Krishna Janmashtami is approaching and to make it more joyous and meaningful we have brought you some of the life lessons from Bhagavad Gita. It is one of the most precious Hindu religious scripture written in Sanskrit and consists 18 Chapters with 700 verses. It is a conversation between Krishna and Arjuna at the battlefield of Kurukshetra. During the battlefield of Mahabharata, when Arjuna was not able to come to a decision what is right and wrong, he asked many questions to Krishna. Bhagavad Gita captures all the questions and answers of Arjuna and Krishna. The simple meaning of Bhagavad Gita is “Song of God.” We should always remember these teachings to live a happy and truthful life.
- Whatever has happened, happened for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will happen for the good.
So just deal with it and move on. Whatever you were worried about or at present sulking about, just forget it. The interview that you did not crack, or the relationship that did not work out was all bound to occur and it happened. The bottom line is: “Everything happens for a reason.”
2. Change is the law of the universe.
One can be a pauper or a millionaire in an instant. How true! Nothing is everlasting in our lives. After humid summers there is relieving monsoons, the day ends and the night follows. This supports the fact that ephemerality is the law of the universe. Accepting change makes one sound enough to deal with any difficult situations of life.
- You came with empty hand and you will leave empty hand.
People get so attached to materialistic things that we over and over again forget that we would not be taking that with us to the grave. Affection to material things is something we should pay attention to since we do not possess things, those things start possessing us.
- We are kept from our goal not by barriers, but by a clear pathway to a lesser goal.
In simple word, it means “dream big.” Although small aims are important, forgetting the ultimate goal will simply stunt your progress. Do not settle for less, work hard to achieve greater goals.
- One has the right to work, but don’t have right for expecting the result of work.
Gita tells us, “Karm Karo, Phal Ki Chinta Mat Karo.” Today, we are result-oriented and do everything just by thinking for the outcomes of it, which we need to avoid. Only owing to, if the expectations are not fulfilled the pain is unavoidable. Hence, keep working and do not anticipate anything in return.