I see Bhagvad-Gita, the song of the Lord, as the highest vehicle of ancient wisdom transferring the ways to ease tension and enjoy a happy life.
Anyone full of faith, conviction, traditions, devotion, truthfulness, and desire to do good in life will derive peace and pleasure from reading this scripture that holds its relevance at all times – ancient and modern.
One has just to keep a Bhagvad-Gita book at home, office, workplace, or wherever one spends a major portion of his/her time. You may not read it, and yet you’ll feel safe and secure ; the place full of positive energy ; and the environment sacred and auspicious.
That Bhagvad-Gita has rich following among the westerners as much as that across our country is borne out by the following :
1. Seton Hall University in New Jersey (USA) has made the study of Bhagvad-Gita mandatory for every student joining the course titled : ” Journey of Transformation “.
2. J Robert Oppenheimer ( Father of the Atomic Bomb, American Scientist ) said : “Access to Vedas is the greatest privilege this century may claim over-all previous centuries “. He also found the Gita quite marvelous and was really taken by its charm and general wisdom. In 1963 when the Christian Magazine asked him to list his 10 most influential books, he chose the “Bhagvad-Gita” as one of them He always gave the Gita as a present to his friends and kept a copy on the shelf closest to his desk.
3. Albert Einstein : “Student of Bhagvad-Gita; When I read the Bhagvad-Gita, I ask myself how God created the Universe ; everything else appears to be superfluous “.
4. Ralph Waldo Emerson : “It was the first of books, it was as if an Empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old Intelligence which is another age and climate had pondered the same questions which exercise us “.
5. Johenn Wolfgang Von Goethe : ” The book which in a whole lifetime has given me the greatest enlightenment “.
6. Arthur Schopenhauer : ” It is the most informative and sublime book in the world “.
7. “Those who worship the Demi gods will take birth among Demi gods ; those who worship ghosts and spirits will take birth among such things ; those who worship ancestors go to the ancestors ; and those who worship me will live with me.” Chapter 9 : 25. The verse I liked most in this chapter.
Let me end this short piece, mostly compiled, with the following :
I am at peace ; I have overcome serious health struggles ; I can relate its teachings in everyday life ; I can take decently good decisions on any issue ; I can devotionally submit to truth at ease – all because I keep Bhagvad-Gita at home and read.
Anyone wishing to have a journey through the path of knowledge ; path of action ; and path of devotion must learn the lessons from Bhagvad-Gita.
“Dieu avec nous “
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – 12.19 p.m. (IST)
Tidbit : ” You came empty handed, and you’ll leave empty handed “. -. Bhagvad-Gita.