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Hey everyone..๐Ÿ™‹

Today is Janmashtami… ๐ŸŒž

Yet another festival in India, celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna..Janmashtami

So shuffling between posts related to cooking, random stories and Gyaans, I decided to share an Indian mythological saying

And what better day to rejuvenate, look into ourselves and find some inner peace..(nahhh mine is always running away from me so..๐Ÿ˜‰)

My non Indian friend’s would have heard of the epicย Mahabharata, out ofย which was born the Hindu holy book,The Bhagavad Gita..

Hence a saying taken from it, which is applicable even to this day ..

So here it is..

Karmanye Vaadikaarastye Maa Phaleshu Kadaachana

Ma Karma Phalaheturbu Maa te sainghostva Karmani

( Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, Chapter 2, Shloka 47)

Translated:

โ€œ You have a right to perform the prescribed work; but you are not entitled to the fruits of your action. Never consider yourself the cause for the resultsย of your activities, and never be attached to inaction.โ€

This shloka is regarded as Shrimad Bhagvad Gitaโ€™s one of the most important verses as it summarizes the entire philosophy of โ€˜Karmaโ€™.

This is a very popular shloka often repeated and quoted by people in various contexts.

It demands that the seeker develops the knowledge of โ€˜right actionโ€™.

Dhyana (Meditation)and Karma have to mingle, and together they take the seeker to higher planes of spiritual enlightenment.

On the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Lord Krishna gave an inspiring message to Arjuna, which became known as Shrimad Bhagvad Gita – the song celestial.

The 700 verses rendered by Lord Krishna are considered as quintessence of Hinduism and reflects the wisdom of Upanishads..

When Arjuna saw revered teachers, beloved friends and close relatives on his enemy side, he was overtaken by grief and despair..

As a result, he chose to lay down his arms.. In fact, Arjuna wanted to escape from the war, go to the forest, and become a sanyasi..(Monk)

He did not want to face the terrible consequences of the war..

Lord Krishna categorically warned him not to do so, knowing well, that for a short while Arjuna might find peace in the forest, but would soon get involved in the life of forest and his kshatriya tendencies will manifest again..

Hence Lord Krishna taught Arjuna the shloka..which in short means do your duties irrespective of the results either good or bad..

Thus, nearly thousands of ย years ago, a dazzling flash of brilliant light lit up the firmament of human civilization..

That flash, that marvelous spiritual effulgence, was the message of the Srimad Bhagvad Gita, given by the Lord Himself on the holy field of Kurukshetra..

Unlike ordinary flashes of light which die away after a split-second, this brilliant flash of that memorable day has continued to shine through the centuries, and even now illumines the path of humanity on its onward march to perfection..

Have a great weekend ahead everyone..Until next time ponder away…๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž

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