The Bhagavad Gita is the ultimate book of knowledge and is duly recognized as such throughout the world. Its wisdom transcends the limits of time and space. I publish daily one message from the book which can be related to our daily life titled: Thought4TheDay
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In the first chapter of The Bhagavad Gita, Arjun overwhelmingly tells Lord Krishna that he doesn’t want to fight with his own relatives. He philosophizes his decision putting forth imagined arguments like it is not good for their larger family and not in the interest of humanity.
In the second chapter Lord Krishna describes qualities of and differences between ‘Karmayoga’ and ‘Sankhyayoga’ and also the characteristics of ‘Stithpragya purush’ or stable minded person.
In the third chapter the Lord talks about ‘Karmayoga’ and why Arjuna should follow the path of ‘Karmayoga’.
Arjuna, who considered Krishna his dear friend, a relative and a guide is quite surprised at the way Krishna talks to him with conviction and authority. When the Lord told him that He had imparted this sacred knowledge to the sun-God, Vivasvan, Arjuna asked Lord Krishna:
Arjuna, “You have said that you imparted this transcendental knowledge to the sun-god, Vivasavan, who in turn passed it on to Manu, the father of mankind. But Vivasvan was born ages ago. How could you have advised Vivasvan in the circumstances?”
Lord Krishna answered, “Arjuna, both you and I had many births earlier. While I remember them, you cannot.”
Lord Krishna explained to Arjuna that in ancient times people who were seeking liberation were performing their duties. Just as those wise men, Arjun should also, following their example, carry out his work.
Further, Lord Krishna said, “What is action and what is inaction is a question that has bewildered even the intelligent and the wise. Let me explain the facts regarding action and inaction. Inaction in this context is not lack of action due to laziness or any other reason.
Inaction here simply means lack of your expectations from your efforts. Without expecting if a person performs his duty; it amounts to inaction in his action. This is desirable.
Action in inaction means that your nonperformance is deliberate as you find it best for the occasion. Your inaction is because of your decision which you have taken due to some reasons.”
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