BhagavadGita Motivates to Mind the Mind

Our Mind or Manas is a wonderful thing as long we can control it! Mind is often compared with a monkey (Mana Markatah), which is constantly jumping from tree to tree / hopping from a branch to another on a tree. Like this monkey's behavior, mind tends to switch between various thoughts. It is the … Continue reading BhagavadGita Motivates to Mind the Mind

BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Procure Peace

Peace isn't just freedom from war and violence. If we look more closely, we are constantly battling various emotions / thoughts within our mind. We are on a perpetual hunt for peace and happiness. When the mind and senses aren't in our control, we can be easily disturbed by anything / anyone around us. When … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Procure Peace

BhagavadGita’s Counsel to Control Conceit

Excessive-pride / conceit / arrogance / self-importance is another vice that hampers our growth. Dictionary meaning of Conceit is: "excessive appreciation of one's own worth or virtue". Excessive-pride shouldn't be confused with just pride. There is nothing wrong in feeling happy and proud about reaching a milestone in our life through hard-work, but letting those … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Counsel to Control Conceit

BhagavadGita Motivates to Master Merciful Characteristic

Let us start this blog with a question: What is forgiveness? Psychologists define forgiveness as "A conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness." If we take the time to either introspect or observe people around … Continue reading BhagavadGita Motivates to Master Merciful Characteristic

BhagavadGita’s Guidance to Rein in Lust

In this blog, the pointers given by Lord Sri Krishna to rein in the lust are discussed. Srimad Bhagavad Gita says, "Lust, Anger, and Greed are the three Gates to Hell." So, what is Lust? It can be defined as a strong feeling / emotion caused by the desire for an object when one already … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Guidance to Rein in Lust

BhagavadGita’s Teachings to Cope with Hope

It is very easy to get into a state of hopelessness while dealing with challenges in life, but is harder to get out of despair. Our brain tends to remember negative experiences more easily than the positive ones. It could be due to the way it evolved over generations; it was essential for one's survival … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Teachings to Cope with Hope

BhagavadGita’s Guidelines to find Solace in Solitude

Despite having a plethora of tools / media for communication, people are experiencing loneliness increasingly these days. Even though people have 'virtual' company, there is no real connection. The current pandemic that's gripping the entire world has made it worse. Yes, we are social animals. Aristotle the legendary Greek philosopher said, “Man is by nature a social … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Guidelines to find Solace in Solitude

BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Lay Aside Laziness

Laziness is a characteristic of being unwilling to do anything despite having the ability to do it. Sometimes, it can be due to fear of failure, lack of self-esteem, unsure about life's purpose, or a symptom of physical / psychological illness. Once the root cause of laziness is determined, one needs to take necessary steps … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Pointers to Lay Aside Laziness

BhagavadGita Emphasizes the Need to Curb the Greed

What is Greed? Dictionary meaning of Greed is: "intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food." It makes one forget about principles and values of life. Greed is not merely caring about money and possessions, but caring too much about them. The greedy person is too attached to his / her things, … Continue reading BhagavadGita Emphasizes the Need to Curb the Greed

BhagavadGita’s Advice for Atonement

We tend to commit sins / mistakes either knowingly or unknowingly. Either way we accumulate the consequence of our deeds in our 'Karmic' account. Anyone with a healthy conscience regrets doing something wrong. It's arrogant and blind to think that we may do as we please, no matter what the consequences. Is there a way … Continue reading BhagavadGita’s Advice for Atonement