Gita refers to the Divine Song recited by Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefront, in the grand epic of Mahabharat. Today, there are more people who talk on the Gita than those who learn the Gita, more who read the Gita than those who understand this Divine Song, and of course very few who try to live the Gita.
There is a huge myth even among the most rational minds that Gita gives the message of action. In fact, this is just the beginning, as the divine song shows a path beyond this- of making use of subjective wisdom to intelligently control the mind instead of completely denying of worldly actions.
While science and laws about nature and the society give access to knowledge of the material world only, Gita is intimately connected with the life of everyone of us. We have to constantly come into contact with the world outside and in doing so, we must know the art of taking right choices. Soon, you will prove a better person to face your own problems in life. Gita leads us to rediscover and connect with the Supreme soul within us.
The path of living your life and pursuing the Supreme is more important than dreaming of heaven or afterlife. Gita truly demonstrates the thought that means are more important than the end itself.
Human beings are composed of five layers. The outermost layer is the annkosh which is body, the air sheath, the emotional or mental layer, the intellectual sheath that governs decision making, and lastly the most subtle core - atma or soul which pertains to bliss. Most people think through the prism of their body, mind and intellect, like I am fat, I am dark, I am irritated, I am concerned, I am disturbed, I don’t have an idea, etc. The lessons of Gita encourage you to interview your innermost element- atma.
While scientists took the outer world as their field of investigation, saints looked into the inner world. While scientists asked the question “What is this world about? ”, the saints enquired “Who am I and why I am here? ” Gita proves that spirituality is a great science of existence.
From time to time, sacred texts need reinterpretation of the ancient philosophy so that these could be applied by the common man to effectively deal with existential dilemmas of the present day world. Da Gita Code is one such genuine and unique attempt to reinterpret the vast knowledge of Gita through easy to understand analytics, tabulations and mental maps, straight from the most credible sources, without the usual jargon
"Take the Sermon on the Mount and the Gita -- they are simplicity itself. Even the streetwalker can understand them. How grand! In them you find the truth clearly and simply revealed. The restless Western atheist or agnostic finds in the Gita or in the Dhammapada the only place where his soul can anchor. The Gita is to the Hindus what the New Testament is to the Christians"
"When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day"
"The idea that man is like unto an inverted tree seems to have been current in by gone ages. The link with vedic conceptions is provided by Plato in his Timaeus in which it states…” behold we are not an earthly but a heavenly plant.” This correlation can be discerned by what Krishna expresses in chapter 15 of Bhagavad-Gita"
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