Bhagavad Gita for Awakening

I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad Gita. It was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing small or unworthy, but large, serene, consistent, the voice of an old intelligence which in another age and climate had pondered and thus disposed of the same questions which exercise us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Bhagavad Gita Today

The entire knowledge of the cosmos is to be found in the Bhagavad Gita, which in my opinion is the best book on personal development and mind power. The mind is a battlefield, and you must win that battle every day. Literally billions of copies of The Bhagavad Gita have been distributed worldwide and it is the eternal message of spiritual wisdom from ancient India, spoken by Lord Krishna many thousands of years ago.

Time Tested Teachings

In this Free course, I do not present my own philosophy. I simply present the teachings of ancient wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita that has perfectly guided the human society for centuries. This wisdom has the power to bring perfect peace and happiness to everyone. I share my experiences on how I have used the teachings from the Bhagavad Gita.
I have been involved with the financial markets for 40 years, and the traits needed to be successful are being confident, be free of doubt, focusing on the process and not the results, and being disciplined. Whilst I am not an expert in the Bhagavad Gita, as I am learning continuously all the time, but in these videos I am sharing how I have used the wisdom from The Bhagavad Gita, not only in trading the financial markets but also other areas of my life.
Being in doubt is an everyday experience for most. We're constantly questioning ourselves even in small simple acts; we're playing out these mini wars in our mind, thinking of the worst-case scenario. Lord Krishna's teachings to Arjuna in Bhagavad Gita highlighted that all wars first exist in the mind and thus winning in the mind is the first step to winning on the battlefield and in real life.

Some of the most important lessons from the Bhagavad Gita are highlighted below:

  • Think with a calm mind: Lord Krishna says: Undoubtedly, O Arjuna, the mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by a practice.
    The first step to gaining clarity on any situation is developing a clear, calm and collected mind. This takes a lot of effort. One way is meditation, another is by distancing yourself from the situation - not physically but mentally - where you look at it as an outsider and have a bird's eye view of it.
  • Do not focus on results: You have control over your actions only, but no control over the results. The fruits of work should not be your motive, and you should never be inactive.
    So do your action without expecting reward. Most of our decisions get affected because we wonder about their outcomes and consequences, and this add lot of stress and anxiety in your daily lives.
  • Treat everyone equally: A person is considered superior who is impartial towards companions, friends, enemies, neutrals, haters, relatives, saints, and sinners.
    Lord Krishna says treat everyone with the same lens of impartiality.
  • Be calm, relax and don't give in to stress: The one by whom others are not agitated and who is not agitated by others, who is free from joy, envy, fear, and anxiety, is also dear to Me.
    There is no point in unnecessary worry, don't take on more than you can cope as this can overwhelm you – but equally that does not mean that you should not push yourself to achieve the best. Focus on activities that help you to be in the flow, such as being in nature, associating with empowered beings, singing & dancing – these activities can help you get rid of the tensions of the day.
  • Be ready for change: Arjuna, when inertia is predominant; ignorance, inactivity, carelessness, and delusion arise.
    If you get stuck in one way of thinking, you're unlikely to come up with good solutions; be open to new views of learning and doing things, challenge yourself up and look to think out of the box.
  • Act with conviction: Whatever is done without faith - whether it is sacrifice, charity, austerity, or any other act -- is useless. It has no value here or hereafter.
    There's a common story about villagers who had come out of their homes to pray for the much-awaited rain. Amid all these people, there was one small boy who had carried an umbrella. This little boy had true "faith". Setting out to do anything is an action, but being ready for it is faith. Before you undertake any action, think about how strongly you believe in it.

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