Teachings of Bhagavad Gita
What are the teachings of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, one should keep in mind for our daily routine?
The Bhagavad Gita has many teachings to offer. Some of them are:
A. Drop hatred and aversion
Do not think that if there is no sense of hatred or aversion, then you will not be able to fight. It is not so. Hatred and aversion only make you weaker. A person filled with hatred may appear to be angry and very strong on the outside, but in reality he gets shaken and the mind becomes weak and unsteady.
When you fight, do not fight out of hatred and feverishness; instead fight with a firm determination and steady mind. There is a huge difference between these two states, When you fight, fight with full enthusiasm and also with total awareness. This is the spiritual path, this is Dharma.
B. Moderations, or taking the middle path.
Lord Krishna said, “One who works too much and one who is lazy, both cannot reach the height of yoga. Only those who walk the path of moderation can get out of misery”.
If you win, don’t lose your head and if you lose, don’t lose your heart. You keep your heart in the right place, your mind in the right place and still be happy.
Whether you are poured with compliments or you are given umpteen numbers of insults; in both situations, keep your smile and equanimity.
Whether it is an enemy or a friend, pleasant circumstances or unpleasant; do not hanker for praise or be hateful.
Such an ideal will help you manage your mental and emotional state of mind.
D. That which is temporary is sorrowful
Don’t look for happiness in that which is temporary, that which is fleeting and changing. Joy and happiness is only in something that doesn’t change.
So there is misery before getting a position and while holding the position. The fear of its loss gives you sorrow. When it is gone, then also its remembrance gives misery. That is why it is called as asukham. There is no sukha (happiness) in temporary things. Sukha is inside you.
E. See the Divine in everyone
In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna says to Arjuna, “ I reside in everyone, so see Me in everyone around you”.
F. Take refuge in the Divine (Have Faith)
When the mother is at home, the child is confident. In the subconscious mind, a child is very comfortable knowing mother is at home. A sense of security, a sense of confidence, a sense of knowing that there is somebody backing me, guiding me and caring for me, all this brings a deep sense of security. This is refuge.
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