Bhagwad Geeta is booklet for Mind & Body: Justice Rajendra Prasad

Yoga & Spirituality

  • Kumari Swati

Patna, Date: 14 March, 2021:: Geeta is a divine booklet for controlling mind and body. We all are well aware of the fact that Geeta is comprised of the knowledge which is universally accepted. The teachings of Lord krishna to Arjuna is not just limited to Arjuna, but in reality, it refers to lives of each individual. Bhagwad Gita is a booklet for life and body as said by Justice Rajendra prasad to the Editor in chief of Hind chakra Abdhesh Jha.
The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. At the start of the Dharma Yuddha (righteous war) between Pandavasand Kauravas, Arjuna is filled with moral dilemma and despair about the violence and death the war will cause in the battle against his own kin. He wonders if he should renounce and seeks Krishna’s counsel, whose answers and discourse constitute the Bhagavad Gita. Krishna counsels Arjuna to “fulfill his Kshatriya (warrior) duty to uphold the Dharma” through “selfless action”. The Krishna–Arjuna dialogues cover a broad range of spiritual topics, touching upon ethical dilemmas and philosophical issues that go far beyond the war Arjuna faces.
The Gita addresses the discord between the senses and the intuition of cosmic unity. It speaks of the yoga in equanimity, a detached outlook. The term yoga covers a wide range of meanings, but in the context of Bhagvad Gita it describes a unified outlook, serenity of mind, skill in action, and the ability to stay attuned to the glory of the self (Atman ), which is ultimately one with the basis of being (brahman).
According to Bhagvad Gita the root of all suffering and discord is the agitation of the mind caused by desire. The only way to douse the flame of desire is by stilling the mind through discipline of the senses and intellect.
The essence of geeta can be summarised as:
Why do you worry without any rhyme or reason?
Whom are you afraid of?
Who can kill you? The soul is neither born nor does it die .
All that happened, happened for the good .What is happening now is also for the good. Whatever will happen, that too will be for good. Do not repent over the past. Do not worry about the future and the present will then carry on.

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