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The Bhagavad Gita Talks 2

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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 (12.09.2017)

Lord Krishna explains that the Karmayogi detaches himself from the petty worldly affairs. Devoted to the performance of his own duty, he remains satisfied with what he receives in return. Such an attitude enhances the efficacy of his actions. He transcends the petty pangs of the elemental human emotions like joy, grief, worry, uncertainty etc. These do not detract him from the path of performance of his duty. He remains balanced in success or failure like a scientist who keeps on acquiring knowledge from the study of cause and effects. His is a free soul which is not restricted by the perceived limitations.

Further, he rises above the pettiness of ego and doesn’t claim anything as his own. His mind finds solace in the knowledge of ‘self’. All his efforts are directed towards the cause of upliftment of society as he discovers peace and happiness in such endeavours.

Thought4TheDay (09.09.2017)

Lord Krishna, “Whatever actions and whichever way a nobleman performs his duty; the example is followed by the common man. I this manner, certain standards are set on the basis of which ordinary human beings carry out their work. The noble person leads others by example.

There is no duty prescribed for me. There is nothing in the world that I need. Yet, I am engaged in work. If I don’t do any work, human beings will follow my example. They will also not do anything. In such a situation, when nobody works, the world will be ruined. Therefore, even for Me performance is necessary. If there are no jobs for the people in the world, can there be any peace?

In such circumstances, while the ignorant, who lacks real knowledge, performs his duty with attachment to the results, the enlightened person should be engaged in performance of his duty without any attachment to the results. He should set an example for others to follow.”

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The Bhagavad Gita Talks

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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 (10.09.2017)

In the first chapter of The Bhagavad Gita, Arjun overwhelmingly tells Lord Krishna that he doesn’t want to fight with his own relatives. He philosophises his decision putting forth imagined arguments like it is not good for their larger family and not in the interest of humanity.

In the second chapter Lord Krishna describes qualities of and differences between ‘Karmayoga’ and ‘Sankhyayoga’ and also the characteristics of ‘Stithpragya purush’ or stable minded person.

In the third chapter the Lord talks about ‘Karmayoga’ and why Arjuna should follow the path of ‘Karmayoga’.

Arjuna, who considered Krishna his dear friend, a relative and a guide is quite surprised at the way Krishna talks to him with conviction and authority. When the Lord told him that He had imparted this sacred knowledge to the sun-God, Vivasvan, Arjuna asked Lord Krishna:

Arjuna, “You have said that you imparted this transcendental knowledge to the sun-god, Vivasavan, who in turn passed it on to Manu, the father of mankind. But Vivasvan was born ages ago. How could you have advised Vivasvan in the circumstances?”

Lord Krishna answered, “Arjuna, both you and I had many births earlier. While I remember them, you cannot.”

Thought4TheDay (11.09.2017)

Lord Krishna explained to Arjuna that in ancient times people who were seeking liberation were performing their duties. Just as those wise men, Arjun should also, following their example, carry out his work.

Further, Lord Krishna said, “What is action and what is inaction is a question that has bewildered even the intelligent and the wise. Let me explain the facts regarding action and inaction. Inaction in this context is not lack of action due to laziness or any other reason.

Inaction here simply means lack of your expectations from your efforts. Without expecting if a person performs his duty; it amounts to inaction in his action. This is desirable.

Action in inaction means that your nonperformance is deliberate as you find it best for the occasion. Your inaction is because of your decision which you have taken due to some reasons.”

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