We all have heard about the famous quote “For every Problem there is a solution” and we just need to identify it and enforce it.
The solution is Bhagavad Gita, a holy, sacred writings of the Hindus, which reveals the reason for the existence of human beings and focusing on all the obstacles, complexities and their solutions that an individual (human being) experiences for his survival.
The Bhagavad Gita is a narrative description of a communication between Arjun, the warrior and Lord Krishna, his charioteer (Saarthi). Lord Krishna trains Arjun about Dharma, Karma, spiritual and materialistic variances, Bhakti yoga, the distinction between body and soul, Aatma and Parmatma and how to attain the virtue of living and much more, after all there are 700 verses in the Bhagavad Gita segregated in 18 chapters and they can’t be compiled in an article. But these profound verses can be effectively used in today’s scenario.
त्रिविधं नरकस्येदं द्वारं नाशनमात्मनः।
कामः क्रोधस्तथा लोभस्तरमादेतत्त्रयं त्यजेत्।।
Justification: – Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, which means lust, anger and greed are the gateway to hell; they are entirely the origins of all miseries. Kaam, Krodh and Lobh brings suffering to humans and make them unrealistic. So Lord Krishna instructs to boycott them immediately from life.
The human being blindly rushes to have more and more and this is only Lobh (greed). Whenever he encounters obstacles in fulfillment of his he becomes angry and panics; his frustration is called Krodh (anger).
तानि सर्वाणि संयम्य युक्त आसीत मत्परः
वशे हि यस्येन्द्रियाणि तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता।।
Justification: – Mind, Eyes, Ear, Nose, Tongue, and skin, are six senses (hearing, touch, sight, taste, smell, and mind) the ‘Indriyan’ they are merely the lancet arch to materialistic pleasures and annoyances. An individual requires to attain mastery over the six senses by the purified intellect to develop into a more calm and focused human being.
योगस्थ: कुरु कर्माणि संग त्यक्तवा धनंजय।
सिद्धय–सिद्धयो: समो भूत्वा समत्वं योग उच्यते।।
Justification: – Dharma is not confined to sacred practices, worships and visits to places of worship. Dharma means to perform one’s role with complete sincerity and effort to accomplish a secured harmony. Duties are not working 24*7 to achieve materialistic items; duties mean your commitment, your faith, your devotion, etc.
नास्ति बुद्धिरयुक्तस्य न चायुक्तस्य भावना।
न चाभावयत: शांतिरशांतस्य कुत: सुखम्।।
Justification: – Every man hopes for happiness, and for this he strays away from places, individuals and communities. But the real happiness prevails in our mind. Don’t make mind your enemy and remember that there is no happiness anywhere in the universe if an individual is suspicious about everything. Materialistic things in spite of creating short lived pleasure, they create sufferings which eventually makes human lose his goodness.
विहाय कामान् य: कर्वान्पुमांश्चरति निस्पृह:।
निर्ममो निरहंकार स शांतिमधिगच्छति।।
Justification: – For a man to attain peace, he requires to follow his duty properly, and for that, he requires to abolish the miseries of greed, mineness, and ego from his mind. To worry about the consequences and not perform our duty is unwise. The sense of duty will never bring regret in future. It’s better to perform one’s own duties than to master the duties of others.
Unconditionally, if an individual understands to do his Dharma and Karma properly with complete faith and commitment without expecting anything from anyone, treating every individual equally as well as he masters his senses and believes that there is only one supreme power, the God and he also understands that Aatma can only get the Moksh when it merges in Parmatma, then only he can lead a peaceful life.
All this can be done when we can control emotions and attachment towards the materialistic world. Many such Golden words have been stated by Lord Krishna in Bhagwad Gita and if we start following them every problem will have a solution- after all “God never makes locks without a key” and Bhagavad Gita is key for all of us (human beings) to open the lock of problems in the world.
So start following Bhagwad Gita and see the difference not only in yourself but also in the environment near you.
Jai Shri Krishna