Bhagavad Gita encourages us to enjoy life with peace and purity, strength, discipline, honesty, kindness and blamelessness by following the path of the Dharma. Because it allows us to find the purpose of our lives and live in it fully. Just as Krishna encourages Arjuna on the battlefield, apart from doubt and confidence in the Supreme Self, we too can use the wisdom given by Bhagavad Gita to overcome our difficulties and make wise decisions fearlessly and honestly, and this will clarify our way of truly and fully enjoying life.
Life can often feel like a battlefield, except it is often said that “Dharma” is in many texts, and whenever we keep it that way by asking ourselves, “do we give our full share?” Do we really give ourselves a purposeful life and make our world worth living purposefully?
It can be argued that the Gita is several centuries old, but the logic and knowledge in every word of it are unparalleled and thus give rise to a timeless guide even today. People following Hindu-Dharma are not inclined to follow the path suggested by Lord Krishna, people of other religions also read this unique book to get enlightenment about the right way of life. The Bhagwat Gita is equally applicable to all mankind. Understanding this book will help us gain a deep understanding of life’s issues. The lessons and logics of the Bhagavad Gita in our lives also encourage a way to review our activities and guide us to a practical approach to life. Wondering what those principles are? If so, read this article in its entirety and check it out!
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Principles of the Bhagavad Gita:
1. Change is the law of nature
According to this, everything is likely to change! Troops from our emotion to perception are on the verge of change. We lack the best level of inspiration and motivation that can be obtained when the right conditions arrive. Therefore, we must not be afraid of new things or people changing, because everything is relative and you may not understand what is causing the update!
2. Stay calm
No one can deal with the difficulties of their lives in a state of panic. When you’re calm, it gives your mind a break that needs to get out of the scenario or find the greatest way to react. No matter how familiar a person is, if a person is in a panic, he will never get the information he was trying to gather from the Bhagavad Gita over the years. Calmness helps our minds to perceive the thought and organize it to find the answer to the problem. That’s why Gita puts a lot of emphasis on maintaining peace of mind in most situations.
3. Free from fear
“Fear is a very powerful feeling for every living being.” Fear is like poison because it makes people do unexpected things. If you have committed a serious crime, you should not be afraid and just cross your path. Whatever comes, offers you an experience that you can use to overcome the situation in the future.
4. Nothing is permanent
Attaching too much to materialistic or down-to-earth things when you are not in this form forever in this universe and there is no other thing! They are either destroyed or changed. In both cases, they are not the same as ever. Grasping things can make you sad and depressed.
5. Be yourself less
Are you ever going to be treated like a thing and not an individual? Never make a don’t make a selfish decision because if you are constantly serving others unselfishly, the whole world would help you in the midst of adversity.
6. Never think about the result too often
The greatest teaching that the Bhagavad Gita preaches to us is to do our karma without thinking about the end result. If we focus all our minds on our assigned task, we will end up doing it accurately. Do you know what the logic of doing this is? By doing so, no matter what the outcome, but at least we never decide to regret or question the effort.
7. We have all come empty-handed and we also leave empty-handed
People who live their entire lives depending on or focusing on materialistic things will eventually forget it. They don’t take anything with them afterwards. Eventually, they forget that everything they have or belong to them will be handed over to someone else after their death. But today, most people in the world are fighting and creating chaos over materialistic things, which in reality never belongs to them permanently. They have to leave everything behind for the last day.
8. You think you will
“Sankalp” is a very powerful word. Yes, it is because “Sankalp it hi Shrishti Banti shark”. Your thinking is what makes you. If you think you can’t do it, it’s clear you’ve lost the battle before it’s even started! Don’t follow these lines as you won’t do anything after this! Make yourself strong and confident enough to accept that you are skilled enough to reach all the opportunities that will come to you and you will win in it regardless of the circumstances.
These were a couple of YouTube lessons that the Bhagavad Gita preaches to us. We hope these life mantras inspire you and you try to practice them in your daily life! Hare Krishna!
Srimad Bhagwad Gita is a conversation between Arjuna and Shri Krishna about the Dharma. Where Arjuna symbolizes an ordinary man who has to face life-like habits like Lord Krishna, who guides us to live life according to the Dharma.