Saturday, November 28, 2015

MY MOST VALUED BOOK.. THE SACRED SRIMAD BHAGAVAD GITA!

One of the Slokas of Gita Dhyanam goes thus..

'Mookam karothi vaachaalam, pankhum lankayathe girim
Yath krupa thamaham vandhe paramananda madhavam!'


Meaning..

'I salute that Madhava of divine joy, whose graceful mercy just,
Makes the dumb, the master of words and the lame, to cross the mountains!'


That's truly the Greatness of Srimad Bhagavad Gita and nothing less of it at any point of time!

  • Gita has its own Power on the Readers when It's just read for reading sake, when gone thru' the Book for understanding in depth or when It's explained to some one in a discourse.. Any activity of this type has its own unique influence on the individuals around..
  • The Verses of Gita forever convey the Original Truths of life and they never let down the Reader of whatever level be as there's sure a certain Message in each Verse which is straight conveyed deep into the personality of the Reader at his/her own level based on which the individual can mold his/her life further which again brings in a certain sure peace to him/her..
That Sacred Srimad Bhagavad Gita had its own influence on me too in my earlier life.. At one stage at that point of time when I was in a certain dilemma on the right course of action from my side, the mere reading of Gita a few times alone just clarified to me quickly on that in that situation.. 

In essence Srimad Bhagavad Gita brings out the fundamental point saying..
  • You, forever have a Role to play in your life.. And that Role is nothing but yourself continuously doing certain ordained duties of yours as the life moves on..
  • This playing of the Right Role of yours may not make you happy every moment but ever sure keeps the ultimate happiness and peace with you..
  • Since you, many times are more worried about the immediate happiness rather than the long one in store, you are likely to deviate from your ordained Role to make yourself immediately comfortable and happy and thus get into a life of ease continuously..
  • In such a situation, when you read the Chapter I of Srimad Bhagavad Gita where in Prince Arjuna got into a similar dilemma of either to wage the war of Righteousness or deviate eternally from the duty of a King so that he would be able to please his near and dear, it tells you to wake up from the similar sluggishness in you of not displeasing any one and taking cool your life, quickly get into the right rigorous actions in front and thus eternally live thru' this life..
  • Once done so, repeated reading of the subsequent Chapters clarify the various doubts in you and make your faith firm in the right action in a similar way Prince Arjuna gets thru' the process of clarification and with more clarity coming to him totally surrenders to the Lord, gets up with renewed energy and truly wages the righteous war of the moment..
If we look thru' this whole process, it immediately strikes us that we too, in our Role can truly be benefited by reading the Gita from Chapter 1 to 18 and when we make it a habit and just be repeating that daily, the Hidden One Great Message of All the Times slowly firms up in our minds Viz., 

'Wake up, Fight and End the evil in front at your own level!'

And a collective doing of all this from various quarters around us finally leads to the single aim in our life.. Viz.,The Original Lok Kalyan (The Ultimate good to the world and to oneself)!

16 comments:

  1. The nishkama karma of the Gita is particularly insightful.

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    1. Very Rightly said.. Doing the duty with as little attachment as possible is the only right way in front of me for the ultimate Peace in me and in the surroundings.. Rest activities are all lesser alone except doing where self protection again becomes a duty with me at my own level of understanding.. Thanks for a good Comment on these pages!

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  2. Though I don't understand all chapters of Bhagavad Gita, I try reading it sometimes.

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    1. I very much understand your point Indrani.. But even that mere reading helps many times.. Thanks for the good Observation!

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  3. I have always wanted to read the book but never actually did it. The verses and the wisdom of the book are oft-quoted by lot of people.

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    1. Yes, Sunaina.. The whole crux of Philosophy of Life for all walks of life is explained in a crisp way thru' the Original Slokas of Srimad Bhagavad Gita.. Reading and bi-hearting itself is enough many times to experience the Power of the Sayings contained here.. Thanks for the points brought out thru' your good Comment!

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  4. I am currently reading Devdutt Patnaik's version of Gita.

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    1. Any version of reading of Gita is enough, Shoma.. It does its own good to you and your family.. Please continue the same.. Best Wishes!

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  5. This is really the top post on indiblogger. :)

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    1. Oh! That's so nice of you Shraddha.. I'm very happy thru' this Comment and I'll try to bring out the best of my Writings.. Thanks for the appreciation!

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  6. Trying to understand the verses of the Gita...hoping to succeed and reach that level of total surrender!

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    1. That's great, Sunita Sriram! It's worth doing this sacred activity as much as possible as the clarity and peace of mind behind are going to be the biggest assets of our life.. Thanks for bringing out such a valuable Comment!

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    1. Thanks Leena.. You said it very rightly.. That's ultimately the best way of living our life however tough it may be and how many times we may default there.. Thanks again for the appreciation!

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