8 Life Changing Teachings of Bhagavad Gita

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I remember when I was a child, my grandmother and mother used to tell me a lot of stories from Bhagavad Gita which they used to read every day. They kept on saying that “Be like Arjun of Mahabharata”. I used to wonder why they keep telling me those stories but now, I really feel thankful to them for telling me great insights from “Bhagavad Gita”.

When you hear the same thing, time and again, your mind and soul starts remembering those things and as a result, your character inherits those traits and they become a part of your personality. That is exactly what has happened to me!

I have been lucky enough to inherit some of those great teachings of Bhagavad Gita in my behavior which I really think, are life changing and I just want to share those teachings.

I believe that there is a specific purpose for which God has sent us on this earth. Certainly that purpose is to serve the humanity and following the path of “Dharma”.

But some of us have deviated from this very purpose may be because we have a lot of pressure on our minds, that pressure may be because of society, parents, colleagues, friends etc. We always think that we need thousands of things in our life to survive but believe me this is a misconception!

In fact, the difficulties that we face in life are all because we have so many desires and aspirations, which are very big and sometimes we cannot fulfill them and hence we end up getting upset. I am not saying that one should not have dreams, aspirations or desires, but those should be achievable, attainable and realistic.

Through this article, I would like to share some of the key leanings from “Bhagavad Gita”, which I personally follow they are very important for a human being to practice in life and if you practice those, I am sure your life will be better.

First of all, let me tell you the meaning of “Bhagavad Gita”. The word “Bhagavad” means God and the word “Gita” means Song. So Bhagavad Gita is the “Song of God” which is an eternal message of Spiritual Wisdom which god wants to give to his devotees.

Bhagavad Gita is the story of god spoken by Bhagavan Sri Krishna to Arjun. When Arjun had to fight against his own brothers in Mahabharata, he was hesitating, and then his Charioteer Lord Krishna told him the path of “Righteousness”.

Your life on this earth is a big question mark before you and Bhagavad Gita answers all the questions of life from all the viewpoints. It gives you a unique way of living a life that comforts your tensions and you tend to enjoy a better and happier life.


Teachings From the Gita

Don’t Be Afraid: Bhagavan Sri Krishna says that the biggest fear of a human being is the fear of death. He says, when a human being removes the fear of death from his life, he can surely live a stress free life.

We always fear that what will happen to our family, our kids once we die but that should not be the case. Life is like a show that must go on, so we should prepare ourselves in advance and we should keep in mind that anybody’s life doesn’t stop if we are not there.

Hence, remove your fear of death. Life is given by god for a purpose and once that purpose is over, our body dies but our soul shifts to a new body.

 

Anger Misleads: A human being is full of weaknesses but biggest of them all is Anger.

Believe me, when somebody is angry, he tends to lose his temper and he fails to distinguish between what is wrong and what is right and in most cases, ultimately, he tends to hurt himself and his emotions.

Let me tell you, that anger was my biggest weakness but I have tried really hard to overcome it by meditation and Yes, I am getting success also.

So I urge you not to get angry and avoid those situations which put you in anger. Try it for some days, and you will feel the difference.

 

Do Not Doubt Your Caliber: Lord Krishna says whenever an individual doubts his caliber, the chances of getting success reduces.

So Krishna says whatever you do, do it with all your faith and conviction. Never doubt your capabilities of doing something and you will succeed definitely. 

 

Keep Control Over Your Activities: Krishna says that whatever activities you do, do it with all your focus and avoid distractions. Otherwise you will end up creating a chaos and you will have to face a lot of problems, inconvenience, difficulty and hence irritation.

This is the most common problem which we all are facing nowadays especially youth: the lack of focus and concentration.

Whenever you are reading something and suddenly your phone rangs, you end up losing interest reading that piece and you start checking your phone.

But we should try to increase our sitting on to a particular thing by avoiding the distractions. If you think your phone is a distraction, keep it away from you while doing important tasks so that you don’t lose your focus.

Try meditating and gain control of your mind!

 

Control Your Desires: As we all know, that our mind is never at peace. We tend you have new desires and emotions every time. Either we want something from ourselves or from others.

And I mentioned before, that if these desires are really big and if we are not able to fulfill them, we end up feeling disheartened.

So, Lord Krishna says, keep your desires in your control and be satisfied with what you have to keep your mind at peace.

 

Don’t be Selfish: Lord Krishna says that being selfish takes us away from reality and we end up thinking for our benefit only, ignoring the good of others.

In that scenario, we cannot analyze the situations with a clear mind and ultimately we damage our own personality. Try being good to others and have empathy. Believe me it feels great!

 

Believe in “Whatever Happens; Happens for Good”: Whenever anything bad happens with us, we feel bad and worried about it and many of us think that god is responsible for that. Some of us even change our god.

But Lord Krishna says that “Believe me, what has happened; happened for good”, “What is happening; happening for good” and “What will happen; will happen for good”. 

I really believe in his saying and I request you also to believe him (Krishna). He is like our father who can never think bad of us and whatever decisions he is taking for us, will definitely be fruitful to us, may be, not immediately but in the future, for sure.

Leave everything to god, just do your karma! Try it!

 

Never Try to Run Away From Your Responsibilities: The day, an individual is born, he is bound to fulfill his responsibilities may be towards his parents, after marriage towards his wife and then towards his children.

We all should try to fulfill our responsibilities till the extent we can.

For example, if you are a student, you have your responsibility towards your studies. So, do your studies with full dedication.

Trust me; at the night when you sleep after fulfilling all your responsibilities for the day, you will be at peace.

 

Give Your Best, Don’t Worry About Results: It is our human tendency that even before beginning a task, we think of its results. But Bhagavan Sri Krishna says, “Do your work sincerely and diligently; leave everything else on me”.

If you think of end results before doing something, you end up not using your full caliber and hence less or no success.

So, focus on your work rather than thinking of end results. Give your 100% and you will surely get positive results.

Although there are so many things which we can learn from “Bhagavad Gita”, but these are few teachings which in my viewpoint can have a huge impact on your life.

Believe me, if you are able to practice even 4 or 5 of them, your life will surely change, your way of thinking and looking at life will also change. You will be in a better position to deal with situations and you will live a better, peaceful and lively life.

 

 

Written by - Anshika Gupta

Edited by – Adrija Saha

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