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Everyday Life Lessons From Bhagavad Gita

A profound dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna.
Prachi Dharap Sep 30, 2019
The Bhagavad Gita, one of the most admired texts in the Vedic literature, is a treasure of knowledge and philosophy. The teachings are still valuable to live an empowered life.
Life Lessons We Can Learn
Pravrittim cha nivrittim cha karyakarye bhayabhaye

Bandham moksham cha ya vetti buddhih sa partha sattviki
Develop the right outlook towards life.
Sattvanurupa sarvasya shraddha bhavati bharata

Shraddha-mayo yam purusho yo yach-chhraddhah sa eva sah
Man is made by his belief.
As he believes, so he is.

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Apuryamanam achala-pratishtham
Samudram apah pravishanti yadvat

Tadvat kama yam pravishanti sarve
Sa shantim apnoti na kama-kami
Stay calm and stable.
Na jayate mriyate va kadachin
Nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah

Ajo nityah shashvato yam purano
Na hanyate hanyamane sharire
Be fearless.
Krodhad bhavati sammohah
Sammohat smriti-vibhramah

Smriti-bhranshad buddhi-nasho
Buddhi-nashat pranashyati
Manage your anger.

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Jaatasya hi dhruvo mrityuh
Dhruvam janma mritasya cha

Tasmaad-aparihaarye arthe
Na tvam shochitum-arhasi

Death is certain. Birth is certain.
Do not lament over the inevitable. Accept that change is the law of nature.
Matra-sparshas tu kaunteya
Shitoshna-sukha-duhkha-dah

Agamapayino nityastan
Stitikshasva bharata
Practice tolerance.
Tejaha kshamaa dhritihi
Shauchamadroho naatimaanitaa

Bhavanti sampadam
Daiveemabhijaatasya bhaarata
Radiance, forgiveness, fortitude, purity, lack of enmity, lack of arrogance give peace of mind.
Karmanye-vadhika-raste
Ma phaleshu kadachana

Ma karma-phala-hetur-bhurma
Te sango-stva-karmani
Take action without worrying about the results.
Uddhared-aatman-aatmaanam
Naatmaa-namava-saadayet

Aatmaiva hyaatmano bandhur-aatmaiva
ripur-aatmanah
A person's best friend or his worst enemy is none other than his own self.