What’s life all about? It is about living fully, happily, successfully, independently, unconditionally and most importantly generously. As a human being, we must possess what Shri Krishna has taught us in the holy book Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu scripture consisting life changing lessons from the lord himself.
Here are some noteworthy quotes from the Holy Book which said by Shri Krishna and which we all must follow in our respective lives to discern the right way to live our lives.
Lesson 1: IMPORTANCE OF KARMA OR ONE’S DUTY
कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि || 47 ||
karmaṇy-evādhikāras te mā phaleṣhu kadāchana
mā karma-phala-hetur bhūr mā te saṅgo ’stvakarmaṇi
The quote explains: do your duty righteously without worrying about its outcome.
In the epic battle of Kurukshetra, Arjuna almost refused to fight his enemies because of the fear of losing it. It was then Krishna delivered the philosophical quote and taught Arjuna the importance of performing his duty without being driven by the result.
Shri Krishna was successful in convincing Arjuna to fight the battle. The lord further explained the importance of performing duty withut anticipating the end result, he emphasized on enjoying the process of reaching at the destination but not the destination.
Lesson 2: THERE IS ALWAYS A CAUSE OR A REASON OF ALL THAT HAPPENS
जो भी हुआ, अच्छे के लिए हुआ जो भी हो रहा है, अच्छे के लिए हो रहा है जो भी हो, वह भी अच्छे के लिए होगा
Whatever happens, happens for the good. Whatever is happening, is happening for the good. Whatever will happen, will also happen for the good
In Bhagavad Gita, Shri Krishna taught us that everything happens for a good reason or a good cause. Even if we’re going through a bad phase, it has something to do with the good that’s going to come soon. Therefore, it is best to stop crying over useless and disheartening things, rather have control on the emotion and move on.
Lesson 3: Control your lust, anger and greed
क्रोधाद्भवति सम्मोह: सम्मोहात्स्मृतिविभ्रम: |
स्मृतिभ्रंशाद् बुद्धिनाशो बुद्धिनाशात्प्रणश्यति ||63||
krodhād bhavati sammohaḥ sammohāt smṛiti-vibhramaḥ
smṛiti-bhranśhād buddhi-nāśho buddhi-nāśhāt praṇaśhyati
There are three gates to hell: lust, anger and greed, unreasonable addiction to any of the three things can only bring sorrow and dejection in your life. Shri Krishna explains that decisions taken in anger result in regret and remorse, therefore we all must practice to keep our mind in peace before taking big decisions of life.
Lesson 4: YOU HAVE COME EMPTY HANDED, AND YOU WILL LEAVE EMPTY HANDED
आप खाली हाथ आए, और आप खाली हाथ छोड़ देंगे।
Lord always taught us to stay away from being allured towards materialistic things. We all come empty handed in the world and therefore we must leave empty handed. Attachment towards things and even human being is temporary and you must abandon it.
Lesson 5: CHANGE IS THE LORD OF UNIVERSE
परिवर्तन ब्रह्मांड का कानून है आप एक पल में एक करोड़पति या एक गरीब हो सकते हैं
Change is the law of the universe. You can be a millionaire or penniless in an instant
Nothing is permanent nor is anything going to stay with us for lifelong, accepting the fact that change is the law of universe is what the Lord taught us through the Holy book. It applies to each one of us and at every point of time in life.
Everything present in this universe is subject to change with time and everything evolves according to time and other aspects, and we all must be adaptable enough to survive the change.
The aforementioned lessons are only selected ones and are relevant even today in our lives. We have compiled it for the Lord lovers who want to be remember his saying all the time.
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