How Bhagavad Gita has Influenced Famous Personalities across the Globe?
It’s nothing unexpected that the intelligence of the Bhagavad Gita has enlivened endless individuals all through history. All things considered, it has been the most famous story in India for incalculable ages. However, what’s extremely fascinating is seeing the general population it touches, in light of the fact that occasionally it can impact others in ways you never at any point thought conceivable. Moreover, it is not just Indians or Hindus who have been benefitted from this amazing holy book.
There are many famous personalities from all around the world who have said that this book entirely transformed their life! So, let’s take some time off and read about those famous people and the changes that were brought to them by coming into the influence of this book!
Henry David Thoreau
The prominent American artist and creator was profoundly impacted by Indian culture, spirituality, and other ideas. In his prominent book titled Walden, he referenced the Bhagavad Gita in numerous cases which cannot be overlooked at all.
The American hypothetical physicist, also known as the father of the nuclear bomb who was associated with the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, amid the Second World War has also gathered life lessons from this amazing book. He was particularly inspired from the section where Krishna convinces Arjuna to perform his duty and not worry about the results of the same!
Indian theory impacted this American artist a lot who had contemplated Indian reasoning and Sanskrit amid his days in Harvard that is from 1911 to 1914. In his sonnet titled “The Dry Salvages,” Eliot says that the discussion between Krishna-Arjuna, from the Bhagavad Gita, has not only motivated him but also opened a whole new horizon that was hidden from him prior reading this book.
The American writer who was regularly alluded to as a standout amongst the most powerful artists of the late twentieth century often referred to the Bhagavad Gita. He created an Opera, titled “Satyagrah,” which throws light on the life of Mahatma Gandhi and contains several instances from the Bhagavad Gita.
The Irish communist, Theosophist, and ladies’ rights extremist, who upheld Indian home-govern amid the battle for freedom was additionally inspired by perusing about Indian logic. Her interpreted work of the Bhagavad Gita is titled “The Lord’s Song.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The American essayist and the poet of the mid-19th century were being introduced to Indian philosophy while reading the works of French philosopher Victor Cousin. This highly influenced his life later and he had successfully drawn many conclusions from the same.
The main legislative head of Bengal and the principal Governor-General of India unequivocally upheld Charles Wilkins, the English typographer, and orientalist who interpreted the Bhagavad Gita in English. It is said that he handed over a translated copy of this amazing book to the chairperson of East India Company as well.
He was also quite impressed by the teachings of Lord Krishna and has quoted that, “When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.” We cannot even imagine up to which level this book has inspired him to work harder.
These were a few of many personalities who found answers to their questions while going through this book. We recommend you to read it and witness the changes it unleashes upon your life!