The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a small, although crucial, part of the Mahabharata. It is a conversation between the warrior prince Arjuna and his charioteer, Krishna. In the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Krishna advises Arjuna on the proper way to live and act, particularly in times of crisis and moral dilemmas. The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is known as the nectar of all the Upanishads
The key theme of the Srimad Bhagavad Gita is the concept of Dharma, which refers to the moral and ethical principles that guide human behaviour. Dharma is the foundation of a virtuous and fulfilling life, and it is only through the practice of dharma that one can achieve success and happiness.
The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is about the two opposing forces in your mind that are constantly at war with each other that render you indecisive most of the time. It is only through INTELLECT and disciplined use of the SENSES by the mind that the positive forces in an individual can attain sustainable success. Krishna teaches that doing so helps a person overcome the duality of the mind and align himself or herself with the ‘Higher Self’ which is the All-pervading Divine Principle, Brahman, Paramartha Tattvam, or Krishna, and attain Self-Realisation which is the highest goal in the path of spiritual evolution.
In the second Shloka of the Gita Dyanam by Madhusudana Sarasvati, Sage Veda Vyasa is revered as one with immensely great intellect.
नमोऽस्तु ते व्यास विशालबुद्धे
येन त्वया भारततैलपूर्णः
प्रज्वलितो ज्ञानमयः प्रदीपः
namo’stu te vyaasa vishaala-buddhe
yena tvayaa bhaaratatailapuurṇaḥ
prajvalito jnaanamayaḥ pradiipaḥ
My salutations to Vyasa, the one with immensely great intellect, and whose eyes are like lotus petals.
It was by you that the lamp of knowledge of the Mahabharata was lit.
Sage Veda Vyasa was a genius, who, in a period as early as thousands of years ago, was, in fact, more rational, logical, intellectual, and scientific as compared to most fake religious teachers in the modern period of the 21st century, who peddle dualistic ideas, superstition, rites and rituals, and build religions and cults.
The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is no religion with a belief system, with commandments, rites and rituals, or things such as heaven and hell. The scripture is 100% allegorical and approaching the chapters in such a manner would be the best thing to do in order to study it and gain knowledge that can be truly useful in turning one’s life into a healthy, peaceful, prosperous, enriching, and fulfilling one.
Every moment of life can be considered a new life or Janma simply because anything could happen to anyone at any time. Your present is a result of your thoughts, words, and deeds in the past and your future will depend on your current thoughts, words, and deeds. Therefore, be RESPONSIBLE at all times.
|The Chariot:||Shareeram – The body|
|Arjuna:||Jiva – The master of the chariot|
|Krishna:||Sarathy – the Charioteer – Buddhi – The intellect|
|The Reins:||The mind that controls the senses, represented by the horses|
|The Horses:||The Indriyas – The senses that tend to pull in different directions unless controlled by the charioteer using the reins|
|The Path:||The path or the field n which the chariot travels – the physical and material world in which the body lives.|