Bhagavad Gita


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all you wanted to know about the greatest scriptures of all- Srimad Bhagavad Gita

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Bhagavad Gita

  1. 1. Universal and Human Values from the Bhagavad Gita • “ADAMBHITVAM”: Absence of Self-Glorification • “AHIMSA”: Non-violence • “KSANTI”: Attitude of Accommodation • “ARJAVAM”: Straight-forwardness • “ACHARYOPASANAM”: Service to the Teacher • “ATMAVINIGRAHA” Mastery over the Mind
  2. 2. • “ASAKTI”: Non-attachment • “NITYAM SAMACITTATVAM ISTANISTOPAPATTISU”: Steadfastness of Mind • “TATTVAJANANARTHADARSANAM”: Keeping in View the Purpose of Knowledge Truth” • “ADHYATMAJNANA NITYATVAM”: Stability in the Knowledge of Truth • “INDRIYARTHESU VAIRAGYAM”: State of Dispassion towards the Objects of Sense gratification • “ANAHANKARA”: Absence of Self-egotism
  3. 3. Key learnings Studying the Gita is nothing but learning about God and eventually becoming One with God. To learn about God means first knowing and then becoming God. That means eradicating self--love, ego, selfishness, and possessiveness This level of humility is essential to realize that you yourself are God. The process is slow and requires a lot of practice, but it can be done. It is feasible in this very life and in this very world. It would be nice if you could go to a secluded place and learn from a saint. Or, you can stay with your family, fulfill your obligations and learn along the way. Either way, it requires total dedication, lots of worldly sacrifices and constant practice.
  4. 4. 7 Lessons From The Bhagavad Gita This poem contains so much knowledge, inspiring deep awe and wonder. It’s difficult to wrap it up into bullet points, but here are seven of my takeaways: 1. This physical world is all delusion. Do not fret, fear or ruminate… Hold fast to the awareness that you are following a path, the exact path, which you are intended to be following. 2. Choose your path, based on your nature; whether it be Karma yoga (the path of action), jnana yoga (the path of knowledge or wisdom), raja yoga (the path of meditation) or Bhakti yoga (the path of devotion or love)… all path’s lead to divinity. All paths are divine. You are divine 3. How you enter truth is irrelevant; whether you call your path Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Islam etc is not important, all paths lead to divinity. If your focus is on right action, action for the greater good, offering this action without attachment, you will arrive in the light. You are light.
  5. 5. 4. The importance lies in the letting go, just be. Be. Trust in the Self. 5. Act out of love with no attachment to the outcome 6. Have Faith in the knowledge of oneness. 7. Simply know that there is so much more, infinitely more, beyond what can be seen, felt, heard by your physical senses
  6. 6. Management guidelines from Bhagwat Gita Management is the process of aligning people and getting them committed to work for the common goal to the maximum social benefit- in search of excellence The critical question in minds of all the managers is how to be effective in their jobs. The answer to this fundamental question is found in the Bhagwat Gita, which repeatedly proclaims that “You must try to manage yourself”. The reason is that unless a manager reaches the level of excellence and effectiveness, he or she will be merely a face in the crowd.
  7. 7. Management guidelines from Bhagwat Gita(in Cont) • The modern concept of vision, motivation, excellence, Leadership, achieving goals, giving work meaning, decision making and planning are all discussed in the Bhagwat Gita. There is one major difference, • While western management thought too often deals with problems at material, external and peripheral levels. The Bhagwat Gita tackles the problem from grass root level of Human Thinking. • Once the basic thinking of man is improved, it will automatically enhance the quality of his actions and their results.