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The Bhagavad Gita is the most sacred literature of the Hindus. It belongs to the Hindus but is popular throughout the world. The book consists of eighteen chapters where Lord Krishna enlightens Arjuna while he could not gather the courage needed to fight his own kin.
His words were then penned down as the Bhagavad Gita by Valmiki in the book called the Mahabharata. The book guides every person. It is in the form of principles that can help the common man in dealing with all small and big problems of life.
Here are some most important lessons you need to learn from the Bhagavad Gita. Lord Krishna was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and his preachings are nothing but the preachings of God himself.
All That Happens Is For A Good Reason
Many incidents in life are inevitable. Lord Krishna has said that everything that happens is for a good reason. It is only after a certain period has passed that we realize it to be true. Even if we are not able to see the good in something, we must know that all things are under the supervision of the Almighty.
Work Without Thinking About The Result
Since all the things and events are under the regulation of the Almighty, what lies in our hands is the effort for an aim. The underlying significance is that we need to liberate the soul from the attachment to the results and rewards. Moreover, it is only after liberation that the heart supports the mind better.
Soul Is Immortal
The soul is immortal and it can never be destroyed. It only changes the body after a person dies. It can neither get wet nor can it be burnt with fire. Just as we change clothes, similarly does the soul also change bodies.
Stop Thinking About Amassing Property
This is one of the most important things that you have to learn from the the Bhagawad Gita. You were born empty handed and you will leave the world in the same state. No part of the accumulated wealth goes along after death.
Give Up Greed, Lust And Anger
Greed, lust and anger are venoms that destroy human nature and character. The Gita does not allow you to suffer from these three evils for a peaceful life that would bring you glory in its trail. It was greed and anger that led to the battle between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Hence, these should be avoided.
Be Your Own Best Friend
Every person draws his inspiration from within, as he is the best friend or enemy of oneself. He is largely affected by his own thoughts and ideas and hence works accordingly. Just as nobody except Lord Krishna himself could save Draupadi from the Kauravas. It was none other than Lord Krishna who could guide Arjuna on the battlefield.
As You Sow, So You Reap
Your work is suitably judged by the Lord. You will get punishment or reward for your Karma as per his wishes. Since the world is a Karma Kshetra, we all have a Karmic account as well.
Accept What Life Offers You
You cannot select the riches or troubles of life. You would be required to accept whatever life offers to you. While up to some extent we have a control over what we want in life, we can always be the ones to decide on what we want in life. While the Karma or the action is in our hands, the fruits are only partially controlled by us. A lot is decided by our past Karmas and the will of God. These things are closely related to the result of your previous work.
Change Is A Rule Of Life
Permanence can never be the goal of humans. They must act to develop their work. God determines the path on the basis of the work of the people. Change is the only permanent thing in the world. Remaining stagnant in a place is not the goal of humans. They must act to progress and develop their work. God determines the path on the basis of the work of the people.
World Is Perishable
Since nothing in the world is permanent, it implies that it is perishable. We should leave all forms of attachments with the world; the materialistic world is an illusion.