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Bhagavad Gita

Mahatma Gandhi once went to one of the largest libraries in London and asked the librarian, "Which spiritual book has been published frequently?" The librarian replied, "The Gita." The greatest gift, the greatest blessing that India has given the world, indeed all of humanity, is this sublime and yet wonderfully factual, all-encompassing message of the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. The greatest Western thinkers and philosophers have vied with one another to pay their devoted respect at the shrine of the Gita. Wilhelm von Humboldt, the famous Western scholar, says: "The Bhagavad Gita is the most profound and magnificent work that the world possesses." Emerson, the great American sage, always had a copy of the Gita on his desk.

The Gita is the voice of God. It is the song of ancient wisdom. It is a great textbook of spiritual culture. It is a book of eternity. She has been my constant companion in life. It is a message for the whole world.

The divine song

The Shrimad Bhagavad Gita is a dialogue between Shri Krishna and Arjuna reported in the Bishma Parva of the Mahabharata. It comprises eighteen chapters with 701 Sanskrit verses. A considerable amount of content is densely summarized in these Shlokas. In the middle of the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Shri Krishna revealed the deep, sublime and poignant spiritual truths and explained to Arjuna the unusual secrets of Yoga, Vedanta, Bhakti and Karma in his highly interesting and instructive conversation with Arjuna. All the teachings of Shri Krishna were subsequently recorded as the divine chant, Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, by Shri Bhagavan Vyasa for the benefit of all humanity.

There are countless commentaries on the Gita today. A whole volume can be written about each Shloka. A busy person with karma yoga inclinations will benefit from the ‘Gita Rahasya’, the commentary of Shri Bal Gangadhar Tilak; a person who is more devotional, from the commentary of Shridhara; and a rational person from Shri Sankara's commentary.

 

A teacher is needed

Since the Gita contains very subtle and deep teachings, one must study it with a qualified teacher, a Brahma-Nishta Guru, with great confidence, one-point devotion and purity. Only then will the truths of the Gita be revealed like an amalaka fruit in hand. Good commentaries like the Gita of Swami Madhusudana, Shri Swami Sankarananda, the commentary of Shri Sankara, etc., written by realized sages, are of immense help.

Shri Krishna speaks from different levels of consciousness. Hence, the help of a teacher is necessary in order to realize the correct meaning of the shlokas. Without the help of a teacher, one cannot properly understand the meaning of the verses. Otherwise one is like the man who brought a horse to eat for someone who demanded ‘Saindhava’. ‘Saindhava’ means both ‘salt’ and horse ’.

A font for everyone

The Gita is a universal message suitable for everyone, regardless of age, religion or race. It has a generality that encompasses every aspect of human activity that is appropriate and uplifting for every phase of human development. Hence, eminent scholars around the world have always held the Gita in high esteem.

The Bhagavad Gita is about yoga. And yoga is neither western nor eastern; it belongs to the world, to all humanity. Yoga is the science of the right life. It has nothing to do with religious belief, traditional belief, color, destination or climate.

Krishna is not just a Hindu god; He represents the inner reality that is indiscriminate in everyone. He gave his Gita not only to Arjuna, but through Arjuna to the whole world. The problems that Arjuna faced are the problems of all people. The Gita is the answer to the universal question of life in its entirety.

To live means to fight, because life is a fight in which the forces of good and the forces of evil, the divine and the demonic, of purity and passion, are incessantly at war. The battle of the Mahabharata rages on within us. Ignorance, Avidya, is Dhritarashtra. The individual soul is Arjuna. The indweller who is in your heart is Shri Krishna, the charioteer. The body is your chariot. The Indriyas are the horses. The mind, the ego-consciousness, the senses, the samskaras, the vasanas, the longings, raga-dwesha, lust, jealousy, greed, pride and hypocrisy are your bitter enemies.

The Gita is a symbol for the solution of this eternal struggle between the spiritual and the material in every human being. No being is excluded from receiving their message and from it their blessings. It is by no means intended for a sect and is primarily a practical gospel. It contains a message that is applicable to you, to me and to every man and woman who live their normal life in the busy world of space.

 

A practical guide to everyday life and behavior

The Gita contains a solution rather than an exposition or disclosure. It embodies in itself a solution to the most pressing problems of man and conveys a wonderful message of encouragement, hope, joy and consolation. It is a direct invitation to divine all of human nature.

The Gita is an uplifting and inspiring message at the same time, which pours a flood of light over the most pressing problems in life, illuminates the dark corners of darkness, despair and discouragement with bright rays of hope and security, and immediately moves the reader from weakness to strength, and rises from suspicion to firm trust in his infinite powers and immortal nature.

