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Essence of Sri Bhagavad Gita

It was fate that place me on a table right opposite the counter of Tetra House of Briyani. Was waiting for my briyani rice order when I chanced upon something interesting at the counter’s wall. Hanging at the wall is a scripture by the name Essence of Sri Bhagavad Gita. It was one of the most beautiful read in my life. I had goosebumps all over while going through it. Some of the sentences sounded familiar as if I’ve read it somewhere before. Buddhism and Eckhart Tolle came to mind immediately.

Today I’m going to share the Song of God with you all…

Essence of Sri Bhagavad Gita (Gist of Gita/Song of God)

Why do you worry for nothing? Why are you scared of anyone?
Who can kill you?
Soul is neither born, nor does it die.
Whatever happened, has happened for the best.
Whatever is happening, is happening for the best.
Whatever will happen, will happen for the best.
Do not brood over the past.
Do not worry about the future.
The present is on.

What have you lost that you are weeping?
What have you brought, that you have lost?
What have you made that has been destroyed?
You did not bring anything. Whatever you have, you have it here.
Whatever was given, was given here.
Whatever you took, you took from the universe (God).
You have come empty handed and shall go empty handed.
What is yours today was somebody else’s in the past, and will be somebody else’s in the future.
You only feel happy because you think it’s yours forever.
This attachment is the cause of all your sorrow.

Change is the law of the universe.
What you think of as death, is life itself.
A man becomes the master of billions and the next moment he is penniless.
Make your mind free of petty ideas such as this is mine, this is yours, this is lowest, this is highest.
Free your mind and you will belong to everyone and everyone will be yours.
This physical body does not belong to you and you do not belong to this body.
The body is raised from five elements – fire, water, air, earth and sky and it will finally reduce to these elements.
Dedicate yourself to God. He is your only aid.
One who knows him becomes free from fear, worry and sadness.
Whatever you do, do it as a dedication to God. This will bring you the tremendous experience of joy and life-freedom forever.

Isn’t it lovely and meaningful?
For a constant and heavy worrier like me, this is like a life guidance.

Here’s a little bit of information regarding Sri Bhagavad Gita.

Sri Bhagavad Gita means Song of God or simply known as Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the ancient Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, but is frequently treated as a freestanding text. It is considered among the most important texts in the history of literature and philosophy. The teacher of the Bhagavad Gita is Lord Krishna, who is revered by Hindus as a manifestation of God (Parabrahman) Himself, and is referred to within as Bhagavan, the Divine One.~source wiki

The Bhagavad Gita (“Song of God”) is the essence of the Vedas and Upanishads. It is a universal scripture applicable to people of all temperaments, for all times. It is a book with sublime thoughts and practical instructions on Yoga, Devotion, Vedanta and Action. The Bhagavad Gita has influenced many great thinkers over the years. ~source

Have a wonderful life! πŸ™‚

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  • Reply tekkaus June 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Yeah….amazing…a great reminder for everyone of us…

  • Reply Jothi June 24, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Yup the essence of the Bhagavad Gita is like “Chicken Soup” for the soul. The timeless wisdom contained within it helps us navigate this journey called “Life”. You summed it up pretty well. Great post!

    • Reply Pierre June 24, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      I love the chicken soup pun! Hahaha

  • Reply Nava Krishnan June 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    great meaning of the extracts of the holy book.

  • Reply Pierre June 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Some of my favourite extracts from your extract,
    “The present is on.”
    Right on! It’s in the present that we feel we own something and nothing.

    “What is yours today was somebody else’s in the past”
    Such a great thought about sharing…

  • Reply Dawn June 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Such great words to live by.

    Let go, and let God. This is the slogan I have been using for a now.

  • Reply keeyit June 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Today is a present.
    I know this and always remind myself on this.
    I hope I can find my “inner peace” on this by not to worry so much, not to care so much on unnecessary things, let things go………

    Thanks for sharing on this, really meaningful. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Dear all, thanks for dropping by. Glad I can share this beautiful post with you.

  • Reply foongpc June 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Love this Essence of Sri Bhagavad Gita! So meaningful and full of wisdom and enlightenment. Attachment is not good yet we are so easily attached to something and that’s the cause of all our pain and sorrows. So true. Thanks for sharing! : )

    • Reply Che-Cheh June 29, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Yes… attachment… sigh. I would love to meet one that has been enlightened.
      You’re most welcome. πŸ™‚

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