath your feet, do not expect or fear anything. Expectations and fears limit our possibilities. “Our soul never dies” Our 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. “Accept the dualities of life” Imagine your most disgraceful moment and then imagine yourself at ease in it, sitting quietly while the leaves of worry float away in the breeze. Feeling sad about your losses will only way you down. Accept your desire without coveting or needing that which you want. “We all have to die one day” This world is not immortal. One who takes birth, has to die one day. That is the ultimate truth of this world. Nothing exists permanently. One has to leave this world, even though he wishes not to. No magic can actually help a person to stay forever. Everyone has their set life periods. “Accept the equanimity of life” When you 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. In other words, love your enemy as yourself. Refuse to speak badly about those who hurt you or your enemies. “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. “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. “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. “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. “Desires come and go” Desires come and go, 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. “A mind obsessed with money cannot meditate” Bhagavad Gita talks a lot about meditation and its importance. Meditation is considered extremely helpful for inner peace and‘sadhna’. Moreover, a person who thinks about making money all the time cannot really engage in meditation. When a person’s mind is not stable and he or she thinks only about money, then meditation would be a failed effort for such a person.

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1 Sara Di Diego = "Explore Deily's Bhagavad Gita page here!"
2 Enakshi Ganguly = "The Gita is a small part of a greater epic called the Mahabharat which is about two set of cousin-families who are at war with one another to dominate Bharat, what is not the Indian sub-continent."
3 Enakshi Ganguly = "Who do you surrender the results to and how? The fruit of your labor is an offering to the Divine, because at the end of it all, everything is of the Divine. How do we do so? By becoming humble in our efforts, by understanding that we are not in control, we are mere tools of the Divine. That surrender, that humility, and overwhelming love to the Ever Expanding, is what will make us content during a time when it seems that happiness can be bought and sold."
4 Enakshi Ganguly = "The way Krsna puts it is: our bodies are clothes that we shed after death, our Self is Eternal, which can never be apart from us. Gita II - XXII"
5 Sara Di Diego = "Check out this post of Krishna on Deily here.Krishna is the eighth incarnation of Vishnu."
6 Sara Di Diego = "Sadhna literally means "a means of accomplishing something".  It is a committed prayer to get rid of ego desires.Work Cited:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C4%81dhan%C4%81"