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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 32

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 11, 2017)

Two beautiful similes describe how knowingly or foolishly the humans who fail to realise what they rush towards their end and losing their own identity. These are:

  1. ” Just like the water of a river naturally flows towards the sea where it merges, so do warriors of this mortal world are rushing into your flaming mouths.” said Arjuna, being amazed at looking at the Virat Swaroop of Lord Krishna. He continued:
  2. ” As moths rush with great speed speed into the blazing fire for extinction out of their folly, even so all these people are seen entering rapidly into your mouths to meet their end, their doom.”

Similarly humans who are intoxicated with their success, particularly those who exploit others have to come to an end which they little realise.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 8, 2017)

Arjuna is bewildered at seeing the ‘divine form’ of Lord Krishna. He says: ” Seeing Your frightful faces on account of teeth flaring like fire at the time of universal destruction. I am utterly bewildered and find myself totally confused. Be kind to me.

All those sons of Dhrtarastra with hosts of kings are entering You. Bhishma, Drona and Karna, with the principal warriors on our side as well, are rushing headlong into Your fearful mouths looking all the more terrible on account of their teeth: some are seen stuck up in the gaps between Your teeth with their heads crushed.” The universal form of Lord Krishna frightens Arjuna who requests Him to return to His human form.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 31

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov.7, 2017)

“Arjuna, he who looks on all others as his own self (as I am present in all souls) and also looks upon joy and sorrow with a similar eye (wherever there is joy, sorrow will also be there); such a yogi is considered as highest of all.”

No doubt, it is difficult. Human emotions are difficult to be controlled. But what happens when we let them loose. Do these change the situations for the better? Do we stand to gain in any way? No way. Another pertinent question to be considered is: do all people react in the same way? If not, then certainly there is scope for improvement. Moreover, The Bhagavad Gita shows us the way how to follow the middle path. That middle path is the path of human progress. That is the path which enables us to be at peace with ourselves. Read The Bhagavad Gita. Live life significantly. And, above all enhance your self esteem.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 6, 2017)

It has been observed that whatever we do against our conscience produces negative results. However when it happens in what form it happens, remains unknown to us. So, we may continue to do things that our conscience doesn’t permit.

Life is an account book. Our positive actions which are carried out for the good of society are our credits. Similarly our undesirable actions which are against our conscience are added to our debits. Thus both the good and the bad activities become a part of our balance sheet of life.

However, some events are beyond comprehension. For example, if a person is driving his/her car on a highway within speed limits respecting all the driving rules yet they lose their live in a fatal accident. Someone else’s fault causes the fatal accident and yet the innocent person loses life. It appears that it has happened due to some misdeeds of the previous birth. Indeed, as explained in The Bhagavad Gita we all undergo the cycle of life and birth till our good deeds result in merging with the God almighty.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 30

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These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 5, 2017)

“The four orders of society (viz. the Brahmana, the Kshatriya, the Vaishya and the Shudra) were created by Me classifying them according to the mode of Prakriti predominant in each and assigning corresponding duties to them; yet the creator Me, the Almighty remain a non-doer.” This is how Krishna explained the order of the society to Arjuna.

Indeed, the society needs all these four classes of people for proper functioning of the civil order. Unfortunately, over a period of time lower class/classes were looked down upon and our society was inflicted with the malady of untouchability. In fact, everything in this world keeps on changing. Any necessary principle when misdirected due to any reason can take form of an abominable disease, and so did this one in our country.

Noted British novelist named these four categories of people as Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta in his famous book, ‘The Brave New World’. In a bid to create an ideal society, humans are ‘manufactured’ in factories and conditioned as per requirement which again is shown as a curse to humanity.

We need to respect all human beings as they are, and that’s the message of The Bhagavad Gita.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 4, 2017)

While explaining the qualities of a stable minded person, Krishna emphasises one quality which, I think, has assumed more importance today than at any other time due to so many means of distractions and that is:

‘Vayarth ki cheshta ka abhaav’ or no indulgence in futile efforts; that’s another extremely important lesson that we learn by the study of The Bhagavad Gita. The meaning or the significance of life and how to live it in the book of knowledge leaves no scope for engaging oneself into wasteful activities. We all know it well. We all realise it even better. Yet if we scrutinise any of our day, we may find that some of our time does get wasted with the avoidable and unnecessary activities. While it’s important to make a ‘to do’ list everyday, it is even more important to make ‘not to do’ a list also. And, everyday!

Read The Bhagavad Gita. Know the significance of your live. Be happy and spread happiness.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 29

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov. 3, 2017)

We, humans suffer from many inherent fears. Our education and upbringing help us to conquer some, most or all these fears. But do they? Or at times, do they add to these fears? Unfounded as these could be, at times, we live with them throughout our lives. ‘Loag Kaya Kahen ge?’ The question prevents us from doing many things that we may.

These form the root cause of all negativity in our lives. Reading The Bhagavad Gita gives us one strong message. The message is that fear of criticism or failure should never deter us from performance of our duty.

