Thursday, April 02, 2015

Bhagavad Gita - Man's oldest How to Book.

Most of those who spiritually inclined, takes upon themselves one form of discipline or practice in life is or has come upon the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita or also known as the Song of God in which the Godhead as Lord Krisna is known as imparts the wisdom of Yoga to Arjuna while in the battle between two rival families. This was told in the Epic story of the Mahabharata where an Indian kingdom was being torn apart by two factions of a single family tree.
Besides its epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pandava princes, the Mahabharata contains philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or purusharthas (12.161). Among the principal works and stories in the Mahabharata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, an abbreviated version of the Ramayana, and the Rishyasringa, often considered as works in their own right...Wikipedia
I watched this whole.
The Saga was written by a man named Lord Vyasa ji. I watched the entire story while I was babysitting my son's villa in Dubai sometime in 2010, however it is not till now that I truly find the wisdom that is hidden in the Gita, a portion of the story involving Krishna, the charioteer and Arjuna the warrior bowman. This was through the instructions on the subject given by a lovely lady by the name of BK Usha on You Tube. The subject matter was delivered in such a manner that I could not stop watching and listening till it was over - 6 lectures of 2 hour talks each. Now I have a good grasp of many issues that had been a blur in my mind with regard to the practice of Yoga and meditation.
The Bhagavad Gita was Mahatma Gandhi's Bible and he practiced it every chance he got till he was able to free India from British rule.
To those with any sense of wanting to know what spirituality is in these dark age of the Kali Yuga, or the Dharma ending Age as the Buddha calls it, or the End of Days or whatever else we want o call it, take some time to listen to this pearl of  wisdom handed down from ancient times or thousand of years ago and still very much valid today. You do not have to be a Hindu to understand it implications and applications in your life and it enriches your mind with something that has great historical if not spiritual value in the life of Humanity itself.
And it is all on You Tube! You do not need to visit any library or consult any Hindu Guru!

"The Bhagavad-gita is universally renowned as the jewel of India's spiritual wisdom. Spoken by Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead to His intimate disciple Arjuna, the Gita's seven hundred concise verses provide a definitive guide to the science of self realization. No other philosophical or religious work reveals, in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme."

Just because one is not a Hindu it does not mean that the Gita is not applicable to you. The Gita like most ancient texts and revelations are timeless and Universal if only one has the open mind and an all encompassing heart to decode them. They call out to you to help you find the Path towards that which one seeks, the path towards divinity, or one's true nature or soul. Iqrar! Read! The knowledge is there readily available at your fingertips, how can you declare yourself to be ignorant of the message as sent down through the ages to ensure that your mind does not run your life.

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