Bhagavad Gita – The essence of the holy book at a glance

The Gita is a compilation of the dialogues between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his charioteer Lord Krishna in the battle field of Kurukshetra.

Last Updated: Feb 05, 2016, 13:44 PM IST
Bhagavad Gita – The essence of the holy book at a glance
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The Bhagavad Gita – the holy book of the Hindus – an ancient scripture that assimilates the fundamental truths of life has inspired the world in the past and will continue to instil motivating thoughts in the minds of the future generations.

The Gita has a universal appeal because it talks about the basic principles of life by focussing on man’s deeds (karma), expectations, duties and above all - the Supreme Truth.

The Gita that consists of 700 verses is actually a compilation of the dialogues between Pandava Prince Arjuna and his charioteer Lord Krishna in the battle field of Kurukshetra.

Though it wouldn’t be possible to summarise the holy text in a nutshell, here’s taking you through the essence of Gita at a glance.

  • Worrying without a cause is pointless.
  • Live in the present and be optimistic. What happened in the past happened for good; what is happening now is good; what will happen in future, will happen for good.
  • Just do your duty and do not nurture expectations. Expecting results or rewards dilute the core of your karma.
  • Nothing belongs to you. You came emptied-handed and will perish empty-handed.
  • Not your body but soul is immortal.
  • Nothing is permanent. Accept change as the universal law.