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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The persons whose wisdom is captured by the desire to own the worldly possessions, motivated by their dominant attributes, start worshiping deities. The Lord Almighty helps in them to strengthen their belief and make them more focused in their objectives. Thus a person with faith is never a loser. In fact, someone who lacks faith, who also lacks in self belief, is the one who has lost path and is not even able to pursue his own goals.
Faith helps to shape your actions. Self belief gives you the confidence that you are able to achieve what you desire. That motivates you to be consistent in your approach. But if you lack faith, you are bound to lose your path. Instead of building your self esteem by trying your best to reach your goal, you get distracted and in such a situation, it is not possible to persevere in your efforts. Therefore, you are not able to achieve what you want; your efforts are wasted.
Faith in God and self belief followed by consistent hard work constitute the necessary ingredients of your achievement, your success.
There are four types of devotees: 1. Those who worship God with a desire to achieve material, worldly objects. 2. Those who are in dire difficulties and want to come out of these. 3. Those who have quest for knowledge. 4. And the wise.
Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that all the four types of devotees are dear to Him. But the wise or the knowledgeable is most loveable because such an individual is, in fact, His own reflection, who has merged in Him, realised Him.
The individual who finds God in everything around is always at peace with self. There is no stress, no worry, no difficulty, even no calamity that can disturb mental stability and peace of such an individual. No doubt, it is rare to find such a sacred soul.
At the same time, we observe that response of everyone is not the same to the dreadful circumstances. Life is like an ocean: sometimes calm and peaceful, but at other times, it may turn violent and full of fury. But for the knowledgeable that is life, different facets, a constant battle between the good and the evil, a unique creation which is our reality.
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