“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
Books are our best companions. Books are friends who never leave your side. I find this saying to be very true as books have always been there for me. The darkest reality of our society is that today mobile phones and other gadgets have taken the place of books. If we take a look at the initial level of the print Revolution, we can see that people used to read books as a leisure activity. Yes, it is true that rapid technological improvements have led to a reduction in book consumption but it had not completely gone vanished. Today also books play an important role in an individual’s life. In spite of searching watching TV and Mobile phones, we should read books in our free time.
My favorite one is the Bhagavad Gita. Though Bhagavad Gits was written in the 2nd century CE, if a person reads this in 21 st century then also it will change his/her life completely.
The Bhagwad Gita is the most widely read and revered religious text in the world. The State of Haryana is proud of the fact that this legendary epic was orated by Lord Krishna at Jyotisar (Kurukshetra), which is located here.
Further, it was also compiled by Veda Vyasa on the bank of river Saraswati, which was once a perennial river of this State. Hence, the greatest philosophy of life is associated with Haryana because Lord Krishna had given the Supreme Sermon to Arjuna on this land.
That is where the armies of the royal cousins, the Pandavas, and the Kauravas, face each other for a decisive battle to end their feud. The Bhagwad Gita debates the right and wrong of conflict. It also discusses a person’s duty to himself, or herself, his or her fellow humans, and God.
After reading Bhagavad gits my Perception of life changed. Some of the lessons that I concluded from Gita are :
The Bhagavad Gita introduces us to our rich culture and tradition.
Referring to the shlokas of the Bhagavad Gita can help us find solutions to the various problems of everyday life.
Reading the Bhagavad Gita introduces us to the truth about life and helps us attain freedom from superstition and false beliefs.
Teachings from the Gita tell us to think well before we act. As we can see that Darpadi’s words ” Blind son of a blind father” Led to a war that was called The Mother of all wars, The Mahabharata. The tongue is the strongest muscle of the human body. It can make someone’s life or even destroy iT.
some more lessons that change my life are :
1. Develop the right perspective:
Just before the Kurukshetra war was about to begin, Arjun felt confused and dejected. He refused to fight as he failed to visualize the outcome of his actions. Perceiving things in the right way plays a critical role in helping us understand what we should do, why we should do it, our role in the scheme of things, and how they shape our attitude.
2. Understand that change is the law of nature:
According to the Bhagavad Gita, everything has to change. We know that our body, feelings, emotions, and perceptions, as well as everything around us, are in a state of flux. Yet, when we are told that we need to change, we are reluctant to accept the advice or we adamantly oppose it. To be successful, an individual needs to adapt to new situations, innovate and come up with better solutions, and explore new opportunities. So, while you enjoy the experience of being in familiar surroundings, be ready to take small risks and gain the benefits of new experiences.
3. Practise tolerance and forgiveness:
Tolerance teaches us to face the hardships of life with equanimity and to desist from using force even when provoked. Forgiveness helps us pardon injustice and overcome feelings of animosity. Both these qualities are crucial to maintaining and nurturing relationships, developing feelings of empathy and love, and overcoming divisive thoughts. These two values formed the bedrock of the relationship that bound the Pandava brothers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said this about the Bhagavad Gita: “I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad-Gita. It was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.
As a student, I would like to suggest that every individual should read the Bhagavad Gita. Gita will take away all the sorrows, and it will give a proper direction to succeed in life.
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