10 Important Guidelines For Success based on Bhagavad Gita

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10 Important Guidelines For Success based on Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Scripture of the Hindu dharma in Sanskrit, is part of the Hindu Epic Mahabharata. Its literal translation is the ‘Song of the God’, and The Gita is set in a narrative framework of a dialogue between Arjuna, the Pandava prince, and his charioteer Lord Krishna.

The Gita begins before the climactic Kurukshetra War, where the Pandava prince Arjuna is filled with doubt on the battlefield, realizing that his enemies are his relatives, beloved friends, and revered teachers. Facing the duty as a warrior to fight the Dharma Yudhha or righteous war between Pandavas and Kauravas, Arjuna is counseled by Sri Krishna to fulfill his Kshatriya (Warrior) duty as a warrior and establish Dharma.

Thus, elaborating to him on a variety of philosophical concepts. On a larger picture, it is rather a dialogue between diverging attitudes concerning methods toward the attainment of liberation (Moksha) and achieving success in life for anyone at any age.

We have here collected the 10 Most Interesting Guidelines For Success based on Bhagavad Gita.

1. Our Duty our Responsibilities is our Dharma

हतो वा प्राप्यसि स्वर्गम्, जित्वा वा भोक्ष्यसे महिम्।

तस्मात् उत्तिष्ठ कौन्तेय युद्धाय कृतनिश्चय:॥

If you die in battle, you will attain heaven; if you are victorious, you will enjoy the kingdom. Therefore, arise, O Arjuna, with determination for battle.

The narrative in the Gita is at the Centre of the battlefield; Sri Krishna counsels Arjuna to fulfill his duty as a Kshatriya or a warrior, particularly when it is in a war, and to establish the righteous principles of the Dharma. As Sri Krishna puts it, “This duty consists first of all in standing on one’s ground and fighting for status. The main duty of a warrior is never to submit to anybody, and he must resist any impulse to self-preservation that would make him avoid a fight.”

2. Everything Happens Only for Good

“Whatever happened, happened for good. Whatever is happening is happening for good. Whatever will happen will also happen for good.” This quote from the Gita resonates with us when life ceases to be how we want it to be when sorrows don’t seem to end, and destiny still seems a long way. It simply means behind every failure and missed destination, there is a bigger picture Lord Sri Krishna has set for us.

3. The Body Is Just Like Clothes for our Soul

ध्यायतो विषयान्पुंसः सङ्गस्तेषूपजायते।

सङ्गात्संजायते कामः कामात्क्रोधोऽभिजायते॥

While contemplating objects of the senses, a person develops attachment. From attachment, desire is born, and from desire, anger arises.

The Aatman, the Sanskrit for the soul, cannot have a permanent end; it is immortal, and it’s only our body that can enjoy worldly attachments. The cessation of the physical form, the death, it’s just another step in the natural process of the Samsara, or reincarnation. “As a man casts off his worn-out clothes and takes on new ones, so does the embodied soul cast off his worn-out body and enters other new ones.”

4. Deaths As an Opportunity to Transcend

Death is not a great calamity. As it has been mentioned in the Gita, “For sure is the death of all that comes to birth, sure is the birth of all that dies. So in a matter that no one can prevent, thou hast no cause to grieve.” It is, in fact, a spiritual opportunity, that path that leads to perfect oneness with the supreme lord.

5. Change is Inevitable

अज्ञश्चाश्रद्दधानश्च संशयात्मा विनश्यति।

नायं लोकोऽस्ति न परो न सुखं संशयात्मनः।।

The ignorant, the faithless, and the doubting soul perishes. For the doubtful soul, neither this world, nor the next, nor happiness exists.

Everything in the visible universe expects to change and is subjected to the universal law of change. Nothing ever in our lives is permanent, the Gita tells you to accept the change. If you don’t your soul will forever be deprived of happiness even in the next world it goes. Wealth and all material possessions will cease, relationships will break, and you will be left shattered, yet you will have to accept all of it. A new beginning will have to be from scratch, it is the law of change.

6. The Essence of Balance in Life

Embrace equanimity in life. Even at the most joyful times and moments of sheer euphoria, all of it is impermanent. With the passing of time, it will all fade away. And so it is at times of grief and loss. It will, too, pass away. You can’t just love or just hate anybody; both of them come along, they are the two sides of the coin, and you never know which one flips.

7. The Hard Times Bring Out The Best in Us

क्रोधाद्भवति संमोह: संमोहात्स्मृतिविभ्रम:।

स्मृतिभ्रंशाद्बुद्धिनाशो बुद्धिनाशात्प्रणश्यति।।

From anger comes delusion, from delusion comes loss of memory; From loss of memory, the destruction of intellect; and from the destruction of intellect, one perishes.

The mind and the soul are in the process of perpetual development. Your hardest times might leave you sprawling on the ground and gasping for a breath, but those times will teach you the most valuable lessons of your life. Don’t expect life to be a joyful ride all the time and don’t let anger take over your determination.

8. Surrender Everything

Believe in the Karma or deed and dedicate every action of yours to the Supreme Lord, said Sri Krishna. All of life has originated from the Lord himself, and the final destination too is the Lord himself.

9. Action Without Any Expectations

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन।
मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भूर्मा ते सङ्गोऽस्त्वकर्मणि॥

Your right is to perform your duties only, but never to expect the fruits thereof. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to inaction.

The Right to work, but never to the fruit of your word. Surrender the fruits of your actions. “You should never engage in action for the sake of reward nor should you long for inaction,” has it been mentioned in the sacred text.

10. The Power of Belief

“A man is made by his belief. As he believes so he is.” If you believe you can win, you have already won most of it. Believe that you can be happy; you too can be successful.