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Is the Bhagavad Gita relevant today?

Is the Bhagavad Gita relevant today
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One may consider what is the utilization of contemplating Bhagavad Gita in the current day.How pertinent is it to present day life? Also, what worth does it add to one’s life?

A few misconceptions that people have regarding this book that often prevents them from going forth to read it are listed below. It is meant for all even students and people in the professional arena and not merely people in advanced stages of life. A right perspective on the teachings of the Gita will let everyone take advantage of the timeless teaching which has the capacity to transform our lives and bless us.

(1) Many individuals assume that Gita has just a single focal message-and that is Lord Krishna is requesting that Arjuna perform his responsibilities. Individuals may consider that they as of now comprehend the significance of performing obligations and are as of now doing as such in their everyday life as of now. They at that point reason that they need not study Gita any more.

What we neglect to acknowledge is that if this was the main message of Gita, it need not have had 18 parts particularly considering the way that Arjuna was an extremely splendid,fruitful and adaptable individual. Arjuna would have comprehended one message of ‘carryout your responsibilities’ rapidly and there was no requirement for such a detailed education.On the off chance that Gita is stating something substantially more than the message “carryout your responsibilities’, at that point what is the educating of Bhagavad Gita? The appropriate response is, Bhagavad Gita is a book of instruction which makes us investigate zones, for example, what is the genuine idea of I? What is the idea of the universe? What is one’s relationship with the reason for the universe? These are on the whole significant and major inquiries. Discovering answers to these inquiries is genuinely associated with providing genuine importance and guidance to our lives, increasing genuine fulfillment and satisfaction that we are for the most part chasing.

2) Some individuals think about that in Gita, Lord Krishna is asking Arjuna not to have wants. This misguided judgment about Gita discussing ‘not having wants’ leads individuals to abstain from contemplating Gita as they wonder how one can carry on with one’s existence without having any wants? They may think – how might I study, get passing marks, land great positions and raise a decent family without having any wants. Because of this misguided judgment, they may consider Gita as unfeasible in this cutting edge setting where such a great amount relies on fulfilling one’s wants for progress and accomplishments. The truth of the matter is Gita is not looking at having ‘no wants’. In our Hindu convention, want is viewed as one of the incredible blessings and benefits of a person. Truth be told, it is just want to realize that drove Arjuna to pose an inquiry to Lord Krishna. It is just the train that made Lord Krishna to unfurl this incredible vision of Gita so quietly to Arjuna. This show show having a craving isn’t an issue. On the off chance that longing as such isn’t an issue,what does Gita need to state about want? It says that one must have more dominance than one wants. I don’t get it’s meaning? It implies that longing may happen, yet whether to oblige that craving or not ought to be in your grasp. You need to gauge whether the satisfaction of want is going to superfluously hurt anybody or deceive anybody. On the off chance that it does, you ought to include enough space inside yourself to state ‘no’ and not respect the weight that is made by these wants.

For instance, you need advancement, and it is genuine to need advancement in the event that you are buckling down. Nonetheless, if one’s want for advancement is extraordinary to such an extent that you don’t spare a moment putting your partner’s down before your manager then there is an issue. Gita shows us how to find this space inside ourselves that we can satisfy wants in a genuine manner without upsetting the moral request. Gradually by dealing with our wants successfully we can turn into a developed individual and find an incentive for capable and honest living.

(3) People regularly are likewise of the conclusion that Gita is requesting that we be ‘segregated’ from the world. This additionally makes them get some distance from Gita as they believe that life can not be lived with a feeling of ‘lack of interest’ towards your folks, life partner, youngsters, society and mankind all in all. Actually Gita isn’t requesting that we be separated from the world. Truth be told, physical separation from the world is incomprehensible as we live in an associated world where activities of one influences the other. For instance, what I do today as a parent will affect how my kids grow up as grown-ups and communicate with their own companions, life partners, associates later on.Henceforth, physical separation is beyond the realm of imagination. At that point shouldn’t something be said about passionate separation? Indeed, even passionate separation isn’t alluring. We are intended to show love, care and worry for our youngsters, guardians,society and mankind; we can not be unconcerned with life. Gita doesn’t advise us to be separated from the world and not have feelings. It tells us the best way to free our feelings of adoration and care from desire, begrudge, control and so on so they stream with no twists and incorporate the entire humankind.

(4) Another misinterpretation that is frequently held is that the investigation of Gita expects you to give a ton of time to ‘profound interests’ and to dismiss your ‘material’ achievements.This isn’t accurate either. Bhagavad-Gita instructs you to be alive to real factors of presence covering a major picture about the idea of I and the Lord. It likewise illuminates how to carry on with your day by day life viably by dealing with your wants, settling on fitting selections of activities, approaches to manage troublesome circumstances and dealing with your feelings.By presenting yourself to the educating of Gita from the youthful age, you become a unique individual who is alive to real factors of presence, who acts dependably, be a supporter of society without being overpowered or crushed by difficulties of life.

Truth be told, Gita is an unbelievable book in light of its natural incentive in taking care of the essential human issue. It shows us an approach to carry on with our life successfully. It will keep on giving individuals of the past, present and descendants, interestingly, one needs to decide to open oneself to it. I subsequently demand individuals of any age to get familiar with this book of stunning intelligence.

A significant number of our current day issues can be illuminated or possibly be relieved by our picking up this knowledge. Today mankind is confronting numerous difficulties, for example, an Earth-wide temperature boost, budgetary emergency, wars and so forth. I feel that turning into a developed and mindful individual is a lot of some portion of the answer for some issues and difficulties that we are looking on the planet.

For instance, we as a whole believe that something must be done about the earth, however we for the most part imagine that another person, private corporations, governments, global associations ought to do it. The truth of the matter is that every one of us can contribute something to comprehend, or if nothing else relieves, the issue. So regularly we appear to miss this point.

For instance, by keeping away from red meat everybody can add to decreasing the out flow of methane which is one of the gases which prompts an Earth-wide temperature boost.Would it be a good idea for us to trust that legislatures will act or would it be advisable for us to act like experienced people ourselves? The appropriate response is self-evident.

For whatever length of time that people don’t assume the liability to make changes in their practices, and settle on better decisions, things won’t change essentially at a world wide level. Mahatma Gandhi properly stated, “Be the change you need to find in others”. This point we appear to miss regularly in reacting to numerous difficulties on the planet. Bhagavad Gita empowers you to understand your capability to be that individual who is experienced and mindful, so kindly don’t hold up till you are old to consider this book has ageless astuteness.

References :-1.The Bhagavad Gita – Penguin Classics -Translated with an introduction by Laurie L.Patton

2.My Gita – Devdutt Pattanaik

3.The Gita – Amar Chitra Katha

4.Is Bhagavad Gita still relevant in modern times – quora

5.The Bhagavad Gita – Its Relevance Then and now – Dolls of India art store (website)

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Written by Ojasvi Taak

His name is Ojasvi Taak, currently pursuing law in his final year of the B.A.LL.B (H) integrated course. He wants to write and is inclined towards journalism and studies law to gain an insight of what makes the world, the way it is.

 

He is a product of multilingual north indian cultures and believes in not restricting oneself in one colour. An avid reader of indian history and philosophy, always tries to make sense of what was and what is. He thinks he can create art in the form of sketches and painting. He is always open to expand his horizons and is also a lover of travel. He wants to use his voice to make people aware about their rights.

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