At the battlefield, Arjuna tells Krishna that he would not fight and be responsible for the killing of his close relatives. But he also tells him that he does not know whether he would win or face a defeat. Uncertainty breeds fear of failure. Fear discourages any new enterprise. There is nothing worthwhile to achieve without any risk. Taking no risk is the biggest risk of life.

Thought 4TheDay (Nov. 2, 2017)

It’s a myth that The Bhagavad Gita doesn’t encourage one to have goals. Unless you have specific, measurable and clear goals, how will you know what you must do at any particular time?

Your goals determine the direction of your activities. These will help specifying your desired actions. Strategy to achieve your goals will enable you to make decisions about your actions. Movement towards your targets for achieving these goals is, in fact, journey of your life.

Your employer, or if you are a business owner, the needs of your business define your responsibilities. So also, your family friends and other connections. They all play their respective roles during the course of your journey.

Your conduct, interaction with others, hard work and ability to persevere cumulatively determine your rewards.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 28

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The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay

These are widely read and highly appreciated by my connections on LinkedIn, friends on Facebook and followers on twitter totally about 27000 people. As recommended by some friends, I am posting the same here. You may ask questions and/or post your comments which be appreciated. Hope you will find the initiative very rewarding.

Thought4TheDay (Nov.1, 2017)

According to The Bhagavad Gita, nothing is more important in life than performing one’s duty wholeheartedly and to the best of your ability. But you cannot do this unless you keep an open mind. What does it mean? It means that you must assume nothing. No negative assumptions in any case. Your positive attitude will give you confidence of your success. But that too can fail. Yet, you need not get hurt, because that is life.

Your understanding of life’s various ways help you to have no expectations and yet do your best, always. As they say, excellence is a habit. Such are the habits of great thinkers, scientists and other seekers.

Thought4TheDay (30.10.2017)

The person who neither eats less,nor eats more; neither sleeps less, nor sleeps more; neither speaks less, nor speaks more; neither becomes too happy, nor becomes too sad; that person has understood how to live life. He has realised that day is followed by night which again is followed by day. The difference is that whereas day and night, summer and winter follow is a destined cycle, of an individual does not display a set cycle of events. They do change but they change in an irregular manner. Unexpected situations do arise and furthermore these may bring about totally unexpected results, sometimes weird. But that is life. And the wise truly understands this.

He, therefore, doesn’t gets attached to the results. Nevertheless, he keeps on performing his duty to the best of his ability.

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 27

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Thought4TheDay (29.10.2017)

A person who closes all the doors of the senses, firmly holds his mind in his heart, and fixes his life-breath in his head becomes steadfast in his thoughts. This practice enables him to maintain concentration on God while performing his duties. Thus, when he leaves his body and departs repeating OM, the indestructible Brahma, reaches the supreme goal. He becomes a part of My absolute nature. Only such a person is able to do that who remains totally engaged in performance of his duty. He is not distracted by any worldly temptations. Self-awareness all the time and focus on ones’s duty enables one to follow this path of salvation. His achievements come to him as a result on his actions, his consistent efforts which enable him to persevere.

His self-esteem enables him to hold his head high without any kind of ego. He experiences peace. He lives life with all life’s ups and downs, happily.

Thought4TheDay (28.10.2017)

Almighty Krishna said, “The scientific understanding of the most significant secrets of life is the prime gift of knowledge. Besides, focus on science makes it easier to pursue the path of knowledge. It becomes easier remain on the right path and not loose track.”

“According to religion, a person who is devoid of devotion for the creator of the universe cannot realise the vital truth. He cannot see My presence or realise Me. He keeps on wandering in this transient world. He remains in bewilderment.”

“The entire world is replete with My manifestations, just as ice with water. All living beings are present in Me but without following the principle of scientific understanding, it becomes difficult to realise.”

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 26

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Thought 4TheDay (27.10.2017)

The world that we live in is, in fact, an illusion. This is transient. Whatever we do with intention of acquiring material objects do give some please, but it is momentary. Besides, it is likely to trigger a desire to secure more. The snowballing effect leads to the formation of greed which is the beginning of the end of peace and happiness.

But the wise with his understanding just acts as a witness to whatever happens. He doesn’t get emotionally involved, so his peace is never at stake.

Thought4TheDay (26.10.2017)

Bhagwan Shree Krishna said, ” For the person who is unable to control his mind, yoga is unachievable, but the person who has controlled his mind can surely progress towards becoming a yogi. He can do it with consistent efforts and constant practice. This is My considered opinion.”

Focus, concentration and discipline are great qualities an individual can, and should acquire. These will eradicate procrastination and distraction which are largely responsible for the wilderness of mind. When the mind is totally uncontrollable, it ultimately brings frustration. Mind can never be controlled by the procrastinators. Procrastination reduces the productivity of the victim disappointedly. Besides, it has a snowballing effect. Self esteem goes down and the person loses all respect for himself. A person who doesn’t respect himself cannot earn respect from others.

One must have specific goals. When we wholeheartedly work to achieve our goals, we start respecting ourselves. It gives us impetus to work harder. We make further progress. That strengthens our will power to persevere. Discipline is the natural outcome outcome of consistent hard work. Discipline enables us to make pursuit of excellence our habit.

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