On the eve of Janmashtami, we bring here some thought-provoking learnings and quotes from the inspiring Bhagavad Gita.
1. Whatever happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good.
During tough times, this inspiring quote is perfect to encourage you to sail through any pain. Doesn’t matter whether it’s about relationship or job or studies, the thought that everything happens for a reason. Rather than sulking or worrying about the past, it is better to move forward. We can’t control the past or future, hence we should live the present to the fullest.
2. You have the right to work, but never to the fruit of work.
‘Karm kar, phal ki ishna mat kar’ is one of the most thought provoking Bhagwad Gita’s message. We grill so hard at work because we wish to have more money, to have a better house or a car. We spend so many hours at office expecting that we will get good appraisal; we strive hard to raise kids so that they can take care of us when we go old. But, expecting things in return is what we should avoid. The reason behind this great teaching is the fact that when expectations are not met, pain is inevitable. Therefore, making efforts without expectation make life less painful and more enriching!
3. Change is the law of the universe. You can be a millionaire, or a pauper in an instant.
Another great learning is that nothing is permanent in our lives. Even earth keeps revolving every moment, leading changes every second. Hence, being proud of your wealth, beauty health or anything is a sign of foolishness because one day everything will vanish.
4. The soul is neither born, and nor does it die
Be a fearless soul that has nothing to worry about. A soul can never be caged, nor it can be broken. Hence, the fear of death is absurd. Because our soul never dies.
5. We come empty handed, and we leave empty handed.
Sometimes, we get so attached to materialistic things that we forget that we were born empty handed. We will go to grave without anything. So, there is no point in being attached to material things!
6. Three pillars of self-destruction: Lust, anger and greed
As per the Bhagwad Gita: Kama, krodh and lobh do us no good. Anger drives people away from you, and unreasonable craving for sex turn you into a pervert! And, greed will never let you be satisfied. So, better stay away from these three pillars of self-destruction!
7. Humans are made by their belief. As we believe, so we are.
We can be anything that we believe in. You are what you think you are. Our thoughts make and define you. If you believe in your dreams, you can achieve them! If you think you are happy person, then you are a happy person! If you are a sad person, you will become a sad person! So, believe in yourself and your dreams!