Relevance of the Bhagavad Gita in today’s scenario.

ln, an age when spirituality is steadily on the beeline on the global scale and materialism rules the roost, most people in the scenario doubt the efficacy of teachings such as the “Bhagavad Gita”. The greatest doubt that arises in people’s minds is whether it is truly relevant to life as it is today or whether it is merely meant exclusively for chanting. Doubts like these arise only because –people today do not remember that “Bhagavad Gita” means the Song of God.

Bhagavad Gita for the present youth.

The youth is the wealth of the nation. Shaping them properly and helping them to develop their personalities will let their hearts flower, making them better citizens of the world, who would go ahead and create a better tomorrow. The present generation of youth is currently experiencing a lot of stress, worries and tension. They tend to age faster and fall prey to various illnesses and ailments. The teachings mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita can be used to help them view their own lives from a different perspective enriching them spiritually and telling them to lead a quality life.

Bhagavad Gita and Management.

Management has become a part and parcel of everyday life. Bhagavad Gita is viewed as a guide in developing managerial efficiency and effectiveness to achieve the desired tasks by imparting views like turning human beings’ weaknesses into strengths, sharing responsibilities, selecting the right set of individuals in the team, knowing the challenges in the work environment, the need of right managers who inspire, invigorate and counsel in crisis, initiate to know ground realities, accept different ideologies and empower women and so on so forth.

Gita strikes harmony in working–Equilibrium in thoughts and actions, goals and achievements, plans and performance, products and markets. Management resolves situations of scarcities if they in physical, technical or human fields through maximum utilization with the minimum available processes to achieve the goal. The lack of management will cause disorder, confusion, wastage, delay, destruction and even depression. Managing men, money and material in the best possible way according to circumstances and environment is the most essential factor for successful management. Man is the first syllable in management which speaks volumes about the role and significance of man in a scheme of management practices. 

Best Bhagavad Gita Learnings Shared by Lord Krishna.

1. Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good.

o get over it. Whatever you’re sulking about, forget it. The job interview that didn’t go well, or the relationship that didn’t work was bound to happen and it happened. Everything happens for a reason. There is a reason you’re going through a bad phase and there is a reason you might be basking in glory – it’s a cycle and you need to quietly accept it. You need not worry about the future, nor should you pay attention to the past. You only have control over the present, so live it to the fullest.

2. You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work.

‘Karm Karo, phal ki chinta mat Karo is the wisest message the Bhagwad Gita gives us. Today, we are working only for money, a better house, a car, and a secure future. We are so goal-driven, that we do everything only by thinking about the results. For instance, we all work extra hours during our appraisal time, thinking that our bosses will rate us highly on our performance evaluation. This is something we need to avoid. Only because, if expectations are not met, pain is inevitable. Therefore, keep working and don’t expect anything in return.

3. Change is the law of the universe. You can be a millionaire or a pauper in an instant.

How true! Nothing is permanent in our lives. The earth keeps revolving, it does not stay stable; the day ends and the night follows; after humid summers follow relieving monsoons. This reinforces the fact that impermanence is the law of the universe. Therefore being proud of your wealth is a sign of immaturity because it can vanish into thin air in a minute. Accepting change makes you coherent enough to face any tough situations in your life.

4. The soul is neither born nor dies.

We can achieve nothing if fear is instilled within us. Fear kills ambition, dreams and even the slight chances of progress. A fearless soul has nothing to worry about, because it knows it cannot be caged, and nor can it be stopped. Thus, the fear of death is absurd, as our souls don’t die. Fear and worry are two enemies, that are deterrents to our well-being. We must strive to eradicate them from our minds completely.

5. You came empty-handed, and you will leave empty-handed.

We get so attached to material things that we often forget that we won’t be taking them with us to the grave. We came stark naked into this world, and we will go without taking anything to our graves. Not even our phones! Attachment to material things is something we need to pay attention to because we don’t possess things – things start possessing us.

6. Lust, anger and greed are the three gates to self-destructive hell.

Kama, krodh and lobh have done us no good. Unreasonable craving for sex will turn you into a pervert, anger will drive people away from you and greed will never let you be satisfied. 

7. Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.

You are what you think you are. Your thoughts make and define you. If you think you’re a happy person, you become happy. If you let sad thoughts take over your mind, you tend to become a sad person. If you feel that you will nail a presentation in a meeting, then chances are that you will. However, if you’re not prepared and feel nervous then you might make a blunder. 

8. When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.

We consider meditation boring. Who can sit still with their eyes closed and without vile thoughts? But we truly need to take out a few minutes from our busy schedules and sit in dhyana to attain inner peace. Whether it’s a quiet corner of our cosy home, or just a secluded spit-in office, closing your eyes and sitting in peace will give you immense peace of mind.

9. There is neither this world nor the world beyond happiness for the one who doubts.

Doubts create misunderstandings. They confuse you and fog your mind with unclear thoughts. They also bring indecisiveness and make you a coward. For instance, if you’re in a relationship and you have doubts about your partner’s loyalty and love then you will never be able to take your relationship further. Love has no doubts. If it does, then it’s not love.

10. We’re kept from our goal not by obstacles, but by a clear path to a lesser goal.

‘Dream big’ is the message here. If you’re dreaming about buying a house, you can’t keep it on hold by dreaming about a motorcycle. Although small goals are important, forgetting your ultimate goal will only stunt your growth. Don’t settle for less, strive hard to achieve the bigger goals.

11. A person can rise through the efforts of his own mind; or draw himself down, in the same manner. Because each person is his own friend or enemy.

You’re your own best friend. If you have a problem, only you will have a solution to it, and not your friend. To find answers to your questions, you will have to look within. Seeking suggestions from ten different people who you call ‘friends’ is not going to help because they have ten solutions to one problem, whereas your solution is the ultimate answer. Believe in yourself.

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