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AWAKENING BHAGWAN KRISHNA’S PRINCIPLES

By PANKAJ JAGANNATH JAYSWAL
Updated: December 6, 2022 1:11 pm

Gita Jayanti commemorates the day when Bhagwan Krishna taught Arjuna about the microscopic and macroscopic aspects of life management, eternity, and the purpose of life. It is intended not only for Hindu Dharma followers, but for everyone on the planet, regardless of religion. The difficulties of dealing with life’s uncertainties, the complexities of mind management, the purpose of life, and a world full of sorrows, conflicts, and controversies require a comprehensive approach, which the Bhagavad Gita provides.

Everyone, rich or poor, powerful or weak, entrepreneur or working professional, skilled or unskilled, sportsman or artist, is constantly dealing with complex mind issues, internal conflicts that cause external conflicts, worries about the harsh realities of life, and, most importantly, “What is the purpose of life?” And it is for this reason that we are turning to a holy book that provides solutions without regard to faith, caste, creed, or colour. The negative characteristics greed, hatred, jealousy, arrogance, and obsession are wreaking havoc not only on individuals but also on the entire community and environment.

Many people have found inspiration in the Bhagavad Gita. Its 700 verses, written in Sanskrit, are frequently quoted by many great personalities who believe the Gita has been a guiding force in their lives. The scripture, also known as a way of life, is much more than just a religious book. It has been translated into over 80 different languages, and its influence has crossed borders and countries, becoming a major source in philosophical discussions and the like.

Several quotes from successful people

Huxley, Aldous

The English writer Aldous Huxley considered the Gita to be “the most systematic statement of spiritual evolution of endowing value to mankind.” He also believed that the Gita is “one of the most clear and comprehensive summaries of perennial philosophy ever revealed; thus its enduring value is subject not only to India but to all of humanity.”

Thoreau, Henry David

“In the morning, I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmic philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and literature seem puny and trivial,” Henry David Thoreau wrote.

Williams, Sunita

Sunita Williams, an American astronaut who holds the record for the longest single space flight by a woman, said of her time in space, “Those are spiritual things to reflect upon yourself, life, the world around you, and see things in a different way, I thought it was quite appropriate.”

Sreedharan, E.

“Spirituality, you see, has no religious connotations. The essence of spirituality is to purify a person’s mind and thoughts. When I began reading our ancient scriptures, such as the “Bhaghavad Gita,” I discovered that it was useful in everyday life, so I began practising it. I consider it an administrative holy book, one that will help you do things like run a business “.

Abdul Kalam, A. P. J.

Despite being a Muslim, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, India’s 11th President and great scientist, used to read the Bhagavad Gita and recite mantras.

Smith, Will

Will Smith, a Hollywood actor, stated, “I am 90 percent through the Bhagavad Gita… My inner Arjuna is being tapped into. Many people believe that the Bhagavad Gita is only about psychology. However, only a few people are aware that it also discusses physics, biology, maths, and astrology. There were far too many discoveries on this subject. Many aspects of the Bhagavad Gita, which Bhagwan Krishna told the warrior Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra in the Mahabharata 5000 years ago, can be explained scientifically, quoting one example.

भूमिरापोऽनलोवायु: खंमनोबुद्धिरेवच।।

अहङ्कारइतीयंमेभिन्नाप्रकृतिरष्टधा।।

(Ch-7 Verse-4)

My separated material energies are comprised of eight elements: earth, water, fire, air, ether, mind, intellect, and ego. The preceding verse sheds light on mass and energy relationships. Dr Albert Einstein announced nearly the same theory many centuries after the Bhagavad Gita was recited. The Bhagavad Gita does not only impart spiritual knowledge. It also informs us about the material world and how it functions. This is science, material science, and spiritual science. As a result, the Bhagavad Gita teaches everything, both material and spiritual. We are all familiar with the inner space of doubt, indecision, sorrow, and depression. The Bhagavad Gita only speaks to those who have set aside their pride and certainty. Krishna anticipates that moment in Arjuna and in us.

 

By PANKAJ JAGANNATH JAYSWAL

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