It brings the encouraging message that man is not required to withdraw and turn away from family and friends, or to stray far from society in order to realize his immortal nature; that unity with the divine self can be sustained and preserved even in the midst of worldly work and activity. The obstacles that stand in the way of this blissful union are within us and not in the external environment. That is the central teaching of this unique and blessed book.

The Gita gives practical instructions for shaping daily life and behavior. It tells you that you must resist Adharam in order to develop divine virtues that will help you achieve God consciousness. The message of the Gita is the message of sacrifice, love and duty. Love everyone. Share what you have with others. Do your duties well. Rise above petty likes and dislikes. Keep the gates of your heart open by eliminating selfishness, greed and lust so that the Supreme Lord Himself can come and dwell in them. These are the lessons of the Gita.

The Gita does not require anyone to do anything that is impossible for a person of average ability. The Lord says, “I don't expect you to do gigantic things. I want bhava; i want the heart. Find out what you can easily do and do it. I will meet it; the fulfillment is in my hands. " The Gita gives man the sure promise of salvation and makes him fearless. This is the great value of the Gita.

Harmony in the Gita

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita formulates the theory of the three margas or ways, namely Jnana Marga, Bhakti Marga and Karma Marga. The teaching of the Gita says that there is no conflict between the three. The Gita miraculously creates harmony between the philosophies of action, devotion and knowledge.

Love is knowledge in a broad sense. Knowledge is love in its concentrated essence. Service is love expressed through action. Love, knowledge, and service are equally necessary if a fully divine life is to be formed. Heart, head and hand must be developed in a harmonious way. Only then does one come to perfection.

One must have the head of Sri Sankara, the heart of Buddha and the hand of Sri Janaka. The three horses of this body cart - action, feeling, and mind - must work together in perfect harmony. Only then will this body cart move smoothly and you can reach your goal safely and quickly. Only then can you enjoy the self within. Only then can you sing the song of Soham. Only then can you be in harmony with the infinite. Only then can you hear the silent voice of the soul and enjoy the sweet inner music of the Atman.

Regulation and Practice

Some rash people begin to doubt and say, “How can the Gita have been communicated to Arjuna in such a short time on the battlefield? This is impossible. " This is wrong. It was a revelation to Arjuna. Shri Krishna gave Arjuna the divine eye of intuition. The omniscient, almighty Lord can do anything. His grace can make the mute speak and turn the cripple into a mountaineer.

Gita Jayanti, the birth of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, is celebrated throughout India by all admirers and lovers of this unique book on the eleventh of the bright half of the Marga Sirsha month according to the Hindu calendar. It was the one on which Shri Krishna imparted the Divine Chant to His disciple Arjuna over five thousand years ago.

A treasure chest of wisdom

The Gita is the cream of the Vedas. It is the quintessence of the Upanishads. She is the crown jewel of the Mahabharata. It is a book that falls under the Prasthanatraya category, the books relevant to the Hindu religion.

There is a solution to every doubt in it. The more you read with devotion and faith, the more you will gain deeper knowledge, insight and proper clear thinking. You're welcome. You will be given. Search. You will find. Knock. You will be opened. That is the undeniable quality of this writing. You gain access to the full range of human and divine wisdom in one fell swoop.

The Lord in His embodiment as Krishna gave His Divine Chant full of the deepest wisdom. And what branch of knowledge did it not include! What yoga should it not include! It really means: Sarvashastramayee Gita. The Gita is an embodiment of all sciences, scriptures and knowledge. Your word is law.

The Gita is like the Lake of Manasarovar for Paramahamsas and thirsty aspirants who can romp in it. It is an ocean of bliss in which those seeking truth swim with joy and ecstasy. When the Philosopher's Stone touches a piece of iron, even if it is at one point, it turns into gold. Even if you live in the spirit of just one verse of the Gita, you will undoubtedly be transformed into divinity.

Worship the Shrimad Bhagavad Gita as a holy scripture. Read a chapter every day. But don't let it stop there. Live in the spirit of the teachings of the Gita. Just talking and reading will not help you in any way. You can know the entire Gita by heart; You can give lectures on the Gita for hours; and yet you may not have a ray of the wisdom of the Gita. Regular practice of the teaching of the Gita is required. Become an intense practitioner. Let the Gita guide your thoughts, dictate your speech, and guide your actions. Then your whole attitude towards life will gradually be changed. You become a Godman with a divine vision. You will never again be bothered by success or failure, joy or pain, loss or gain. You will gain courage, strength, peace and bliss in this life exactly where you are.