Srimad Bhagavad Gita is not only the divine song from the lips of the lord or the holy book of the Hindus, but it is also considered as the book of guiding principles that can be adopted to lead a very pragmatic life.
These principles will help us to realize the exact reason for our existence and also we can use it as a solution guide for all our questions, uncertainties and confusions, if we embrace the teachings of Gita in our daily lives.
Whenever you feel you are facing a battle of emotions in your mind, it is always best to pay attention to the verses of Bhagavad Gita. These verses will help you listen to your inner self and will be able to understand the real purpose of your existence in the world.
Here are some lessons from Sri Bhagavad Gita that you can absorb in your daily lives:
1. Do not worry
The Bhagavad Gita rightly says that “Everything happens for a reason” and “Whatever happens, happens for the good” It is perfectly fine to feel bad and low during a negative situation, however you can always console yourself saying that there is something good waiting to happen or whatever happened , it happened for a reason. So stop worrying and practice to live life to the fullest by living in the present.
2. Develop a Practical Approach to Life
Develop a stable and composed outlook towards life and the events happening around us. Learn to understand, accept and respect others point of views even if we do not agree with others perspective.
3. Go After your Goals
According to the golden mantra of Bhagavad Gita, invest all your energy and resources in your work and wait for the result to happen. Simply give your best and leave the rest to the supreme soul. This theory ideally means that you need to feel anxious about the result of your work, you just have to give in your hundred percent with utmost dedication and sincerity and the good results will automatically follow.
4. Inevitable Changes
According to Gita, Change is inevitable and the one thing that is permanent in this world is change. This simply means that we should be able to adapt to changing circumstances or should stop being rigid in life. Try to explore more opportunities, be experimental and enjoy and accept the changes with a positive attitude.
5. Learn to forgive easily
You never know what others are going through unless you put yourself in their shoes. Adopt a more acceptable and tolerable attitude towards the people around you and before you know it your life will be on the smooth road again. The best way to learn to forgive is practicing the same. You can do this by following this technique; Just before you go to bed visualize the person who has hurt you or whom you have hurt. Visualize the person asking for forgiveness from you and see yourself forgiving the person with a smile. Similarly if you feel that you have hurt someone and he or she is not ready to forgive you for your actions, then visualize you asking for forgiveness and then see him or her forgiving you with a smile. You will notice the ice melt between you two before you know it.
6. Stay Positive
Try to keep away negative thoughts by practicing meditation as meditation is considered as a perfect source of self-realization.
7. Results will follow
One of the most prominent teachings of Bhagavad Gita is ‘Karm Karo, Phal ki ichcha mat karo’ which means keep working with your whole heart and mind and do not keep thinking about its results.
The world is so result driven now a days and every other person expects something or the other in return for the work they have done. According to the Bhagavad Gita, work to your fullest potential, with no expectations and automatically the results will follow.
8. Maintain Composure
Staying calm and maintaining your composure will solve half the battles of your life. On the other hand overreacting to a situation will hamper your mental balance in the long run. Understanding that there is always light at the end of the tunnel will help you stay calm and balanced in your life.
9. Practice Selflessness
How about focusing on giving more to others than taking from them? One of the golden theories propagated by Bhagavad Gita is to practice the act of selflessness or empathy. According to Gita, if you have achieved something in life, do your part in helping others to realize their dreams and goals.
10. Control your Anger
Stay away from 3 vices of the world – Lust, Anger, Greed and Desire. (Kama, Krodh, Lobh, Moh) and pave your way to eternity in peace.
11. Fear Nothing
The ultimate truth of life-‘You came empty handed, and you will leave empty handed’. Bhagavad Gita emphasizes on this theory and also lets us know that what once was yours, belonged to someone else yesterday and will belong to someone else tomorrow. So there is no point in worrying or fearing any consequences as you would not carry any baggage after your soul leaves your body. Enjoy your life, live in the present moment without any fear or worry.
Sri Bhagavad Gita is just not a holy scripture; in fact it is a book that can easily help you understand your life and the way of the world.