Life is a journey or destination…..for my inner self this point is the most critical in taking and doing things in life….why do we perform certain karma’s , why we get into complex situations, why what seems simple is not easy when you face it practically. These questions troubled me a lot until I read and understood some of the major points of BHAGVAD GITA.
Reading and understanding BHAGVED GITA is like finding a companion for the journey of life. The message of the GITA is meant to be a preparation for life. It helps us being productive in life while keeping the mind at rest.
Here are some practical tips to follow:
Choosing one’s Swadharma: One must choose in life the field of activity as per ones nature. To find success and satisfaction it is important to be in the field of one’s interest.
Performing obligatory duties: A person sensible to its obligations is progressive and prosperous.
Development of the intellect: The intellect acts on reason and judgment. Acting on one’s likes may give us immediate sense of pleasure but it ultimately leads to ruin.
Acting in the spirit of Co-operative endeavor: Actions dedicated to higher ideal generate greater energy, while selfish actions leads to misery.
Self control: (not self denial): it is channelising our energies towards purposeful end. Without disciplining the senses no higher goals can be achieved in life.
Endurance: While going through unhappy experiences one must know that it will pass. One must strive to gain permanent happiness.
Focus on action, not the fruit: The fruit is nothing but the proper culmination of one’s actions. Focus on the job alone
.”Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.”
P.S: Write up inspired by TOI article mindtrack / Teachings: Swami parthasarathy.